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Take some time off

From work and from your regular routine.

You work hard when you work. That’s easy.

But to balance life out, you gotta play hard too – with good intentions.

How can we use time off to make sure we are growing our mind, body, and soul?

We can use our time off to…

  • decompress
  • ponder
  • read a good book
  • travel / explore
  • spend time with loved ones
  • plan goals
  • create something
  • declutter

How do you like to use your time off?

I’m currently on a road trip (3 days in). I took 3 weeks off from work and am taking full advantage.

There’s a 200 mile race happening in Ohio right now that Joey is running and I’m here crewing to help keep the runners going. A twofer.

Fun stuff getting out of my comfort zone 🙂

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What does it mean to know yourself?

To know yourself is to know your feelings.

In the left hand, we have love and peace.

In the right hand, we have pain and hurt.

Both sides are within us.

To know yourself is to know that the feelings of pain and hurt are within you as well as the feelings of love and peace.

To know yourself is to no longer get surprised when feelings of anger or sadness come up…

They’re actually expected to surface now and then, in fact anticipated.

To know yourself is to know how to attract positive energy back into your life when you are experiencing negative thoughts and feelings.

When you feel anger boil up – maybe someone’s driving slow on the road for example – are we letting the feeling of anger take over? Or are we taking a breather and letting it go?

Simply knowing both the pain and the peace are within you may give you a sense of relief.

You’re no longer fighting against the current…

You’re flowing with the tide.

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Attract positive energy in 60 seconds

You can attract positive energy anywhere at any time.

Find a quiet corner to sit comfortably…

Or don’t (because again, you can do this anywhere !!! like in a busy store or restaurant, during work, at home, in church, at the gym, on the toilet).

We could all use a little more positive energy throughout our busy days…

Especially when we start experiencing negative thoughts and feelings.

So here’s my quick checklist on how to attract positive energy in 60 seconds:

Play some music if you can / desire to.

And when you are ready, begin…

  1. Deep belly breaths
  2. Give thanks
  3. Draw positive energy in
  4. Get loose and stretch
  5. Dance / bust a move

See a visual > here < on my Pinterest.

May positive energy be with you always.

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Higher Form of Reasoning

Something bad ever happen and it turned out to be for your own good in the end?

Maybe you learned a valuable lesson, or an opportunity came and you were at the right place at the right time.

Higher Form of Reasoning is a way of thinking, a belief, that everything that happens is for our greater good.

The good, the bad, all of it.

This way of thinking invites more love, joy, happiness, and hopefulness in our lives.

When we dwell on the bad, victimizing ourselves “poor us” – we invite more grief, sadness, anger, and jealously in our lives.

Higher Form of Reasoning tells us that it’s all working in our favor 🙂

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Fill your space with things that inspire you to…

LEARN, MOVE, and CREATE more.

Books, plants, yoga stuff, writing desk, boho decor, crystals, incense, good music.

What inspires you?

How you can fill your space with things that inspire you to learn, move, and create more?

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Which foods will give me lasting energy?

Simple answer here… whole foods!

Foods like rice, beans, potatoes…

Fruits, vegetables, grains…

All of these natural foods contain vitamins and minerals that our bodies love and need.

Keep on reading:

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Spicy Ginger Tea

Upset stomach? Feeling a little off health wise? Bloated? Achy? Need an energy boost?

Try some spicy ginger tea 🙂

Ingredients

  • Ginger root
  • Turmeric root powder
  • Black pepper
  • Water

Supplies

  • Small pot
  • Mug

Instructions

1. Place a small pot of water on high heat.

2. Throw in a slice of ginger root, a tablespoon of turmeric root powder, and some cracked black pepper.

3. Boil your tea for 15 mins.

4. Pour in your mug, let cool, and enjoy!

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Motivation lighthouse

Lighthouse: a tower or other structure containing a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea.

Lighthouse to ship as goal to me.

My goals act as a beacon light, guiding me along my way through life.

When I am faced with hard decisions or situations…

My goals are there to warn me of the risks of going in the wrong direction.

Motivation lighthouse. My guiding goals.

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Life feeling easy? Do your day differently

Workouts are easy, the daily routine is easy, the food shopping is easy, the work is easy.

When life feels easy, we’re comfortable.

We feel in control, we have our rhythm down, and we got a plan going without any perceived flaws.

BUT something we know to be true is that we only grow when we’re uncomfortable.

So if life is feeling easy, I’m not growing?

Precisely.

So how do I keep growing when life feels easy?

I’m glad you asked! You can…

Life feeling easy? Do your day differently 🙂

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Use it or lose it

My decluttering mantra: “use it or lose it.”

Look around, if you haven’t used something for over a year – absolutely get rid of it.

I have a 6 month rule for materials and a 1 year rule for clothes (all the seasons).

If I haven’t used something in 6 months, I toss or donate it.

If I haven’t worn something in 1 year, I toss or donate it.

Keep it simple. You can always buy something similar again if you need to, but I doubt it 🙂

Less is more.