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Release Some Shoulds- Empowerment Prompt

Hey Inspiring Souls!

I think that a many of us are surrounded by “shoulds” in our life. It can show up in the way we speak to ourselves and others, the expectations we have of how we spend our days, how we show up in relationships to what we surround ourselves with. (and so much more!)

Today, this week. I want to encourage you to release a little bit of the should in your life.

Some ways to do that:

  1. Go to your bookshelf and pull out 1-5 books that feel like shoulds
  2. Replace one should with I choose (I should drink more water, instead I choose to drink more water because it’s good for my body)
  3. Go to your closet and take out at least 1 should (I should keep this I paid a lot for it, it was a gift etc.. )
  4. Delete a should on your desktop or some other place in your digital world.
  5. Unfollow people or pages that feel like shoulds.
  6. Don’t say yes to something this week that feels like a should

Where do you Should on yourself?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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Things to ponder – Friday 5

Hey Inspiring Soul,

Hey Lovely Soul!

It’s easy for us to feel like we always have zillion things on our minds. But what are our minds stewing on all the time? Here are 5  intentional, introspective and supportive things to ponder.

  1. What am I doing well, where am I showing up and rocking it?
  2. Are the routines and habits I am engaging in supporting what I say I want to create/live/experience?
  3. What is the message(s) I keep getting in my life (might come up in all sorts of ways from symbols, images, words, phrases that keep popping up)
  4. Am I declaring defeat before I even start?
  5. What are my simple pleasures? (and are they a part of my daily/weekly life)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Overcomplicating- Journal Prompt

Hey Beautiful Soul!

I don’t know about you, but I am great at overcomplicating lots of things (even my desire to simplify!) So this week’s journal prompt is to help us ponder where we might be doing just that. Noticing where we might be overcomplicating is part of the process of being able to get clarity.

Where and or what in my life am I overcomplicating?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Creating space to listen- Thursday Thoughts

Hey, Beautiful Souls.

For most of us, life has a lot of noise. A lot of choices, things to do and many distractions.

Lately, my life has been even more full and will continue to do so for at least while , since the passing of my father.  

One of the lessons that I am learning though is that I need, not want (well that too) but need to make space to really listen.  The thing is, space isn’t going to create itself. We need to create the space to listen. For me creating space is a physical,  mental/emotional and time-related process. We can fill our minds, days, time and space with things that just essentially place holders or good enoughs.

In order to live a life that feels like truth, aligned and is  “us” we need to listen to what our life is saying.

Sometimes the avoiding of the creating of space is intentional. Sometimes we are so focused on go and get mode we don’t realize there is even something trying to be expressed, something that needs to be heard.

How you create space is going to be an individual choice. Maybe it’s by sitting with your journal for 5 minutes, maybe it’s meditation, going in nature, getting up a little earlier, doing a body scan/check in, in asking yourself what is trying to be or needing to be expressed here? Once you stop for even a moment, take a deep breath and check in you will know what area you need to lean into listening to a bit (or a lot) deeper too.

Personally, this is the exact space I am in right now. Knowing (and yet in some ways resisting) what I know I need to listen to.

Are you willing to create space to listen to your life?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

No longer mine… Journal Prompt

Hey Inspiring Souls!

We all carry so much. I believe that we are not alone, it’s not all ours to carry and what is ours to carry we are supported in seen and often unseen ways.

This week in your journal, I would encourage you to make a list, brain dump, stream of consciousness writing on what is no longer yours to carry. 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Sometimes- Thursday Thoughts

Hey Inspiring Souls!

Sometimes what feels safe (familiar) is not the path that is leading us towards, into the deeper truth that we seek. (in fact it could be said that it is never the path that is leading us where we seek to be)

Sometimes what feels right, even peaceful is really painful and difficult.

Sometimes your Soul needs you to show up ready or not.

Sometimes the support you need the most is your own.

Sometimes what we resist the most is what we seek/need/crave the most.

Sometimes we need to start from where we are.

Sometimes we need a fresh start.

Sometimes we need to just be.

Sometimes we need to stop thinking and take action and trust.

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