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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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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.

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Create a fun work desk at home

Need a little inspiration for a work desk you’re putting together at home?

My fun work desk at home features:

  • A frame wall including some pieces Joey and I created
  • Real live plants 🙂
  • Maps of the USA and world
  • A yoga ball to sit on
  • Crystals, incense, a candle
  • String lights and a fuzzy rug
  • A funky closet curtain
  • Some good music

Let’s make work fun again ♡

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Motivation wallpaper

We want to implement a new habit…

Yet day after day, we just don’t do it.

This is me with brewing tea in the morning.

I’d like to get into the habit of blending my own herbs and drinking some hot tea right in the morning…

But wanting is not enough.

This habit, like any habit, is gonna take some upfront work that I haven’t done that yet.

If brewing tea in the morning really is important to me, how am I going to make sure I get it done day after day?

Let’s start by writing up a plan:

  1. Write the habit down somewhere I’ll be able to see it everyday
  2. Research what the best herbs are for morning tea
  3. Order herbs
  4. Prep herbs for easy steeping
  5. Set mug out night before as a prompt

Now that we have the plan, let’s work to execute it starting with #1:

  1. Write the habit down somewhere I’ll be able to see it everyday

Today I designed a cute Morning Routine Wallpaper for my lock screen that brings me joy and reminds me to do a few of my favs in the morning (like brewing tea).

Now to just keep rocking on with my plan…

I’ll update you guys as I go 🙂

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You can either laugh or cry

Things happen unexpectedly.

And it may hurt us and those around us.

We ultimately have two choices…

To either laugh about it or cry about it.

To laugh about it means to find the joy in life no matter the circumstance. When you find joy, you react and live better.

To cry about it means to find the sorrow in life no matter the circumstance. When you find sorrow, you react and live poorly.

While we can’t control what happens to us…

We can make an effort to react better.

To react more light heartedly…

With more love, strength, compassion, and empathy.

It happens. Breathe. React better.

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Take it one step at a time

If you feel overwhelmed with life, let’s focus on the very next step you can take.

Maybe it’s getting out of bed.

Maybe it’s drinking some water.

Maybe it’s eating a healthy snack, writing down a goal, going for a walk, answering a daily reflection prompt, calling a friend.

And maybe it’s literally taking one more step.

It’s not about the day anymore, it’s about the moment. What can we do now to get a little closer to our goals (getting 1% healthier)?

Whatever you need in this moment, allow yourself to have it.

Stay blessed my friends!

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Daily reflection prompts for personal growth

At the end of everyday, write down what you did or didn’t do and how you feel about it.

Below are my daily reflection prompts… use them as you please and feel free to customize them to your specific goals:

Golden nugget: What’s one thing I learned today? (Keep it short and sweet; 5 words or less.)

Rate the following 1-5 and take notes:

  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Reactions
  • Communication

Track exercise: What activities did I do today and for how long?

Track meditation: How many minutes of intentional silence / active resting / deep breathing today?

Track sleep: How many hours of sleep did I get last night? How did that affect my day today?

Track meals: How many healthy meals did I have today? How many unhealthy meals?

Plan, do, review.

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Declutter & Destress

Hi movers! I’m writing to you wishing you nothing but happiness, health, and success.

In the spirit of sharing tips to help busy people like yourself live a healthier life, today we’re touching on how decluttering your space can destress your body.

Saying Yes to Less

I remember reading about a study that was done that proved people are more likely to make a purchase when there are less options.

When people were given a large variety to choose from, most got overwhelmed and left with nothing, others would go back and forth between a few options, ultimately buying nothing. A few did make a purchase.

When people were given less options to choose from they bought almost every time. For example – we’re buying peanut butter – there’s 2 good brands to choose from (so either one is a hit). You also have the choice of creamy or crunchy. Easy choosing.

Now imagine if there were 20 different brands to choose from along with creamy, crunchy, or extra crunchy. It’s a lot to process mentally and this one small task can feel overwhelming. Let alone that’s only one of the many things you are shopping for that day.

This message stuck and I decided to apply this “Say Yes to Less” concept the best I could to my life and home…

Starting with my closet!

Less Clothing = More Joy

Let’s imagine your looking for something to wear for a party. Searching through your drawers and hangers. There’s an endless amount of clothes but you feel like you have absolutely nothing to wear.

This situation can cause our bodies some stress because now we start over thinking and work ourselves up. Nerves go up and our bodies start working in overdrive.

I’ve lived this time and time again, so that’s why I thought the closet was a great place for me to start decluttering.

I tossed old stuff and donated nice-but-not-my-type stuff.

If things didn’t fit right, toss. If I haven’t worn it this past year, toss.

I thinned out my closet to the point where I could fit my life in a duffle bag and personal bag.

The fact that I no longer have racks of clothes to go through every time I get dressed saves me so much mental energy. I also now love everything I wear because I keep what brings me joy and toss what doesn’t – which is a bonus!

Home Reset

I had so much success with decluttering my closet, and I wanted to commit to do a little something to declutter my space (and mind) on a daily basis.

So now each night, I like to do what I call a “home reset”. I go through each room and tuck things away, straighten up decor and furniture, sweep the floor if needed. It’s bliss when you wake up in the morning to a clean home. I feel set up for success and go about the day in a much more calm and confident way.

Look around your home and notice the little things that may be out of place or needs a spot to store. These out-of-place items can cause us unwanted mental chatter. When we clear things up physically, we clear things up mentally.

Wrapping Up

If there’s physical clutter in your space, you may experience mental clutter that’s causing your body stress.

On your free time, consider decluttering parts of your home, car, office, etc and incorporating a nightly home reset before hitting the hay.

Controlling what we can control and keeping our space neat, clean, and set up for success.

Happy decluttering! Much love,

x Cor