Being prepared for times when life starts to feel more challenging with this practice.
If you want to add more, go for it!
When feeling trapped writing about it is a good way to see what’s going on and what can be done when feeling trapped. Here are some questions to get you started:
Answer these questions and free write about feeling trapped and what your open to do about it. Subtle shifts make a big difference.
Recently I was feeling trapped and I didn’t want to stay there. Here’s what I did:
This eased the trapped feeling and let move forward, feeling more empowered.
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.
Having a self-kindness practice can bring more contentment and joy in life.
Take time for self-kindness and have more joy, contentment and energy for other people and things in life.
One way to nurture self-kindness is to have a list of kind things to do for yourself. Here are some ideas:
When you notice self-kindness fading to the back, it’s a good time to pick up your self-kindness list and do some of them.
Sometimes we get in a rut and self-kindness fades to the back.
One way to improve self-kindness is to have a list of ways to bring focus back to self-kindness. The list could have somethings to check in on and tap about, such as:
Start redirecting back to self-kindness and watch it grow.
Follow these five easy steps for mantra tapping:
Using mantras and tapping at the same time is a powerful practice to use.
Choose a mantra that gives you room to grow
Use a favorite one Or Create your own
Find one that works for you, in this moment
Think about the chosen mantra and write down what comes up
Enjoy what comes from this.
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When adding something new in life, the inner negative Nellie voice can speak up. Here's a practice to quiet the inner nay-sayer:
Having a practice to acknowledge and quiet the inner nay-sayer assists with keeping focus where its wanted.
When wanting something new to happen in life, using practices are a way to implement these. For example, focusing on wellbeing.
These simple steps create a practice to build in something new in life.
Practices and tools are step by step processes to walk through, for example addressing an uncomfortable feeling, self-care or something else. There are steps to:
Life is full of practices, some are tried once (aka taken for a test drive) other are done daily, weekly or more.
When irritating or disappointing events happen, ask yourself:
What was optimistic about this event happening?
When my finances changed, I needed to find an affordable way to entertain myself and I was introduced to streaming. It fit the bill of affordability and I love it!
When I take the time to relax, I can focus better and have more energy for the tasks needed to get done. At times when I need to relax, “beat up” messages will come up. Here are some tips on dialing down these messages:
Don’t beat yourself up when you need to relax. Listen to your body, take breaks when needed and have better energy and focus to get your to-dos done more efficiently.
An old utility trailer was taken from my parent’s house recently. I could have been mad and grumbled about it but what came to mind was:
It’s wasn't getting used and now it will be.
Look for the optimistic, it makes life feel easier and happier too.
When my body was giving me signals to relax, I had resistance to do this. There were many things on my to-do list to get done. In the end I did both and it felt great!
Take time to relax and get things done, you're worth it!
Over the Thanksgiving weekend I took time to rejuvenate myself. I knew there were many things to get done but my body was letting me know to take time to relax. Here are 3 ideas to get you thinking about relaxing:
When your body is telling you to relax, take time and do it!
Here are some ways to self-care while grieving:
Add tapping or holding a point to any of these to make them become more powerful.
There are ups and downs with grief, sometimes a memory will pop into my head that brings me a smile or laugh and other times tears come. Birthday of the deceased or the day they passed can stir grief up. For myself I look forward to the days when grief has ebbed and I can remember the passed person with joy, laughter and peace.
Be kind to yourself and take care when grieving.
For a long time, I thought grieving was for a passing of a person or fur baby. Since then I’ve learned grieving comes when there’s a loss whether it’s a loss due to a passing or an ending of a friendship or marriage or even a way of life.
Be kind and accept yourself as your processing and grieving.
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