The struggle has been REAL lately. Anyone else feeling these (almost) post-pandemic, eclipse season, full moon vibes or is it just me?
In case you need it too, here’s your friendly reminder: It is 100% your responsibility to create a life that YOU deem beautiful and that you love. You are co-creating this one precious life with the Universe and it’s time to start taking small steps (or heck – a giant leap!) towards your happiness.
So…how can you flip your perspective and turn off (or at least quiet down) the negative programming that’s going on inside your head? What are some small tweaks you can sprinkle in throughout your day to make things feel a little more juicy and fun…especially when life feels anything but that? Here are a few things I’ve pulled out of my toolbox lately in case they can help you too:
Write a gratitude list. It is physically impossible to be in a state of gratitude and also mad at the world. Sometimes I write my “greats” down and other times I just list them in my head (while showering, making breakfast, etc). Start with 3-5 and know that they don’t have to be anything big or extravagant. Something that shows up on my list often is the simple fact that I woke up that morning and all five of my senses are working…because I TRULY am grateful for that.
Drink your morning juice or water out of a wine glass. I used to do this on my birthday and other special occasions until one day I was like, “this feels so fun, why do I only do it a few days out of the year?” It’s such a small thing and it really helps make the morning feel special.
Carve out time in the morning or evening to “fill your cup”. My go-to is sitting down to actually enjoy my first cup of coffee in the morning. Taking this 20-30 minutes to be intentional with my morning brew (instead of sucking it down while I’m getting ready) makes all the difference in my day. For you, it might be getting crafty, reading a book, taking a bath, cooking a BIG meal. Whatever it is – make time for it! We often underestimate how impactful just 15-20 minutes of a relaxing activity can be in our overall mood. What energizes you? What re-charges you? Do THAT.
Listen to music while you work, get ready, or do chores around the house. Hello, dance party!! 10/10 recommend this over just having the news on in the background. Create your own playlist or find one on a streaming app that gets you going. Need inspo – here’s my go-to: [Spotify – gurl powa]
Light a candle. There was a time when I used to “save” my candles for a special occasion and you know what would happen? I’d never burn the damn candle. (Anyone else out there?) Nothing bad will happen if you burn your candle on a random Tuesday night just because you feel like it…I promise!
Last, but certainly not least: Swap out the phrase “I have to” with “I get to”. (Full disclosure – I need more work on this one!) It’s a simple mind trick and it works. Even if you don’t believe it at first…the more you tell yourself that you “get” to do something instead of “having” to do it – you’ll feel the subtle energy shift!
Hope this serves as a gentle reminder that YOU are in control of your day. I’d love to hear the little ways you make your days feel extra special. Let me know below!
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Ok…. How did I NOT KNOW you had a blog??!!! This is such perfect timing for me today. We are struggling with a HUGE life change thrown at us out of the blue. My anxiety is on over drive. The negative thoughts bombard my mind constantly. I try to use ALL of the skills that I have- but sometimes the anxiety still wins. Thank you so much for your post. I will take on a few more mins-changing ideas of yours!!!.
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Anxiety is no joke, Amy. I’m sorry it’s been rough for you the past couple of days. Keep reaching for your tools and I’ll be sending you thoughts of peace and comfort 😘
I feel my energy shifting to a place of GRATITUDE after reading this. Also, planning to drink my morning water from a fancy wine glass starting tomorrow. I needed this. Thank you!
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