Women are so “busy”, we often forget to take the time to fill our cups; You know the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, it’s so simple but so very true! If we do not care for our physical, mental and emotional self that cup will run empty very quickly. I have put together a short list of 5 simple things you can try this month, 5 things that will fill your soul and improve your life, on a physical and emotional level.
Use the 5 Second Rule Quit to procrastination and become productive.
Here’s how: Simply count backwards “5…4..3..2..1” and get out of bed, or make that call or get on your way to the workout or turn the TV of. Whatever it is, count backwards and then take action before your brain has time to create excuses for you “not” to do it.
Author & Creator of the “5 Second Rule”, Mel Robbins says:
“The moment you feel yourself hesitate (when you know you should do something) start counting backward 5-4-3-2-1, the GO. When you use it, you shift mental gears, interrupt your habit of overthinking and awaken your prefrontal cortex – making change easy. The rule acts as a “starting ritual” that breaks bad habits and triggers positive new behavior change.”
I have personally used this technique to kick myself out of bed an hour earlier because I really wanted to start my day with prayer, gratitude and personal development study before my children got up for the day. Yes it was a little difficult to start but once I was up and got started, I felt great!
Coconut Oil Tea – Must Try!
Get acquainted with coconut oil and have a coconut oil tea. There are a multitude of benefits to adding coconut oil to your day, including but not limited to:
- more energy directly to your brain
- improved health
- whiter teeth
- so much more
See here to learn about more of the amazing benefits of coconut oil and how it can help you achieve your health goals. Why not make a cup of coconut oil tea to sip on while you read this post. Simply place a table spoon of coconut oil in a cup of boiled water, add a little cold water and enjoy!
Write your Affirmations Daily – Believe me, doing this 1 thing is Powerful
Never done written affirmations – why not start now!? This one action can be more powerful than you might imagine, I have used it in the transformation of my own life and it is a tool my coaching clients reap the rewards of regularly.
It’s easy, first get yourself a dedicated notebook – A5 size is perfect and begin the first line with “I am so happy and grateful now that ________________” (fill in the blank).
- What do you want to change in your life?
- What do you want to see come to pass?
- What positive outcome do you want in a particular area of your life?
Repetition is the master of all skill, if you want to change something, a new habit will need to be formed. The only way to do this is by repetition.
Affirmations work in several ways:
- Focussing your energy and thoughts on what you want instead of what you don’t have – what you focus on your get more of.
- Works to create new habits by repetition – the action of writing the affirmation out daily (20 times or more)
- Discipline of committing to something that may seem tedious but if done consistently will be impactful, this in turn build self belief and conviction.
Breathe Life into Your Dreams – Create a Vision Board
Dare to DREAM! We are all very busy being busy, but we are not really “thinking”, our minds are just busy with what needs to be done, our never-ending “to do” lists. So stop, relax, allow your mind to wander and dream and think about what you want in life; travel, a happy relationship, a happy family, a dream career, to complete a course, to prioritise your health; what makes you excited? What makes your heart skip a beat at the thought of doing or experiencing? Save pictures that relate to your dreams, quotes, power words, use cardboard, a pinboard or photo frame and arrange the images and words as you like, be creative, use maps, currency, cutouts in addition to you pictures. If you a want free my guide to making your vision board send me an email with “please send me the vision board exercise” in the subject line.
Connect with Your Warrior Tribe – The Women that Have Your Back
Call a woman you have not caught up with for a while and make a date. Why not make it an active catch up?! Arrange to go for a walk down the beach or a hike. Women need women, we thrive on connection and its so valuable to have your tribe. These are the women that even if you don’t connect all the time, when you do it’s like nothing has changed in your friendship. If you make it an active date, it’s a “Win Win”. You fill your friendship cup up, enjoy the outdoors and reap the benefits of being active.
Humans thrive on connection. For women their tribe has always been how they do life. So go an reconnect with a “sista”, pour out your hearts, laugh, cry, make plans and fill your soul! Don’t wait until later, why not send a message to that woman right now, after all we are all busy and you don’t want to let this opportunity pass.
With Love & Gratitude