Help I'm stuck and need to get moving again!

Feeling stuck in life can be a frustrating and disheartening experience. It often arises when we feel like we're not making progress toward our goals or that we're trapped in a situation we don't want to be in. This can lead to feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and even depression. However, being stuck in life is a common experience, and there are ways to move forward. 

One way to start is by examining the reasons why you feel stuck. Is it because you're lacking direction, motivation, or resources? Once you understand the root cause of your situation, you can start to explore different ways to overcome it.

There are several ways to move forward when you feel stuck in life. One is to set new goals for yourself. This could involve redefining your priorities, exploring new interests, or pursuing a different career path. Another way to move forward is by seeking support from others. 

This could mean reaching out to friends or family for emotional support or seeking professional help from a therapist or coach. Additionally, taking action towards your goals, no matter how small, can also help you break out of feeling stuck. Remember, progress doesn't have to happen overnight, and it's okay to take things one step at a time. By staying committed and focused on your goals, you can begin to move forward and overcome the feeling of being stuck in life.

There are two types of mindset: growth and fixed. A growth mindset is a belief that abilities and skills can be developed through dedication and hard work. People with a growth mindset see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow and believe that failure is not a permanent setback but a chance to improve. 

On the other hand, a fixed mindset is the belief that abilities and skills are fixed and cannot be changed. People with a fixed mindset tend to avoid challenges, fear failure, and view it as a reflection of their inherent abilities. They tend to give up easily when faced with obstacles and do not see the value in taking risks or trying new things.

The main difference between a growth and a fixed mindset is that a growth mindset focuses on development and improvement, while a fixed mindset focuses on innate ability. People with a growth mindset are more likely to take on challenges, seek feedback, and embrace change, leading to a greater potential for success and personal growth. 

In contrast, people with a fixed mindset tend to have a more limited view of their potential and may miss out on opportunities for growth and development. By understanding the differences between these mindsets, individuals can take steps to cultivate a growth mindset and achieve their full potential.

Having a growth mindset means believing that you can improve and develop your skills and abilities through hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It's a mindset that encourages continuous learning and embraces challenges as opportunities for growth. People with a growth mindset understand that failure is not a permanent setback but a chance to learn and improve. 

They view setbacks and obstacles as challenges to be overcome rather than reasons to give up. With a growth mindset, individuals are more likely to take on new challenges, seek feedback, and embrace change. By adopting a growth mindset, people can achieve their full potential and create a more fulfilling and satisfying life for themselves.

Having a fixed mindset means believing that your skills, abilities, and intelligence are fixed and cannot be changed. People with a fixed mindset tend to avoid challenges, feel threatened by feedback or criticism, and give up easily when faced with obstacles. They see failure as a reflection of their inherent abilities and tend to view it as a personal weakness. 

This mindset can lead to a lack of motivation, decreased performance, and reduced potential for growth and development. Individuals with a fixed mindset may miss out on opportunities for learning and personal growth because they are not willing to take risks or try new things. By recognizing and challenging a fixed mindset, individuals can begin to shift their beliefs and behaviors towards a growth mindset, leading to increased motivation, resilience, and potential for success.

Here are five ways to change a fixed mindset:

  1. Embrace challenges: Instead of avoiding challenges, seek out opportunities to try new things and step outside of your comfort zone. This will help you develop a growth mindset and build resilience.
  2. Emphasize effort over ability: Focus on the effort you put in rather than the outcome. Recognize that hard work and dedication can lead to growth and improvement.
  3. Learn from criticism: Instead of feeling threatened by criticism, view it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Seek feedback and use it to improve your skills and performance.
  4. Embrace learning: Develop a love of learning and a curiosity for new things. This will help you develop new skills and improve your abilities.
  5. Cultivate a positive mindset: Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts and feelings, cultivate a positive mindset. Practice gratitude, mindfulness, and self-compassion to help you develop a growth mindset and achieve your goals.

    If you would like to know more about "getting out of the rut" then you might like my book "Find Your Purpose/Find Your Passion.  The link is HERE!  You can also get my free resource "Stop! How do you get out of your own way?  HERE!

10 Tips About the First of the Five "C's"

Mindfulness takes consistency and effort........... Kate Penwarn Thompson

Recently I was thinking about how I could explain to my clients about mindfulness, and mindset, in a way that made more sense and that was also a visual tool. I originally came up with the three "C's" and then it expanded into Five "C's". 

So what are these five things that can help you begin to change your mindset around the things you don't want and believe that you can create the things that you do want. The first "C" stands for Cancel. Let me tell you a little more about that.

Here are 5 tips on canceling a negative thought
  1. Acknowledge the thought and remind yourself that it is only a thought, not a fact.
  2. Acknowledge your feeling and let it pass through. 
  3. Take a few deep breaths and focus on the present moment.
  4. Practice gratitude daily to help shift your mindset to a more positive one.
  5. Talk to a friend or family member about the thought and get their perspective.
So let's take the first step. To acknowledge the thought you have be aware of it, which is being mindful. So many thoughts come through your brain every day and are generally very familiar therefore making it difficult to acknowledge if you're not practicing mindfulness.

Here’s 5 tips to practice mindfulness
  1. Focus on your breath: Take a few moments to simply focus on your breath and the sensation of inhaling and exhaling.
  2. Take a mindful walk: When you take a walk, pay attention to the sights, smells, and sounds around you. Notice how your body moves and shifts with each step. 
  3. Enjoy the present moment: Take a few moments to appreciate the little things in life. Notice the beauty around you, the taste of your food, the warmth of the sun.
  4. Practice acceptance: Allow yourself to feel whatever emotions come up, and observe them without judgement.
  5. Set aside time for yourself: Dedicate some time each day to practice mindfulness. This could be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour.
Practicing these tips can help you to begin to CANCEL unwanted thoughts causing negative feelings that stop you from creating the things you desire. Learning to disrupt negative thoughts also increases your belief that you can achieve the desires of your heart.

Some essential Oils that help to increase awareness, lock in belief, and cancel negative thoughts are:  Clarity, Believe, Transformation, Inner Child, and my new favorite Inner Child.  You can go HERE to check out these oils from Young Living.

I have a whole online program that goes hand in hand with these principles. You can get a free guide HERE

Or you can jump to the program and check it out HERE!
I also have a few free consults available. If you struggle with moving forward, negative thoughts, or any combination, you can set up a free consult with me HERE! 

That's it for now! Have an awesome weekend!

Ten tips on applying the Law of Sufficiency and Abundance!

Every day brings new choices............ Martha Beck

Today I'm writing a little about the Law of Sufficiency and Abundance. This Law states that you have everything within you right now to make all your dreams and desires a reality. We actually live in a world of abundance though most people have been led to believe it's a world of scarcity.

11 Corinthians, 3:5 states "Our Sufficiency is from God."

There is always enough even when we believe that there isn't. God has no limits. He is limitless so why should we limit God? That is what is called thinking in lack, instead of thinking in limitless abundance and sufficiency. Here are a few tips about helping not to think in lack but rather have thoughts of enough sufficiency.

Here are 5 things that keep us thinking we aren't enough and don't have enough.

  • Comparisons to others - it's easy to feel like we don't measure up when we compare ourselves to those around us.
  • Fear of failure - the fear of not being able to meet our own expectations, or the expectations of those around us, can be a major obstacle to feeling like we are enough.
  • Negative self-talk - telling ourselves that we are not good enough or that we are not worthy can be a major contributing factor to feeling like we don't have enough.
  • Perfectionism - striving for perfection can lead to feelings of inadequacy and an inability to appreciate our own accomplishments.
  • Lack of gratitude - not taking the time to reflect on what we do have and be grateful for it can make us focus on what we don't have.

So, ask yourself when is enough? When you lose that 10lb, or have a million dollars in the bank, or have an ideal relationship. When you chase outside of yourself, you will never feel truly satisfied, or feel "enough."

What is Abundance?

The Law of Abundance is having everything you need when you need it, and as much as you need it, in the specific way you need it. So how can you apply this law? Here are five tips.

5 Tips on applying the law of abundance to your life

  • Believe and visualize abundance: Believe that you are worthy of receiving abundance in all areas of your life. Visualize yourself having abundance in all areas of your life - wealth, health, relationships, and joy.
  • Give thanks: Express gratitude for all the abundance that you have and will receive. Make it a habit to express your gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful things you have in your life.
  • Live in the present moment: Live in the present moment and enjoy it. Don't dwell on the past or worry about the future. Focus on what is happening in the present and be thankful for all the abundance you have.
  • Be open to receiving: Be open to receiving abundance in all areas of your life. Believe that you can receive abundance, and be willing to accept it when it comes.
  • Take action: Taking action is the key to manifesting your desires. Make a plan and take action steps towards achieving your goals. Believe and trust in the process and take consistent action.

Whatever you are focused on is where your attention will be. You will have an abundance of either plenty or lack according to where your focus is. 

The top three Essential Oils I recommend for applying this law are Valor, Stress Away, and of course, Abundance. You can get those oils HERE!

Here's the LINK to my free resource for this week "How Mindful are You." 
Remember, you cannot have a positive life and a negative mind..........Joyce Meyer

p.s. if you are enjoying these laws I have an online course that is on a super special right now!  With the code VIPFLASH you can get this course at a huge reduction.  Less than your coffee for the next few days!
Prices will return to normal in February.   Here's the LINK  to read about it!

Wishing you much abundance this week!