Let’s slow down for a moment and close our eyes. Focus on taking several deep cleansing breaths and unplug from the race that is life. Let go of all of the days stresses. Envision the stress roll from your shoulders and wash down your back. Focus on the brightness and warmth given to us from the sun. Picture being bathed in it’s warmth as you fully relax every muscle. From your neck to your fingers all the way down to your toes. Imagine feelings of being refreshed and energized as you open your eyes.
Imagine what it would be like to have a few simple thoughts change how your whole day appears to you. From the moment you wake up, let gratitude fill your soul. I enjoy hitting the snooze button on my alarm, allowing for me to just lay there in bed nice and cozy. Listing off whatever comes to mind that I’m thankful for. Most days my list is simple highlighting on all our creature comforts of home while spot lighting my amazing family and friends. I hope that you’ll find, as I have, that when you allow yourself a moment of gratitude each day it’s a huge step in the right direction.
Since moving back to the city, I have found that I’d replaced my relaxing country commute for one dripping with stress and boarder line road rage. Fully aware that this behavior is counterproductive, I made the decision to change my point of view. Now when I’m driving to work watching the zipper not close as it should, which has resulted in me sitting stopped thru a green light. Instead of getting mad, I challenge myself to find three words to focus on as a way to relieve the tension. Todays simple words that guided me through the day;
ALLOW: Allow for yourself to stop and smell the roses as you pass. Allow for the thought that you have all the time in the world. Allow for only positive and uplifting self talk.
JOY: Take joy in all of life’s little moments. Seek to spread joy to others. Sing as often as you can, as this is known to invoke feelings of happiness and joy.
LEARN: Learn to savor every last bite of that decadent cake, while never counting the calories, cause you’re perfect the way that you are! Learn what makes you happy and do it as often as you can. Learn how to replace negative thoughts and allow for a brighter happier life.
So, what caused my outlook to change? Simply stated, I did! I learned to let go of the way that others saw me and to trust in the way that I felt about myself. I learned to give to others freely, not concerning myself with how they might chose to utilize the assistance that I’ve offered. Instead I’d focused on the knowledge that what I’d offered was greatly appreciated. I dove into the depths of all that was possible and frankly at times I felt as though I might drown. Completely overtaken by the sheer amount of possibilities. That’s when a wise reminder would whisper to me, “Any possibility worth pursuing shall feel effortless in it’s obtainability “.
With those powerful words in mind, I dared to dream. I embraced the thought that I sat in the driver’s seat of my life, and that I alone controlled the outcomes of my life. I learned not worry about the HOW and instead focus on the WHAT and WHY. Slowly I became free. I learned that I am the creator and guiding force of my future, and that nothing, not a person or a situation has that power, but me!
With that, I leave you with these thoughts: Do you have a love for life? A giving and compassionate soul? Do you enjoy exploring new places? Would techniques on how to remove stress excite you? Are you still a kid at heart? Is your family the hub and love of your life? Would wandering off the beaten path appeal to you? Do you consider your self open minded? Does the law of attraction interest you? If you answered yes to any of these, then please consider becoming part of my tribe! Cause you my friend am who I am have been looking for and I know that together we can rock this!
All my best,