This week’s positive word

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R is for

RELAX

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Taking time out to assess and soothe your body and soul is the key to moving forward.

How many times have you heard people saying, ‘I haven’t got time …’ These are the people who need it more than most.

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So if you’re one of those people who feels the need to keep moving, there’s no time for chilling … ask yourself how fast are you actually moving forward? If you feel you simply CAN’T STOP! Even the thought stresses you out. Then you are probably that person that needs to relax.

Here’s this week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise: if you’ve been doing some of the writing exercises you will see that some are best completed over a week. This helps to give you an overall view of events, circumstances, feelings and emotions that are taking place in your life.

So, this week, start writing a journal, look back over it week by week and see how fast you’re moving. While writing your journal put some feelings, thoughts and emotions into your writing, turn your writing into a relaxation technique. It’s an amazing method. If you do this, you’re still ‘working’ as you’re writing down your achievements, but at the same time you are actually allowing yourself to put things into perspective.

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You may need to just put on the brakes for a while and tell yourself to just stop and listen.

Listen to what your mind and body wants. Give yourself chance to breathe. Give yourself chance to relax and be able to move forward.

We have a rule in our house, it’s actually one of my favourites:

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These are the best nights for me. It brings home what is important. We all have busy lives, but it’s important that we make time for each other, and even if this means crashing on the sofa, watching a film, eating popcorn and crisps, that’s not only relaxing, it’s totally nourishing to the soul.

Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

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This week’s positive word

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Q is for

QUEST

Do you feel an underlying passion or incompleteness that isn’t being fulfilled?

If you were to believe that you were sent here on a life mission or a quest that needed to be completed how would you feel about the journey so far? Have you achieved all your goals? Have you experienced all the things you would like to experience? Have you found true happiness?

There’s not many people that could answer yes to those questions … but imagine this:

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Imagine knowing that your first quest on this physical plane was to feel love from within. When we are born this is exactly what we feel, love for ourselves and those around us. It’s as we grow and develop that society shapes our thoughts. When I initially felt the pull to turn to spirituality, one of the first things I learned was the power of love and forgiveness. It soon became my quest to send as much love to everyone and everything as I possibly could. I knew that my quest before I arrived here was to pass on this information to others. Too as many people as I possibly could.

Do you feel an urge, a passion – something deep within that you know you need to fulfil? This is your quest. Your life mission. The reason you are here. If it’s not something you can do overnight, then put a plan in place and start making it work for you. Life is far too short to be having regrets, make 2017 your year. Start the quest that you were sent here for.

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You may feel you have more than one quest, that’s great! That’s good news. It means you can keep on going, keep on achieving, keep on moving through your life journey fulfilling all that you are.

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One of your main quests is to show love always. Once you can show love, give and receive love you will see how all your other quests are so much easier to follow. Opening yourself up to the universe and letting go of any negative beliefs will enable your quest to be achieved much easier.

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This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise:

Freestyle writing this week … take 15 minutes out (take more time if needed) and simply write about what you think your quest in life is.

If you’re not sure, then write what you would like it to be. What’s your passion? What would you like to be doing on a day-to-day basis? Use last week’s exercise if it helps.

Your passion is your quest … write it down. Write down what you need to do to fulfil it. You may need to write a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals. You may need to write your ultimate quest which may take a year or so to achieve, therefore, take this and break it down into smaller and more managable steps. Split it into months, weeks and daily … write down what you can achieve each day, then go and make it happen.

So go and make your life marvellous and follow your quest 🙂

Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

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This week’s positive word

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P is for

PASSION

When I thought about the letter P positivity was the first word that came to mind, but after really thinking about this, I decided that I wanted to write about Passion.

Why?

Because I believe in this quote:

Much unhappiness comes from people not following their passion, becoming wrapped up in life, following a routine that pays bills, raising a family, and generally getting on with life, because they have to. Well, I truly believe that you don’t ‘have to’ … yes, we have to pay bills and maybe we’re not in a position to just drop everything and start following our dreams. But incorporating your passions into your daily life, will make life much easier and a nicer place to be.

This could be spending an hour, or even 30 minutes on something you love everyday. If you continue to do this and ensure your passion is embedded into your daily routine before you know where you are you may just be able to give up that day job. My biggest belief is that small steps count.

This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise:

This week is to simply write down passionately something you are passionate about. 

Something that would drive you. Something that would bring you joy. What would make your days easier? What would give you the motivation to bounce out of bed in the morning?

If you feel you’ve lost your passion for anything, have a think back to being a child. What made you tick? What did you want to be when you grew-up? Write down how you can start putting small steps in place to start doing something you truly love.

Remind yourself daily to start doing it. Small steps do count!

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I watch my young daughters enjoy life without worries that we gain and carry as we grow older, I watch their passion for life and their ability to have no worries. That’s what we lack as adults, so write down a plan of how you can bring your passion into your life. Your plan will be what makes you want to get out of bed on a morning.

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Just remember time is passing anyway, so make sure you fit your passion into your day. Have no regrets.

Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

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This week’s positive word

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O is for

OPEN

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How are you feeling on this glorious Monday?

Do you feel as if you need a huge change? Are you happy with where you are in your life?

How open are you to change? How open are you to opportunities?

How open is your mind at this moment in time?

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It’s so easy to become stuck in a routine, every day passing us by, life passing us by. Even if we want to change we don’t know how, or we’re so use to the comfortable routine we’ve created that we’re scared of changing it.

But the only way to make changes in our lives is to have an open mind. Be open to new opportunities. Don’t dismiss ideas or chances because you feel it doesn’t fit with your current way of thinking.

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The only way we can move forward in life is to open our eyes, open our minds and open our hearts.

Once your mind is open, the world is full of possibilities.

 Not sure how to open your mind?

There’s a great exercise by wikihow – you can see it here

There’s a few videos on you tube – take a look here

This may not happen overnight, but once you’ve decided to have an open mind, you’re already more than halfway there.

Life becomes so much more exciting when your mind is open.

This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise:

Think about a situation that left you feeling as if it was a black and white situation. Something that happened to yourself, or maybe it happened to someone else.

Think of the people in the situation. Pretend they are characters in a book – you can give them different names if you prefer – write down what you feel each character was feeling about this situation. A paragraph about their feelings, if they did something (that maybe you don’t agree with) ask yourself why you think they did it. If it help,s re-write a conversation between the people, or enhance a conversation you think may have happened. This type of therapeutic writing is excellent for understanding a situation better. To take your own emotions out of it and think about others, no matter how much it hurts. This isn’t saying, ‘Let people treat you badly,’ but does allow you to understand and in some cases forgive. Forgiving doesn’t mean letting people back into your life that have hurt you, but to forgive gives you peace.

This exercise should last as long as you need it too. Write down as much as you can to enable you to open your mind a little bit further than it might. As I said, this may not happen overnight, but this is a great place to start.

 

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Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

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This week’s positive word

on our A-Z Inspirational Journey …

N is for

NOTICE

You may be thinking that this isn’t really a positive word … it’s just a word!

Well it depends how you look at the world, and if you were one of those people who did think, ‘Notice, is just a word,’ then please have a read of this post and really think about what you actually notice around you.

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When you start noticing the world around you, you’ll notice how a word such as ‘notice’ can be positive, how noticing life can be one of the most positive things you can do for yourself.

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The world is a beautiful place, a wonderful place if you just stop for a second and notice it.

The world is full of busy … busy people, busy lives … busy, busy, busy – especially at this time of the year! People don’t have time to stop and notice the world around them. There’s so much to do … but there is actually so much to see.

If you feel like this sounds like you … have you noticed? Have you noticed how stressed you feel?

Take 5 minutes out to just breathe! 5 or 10 minutes of your time will not affect your schedule as much as not taking that time to breathe.

Breathe. Look around you. Listen. Use all your senses to notice your world. It’s wonderful to be here and alive, we must not take these days for granted. Be thankful always and take notice.

This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise:

Take the above and write down what you notice. Spend as long as you can describing what you see, feel or hear:

Use all your senses to enhance the things you notice.

Write it all down. Leave it by your bedside and (with any affirmations you may have given yourself) read it every morning until you start to notice the things around you without actually thinking about them.

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If you are not noticing how wonderful life is, look at how you can make changes in your life … firstly start with your thoughts. Start by noticing the beauty in the world, your loved ones … once you start noticing your thoughts, you will notice how your thoughts affect your life. So start by noticing those negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones.

Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

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