Want To Get Unstuck In Life? This Is The First Step
I know this sounds like a big promise to someone that has been stuck for a long time or someone who might have been trying to get unstuck for a while. However, I’ve noticed a lot of stuck people including myself forget this one first step that I think is the most important.
What do you want? What do you want to experience in your life?
You might say, “I don’t know, that’s why I’m stuck”
Well of course I’m going to show you how to figure this out but before I start I want to talk about why it’s important to know this first.
You know how when you go on an important road trip and you're starting from one place and you want to get to another? Say you’re driving from NY and you're headed to LA. You have a starting point and then a destination.
Well, in order to get somewhere in our life we need the same thing. We don’t need...
When we eliminate unnecessary obstacles and simplify our surroundings, we can experience more ease and harmony in our daily lives. Whether it's decluttering your space, streamlining your schedule, or simplifying your relationships, take small steps to create more flow and enjoy the benefits of a more peaceful and fulfilling life. “
Today I want to talk with you about all those little and sometimes big things that clog us our energy space and create more stress and anxiety.
As a person who can vert easily become stressed or also be drawn into a state of anxiety, these “little things” actually have some pretty big effects on our lives. Let me share some with you that can have this effect on your life.
One is our space, For a moment look around you and do a quick audit of your space. Ask Yourself, is it cluttered? Is it filled with the things I love and bring me...
We all know that we need to allow ourselves to rest in order to put our best version of ourselves into the world but very few of us actually do this.
This is just one of the pressures we put on ourselves, to do, do, do, and then do more.
We also don’t allow ourselves any time to feel the negative feelings that are just a part of life.
You see there is this pressure to always be positive, to raise our vibration, to be a bright ray of sunshine in order to attract this same energy into our lives.
The truth is, it’s not just okay for you to be not okay, but it’s also necessary to be not okay in order for us to process these feelings.
If we mask these feelings, if we push them down and try to hold them there. They will resurface, they are still there, and you can’t positive mantra the shit out of them.
There is a saying that Wayne Dyer said and I’m sure I’ll screw it up a bit, but here...
If you've been with me in the Soul Aligned Self Care world then you know that I'm very passionate about nutrition and using that to support and heal my body. If you're new here then I would like to share with you this passion.
It started in 2007 when I had a stroke and started eating a vegan diet and then in 2015 I became certified as a health coach and continued on to become certified as a culinary nutrition expert and educator and life coach. I've managed to put all these things together into one package to help my clients put the best version of themselves into the world while feeling incredible. I believe being mindful about what you put into your body to fuel your body is epically important.
The one time that this was very noticeable almost instantaneously was when I was training for a triathlon. During that time period, I also went vegan and so I knew how I felt before I was vegan and after. The difference was very noticeable. I...
I'm excited to check back in with all of you sharing with you some of the discoveries I've had with some new self-care practices that I have been testing out on myself.
Last we talked I was doing some breathing practices and also some Qi Gong.
I recently did a podcast with a breathwork facilitator which was pretty interesting if you would like to listen here's the link:https://www.tinastinson.com/podcasts/soul-aligned-self-care/episodes/2147893490
I feel like the breath work has been extremely valuable to me and I also believe this will be a lifelong daily practice because it's been so effective. It can instantly lower my blood pressure and make me feel at ease and release any tension that I have in my body. There are many different breathwork practices that you could try and can easily be searched on YouTube for some free videos. I like doing box breathing and then just deep breaths in with double the breath out. This seems to work best for...
How many times have you felt like there is not enough time in the day or like you’re flying by the seat of your pants and you're late to everything, business appointments, calls, family moments, and picking your kids up from school?
I’ve been there and know what it feels like to be one step behind time. It feels stressful and kinda depleting. Depleting my energy and my soul.
That's the perfect way to explain it, soul-sucking.
The worst part is, most of the things we are doing. Don’t light us up inside. It's not what we really want to be doing.
It’s not what we’re passionate about.
So how did we get here? Well, for one thing, society praises people who are “too busy” as being important and worthy, and it's kinda a badge of honor to say when someone asks you what you’ve been up to. You say “Oh, sooo busy”.
We, as women are also raised to be giving and caring, and to ask for nothing in...
What’s on the other side of your comfort zone? Magic, that's what!
So today is the spring equinox & a new moon in march of 2023. If you reading this at another time, don’t stop here because this message is a powerful message at any time.
I just think right now it's supercharged so it would be a shame not to take advantage of that.
We all know that when we step out of our comfort zone there is always magic on the other side. Even when it doesn't turn out the way we want, it always helps us grow.
Some of us also know that when we look at what we fear doing, it's almost always the one thing we need to do.
Except for skydiving, that's a hard no for me. All I visualize with that is me vomiting and passing out mid-air which it not growth.
Being in our comfort zone can be good sometimes. In times to celebrate and relish in our successes.
But don’t stay there too long. Only because we can't really grow there and it's human nature...
When I was a bit younger I was an award-winning people pleaser. All I focused on was how I could make everyone else happy and I rarely focused on myself.
One of the things I noticed disappear during this time period was my connection with myself, my intuition, and my trust in myself.
These are some pretty important things to have in your life so I was pretty unhappy and I was totally burnt out.
It took a major health emergency to wake me up too.
I definitely don’t want this for you or anyone for that matter and that's why I always share what I went through and what I learned.
It took me close to a decade to reprogram myself to know in my soul that when I put myself first everyone benefits, this is a long time. But you have to remember, I spent all of my life being a people pleaser before that. Even as a child. So you know, it takes some time to reprogram.
Why did it take so long? Well, I didn’t even really know that setting boundaries is what I...
Many of us go through our daily lives like a hamster on a hamster wheel just going, going, and doing.
We're not paying close attention to the way we're spending our precious time.
Most of us are so busy that even if we were asked at the end of the day what we spent our time doing we couldn't even answer that.
Today, I want to talk about becoming more intentional with your time, bringing awareness to how you're spending your time so that you could spend more time on the things that you love, with the people you love, and working towards your dreams and goals.
It's about making your dreams and goals your priority.
Now, everybody's going to have different dreams and goals and yours might be to just relax more. It could be being the best possible mother in the world, or being one of the most supportive friends.
It's about asking yourself what your priority in life is, what's important to you, and bringing awareness to that right now and then being...
I absolutely love this topic. I love chipping away at all these little ways I can support my energy and take care of myself at the highest level.
I’m also a big fan of baby steps.
This week I wanted to share with you some things I do on a regular basis to be really intentional about what I choose to expose my energy to.
I want to point out that this is a choice, some might not agree but with a little awareness and some strong boundaries, you get to create the environment you live in.
All of it, is how you work, who you spend time with, and what media you expose yourself to. These are all choices we make every day. Sometimes not consciously.
So starting now is the best time to start to bring awareness to your energy enhancers and suckers and adjust accordingly. The best part is you can break it down into all these baby steps and today I’m going to share a few that I love to work on.
Media is one thing that takes a huge toll on me and a lot of my clients and...