Starting the next chapter in my book of Life

Good morning readers!

This month is packed full of powerful energy shifts, which started with the Virgo New Moon on September 1st, followed by the Pisces Harvest Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse September 16th last night (and I am really feeling the effects today), followed by the upcoming New Moon on September 30th.

I love this Zodiac Guide for 2016 – it has been so true for me so far!

This morning was strange for me, it was emotionally charged and after a restful sleep in and lounging in bed, I just felt like I wanted to cry. Do you ever have those moments where emotion seems to grab hold of you and you feel a bit lost? It’s easy to let irrational emotional thoughts take hold of us at this point. I messaged a friend of mine this morning while this was happening, and she helped me ground myself and step back from the emotion by reminding me that the irrationality is not from the present moment, it is from the past and other circumstances. After this, I sat quietly for a while to examine the emotions I was experiencing, and I also journaled to understand what I was going through.

What I learned was that the shift I have been experiencing has been a lot more powerful than I realized. This month I have been experiencing a shift to focus more on myself – self-love, health, wellness, building my career, excelling at my career and restarting my Wellness Project to achieve harmony with my Mind, Body and Soul.

I have been experiencing confirmation after confirmation that I am on the right path, with all of the subtle and not so subtle signs I have been receiving. One very important thing I should point out is that being open to receiving, seeing, acknowledging and learning from these signs has been a very important part of my transformation.  It was my birthday on Thursday September 15th, and I received 2 gifts which were both signs I loved. One was a beautiful Blue Agate stone which is helpful for balancing energies of the mind, body and soul. The other was the book The 52 Lists Project – A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration by Moorea Seal. Both gifts were signs of healing, letting go and embracing positive change by focusing on the things that bring me joy, peace, and happiness.

I had planned for today to be a celebration with friends as well, but very few people were free, so this was a sign to me that I needed to embrace this quiet time for myself to reflect and here I am writing to you. 🙂 I am glad to have some quiet time to be honest. It’s during this time that I am able to rejuvenate myself and focus on my goals while learning from my recent experiences…..so I am grateful for the time to do this today. I was able to turn my emotionally charged morning into a day of reflection and growth, which is exactly what I should have done. Rather than get upset by the emotions, I allowed myself to experience them, and understand them, which has lead to some personal growth and understanding today. I hope that my experience has inspired you to understand your emotions more fully!

I am now going to go work on my Healthy Habit Challenge project that helps YOU (and me 😉 ) create a Lifestyle of Healthy Habits while living Mindfully and Positively. Check it out HERE.

 

 

 

How I’m creating my daily routine & why having a routine can save us time

Good morning readers!

I am writing today about my daily routine. Part of this is going to be blogging daily, so cheers to a fresh start!

Some benefits of creating a strong daily routine are:

  • Routine provides us with a sense of structure – you have order and organization in your life, you are in control
  • Building strong and healthy habits -repeating positive and rewarding actions daily helps you create healthy habits that will last a lifetime
  • Productivity and efficiency increase – being focused and organized helps you minimize distractions and concentrate on completing tasks (one at a time, not multitasking)
  • We become really good at what we do – repeating tasks daily helps us save time by not letting tasks pile up, and we don’t have to search for motivation because having an established routine means we act on autopilot
  • We start our day with clarity and calmness – writing out the thoughts that clutter our minds each morning by using the Morning Pages technique helps us start our day with clarity and calmness because we can focus on our priorities, not our “monkey mind” and scattered thoughts – because those have all been written down and released

 

Something that helps me work on solidifying my routine is having one list of things I want to achieve daily. I have this written in one place, and I have a daily checklist which I complete. I have previously had multiple checklists in different programs, and it simply creates more work, and hampers my efficiency in getting things done daily. Having to remember where I’ve written something creates stress and confusion, so I strongly suggest writing everything in one book, or using one app if you prefer electronic based lists.

This morning I just started writing my morning pages, while having tea and breakfast. If you don’t know what morning pages are, they are a brain dump of all of the cluttering thoughts in your mind. Getting these out on paper first thing in the morning helps you have clarity and prepare better for your day. So far, I absolutely love it! This process was created by Julia Cameron, and she describes them HERE.

