Blink and it’s 2017

The final days of 2016 are here. Tomorrow we will be celebrating the onset of 2017 with loved ones, whether humans or furry. However you decide to celebrate it, what counts is how you embrace the new year.

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Lately I have been hearing from so many people how they are looking forward to 2017 so that they can put 2016 behind them. I used to say the same thing until I realized how much I was putting emphasis on the day or year changing than being grateful for what has occurred.  

A few days ago I began to write a list of all I was grateful for in 2016, even the challenges. At first I wrote all that I was happy about; my physical health, my family, my travels, my business, financial gain, and then it got hard. I started to slow down and even cry when I thought of some of the sadness I experienced; anniversaries of loved ones, fears, finding love and losing it gain, frustrations with family, etc. This is part of the process of life. It is impossible to be happy 100% of the time, nor is it healthy.

Taking time to reflect is important even if it’s just a few minutes to identify what you’re grateful for and what struggles you have moved past. I created this handout to help you reflect on 2016 and start creating goals for 2017.

Another tool I learned a couple of years ago is to identify key words for the year. My words for 2017 will be abundant collaborations as I plan to work with other healers in creating amazing online programs and in person workshops to empower you to be the best you can be. So stay tuned!

What will your word or words be for 2017? Reply with your response as I’d love to hear from you.

Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!

Paty, La Mariposa
Book a complimentary transformation session with me and let’s discuss your goals for 2017.  I’m here to support you with a step-by-step plan to balance your life, embrace your power, and focus on health.

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Playing small

Playing small to me implies not pushing through my fears in order to be successful in my life. Recently, I was reminded how I am continuing to play small by not having the confidence in what I do. This has been a constant debate within myself and I have moments of clarity with progress and other times moments of doubt. My intellectual mind understands this, yet my emotional mind is what keeps me in my comfort zone.

Throughout this year I have placed myself in numerous opportunities to push past my fears of sharing my work with others. Every time has been successful yet limiting because I would shrug back from the light when feelings of fear started showing up.

This week I am choosing to change that. I have found in the past I work best within a structured environment, which I have been lacking. As an entrepreneur I have appreciated not having a 9-5pm structure yet I’m becoming aware that this lack of structure is causing me to work long hours scattered throughout the week. By my calculations, I’m working 60 hours a week without much direction.

I have decided to change it by taking my business more seriously, which means creating a structure and specific goals. I have been following various successful entrepreneurs and even downloaded their helpful resources, yet without action it means nothing. Now, I have a plan to share my knowledge and promote my healing work to those who vibe with what I have to say.

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However, the first step towards structure begins with my self-care. Therefore, I am establishing a positive ritual every morning that consists of meditation, positive affirmations, exercise, gratitude, and a healthy breakfast. By taking care of me first I feel more energized and motivated to move forward in my life. I am playing big because I’m taking care of myself so I can show up in an authentic and loving way.

By raising my vibration through structure and creating my reality, I can then share more positively my message and assist in creating a happy and healthy world. Owning my worth and believing I have value to share is what drives me forward, even past my fears.

How do you feel you’re playing small in your life?

Book a Healthy Check-In Session with me and let’s discuss any blocks you may have in your life or struggles with playing small.  I’m here to support you with a step-by-step plan to balance your life, embrace your power, and focus on health.

Feelings of doubt lead to inability to work

There are times when I just do not feel like doing anything work related, not the best for an entrepreneur. Lately, I have been taking into account what is behind the reason for this lack of motivation and I came to the conclusion that it is due to fear. Yes, I fear rejection, feelings of insecurity, of not being good enough, and other little black clouds of negative thoughts. When they creep into my mind it affects my entire body which then drains me of energy.

So, now what? First step to any problem is to find the source. Check. Now, next step is to break it down and identify what the issues are. In my case it’s insecurity and fear. What I have been doing is making a list of what it is I want to do and putting them into my calendar. Since I love to check things off it is very satisfying when I do it. Then I have been surrounding myself with influential people who are giving me lots of insight and positive support.

By staying busy and productive I have been able to tell those little clouds to disappear for they are not wanted in my life. I then say a mantra like, “My passion in life is to inspire, I can do this” over and over until I feel it in my body. It takes baby steps at times to focus on what I want to do, because honestly there are so many things I want to do.

I’m thankful for the opportunities and people coming into my life as they are assisting me in visualizing my dream of inspiring others and living a passionate life. Thank you to all of you who take the time to read these postings for you give me strength to keep on going.

Discussion: What is one thing you do when doubt or fear arise in your life to keep moving forward?