A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

F IS FOR FOCUS

Admittedly this is one word I can struggle with … FOCUS!

What? And I’m writing a blog on it?

Yes … because I’ve had to learn several ways to stay focused on one particular task. I often have many projects on the go at once, which is never a great thing, but they are all projects I want to do. When I lose focus, nothing gets finished. I have projects hanging over me and I wonder which is a priority … then the kids are off school with their half-term holidays which seem to come round pretty fast! Once again, projects are put back, as the chaotic life with kids envelopes our world.

Sound familiar?

The first quote by Eric Thomas and this second quote by T.F.Hodge, seem to contradict each other a little. However, put them together, they do make perfect sense. If you have set yourself a task, then you have a specific outcome you desire. However, focusing daily on steps that will help you reach that outcome is the best way forward.

So in times of life’s upheavals, focus on where you want to be daily, do something in that given moment to help you to move closer to the outcome. Putting plans and steps in place will help you focus on the tasks that need to be achieved.

In this week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise, we are going to FOCUS on lists …

Lists are a fantastic way to off-load everything you need to do and everything you ‘want’ to do. I find, the ‘want’ seems to stay somewhere in the distance when the ‘need to dos’ take over.

How can writing a simple list be classed as therapeutic writing? Try it and see how therapeutic it feels. Even more so, see how therapeutic it feels when you can start ticking off the things you have achieved. Especially, ‘your wants’ list.

So in this exercise, the key is to write 2 lists …

Your first list is your ‘need to do’ list – this could be anything from making kids packed lunches to filing tax returns … get scribbling away! If it helps think about your chores throughout the day, write down the things you MUST do daily.

Your second list is your ‘want to do’ list – this is all the things you would love to squeeze in; this could be a drink with friends, buying a new pair of shoes or simply have a relaxing bath without a child coming in to use the toilet! Obviously, you might want to elaborate a bit more than relaxing baths, such as, developing a new career, starting a healthier lifestyle or achieving a goal that is out of your comfort zone.

Only you can decide what to put on your list, as these are your ‘wants’ – you’ll realise once you start focusing and achieving these ‘wants’ life becomes a happier place to be. A happier place leads to an increase in positive energy, once your positive energy increases so will your focus.

Once you have your lists, you will complete the ‘need to dos’ and they will be a priority, but now focus on something you would love to do. Can you put steps in place to work towards these ‘want’ daily? Even choose one of your ‘wants’ to work towards.

Remember, SMALL STEPS COUNT!

What can you do to start ticking off your ‘want’ list?

Talking about serious personal-development ‘wants’ now – your ‘want’ could be that you’d like to start your own business, you’d like to experiment with a new hobby or you’d like to change a habit. These goals may not seem like a priority to you, however, making them a priority will enhance your well-being and mindfulness. Doing something you love can often make people feel guilty, but focus on the feel-good factor and watch your life improve ten-fold.

Once you focus on what you want from life, you will receive more of what you want. Focus on being grateful for all that you receive and the opportunities available to you – grab your life with both hands. Remember that the universe is always projecting back to us our thoughts. So whatever we focus on, we gain more of. So focus on what you want and make your life amazing.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

 

 

Are you struggling to keep your energy levels high?

Would you love to increase your energy levels to draw more positivity to you?

Depending on our environment, our circumstances or other external influences, our energy vibrations can vary. The key in life is to not let external ‘stuff’ affect your energy levels. I realise this is easier said than done. Especially if you’re an empath, like me. (Empaths feel people’s energy levels, they are sensitive to people’s vibrations … we often draw people to us who need to ‘talk’. I could tell you many stories from a relaxing spa day that turned into me counselling the beauty therapist, to the poor man whose wife had left him by text for his friend and he ended up in hospital – the latter I was simply stood outside a shop … this type of thing happens to me all the time. Rather than take the person’s energy, I give them some of my positive vibes. I always send them love and ask that a higher power guides and helps them.)

Feeling at peace with yourself is the best way to protect yourself from negative influences. There could be things going on in your life that you have no control over. If this is the case, choose your reaction towards it. Once you choose a positive reaction, think from a positive perspective you will see how your world will change. Protecting yourself helps to enhance your energy, this, in turn, vibrates onto others.

Before I show you some awesome products that will help your energy levels, don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop. You can download and print awesome quotes that will help you stay positive. 

Below I’ve listed some awesome products that can help you, but before you look through them, why not try out the self-reflective therapeutic creative writing exercise, that will help you lift your energy levels.

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

This has to be one of my favourite positivity books. I love the intertwined story of George. Not only giving us tips and advice but relating it to real-life with a story. This is an inspiring and fun read. Highly recommended.

      

The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges

This is perfect to show children to look on the bright side of life. We live in a world that is full of negativity and nay-sayers. So it’s important that we keep our children positive. It’s important we allow them to believe in themselves. This book by Jon Gordon, the author of the above book, is absolutely awesome for this.

      

The Power of Positive Energy: Everything you need to awaken your soul, raise your vibration, and manifest an inspired life

This book is full of tips on living a life that is full of self-love and high energetic vibes. There are lots of books about positivity, however, this gives great detailed advice on lifting your energy. How lifting your energy will bring positive energy back to you.

      

Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear intoVibrance, Strength, and Love

Another great book that gives advice on finding your inner self. Understanding your soul and attracting that goodness to you.

      

Positive Energy 7 in 1 Box Set: Feng Shui, 50 Secrets Of A Danish Happy Life, 7 Steps To Build Easy and Everlasting Habits, The Power of Positive Thinking, Raising Confident Kids, Self-Discipline

This box set is awesome. I love all these books. If you find yourself in a ‘funk’ these books address different parts of life, helping to bring it all together so you can enjoy the journey of life.

      

Clearing Energising Essential Oil

I love a good energy clearing. I love sage for that purpose. But these oils work amazingly well too.

Positive Energy Candle – Reiki Charged Herbal Magic Candle

I love Reiki, so having a candle that can release positive energy, is just what we all need. Different coloured candles attract and give off certain vibes, so having a candle that releases positivity is a must for everyone.

       

Gemstone Reiki Positive Energy Positive Energy Pyramid

These pyramids are simply gorgeous. If you surround yourself with positivity, you will enhance your energy levels. You will no longer feel drawn to negativity. You will attract positive vibes. Therefore, stunning ornaments like these, are wonderful to have around your home.

Natural Himalayan, Crystal, Salt, Rock Lamp to Release Positive Energy

Rock lamps are known for releasing positive energy. I love this lamp as the rocks all fit together snuggling and it’s a bit different to the usual rock lamps. However, if you can get yourself a rock lamp, I highly recommend them. Not only for the positive energy but they look gorgeous.

      

Positive Energy Cosmic Amulet Crystal Lucky Charm Blue Pendant

You will have heard me mention that wearing any accessory that brings positivity to you, is a must. This beautiful amulet is stunning. I’m a huge believer in making your home a positive energetic place, but by wearing something that reminds you to stay positive, wherever you go the vibes go with you. Stay positive in and out of your home.

      

Reminding yourself that if you protect yourself from negativity, you can stay positive. During the day you may come across someone who is oozing negativity, but the key is to protect yourself with positive vibes, the above products can help you achieve this.

‘Positive messages throughout the day, help to keep the negative thoughts away’

Download my free inspirational guide, that is full of quotes and posters, that you can print off to keep yourself motivated.

In this post, you can see some of my favourite products that I believe will help you find courage, simply click on the pink button, if you’d like to see more about each product. The button will lead you to Amazon*

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

*Please note, that this post contains affiliate links. If you click one of the links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. However, I truly would never recommend a product that I don’t love myself. I’m not sure the Angels would agree with that …

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

E IS FOR ENERGY


We can talk about fulfilling dreams and following passions, belief, being positive, be an inspiration, but if we don’t have the positive energy to do these things, we’re not going to get very far. If our mindset isn’t in the right place and we are literally fighting to get through our busy day, by the time the evening comes we are too tired to think about achieving our dreams. The energy we are emitting is being reflected back to us, so if you feel unenergised it’s time to look at ways to fill yourself with positive energy.

Energise You by Oliver Gray, gives the simplest solution to finding your energy for life:

There is a very simple formula for achieving great health, high energy and happiness

  • Consistently do more of the things that positively affect your health, energy and happiness.
  • Do less of the things that affect you negatively. 

Simple right?

You’re probably thinking, well I know this, but I’m too tired and busy to think about doing more positive and less negative things. But imagine how wonderful it would be to feel completely energised daily. So many things affect our energy, from eating the wrong foods, to being in the wrong job or relationship, to the surroundings in which we live or work. Something as simple as a negative interaction throughout the day can send our vibrations soaring downwards, affecting our whole day … but my motto of, ‘Positive messages throughout the day, helps keep the negative thoughts away.’ If you can instil some positivity into your thoughts, your energy will lift. Once your energy has lifted, you will become motivated. Once you are motivated your energy vibrations will become higher.

Remember, small steps count, so rather than going fully in and changing everything at once, for example; say you need to lose weight and eat healthier, plus you hate your job, your relationship is at breaking point and you are generally at a point of despair … You’d be surprised how common this scenario is. These aspects all affect each other, if you’re unhappy with yourself, you project that out and you receive that negativity back.

So the aim is to become a bundle of high energy … you may be asking, ‘How?’

If you have several areas to change in your life, take one area at a time and focus on making changes to that particular area. For example, you could put a dietary and fitness plan in place, ensure it fits with your life and focus on not only becoming slimmer and healthier but focus on how this will affect other areas of your life. For example, once you start to see signs of your healthier happier body, you’ll have more energy. You’ll also have more confidence to go out there and get that new job. Your relationship will either naturally improve because you are happier, or you’ll make the decision that the relationship doesn’t make you happy and it is time to move on. I make this sound cut and dry … I realise it isn’t as simple as throwing together a blog post and these changes will happen overnight. If you’re not in the right frame of mind, it takes work to change those thoughts around, but I can assure you that positive thoughts will help raise your energy levels.

A great way to start raising your energy levels is with positive messages, instil positive thoughts throughout your day and then work on changing one aspect of your life, one day at a time. This time next year is coming, so start putting those plans in place. Imagine yourself in a happier place … your dreams, goals etc. may take longer than a year, but start on that journey and start to reap the rewards. The time is passing anyway, so do sometimes to increase your energy levels and start living a life of excitement, passion and fulfilment.

Self-Reflective Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercise

Using free writing, write down the things that you would change to enable you to become more positive. What do you feel is holding you back? Scribble down these thoughts, without analysing them, just write until you have allowed the words to be in front of you.

Read through them. Ask yourself what changes can you actually make.

Now write down what plans you can put in place, making one change at a time. Small steps count. Every step you take towards a higher energy vibration, the closer you are to uplifting your energy levels. The more you uplift your energy levels, the more positive energy you give out leading to a greater positive life.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

 

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

D IS FOR DREAMS

I’ve always been a dreamer. I’ve always had big dreams. My ambition to be an author was dismissed by so many as I grew up, as I’m sure many authors will relate to the comments, such as, ‘It’s a not a real job’. I grew up around the attitudes of, you studied, got a 9-5 job (that generally, you hated) paid your bills and that was life. So, although I studied and gained ‘many’ 9-5 jobs … and I mean ‘many’, I always had this burning desire within that I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do.

This is just one of the reasons, (among many others, such as, turning my own thoughts around to live a better life and realising this stuff really works), why I write this blog. I want to help others realise their potential. Don’t dismiss that inner burning inside of you. I love writing, as much as I love writing fiction, I also know that I have to write an inspirational blog. I have to inspire others, because there is so much unfulfilled potential out in the world. People are scared to follow their dreams … but think of this …

Your talents are your gifts that you should be offering to the world. You have a purpose that needs fulfilling. You are not serving yourself or others if you do not follow these dreams. They are there for a reason. Don’t dismiss them. Lead the life you deserve.

As you can see above I said, ‘many’ jobs … it was a standard joke in my twenties as to where I’d be working each week. What new job did I have? Even with a degree, I still wasn’t settled, because I knew all I wanted to do was write. My dream to be an author was etched within my soul and it couldn’t be ignored. But like many people, most authors included, we fall into a job because we have too, we have to pay those bills … and we forget our soul purpose. We become accepting of our routine and we put our dreams to the side.

Unless you’re like me and you don’t!

Well, for a few years maybe but I knew I had to write. So I did. I self-published initially and a few years later was offered a contract with Bombshell Books. Can you imagine if I’d just given up on my dreams and listened to those inner (and outer) voices saying, ‘You’re not good enough.’ My writing isn’t for everyone, but then I don’t know many authors who have written books that are for everyone. I write women’s fiction that relates to real-life. I want to deal with issues around mental health, depressions, addictions, abuse … because in some form or another, life throws so many things our way and our reaction to them makes our world what it is. I write because I want my readers to understand they are not alone. And I write this blog because I want you to know, you’re not alone. I want to inspire you to follow your heart, send love and be the person God wants you to be … which is the person that YOU want to be!

Time is passing anyway, so even if you were to take a few steps a day to fulfil your dreams, you’d get there … small steps count. It’s your job to listen to your inner desires, your dreams are the reason you are here because your dream is your passion. Your passion, in some form, will serve yourself and others. So take those dreams and run with them. Make them happen.

Self-Reflective Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercise

Before you start writing, take 5 or 10 minutes to visualise where you see yourself. Where would you LIKE to be? If you could make anything happen, what would it be? When you’ve truly thought about your dreams, desires, wants etc. simply write down your answers. Free-write your answers.

Once you’ve done this, read through them and ask yourself: how can I get there? This is the time to put a plan in place and start to fulfil your dreams. A course that may need to be taken, half an hour a day to work on your goals or an elimination of something in your life … whatever it is, your purpose is that dream. Do yourself and others a favour; break down those barriers that are keeping you closed in and follow your dreams.

I believe you are reading this post because you need to put a plan in place, you have a calling that needs to be followed. So go with your instincts and make your dreams happen.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

C IS FOR COURAGE

Courage plays a huge part in how our lives develop. If you let fear take over, you will not live to your full potential. You will miss out on some wonderful opportunities. Opportunities that would allow you to live the life you probably so wish to have.

You’ll know by now, that I believe we all have a purpose, which stems from our passion, our reason for being. However, many people don’t follow their passion because they don’t think they are good enough. We have voices in our heads telling us; don’t be so silly, you’d never be good at that, or what will other people think? What if we fail? We don’t deserve this happiness … and many other random thoughts that stop us being who we are meant to be … sound familiar? Well, meet your ego!

Imagine you are coming from a place of love, which is our soul purpose … and then imagine your ego isn’t! Your ego doesn’t want you to succeed. Don’t let it win. Imagine you saw a child in the playground being bullied, cruel words being thrown at this poor innocent human being … what would you do? I’m hoping you’d stand in and save this child. Imagine that child is you and your ego is just hurling this abuse, making you feel small, vulnerable and scared. What are you going to say to that ego of yours? Back off … Just back right off. Now, tell yourself …

Use the above as a daily affirmation, it will help to instil a belief in yourself. Courage to move forward into the life you should be living.

Who we are meant to be is deep within, our purpose is to serve … you can only serve by following your true desires. Your passion is a gift for you to use. In some way or another, it will serve you and others. So have the courage to follow this passion.

Therefore, you need to ignore that ego of yours and follow your heart. You must have courage. Having the courage to ignore all the doubts, the nay-sayers, the mood-hoovers and all that negativity that can seep into your pores will give you such happiness and joy. Replace all this negativity with love, remember you are here to serve … this means you have a job to do while you’re here and you will know what that job already is. Now it’s your turn to ignore that egotistical ego of yours, surround it with a warm loving hug and let your courage soar.

This week’s self-reflective therapeutic creative writing exercise,

Free writing exercise; answer these 2 questions …

What do you wish you had the courage to do? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Write from your heart. Include everything you would love to achieve. Don’t leave anything out. Really push the boundaries with these questions. When you’ve finished, ask yourself what you need to do to achieve these goals? What steps can you put in place to make it happen?

Have the courage to follow your dreams … your dreams are there for a reason. It is your purpose to fulfil them.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx