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September 2016 Reflection

September 6, 2016

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It’s that time of year, just after Labor Day with the last hurrah completed and late Summer, ever so subtly, begins to turn into Fall. Back to school for some, less crowds at the beaches and a certain feeling of calmness seems to linger in the air. There is a sense of change, planning and setting new intentions filled with optimism.  Time for some reflection.

How often to you carve out time for some self-reflection? Creating time for introspection in order to observe and examine your personal feelings, thoughts and intentions for deeper meaning and explanation can lead to a more fulfilling life.

Self-Reflection can be a valuable intention to include in your day, week or month. Some of us may find we need introspection more often perhaps 10-15 minutes daily and others may find a weekend get-away or a time out period over a weekend once a month provides, the needed amount of time to regain perspective on what is happening or what you would like to see happen in your life.

Integrating introspection consistently into your life can be more enlightening and revealing than you might expect:

  • Reflecting helps bring awareness on anything that is not currently working in your life and what might be the cause, such as negative habits, patterns or toxic situations. Ask yourself what can you delegate, compromise on or eliminate (if necessary and possible)? Are you limiting yourself or holding yourself back in some area and if so, how is this effecting your progress, emotions and perspective on life? Then, consider the various options and solutions available and which one(s) might be the best to start with and notice how any “stressors” soon begin to dissolve.
  • Time for introspection helps us create or fine tune a goal, dream or intention. Perhaps there is a mandatory course you need to take to complete a program or certification and it is causing added stress in your life. However, by not completing the course, you cannot receive the credentials necessary for your career plans. Our daily rounds and tasks have more meaning when we know what our overall goal or intention is and what experiences and situations we would like to have in our future. In times of delay or frustration reminding yourself what you would like to accomplish can help create more optimism and a positive vibe.
  • Reflection can help us gain perspective on our quality of life and our happiness. Are you surrounding yourself with positive people who can uplift you, learn from and enjoy time with? If not, then what steps can you take to ensure you are in contact more often with people who inspire you? Are there certain accomplishments you are most proud of and might like to create some new accomplishments? If so, consider taking the initiative more often in planning events or taking on a new project.
  • Finally, introspection can greatly improve the major life choices you are making. Reflecting on what is truly important to you, what you truly believe and knowing what is absolutely a wrong or right choice for you. Seeking advice from others can be helpful however, listening to your intuition (your gut instinct) and your conscious is what will help lead you toward your intentions and goals.

Never taking time out for some self-reflection and deep introspection, can cause us to become disconnected, frustrated and lose focus on the life we wish to live and we will often continue to block or limit ourselves to our full potential. To see different results, start making reflection a priority.What are you doing to make things better in your life?

~Wishing you deep Introspection and Reflection in September!

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August 2016 Abundance

August 2, 2016

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Do you find you have a natural tendency to think “this isn’t enough”? Are you someone who is usually happy with thoughts of  “this is plenty,  I have more than enough”? Perhaps you feel you don’t have enough love in your life. Or maybe you feel you are not getting enough appreciation from friends and family. You may even feel you are not getting enough recognition at school, in your community or career. Maybe you feel you are not making enough money. Hopefully, you are not experiencing a lack in all of the fore mentioned! And if you are, it is time to shift your perspective on lack, to seeing all of the abundance in your daily life. The actions we take and our confidence in our own ability to create the intended result, are affected by where our focus is most of the time. Focus on abundance!

But it takes more than focus. It will take action and the right mindset to shift from a scarcity mentality. You will know if you are holding a scarcity mindset because the unnecessary feelings of fear, anxiety and desperation will be present. However, the abundance mindset will empower you with a feeling of optimism and confidence. Abundance mentality is knowing that there are always new chances, more opportunities and positive solutions.

Our environment responds to us through our thoughts on lack or thoughts of abundance. Here are a few tips on shifting from a scarcity mindset to the abundance mindset.

  • Be selective with the information you read or see and what you will allow into your mind. If necessary, take a media detox. Stop watching television commercials or even television in general. Cut back on social media consumption or if necessary, re-organize any negative media postings, blogs and people you are following; keep only positive personal development blogs and inspirational mentors postings.
  • Read success stories in books and magazines. Listen to personal development material.
  • Surrounds yourself with friends and family who have more of an abundance mindset and less of a lack mindset.
  • Start giving. Give more love. Give validation, appreciation and recognition. Give some money away. When you are giving something, the feelings of gratefulness, generosity  and appreciation will be present instead of deprivation or lack.
  • Creating win-win solutions. Instead of trying to win the argument or challenge, focus on creating a win-win for all involved. Ditch the competing energy to a collaborating vibe and create mutually beneficial relationships.

This month, set an intention to notice what you are already grateful for in your life. When you notice the positive, good things in your life (even the little things) and truly appreciate them, your life becomes fuller, richer and abundant. List three things each day that you are grateful for and notice how your mindset shifts from lack to a mindset of abundance.

Wishing you Abundance!

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July 2016 Daydreams

July 4, 2016

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Generally, daydreaming is looked upon as a negative way to spend time or as being lazy. It looks like we are doing nothing but just sitting there and gazing off into space. However, there are definitely some upsides to daydreaming. It can be quite constructive and help increase creativity as well as productiveness. And for some of us, spending some time daydreaming before making a tough decision can help provide the courage and positive support needed to move forward. There are actually many, positive benefits for useful daydreaming:

  • Daydreaming is a little like meditating. It is providing a moment when you can let your mind go, take a break and let go of stress, worries and anxiety. Return feeling as if you were on a mini vacation – physically relaxed, mentally refreshed and spiritually rejuvenated.
  • Next time you find yourself facing a conflict or unpleasant situation you must deal with, try daydreaming or visualize how you would like the situation to be resolved. What outcome would you like to see? Most importantly, visualize how you will be feeling when the desired outcome transpires. This practice can greatly help to respond versus reacting.
  • Daydreaming can help with productivity. Try this. Next time you have a Saturday “to do list” such as laundry, clean house, get groceries, instead of diving right into your chores and errands, indulge with 15 to 20 minutes of daydreaming. What would it feel like to complete everything on your list by noon? Imagine how you will spend the rest of your day. Who would you like to see? Where would you like to go?
  • Feeling blocked? Lost your creative flow? Daydreaming can help with creativity. Try stepping back from the project, your work, writing and go for a long walk, get some fresh air or exercise. Sometimes the toughest problems can be solved when you stop focusing on it and allow your mind to purposefully wander. Moments of insight often pop in out of no where once we’ve stopped looking for solutions and answers. Allowing your mind to relax is key and get your body moving through exercise,  a walk or take a long scenic drive.

Summertime is the perfect time for daydreaming! Relaxing, napping at the beach on a sunny weekend  and enjoying the ocean breeze. This can be the perfect setting to allow your mind to wander and drift of positive thoughts, creative ideas and making your dreams a reality.

~Feel inspired to include productive, dedicated daydreaming to create successful solutions!

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June 2016 Soul

June 6, 2016

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Do you ever find you crave some quite moments – All to yourself? Maybe it is some time in nature or simply quiet time you seek once a day, once a week or once a month. These moments can be when we experience the stillness in life. Many of us have so much going on in our day to day life, that we are having conversations in our head long after we’ve left the actual situation. It just doesn’t seem to ever stop. It is in the silence, the stillness, when we can feel our soul. Your soul is your inner wisdom. Spending time with your soul is necessary and how you can connect with who you truly are.

We can feel life experiences that are either positive or negative, deeply in our soul. If you’ve ever had that tightness or uneasy feeling about a situation or person, that is your soul nudging you. That warm, happy feeling that feels so right about something or someone, this is your soul. Your soul is your guide in life. When you feel something deeply within your soul, negative or positive, you are being guided either away from something that isn’t the best choice for you or more towards what your soul truly desires.

Do you trust your soul? Where will it lead you – if you let it? Does this mean stepping out of your comfort zone? How long will there be uncertainty? Will you experience doubt? The truth is, your soul could care less about absolute certainty. What your soul desires and cares most about is freedom. Free to be who you truly are and go after your dreams, your goals, your heart’s desire.

Ignoring your soul will only work for so long. Have you ever experienced increased anxiety, irritation or frustration when you brush away yet another nudge, thought or guidance? You may be receiving messages or signs in the form of an email, a billboard message, a television commercial, a conversation with a friend or hear a song on the radio while driving. Your soul will try and try through various ways to get your full attention.

It takes time to hear your soul and you won’t always recognize it. But with practice you can. You might find you are resonating with a particular author’s writings, blogs or books. Maybe you are having a consistent thought or idea that just won’t go away but comes to visit each day.

One key way to recognize if you are ignoring your soul, you make your decisions based on “I should” vs. what you truly want. Maybe you find you are working hard just to pay for the Porsche and fancy home and extravagant family trips and yet your soul is talking to you. Whispering to simplify, be less excessive and downsize. But the “I should” creeps in and tries to inform you that “you should” not give up the material things your family has for the more simple, quality life you want. You’ve chosen to major in accounting. Your family owns a CPA firm. You “should” help and continue to grow the business. But your soul wants to design, create homes and you really want to become an Architect.

You don’t have to loose touch with your soul and feel lost or out of touch with the meaning of your life. Carve time out to get to know your soul. The more you know your soul the more fulfillment you will experience in life.

~Wishing You a Soulfully Filled Summer!

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January 2016 Acceptance

January 5, 2016

 

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January is here. A New Year for new beginnings, fresh perspectives and ideas. And how about those resolutions? What if this year, instead of resolutions, choosing intentions? The word “resolution” is defined as “a firm decision to do or not do something, to be absolutely resolute.” How about instead, fully accepting ourselves, keep our focus on what we want to create in our life and not on what we don’t want to create? Try setting intentions for the New Year instead of resolutions. Setting intentions may help inspire you to naturally flow toward choices that are in alignment with your personal goals and achieve the progress and results you want. Change just doesn’t happen by judging or criticizing. Positive change happens by accepting those things we cannot change and growing each day to change those things we can. This does not mean a situation cannot improve, it means we are okay and just as lovable where we are and we are at the perfect starting place for making improvements. Practicing self-care is important in making lasting, transformational shifts and improvements in our lives.

Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be. Wishing you Acceptance, Love and Positive Progress with your intentions for 2016!

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December 2015 Empowerment & Action Lead To Success

December 1, 2015

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Your personal progress will clarify where your energy and effort is needed in your life. When the focus in life is on YOUR values, preferences, vision, and your optimal potential, you will be a success. Arranging for Success is creating a solution. Ground your vision into reality. Remember, it takes action to be fully living your purpose. No action is just an observer and waiting. It takes just a single step to start the action. Feel your best and be your best; experience energy, clarity & focus when you include lifestyle coaching as part of your success plan!

Wishing you Empowerment, Action Steps & Success for December.

~ Nancy

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October 2015 Authentic True Core Values

October 1, 2015

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October is here – a new month filled with new possibilities and a fresh start! When you have goals lined up this can help motivate you to make the best use of your time. Choose goals that will inspire you, make you smile and warm your heart. You will find when you begin to integrate your authentic true core values into your life, achieving your goals energizes you, fulfills you and leads to living a more meaningful life.  Would you like to begin exploring with some self-discovery questions? Send me an email nancyhovde@gmail.com. I will help guide you with the right questions that will help you dig a bit deep within but will definitely help align you with your purpose. Want to discover even more empowering, inspirational progress in your life? Read more in my book Uber Empowerment

Wishing you Great Success in Prioritizing Your Authentic True Core Values

~ Nancy

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September 2015 Intentions For Self-Improvement

September 1, 2015

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Being in optimal balance can help turn thoughts that are confusing into clarity. When we feel our best, we tend to think our best and do our best; so whatever intentions we make, we have a better chance at moving forward with a positive attitude and success! Commit to setting some intentions for self-improvement everyday. These are your personal intentions in the areas you would like to see self-improvement and progress in. What type of rituals can you create that help you maintain your focus and intentions during the day?

Wishing you Clarity, Action & Focused Intentions for September!

~Nancy

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May 2015 Courage

May 2, 2015

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When is the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? Feel empowered to try something new. You have a wealth of strengths, skills, knowledge and experience to live your optimal life. How empowered would you feel if you were to walk the path of your own heart?

Wishing you courage and love this month of May!

~ Nancy

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Experience Moments All in Good Time

November 20, 2011

Time is precious to me, and I am sure it is to you, too.

Did you know that although we usually think of time as chronos—like a clock or chronological—the most important and beloved events and occurrences in our world exist only in another sort of time? The Greeks have spoken of kairos, which might be roughly translated as “the right moment.” And though kairos cannot be planned or mapped, many times we wish it could be. Perhaps you may have tried desperately to force kairos into the chronos world.

Finding a balance of the two and feeling comfortable with both is key. Perhaps you have a favorite chronos time of day and live it in kairos. If you do, good for you! You’ve mastered what I like to refer to as living a successful, meaningful and fulfilling life. This often means getting to work, school and events on schedule and balancing enough time to experience being in the flow, when time seems to not be an issue.

Clocks are important to keep us on time for important events, but managing our kairos wisely can often mean living life with wisdom and fulfillment. Here are a few tips to consider in experiencing more kairos:

  • There are some points in life when we feel our way along and patiently wait until our soul provides the answers. Timely insights happen not a moment too soon and not a moment too late, but in opportune time—at the right time. If something were to be forced to happen a moment too soon, it could have a harmful effect or not the ideal outcome. This is trusting kairos.
  • Have you ever noticed that when you let go and embrace the situation, doors suddenly start to open? Something shifted, and you are back in the flow. Often, this is not about where your mind was, but the timing is important. This is kairos—it’s the timing we need to surrender to.
  • You may have heard phrases like take your time; you have all the time there is; time for a change; or it’s about time. Perhaps you have prepared or trained hard for some length of time. The training, experience and self-care all contribute. However, there is this other mysterious piece over which we have no control—kairos. When the universe is ready for us, our idea or work happens.
  • Kairos can be experienced in some of the most simple things in life, such as watching a sunset, feeling the comfort of a pet cuddling next to you, hearing music that resonates within you or reading words that seem to leap off the page and bring an enlightened moment.
  • Kairos can also be experienced through some of life’s significant events, like seeing a newborn baby, finishing a race or receiving a promotion.

When we can recognize these treasured moments to simply “be” or to see beyond the immediate moment, we become more aware of our true self and understanding what is important to us. Often, you will know when the right time has come, but you could never have predicted it. Kairos is the gift that allows us to seize that right moment.

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