By now, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'm a little scattered.
Just a few weeks ago, I was all up in your grill, driving a home a message to slow down in the face of the habitual PUSH across the finish line.
You know that feeling well. Your body is tired. Your mind, frazzled. It feels as though your swimming upstream with a dislocated shoulder and lungs full of snotty goop - and yet - there's a manipulative little voice that lingers somewhere in the caves of your mind doing its best to convince you that if you just push a little harder, if you just grit your teeth and forge forward, everything's gonna be okay.
Even writing that sentence made me feel... meh.
But let's get one thing straight before we move on. There's a huge difference between honouring your body (your greatest messenger of all) and down and out procrastination. Laziness. Couldn't be bothered-ness.
Just as there are times that call for us to press gently on the brakes, ease the hell up, pause and regain our bearings, there's also those sweet-assed moments, days, weeks, months that demand we tighten our shoelaces and take charge.
I want to talk about that energy today, and how powerful and truly creative it is to align with it, harness it and cultivate it from within.
If you've ever suffered from Coulda Woulda Shoulda sydrome, this week's video is for you.
:: If you've beaten yourself up about not hitting a certain mark by age 30...
:: If you're still trying to swallow down the bitter ash of regret...
:: If you're still dipping your toes in and out of that swamp of Comparisonitis...
Do yourself a favour and click play.
Now, just a warning: this video is about 12 minutes long, but truth be told, it's one of my favourites and I think you'll love it, so please don't skip it. If you're short on time, I've included an audio version that's ripe for downloading to your smart phone. This is one you'll want to refer back to time and time again (complete with a love-laden smackdown). :)
Here's a reminder of those steps mentioned in the video:
:: Acceptance = crucial and healing. You coulda woulda shoulda maybe might've. But you didn't, and you haven't, and here you are. This rocks.
:: We're creative, energetic beings. We call into our life more of what we already are, not more of what we want.
:: Shift your focus. A simple reframe from 'This isn't what I want' to 'What's possible for me?' is a goodie.
:: Set up a consistent, indulgent visualisation practice that allows you to cultivate your desires within.
:: Ask yourself: 'Why is my current situation perfect?' Take it a step further and WANT WHAT YOU HAVE.
:: Ask yourself: 'What's stopping me from getting what I want?'
:: Dive deeper. 'What's stopping me from getting what I want, that I can control?'
:: Move your body. Quit sitting on the fence. Shuffle in the direction of your dreams. Get goin'!
:: Let's quit it with the Time Game. Any limiting idea you've ever learnet about time – I should be married with kids by 30, retired by 60, successful by 40 – burn it. BURN. IT.
I hope this message found you at just the right time. A thousand thank you's for being here, reading this, viewing this. Means the world to me.
Now, I'd love you to share an insight or two in the comments below. Tell me: what's been holding you back that you CAN control, and what ACTION are you going to take to proactively rearrange your life? I bloody can't wait to read your responses!
All shares appreciated and loved, also. Always.
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