Relationships, disappointments, and financial stress can go from being uncomfortable to unbearable. The end results from just “dealing with it” can cause the frustration, hurt and pain to spiral into an endless hole.
Now more than ever, it is important to practice taking care of you. This quote makes me laugh every time. “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.”
Jump start 2017 with these 5 simple steps:
- Embrace the Negative
In order to appreciate the good stuff that happens in your life, you must experience what you feel as unpleasant. Emotions are your reality. We are human and will always have them. When you are mad, allow yourself to be mad.
Take your time. Allowing yourself to spend time with unpleasant feelings, will provide the opening to the truth behind the emotion.
- Express Gratitude
Gratitude is a feeling from within that sprouts from your heart. Gratitude should be treated like a life-style and should flow generously and not be dished out randomly.
As you live your life in gratitude, you will find yourself being drawn towards focusing on all the good things around you. Even the smallest of small elements in your life become an opportunity to celebrate.
When you live in gratitude, your attention is placed in the present moment where your senses and emotions are heightened.
Let me help you see all the things around you to be grateful for.
- As soon as you open your eyes in the morning, thank your pillow and bed for a good night’s sleep.
- While in the shower, be aware and feel grateful for the warmth of the water on your skin and how magnificent it feels. We all know what a cold shower feels like.
- As you are getting dressed, feel grateful towards yourself for having the ability to purchase nice clothes that feel and look great.
- Ask For What You Want
“WWIT” stands for “What will it take?” When you are looking to attract what you desire in your life, you can simply ask the universe in question form. By starting each question with “what will it take?” you will find this similar to when you ask a friend a question. This is an easy, yet profound way to set your intent as to what experience you want to show up in your life.
Meditation is the #1 element that you must include in your life, daily. There are some great meditations to start with on my website.
- Look Into Mirror
Let me introduce you to the mirror technique. It is a simple and yet profound way to reconnect to the love you feel which no longer exists.
Stand in front of a mirror. Look at your reflection pupil-to-pupil and simple say “I love you. I love you very much. You are the one I love. I love you with all my heart. You are awesome and I love you .” Give yourself 3-4 minutes in front of the mirror repeating these lines many times, in random order and several times thought out the day. Keep practicing every day until it feels comfortable, natural and juicy.
By feeling this love from within, you will discover that you no longer seek to fill a void. The only void that existed in your life was the disconnect you had from your own inner love.