It’s finally here! 365 Days of Becoming – a Journey into Self!
I’ve been working on this, well ever since the idea came to me and so I spent about a month creating the pages and start putting it together.
And it’s a monster!
What exactly is 365 Days of Becoming?
It’s a journey into self. Think about it like as if you are born every single day. Something new to explore and discover about who you are!
Growth always happens from the inside out and it requires courage to be you.
And this journal is so much more because it is also a coloring book. And I wrote about doodling and journaling to give you an insight of how I got started and hopefully conveyed why I find this important!
So how do you use this journal/coloring book?
The pages are filled with quotes, mantra’s and affirmations so you can really feel into the words.
Use them as prompts if you are not sure on what to write.
Color them in any time you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and just need to calm yourself.
What will this journal help you achieve or what will it do for you?
- It will help you to be more present in each moment. All too often we are scattered all over the place and forget to feel and be.
- It will help you to unlock your own creativity and tap into the parts that perhaps you have been hiding.
- It will help you solve your own problems. When you venture into sitting down every day and uncover what is holding you back, you are opening the door to your solutions.
- It will help you become more confident as you are diving deep into your soul and go on to discover who you are.
It’s 365 Coloring Pages and 365 Writing Pages! This thing is HUGE!
Here’s the thing, life is an adventure and this book is your companion along this journey!
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This is how my mind works:
Buy a domain and think you will use it for something very specific and then 8 months later realizing that it would be served better very differently.
“Create your Colorful Life”
My entire collection of hand-drawn coloring pages and planners in one place and space in the interwebs.
So why not?
Here’s what I know from first-hand experience:
Coloring reduces stress and overwhelm and decreases anxiety and worry.
In 2008, when my kiddo was recovering from his transplant surgeries and fighting to stay alive, I used doodling and drawing to help me cope with the seriousness of our situation.
The coloring really helps you switch off your brain and calm your fears and allows you to connect to your inner source. It has tremendous power in not only boosting your creativity but in the process helps you solve a problem.
Kinda like when you sit and meditate and before you know it you are calmer and know your next step.
Coloring helps you disconnect and tune into you and increases your ability to focus. You will find yourself more relaxed while calming the fears in your brain.
All of my illustrations hand drawn and I am excited to be sharing them with you in this new way.
All coloring pages come in a pdf file and are printables in the size of 8.5″ x 10″.
You can color them with your favorite colored pencils or crayons. Or dig out those old points waiting to be used.
You can glue them into your art journal or hang them up as posters around your home.
Don’t forget to share with your friends!
Be, Do Have Affirmations Coloring Book What would you like to be, do and have?
It has taken me months to create the images, edit them and then finally compile them into a book.
After my first coloring book, I was so excited that this idea came to me not too soon after, but as any creative project, I need to be in the flow of creating – and sometimes it’s a long drawn out process.
But it is here now!
Because creating the life that we want goes deeper than the external world and all the material things in our lives.
The change we seek must start within and I created this coloring book with that in mind, to help you be, do and have more from an emotional and introspective level.
Some blank space has been left intentional on some of the pages, so you that you can add your own doodles and artwork and really bring in what it is you want to be, do and have.
Some few words about affirmations. In my own practice, they have helped me change my thought process but they guided me to feel confident as I worked towards creating the life I wanted.
Affirmations aren’t for everyone and I can only speak for myself and how they have impacted my own life.
My only hope is that you give them a chance – especially if you already threw everything else out there and nothing worked.
You aren’t hurting anything by throwing some positivity into your life.
This week’s coloring page is for the Creative in all of us. We know we are creative but find it difficult to own that because it feels foreign and strange – but truly we all are creative.
Years ago, when I started my first business, I had the hardest time calling myself an artist and then again when I published my first book, I found it tough to call myself an author.
But in the end, this is who and what I am
You can get yourself the “I am creative” coloring page, in Create your Colorful Life Membership right here!
And if you like to start using daily affirmations in your morning ritual, here is just one way you can start:
- I sit quietly and take a few breaths.
- I ask what I need to know in this moment.
- The first thought that comes to mind is what I go with because I believe that when we start second guessing, we create it to what we want it to be rather than really looking at what is coming up and requires us to do some work.
- Then I journal about why this came up. I explore past experiences where I may have felt the negative aspect of what I am trying to affirm right now.
This has been super helpful to me in acknowledging areas in my past that needed some healing, forgiving and even rewriting parts of what I tell myself about the situation. I am not rewriting the situation in itself, just my feelings around it.
In using affirmations this way, I allow myself to dive in deeper to get at the root of where I may be lacking confidence and yes even feel the need to empower myself.
How long will you wait, in order to live your life?
Why do we wait for retirement to do after the dreams we have always had?
Why not today? Why not now?
And everything you are saying now in your head is an excuse.
Don’t know how?
I have done this myself for the longest time. I told myself that I can’t or couldn’t because I didn’t have the money to create the life I wanted.
What I really needed to do is get clear what I wanted my life to look like and what my dream like means to me.
My dream is to have my businesses (yes, I have 3 because I believe in diversifying and as a multi-passionate person, boredom strikes easily). But by having those businesses, I am also being able to share my message: Dream, Believe, Take Action because you can have what you want.
My dream is to be the best parent I can be and that kind of parent, in my mind, is available to the kids. To be able to take them to doctor’s appointments without guilt, to spend time with them playing poker on a Friday night for fun.
My dream is to have the freedom to work with clients on the days I choose while I may work on my other business on different days. To have the freedom to dress how I want, to color my hair, to have piercing and tattoos.
My dream is to define my life by simply being myself.
This can be challenging when we are taught to follow the norms and rules of graduating high school, getting a college education, dress professionally, go to work every day until retirement and hope to have vacation time in-between.
But somewhere deep down you want to write a book, go on vacation, maybe even start a business.
What is stopping you is not knowing how to do it because there is plenty of information and support available to figure that out.
What IS stopping you is what you are telling yourself about your dream because someone once told you that you can’t and you believed it.
Someone once told you that this kind of thing (book, business, vacation) only happens to other people and you believed it.
Someone perhaps even told you that taking a risk is crazy because it’s so much safer and even normal to follow the rules of society and you believed them BUT something deep down is bubbling up.
Deep down you have hopes and wishes that you want to make happen and be true. And here is where the hard work comes in: Mindset work is everything and if you don’t believe in yourself or your dream, no one else will either.
You are the example of possibility, the image of courage and bravery.
Don’t wait another minute to wait until retirement.
Don’t wait for another second that the right moment will come.
The perfect time is now – and it’s perhaps the only time I would use perfectly.
We must start before we are ready because we will learn everything we need to know along the way.
For today, take a moment and write down all the reasons for why you can’t-do something.
Then challenge those thoughts by rewriting them with all the reasons of why you can.
Affirm to yourself, your mind and your inner being that you have it within you to create the life you want now!