During the holidays life becomes extra hectic. Take time for yourself to have the energy for the extras holidays bring. Some ideas:
This will bring more joy to your holidays.
People can give their power away unintentionally and it’s important to maintain it. Here are three Empowerment tips:
Be empowered by maintaining it with compassion, truth and kindness!
When feeling stuck, connect with others and talk about it. Sometimes all is needed is:
The flood gates open and ideas start to flow in.
Do you wonder where the time goes and why things aren't getting done. Distractions get in the way.
If you're catching yourself fascinated by something that moves your focus away from the next important step towards a goal to thrive in your life (a new job or promotion, school, planning your next adventure) these can be distractions that are getting in the way of where you want to go.
When focusing on the next few steps towards the thriving life you want, it keeps the momentum going towards where you want to go.
Have you ever noticed others filters are different than your own?
If someone says something that is uncomfortable, take a few moments while taking some deep breaths. Think about what to ask or say next and go from there. This can clarify what they said and what the meaning was for them and this gives an opportunity for a more informed response.
Reducing some of those rubs with the people we love and care about adds more peace and joy to life.
Here's a simple rated tapping script to reduce negative messages that get in the way of moving forward.
Rate your feeling between 0 and 10 on "this negative thought"
Tap gently on the karate chop point (side of hand) and say statement out loud 3 times:
"Even though I feel stopped in my tracks by this old thought, I love and accept myself as I am."
Gently tap 3-5 times on these spots while saying out loud: "This old thought "
Top of head "This old thought "
collar bone "This old thought "
thumb "This old thought "
index finger "This old thought "
middle finger "This old thought "
pinkie "This old thought "
Take 2 deep breaths and check your number (rate it) on "This old thought " that was stopping you in your tracks. Repeat until your number is a 2 or less
Recently, I noticed I was looking at many things in one bag and it felt stressful and overwhelming.
When separating out the specific things to do and focusing on what's needed in this moment, it makes life feel more calm and peaceful.
Stay in the moment and focus on what's needed to do at this time and feel less stress and more calm and peace.
This walks you through a simple 3 step system for decluttering.
At times the Holidays are a tuff time for low self-kindness. There are more demands on our time and being hard on ourselves can come up (the house isn't clean enough, wanting to do more . . .).
This Holiday season when you catch your inner voice going down "the Holiday not enough" verbal path, refocus on all you're doing and say something kind about amazing you.
One day life was going great and I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling overwhelmed. On my drive home I realized there was an overflowing basket of feelings that needed to be untangled. It felt good to release it and understand why I felt overwhelmed.
Here's the simple process:
This helps to release overwhelm.
Having less overwhelm leads to more peaceful, joyful days.
Recently I wanted to do something and I had apprehensions about it. With some thought I created a plan to reduce it. Here’s the simple three-step plan:
Planning ahead is a great way to address apprehensions and do the things you want to do in your life.
There are often many choices in life. The choice of a direction in life you want to go for and what to focus on while doing it.
When a day trip was coming, I had some concerns about the timing and such. In the end I chose to embrace the fun of a road trip and I was glad I did.
When choosing something embrace the joy, adventure and fun of it.
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Maintaining personal boundaries is our own responsibility. Sometimes it can feel draining to maintain them but when maintained, it helps to feel more comfortable in our own skin. This builds stronger friendships, relationships and creates more:
If you struggle with saying no look for resources to assist with this. There's a Boundaries eBook about it on Empower Grow Transform store.
What do you want to accomplish this week?
Enjoy your accomplishments.
When life starts to feel hard, I look for ways to make it easier. Here are 3 things that make my life easier (at this time) and could possibly make yours easier too:
These make life easier for me and gives more joyful energy for life and possibilities for others too.
Have you ever done something and it felt so difficult to do?
This happened to me recently. I had a bunch of scans I needed to do and I was using a bed scanner and it was like watching paint dry scanning those documents. Plus, a lot of extra work and time. Then someone suggested getting a double-sided, auto feeding scanner. This made the job fun and I have scanner love.
Use practices and tools you have and if they aren’t working it’s time to find a new one.
Take breaks between your to-dos
and your body will thank you.
Thought by Katrina L-A Davis
Things don't' need to be perfect all the time and having a rating for things comes in handy. In some group calls I was a part of: Good, Better, Best rating came up often. This has come in handy for food choices to rating neighborhoods I would live in.
If perfect isn't working for something take the Good, Better, Best rating for a trial run and see if it’s a fit for you.
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