All too often, you and I don’t give ourselves enough credit for the things we know and the inner wisdom that that is waiting for us to acknowledge the answers we’ve been seeking! And even if you still have doubt, you can ask yourself to receive a clear sign to validate your thoughts and ideas.
Let me ask you: When you have ideas, do you sit on them or do you make a decision on what your next step should be? Sometimes tapping into your own willingness to do the work is the turning point.
We don’t always love the idea of doing the work, but you don’t have to. But when you hold on to the thoughts that support you and fuel your actions with positive energy, you will achieve that what you set out to do.
This means however that you may need to look at your lifestyle and the schedule you hold. You can’t expect to get things done when there is no room for it on your schedule. And further, the food you eat matters too. I love carbs but I know that it will lead to carb crash and I won’t be any good after eating it – so I will often choose to eat most of my carbs later in the day when I don’t have to use my brain anymore 🙂
And again, you already know what’s good for you and no one can or should tell you how to do any of this thing called life. You do you and you have the answers – so trust yourself on this journey.
if you’ve been seeking answers and experienced repetitive thoughts, acknowledge them. If you have a blog, book or business idea that’s been showing up, notice your thoughts and ideas that keep coming back to you. Write them down but don’t say “One day I will” instead try saying “on this day >date< I will start …!
Part of the journey of designing the life you want, of having the best year every year and brings you to the point of remembering who you are! Don’t be afraid or hide when people tell you “you’re too much” or “you’re crazy” or “you can’t have the cake and eat it too!
What other people think of you is none of your business and what you think of you matters a whole lot more.
So be open to tap into your own inner wisdom, pay attention to the thoughts and ideas that show up for you and then choose how soon you will embrace the change that is waiting!
As a multi-passionate and multipotentialite, finding a work-life balance has perhaps been one of the most challenging activities I needed to figure out. This was true when I was still an employee but became more important when I ventured into being an entrepreneur.
Developing habits that help you manage your flow of the day is not just about getting things done. It could include finding better ways to eat healthier, adding a workout or write every single day.
There are so many areas in your lives that could be improved and made easier when new habits are established, but it’s often easier said than done. Some habits are of course easier but how do you start creating a habit for those more challenging ones, like managing your time in ways that help you do all the things you may want to do.
I’m going to break this down in 3 simple steps!
Decide What You Want To Do
This is by far one of the most important steps and one where you need to be as specific as possible. Don’t just say you are going to write more, instead of saying I will write for 30 minutes or I will write 1000 words 5 days a week. Deciding what your new habit will be and committing to when and how youíre going to do it, is half the battle.
Remind Yourself To Get It Done
The first week may be the easiest to get started because you are motivated and excited, but then it dips down and you find yourself having slipped into old habits.
Maybe you hit on writer’s block or you got carried away cleaning the house (hey it could happen!). It’s important to add it to your calendar as a non-negotiable as well as have an alert set on your phone.
Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit
Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders.
Make that writing part of your morning routine or after dinner routine. Find a spot in your day where it makes the most sense for you to build on this habit.
Something that I do during the last week of my month is to plan the month ahead. It helps me decide on the projects I want to tackle, space for client work and of course writing time. I include events such as self-care time and date time and then batch my days together.
By batching I mean, I write most of my social media content in one day and schedule it. I will also work out some blog post topics and spend a day outlining and writing them. This now frees me up to focus on creative activities that I like to fill my days with.
Not everything in life is love and light. In fact, your shadow side is always present and it relates to anything you may have suppressed. At the time, it was for good reasons such as hiding your pain or simple survival. It’s okay for your dark side to emerge through a form of self-expression such as painting or writing. It’s in this process you may remember a dream you’ve secretly had but until you heal shame and guilt, aren’t quite ready to move forward to make that a reality.
The time has come to create your own personal ritual to connect to your inner self and uncover your shadow side, acknowledge the pain and judgment you’ve been holding onto and trust the guidance you are given. This is not a time to be too hard on yourself, because you have an inner strength that allows you to face whatever comes your way.
This is not the time to hibernate but instead, follow the inner call to honor yourself whether it be with a walk outside or a warm bath to help you be more present at the moment. When you are in that space, acknowledge those parts in your life that no longer serve you and give yourself permission to make space for new.
Take a look around and see what no longer fits into your personal space, this can be clothing, furniture, and even food in your cabinets. Acknowledge relationships that have come to an end, even if it may be painful – not all are meant to be on and in your path for life. Ask yourself if your current career is exactly what you want and if it’s not what you would want to do instead. Be open and be willing to see the dark parts and know that by letting them go you and your world will feel lighter.
When you embrace your shadow acknowledge the strength you possess because it has gotten you here to this moment. Be willing to find the harmonic dance between rest and action.