Show up today, just as you are
Not only show up, but embrace where you are & show up completely.
What if you don't like where you are? Even more important to be there.
If you are not happy, whether it be your relationships, career, or just life, the first thing you must do is acknowledge where you are now. Ignoring something will not make it change.
For example, you are no longer happy with your current residence. In order to make this change, you need to have a realistic view of your current home.
Embrace it, see it with new eyes. This will then lead to a realistic view of current finances and decision making on what, where & how. This is also true for transforming your life.
We are our own worst critics, we sabotage are dreams without even knowing why.
In order to make changes in your life, you need to make changes in the way you think of your life. It is a process, filled with emotion, however if you start this journey you will discover the beautiful person that you were made to be.
The first step is getting to know yourself. The likable you and the not so likable you.
Embrace everything that you are, accept that you are just as you should be at any given moment. Change will not instantly happen, but just by being aware of what you want to change..the process has begun.
Every night before falling asleep, do a mental body scan. Take a deep breath and say a few words of gratitude for your feet. ex ' i am grateful for the support my feet give me each day" or "I am grateful that my feet give me the ability to walk, dance ". Continue with your knees, legs, etc all the way to the top of your head. You can keep it simple or elaborate. Whatever it is that comes to mind.Close with the mantra " I am a just as I should be in this moment"
You can also say whatever speaks to you and your faith, such as "I am a beautiful child of God" ; "I am a beautiful Being of Light" You may fall asleep before completing the body scan, and that is ok. You have set the intention to be thankful for you.
When the alarm goes off in the morning, take pause before jumping out of bed or hitting the snooze button. Take a deep breath and be thankful for the day and the opportunities that will cross your path.
Another important step in transforming your life is writing. Writing down what you want to change and how you will change is very helpful. It does not need to be everyday, but at least once a week. Decide what works for you. If it is weekly, pick a day and time and do it at the same time every week.
Start by simply listing what you want to change, the next entry you should write the list again, adding why you want this change to take place. Once you write something, you should read over it, edit, change your mind, etc. Take your time and be completely honest with yourself, this process will fine tune what is that you want to change. Once you feel good about the reasoning behind the change, you can start planning how to change.
Planning the changes is more than just a physical act of doing. You must also start thinking that the changes are taking place. Ex. If you are changing your financial situation, when you review your budget (I did and still review my finances every Friday) say to yourself, "I am paying this today and reducing my current debt." If you are increasing your physical activity, acknowledge that you worked out, even if it was only 10 minutes, and say to yourself " I burned 10 minutes worth of calories today and am increasing my activity one day at a time".
Whatever it is that you are doing, acknowledge and be proud of the steps you are taking.
Everything looks great in theory!
The next step is to acknowledge that you will almost always take several steps backwards at any given time! Thats ok! Transformation is a process, a discipline and takes time.
When we decide to make changes in our lives, we are deciding to "let go" of certain things. This can make us uneasy. We may not be ready to change the more difficult habits and old way of thinking. If this is the case, start with a smaller change, that may not have as much emotion attached to it. The important thing is to become aware of yourself, to realize you have more control than you think you do, and to become familiar with the process. You will know when you are ready to tackle the harder changes.