You work hard. You need to take the time to relax and unwind. Treating yourself to this time will help you create your amazing future even faster!
It is easy to just go, go, go, and then just keep going! If you’re not doing, you’re not achieving, right? Wrong. You have got to take a breather once in a while and get your strength back, and keep your focus on track. Today, take a 20 minute break from “doing”, and focus on “thinking”.
Here are a few ways that you can restore yourself and regain your mental focus.
- Take a long bath or a shower, by yourself.
- Lock yourself in your bedroom and just sit on the bed quietly. Bring your journal, just in case.
- Do yoga.
- Do a small meditation and focus only on your breathing. Concentrate on visualize what you want for yourself.
- Go out to the garden, or in your yard, and sit for 20 minutes without doing any work. Just enjoy what you have created.
- Sit on your porch and do nothing but enjoy everything around you. You may also choose to sit on your couch if you live in Calgary, and it is still freezing in May!
- Get up 20 minutes earlier than normal and just sit and have a coffee or tea before anyone else gets up. Enjoy the quiet and the lack of doing. Look out your windows and notice what is happening around you. You may just see a sunrise, some wildlife, or another thing that makes you wonder about your neighbor.
Start treating yourself to 20 minutes of “no do” time every week. Remind yourself that taking this 20 minutes is a huge part of creating your success. You will connect with yourself in ways that you have forgotten, and you will begin creating your future faster. Find true happiness in treating yourself each week. Make it important and do not justify it to anyone. If you are going to pick one thing to do to change your life, this has to be it. Find 20 minutes each week and start expanding yourself. Experience the joy of being with you, for you. Namaste.
Throughout our lives, we take things on because we think that these things will fulfill us. We may end up spending our time doing things we don’t really want to do because we feel obliged. We may be hanging onto certain objects because we feel obliged, or emotional about them. I would encourage you today to think about how you fill your time, and how you fill the spaces you live in. Choose to let go of something today that is just no longer fitting in your life, whether it is a thing, or an activity. Releasing yourself from the emotional ties that you have to certain things in your life is an incredibly freeing experience, and one that will open you up to the possibility that less is always more. Give yourself more by letting go. Freedom is yours for the taking.
Success Law: It’s all in the Perspective.
On a rainy Tuesday morning, my alarm woke me up with a great song by Trooper…
“We’re here for a good time,
not a long time,
so have a good time,
the sun can’t shine everyday!”
This was exactly what I needed to hear this morning, and it’s so true. We never know how long we have in this particular life, and it is too easy to get caught up in the negative things that come our way.
While the sun can’t shine every day, we can enjoy every minute of what we have no matter what the sun is doing! While hauling liquor in the pouring rain this morning, one of my dream team members told me how she just loves the rain and would happily haul booze in it any day! What a fabulous outlook!
Let’s face it. Shit happens. The Universe can’t just keep sending you rainbows and flowers and unicorns everyday. Otherwise, you’d get bored and you wouldn’t appreciate it when those things did come to you. So the next time “shit happens” to you, remember that something magical will be heading up the rear (ha ha). Have a good time. Enjoy the small, special moments in your life while you are on your journey to greatness, and smile through all the other stuff that gets thrown at you. When you are in the middle of a rainstorm in your life, remember that this too shall quickly pass, and a rainbow will appear. Have a wonderful week.
Today’s Inspiration is from a classic Eagles song…
“Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind!”
Make sure you slow things down a little and enjoy the things that are happening, and the things that you have, right now. Plan for the future, and work towards your dreams but realize that NOW is what you have, and NOW is the perfect time to enjoy what you have. Don’t lose your mind in the fast lane. Breathe, Relax, appreciate, enjoy, and have a little fun. Namaste.
Use your positive thinking power! A band that I grew up singing with, the Beach Boys, inspired me this morning. “I’m picking up good vibrations…good, good, good, good vibrations!”
You are receptive everyday to the stimuli all around you. Remember that you have full control over which stimuli you allow into your space. You have got to tune out the negative, and only allow in the positive. Filter out the bad, and let in only good. You have the power to do this. Namaste.
