Are you aware of your energy and how it affects others?
Do you notice the energy of others?
When you have a conversation with someone and you leave feeling better, lighter, vibrating on a higher frequency, how does it make you feel? Do you want to continue to surround yourself with those kinds of people?
What are you doing on a daily basis to create those connections with people?
In contrast...how does your energy feel when you are talking with a person who is negative, complaining and has a victim mentality? Do you feel lower and drained?
What are you doing on a daily basis to limit interactions with those kind of people?
The actions we take in our daily lives can have a significant impact to our energy. Stop and think about the people in your life and which category they fall into. How can you make more time to connect with those who lift you up and limit the interactions you have with those who bring you down.
Also pay attention to your own personal energy. Are you bringing others up...
My own self love has been something I've been working on for the past couple years. It's something I work on almost daily and something I am proud to say that I cultivate in myself.
It was not always like this. I've struggled with low self esteem for several years. When I really dug in to do the work, it was an aspect of myself I wanted to focus on. I knew that by focusing on my own self esteem and self love, it would set an example for those around me, most notably my 3 daughters.
But how do you even begin the process when you can't even imagine using the words self love to describe yourself?
There are a few things that I personally found that helped me the most! The first two are kind of obvious but I feel like the other three are not as evident.
1) Hiring a personal trainer. At first it was to improve how my body looked and I put in the work and my physical appearance did change for the better, but more importantly and what I found was that I was more proud of myself for committing to t...
I didn't even realize that I was a perfectionist. I've always thought that perfectionists are people who have perfectly clean houses, who are dressed perfectly and who have perfect children. I was none of those things, so I was stunned to learn that I too was a perfectionist.
The definition and how it applies to me is around procrastination. That we are so afraid of failure (not being perfect) that it leads to procrastination because if it can't be perfect, or we don't know exactly how it's going to be done, we have trouble even getting started...so we put if off...or even worse, never start.
I always thought, maybe I was lazy or not motivated but the issue was deeper.
Of course, as they say, the first step to recovery is seeing/acknowledging you have a problem. Which is great...but then what do you do about it?
This list is by no means exhaustive, just a few things I started doing to help combat my procrastination: