As we start our new year we all have dreams, goals, new things we want to come into our lives and other things we want to let go of.
Today I would like to share with you how I show up for myself and why it’s important for you to know that you can do this for yourself also.
If you want some of the things to change in your life or if you maybe want to change everything then the first step is to KNOW that in order for things to change, you have to change. You can’t do, act, & be the same and expect different results.
The first step in this endeavor is to just make the DECISION that you are doing this for YOU and no one else but YOU. It’s important because you most likely won’t bring about big changes if there is not a lot of passion behind it. So, ask yourself the question, why do I want to do this and why is it important?
The next thing I want you to know is that to make big changes you don’t have to take huge leaps. You just have to leap. Small...
Very recently I had a day. I was just feeling so blah and I was kinda mad because I had a lot of stuff I wanted to do.
But I know when I’m feeling this way It’s not the right time for me to write or do a live. So I’m basically not getting any work done.
So then my feelings move into not just blah but also a little bit stressed because I know I’m not getting anything done.
Have you been here? You need to get stuff done but your feeling kinda sad and then you're stressed because you're not getting anything done. LOL. A vicious circle.
This is when I know it’s time to treat myself to some self-care.
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Here are a few ways I treat myself. When I take the time and give myself the space I can bounce back in just a few hours. Sometimes I just need a day though.
What Do You Think Your Limitations Are?
So as you begin to dream bigger and set big goals what does the voice say in your head?
What do you think might be blocking you, stopping you from having everything you dream of?
At the moment you write down that big dream, what pops up in your head? Pay attention because a lot of the time, we are so used to this negative voice in our head, we don’t even notice it.
When working with people and when I’m working on my dreams we will often think, I have a block.
What is my block? Why can’t I figure it out? Why can’t I get there?
Well over time I learned it's hiding right there in your head, you just have to pay attention.
So the next time you're working on something or writing out your goals and desires in the morning, stop for a moment and listen.
What is that voice saying? Some people call it the ego, and some have a name for it. Negative Nancy, Debbie Downer, Party...
In order to start to dream big and to be able to bring these dreams into our reality, we need to get aligned with them.
We know our core values, so we know where we want to focus our energy. But how do we protect our energy and get into a higher vibration in our lives?
Now if you haven’t yet written out your core values, go back and listen to episode 012 of the Soul Aligned Self Care Podcast
However, you don’t need to do this to benefit from reading this blog post today. So continue on and listen to 012 later.
We do this by putting ourselves in the right environment surrounding ourselves with positive influences and also, consuming the right media for us personally.
Everybody is individual, they have their loves and dislikes. This can be very personal. But I can help guide you and show you what works for me personally and you can adjust it to fit into your life.
To me, this is very powerful deep-level self-care and love. It’s...
In order to get where you want to go, to reach those big goals & dreams, you need to know where you are starting. You need to acknowledge yourself, and all the successes and struggles you’ve experienced.
Just like when you're driving somewhere using a GPS, you need a starting point and then a destination in order to get to where you’re going successfully.
Your life is the same way so today we are going to talk about how we can acknowledge, celebrate, and then activate ourselves to move forward in order to get out of that stuck position.
We are going to take a fun and quick assessment to see where you might be out of balance in your life and then we will focus on how to find out what our core values are. Only after this can we start to dream big and then start to move toward those dreams.
Are you ready to get started?
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Starting with the...
If you knew you could have anything you wanted without fail, what would you pursue?
This is the magic question.
Most people don’t go much further than this because they don’t think they can have what they want.
They might think it’s too big, too much, too whatever.
Or, they might think, I’m too young, too old, not educated enough, not experienced enough.
The bigness of it overwhelms you and it feels much safer to stick with the status quo.
I’m here to tell you, if you can think it, dream it, you get to have it.
Think of it this way. As soon as it pops into your head, it exists. It’s there, bamm, you just started the creation process. Don’t leave it hanging!
Think about the i phone. If someone told you about a dream they had to create this handheld iphone/computer in the 70s you would have thought they were bat shit crazy.
But here we are.
We all have those times in our lives when we feel stuck, stagnant, and uninspired.
You could feel a bit lost and not know how to move forward. All you do know for sure is you don’t want to stay where you’re at right now.
It could be your home situation, a relationship, your job, or your business. It can be all of the above!
I can relate to this. I think a good part of the reason this happens is that we get too busy doing instead of just being. We get busy. Bust taking care of everything for everyone.
This is definitely more common for women just because of social expectations and traditions.
Some women take care of the home, the kids, their significant other, their parents, all outside appointments, planning family gatherings, etc..
They also work full time while doing this and don’t forget we need to look a certain way, be a certain way and for crying out loud we should be grateful.
Now I’m not saying these pressures don't sometimes haunt men but...
You would not catch me in a million years on the edge of a cliff like this woman in the picture doing a balance pose....ever! Anyone who knows me knows this is true. However, it is very important to me to try to keep my life and health balanced and to do yoga in the safety of my living room.
How can you tell if you're balanced? This is a good question. I believe no one is ever really completely balanced all the time, this would be hard to sustain. What is really more realistic is trying to stay as balanced as possible to support good health.
So what does this mean?
Well, you have all these different areas of your life.
We need to pay attention to all of these different areas and when something seems a little off try to bring it back to balance the best you can. It's kinda like riding a bike. You are consistently...
Try This Stress-Relief Method for Quick Results
Whenever I come across a stressful situation I use this method for instant relief. It's called the 478 Method by Dr. Andrew Weil.
It's very easy. You just take a deep breath in expanding your chest as much as you can in 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and then exhale for 8 seconds. Do this a few times and you will feel calmer.
Just like any exercise, this will take some practice to master it but this will be a valuable tool for you to calm that stress quickly. And an added bonus, you can do this anywhere!
Learn more about Dr. Weil's Method and why it works HERE.
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