Appreciate your challenges – we learn the most from our challenges. If you look back on some of the biggest challenges you’ve experienced in your life, you can see what you learned about yourself and how you grew from the experience.
Every difficult experience and challenging person has something to teach you. When you know this it is easier to accept and to forgive so that you can learn what you need to learn and move on more quickly.
When you can appreciate your challenges you will experience breakthroughs like never before. This energy will propel you forward, so you no longer have the experience of feeling stuck.Tweet
A day of doing nothing allows you to renew and re-energize. It allows you to take care of your body, mind and spirit. When you return to your normal life after such a day, you have renewed energy and insights. You’ll find that you accomplish so much more.
If you feel guilty when taking time for yourself in this way, then it would be helpful for you to explore where that comes from. Being on the go all the time without giving yourself time off with nothing to do is not productive, it’s draining.Tweet
When you take the time to do this you will often see that things are going better than you thought they were or that you’ve accomplished and made more progress than you realized.
It’s a simple thing, but it can make a big difference.Tweet
Give truthful feedback – how often do you hold back and not say what you really want to say because you’re afraid of how somebody will react? We all do it – we say yes when we mean no, tell someone everything is okay when it isn’t, and generally say and do things so that other people won’t be upset with us.
When you hold back in this way it blocks your energy. You are not being truthful with the other person or with yourself. Try being brave and saying what you really want to say. You don’t have to say it in a hurtful way. Think of the most positive way you can say it.
When I feel something is going to be particularly difficult for another person to hear, I often start with something like “this feels really uncomfortable for me to say,” or “this is really difficult for me to say because I feel it might upset you, but I respect you enough to tell you the truth…”
The most important thing is the energy behind what you’re saying. If the energy comes from a place of love and support, then you will be helping the other person as well as yourself. If it comes from a place of fear and doubt, the opposite will be true.
Practice giving honest, truthful feedback in a positive way – there is great freedom in being truthful.Tweet
Play more: just because you’re an adult, it doesn’t mean that you should stop playing. Making time for play every day will boost and balance your energy, helping you to feel great and, believe it or not, ultimately helping you to accomplish more.
Think of things you used to do as a child, can you do them now? What other things can you do for play?
The more you allow yourself to play, the better you’ll feel and you’ll develop a deeper sense of love and trust for yourself just because you’re allowing more play into your life.Tweet
Don’t follow the crowd: just because most people do something or like something, doesn’t mean you should too. It’s okay to stand out from the crowd and do something different. It doesn’t matter whether other people don’t understand why you don’t want to follow them. If it doesn’t feel right to you, then don’t do it.
When you follow the crowd rather than owning that you want something different, you give your energy and your power away. Be yourself.
Only do what feels right for you, regardless of what others say or do.Tweet
Connect with your house – your home is a reflection of you and of everything that is going on in your life. The energy in your home is directly connected to you and your state of mind and state of being. So it can either support you or sabotage you. When you connect with your house you allow it to support you.
Connecting with your house means knowing how you feel about every aspect of it, knowing what you are surrounding yourself with and working to enhance the energy everywhere.
Rooms that you don’t use represent parts of your life that you are not giving energy to. Accumulated clutter represents chaos and stagnation in certain areas of your life. Parts of your home that you don’t like represent parts of your life that you don’t like. Things in your home that you don’t need, use, want, or love represent you holding on to the past and to what is no longer relevant in your life – it also keeps you stuck.
When you see that your home reflects you, and that changes you make in your home help you make changes in your life, you allow it to support you in all sorts of ways. It can be a very powerful tool for growth and change – if you let allow it to be.Tweet
Be impeccable with your word – from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Remember that the energy you put out comes back to you, multiplied. So it’s important to be aware of what you say to others and to yourself. The words that you use have energy and they have consequences.
This also applies to things that you say you’re going to do. If you tell someone you’ll do something and you don’t follow through, for whatever reason, the energy that you’re sending out is that you can’t be trusted. You will then attract people into your life who can’t be trusted. If you are unable to follow through on something you said you would do, let the person know as a sign that you respect them and that you respect yourself.
Pay attention to what you say and remember that the energy you put out through your words comes back to you.Tweet