Free Printable Self Care Reminder

Free Printable Self Care Reminder

Since the beginning of this year, I have been feeling a strong pull towards creating, doing, moving forwards, and taking action. This energy is incredibly motivating and exciting, and as a result I have found that my mind is often racing with new ideas. Sometimes it feels like my mind is constantly planning where I will be 6 months or 12 months.  

That is why self care is so important during these times where we are inspired and in flourish; to stay present, to stay grounded and to maintain awareness. Self care reminds you to take a step back and perceive the world from a more internal place. It helps you gain clarity over what it is that you truly want in your life versus something which isn't completely right for you.

I ensure that my daily dose of self care starts in the stillness of the morning, when I do my yoga, or when I meditate, or when I enjoy a cup of tea to myself.

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4 Mindful Lessons For Letting Things Go

4 Mindful Lessons For Letting Things Go

In reflection of the last 12 months, 2014 was one hell of a challenging year for me. It was a year where I was called to let go of all the things that I had been holding onto; emotionally, physically and mentally so that I could grow and emerge a stronger person on the other side.

I started off 2014, on the 1st of January with a relationship breakup. I was shattered by this at the time. Not only was I deeply shocked and hurt, but I was also disappointed that I was to start my year in such a way.

In hindsight, this was the catalyst for me to re-evaluate various aspects of my life that I had been holding on to and trying to control.

And so for the majority of 2014, I spent my energy releasing this control and desire for things to always go my way.

At first, I started with letting go of habits that no longer brought out the joy and lightness in me. Things like multi-tasking, starting too many projects, saying yes to things I felt obligated to etc. I started to detach my emotional hold on physical things and disposed or gave away items that were not really adding value to my life. And finally I tackled the big stuff like moving on from friendships and relationships that were no longer bringing out the best in me. I also started to change the stories around money and relationships that I been telling myself.

So in review of my year of letting things go, here are 4 mindful lessons that I encountered along the way.

PS. Whilst most of these lessons came about as I was moving through my relationship break up, I feel they are still relevant for letting go, releasing, detaching and decluttering in all areas of life!

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Mindful Guide To Decluttering

Mindful Guide To Decluttering

It has been a few weeks since I last wrote as I felt a strong pull to retreat, so that I could spend some much needed time for myself. For me, July was a month where the energy was continuously shifting. Did you feel this too?

It felt like the ground was constantly moving, unstable beneath my feet.

I believe that these energy shifts come to us when we are ready for change, for the next step, for something new to come into our lives. But, it is not without its challenges.

And so, the month began with emotional highs and lows that brought up resistance, discomfort and unease.

I had just turned 30. And so for the first half of July, I found myself coming to terms with this "pivotal point" in my life. And to my surprise, there was so much fear that kept coming up - the fear that I had not achieved the things that 30 year olds "should" have done. Even though, intuitively, I knew that I was on the right path, I still felt pressured to be part of these societal expectations.

However, this time, I made the decision to sit with this resistance in order to let it go and to move forward. I wanted to observe its presence without judgement. And so, I spent the next 6 weeks dosing up on self love and being so kind to myself. 

And gradually, with time, my discomfort simmered down. To me, it's like what happens after a downpour of rain. The glow of the sun slowly dries up the ground, revealing something better beyond the horizon. And I am feeling this little buzz of energy, of lightness, of expansiveness returning to me. 

For the last month, by listening closely to my intuition, I have been focusing on the act of letting go. Up until July, I had been tightening my grip on all areas of my life, trying to control the outcome. It was as if I was trying to stop time in a way by holding onto all the things that were currently in my life at that moment. I was afraid to let them go completely.

The interesting thing was, once I started to release my grip, I realised that energetically, emotionally and physically, space was created to welcome in better things. 

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Energy Flow For A Positive Mindset

Energy Flow For A Positive Mindset

Energy. It is such a powerful concept. From what I learnt in my chemistry class many years ago, I was told that Energy is Finite - energy cannot be created, it is just transferred or transformed from one thing to another.

Each morning, when we wake up, we have a certain amount of energy within us already that we can spend on whatever we set our intentions on throughout the day. 

We can restore some of this energy by eating nourishing foods, yoga, meditating or doing things that sets our souls on fire. And, we can also deplete the energy within us, by letting it flow out of us and into things that don't serve us in the longer term. 

Ultimately, in every moment, we will be making a decision on how we will be using this energy -  in what we create, manifest and bring into existence.
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