Dreams are meant for chasing

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Have you day dreamed lately?

It seems that lately I don’t even know what rest is. Except for when I crash at bed time. I have been pushing everything into every possible time slot I have. This suits me, don’t get me wrong. I struggle when I don’t have the energy to do anything, because I feel I am wasting my time.

But every Saturday, I used to spend a couple of hours day dreaming. I would either paint, something my entire life I have felt I was never good at, so never did. Yet, I started painting when I had children and buy us all posters and paint and decorate our home with an art gallery that was truly treasured.

Or spend the time, choergraphing a dance that may never get performed.

Why?

During these times of creativeness, my brain would be free to roam. Imagining what it would be like to live my dreams and live as a creative being. I must admit, I already am living the creative life, I have embraced it. As it is me. I am creative. I can be business, corporate and a marketer but ultimately my passion lies in creativity.

So why did I stop dreaming?

A part of me forgot that to dream, I must stop what I am doing and just be. Live in the moment that is real.

A part of me was too tired to really even give my brain a chance to reconnect with my soul.

And a part of me just let life take over and push aside my day dreams with tasks that I deemed important at the time, yet really, what could be more important?

What happened when I stopped dreaming?

My smile started to slip. My eyes started to draw tears more easily. I started to wonder if I would ever get a chance to breathe, really breathe. I waited and waited, would my opportunity ever happen again?

Then one day, my youngest child wanted to go to the playground. We spent hours there, normally just a quick walk through to get back home. I sat down, with my legs on the steps and realised, in this moment, I can breathe. My child is laughing gorgeously as he runs freely on the grass and I watch him in awe. This is what we all need. Time to roam freely.

For me it was sitting there, under the sun, with the birds singing, my child playing and me, just breathing.

When was the last time you let yourself roam free? I dare you to try it right now. Take a breath, put on some music, get outdoors and just imagine how you really want to live your life. Let your mind take you there and let your soul feel the life you want.

 

 

 

 

Letting go of anger

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For at least the past week, something has been happening. My very positive, happy demeanor has been deteriorating. Anger was inwardly building. Even on weekends,spent with my loved ones, I felt sad and depressed. I couldn’t shake that awful unhappy feeling, I couldn’t get out of it. I brushed it off, as I do, because that is not me. I am not like that. Every night, I have had dreams. Dreams where I knew there was a message trying to be conveyed. I wrote them all down when I woke up. Then two days ago, around midday I started getting major headaches. I never get headaches!

I started excerising in the past week, which provided an immediate happy effect yet soon died quickly after. I was clinging to anything and everything to try and stay in the happy boat but as soon as I left that space, my mood quickly returned.

So here I am 2.14 am in the morning. The second night this week I cannot sleep, when I was thinking how angry I was about a certain situation and then I realised how instead of blaming that person I should actually look at myself. I woke up and googled, how to release anger and found this excellent article for women: http://www.pmscomfort.com/pms-pmdd-symptoms/pms-pmdd-anger-management-techniques-for-women.aspx

But I still needed something more, so I went on Youtube and found this excellent guided meditation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk0Jeqcv5Q8

I took a notepad and pen and as the meditation began I wrote down everything that I was angry about. Throughout the meditation, I felt anxious. I let go of tears in release, I felt absolutely calm and then vulnerable and I am so grateful. I released it all and know right now, I feel better already. That tomorrow, I will return to me and that makes me feel so good.

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It’s amazing how the body responds when dealing with built-up anger, learn the signs and deal with it immediately, to return to you. Sending you good vibes for the week.

 

Sometimes life is fine but something doesn’t feel right

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You know when your life is good, real good and yet there is something inside, within you, this niggling feeling that may be something feels missing.

It’s probably nothing, but it’s keeping you on edge. You may be feeling a little bit angrier or frustrated or just tired.

Sometimes, when we don’t have an exact plan for our current future, we feel out of control and feeling out of control can be very overwhelming. Yet, if you are going through this, simply embrace it. Relax, don’t try to rush anything. Now is not the time. Notice the feeling, acknowledge it, then let the fear aspect of it go.

It’s very normal, this feeling and it is good to have, because it is forcing you to really stop and look at your life. May be you have been putting off a tough subject, of possibly finding a different job, or looking at a new career, or trying something new, however, a part of you is not sure how to even begin the process. Do you really want to look for a new job?

