Take Control

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I can honestly say that November/December has been quite a bittersweet month for me. It has been ripe with financial mishaps, tons of work stress and various other happenings that would make a really juicy telenovela…Life.

Let’s just say that I have not been my most vibrant, positive self. I am often disappointed that I am not Wonder Woman and as a result, I can’t fix all the problems of the world. Is that a trait of all women or just my overly obsessive gemini moon tendencies?

I found myself in desperate need of a spiritual pick me up. It is a  work in progress. I decided to share this with you because I love spreading good vibes and you like me may be tired, stressed or just need a little boost.

Here are mine…

Rediscovering Gratitude

Gratitude is such a simple and often overlooked concept. We seem to find it easier to focus on the drama and all that is going wrong; instead of just simply giving thanks for the good stuff. Trust me, even when everything appears to be shit there is always some tiny spark of light somewhere . You just have to look.

I find myself complaining a lot lately. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to shift focus to all the good things I have and all of the awesome people I am surrounded by.

 

Giving Your Words power by using I am affirmations

The words you speak shape your life. How do you perceive yourself? What are your strengths? Do you believe that you are fabulous and capable of any and everything you desire?  I encouraged myself to envision and reinforce all the things I am and that I want to become. I used this as an opportunity to redefine my purpose and to celebrate the beauty of being a flawless yet divine being.

It is a basic principle of life what you say and think you eventually become. We are often so discouraged and frustrated by the events of life we forget our power. I pretty much wrote whatever came to mind. I asked myself to draft 10 affirmations and here are mine.

I AM :

*abundantly blessed

* loving and accepting of all of my flaws

* a work in progress. Life was never meant to be perfect only to be enjoyed

* healthy and vibrant

* deserving of all the good things that life has to offer

* determined to achieve all my goals

* creating a life that I love

*am strong and focused

* open and accepting to change

*successful

*love and appreciate me

 

Building Confidence

Learn to love and appreciate your abilities; that is the meaning of confidence. We all doubt ourselves and even the most solid and grounded of us have those moments where we feel less than confident. Visualize yourself as confident and living the life you desire. Visualizing helps me stay focused on my goals even when circumstances are less than ideal.

 

Crafting A Morning Routine

Start the day on a positive note so that whatever transpires throughout the day can not really phase you. Wake up and do something you love, think happy thoughts. Listen to something that stirs your very soul.

Get moving. Pray. Meditate. Make love. Whatever gets you feeling in touch with your soul. I long for a morning routine that does not involve me cursing my alarm and wishing it was Saturday. For days when life does not go as planned; I downloaded some affirmation tracks on my phone to listen to during my work. I find that at least one or a combination of these gets me in the right frame of mind to start the day.

This challenge was a breath of fresh air. The main thing that it taught me is that I have to be consistent. The journey to inner peace and balance is a continuous one and although life can get tricky we must continue to do the things that bring us joy and spark our spirits.

How do you think is the best way to start your day?

Love and Blessings, Heni.

 

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