Mindset Growth: Notice the Distractions

When it comes to mindset growth there are 4 aspects to this: mind, body, heart and soul and how do you link with these. One of the ways is to stay connected.

I was asked the question inside a workshop this morning …

“How does one stay connected with the whole mindset growth and what are some of the things you can do?”

My response was …

“What I suggest is that you write a love list.”

A love list is where you go naturally, those things you enjoy doing, those activities you love to do; for example, going for a walk or a run, walking the dog in nature, journal writing, meditation, de-cluttering space etc. Anywhere you go to where you tend to find yourself in a space of your own. You are in your zone.

Creating a love list can also include things like eating healthy foods, getting plenty of sleep at night etc. something that gives you natural energy. You can call this an energizing habit that really keeps you grounded and focused.

Inside this group I also mentioned the importance of noticing what your distractions are. Most people are not aware of what distracts them. They tend to get caught up in their head and then notice they are off path with their mindset and focus all over the place. By making a list of those things that has you become distracted, will actually help you with your mindset and focus skills.

Things like; being online too much, checking your emails too often, being in reaction mode, comparing yourself with others in your industry, doing too much research and getting yourself off your path. Finding yourself going down a rabbit warren and losing focus of your purposeful business path and your obvious next steps.

When you start to compare yourself, that makes it a lot harder for you to create a deeper believability, and the head talk being louder which can play tricks on you. By creating a love list and a not so love list, noticing what those distractions are, will actually help you to stay on your mindset growth path. This will give you a clear focus in all areas of your life.

Enjoy watching my video on ways to eliminate your distractions and to stay focused with clarity.

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Listening to your Body’s Intelligence through The Power of Self-Care

Taking care of yourself first is like putting your oxygen mask on first, to give you the breath of life to then freely choose how much you give to others.

Many find it challenging to give to themselves first because you may feel guilty or selfish. I can assure you that when you nurture yourself by becoming your own best friend, you will create a beautiful reserve of energy, space and time.

If you are feeling challenged in wondering where to start with your own self-care is to look in the areas that you may already be doing yet not seeing it as self-care. If you give your time away to others without giving to yourself, then you will never create the time continually pushing yourself to the background.

Something as simple as going for a walk around the block is a part of your self-care.  Let’s acknowledge the little things first and then bring in the other areas that you know you want to create time for such as going to a yoga class. 

It is important to stay connected to your evolving self as you find your new groove in your self-care actions. Do not try to jump ahead as you will sabotage any form of consistency. Consistency is the structure of all success. So start small and allow your natural evolution to guide you to your next steps.

For example I was speaking with a client who wanted to lose weight before she got married. She spoke about what she use to do at the gym being disciplined 4 days a week with a personal trainer. She continued to tell me how hard she worked at getting her body into shape.

I then asked her “In what way would you like to move your body today?” She looked at me with a question written all over her face. I then asked her “If you tune into your body and ask the question, what would your body tell you?” I asked her to allow the answer to come within her body not her head past memory of what she used to do to get into shape.

She looked at me and instantly said “Dancing”. “I love dancing”. I asked her if she had seen dancing as a form of getting into shape. No she replied. As she continued to tell me about the type of dance she enjoyed, I witnessed her face glow; her body became lighter with her tone of voice freely flowing.

She had locked herself into the past feeling of exercise as hard work – and I asked if she was ready to find her new groove. What if ‘moving your body in ways you enjoy’ became your new mantra instead of the word ‘exercise’. We want to take away the force of hard work as it creates contraction in the body. This does not support your body to feel light and flowing with ease.

So what I am saying is to notice language. By using the language ‘consistently moving my ways in ways I enjoy’ vs. ‘I word hard in the gym’. Her body had formed a cellular memory that resisted her getting into shape because this equaled hard work. 

“What if you were to create something simple and doable?” Now I am not saying don’t go to the gym, what I am saying is it is important to ask your body what it needs right now. Staying connected to your body’s intelligence will create sustainability no matter what the subject.

As we explored what type of dance she enjoyed, she remembered a class not far from her home that she had been telling herself she really wanted to do; yet did not follow through. When taking away the ‘hard work’ trying to push yourself into some sort of routine, allow yourself the freedom to have fun moving your body in ways you enjoy. Life will evolve in new ways you would never have been able to plan for. 

Are you listening into your body’s intelligence?

Creating Guilt-Free Self-Care as a Priority for Yourself

This conversation would have to be the most challenging for many of my clients because they feel selfish or even guilty about taking time out for themselves each day. The only real time they get to take ‘time out’ is if they book a holiday or if they are forced through illness or by even catching a cold.

This is always a signal that you are not living your life in alignment with your truth and possibly trying to compare yourself too much to others and how they are living their life.

Self-Care is the most nurturing and the most effective healing process to living the life you were born to live with mind-body-soul connection. Yes, you have permission to do something nurturing for yourself today, and every other day, so that you can be the best person you can possibly ‘BE’.

It is in Who you are BEING that attracts loving relationships, personal and professional success, wealth, health and happiness.

It takes so much more energy and strain on your mind-body-soul when acting like you have it all together. Give yourself full permission today to let go of the person you think you have to be to succeed and begin to BE true to yourself each day.

If you continue to follow your own path and trust this by taking flowing consistent actions with inner peace and knowing, then you will definitely create a life of purpose, peace and fulfilment in so many ways.

Enjoy this magical image I took whilst walking along the beach at Coogee in Western Australia. One of the many forms of self-care I love.

What brings you joy?

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Annette Stanton

“I see a world where leaders are being called to step up and out - to lead from their authentic self with greater connection.

My mission is to activate revolutionary leadership across the globe where leaders are living their highest vision and purposeful mission every day.”

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