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

Connection – Inspired Words

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“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown

Check yourself quotes! – Friday 5

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

I just love to surround myself and share with others inspiring quotes. So here are 5  ones I am loving these days..

  1. Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.~Alice Walker
  2. You tell the tale of your life by the stories you repeat in your days. -Mary Anne Radmacher
  3. “Never sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.”~Dr. Bob Jones Sr.
  4. “Between whatever happens to me and my response to it is a space.In that space is my freedom and power to choose my response. And in response lay my growth and happiness.”~Stephen Covey
  5. The choices I make today either empower or dis-empower my future self..- Heather Shafer

Do you have any quotes that give you a little kick in the pants or help you check in with yourself!?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Thank Your Body- Journal Prompt

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

Our bodies do so much for us, we often put them through so much and don’t really acknowledge them.

So in your journal this week, I am encouraging you to write a thank you letter, list or note to your body for all it does, the way it heals and the messages it provides you. 

“Bonus” put your hand on your heart, close your eyes and tell your body thank you.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Emerging Messages- In My Journal

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

For this journal page I worked from one magazine. I grabbed words and glued them down, only grabbing words that I was drawn to. I was not trying to create a message but that is what emerged in the process of this intuitive journal session.

Life Changes so much. Deeply Nourish Joy. Wake up!

What messages are emerging in your journal these days?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Inspired weekend ideas-Friday 5

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Hello Lovely Souls,

For a lot of us we look forward to the weekend and yet it zips by and we don’t feel any more rested, in fact sometimes we feel even more depleted. Here are some doable ways to have a more inspired weekend, one that will nourish you and not drain you.

  1. Nourish yourself: For some the week can feel chaotic no time to really move your body with intention or have a nourishing meal. The weekend  can be a perfect time to do just that.. ask your body what it needs and honor yourself by doing just that or as close to “that” as you can.
  2. Go local: Farmers Market, street fair or eating place.
  3. Explore your creativity: Choose a DIY project, doodle, create a journal page, explore a doable project to dig into, rearrange a few things in your space.
  4. Carve out some time to nourish your mind and soul. Grab a good book and curl up and allow yourself to just dive into the book.
  5. Give yourself 15 minutes to plan out your week a bit, write a list of things that need your attention in the coming week, brain dump it out. This will allow a bit of space in your mind so you can relax even if just a bit!

How will you add a little inspiration into your weekend?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather