- Take care of your body. Eat things that make you feel good. Move. Sometimes it helps to remove yourself from a stressful situation and just go for a walk – to the park or to your neighbourhood coffee shop. Take a break. Rest. Get enough sleep at night (7-8 hours). Take power-naps during the day if you can. Take time to just put up your feet and do nothing.
- Soothe your soul. Make time for yourself. Schedule it into your calendar if you have to, but always create some me-time in your day when you only do things you really love to do. The more you do that, the more will your life change to the one you love.
- Appreciate the good stuff. Think about the good things in your life. Usually we don’t think about those, because they don’t need fixing. Make a commitment to indulge in the wonderful feeling of thinking about things that are working really well. Like I always get excited when I think about how well my dishwasher is working. Any small thing will do.
- Nurture the relationships in your life, with your work colleagues, your friends, your family, your neighbours. Give someone a compliment, help someone out, ask someone how they are really feeling. Listen with compassion not judgment. Give your mom a call. Write an email to a friend to set up a coffee or lunch meeting, just for fun. Be loving, be generous, be benevolent. It’ll all come right back to you!
- Connect with your Spirit. Your Higher Self is that part of you that is forever connected with the divine Universe. Meditate. Listen to your inner voice. Ask your Higher Self for advice, for answers to questions you’re stuck with. Ask for what you want and need and trust that the Universe is taking care of you, if you let it. Allow well-being, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial well-being. Let go of the resistance and let good stuff flow into your life.
6. Don’t try to change others. It’s not your job. Instead of trying to fix other people’s behaviour or other people’s problems, believe in their ability to heal their own lives. See them doing well, being happy. Believe in their potential!
- Try Segment-Intending. Instead of imagining worse-case scenarios, visualize the desired outcome, the perfect solution, what your ideal day would actually be like. When you do segment-intending you focus on a small part of your day, maybe a business meeting, a doctor’s appointment, going to the grocery store etc. and imagine these situations going exactly how you want them to happen. Then feel the release of fear and sense of well-being.
- Write down your worries. Make a list of your “hamster wheels”, the thoughts in your mind that keep going round and round, and number them. Write everything down in one book, one organizer. Then, if you want to review your information or things you have to take care of, you know where to look, and your mind will finally have some space available for receiving the solutions to your problems.
“Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations (and all limitations are self-imposed) and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.”
“You do not have to have money to attract money, but you cannot feel poor and attract money. The key is, you have to find ways of improving the way you feel from right where you stand before things can begin to change: By softening your attention to the things that are going wrong, and by beginning to tell stories that lean more in the direction of what you want instead of in the direction of what you have got, your vibration will shift; your point of attraction will shift—and you will get different results.”
by Luzia Light
To sum it all up: Contrast (agony, suffering) creates desires. Desires are prayers that are immediately answered by the Universe. The only reason we don’t have what we desire (love, peace, money, friends, health, work we love etc.) is our resistance to it. If we get out of our own way – let go and let God/Goddess/AllThatIs – everything we want will flow to us. We just have to let it. We have to believe in a benevolent Universe! God/Goddess/AllThatIs loves you!
Explore your Soul’s Desires
- Today, take on old magazine you have lying around or pick up a few from a second hand store or the library for 10 cents.
- Get a pair of scissors and some scotch tape.
- Find a blank piece of paper or use a notebook or journal.
- Leaf through the magazine thinking: What is resonating with me? What is resonating with the depth of my soul? What speaks to me? Don’t think, don’t censor, just completely follow your intuition, your gut instinct. You don’t’ have to know why something resonates with you, you just have to feel that it does. You can’t do it wrong. Cut out images, words, articles, phrases, numbers, colours etc.
- Make little collage with scotch tape. Add your own writing and drawings if you like.
- Write about your collage. What insights did you get? Where are you at? Where do you want to go? Do you need to adjust the direction you’re going in? Is it time to let go of something?
Today’s’ Mantra: I’m letting it flow to me.
25 Ways to be More Creative
- Make lists.
- Carry a notebook everywhere.
- Take pictures with your smart phone camera of anything that your find interesting and inspiring.
- Do a brain dump and write down everything that is on your mind.
- Sing in the shower.
- Dance naked in front of your pets.
- Listen to new music.
- Be open, look around, be aware of your surroundings.
- Collaborate with people you love and trust.
- Don’t be precious, make mistakes – lots of them.
- Go somewhere new.
- Break the rules – be a rebel!
- Do more of what makes you happy.
- Don’t censor – let your ideas just be what they are.
- Write everything down – ideas, concepts, changes, desires, plans, ideal scenarios etc. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them” – David Allen
- Declutter your workspace: desk, shelves, in-basket, computer desktop, email inbox, bookmarks, file something, discard outdated files.
- Create an inspiring workspace: get a fun desktop wallpaper, put a plant on your desk, a framed inspirational quote, pictures of your kids or other wonderful people, get a new lamp, a laughing buddha, a crystal, re-arrange your office furniture, hang inspiring artwork, get a really big pin-board or whiteboard.
- Have fun. If your work is not fun, you’re doing something wrong! :-)
- Don’t work hard, work with your heart.
- Play with your children, listen to their profound wisdom.
- Change your daily routines: take a different way to work, get up 20 minutes earlier and meditate, meet a friend for lunch.
- Have office meetings outside the office: in a park, on a patio, at an art gallery, at the zoo, the aquarium …
- Do the opposite…of whatever it is you usually do.
- Create a mood board on a pinboard or piece of cardboard. Cut out images and words from a newspaper, flyer or magazine of anything that resonates with your soul.
“Your wrinkles reflect the roads you have taken; they form the map of your life. My face reflects the wind and sun and rain and dust from the trips I’ve taken. My face carries all my memories. Why should I erase them?
In a sense I feel more beautiful than I have ever felt because my life is full, my children and grandchildren are my pride, and so is the body of my work. I have traveled the world, seen so much beauty in nature, met so many people. I cannot pretend that I am younger than I am, and truly I feel that I have lived so fully that I should be twice my age.”
~ Goddess Diane von Furstenberg
“The one factor that has been unknown by most humans, that is understood by the beasts, is that Well-being truly does abound; and that you are blessed beings who live in an atmosphere of grace; and that unless you are doing something to pinch off the Well-being, it will be yours. Look for the evidence of the Well-being, and be an advocate for Well-being rather than an advocate for getting rid of what does not feel like Well-being. Then little by little by little, your own personal experience begins to take shape in a way that is more satisfying to you.”
Today’s Mantra: I am looking for the evidence of my well-being.