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Moving sucks!

Why sugar coat it?

Yes, the end result is great, yet the actual process of going through the move can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. The good news is that recognizing this led me to go into the process armed with my tools to keep my calm while my world was in upheaval.

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Moving week begins! 😱😁😂😭😰😏

Seems serendipitous that it’s happening around the new moon, which symbolizes new beginnings.

Since I want to begin on a positive note, I’m replacing worries with positive visualizations and mantras. Also, I have given myself a goal to take frequent breathing breaks this week.

Moving is so much more than transferring your belongings from one location to another.

There’s a mental and physical process of clearing out the old and beginning again with the new.

My move is a little bit of an upgrade for me, which has meant once again facing inner demons that I thought I had finally shut down. That a-hole voice that questions if I’ll be able to afford my new home ongoing – what if? – even though my old home was getting comparable in price. It’s that trick it does to make you worry all the time rather than enjoy what you have, as if you don’t deserve to experience growth and improvement.

It’s also a time of saying good bye – to people, memories, and even objects. This gorgeous chair isn’t coming with me. I’ve had it since I was a teenager, and it belonged to my great grandmother. Over the years, I’ve had its leg repaired, but the last time it didn’t take, and now the entire chair is starting to break down from being in poor alignment (much like people). I will miss this sweet, comfy girl.

Day 4 of the move brings a detour to attend classes for the better chunk of the day. Thankfully we only have about a load left after clearing out the things we will be gifting forward.

On Day 2 of the move I woke up at about 3:30am packed and lifted items all day. Yes, I had help, which I am so grateful for. The day ended a little after midnight. Then I got up again the next day (at a better time though 😜) to start again. So, we took a few minutes to pose with pumpkins on our stop to get something to eat. I was reminded of something this week….. I’m pretty amazing!

…and so are you!

We did it!!!

Celebrating the final load. Even with the help of movers, we did 9 loads in our amazing van in record setting heat. It was exhausting, yet these kids were fantastic.

I discovered that 75% of my belongings are in the kitchen 😋 Also, I was reminded that if we let ourselves, we can make things more stressful, which means we can also make them less.

Worrying is practicing what you don’t want to happen. Every time I caught myself doing it, I would quickly replace it with a visualization of a seamless move where everything fit into the house with ease.

What are you worrying about today?

Through all of the loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, we took some time to explore our new neighborhood.

When you feel most like you can’t take a break is when you should take a break ☺

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The Truth About Your Busy Life & Abundance

Busy happens to the best of us.

Every year, summer blind sides me with it. Then next thing I know it’s time for fall activities again. 

Busy is not ideal. It keeps you in fight or flight mode, which leads to stress, anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, and all kinds of subsequent health problems.

The first step is awareness, so you can create boundaries around your time. I, for instance, will go back to not scheduling meetings during family time. Our family time tends to be early in the day since we homeschool, so it’s easy to break this boundary. I have to be strong, but flexible, and forgiving of myself.

Do you feel like you’re “to do” list is getting longer, even though you’re busy all the time?

Then join us for this great talk to break down the myth on busy, and get some practical solutions for harmony in your life.


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You don’t have to, you choose to!

The star of Bear Mountain.

Returning from time off is a whirlwind, and this has been no exception. It’s great to take some time to reflect on the joyful times as a reminder of why it was totally worth it.

And remember when things get busy, you don’t HAVE to do anything. You CHOOSE to do it!

Reach out if your busy has become overwhelming.

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Are you shoulding all over yourself?

Are you still shoulding all over yourself?

We’re all guilty from time to time, but if we become aware that we’re doing it, then we can stop it.

When you are constantly saying or feeling like “I should be doing …” you create stress and overwhelm in your body, which over time will lead to anxiety or depression.

A great way to stop shoulding all over yourself is to have a plan. Create time strategies by prioritizing your values, so you feel like you should be doing exactly what you’re doing.

I can tell you that it’s a lifesaver, and something that someone gifted me when I was in tears from overwhelm. So, I decided to pay it forward. You can get the tools free at www.imperfectlyamazing.comalong with a free meditation to get you centered before you get started.

You’ve got this!

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Vulnerability, Ego, and Love – Oh My!

Loving your life mate is fulfilling and frustrating! Opening yourself up to be vulnerable is uncomfortable, even scary. That vulnerability can bring you closer to someone than you ever thought possible, but it can also do the opposite if ego jumps in. Watch the video to find out how to get out of gridlock and grow as a pair!


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Next time conflict arises, what will you contribute?


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Setting Up Success With Goals That Matter – Part 6

You Are So Smart

It’s easy to find inspiration when it’s all around you. This is a great tool for your kids as well, and something they naturally gravitate towards. Think of your bedroom walls in middle school 🙂

Now we ground our visions in reality by giving ourselves measurable and timelines. Find out more about making your goals SMART, and how to keep them at the top of your mind by using the your calendar. If it’s not in your calendar, it doesn’t happen.

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What is your first action step?



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The First Piece Of The Equation To Have The Imperfectly Amazing Life You Crave

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.

 

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Points to remember for your practice

  • 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.

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Accomplish More with the Amazing Power of Sleep

Most of us don’t get as much as we should because we’re so busy. Yet a lack of it causes us to accomplish less, and we end up needing even more time to get things done. I’m talking about sleep, ladies!

Sleep is one of those things where quantity and quality are important. Getting enough sleep is just as important the quality of the sleep you are getting by taking advantage of the fire hours. Watch the video to find out more, and why I’m actually pretty good about getting enough sleep – it’s not because I’m a highly disciplined person, lol.

 

 

Here are my hints to get your best sleep

  • Make your bedroom a cozy sanctuary that tempts you to it every night
  • Get ready for bed, and get yourself in it by 10pm. If your current bedtime is much later, move up your time by 15 -20 minute increments over time.
  • Avoid screens before bed – phone, computer, even TV

 

What will you do this week to get better sleep? Share in the comments!

 

If you’re ready to start living the imperfectly amazing life you CRAVE, a new session begins in September 2018. Learn more or reach out to kaluwa@kalusion.com

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