Another bonus of having a routine is that once we have completed our tasks, we can spend more time working on other projects. I’d love to spend some time taking photography classes, or traveling more. I’d also like to complete my Healthy Habit Challenge program and Smoothie E-Book – I can’t wait to finish these so I can share them with you!

Even though you may not complete your checklist each day, keep going, because a step forward means you are a step ahead. If you didn’t even attempt to complete your list, you are falling behind and tasks are piling up. So, working on establishing a routine will help you reach your goals faster and more efficiently.

Daily actions help create long term-term habits – what are you working on today?

Do you love your life daily? I do!

I am so excited about life these days! Honestly, I just feel so happy about the path that I’m on, and I wonder why it took me so long to find! The important part is I’m here now, and I’m so grateful 🙂 *Insert huge happy smile here*

Seriously though, what’s better than having a life you love to wake up to every day, and a career that you love to work on? I mean really love, with passion. So much that after a long day you want to go home and work some more so you can share new information or make someone else’s life better! This is what I’m experiencing now, and it’s AMAZING.

Want to know what I did to get there?

You can get here too! With a clear vision, goals, time, and elbow grease you’ll get there! I have been building this life, and working towards it for some time now, about two years actually. It has taken me this long because my vision wasn’t quite clear at the start. I knew I wanted change, and I knew what I’d like my life to look like, but I didn’t know quite how to get there. I’m still working on my daily routine! I’d like to have something that maximizes the efficiency of the hours in my day 🙂

Even with a clear vision and knowing what you want, you have to make the effort and just rip that band-aid off! It’s hard, I know! At first, it’s almost a bit scary, but once you start and see results, you’ll get more motivated. Until I was ready to put the work in to make changes happen, I was kind of in limbo between where I had been, and where I wanted to be. Picture a change purgatory, where we go to figure out our path, before we get to our beautiful new lives 🙂

So once you get really clear with yourself, it’s time to make some change! Maybe you’re already in the change process like me, and you’re feeling like all of the pieces of your vision are coming together? Congrats if you are! What a great place to be! If you’re not quite there yet, that’s ok too! You’ll get there if it’s what you truly want. And despite popular belief, there’s no real time limit for this kind of thing. It’ll happen when you’re good and ready. So get ready, get your hands in there and let’s make change happen! 🙂

If you need a little encouragement, or you’d like to share your story (I’d love to hear it!) comment below! I’m looking for some guest bloggers so I’d love to hear from you!

Have an amazing day!

How learning to say “NO” changed my life and helped me learn self-care

I’m sure at some point most people want to say “NO” to certain people and situations. Haven’t we all? Saying no to the partner who doesn’t treat us right, or the boss who asks us to do something we don’t agree with, or the friend who lies to us and we still are friends with them.

I used to be that person who put up with these kinds of situations. The unhealthy relationships, the jerk bosses and the friends who don’t deserve to be in my life. It drained me. It sucked the life out of me, and I gave up on being happy about my future. It was depressing.

One day earlier this year I put my foot down, and started saying “NO” to these situations….and things started to turn around for me in a positive way.

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How much of your personal journey do you share?

Good morning readers!

It is a beautiful and Introspective morning here. I look outside my window at a slightly overcast sky as I write to you. I am going through what I consider to be stressful thoughts, but I’m sure most of us go through them. I am on a journey of personal understanding and growth, and the further I go into this, I feel like it pulls me further away and isolates me from those I thought were my friends. Why? Let me explain.

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How to be Happy

In a world where drama is celebrated more than compassion, how do you Stay Happy?

Some people will tell you it’s impossible. Those people are probably sitting at home with a bag of chips watching tv instead of working towards their goals.

It really IS possible, and it’s a lot easier than you think. Read on. Continue reading

Simplfying Life

What a beautiful day.

Today I have the clarity to write down some goals on what I want my life to look like. I’m very excited to be sharing a new project with my mom. Our goal is to simplify life and live with what we need. No more impulse purchases, buying things that aren’t needed etc. I plan to downsize and sell some of the things that aren’t serving any purpose in my home, as these things take up space and create clutter. I want to have a simple, easy routine to follow which will make life a lot easier. I don’t like coming home to a lot of responsibility, different bank accounts and memberships to websites and stores…..this all creates mind clutter for me, and stresses me out. Continue reading