We make a variety of choices every day - what to do, where to go, what to eat, who to talk to, and what to say. Many of these little daily decisions seem small and insignificant in the moment, but if we make them without awareness - on autopilot - we may unintentionally be impacting our long-term health and wellbeing.
The quality of presence is important for us to be able to fully engage with our life and to make conscious, heart-centered decisions. When it comes to major life decisions, if we are not checking in with our heart first, we may make decisions that are not in alignment with our life values or our deepest needs and desires. These decisions may send us on a path away from the life we want to create. To make conscious choices, we need to be clear about our values, needs, priorities, and desires so we can align our choices to what is most important to us.
Becoming more present supports you in:
•Finding peace, groundedness and harmony within yourself
•Getting in touch with your heart and clarifying what you most want from life
•Shifting your mindset toward abundance, blessings and gratitude, which also increases other positive emotions
•Expressing your spirit in creative ways that nourish your heart and soul
•Exploring the full range of your emotions and learning to express them in healthy and productive ways
•Extending yourself kindness, compassion, forgiveness and love
•Exploring the deepest essence of who you are for increased self-awareness and understanding
•Exploring and discovering which practices resonate with you and support your spiritual growth and wellbeing
How present are you in YOUR life?
Are you making heart-centered choices?
If you're like me, you have probably spent much of your life focused on your work/professional goals. Perhaps you've been pushing forward, trying to make things happen. Maybe you're even seeing those external signs of success and feel like you've gotten most of what you've wanted - a decent job, a great house, a fantastic car... But perhaps now you're feeling weighed down. You're juggling many responsibilities and competing priorities, you're feeling the pressure of other people's expectations, and/or are driving yourself to the point of exhaustion.
Maybe you feel like even though you have the tangible things you've wanted, your life is still missing something, or you're still longing for connection, fun, joy, or fulfillment. Or maybe you find yourself still chasing some elusive idea of "happiness."
Sometimes we need to take a step back, re-evaluate where we are in our life, and ask ourselves different questions:
• Are the choices I'm making truly heart-centered, aligned to my values, and supporting my long-term wellbeing?
• How can I find my center and reconnect with the essence of who I am and what I want?
This exploration ignites our curiosity and helps us create a strong foundation that supports us in making choices that will move us toward the way we want to be living.
I am here to support you in this work, supporting you in:
• Exploring where your heart is calling you to go next
• Clarifying your core values and the vision you are creating for your life
• Making aligned choices that move you forward
• Releasing fears, perfectionism, workaholism, need for control, and other patterns that are impacting your wellbeing and limiting you from reaching your full potential
• Learning how to extend yourself kindness, compassion, and forgiveness
• Cultivating positive emotions and expanding your emotional fulfillment
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Are you focused on the right things?
It's easy to fall into the groove of life and keep doing the things we've always done - even when those things no longer make sense, don't fulfill our needs, or don't create joy. If you have been:
-feeling stretched thin and pulled in multiple directions
-feeling like you have little control over your time/schedule
-spending too much time/energy on things that really don't matter all that much
-feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or easily stressed
-feeling agitated by things that normally wouldn't bother you
-believe you don't have time for self-care or feel guilty if you do take it ...
Ask yourself if you have been focusing on the right things. Get honest with yourself about what needs your time and attention. What changes do you need to make to move you in the direction you want to be headed?
'The cost of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it' - Henry David Thoreau
In order to fully experience a spiritually abundant life, we need to quit focusing on what is wrong and redirect our attention to what is good - right now. Seeing life as a series of problems to be solved, or believing life is hard keeps us focused on the negative and stuck in the past.
I have grappled with a lack mindset and negativity throughout my life - these deeply engrained ways of thinking have held me back in all areas of my life - in personal relationships and in my work - and have even had a negative impact on my health and wellbeing habits.
Recently it came to my awareness that - even though I have already done a lot of work to identify and release limited thinking and beliefs - I was still being weighed down by some very unhelpful and pervasive ways of thinking. I spent some time exploring questions like:
-What limiting beliefs still need my attention?
-What other blocks are still keeping me stuck?
-What realignments do I need to make so I can move forward?
Through this reflective process, I saw how fear, self-doubt, and the 'imposter syndrome' were keeping me playing small and stuck in inaction. Then I identified new choices I could start making immediately to get me unstuck and moving forward. I opened to the process of healing and releasing these harmful ways of thinking and patterns of behaviors, which created space for new ways of being to emerge.
When we choose to carry the burdens of our past, it limits our ability to fully experience freedom, joy and abundance. Choosing to ground ourselves in love supports us in shifting our mindset and our energy toward grace, gratitude, forgiveness so we can open fully to abundance in all areas of life. Our choices have a huge impact on how we experience life. What will you choose today?