Cultivate a deeper connection with yourself:
Create intentional alone time: Set aside dedicated periods of time where you can be alone with your thoughts and emotions. This could be as simple as taking a walk in nature, journaling, or practicing meditation. Use this time to reflect on your experiences, goals, and desires.
Disconnect from distractions: In our hyperconnected world, it’s important to disconnect from external stimuli to truly embrace solitude. Turn off your phone, step away from social media, and create a quiet space where you can fully immerse yourself in self-reflection.
Engage in self-care activities: Use your alone time to engage in activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. This could include reading a book, practicing yoga, taking a relaxing bath, or pursuing a hobby that brings you joy. Prioritize self-care and allow yourself to recharge.
Practice mindfulness: Cultivate a sense of presence and awareness in your solitude. Pay attention to your thoughts, emotions, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and foster self-compassion.
Explore your passions and interests: Use your alone time to explore your passions, interests, and talents. Engage in activities that bring you fulfillment and allow you to express your authentic self. This can lead to a greater sense of purpose and meaning in your life.
The more you do it the more you will love doing it!
From My Heart to Yours,
Life Can Be Discouraging
I can remember walking around in the darkness of my own life. I had no idea who I was and was searching for something, but had no idea what I was looking for. During these years, I was lost. As I stated in my book, Power Within Her, I was “feeling alone in a house full of people”. There were so may times when I felt helpless and unsure of what tomorrow would bring. For a long time, it seemed it would never get better. I would just keep going through the same thing, day in and day out. I was fortunate to have four children that depended on me. It forced me to keep going. I have many stories of woe is me but instead, I will tell you that every day brought me closer into the light. I had to trust it would get better.
The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Thinking back to the time when I had three babies in diapers, it makes me laugh. It seemed like I was changing diapers nonstop, around the clock and that it was never going to end. My second son who was more than two years old was finally potty trained (yahoo) and my third son followed very quickly after that. When it was only my daughter left in diapers and I remember saying to my sister, “I can finally see the light at the end of the diaper tunnel.”
I tell you this story because it’s the same with any challenging period in our lives. Our struggle or lack of knowing creates a feeling of never ending darkness. We can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, so we are afraid to take the next step and we just stand still. These are the times when it is up to us to turn on the light, even if we have to create that light ourselves. Yes, it is hard but it is harder staying were we are with no chance of light coming in. At least if we keep going forward, we have a change of brighter days. They will be brighter!
How To Turn The Light On
We will continue to use our journals to explore who we are. This week we will be focusing on the life we would like to be living. If you could have the perfect life, what would you have? Who would be there with you? Think of what smells would you be smelling? The sounds would you be hearing? How would you be feeling? This is your opportunity to turn the light on to all of your dreams. Make it as detailed as possible. What are your relationships like? What do you do. How do you feel? Include the smell of the air, the taste of the wine, or warmth of the coffee. Let your imagination run wild. If you had all the time, money and ability what would that look like to you? ~ Together we share, learn and grow ~
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The Season of Change
Hello. Thank you for joining me. I am reaching out to you to share my exciting news. I have decided to start a new journey with you . And since fall is the season of change, I have decided to create change for the Power Within Her followers. This season brings change to the look and feel of the Power Within Her blog.
So, what’s the change? The new theme will be posted on Mondays and although it will continue to address a variety of topics on self-development and personal growth, it will now be consistently posted on a weekly basis. The new name of this blog is Meaningful Mondays. Each post will include actionable steps to help you create a stronger, braver more confident you. You will be able to use the tools that I will take from my book, Power Within Her. I will share stories and tools that I used during my struggles and growth. This blog is for you and it is to guide you on your journey to the power that you hold inside.
There’s No Time Like The Present
Due to my desire to make this change at the perfect time, I considered waiting until the first of the month, then thought of starting it on the first of the year. But, the message I want to start with is that there is no perfect time to change your situation. Anytime is the right time to change. You don’t need to wait for a pinnacle moment or a critical event to start the change that is needed in your life. There is no right time. NOW is the time that you have and now is the time to start changing whatever is not working. I am talking about your job, you relationships, your lack of movement or your journey toward your dream life. Whatever your challenges are, now is the time to begin the process.
What’s In It For You?
With that being said, I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery and I welcome you to share your input, your questions and your ideas. Power Within Her knows that the ups and downs of life can really test our belief in who we are. Together, we will navigate these challenges and we will get through any setback or obstacle that is put in our path. Together we share, learn and grow. This is the season of change. So let’s get this party started!