6 Ways to Sidestep Holiday Fatigue

If the holidays drain your energy, check out these tips.

Hi there!

Here’s the bottom line:

No one is going to take you by the hand and say, “Hey, you’re overdoing it. Take a break, will you?”

So, if you want to avoid keeling over from exhaustion, you need to add breaks to your day. Every day.

If in doubt, remember this: You are allowed to protect and hold sacred your precious personal time and energy.

Try these 6 tips if you’re too wrapped up in your holiday to-do list to relax.

Body by-mari-lezhava-2656471) Pay Attention to Your Body

If you’re thirsty, drink some water.

If you’re hungry, eat something nourishing.

If you’re tired, take time to rest.

2) Take Time to Breathe

Slowly breathe in peace.

Slowly breathe out chaos.

If you don’t know how to do that, just imagine that you’re breathing in peace and breathing out chaos. Repeat 3 times. Do as often as needed.

Writing by-cathryn-lavery-678523) List Tasks You Must Do, in order of importance and urgency.

Do each task mindfully, giving it your entire attention until it’s finished. Focusing on one thing at a time reduces brain fatigue.

4) List Tasks You Can Delegate

Hand off those tasks to others, and hand them off completely. Avoid micromanaging your helpers.

Let them do things their way. The results may delight you.

5) List Tasks You’re Not Sure Are Necessary

Skip doing those tasks and see what happens this time. If anyone notices, smile and shrug – “Hey, I ran out of time. How about if you do it next year?”

Yoga by-emily-sea-1986896) Schedule Breaks

If you’re one of those people who only gets something done if it’s on your calendar – add breaks to your calendar, and take them.

Set a timer during your break so you don’t need to watch the clock. It will help you relax more fully in the time allotted.

Nap.

Stretch.

Walk in nature.

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Bonus Tip

Reconnect with the spirit of the season

In many faith traditions, this time of year celebrates the miracle of light coming forth during the darkest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Whether you honor that light as a person, an earthly event, or a happening in the heavens – that light dwells within you, as well.

If you look for that light, you will find it, because nothing can extinguish it. It is eternal and unchanging.

And so the light in me bows to the light in you. Blessed be.

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I hope you find these tips helpful, my friend! If so, would you kindly share it with your friends? Thank you!

We’ll see you next week with some tips to help you avoid drowning in holiday debt.

Get more help surviving the holidays at www.AbundanceHealingCircle.com

In the meantime, happy holidays to you and yours!

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How to Feel Worthy of Abundance 5

If you feel you have to prove your worthiness before you can have love, money, or success – check this out.

Here’s another tip on how to allow Abundance into your life.

If you’re one of the millions of people who believe you have to prove your worthiness before you can have love, money, or success – this tip is for you.

Here’s the deal:

Your ego-mind is the part of you that insists you have to prove your worth before you can have Abundance.

That also happens to be the part of you that will never recognize your worth, whatever you may achieve.

Why is that?

Your ego-mind believes that if you realize you already deserve good things, exactly as you are right now, the ego-mind will lose its ability to dominate you through fear.

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Would it be so terrible if you stopped using fear as a motivator?

What if you could be motivated by love to walk toward the deepest desires of your heart?

Maybe today is a good day for you to know your worthiness can never be proved or disproved, validated or invalidated. It can only be revealed.

How about we do this together?

 

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Put one hand over your heart and one hand on your belly.

Close your eyes …

And take in a deep breath as you say, “I am One with Goodness …”

And let out a deep breath as you say, “And Goodness is One with Me.”

Let’s do this twice more.

Your unconscious mind needs to hear something three times to believe it.

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Again, deep breath in … “I am One with Goodness …”

Deep breath out, “And Goodness is One with Me.”

Once more …

Deep breath in … “I am One with Goodness …”

Deep breath out, “And Goodness is One with Me.”

Good! Notice how you feel. Great job!

If you would like to experience more healing, check out the upcoming Abundance Healing Circle at www.AbundanceHealingCircle.com

It’s an online gathering, so you can join us from anywhere in the world.  I’d love to see you there!

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One reason to share your gifts

If you’ve felt scared of putting yourself out there, check this out.

I’ve written thousands of pages of material around spirituality, abundance and entrepreneurship over the years.

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Spirit tells me I have enough material on my computer’s hard drive right now for five lifetimes.

So why is it sitting on my hard drive, and not out there in the world?

I asked myself this question in meditation:

“I know that resisting putting out this material for people to see and read is absolutely your best idea right now, so …

“Why does it seem like such a good idea to continue sitting on this material?”

I heard:

  • “I don’t know what’s going to happen if I share it”
  • “I don’t want to know what could happen if I share it”

So, I said, yes. You’re right.

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No one knows what’s going to happen if we share it. We don’t know what’s going to happen five minutes from now, much less what’s going to happen if we share our writing with the world.

I also see you don’t want to know what could happen if we share it. That’s fine. Since there’s no way to know what could happen, why would you want to know? Why bother with idle speculation?

This resistance to sharing more of my writing reflects my relationship with uncertainty.

I flat-out hate uncertainty.

As I thought about how much I hate uncertainty, this thought came into my mind:

There is ONE thing that’s certain about sharing my writing with the world.

The odds are 99% that if I put it out there, at least one person will read it someday.

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And maybe, just maybe, it could help them in some way, like:

  • They could think, “Wow, I never thought of that. Maybe I can do what I feel called to do, too.”
  • Something I’ve written could make them feel less alone, because someone else knows how they feel
  • Something in it will inspire them to speak the first kind word they’ve said to their spouse (or their child, their employee, their dog) in a week
  • They could feel inspired to start offering their gifts to the world, too.
  • There are countless other possibilities, but these four are excellent reasons to start sharing more right now.

There is ONE thing that’s certain about continuing to resist sharing my writing with the world:

  1. NO ONE will get the help my work could give them

That thought made me burst into tears.

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The idea that I was withholding something that could help someone filled me with shame and despair.

So, I rushed to reassure that tearful part of me, “I know that was never your intention. You are kindness and goodness itself – you would never knowingly withhold help from anyone.

“That is NOT what you have done.

“What you have done is protect yourself from the uncertainty you hate.

“Yet it’s important for you to see that the effect of what you have done is that people you –and only you – could have helped have had to live without that help. Until now.

“I see you’re grieving over all the wasted years, the wasted opportunities to be of service, the wasted potential – and, yes, that’s sad.

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“Go ahead and feel that sadness and guilt and shame – knowing all that wasted time is over in the moment you realize the effect of your decision to share only a little bit of all you’ve written over the years.

“In that moment of realization, the pattern of sitting on the material, instead of sharing it, starts to dissolve.

“The tide is turning right now, energetically, and you will stop doing the old pattern because it begins to break up the moment you observe it – just as a particle changes when it is observed by quantum physicists. It is the same thing, because everything is energy.

“The particles of withholding love, help, awareness, insight and support are breaking up now and re-forming into willingness to share what you have to give in generous measure.

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“Well done!”

Thank you, Holy Spirit, for inspiring me to write this down and share it on this blog.

And thank you, dear soul, for reading it.

If you would like to share your thoughts in the comment box below, I’d love it!

How to Feel Worthy of Abundance 3

If you believe you have to be perfect before you can have Abundance – this tip is for you!

 

If you’re of the millions of people who believe you have to be perfect before you can have love, money, or success – this tip is for you.

Maybe you’ve noticed the media spotlights people with vast wealth … huge success … marriage to their soul mate – and yet, these people are imperfect.

How can that be, if you’re supposed to be perfect before you can have Abundance?

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It sounds kind of unfair, doesn’t it? And yet, it’s perfectly fair, because each of us is given as much as we will accept – no more and no less.

Abundant people accept themselves as they are. Because they accept themselves, they feel just fine about accepting Abundance. They know their worthiness is a given, rather than a question.

Maybe today is a good day for you to recognize your worthiness is a given, too – it’s as much a part of you as your eyelashes.

How about we do this together?

Put one hand over your heart and one hand on your belly.

Close your eyes …

And take in a deep breath as you say, “I am One with Innocence …”

And let out a deep breath as you say, “And Innocence is One with Me.”

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Let’s do this twice more. Your unconscious mind needs to hear something three times to believe it.

Again, deep breath in … “I am One with Innocence …”

Deep breath out, “And Innocence is One with Me.”

Once more …

Deep breath in … “I am One with Innocence …”

Deep breath out, “And Innocence is One with Me.”

Good! Notice how you feel. Great job!

That’s it for today. I’ll be back soon with another great tip.

In the meantime, remember – you are LOVED!

What’s holding you back?

Self-doubt keeps you scared, small and stuck

Have you been feeling stuck lately? 

As if you want to do something to move toward a goal you really, really want – if only you knew what to do, and could be sure it would turn out okay?

Feeling stuck?

It’s hard to take action when a fearful inner voice insists on getting an ironclad guarantee that, if you take action, it will work.

There’s just one problem

Nothing in life is guaranteed. It’s frustrating, but there it is.

So, how can you – indeed, why should you – take action when you can never be sure how it will turn out?

How can you take inspired action?

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One baby step at a time.

Why should you take inspired action?

Because of who you become as you dare to walk toward the greater life calling out to you.

It can be hard to take action, inspired or not, without self-confidence. In fact, it’s pretty near impossible.

If self-doubt has kept you stuck in fear, indecision, or procrastination …

Help is here

Join us for the free new Abundance Healing Circle “Self-Confidence Here and Now.”

In this 30-minute guided meditation, you will experience:

  • Healing of the wounded inner child keeping you scared, small and stuck
  • Clearing of the blocks to self-confidence your ego-mind created in a misguided attempt to keep you safe
  • New understanding of the experiences that made you lose faith in yourself – so you can forgive yourself and move forward with confidence and joy

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If this sounds good to you, click on this link to register for this free online healing circle, set for 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday October 10th.

If you can’t make the live call, go ahead and register anyway, so you can get a link to the limited-time replay.

To get the most out of “Self-Confidence Here and Now,” please take a moment to answer the questions on the registration form. Not a requirement – just a suggestion to enrich your experience.

You can do it
Believe in yourself

If you have already registered for this free call – thank you! How about sharing the magic by sharing this invitation to your friends?

Thank you for taking the time to read this, my dear friend. May Abundance of every kind find its way to you.

 

 

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. Thank you!

Do You Have Shiny Object Syndrome?

This expensive malady can bust your budget …

As Summer winds down, are you pondering a Fall project to bring 2017 to a fabulous finish?

There are so many great programs out there to help you:

  • Write your book
  • Launch your business
  • Begin a blog, podcast, or video series
  • Market your products or services
  • Monetize your message

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So many options.

So little time.

How do you choose what to work on next?

Before you start any new project to build your biz or brand, let me ask you:

Whatever success means to you, how worthy of success do you feel, on a scale of 1 to 10?

Notice the first number that pops into your head.

If it’s “8” or above, you’re good to go. Choose the project that excites you the most – and go for it. Doing what delights you helps you stay the course once the initial excitement wears off.

If it’s “7” or under, file under “Later” the program(s) you’re thinking about joining.

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You’re on the verge of falling into Shiny Object Syndrome – a debt-generating malady that drives you to:

  • Sign up for exciting new programs …
  • Avoid starting or finishing the program …
  • Get distracted by a new Shiny Object …
  • Buy it …
  • Avoid starting or finishing it …

And so it goes, expensively ever after.

What is up with that?

