5 Questions to ask yourself when you are overwhelmed- Friday 5

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

5 Questions to ask yourself when you are overwhelmed:

Each of us has gone through a time where we felt overwhelmed in life. Maybe it’s the clutter around you, maybe it’s the amount of things on your to do list and so on. It’s not a fun place to be, and the good thing is we don’t have to stay there. We can ( all be it slowly sometimes) shift our way out of it. The best way I think is to start by asking yourself some questions and allow yourself to answer truly honestly, not what you think you should be responding to.

1)      What am I overwhelmed about? Ok this seems obvious but so often we can’t mindfully  name the cause(s) of the overwhelm.

2)      Is this mine to carry, truly? We can get overwhelmed and stressed out by things that are not even ours. I am great at this😀

3)      Is this an obligation or an opportunity?

4)      What do I need?

5)      What can I release or put aside to create some space for a deep breath and some clarity?

Deep breath, you’ve got this! It doesn’t all have to be figured out right now!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered,

Heather

 

What words are you noticing- Journal prompt

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

I find myself drawn to different words and phrases oftentimes. These words/phrases change and some seem to stay pretty constant. I see these as messages. So let’s explore what words and phrases might be coming up for you.

The word(s) and phrases that keep coming up, jumping out at me are..

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered.

Heather

 

It’s time – Journal Prompt

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

When you read the above image (or these words if you can’t see the image… it’s time beautiful soul, it’s time)   What comes up for you? What message(s) do you get for this? How does it make you feel?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Natural Channels- Inspired Words

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We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models , learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channels to open – Shakti Gawain

Pondering this quote today..

Do you have a quote you have heard recently (or again) and has got your introspection wheels turning?!

here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

In my Visual Journal- Friday 5 (Plus a free offering!)

Hey Beautiful Souls..

Visual Journaling is a practice that has really supported and nourished me and many parts of my life over the  years. It was maybe 4 or 5 years ago that my sister told me about it, and somewhere along the way I decided yes, I would like to try that..

Most of us called it Art Journaling then, I now prefer the term Visual Journaling or Creative Journaling.. Those feel less pressure filled for me.

I love that we can all have the exact same set of materials but how they would be used and expressed would be unique to each of us!

Here are 5 semi recent visual journal pages.. These days i tend to play more with collage than paint in my visual journal, but I do LOVE to play with paint too!

 

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Wanting to explore a different way or just would like some introspective, fun, prompts to explore in your current journal? Join me for Layers of Life – Visual Journal eCourse for *FREE!* Find out more here.. 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

5 Ways to start a notebook – Friday 5

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Hey Inspiring Souls!

To say that I really love journals and notebooks (and planners and office supplies and..) would be a slight understatement I LOVE them! Maybe a little too much (is there such thing?!)

Here are 5 ways I start (or as I like to say.. unblank) a new notebook..

  1. Start a “Catch all” type of notebook use it for braindumps, to do’s , ideas, things you want to read, make, research..
  2. Gratitude journal, your way.. what’s going good, what are you rocking, what blessings and beauty have you noticed lately.. write it down!
  3. Vent out all your feelings or what’s going on in your head.. a “basic” journal to sort through the ups and downs of life.
  4. Gather inspiration, soul notes. Bits of magazine clippings with articles, ideas, products,colors,  create soul notes (what I like to refer to as soul cravings- what’s tugging at you.)
  5. Visual journal.. Doodle, glue, spread paint.. An easy way to visual journal is to get an image that fits on the page (covers totally or not) and one word or phrase from a magazine or junk mail (or write it out if you can’t find one that speaks to you) Sometimes you will have an idea of what you want to express, sometimes you will not,  just trust all of it if you can even if just a little.. One doodle, image, word, mark at a time. Think of it as an experiment!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Blessings – Journal Prompt

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

It’s so much easier it seems to see what is not going the way we want, what’s frustrating us or what we feel is lacking.. For many it takes continued practice to instead (or at least in addition to!) notice what is going well, where we are feeling blessed and grateful..

So today (this week) , I encourage you to take some time and notice what ways you feel blessed, what is going well, what’s good in your life… 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather