Do you feel stuck in a rut and doing the same old thing? You may not feel fulfilled with your life. When you start working on yourself, you will see your life and the world with a different set of lenses. It really does shift your life in a way you might not have thought was possible.
How do you begin to wake up and live in the present? Below are some quick steps to start the process.
1. Write a vision statement. Start writing about what you want and feel passionate about. What are things you dream about or love to do? When do you feel alive and fulfilled? What have you always wanted to do and your negative self-talk has kept you from pursuing it? Once you have your vision statement, post it on your mirror, wall or someplace you will see it daily.
2. Make a vision board. If you have trouble with your vision statement, start making your vision board first. This will help you gain clarity. Cut out pictures from magazines and paste them onto the board. You can include places you would like to travel to, a job you might dream of doing, inspirational people and words, quotes or anything motivational. Hang this up and look at it regularly.
3. Determine your blocks. Start exploring your blocks to waking up and being present. Is there a past issue or trauma you haven’t dealt with that needs to be worked through and removed as an obstacle? Do you have some beliefs or negative thoughts that play in your head as tapes? For example, you may believe, “I am not good enough. I am different. I have to be perfect. I am not worthy or am unimportant.” It’s important to explore these and where they first started so you can work through them and learn how to shift these into positive self-statements.
4. Trust and believe you can make a change. Do you feel hopeless to make changes? No matter what has happened in your life or how old you are, it is absolutely possible to change and have more peace and joy. It takes a commitment to working on you and setting things into motion by taking some daily action. It’s all about changing your thoughts and behaviors. Do it today!