Deep down, you feel unworthy of the success you believe the project will bring you…

So, whether you fear success or failure (or both), you unconsciously sabotage yourself with indecision, distraction (hello, new Shiny Object!), or realizing you must re-pot all your plants before you can concentrate on your new project.

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Sound familiar?

It does to me. I’ve done all those things. How about you?

Here’s the thing. It’s not your fault.

If you’re like me, you’ve cultivated a sense of unworthiness since you were a child, out of a very understandable desire to avoid accusations like, “You’re getting too big for your britches,” “Who do you think you are?” or “How can you be so selfish?”

The great news:

You fell into a trance of unworthiness, and you can come out of it. Self Worth Here and Now

You start waking up the moment you decide to do so.

Then, you consciously own your worthiness so you can get unstuck and keep moving forward.

You may have to own your worthiness several times a day, until you shed your unconscious addiction to self-doubt … but think of the rewards:

  • Authentic self-confidence that empowers you to trust yourself to handle the wonderful people and exciting opportunities attracted by the glowing charisma confidence gives you
  • Deeply rooted self-respect that allows you to set healthy boundaries, so you have the time, energy and focus needed to move toward the greatness waiting to meet you
  • Heartfelt self-compassion that lets you see missteps as bumps in the road, rather than the end of the road, so you can stay motivated to find the Abundance that wants to find you.

If you would like help busting out of Shiny Object Syndrome so you can:

  1. Delight in working on your passion project
  2. Joyfully complete it
  3. Reap the abundant rewards awaiting you as your year ends in victory …

Please join us for the latest Abundance Healing Circle. Get the details here.

Hope to see you there, my dear!

Have you found your way out of Shiny Object Syndrome? Please share with us in the comment box below. Many thanks – and congratulations!

Are You Paying the High Cost of Low Self-Esteem?

Strengthening your self-worth may seem like an airy-fairy project you can easily put off until your life calms down enough for you to take some time for yourself.

The way things are going, you can put it off forever. Most people do. It’s not just you. Many of us have been trained since childhood to put ourselves last.  ian-dooley-298769

Yet, consider this:

Low self-worth can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income – not to mention the deep personal fulfillment you can gain only from living your purpose.

If you feel unworthy, undeserving, or inferior to others:

  • You never launch your coaching or healing practice because you think you need to be perfect before you can help others
  • You never start (or finish) your book because you think someone else already said it better
  • You charge too little to stay in business because you feel unworthy of being paid what your goods or services are worth
  • Your artwork sits in a corner gathering dust because you think it isn’t good enough to display
  • You put off starting on your passion project because you’re afraid it will fail – or that it will succeed – or both
  • You will die without having sung your song

My dear, people are looking for you – yes, you, personally.

They feel your presence on the planet. Let it go

They need to hear what you have to say in the way only you can say it.

They need to see what only you can show them.

Maybe it’s time to heal the low self-worth that passes for humility in good-hearted, highly conscious people like you – so you can do what you came here to do with confidence and joy.

If you would like help with that, you are lovingly invited to join the September Abundance Healing Circle: Self-Worth Here and Now.

We meet online and by phone next Tuesday, September 12, to discover:

  • Why an authentic sense of self-worth attracts Abundance
  • What needs to happen for you to recognize your innate value – and doing it right on the call
  • How you can know your true worth without turning into an egomaniac or narcissist
  • What amazing things will happen when you gain compassion and respect for yourself and others

In addition, we will do personal, one-on-one healings with three callers – including you?

If this sounds good to you, click here for more details.  Self Worth Here and Now

If you’re waiting for things to slow down before you consider why your wants and needs stay at the bottom of your priority list…

It will never happen …

Because it takes a strong sense of your own value to claim the time you need to nurture yourself.

Maybe allowing yourself to take 90 little minutes to join this call – live or listening to the MP3 download – is a good place to start.

If you sense it’s time for you to start walking toward the greater yet-to-be calling out to you … one baby step at a time … come join us!