Opening to abundance and JOY, for some of us, is challenging. When you've learned through life experiences to settle into lack, negativity, and doubt, happiness feels elusive and abundance just out of reach. I found myself stuck in these unproductive mindsets, which impacted EVERY area of my life. I settled for less in relationships. I played too small in my work, pulled back from my biggest dreams, and blocked abundance and money from flowing in. Allowing myself to "receive" anything, including simple offers of help or even compliments, was a huge hurdle I've had to overcome.
Once I realized how I was holding myself back, I started healing old stories, shifting old mindsets and reframing my beliefs. I practiced receiving with gratitude. I allowed grace into my life. I have been learning what *really* makes me happy and have spent more time doing those things. Doing this work has helped me open to both abundance and joy.
Life is to damn short to spend time believing we aren't made for more. In what ways have you experienced these blocks? Do you know what truly makes you happy? Are you struggling to receive or welcome abundance?
Maybe I can help. Let's set up a call to explore your specific challenges. If I can't help you, I'll do my best to connect you with someone who can.
WHY QUIT...? Over the last ten years, I have quit everything from jobs to relationships to unhealthy or unproductive habits, to mindsets and unhelpful core beliefs. My focus has been on RELEASING HEAVY BAGGAGE - letting go of anything in my life that was not aligned to my mission/purpose/vision and values. Activities, habits, and even relationships that are not moving us in our desired direction are a HUGE drain of our time and energy.
When we let go of what's pulling us down, we feel lighter and we create MORE time, MORE space, and MORE energy. This is important because it frees us up for what truly matters and what we truly enjoy. Letting go also creates space for the NEW to emerge. With more space and more energy, we can open to new possibilities, new opportunities, and new beginnings.
The first step is noticing what's sucking your time and draining your energy. Then you can evaluate what you need to completely let go of versus where you just need to make some adjustments. What extra weight are YOU carrying?
-Busyness, striving for perfection, or over-achievement?
-Other people's expectations?
-Your own unrealistic expectations?
-Old hurts, anger, resentment?
-Relationships that drain you?
How often do we hear that "winners never quit"...? While this sentiment certainly has its time and place, it's not a hard rule that should ALWAYS be followed. If we have set an important goal that is aligned to our values, mission/purpose and vision, then YES - we need to keep moving forward even when things get hard.
But - if we find ourselves in a situation that is more draining than fulfilling over time, then we need to question if the situation is still the right fit. This extends to our work, our relationships, and other ways we spend our time. We need to pay attention to the time wasters and energy drains, and how we feel about the situations we find ourselves in. If we discover that we are in a situation that's no longer aligned to how we want to be living our life, or how we want to feel, then it may be time to exit and make a new choice.
Endings are hard. As we bring old habits, ways of being, or relationships to a close, we may feel resistance and we may experience a sense of loss as we let go. It's important to honor our discomfort, but choose to keep moving forward.
If you need help sorting out the endings that need to occur in your life, and/or navigating the actual process of letting go, please reach out and schedule a call with me to see how I can help.
I had a whole list of things I was intending to do yesterday, but I checked very few of those tasks off my list. My body was begging for a day of release, rest, and replenishment. I used to believe these kinds of days were wasted days... but now I view it as a different kind of productivity.
If I don't allow myself the time I need to process and release my lower frequency emotions such as sadness, frustration, or anger, then I carry them longer than necessary... and that impacts my productivity for a longer period of time. Letting my emotions surface, experiencing them fully, inquiring into what needs my attention, and then allowing the release to occur naturally is so much more productive than trying to repress them or soothe them with unhealthy habits.
I've come to view rest as productive time, too... it's giving time and space for a physical, mental, and emotional reset so I can begin the next day feeling refreshed and ready to focus on my intentions and goals.
When was the last time you allowed yourself a day of rest...? What are your favorite ways to rest and reset?