I take excellent care of myself. I run. I eat right. I make sure my muscles and systems all work. Except for one. My brain. I like to study and learn and so I use it in that way. But there is so much more than just puzzles to exercise your brain. Here is how I have completely changed my mindset.
I always laughed at meditation. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love yoga. I have been doing yoga for years. But I never got into the meditation part of yoga. It wasn’t for me. I didn’t really see the need for it. About six months ago, I decided to give it a try. I started with some 10 minute guided meditations. It was okay. I started to feel a bit lighter so I kept with it. The fact of the matter is, I got hooked. I was addicted. I loved how I felt after I meditated. I liked the fact that my otherwise cloud filled brain was now starting to see the sunshine instead. There is so much more to meditation than just sitting still and clearing your mind. I’ve since gotten into Kundalini meditations, gratitude meditations, visualizations and more. Some are guided. Some are just me letting my mind wander. If you’ve never done it before, try to just do a single 10-minute meditation once a day for a couple weeks. You don’t have to buy into it. You can make snarky jokes in your brain about it. Just give it a try.
Emotional Freedom Technique. This is also known as tapping. There are tons of videos on the internet for you to learn it. It’s super simple and lots of fun. I use this whenever I’m feeling crappy about anything. You know like when your husband refuses to take the boxes to the garage. Or when your to-do list and bullet journal looks more like the Jungle Book. I don’t do this every day. I only do this when I have something bugging me. It was a HUGE help when I was just starting out trying to change my mindset and remove the many, many mental blocks I was giving myself.
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A couple months ago, I stumbled onto the Left Brained Hippie’s website. She sounded pretty cool. I liked her posts and what she had written. I signed up for one of her meditations. In her emails, I also got an offer to try the Woo Crew for 30 days for just $1. (Confession time Shelsey if you are reading this). I really had no intention of staying after the 30 days. I was just going to go in and grab the awesome mastermind class and run. That would be enough to heal my mind after 30 plus years of life. Who needs more than that. It is a 5-hour masterclass if not longer.
Until I took the class, learned so much from it, literally changed my life, bought a robot to clean my floors and realized I was hooked. The biggest thing I got from her class was how I had turned into my mother. This is not a bad thing. My mother was a rock star in life. She was a definite powerhouse not to be messed with. But that’s not to say she was perfect. And somehow, I had turned into her.
By examining this, I was able to see the areas where I need to make tiny changes. Like not saying no to everything for fear of life. Or how my words and actions were affecting the people around me. Now here’s the thing. If a simple 5-hour video of hers could have that much of a positive effect on me, what would it be like if I stayed? What if I actually participated in the coaching calls or in the Facebook group?
The last few months with her has been incredible. Working with a coach will give you a perspective you won’t have working without one. I’m not saying you have to sign up for Woo Crew (use coupon code STEPHLATORRE to get the $1 offer). But I do recommend finding a coach that works for you. Find someone who believes in what you believe in. Find someone who can help you move forward in your life.
If you are interested in trying Woo Crew, here is a link to sign up. Make sure to use coupon code STEPHLATORRE to get the 30 days for just $1 offer like I did.