A few basics in a crisis- Tuesday Tips

Hey Lovely Souls.

My family is in another health crisis and it’s been consuming our energy. In that it’s easy to lose all sense of caring for ones self. While I really get that, I am in that what I need to remember (and am great about reminding others of!) is that when we don’t take care of our most basic needs during these times we can then get so stressed, sick or overwhelmed that we are no good to the one who is having the health crisis or anyone around us.

  1. Just Breathe, when we are stressed, worried, sad, angry we sometimes forget to actually consciously breathe. I am reminding my loved one of that too when I start to see the shallow or what appears to be stressed energy breathing.. In through the nose out through the mouth!
  2.  Hydrate and nourish your body as well as you can. Hydrate, try to make healthier choices for your food, move a little bit.
  3. Pray, Meditate, use a mantra, repeat an affirmation. When our energy is too focused on the worry, sadness, anxiety we are not helping ourselves or our loved one in the crisis. I am not saying those things won’t come up, they will. But having a prayer, meditation etc… to repeat helps refocus our energy and mindset.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

List it – Self and Soul Care Saturday

Hey Inspiring Soul!

It sounds too simple to be true. Making lists can be an act of self-care. I really believe this to be true. I could go on and on and on about lists and the various type to make. I will save some of those for another post! Here are some ways to use list as an act of self-care.

  1. Brain dump lists: When we get on overwhelm it’s easy to feel like we have to have it all figured out like, yesterday! When we feel like this all of that stuff can get jumbled in our heads and feel even more overwhelming. Often the simple act of writing it out helps to put things into perspective and help us feel calmer. This is simply a list that holds the things that you have on your mind, no order, no categories simply dumping it on paper!
  2. Create an inspiration list, self-care acts list, gratitude list.
  3. List your priorities (in general, for the day…)  now look at how you are spending your day do those two support or oppose one another? Adjust accordingly where you can.
  4. List things you appreciate about yourself, where you have rocked it lately.
  5. While I love to create to do lists. A list that can be really wonderful to make is a to be list. (ex: calm, focused, kind, gentle, energetic etc… )
  6. Break it down… Do you have a specific task or project? Make a list to break it down into tiny steps.
  7. List meals for the week (and or health actions)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

Empowered ways to start your day…. – Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Soul!

Often the way we start our days sets the tone for the rest of the day. I am of the belief though that you can get a little reset or begin again anytime of the day. But it sure is awesome when we can with intention set the tone for that day!

Here are 5 ways to start your day with Empowerment and Intention:

  1. Move your body, maybe you only have 5 minutes to do a walk, some stretches, yoga or dance… 5 minutes is better than no minutes and you have started the day empowered and showing up for yourself.
  2. Dive into your spiritual practice, whatever it is for you. Creating, writing, praying, meditating, reading etc…
  3. Set your intentions for the day, how do you want to show up?
  4. Check in with yourself before you check in with your to dos. How are you feeling, what’s tugging at you?
  5. Eat/drink something that really nourishes you.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Intention and Release- Journal Prompt

Hey! Beautiful Soul!

We are in (or just about) a brand new month (June, how the heck did that happen!!??) It’s been a heck of a month for several reasons. There is lots of energy around it, positive and negative. I want to go into this next month with intention and some spaciousness. In order to do that, I have to focus in on my intention and let go of some things.

The prompt this week is:

What do I want to feel, Create, Explore and Accomplish in the new month coming up? Then what do I need to loosen my grip, let go of, release from the month coming to a close? 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Resisting Learning- Journal Prompt

Hey Beautiful Soul!

Life is so full of lessons. Some are really clear and we just lean into them and take them in with relative ease. Others it’s like being bonked with a 2×4 over and over and  yet we just keep needing to get reminded.

Often I think this is because of discomfort, we are resisting the lesson. But that doesn’t make it go away (trust me I have tried and seen other people try to, it just get’s heavier!)

I think the first step in healing is to be truthful with yourself. I like to say…  You gotta reveal it to heal it! The revealing is to you for you. So today I ask  you to show up in your resistance and discomfort and reveal to heal by asking  yourself…

What lesson(s) am I resisting learning? 

Deep Breath.  You’ve got this!

Heather

6 ways to do a Mini Reset

Hey Beautiful Souls!

Every so often (or often :D) we feel like we need a little or big reset, refocus. I am feeling like that a lot lately in many ways. However trying to do huge shifts in the midst of several unknowns just can stress us out more. You may know that I am a fan of small inspired actions, moves, shifts.

So here are some really doable ways to give your mind and life a mini reset:

  1. Make the bed, it sounds unrelated and too simple. But it starts the day (or afternoon if that’s when you remember!) with one of having something done and it just simply looks calmer.
  2. Write out a brain-dump, pour out what you need to do, what you are feeling doesn’t matter just give your mind some space and perspective by getting it out on paper (or digital if that’s truly more your thing)
  3.  Decide what really needs to be the focus for your day or week. Allow yourself to zoom in on what needs tending to .
  4. Take a deep soulful, belly breath. Then say to yourself… I’ve got this! Then start where you are.
  5. Hydrate, get a healthy snack or meal. Start nourishing yourself in a way you know supports the energy you desire and need for what’s next (even if you don’t know what that is exactly!)
  6. Create something, anything! (I love a journal, glue-stick and some images/words) Creating can be the best kind of reset for just about anyone… if you allow yourself to be open to it.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Listen, Grace and Focus- Sunday Intention

 

Hey Beautiful Soul!

Oftentimes, especially lately. I feel like i have allowed the week to set the tone for my mindset.  Despite what seems to be the constant appearance of chaos of some kind or another in my life (or mind!) lately I really want to start each week in a way that supports how I want to show.

My intention this week is:

To pay attention to what needs tending to. To respond rather than react. To listen to my body, heart and to others with more focus and gentleness.

What is your intention (or what are your intentions) this week?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather