Get Gritty: Happy Horsewoman Boot Camp
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- Learn simple techniques proven effective by positive psychology that will increase your grit and happiness!
- 10 minutes a day for seven days to learn the key steps to become a gritty and happy horsewoman
You have a lot on your plate. You juggle a career, taking care of a household, and the biggest job of all, motherhood. It is no surprise that horses take a back burner. And even when you do get the chance to ride, it never seems to go as you hoped.
You used to canter across fields without fear. You used to confidently enter the show pen, you were the competitor to beat. You used to hop on your horse bareback and just ride around the pasture.
There is a part of you that wonders where that wild cowgirl went. Wonders if you will ever be able to ride like that, feel that confident in the saddle again. You miss HER.
I understand how you feel-because I feel that way too! Stressed and overwhelmed from trying to balance a full-time job, kids, a farm, and my horse dreams. And honestly, feeling pretty negative and unhappy because while on the outside it looked like I had it all-a good job, a great husband, and two wonderful boys-a part of me felt empty. Empty because my connection with my horse, my riding, was missing.
In this seven day boot camp, I will teach you the key steps that I took to clarify my values and life priorities, uncover my signature strengths, and realign my horsemanship goals. Because you do not need to feel this way anymore-you too can reclaim your joy and be a happy horsewoman!
- Stressed and overwhelmed horsewomen who want to reclaim their joy and be a happy horsewoman!
- Riders looking to improve their grit to be more successful with their horse and enjoy their horsemanship journey
Welcome to Day 1 of the Happy Horsewoman Boot Camp! I am so glad that you are here!
Today's activity is Discovering Your Signature Strengths. I personally found taking the survey and discovering my signature strengths to be a big mindset shift for me. It is natural for us to focus on the negative, our weaknesses, the things that we are not good at. By taking the survey and discovering your signature strengths, it shifts your mindset to instead focus on the positive, what comes naturally to you, what you are good at. This simple shift in seeking the positive is a game-changer!
To take the VIA Survey of Character Strengths and Discover Your Signature Strengths, visit https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/pro/getgrittywithchevy/Account/Register.
The work book has some additional reflection and journaling exercises to help you put your signature strengths to use.
Another way to reflect on your strengths is through storytelling, and sharing a story of a time with other supportive people when you put your strengths to use. I thought this would be a fun way to get to know each other, support one another, and also recognize our own strengths. So if you would like to, please share a story of a time when you used your strengths to achieve something with your horse.
I'll admit, when I first read about developing a gratitude practice, it sounded too simple to actually work. How could something that only takes 5 minutes a day to do actually help me to feel happier?
Reading the research and results of scientific studies that compared the happiness of people who practiced gratitude on a daily basis to those that didn't made it pretty difficult to not at least give it a try. So I did. For a week I made time to write down 3 things that I was grateful for everyday.
It was like my eyes were suddenly opened. I started noticing things everywhere that I was grateful for. It was like little happiness boosters were all around me, I just had to notice them. I found blessings in the burdens, and savored the happy moments. I appreciated the opportunity to work outside with my family when the cows went through the fence. Instead of being upset that I couldn't ride on a stormy day, I was grateful that I could be in a warm house and share hot chocolate with the kids.
This one simple practice changed my attitude from seeing only negatives to seeking the positive. It has honestly changed my life-and it can work for you too!