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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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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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Don’t sweat the small stuff

And it’s all small stuff.

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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.