Support Your Change(s)- Friday 5

 

Hey, Beautiful Soul!

We have all been there.  Saying yes, I commit to this change in (the way we eat, write, move our bodies, interact etc… ) only to get past the first maybe few weeks of that and feel like it’s just too overwhelming. I see it over and over with clients, with family and with myself. We expect the fact that we declared it (and often unintentionally sort of half-heartedly not knowing what it would really hold) to then feel overwhelmed, defeated and over it. What we often don’t realize is that we have not really set ourselves up for success, we haven’t really put in the support system(s) we need to make said changes longer lasting and less overwhelming. This isn’t to say that sort of relearning, undoing what is often for many of us years of being, doing, eating a certain way will be filled with total ease… but we can support ourselves by putting some things into place that will support us in those shifts.

  1. Remember your why. Why do you want to make this change? To feel better, be healthier, to have more peaceful interactions, to…. (the list could be endless there are so many types of changes/shifts that we journey towards.  Once you remember your why, put a reminder someplace. It can be totally cryptic to others if you want it to be. An image, word, phrase, shape whatever!
  2. Learn from what has been difficult. So now you know what doesn’t work, what’s been a struggle. Sometimes it’s easier to find a solution by looking at what doesn’t or hasn’t worked then trying to anticipate potential issues. So you might write down here what hasn’t worked… the opposite or solution would be…
  3. Allow space to feel what you feel. Just don’t get stuck there. Nothing wrong with feeling frustrated, sad, angry. However allowing ourselves to get stuck there in the process towards these changes only serves our fear and defeat. (this one is the hardest for me, I am a fixer so I want to get it figured out and move on!)
  4. Set yourself up for success. For example, if I wanted to eat healthier adding in or cutting out certain things (because of a health diagnosis or just to feel better, more energetic etc.) surrounding myself with those very things I vow to avoid is not really helping myself any, it’s setting myself up for failure. I get that we can’t be surrounded by only those things that will not tempt us all the time. But those areas you do have control over such things is what I am suggesting you focus on! This same concept applies to many other areas
  5. Put good support systems and people in place. While this is your journey, nobody said you had to go that alone or without some really supportive tools and people! Is there a vent buddy, accountability buddy you can find? What about a coach or professional (in the field of your change you are wanting to make), what about a book, magazines or articles with helpful, supportive info. Another great tool is to use your phone with reminders through your day. Remind you of your why, to get up and move, to check your total…. for the day. Entering in appointments for rest, self-care, goal tasks, connection whatever in your calendar (digital or paper) is also a great way to support yourself through change. You can go low tech too with post it’s! Put up reminders on your computer, mirror, near where you sit, on something you pick up throughout the day.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Listen- Tuesday Truths

It’s a practice, start small and keep showing up for what the soul has to say to you. You’ve got this!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

International Women’s Day- Journal Prompt

Hey Beautiful Souls,

Today is International Women’s Day.  This week’s journal prompts are: (as always take what you feel called to leave the rest)

  • Make a list in your journal of how the women in your family, in your life have shaped you. (Good and not so good)
  • The qualities you admire about the woman in your family and or surrounding you.
  • Write a letter to a Woman that had a profound impact in your life in your journal.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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Resources- Tuesday Truth

You can- Soul Notes

Hey Beautiful Person, Yes YOU!

You know that thing you feel you can’t because of___ (fill in the blank it often holds the words not enough (money, worth, deserving, not young enough, old enough the list could go on and on)

You know what… We can spend all day, all week, all month our lives finding the reason why we can’t do or be something…

YOU CAN. END OF STORY!

You have got this, seriously… Start looking for evidence that supports the opposite of the can’t and see where it might take you, or you take it!

Deep breath. And go. Be. Do. You can do this.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Budget Friendly Weekend Ideas- Friday 5

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Hey, Beautiful Souls!

You don’t need to have a big plan or a big budget to find some joy and fun in your weekend. Here are 5 ideas that are budget friendly that

  1. Rent a movie, get some microwave popcorn and curl up and just soak it in. I often am multi-tasking when watching TV or a Movie at home, allow yourself to be fully in it and forget about the To do list for a bit!  Total Cost @ $7
  2. Go explore the library. Just allow yourself to wander and see what “jumps out at you” bring some snacks and explore for the afternoon. (find books on something you have always wanted to learn, a dream destination etc… ) bring a notebook and write down ideas as you are sure to get some inspiration sparked there! Total Cost $0
  3. Go out for Tea and sweets. It doesn’t always have to be for a meal. Set aside $10 and go get a sweet and a tea (or coffee or….) and just enjoy someone’s company, your company, people watching, a good book.
  4. Go on a photo hunt around your neighborhood. Grab your camera (or camera phone as many of use that primarily/only) and go seek out beauty, pattern, color, inspiration, shapes in your everyday surroundings.  Cost $0
  5. Grab $10 or another amount that feels doable to you. Go to the craft store, grocery store or dollar store and find supplies/ingredients to create something new!

What are some of your favorite budget-friendly things to do on the weekend?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Creative Jewelry Display- Creative Connection

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Hey, Inspiring Souls!

I wanted to share some “creative jewelry” organization with you all. I felt the need to mix it up a bit with my jewelry display and organization.  I found a little peg board from the dollar section at Target ($3) I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use it for exactly at first but then decided that I wanted to shift most of my bracelets there! As soon as I saw the ampersand in Michael’s I knew I wanted to use it for earrings!

Some other fun displays I have used: A key rack/hooks to organize/hang necklaces. The great thing about this stuff is that it can all be used in multiple ways if you no longer need or want it for what it’s currently being used to organize/display. A mini cupcake stand/candy dish to put my malas, earrings bits of jewelry in.

What fun, creative ways do you organize?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather