Lately I‘ve been exhausted, frustrated, and feeling totally out of shape. So, I decided one day as I was sitting on the couch tired of being tired and super bored, that I would start on my list of things to get motivated for a more spiritually, physically, and mentally happy life. The last few years were definitely all about my spiritual growth and I spent a lot of time focused on finding God within me. Especially during such a tough time of losing my dad to colon cancer a couple years ago, starting a new job around the same time, and then moving to a new city where I knew no one. It seemed to be what spiritual writer Mastin Kipp refers to as the divine storm. He refers to it as experiencing one of the hardest, emotionally draining times of your life, just to have everything you asked for show up. And that’s exactly what happened. After mourning the loss of my father two months later after he died, because I was too busy trying to be strong for everybody except me. I realized that although in my heart he left to soon, he had given me every tool I needed to survive in this life and in my heart.
The reflection of his love is what makes me carry on, it is what inspires me to live, love, and give more, and that has brought me so much happiness. Although lately I’ve asked myself how do I keep this going, how do I keep myself inspired, motivated to choose happy. Yes, I used the word choose. Because the lows of life still happen even after the divine storm. Yet, you have to make a conscious decision to choose to live your best life in spite of. You know what they say don’t let life happen to you, you happen to life and that’s exactly what I plan to do.
So I’ve been thinking let me start a happiness plan! That’s right! Plan for this thing we call happy, and I don’t mean go out and buy a brand new convertible. Sounds nice but I mean to go in a little deeper and pass the materialist things, but a true soul searching happy plan, one that will bring you a bigger sense of self-love and of God. Here are few things I plan to do more of and I wanted to share with you in hopes that it will help you too!
- Get Back to Love Thy Self!
We often think that we should spend our lives in service to others. Although studies have shown women who have a deeper spiritual connection with themselves are much more aware of others around them, and more tuned into their loved ones feelings and emotions.
- Spiritual Connections
Whatever your religion is or if you consider yourself to be more spiritual than religious. Remember to create time for meditation focusing on gratitude, love, positivity and self-awareness. Meditation helps me to relieve stress, be more focus and mindful, and creates inner peace.
- Following Your Passion
Make time for things you love to do and causes that you are passionate about. So, between being a mom, wife, girlfriend, a good friend, and superwoman schedule time for your art. Rather than just find time here and there. Start making a schedule and stick to it! Doing the same things at the same time everyday keeps me focused.
- Get fit!
I recently started hot yoga and let me tell you it’s been hard work, but I’m determine to make 2016 the year of my best body. The more we move the better we feel and we seem to like how we look too. I also feel better, sleep better, and focus better during the day.
- Eat Clean
Oh how I love fruits and veggies now! Overall health starts with what we put in our bodies and this has been a real struggle for me but it’s starting to become a really good habit. I feel better, I have more energy, and I’ve lost 7 pounds in the last few weeks!
I hope this brings you good energy and inspiration!
From my heart,