Where do you start?

Here are some ideas on how you can start to take control of your life and adopt a mindset that better serves you. While you don’t need to necessarily try everything, challenge yourself to try things that initially scare you – it’s an indication that you may have a fear that is actually blocking you from achieving your best self. Dig deep!

  • Read books/magazines/online articles/view documentaries about what’s troubling you or what you’d like to know more about. Get your passion for something back or find out more about something you’ve always been curious about.
  • Write down 20 things that make you feel good and set an intention to do them.
  • Face your fears. Really look them in the eye and try challenging them. Are they holding you back?
  • Accept that you are responsible for your own happiness. Don’t blame your family, friends, partner, kids (definitely NOT the kids), workmates. You can silently (or openly) thank those people for being in your life and making you stronger and more sure of your values.
  • Learn about chakras and consider where your energy may be blocked and work on unblocking it.
  • See a counsellor or join a support group.
  • Recognise patterns in your life that cause you to not feel good and think of new ones to replace them.
  • Change what no longer serves you. This one is huge! It could relate to possessions, thoughts, feelings, relationships, career, routines. It has some connection with the previous point about patterns in your life.
  • Know you are loved. Even if you have no one around, you can look within and show yourself love or enjoy the love of an animal or even the embrace of nature as you walk through a natural environment.
  • Take a walk. Make it something you do regularly and clear your mind.
  • Exercise – release feel-good endorphins.
  • Look into your spirituality. Regardless of whether you are religious or not, you can still ponder what it means to be alive and acknowledge that you have purpose in the world.
  • Declutter. Whether it’s your desk, your room, your house, garage or car. Everything feels easier and you get more clarity when space is clear.
  • Try meditating or yoga (or both!). There are some great instructional videos on YouTube.
  • Acknowledge that change doesn’t happen overnight. Be consistent in helping yourself over a period of time for long term change. There is no quick fix.
  • Try some essential oils that support the healing of physical or emotional stress.
  • Try alternative medicines e.g. massage, naturopath, tapping or acupuncture.
  • Pay attention to your dreams and jot down what you remember. Look up the symbols (plenty of online dictionaries) and see what your subconscious is telling you.
  • Keep a journal of your journey so you can see how far you have come.
  • Do something creative that resonates with you e.g. play an instrument, sing, sketch, paint, act, write.
  • Reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while. They are good at reminding you of how fun life can be with like-minded people or with people who make you laugh out loud.
  • Go see a show – experience theatre or a live concert.
  • Believe that you will be supported and taken care of when you take positive risks. The universe has your back!
  • Do something you’ve always wanted to do but have been too scared to.
  • Look at you diet and consider how it may be affecting your wellness. Commit to change if necessary – you’ll thank yourself later.
  • Do a digital detox. See how long you can go without looking at your phone. You may need to plan to do something else to distract you from it or leave the phone in the car.

The list is endless. This is just a starting point. Comment below on anything you’ve tried that was an awesome experience for you on your journey. We’d love to hear anything not on the list too!

Published by Wendy Edmonds

Mother, Wife, Teacher, Blogger, Wellness Advocate, Lover of Life!

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