Day 18 Life Hack

A wonderful nudge from an amazing human.

Today’s Nudge: Share a Life Hack.

One of the single greatest changes I've ever made in my life is to meditate daily. When I make the effort to get up earlier, light a candle, smudge, set an intention and meditate, it makes all the difference in how I experience my day. Some days I sit for only 5 minutes, but even that small step reaps huge rewards.

For many years, I was over stressed, over committed, angry, and rushed everywhere I went. My nerves were shot and I spent the day being reactive and not so much fun to be around. Thanks to some amazing friends and coaches, I was introduced to the idea that meditating didn't have to mean sitting on a pillow in complete silence, focusing on my breath. Thanks now, to the Insight Timer app (not an affiliate, just a fan), meditation is something fun that I look forward to every morning. I can choose to listen to guided meditations for any type of focus, music, chanting etc. 

As part of my meditation practice, I also pull cards from any number of my oracle decks. Listening to the music, asking for guidance for my day, and pulling a variety of cards, not necessarily in a specific spread, is extremely helpful to me. Themes often come through and give me an area to consciously focus on for my day. With this practice, I'm much more centered, grounded, and creating my experiencing rather than reacting to it. For someone who is an INFJ, empath, HSP, this is key to a having a day of flow rather than being battered about by all of the energies surrounding me. If you don't have a regular meditation practice, I highly recommend giving it a try. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home screen of my Insight Timer app

Day 5- Struggle

I am so grateful to Effy for creating this Blog Along. We're on Day 5 and it's getting a bit easier, and a bit harder at the same time.

TODAY'S NUDGE: What is something you struggle with? What battles are you fighting that most people know nothing about? What's something about you or your life that makes you feel weird, or different, or isolated?

I really struggle with attachment to outcome. I get an idea in my head of how something is supposed to be and then I really struggle if things don't go quite as expected. I like to make plans, have lists, stick to a schedule. While this helps me in my day job ( I work from home and really need to be organized), I feel it prevents me from really enjoying the spontaneous moments of life. 

I regularly practice being in the moment and going with the flow. I meditate, work with crystals, use Reiki and shamanic journeying, and practice yoga. Even with all of these tools, my ego likes to attach to that outcome. When I get very still, have faith, and get clear on what I want, without worrying about *how* it will arrive or look, miracles happen. I have witnessed this.

Here's to allowing more miracles! *clinks cup with you

Do you struggle with attaching to outcome? Why or why not? What tools do you use? I would love to hear from you.

Day 2 A Day Late

If you've been following along on the interwebs, you'll know Effy has inspired a fine group of folks to blog along for the month of September. I'm putting this out there for all the world to see.......I'm already behind, posting for day 2 on what is technically day 3. It has always been challenging to me to stay consistent with blogging.

This ties in to today's nudge: What do you really want?

I want to continue on this journey to step out of self-imposed fears and limitations. I want to point and laugh at my smallness and shine my light, stepping into bigness. I'm working through tons of programming around not being seen or heard.......it's just not what we're supposed to do and it especially isn't safe to do so......lots to unpack there, right?

In the coming days I'll be sharing more around what tools I am using on this journey. I would love to hear whether you struggle with this too or not? What tools do you use?