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I’ve chosen 3 beautiful essential oils to create a Summer Serenity blend to celebrate the season.
This blend of lime, rose and spearmint will help you feel cool, calm and serene.
And I believe that when you prioritise time for you and practise deep self care you will be able to tap into it fully.
Radiance happens when you…
nourish your mind, body and soul so you feel a sense of joy and ease.
adopt new ways of thinking and being that support you.
find connection and belonging in deeper relationships with yourself and others.
nurture yourself to create calm and confidence in your everyday life.
tune into your purpose and start living in alignment with your true desires.
live your daily life in a way that helps you feel vibrant, energised and alive.
Today I’m going to share 3 ways to feel more radiant and start embracing the life you’re craving.
1. Change your Mindset. This is the foundation for everything you desire. Awareness is key to change. When you change the way you think about things and the way you approach them you can change your life.
Do you have a ‘problem’ or ‘solution’ mindset, a ‘have to’ or ‘get to’ mindset? Do you focus on what is missing or what is here now?
Start becoming aware of where your thoughts go, especially in challenging situations, and if those thoughts aren’t helpful find ones that are. For example if you’re focusing on the problem try looking for possible solutions instead. When you’re making a decision think about what you ‘get’ to do rather than what you ‘have’ to do, remember it’s your choice! And above all focus on what you have and visualise your desires coming in to existence rather than dwelling on what’s missing.
2. Meditate daily. Even just 5 minutes a day can help. You’ll begin to feel calmer, your mind will feel less cluttered and you’ll feel less stressed and more content. Meditation has a cumulative effect. The more consistent you are the greater the effect. There is a lovely app called Relax & Rest that has 3 simple guided meditations – a great place to begin.
3. Make a My Top Three Things List every day to reduce overwhelm and get more done. Each morning (or the night before, as I do) list the 3 top things that you want to get done that day. You’ll be less likely to get distracted by other things and if you get through those three things you can move on to something else, or better still have a rest!
In October I attended a wellness event with Dr Libby Weaver. I’ve been following her wisdom for years now and have heard her speak in Canberra previously so when I heard she was coming back I bought my ticket without thinking twice.
There were so many takeaways from the evening but I wanted to share two of them with you today.
WITH THE TRUTH EVERYONE RELAXES
I think this is so true! The words themselves allow me to relax, my whole body breathes a sigh of relief.
When you’re feeling stressed it could be showing you what you’re afraid of.
Stop, take a breath and ask – is what I’m stressed about showing me what I’m frightened of?
It could be anything from fear of judgement to not being good enough or being seen in a way that you don’t want to be seen. With this truth comes relaxation. The harshness of stress softens as you acknowledge the fear and if you can articulate it then you’ll probably find that those around you understand and offer support.
Isn’t that a wonderful thought. Try it next time you’re feeling stressed.
THE OPPOSITE OF STRESS IS TRUST
Working out what stress is about for you is so important. What causes you stress is an opportunity to learn something about yourself and to grow, change and transform from this place. It is an opportunity to love something about yourself. Your beliefs drive your actions. When you transform your beliefs you change your life. You love and accept yourself and can look after yourself fully.
Trust is about letting go and allowing things to flow. It’s about taking action without attachment to the outcome. It’s about not being rigid about the way things will happen, allowing room for change and new opportunities if they arise. Room for MAGIC. When we trust, there is little room for stress.
Your thoughts about yourself or a situation create a response in your body. Even if you’re not in that situation your brain doesn’t know the difference. The body responds to the information you give it. When you’re stressed this has a long term negative effect on your body. When you change your thoughts and switch from a state of stress to trust the body is able to stay in balance far more easily.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom – Viktor Frankl
The big takeaway is that mindset matters. We have choices. We have the power to change our perspective – to transform any negative beliefs we have about ourselves. To think in a way that supports us so we can thrive in our everyday life.
Dr Libby went into so much more detail but I’ve tried to keep it simple and short. I can’t wait to read her latest book, The Invisible Load – A Guide To Overcoming Stress And Overwhelm.
I’d love to hear what your stress is telling you. Let me know in the comments below.
In health and happiness, Dee xxx
To support you thoughout Spring I have three essential oils to share with you…
In health and happiness, Dee xxx