Category Archives: Empowerment Prompt

Put on- Empowerment Prompt

Heya Beautiful Soul,

It’s easy to get in the habit of going through the motions for SO many reasons (grief, boredom, laziness, lack of clarity etc…) in so areas of our life.

We just put on the same things, eat the same thing, listen to and do the same things. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for practices and routines, but are we doing them with intention is the question.

So today, I want to encourage you to put on something that makes you feel good. Doesn’t matter if you plan on leaving the house or not. It can be lotion, jewelry, a favorite shirt that makes you feel good. It can even be music that makes you feel good…

Focus on the little things, the small wins and the tiniest things you can control.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

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

7 Questions to help support an Empowered 2017

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Hey, Beautiful Souls!

As this year comes to a close and we go into a fresh new year I have been stewing on these questions to help me rise up in my own life in 2017… I thought I would share these questions with you. Maybe you are feeling that introspective,  hopeful space.  At the same time trying to figure out how you can not repeat the same frustrations of not diving into many of the things you say you really were seeking.

  1. What do I need to do differently in 2017?
  2. What have I been allowing to distract me from what I say I want? 
  3. What, who can support me? 
  4. What do I need to put in place, what systems might support me? 
  5. How might I engage in the healing work that would best support what I am here to do, what I desire? 
  6.  What’s working, what worked this year? 
  7. What isn’t/didn’t work this year? 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and, Empowered

Heather

PS: I will be creating a new series called “Create an Inspired Year” I will have monthly themes via my Soul Notes/Newsletter! Sign up here.

 

5 ways and questions for End of Year Reflection

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

We are at that time of year where many of us like to start reflecting on the  year coming to a close within the weeks ahead.

These are ideas and prompts I will be digging into starting this week  > 5 Ways and Questions to use for reflection. Ok it’s really more than 5 technically!

  1. Write a letter to the  year. Dear 2016….I have done this in years past and really loved it as a way to sort of wrap up my year.
  2. Gather pictures captured throughout your year and make a video, collage or photo book out of them.
  3.  The word i chose for 2016 was, the word/feeling that really showed up was (or ways that word showed up if you feel like you were present to your word)
  4. This year I…. Grew, rocked, released, avoided, struggled with, loved, lost, learned.
  5. What might I be hanging onto from this year that I am ready to let go of before 2017, My 5 biggest takeaways from this year are…

Do you have any favorite prompts or ways to reflect on your  year?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative,and Empowered

Heather

Decisions, undones- Thursday Thoughts

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

Life is full of choices and decisions. Many of them we don’t make consciously or don’t make at all.

Often I have found that this leads to a “pile” of undones and settling. These may seem like something you don’t have to deal with but they are draining our energy bit by bit by bit (mentally, physically and spiritually).

The truth is..

Not deciding is often deciding.

Putting off (mindlessly, as avoidance) “these things” often make whatever you are avoiding and ignoring even worse in the long run. It may seem easier now but it truly isn’t.

If there are truly things (and there are for us all) that you just are not in place to decide on or get done now, please do so mindfully. Consciously give yourself permission to not decide or act upon right now for that “item/task”. However I would suggest that you put a note somewhere to follow up in a certain amount of time.

So today, this week.. I encourage you to make one small decision, call, or action that you have been putting off. (and then another, and another) 

Here it to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Create Space- Weekend Empowerment Prompt

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

Far too often lately I have let my weekends zip by as fast as the week. With tasks that needed to get done eventually but often felt more like shoulds or draining then nourishing or desires.

Starting this weekend (now!) I have decided to be more conscious of that empowering myself with some prompts.

This weekends theme is to Create Space. This can mean different things for each of us. I will share some prompts that I will be diving into and hopefully they will Empower and Inspire you to Create Space and put some intention in  your weekend!

For me Creating space is not just physical ,though there is that aspect for sure it’s also about carving out the time to do things that nourish me or get stuff off of my mind or… (in other words the list could go on and on!)

Here is how I will be creating space this weekend I please feel free to take these prompts exactly or as always take what really feels right to you as a starting point.

  1. There are a few little areas that are bugging me but are sucking more energy to walk by it and think about it then it would if I just took care of it. So I will spend 5 minutes or so on each of those 3 tasks.
  2. I will journal freely.. doing morning pages or a brain dump type of journaling also helps create space because it can help your mind feel a little clear by “dumping” it all out on paper!
  3. I will carve out 10-20 minutes at least to sit and read (instead of getting sucked into the internet!)
  4. I will get still for 5 minutes.. for me that is going to be in child’s pose this is a really restorative pose for me. For you it might be sitting outside for 5 minutes without getting sucked into distractions, it might be slipping into the bathroom for an extra few if that is the only space you can get some semi quiet and alone time.
  5. I will choose 2-3 things I really need to get done and make a note of the rest. This is going to help me stay focused on the real “mission” at hand as certain tasks or places  can become vortexes of to do’s and it’s easy to feel like no progress is being made when it truly is.

How will you create space this weekend?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Stop and ask.. Stumbling towards mindfulness

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Mindful Moment Monday…

Hey Inspiring Souls!

STOP for a moment and take a deep breath! Think before you respond, because when we don’t we often react instead of respond and oftentimes this comes from a place of fear, upset and emotion.

Ask yourself, how do I want to respond to this? I believe that responding vs reacting comes from a place of empowerment.

This can apply to SO many situations, interactions, relationships and in our seemingly simple day to day choices.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather