A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the
Well the Christmas decorations are packed away for another year. The festivities of the season already seem a distant memory. I was thrust back into work mode very early this year,as on the 2nd of January I was straight into a residential training course, 2013 is well underway. If you've managed to make the holidays last just that little bit longer, no doubt the children going back to school tomorrow will mark the end of the holidays and a return to normality for most.
I was considering this earlier, as tomorrow morning I'll be speaking to Scott Dalton on BBC radio Lincolnshire's breakfast show on the topic of "Reasons to be cheerful". As we face Monday morning at the start of the second week in January, it could be very easy to feel those Monday morning blues after the excitement of the past couple of weeks or so.
If you notice yourself having Monday morning blues tomorrow I'd urge you to consider this;
Firstly, check your pulse...... if your heart is still beating and you're still breathing, Wow, you get another new day full of gorgeous, juicy moments to discover.... now, that's certainly got to be a reason to be cheerful - if you consider the alternative!
Secondly, you are at the start of a brand, spanking new year - a bit like the blank new page in your new exercise book, when you were at school as a small child. I don't know about you, but I loved that fresh new start, a brand new clean slate on which to make my mark.
Besides who says that joy, goodwill, celebration and sharing are exclusive to Christmas?
What aspect of the holiday season do you really love?
Spending time with family and friends?
Eating great food and gathering around the table with those you care about?
Having fun and playing games?
Giving and receiving gifts?
Hang on a minute........ You can do these things any day of the year!
What stops you?
For some, the whole festive period can be stressful, even difficult... so a return to normality ( whatever that is?) is a point to be celebrated in itself.
In fact every day is an opportunity for miraculous manifestations of magic.The magic doesn't end when Father Christmas arrives back at the North Pole and puts his feet up.
The other thing I absolutely love to do this time of year is imagine all the infinite juicy possibilities that 2013 holds. This is the perfect time to create a vision board, a wishes/ memory jar or an abundance bowl.( you can read more about abundance bowls and universal cheques in the Manifesting magical abundance group on facebook)
Creating a vision board.
(Taken from my workshop "Creating your vision - manifesting your best life!")
In order for dreams and desires to inspire you to action and achievement,
they need to be big. If you don't get excited about what you have planned you
will never find the inspiration you need to change your life .Powerful dreams
can move the soul, and when you dream the big dream, you will be driven to make
the compelling picture a tangible reality.
Vision boards are very powerful tools when used in conjunction with the law
of attraction.The law of attraction states, that which is like unto itself is
drawn. You will draw towards you what you feel worthy of, no more and no less.
What that means is if you are maintaining an emotional vibration that matches
what you are wanting; more things will come your way to make you feel that
It is really important when creating a vision board that you not only create
it, but use it. A vision board is a tool to help you create a matching vibration
to what it is you want to have/be or do in your life and in your world.
You don't want to just look at the pictures on your vision board, you want to
take a minute and FEEL IT. Yes, feel what itwould feel like if those pictures on
your vision board were actually part of your life.If you want to be an amazing
business owner, think about how you will feel like to be that person. How would
you feel walking and moving through the world, how would you hold yourself, what
would you be doing? Saying? How would you be different as that person? What would
you be grateful for? All of this FEELING is what makes a vision board really
It only takes 17 consecutive seconds of feeling an emotional
vibration to bring it into reality.
In order to consider all areas of your life it's useful to give intention and
energy to each aspect, a great way of doing this is to use the feng shui bagua
map. Using this method focusses your intent on every area of your life, also the
areas where you maybe find you find it more challenging to work on, or which
you leave until last, are sometimes the areas that may be holding you back, or
where you maybe hold limiting belief patterns, with this awareness you can focus
postive energy and intent into these area too... creating a flow of
For details of my next Creating your vision - mainfesting you best life workshop email me here with "Vision" in the subject line.
Create a jar of wishes and a jar of memories
I came across this lovely idea when it was posted in the Manifesting magical abundance for all group on facebook.It's so simple, and can be created by yourself, with your partner or the whole family. All you need is a jar a pen and some paper. You can capture your wishes for 2013 in one jar and your magical moments in another ( or they can all go into one jar if you prefer) keep on popping in your wishes and your magical moments as they happen,save them up and then on New Years eve this year you can open the jar and read through the messages.... see which of your wishes have come true and recall all of the magic moments you have had throughout the year.
Well I hope my first blog of 2013 has given you some reasons to be cheerful......
Until next time,
Make every moment count!
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