Journaling Prompts

Messages Lately- Journal Prompt

Hey Inspiring Soul!

With life so often noisy, busy and distracting… It’s easy not to hear or see what messages are showing up in our own lives.

This week I invite you to spend a little time with your journal and slow down to listen and to see.

Ask yourself..

What messages are showing up in my life lately? (this might be in the form of music, symbols, cravings, words, pain, joy etc… ) 

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Empowered Caregiver

5 Ways to support a caregiver – Empowered Caregiver

Hey Beautiful Souls!

There will be some things shifting with my blog and work as head towards 2020. One of those things is I will be posting on caregiver stuff (self- care, hacks, resources my family and i have found helpful)

Today is the first of that, I am calling the category… Empowered Caregiver, as I do believe that is what most of us truly want if we are in that role. I am a co-caregiver. One of my sisters is her Full time Caregiver, and I am the multiple time week support, respite, advocate and researcher for our Step Mom.

If you know someone who is a caregiver here are 5 ways to help them out today. It’s such an underappreciated and misunderstood role that a huge amount of people are doing.

  1. Simply reach out, a text, card, email, call are always appreciated. Do be understanding that depending on the season of the care-giving role they might not be able to respond fast, but it IS appreciated.
  2. Listen, let them vent, celebrate, process. Just be a listening ear.
  3. Offer to pitch in! They might not be able to hand over care to you, but you can pitch in many other ways.  Ask what support they need, help around the house, offer to pitch in for chores or cook a meal, run an errand.
  4. Go hang out, so your friend or loved one can’t get out of the house much? Go to them.. have coffee or tea, do something creative together, watch a favorite show or movie.
  5. Help them research or find resources locally. For respite, services, household stuff. There are often those things they really need or want to do, but simply don’t have the cycles for

Here is to living and caring with intention

Heather

Creative, Empowered, Empowerment Prompt, General, living with intention, Living with Purpose

16 (small) actions to help you live with more intention

 

Hey Lovely Souls,

Shifting the energy, our lives and starting the path of living a more intentional life doesn’t have to cost us a bunch or any money and doesn’t have to be time consuming. Here are some small actions you can take!

  1. Create a yes stack of books
  2. Release books that feel like “Should”
  3. Clean out your purse, car, junk drawer
  4. Unsubscribe to a email or 3!
  5. Delete apps you never use
  6. Write down a mantra and post it somewhere you will see it often ( I am loved, I am guided, I am doing my best)
  7. Look people in the eyes when you are talking to them (it’s easy to look at our phones or to dismiss the person behind the counter helping us.. make a point to make eye contact)
  8. Send an encouraging text, email,note.
  9. Put on a song you love and move to it or let it move you (sitting and soaking it in…eyes close if safe to do so)
  10. Choose a talisman of sorts, something to wear or easily portable to remind you that you are guided.
  11. Set up “stuff” the night before (clothing, coffee, am tools to help you start your day with purpose and alignment)
  12. Write down what you are grateful for (or paint it, capture a picture, write a poem)
  13. Ask yourself am I numbing or nourishing
  14.  Carry a journal with you to capture ideas, thoughts, doodles, wish lists, soul notes
  15. Carry a reusable water bottle to help you hydrate
  16. Plan your week, make sure you are in the schedule as well. Taking care of yourself is the foundation to supporting your other and to supporting your dreams!

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

 

Journaling Prompts

What is in my way… Journal Prompt

Hey Lovely Soul!

When it comes to being more in alignment with ourselves, our truths, values ,dreams and desires there can be a thousand excuses as to why we are not more so.

I encourage you to get real and name it!

What is standing in my way of living in more alignment with myself? 

Really responding to this prompt can be really empowering and frustrating.  Frustrating because we will often see it’s excuses not real legit reasons and that we are stopping ourselves.. Empowering because we will see that we have much more of the power to shift it (through revealing and healing) than we realized.

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

 

General, Holistic Living, Inspired, Inspired Living, Monday Mindset

Respond – Monday Mindset

Hello Beautiful Soul,

Something I have been working on (over and over!) is to remind myself to respond, not react.

Reacting is a very different energy than responding. This is true in verbal interactions and many situations. There are times in life where you need to react. But many of us (myself definitely included) tend to react when in reality responding is what we need to do.

To me, reacting is more of the energy of panic, anxiousness, frustration. Response is more calm, thought out, planned.

So this Monday’s Mindset Mantra is:

I choose to respond in a way that honors what really matters in this situation (interaction) 

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Monday Mindset

Figured out- Monday Mindset

Hey Inspiring Souls

Something that I actually seem to remind myself of frequently these days is that I don’t have to have everything all figured out. Well do we ever really. This at least for me feels especially true when there are many unknowns in a situation. I have often tended to lean towards oh my gosh I have to have this all figured out before I really start… I remind myself no i do not, I can work with where things are as best I can.

So this weeks mindset mantra is…

I don’t have to have it all figured out. I choose to start from where I am and do the best I can!

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Living with Purpose, Monday Mindset

Waiting until -Monday Mindset

Hey Beautiful Souls!

For many of us life’s circumstances tend to dictate a lot of things for us. Our mood, out attitude and our level of participation in the goals and dreams we have on our hearts and lists.

I have been doing that a LOT more than I would like to admit especially this year. There are several situations that have come up (one thing after another it feels like sometimes) and things that were supposed to be sort of settled. However, things keep shifting into the unknown.

I realized that what I need to do is learn to live with WAY more intention and calm in the midst of the chaos.

I had/have been waiting until… I will study these things more when… I will focus on this more when… When this happens or is figured out I will…

There may be times where this thinking is actually valid and helpful. However, in many circumstances it’s just not. It’s the total opposite. If I hang my goals, self-care, relationships, growth on other people or circumstances then what happens if those “whens’ don’t happen?

This Monday Mindset is to server as a reminder for these times:

Ask yourself, what areas am I living a when this happens, I will mindset? Does this really need to wait until… to be started?

Mindset Mantra:

My life is happening right now. I choose to focus on living with intention, peace and alignment each day. (Even if I am inching there!)

Here is to living with Intention

Heather