Some songs just seem to give you what you need when you need it.
Electric Light Orchestra was singing right to me the other day…
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold tight to your dream
And now I cannot get it out of my head. It is important to create a dream in your head. Visualize that dream and then never, ever let go of it. Things may not always go the way that you thought they would, but you will still end up with the results you want…if you can “hold on tight to your dream!”
See where you want to go and then have a little faith in the process. It matters not how you get there, only that you end up getting there. So enjoy the adventure, and the unknowns, that life gives you. The unknown will only be an unknown for a little longer. Clever advice from my mom, Janet Legere.
Dream big and then never let that dream fade or be taken from you. You are in control, even when you tell yourself you’re not.
It’s TGIWWW (Wicked Women’s Wednesday) tomorrow…and I am looking forward to my standing Wednesday lunch with my mom and my sister. We are coming into our fourth year of choosing to spend Wednesday afternoons together! And even after all these years, the time always goes too quickly on Wednesdays.
Thanks for choosing to read my inspirations. You ROCK!
Life can be hectic, and our own lofty goals can sometimes interfere with our feelings of happiness. Consider your happiness definition.
My 6 year old daughter Kayley reminded me tonight that “all you need to survive is food, and life and love”.
While we are frantically chasing down other things in our lives, we can forget that the simplest of things are often the most desirable and the most rewarding. Most of the time, we already have these simple things, but we are too busy to enjoy them.
Make some time to enjoy a relaxed, healthy meal with the people you love. Truly savor the food that is nourishing your body and giving you the energy you need to live your best life. Be grateful for the health you enjoy everyday. And tell the people you love how much you love them. And when they tell you how much they love you, let your heart swell with happiness. To be loved by anyone is an amazing feeling.
Be thankful for everything you already have in your life, and do not take anything for granted. Don’t forget to smile, especially if you feel like you don’t want to. Namaste.
Always seek out Books on Motivation to help you with stress. There will be times when you will feel overwhelmed, and you may wonder how you are possibly going to accomplish everything that you want to accomplish in your life, or even in your day. When you feel this way, you need to know that you are not alone in achieving your dreams. The Universe is waiting to help you, but it needs you to provide guidance. You need to be true to yourself about your dreams, and about the results you want to see in your life. Keep a journal and consistently write things down. This is one way to connect with the Universe about your desires and feelings. Writing things down solidifies them in your own mind, and gets you working on things at a subconscious level. It’s like taking action in your sleep! You will be amazed at what the Universe will do for you when you are willing to put yourself out there. Opportunities will start showing up from every angle, and you will find yourself spending time assessing these opportunities instead of worrying about how you are going to get it all done.
And when opportunities are presented to you, be sure to say thank you to the Universe in whatever way feels good to you. Giving thanks, and appreciating the small things that happen, will ensure that more is sent your way. So chase all your dreams, even if they seem scary and unachievable. You don’t have to do it alone. Namaste.
I recently read a book to my 3 girls called “Little Miss Giggles”, part of the Little Miss Collection.
In this story, Little Miss Giggles wakes up one day and she has lost her giggle!
Mr. Happy, who of course cannot stand to see anyone not happy, figures out a way to help her get her giggle back. He gives her an empty box that says something like “Contains 1 Giggle”. She opens it up and says “There is nothing in here!” And he says, “of course there is”…
and then she starts giggling!
This story just reminded me of how powerful that computer is that you have inside of your head. You can truly create everything you want and need with your mind. You need to know how powerful your mind is, and you need to start using it to benefit you everyday. Let’s start a giggle revolution by making some boxes of giggles, and sharing them with others around us. Soon, we will will all be laughing our way through every day. What could be more perfect? Namaste.
On her 8th Birthday, my daughter Trinity wore a shirt with the following small, inspiring quote on it:
Free to Love, Dream and Be ME!
Give yourself the freedom to love, dream and be YOU everyday.
Just Be Free. Namaste.