Things to remember
Having a regular practice that honors you will keep you calm, and will help keep your family at ease.
I will post my practice 7 Keys to Unlocking an Amazing Day and Life, but you can also access the link to the playlist here
When things are revving up, take a moment to check in with you, and do what it takes to calm yourself – deep breaths, meditation
Talk about how you’re feeling with your kids. This will let them know why you may be on edge for something situational, and it’s a great example of how to communicate your feelings.
This will take great practice since your natural instinct is to address the behavior at hand, so create a cue for yourself to remind you to self-reflect.
Depleted, tired, worn out ol’ you is not a gift to anyone. The people in your life that truly care about you, love you when you are vibrant and amazing, which will require you to say No from time to time.
It will be uncomfortable at first, and you may find yourself giving a lot of reasons for your no. I’m still pretty guilty of this, but over time you will become more confident, and realize that you are doing them and yourself a service.
You know that thing you’ve been mulling over, asking yourself “should I?”. You know the answer, so stop shoulding all over yourself and say NO dammit!
We’ve broken down gratitude and time for you. What does it mean when you put it all together? What is imperfectly amazing? It’s letting go of the things that burden you and hold you down, and allow yourself to soar into the life you design – even when the real world gets in the way!
Schedule breaks/ time for yourself – I set up time every morning to meditate, move, review my goals, and get grounded before my little maniac wakes up. When I have that time, I can feel it all day. Likewise, when I miss it, I can really feel it. Find time that makes sense for you and your schedule – don’t force it. If you need help setting up your ideal schedule reach out to me.
Go on a date with yourself – It’s great to review your goals and mantras, but after awhile they may become stale or out of date. Taking time to check in with yourself to reflect on how far you’ve come, and where you’d like to go is essential to feeling like you’re accomplishing something, and not just operating on auto-pilot managing the busy all of the time. This is how you continue to feel inspired and motivated, and enjoying your journey because you know you’re in the driver’s seat
Connect with your subconscious beliefs – if you find there are obstacles all around you, there’s a very good chance that your inner beliefs are getting in the way. My method for tapping in to my subconscious is movement followed by meditation followed by journaling. Doing this in a strategic way has been so mind blowing effective to reveal my sabotaging beliefs, and use them to fuel my goals rather than stump them.
So there it is.
What is one thing you will do to make time for you this week?
Sometimes life takes over, and you find yourself on auto-pilot. You’re not really enjoying anything, you’re just trying to manage the busy. When you find yourself in that situation, take a step back and remember the formula: gratitude + time for you = imperfectly amazing
In this video, I discuss my recent example of using gratitude to save the day, and why it’s such an important practice that can powerfully change your mindset, and bring joy to your life.
Like draws like – When you focus your attention on the things you don’t like, you draw more of it. When you shift your energy to what is good, even when the sky is falling all around you, you will bring more of the good.
Practice makes perfect – The more you do this, the more instinctual it becomes, which means you draw more and more of the good stuff.
Don’t beat yourself up – When you catch yourself having a Debbie Downer moment. Don’t berate yourself, just change the thoughts. Tell yourself, that’s how the old me would think about this situation, but the new me is grateful for …
Grow huge gratitude muscles – At the beginning of your day, or at the end, or both, take a few minutes to find 1 – 3 things to be grateful for. Find things that apply to your recent day, so that you are constantly practicing how to find the diamond in the rough rather than choosing the same things repeatedly (like your kids or wine), because energy won’t fall for that.
We all have things we want in our lives. Whether you call them dreams, passions, or goals, they are what motivate you to drag through the mundane and conquer the busy. Yet when the mundane and busy threaten to take over, it’s essential to dedicate time to check in with yourself.
Here are some things to ask yourself – Where are you in your pursuit of your dreams? Or maybe even, what are your dreams? Have your goals changed since you last checked in? Has your life shifted, and you need to accommodate these changes?
For me personally, I have quite a few things I do for personal fulfillment, but sometimes it can get really busy and start to take over. I am also a homeschooling mom, and have a goal for regular time out with the kids for all of us to recharge. My goal had not changed, but some of my other commitments did, and I had to check back in for a revamp of my calendar since it’s very purpose is to keep me present, and it seemed like I was fighting it and feeling very un-present. When I shifted my schedule to embrace the new natural flow of our lives, all of a sudden everything seemed to fall in place, and I was feeling like I was achieving my goals again.
It’s your turn.
First, schedule some quiet time – maybe first thing in the morning or last thing at night. It doesn’t matter when, as long as it realistically works for you.
Reflect – ask yourself the questions above. Be honest and non-judgemental with yourself. This isn’t about putting yourself down. It’s about identifying where you are and what your next steps are towards your dreams.
Create action steps – what are the steps you will take towards your goals? Break them down in realistic pieces. If step 1 is going to take 3 hours, and you never have 3 hours to give, then that should be broken down into smaller chunks, so you will actually get started.
Schedule it – I may start to sound like a broken record on this one, but maybe you will begin to believe me 😉 If you want something to happen in your life, you must dedicate time to it, and if you aren’t specific about when that time is, it will keep getting pushed back.
Get accountability – it can be easy to let things go when there is no one to report your progress to. Find an accountability partner or get a coach that resonates with you, but will also push you.
A great way to give yourself accountability is to share with a comment. Tell us where you are, and what your next step is?
If you’d like support to achieve the imperfectly amazing life you crave, let’s set up a free call to discuss your dreams/ passions/ goals and map out a plan. There’s no pressure to sign up for a program, and you will likely receive some great resources.
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It may seem like having joy, passion, and fulfillment in your life just happens. If you love it, you just make it happen, right? But, just like your relationships, it takes thought, strategy, and commitment. Yet it’s just as important and rewarding!
Watch the video to learn more and hear about one of my blocks
Part 1 of Creating Your Love Strategy
Find it! – it sounds obvious, but expectations can sabotage the process. There are different ways to open up your subconscious to learn your blocks – movement, journaling, meditation.
Part 2 of Creating Your Love Strategy
Make a plan – break down big goals into smaller chunks
Schedule it! – unless you create time in your life to work on it, it won’t magically happen
It’s your turn to share!
Have you found the things that light your up?
If so, where are you in making it happen?
Having strategy and accountability can be the difference between thinking about doing things and actually doing them. If you are ready to claim the imperfectly amazing life you deserve then reach out to set up a plan, and if I can help you
Schedule a free Clarity Huddle (coaching/ strategy session)HERE
We all know we’re supposed to nurture ourselves, and yet somehow we still end up putting ourselves last. Old beliefs rear their ugly heads, and cause us to self-sabotage. What if I told you, taking care of you first can actually make things easier and more harmonious.
Watch the video to learn more and hear my favorite real life example (not putting on the mask in the airplane first 😉
Set yourself up for nurturing success
Journal or reflect to find out what’s blocking you from prioritizing yourself
Identify activities or ways to nurture yourself – you may be surprised at how simple it can be.
Schedule it! – if it’s not in your calendar, it doesn’t happen
What step will you take this week towards taking care of you, and how will it make your life easier? Share it.