Maybe you're here because you're ready for a change to happen in your life, a shift to take place or a direction to follow. Maybe you're here because you've tried to create change endless times and things keep coming up for you that derail your progress. No matter where you're at on your personal journey I think this topic can speak to all of us.
We all experience barriers that pop up in our life. These can be things like negative self talk, being stuck in a not so ideal job, limiting beliefs, not having the support we need, and the list can go on and on. Basically, anything that continuously pops up for us when we try to work towards our goals + lifestyle we want to live. So what happens when these barriers come up? We typically start to feel uncomfortable, maybe we try to fight these barriers + than usually we say forget it and promise ourselves we'll try again when the time is right.
The time is never going to feel right. If I've learned anything in the past five years as a business owner, new mother, student + dream chasing, half hippie mama, THE TIMING NEVER FEELS RIGHT.
I'm serious you guys, we think we can wait until next Monday, next month or next year to start working on our dream life, a life of wellness, a life where we look forward to a new day. Those times will come and go and everything will stay the same unless you get okay with being uncomfortable.
When it comes to these pesky barriers, limiting beliefs + whatever else we want to label them as, what if we approached them with a new mindset? Instead of constantly trying to push them away + fight them off, what if we sat with them for the time being + just acknowledged their existence? You see, when we spend so much of our energy fighting these bad habits and trying to push them away, it takes away all of the energy we can put into our new habits, mindsets and beliefs. What if we took all of that energy and poured it into our new goals + habits, even if it felt uncomfortable.
Take a moment and imagine you're in a pool with a blow up beach ball, the harder you try to push that ball under water the harder it is to achieve. It takes all of your energy + focus and the more you try the more it pushes right back at you. Now, if you let that same beach ball go it usually just floats along side near you, you know it's there but none of your energy is being put into it. Imagine if we did these same things with our barriers. What if we acknowledged they were there but we stopped giving them so much of our energy? What would that look like? "Yes sometimes I feel self conscious, but i'm going to do__________ anyways. Yes I can't stand my work environment, I'm going to continue working towards my goal regardless. Yes sometimes i'm really hard on myself, i'm going to put my energy into repeating a positive affirmation about myself as many times as I can this week. " How much do you think our lives would change if we worked through the uncomfortable feelings + focused our energy on the new self talk, the new habits + the new mindset. Where would you be a week from now? A month from now? A year from now?
I think it's important to give this some thought. I think it's important for you to explore this idea + be honest with yourself about what barriers have been holding you back. Why not now and why not you? Life isn't going to slow down + wait for you to make a change. Get uncomfortable, find your purpose + start living a life you know you deserve. The season's are changing, a shift is happening, now is the time to take action. You got this + I am here to support you every step of the way. If you're ready to make the change + you need support from a community of women that get it, click the button to join our Wellness Group. You'll be welcomed with open arms. Keep working hard for that life you want, the magic happens on the other side of discomfort.