This is where it gets tricky. You can’t move forward because you are too scared to let go of your current circumstances. You actually seem to be unable to move at all or even think about it. Why? You have built up your life, your relationships and your emotions are all tied in this current life experience, if you do something differently, this will shake up that part of your world that is current and have to start the entire process all again.

Hence why, you are putting off the entire self-chat you need to have with yourself. In your self-chat, you never know, you may actually decide to stay in your current life path. On the other hand, you may decide to move on but you are not going to know until you take a moment, (a bit longer than a moment), may be 20 minutes to begin with (allow a good hour, just in case you need it), to ask yourself those big life questions, of whether or not you should make a change or not.

Until you do, you will feel that awful, out of control feeling that something is just not right. Make the time. Sit down in a quiet space and ask those big questions and answer with honesty. You don’t have to make any big decisions, you just need to work out if you want to stay in your current life path or change it?

It is important to know, there is no right or wrong answer.

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Because you might not be feeling it now but one day you might and you need to know what to do

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Imagine, one minute you are feeling cornered, stuck and then the next you are jumping in the air and instead of falling back hard on the ground. The air keeps you up, as you look down at those who are chasing you and you poke your tongue at them below.

They hang around for a minute but annoyed they have no one to pick on, they leave.

What you do next, might just determine your future power and growth…

Sometimes in life we don’t know how powerful and strong we are, until we get cornered. Can we fly? May be. It just depends on one thing, if you believe you can.

Now, before you go and test this theory (literally), what I mean is, when you ‘feel’ cornered by life’s problems that you may have (most likely) caused, which now feel out of control and unsure how or when you will get back on that awesome life track, the first thing you must do immediately is to stop thinking negatively or in a blaming manner. Immediately, you must think of what opportunities this life challenge presents you and know there is a way out and not just one way but multiple ways.

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But you can’t think about them if your mind is going a hundred miles an hour from freaking out! Watch this wisdom from Oprah:

 

When enough is enough …

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I am a huge motivator addict. I love to get motivated, I love to inspire others. I love to read about success stories and dream big.

There is something though that has been bothering me and it took me some time to work at what it is …

I discovered that, when reading quotes like, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein, are fantastic to inspire those to push harder and bigger to achieve your desired result, but sometimes, what we have right now (and by this I don’t mean materialistic items, I mean in terms of where we are in our dream chasing journey), is enough.

For the last 9 months I have been pushing myself to get out there and really go for my big goals in life, I ended up losing sight of the goal and instead focused on a step of the goal, but forgot what it was I was really seeking. The step was part of it, but I turned it into the entire aspect. I became stressed out, angry, frustrated. I forgot what it was like to play, have fun and live freely, which is always my end desired result – to be free to explore my creativity.

What I completely forgot in the process was, I don’t have to change anything if I don’t want things to change. In other words, if I am satisfied with the progress I am making at this time, then I can continue the path I am on, instead of stressing to do more, be more and try to think of another way.

I told my friend this, who responded with, ‘Once you realise at this, you receive a sense of calm’ and I do. I feel a lot more happier and I really appreciate what I am achieving at this moment.

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It’s hard to describe but instead of trying to push forth to reach the 100th step to my desired goal, right now, I am hanging around the 65th step, because I want to and for me it works. It makes me happy. Anymore, at this stage in my life, is too forced and makes my life unbalanced, making me not happy. Why would I want to destroy everything I have worked hard for, have passion for, due to wanting haste in my goal? This is a journey, a life journey and I see that now. I am excited to be where I am, I am excited to still seek opportunities, grow and challenge myself, at my pace. I feel a whole lot calmer, happier and more creative than ever.

I want to stress the point that this doesn’t mean I am giving up, I am simply changing my mindset that I can actually enjoy the journey as well as all aspects of my life, by appreciating where I am now and how ‘enough’ it is for me.

Are you happy with your current progress towards your goal? I would like to hear your thoughts.

Kate Christie shares how it feels to run a business and be a Mum

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Tell us about how you feel being a Mum and running a business?

“I love running my own business while being a great mum. I love that my kids have access to an entrepreneurial female role model – have a great idea, make that idea real and chase your dreams. My kids know all about my business. We celebrate the wins together, and they commiserate with me on the losses. They constantly give me advice! I think having a business you are passionate about creates such a great, energetic and positive vibe for the whole family,” said Kate Christie, a Time Management Expert in How do they do it?

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Read more from Mums in all various industries about how they juggle running their own business and being a Mum and wife here.

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