BEing in the Flow

BEing in the Flow of life.

 

Are you finding yourself challenged by life, stressed or just general unhappiness? What if you there are some simple solutions that could help you?

I have found that when I practice mindfulness and BEing more present, the flow of life just comes. I am not overwhelmed by stresses when they arrive, and I am better able to handle what gets thrown at me.

A great article I recently read from We Work….gave some really helpful tips on Being more Productive in life…You can read it here.

 

Here are a few simple tools you can also use to BE in the Flow of life:

 

Bring more questions into your daily dialogue.

When you are stressed, not present, try asking yourself some simple grounding questions such as: What is really important here? Is this something even worth stressing over? What other reaction can I choose here? By asking questions, you can easily shift the energy of any situation and automatically create the opportunity for a different outcome.

Stop, pause & Breathe.

Stressed, not flowing or feeling like tension is building in your body. No matter where you are, or what you are doing, you can stop, pause and take a deep breath. It is one of the most powerful mindfulness tools out there. By focusing on your breathing, it will automatically relax your nervous system and send a message to your brain that everything is going to be okay. Maybe it will take a few breaths, focusing on lengthening each exhale and asking the breath to penetrate your body.

Am I Being true?

Are you being truthful to yourself? Are you living your truth, what makes your heart shine, or are you living based on someone else’s expectations? When you are listening to your inner knowing, your truth… you will BE in the flow of life. By living your life in your true alignment, you will BE in the natural & abundant flow of life.

Move your body.

Find what feels good for you and your body. I don’t like to use the word exercise, but find what you enjoy. Maybe a run, dancing, yoga, zumba or lifting weights feels good, but make a commitment to do something that is fun and you enjoy. You will naturally be releasing stored tension and creating a flow of energy in your body that will be uplifting to your flow in life.

BEing Grateful.

Practicing gratitude for all that shows up in your life, whether it be the good, bad or ugly. Notice what you are creating in your life and be grateful for all the wonderful and not wonderful moments as they are the universe sending messages to you. Remember the universe is on your side and has your best interest in mind! 

BE Inspired! 

Ask yourself…“What truly makes me happy?” Are you doing something special for you every day? It is the small things that can lead to the big things that will naturally make your heart shine and keep you in the beautiful flow of life.

 

“Do small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa

 

Life is meant to be enjoyed, to be inspired and I am truly grateful for you!!

 

Stop and Breathe

 

 

Release Expectations

Releasing Expectations

 

One positive change you can make in your life is releasing unnecessary expectations and being more in the flow of life!! When you live your life letting go of the unnecessary stuff and release expectations you can create amazing experiences, achieve more possibilities and be more grounded in the flow of life. Releasing expectations is like cutting off a rope that holds you back and you then discover more inspiration in life!!

What does having expectations mean to you? That is a great question to ask yourself!!

Where are you finding yourself limited by expectations you put on yourself?  Do you find yourself always planning, anticipating outcomes and deciding how things turn out even before they happen? If you can change the future, you are a wizard and I congratulate you!!

What if…something more exciting could surpass what you expected?

Are you intentionally or unintentionally limiting experiences based on predetermined expectations?

When you can start to become aware of situations and the energy you create around expectations in your life you can begin to let go of the control and be more in the flow of life. Live your life purpose…be light, have fun, find your joy and sometimes the most amazing things that bring us the most satisfaction are those that happened freely…just like magic!

A great example of this is when you go out and exercise, such as practicing yoga. When you walk into the yoga room do you already have an expectation of how or what you are going to do? “Today I will do the best headstand ever!!” Or do you just be in the moment, breathe and be present throughout, letting go of what your body can or cannot do?

 

A few tips you can use to help release expectations:

 

 

#1 Notice the self talk in the head.

Often it is the voices in our head that can cause us the most difficulty in life. Learn to notice the negative, limiting self talk and try and switching it into an open possibility. Changing your thoughts can powerfully change any outcome. Often this self talk can lead to self judgment and that is just not good. You can use a simple phrase I use: “Ok, that is interesting I am thinking that…What else is possible?  Can I see a different possibility here?

#2 Set Positive Intentions

Practice setting positive intentions for actions, situations and life events. When you begin by setting a clear intention, you put that energy out to the universe and it will begin creating that possibility for you. For example, when going to work, you could set a clear intention with a simple question such as: “What would it take me to have ease in my day?”

#3 Let go

Let go of what you can’t control. Let go of anticipating and self sabotaging actions. Bring more questions into your daily dialogue. If you find yourself functioning from the “well, what if this happens?” or “This could possibly happen” What if something bad doesn’t have to happen? If you start letting go you actually allow more amazing possibilities to show up? Try it! You will probably be amazed!

#4 Be Grateful

A grateful place of mind will always bring more positive joy and possibilities into your life. Simple and true. I am grateful for ____________. (fill in the blank)

#5 Being more present

Being present in each and every moment. Practice being in the moment and not projecting and putting out expectations for everything you have to do. Of course, planning and thinking have to occur in life, but when it is possible, practice slowing down, mindfulness,  keeping it simple, breathe and believe that life is full of amazing possibilities!

 

 

Releasing expectations will allow you to be more present, calmer and more in the flow of life. You will find yourself making clearer decisions, happier about the choices you make and enjoying to beauty of everything around you.

Be Inspired!!!

 

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Release Expectations