Blue Brown Soul positive quotes of the week

I have been in quite a thoughtful, deep mood recently and its led me to create lost of little reminders to myself, I would love to share these with you. Things to keep you in a positive, happy headspace. 

‘It doesn’t matter that you fell, what matters is the fact you managed to get yourself back up in order to try again.’

‘Sometimes the path we take are not those that we expect, in fact they are better’

‘All the answers to all the questions you have on your mind lie within YOU’

‘If you look hard enough, you will see signs in every step you take, you just need to keep your eyes open wide enough’

‘Be here, be right here, right now’

‘Although you may not feel like it is a big achievement, getting up is enough’

‘Be your own best friend, be the best friend you could possibly be to yourself’

‘Darkness is always followed by light. Just like a dark night is followed by a bright morning. Remember this when things seem they will never get better’

There will be more, so please watch this space…Happy Happy Friday x

 

 

 

 

 

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How to find space

In todays busy world, finding space can be really difficult, for myself, I get so carried away with the stresses of every day life that i move so far away from taking some time to just be and it usually effects my health and wellbeing before I have had a chance to notice or do anything about it, I have spiralled out of control beyond viewable sight. If I am honest with myself, I get stuck in a circular habit. I am sure I am not the only one with this problem.

Reflecting on my year, new challenges I have faced and recurring habits, I am more determined then ever to break them but how does one break a recurring habit? Well this is what I plan to do in 2018 to move closer to a happier place.

  1. Breathe – Quite a simple one really, keep focussing on breathing, especially when it starts to get too much
  2. Take a holiday – I have always toyed with the idea of taking a holiday on my own. 2018 is the year I will be doing it.
  3. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself – we play so many roles in our life and I always struggle with them, feeling I have to be perfect at each one BUT that’s impossible. I don’t want to be perfect anymore, I just want to be ok.
  4. Work on getting better sleep – It has been a year of bad sleep. This MUST change and only I can make this happen. I must take control of my thoughts and emotions, especially before bed.
  5. Be honest with myself – I can see when things are becoming too much but I never do anything about it till its too late. I intend to be more honest with myself and try to catch the problem before it escalates.
  6. Take a step back – Sometimes, all you need to do is remove yourself from the situation and see it from a distance. I need to see things from a distance and stop being so attached to the problem which leads me on to the next point..
  7. Focus on the solution and not the problem – Everything will be fine but its hard to see that when you have escalated in to panic zone, so instead of looking at the problem, the positive answer is to look at the solution.
  8. Believe – Have faith, trust the universe, go with the flow, its all the same thing but I must believe that everything is exactly the way it is meant to be so thinking in retrospect that I should have done this or done that is pointless because everything is perfect how it is.
  9. Don’t be so hard on yourself – if it doesn’t happen, its ok, if you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s ok. If you don’t know the answers yet, its ok. Everything comes in good time, there is no rush. Yes life is short but the short life can be full of hundreds of possibilities.
  10. Be in the moment – Not in the past or in the future but just right here, in this moment.
  11. Don’t think too much – Emptying my mind is one of my biggest goals, if I can do this, I am on my way there, I know it won’t be easy so I won’t be putting too much pressure on myself.
  12. Don’t force things – sometimes if things don’t work out, its for a reason, hold that thought!

This list is already starting to look more like an essay so I shall stop there, have you reflected on your year? What will you be working towards in 2018?

A Gratitude Diary

It’s quite amazing I haven’t mentioned this before, especially as so many people keep talking to me about it, so I decided this week is the time to make a change and I started listing things I am grateful for.

It’s been interesting because you start thinking about not just the big things but the more basic things, yesterdays list consisted of the following:

I am grateful for the Gym – I am trying really hard to get back in to some kind of routine so I was soooo grateful to have gone to the gym.

I am grateful for family – I am grateful for the love all my family have for me, I am a very very lucky girl when it comes to this.

I am grateful for friends – The offering of guidance, support and general advice, I have a wonderful group of friends whom I am very grateful for.

I am grateful for time alone – I spend a lot of time on my own nowadays, many years ago this would have been a challenge but nowadays, it is something I really enjoy.

I am grateful for warmth – On cold days, how wonderful is it to be in a warm home. To have access to warm clothes and a roof over your head.

Finally and most importantly…

I am grateful for my breath – To be alive, to live another day, to have good health, to have more opportunities to reach your goals and ambitions. Even if your lost and you feel like you can’t find your way, as long as you have this, you honestly have everything – although it may not feel like it.

I could go on but I shall stop. It is so easy to get caught up in the small things that might play on your mind, get self absorbed and in some way trapped in your own world of constant ungratefulness for what you have, so taking a step back and reflecting on gratitude really helps you to see whats important and how lucky you really are. Remember, not everyone is as lucky as you…

So, tell me, what are you grateful for today?

Stress Affirmations…

Thank you to Ms M for introducing me to Louise Hay. Stress free affirmations is just what I needed!

Here are a few from her book ‘I can do it’. I intend to get the CD version for my drives to work too.

‘I let go of all fear and doubt and life becomes simple and easy for me’

‘I create a stress free world for myself.

‘I relax all my neck muscles and let go of any tensions in my shoulders.’

‘I slowly breath in and out and I find myself relaxing more and more with each breath.’

‘I am a capable person and I can handle anything that comes my way.’ 

And if you want a quick taster. Have a listen to this:

What is your purpose?

Why are we here? What is our purpose?

These are questions I often ask myself, if I am still on this earth, it must be for a reason but what is that reason? But how do we find our purpose?

Well start by reflecting on what makes you happy? What do you love doing? Once you are doing what makes you happy, you are successfully achieving your purpose. So create a vision of what you love, whats important to you and what you want to be doing with your life and once you are making this vision reality, you are meeting your life’s purpose, pretty simple hey!

A article worth reading..

Last week I spoke about the things we can do to get more connected with our soul. I then found this article which I highly recommend you read:

10 ways to get more in touch with your soul

Everything is going to be ok…

Everything is going to be ok.
but how do you know?
it’s a feeling that lies deep inside of me
but how can you trust a feeling?
we call that feeling your soul
but what is the soul?
The soul is the true nature of you
but aren’t I me?
No you are deeper than that
Then what am I?
You are a beautiful, loving, peaceful being and all you need to know is everything is going to be ok, it always is and it always will be. Trust me!