In your life have you experienced something that holds you back from doing something in the now. One of my words for 2020 is (fun) movement (more of it). I had an interesting experience with it today. I made a goal to just get up and dance with Body Grove, it didn’t matter how long. Just turn it on and groove.
At first, I pulled up the site and was starting down the road of over thinking but I caught it and just chose. As I was walking toward the TV and I saw the person dancing, I thought “what was I thinking!” One of the old messages I felt in my body was something like, I can’t dance but I walked past these and just listened, watched and started moving. It didn’t matter how I looked or what my body was or wasn’t doing. I was moving for my health and well-being. The tears started to flow; from past uncomfortable dancing experience’s and making new joyful ones. In my mind I was a graceful moving woman in flowing silky fabric.
I moved, felt success and released tears resistance holding me back from fun movement. The tears continued to flow even after this experience. I tapped, continued to feel good about my movement success and look forward to more of them.
What are somethings holding you back from what’s important to yourself? Take some time to free write on these today. Downloadable Free Write PDF below picture.
Write down some thoughts, emotions or events to add to the tapping list. If nothing comes to mind, look back on Wants For 2020 parts 1 – 3, there could be some there. Tap on each one and when done check mark them off.
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What are 3 – 5 words to focus on for 2020 to open to many of the ideas in your free write from blog: Wants For 2020 part 1, to happen, list 3 – 5 Words.
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There are many ways to feel energized, here are three ways that have worked for me:
Do something energizing today.
What’s something you can do to feel energized today?
Most days, I enjoy getting up early and love working on something creative. It energizes me and I feel productive too.
2020 has just started, let’s think about what we want this year. Do we want to have more:
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While writing to my family member I had another eye opener. When I was growing up a family member would talk about being strong, this meant no tears.
This wasn’t a fit for me but I wanted to make this my own and recently I did. Being strong for me is, knowing I can be vulnerable, shed tears and still be strong and stand in my power. In fact, this makes me stronger by loving myself as I am, living my truth and hopefully becoming closure to my true self.
If something doesn’t quite work for yourself, think about it, journal on it and make it your own.
Recently a family member was very ill and things didn’t look good. I asked a friend, that’s family, for wisdom and she shared some (it was amazing) and it jogged a memory about a class assignment I had in college.
It was an uncomfortable and kind of morbid assignment. I had to ask someone to write a eulogy as if I had just passed way. Then we read them out loud to the class. It was eye opening to hear how my friend that’s family felt about me.
I was glad for the experience. We often don’t say the things to the important people, what they mean to ourselves while their still here. This opened the door to write and read something like this to my family member by saying what was on my mind and heart in a kind way. It tied up some loose ends and reminded me of some fun memories.
Be open to saying what’s on your mind kindly (if possible), while they’re still here.
When we have an affirmation, we want to grow into, it can benefit us to create a vision for the affirmation. Spending time where we want to be, before we have the skill set, can be beneficial. It opens us up to possibilities, creates inspiration and energy to grow and progress.
Free write about what it feels like having the tools and confidence needed to read the affirmation comfortably and it feels like a fit. How has your life changed, did it open the door for; pursuing a new career, is self-care easier to do, has confidence or self-love grown? How did the areas of growth cultivate?
From this free write, create a vision (short to long – let it fit your life) of having what’s needed for the affirmation. Visualize it often (3 days or more a week). Visualizing is empowering and
spending time there can give us clues and open us up to new opportunities for growth and inspiration.
Another way to use an affirmation that doesn’t feel true to yourself is learn what’s needed and start growing these. Use the affirmation and this question as a prompt to free write. What skills, feelings and qualities do I need to grow and create for this affirmation to feel truer to myself? Free write or ponder this and write them down.
The free write lets you know what’s needed and now it’s time to explore ways to gain these skills and release what’s holding you back by:
Soon you’ll grow more comfortable and confident saying the affirmation as you build a stronger foundation of skills, feelings and qualities needed.
There are different ways to tap with affirmation and we’re going to unpack another way to do this today. Pick an interesting affirmation that doesn’t feel quite authentic to yourself. Have paper and pen at hand and start tapping on the karate chop point while saying affirmation out loud.
As you're clearing out these issues, feelings and sensations the affirmation can start feeling truer to yourself when reading it out loud. When we release what's holding us back, we can move forward easier and be more open to growth.
When learning about affirmations, the idea was to say it often and over time it would feel truer to our selves. I could see how this could bring attention to it and some would naturally pursue avenues for it to become truer but others wouldn’t get the same outcome. Here’s a few ideas for this happens:
Combine both of these for an even more powerful affirmation tool. When we combine different tools with affirmations it makes them more powerful. Dust off some affirmations or find some new ones and start experiencing more results.
This might sound like a different way to self-care but batch cooking is one I love. It’s a way to give ourselves some TLC when low on energy and wanting a great tasting meal to serve or to make meal times easier.
When I cook something it’s just as easy to make one meal into 15 or 20 meals, especially with the Instant pot, or slow cooker.
When going to make a dinner think about doubling or tripping or more the recipe and have some freezer meals ready for a low energy day or use them when time is short.
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Life can feel easier with batch cooking. For years I’d go through different phases of batch cooking.
Life can feel easier with freezer meals ready to pull out and heat up.
Have you ever felt something bugging you and don’t know why, I have? When we are out of alignment with our values it can feel uncomfortable. Here’s a way to see if it’s a value misalignment.
Living in alignment with our values let’s us feel more peace.
Knowing and honoring our values is one of the keys to being closer to our true selves. Here’s one simple way to explore values with three easy steps:
When we know our values, we can explore them and how it feels being aligned with them.
Friends are precious, reach out to someone you haven’t in a while. You never know when someone might need a boost.
Make their weekend extra awesome, add some joy to yours!
Relationships (friends, fur babies, family or significant other) are treasured, let’s reach out today by:
Let them know their important.
When looking under the first response feeling, sometimes it can be a jumble of feelings that shows up to us as a first response feeling. Take some time to:
When there’s a jumble of feelings under a first response feeling take time to explore what treasures lie beneath.
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