Often, it can be easy to lose track of time, especially if I’m doing a creative project. A few ways I've improved this are:
It feels great to accomplish what I want to in a day and managing my time is a great way to do this.
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For many years I’ve been on a joy journey to find mine. My glass was often leaking, empty and on good days half empty. When I look at my glass now a days, it is half full or more most days. I want to continue to share what I learned with others who want to find their joy. Three ideas for growing joy
Look around today and choose something to replenish your joy.
A while ago I ran across Mindful Living Card Deck by Elisha Goldstein, PhD, with 56 Practices in it. When it arrived, I looked through them but wasn’t sure how I was going to use them in my life.
In January it came to me to pick one a week each week and implement something from the card. Today’s card was titled: Fun with Impermanence and the words that stood out for me was “Practice the art of letting go.”
This spoke to me. I often want to hold on to things I don’t need. This week I am going to release at least one thing.
What’s one thing you’re willing to release this week?
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3 Tips for reducing and releasing stress
Reducing stress is a great way to self-care.
Looking at your wants for this year and the free write from Wants For 2020 part 1. Create a vision of what your life will look like when these 2020 wants are in your life. How do you feel, where are you, what’s different than life today?
Spend some time there weekly and when something comes up to bring wants towards yourself, just do it. Example if peace or calm was one of your words and a thought pops into your head to do some deep breathing, act on it.
Mini actions and changes over time can add up and create bigger changes.
We can run into old messages and blocks that stop us in our tracks and lives. Some tips to assist with resistance and blocks are:
Give yourself the gift of making new joyful memories, releasing blocks and old uncomfortable feelings.
When coaching a person, something came to mind for moving forward in a different way.
Using our no muscle throughout our day can be great to build our empowerment but what do we do when our no muscle is tired. Instead of saying “no” why don’t we say “yes”. This doesn’t’ mean what you think it does. We have a lot of power with the words we use. One of these is choice and another is saying yes to the things that are best for our well-being. Here’s some examples:
I choose to say:
Saying no can get tiring and as the day goes on and when a big emotion, event or sensation in the body comes up, our no muscle can get worn-out. Then we can cave in to listening to the messages not to tap or take a leisurely walk or choose what’s best for our well-being.
Let’s practice our no muscle until it needs a rest and then start saying yes to what’s best for our well-being with some simple words, I choose to say yes to…. (a de-stress walk, tapping, fueling my body well).
In your life have you experienced something that holds you back from taking an action 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 started getting lost in the choices 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.
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.
2020 has just started, let’s think about what we want this year. Do we want to have more:
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Recently, I was reminded of many events, people and more I am grateful for.
On a dark and dreary night, I was served divorce papers, right before the holidays. It felt devastating to have 20+ years of marriage ending. I wish I would have had the tools I share to walk through it easier (I did have other tools that helped out).
Good things happened, friends and family were there for me. I started a new career that led to what I’m doing now, new friends and a mentor showed up and when the time was right, a great man came into my life, we became friends and then more. We married in 2018.
Over the last week I’ve been finishing up a new product: Divorce Can Feel Easier, to share tools with others experiencing divorce.
Are you struggling through a divorce, feeling overwhelmed, scared, stuck or angry? Has it zapped your confidence and rattled your emotional foundation? Divorce can feel overwhelming and have many life changing transitions to walk through but it can feel easier.
Imagine: Lowering overwhelm, growing empowerment, having resources to become unstuck, increasing hope and start looking forward to new chapters coming in my life.
There is life, happiness and more after divorce.
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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.
Using mantras can be supportive in different ways and feel empowering. Here are a three:
When a boundary is being pushed on by another
When in an uncomfortable situation
Making a change – reminder
Using mantras has assisted myself and others and are a great self-support. Come up with a few mantras, use them when needed and feel empowered.
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.
What we focus on, is what we bring to our lives. Let’s choose three optimistic words to carry our intent with us through 2020.
To explore this, create a list and pick the top three. Here are some suggestions on how to start collecting optimistic intention words:
Choose your top three for the coming year. 2020 is coming, let’s create an awesome year!
Coming in January, worksheets to explore this more:
Wants For 2020 Part 1 - 4
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.
With the holidays here, we often have more to do then we have time for. Sometimes we need to find ways to make our lives easier. There are many different ways to do this. Here are 3 ideas:
Choose a few ways to make life easier and enjoy the holidays with more energy.
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