This question has had my attention for quite some time now...
How does one go from living a quiet life of desperation to living an inspiring, powerful, intentional life? Everyday!
How do we do it? It’s something I keep obsessing about because I have a deadly fear of mediocrity. How do you function with all your responsibilities, relationships, children, a business to run, and still feel like you are truly ALIVE AND IN LIFE?
Well, obviously I don’t have it all figured out. but I PROMISE you I’m getting major clarity around this for myself and my clients. In fact, it’s a big part of my brand new 2020 program (more on this soon).
Today I want to offer you three of my top tips for feeling joyful and alive in your life:
#1 Make sure that you plan fun things into your life.
So damn simple and somehow so easily forgotten. What is it that brings you tremendous joy? Sit with that question for a few minutes, write down a few things and then make sure that you are doing them on a regular basis. Is it a date night with your lover or a trip to the beach? Is it a yoga class or reading a book with a cup of tea? Or is it something a bit more exciting like pole dancing perhaps? Whatever it is, stop it with the self-neglect and put it in your diary now.
#2 When you are doing those fun things make sure you are present in the moment with them.
I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to the beach and still been working in my head or still stuck in the stresses I currently have. When you are doing the fun things, let the rest go. Commit to being there fully, so that when you get home from the beach you don’t feel like nothing has changed. Engage fully in the activity so that you actually reap the benefits of that joy or fun or excitement.
#3 Practice gratitude every day.
Now you might say “oh Melissa not gratitude again, surely that doesn’t fix everything?” But let me tell you why I always come back to it.
When you make time to acknowledge the good in your life, the things you’re grateful for, the things that are working, the perception of your life will quickly shift. If you currently feel like life is a bitch, if you feel like you’re living that mediocre, boring, dull, monotonous life, I promise you when you start to pay attention to the things that are good, you’ll start to feel differently. You’ll start to see more, and you may just recognise that it ain’t so bad after all.
Let me know how you go with this and if you need help making a plan on how to make your life more enjoyable why not jump on one of my 30-minute strategy sessions this week. Just send me a message or you can find the booking link below. Whatever you do, don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you want some help on this. I hear you, I see you, I feel you and best of all I know that it can be different.
Book in for a free 30-min strategy session hereP.S. If it turns out that you seriously have no joy your pleasure in your life whatsoever, well my recommendation would be to use that as a good kick up the bum. Tap into that dissatisfaction and decide that you’re gonna do something about it today. Nobody else well. Then get in touch.
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Melissa Kay Schulz
Coffee lover, mother, salsa dancer and mindset coach for entrepreneurs.