Looking for ways to shift your life from stuck to AMAZING? From disconnected to reconnected? From numb to feeling all the good feels? Well yay for you!! because I’m about to share three ways to shift your life. Read on to find out.
Great News, You’re in the Right Place!
You are in the right place (figuratively and literally) if you’re looking for ways to shift your life. You’re in the right place because you’re reading this right now, but you’re also in the best place in your life to be at this very moment because you’re looking for answers. You are ready for change. You’re open to new ways of doing things and you know there’s something better out there for you.
How Do I Know Anything About You?
I know because I’ve been where you are and now I’m where I am, which is happy, healthy, motivated, confident and making shit happen. I’ve tried a lot of things and many didn’t work the way I wanted them to but some have worked stunningly well. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I have all the answers or have it all together and but I’m also not blowing sunshine up your ass. I’ve figured a ton of stuff out over the past 18 months as a fledgling wannabe entrepreneur and I’m just sharing what I’ve learned. I still have moments of WTF, but they are FEW and far between. So now that you’re looking for ways to shift your life, Ima share what created a huge shift in my life and blew the old (whiney-ass, insecure, I have nothing to offer) me out of the water. Ya feelin’ me?
Three Ways to Shift Your Life
Ok so let’s get on with it, right?
The first way to shift your life: a vision board
I can see y’all rolling your eyes right now but bear with me. I’ve long been a believer in the power of vision boards because, quite simply, they work. If you’re a visual person like I am, then you HAVE TO make a vision board. Seeing images of the things you want to have in your life is some powerful shit. You have so much crap floating through your head every day that’s not even helping you. A vision board gives you what you want right in front of your eyes, until you get so used to seeing those images, they can’t help but show up in your life.
I could tell a whole story about the amazing shift that happened after my last vision board, but I’ll save that for another post. Or you can email me or reach out on social media and I’ll be happy to tell you all about it. In the meantime, let’s get on with #2.
If you’re interested in vision boards and you live in the Midland, Ontario area, this is a woman that hosts vision board parties (YES!! she hosts parties for this shit!!) and she’ll be hosting another one in September. You can find her here; Dionne Thomson
The second way to shift your life: reiki
I freakin love reiki. Have you ever gone for a massage? Reiki is like a massage except not for your muscles. It works with the energy systems in your body and the seven chakras. Similar to a massage which works on loosening and relieving tight muscles, reiki clears blocked energy resulting from emotional issues and beliefs that have been locked in the body.
You don’t have to know anything about it for it to work on you, you just have to be open to it.
My last session however, I was very specific about the chakras I needed help with. I’d been doing some work on underlying fears and discovered that when I thought of certain things that caused fearful thoughts, I could pinpoint exactly where I felt the fear in my body. I can explain all that too, but that’ll have to wait for another blog – or if you’re curious, reach out and we’ll chat.
You can find my reiki practitioner (and yoga guru) here: Jennifer Barth – Growth in the Grove
The Third Way to Shift Your Life: Journalling
Yes, journalling. Also called writing, introspection, brain dump, processing, pen to paper and therapy. Those are all the things I’ve called it over the years anyway.
I myself prefer to use a good old fashioned notebook (also called a journal) and a pen (another old fashioned utensil which is used for the old fashioned method called writing) but you may prefer your laptop or even the notes app on your phone just to get your thoughts out of your head.
There is no right or wrong way to journal. You can just start writing about your day (the ups and downs, the good and the bad) or start with a gratitude list and just write a few things you’re grateful for. Gratitude lists are powerful motivators and cause a profound shift on the inside. I’ve done a list of 100 a couple of times and THAT is a process of peeling back that layers in and of itself. It’s mindblowing what happens when you do that. It’s a whole cognitive process in itself that goes on and it’s quite enlightening. But also, for another blog.
You can also start with a prompt, like a question or a statement, and then free-write. Don’t censor yourself, just let it flow. You will be amazed at the wisdom that comes through you when you put pen to paper. Or hands on keyboard…lol.
And there you have it.
Three Ways to Shift Your Life
A vision board, reiki, and a journal. It’s like the lion, the witch and the wardrobe (if you’re of the age to remember what that even is) only different. But all have the power to unlock magic, mystery and a sense of unlimited possibilities.