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How to Feel Blessed When You Are Feeling Unblessed – A to Z Inspirational Blog; B is for Blessed with Blessed Quotes and Therapeutic Writing

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

B IS FOR BLESSED

Do you often meander through life feeling as if you have problems to solve? Everything seems to be an issue? You’re not where you want to be in life? Do you hear yourself complaining about the smallest of things? But you feel irritated by these small things, that they don’t feel that small to you? In fact, you may have even answered, ‘No, I don’t complain about the small things …’ But actually when you put things into perspective they really are the small things.

Concentrating on what isn’t going right in your life is a sure way to bring more of ‘what isn’t going right in your life’ to you.

The best way to start counting your blessings is listing all the things you are grateful for. Gratitude will lead to more blessings. This is the way the Law of Attraction works. Once you understand this and see it working, you will get a buzz from counting your blessings.

Your weekly therapeutic creative writing exercise is below … even if you feel blessed, this exercise is definitely worth doing, as it will consciously bring forward all those things you are grateful for, which will lead to even more things to be grateful for … more blessings.

It’s going to take more than a therapeutic writing exercise for me to see my blessings … 

Does the above sound like something you would say? Do you really feel as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and you really don’t know how to move forward? Sometimes we have to go through challenges to reach the other side. There are better outcomes once we’ve solved the issues that are holding us back.

If you haven’t read the Angels post from last week, do so when you can. I truly believe in every hardship, barrier or problem there is a lesson to be learnt. Our Angels don’t want to punish us, far from it, but they want us to live a better life and sometimes we can’t see that better life, because we think, ‘this is it?’ ‘How can things get better?’ It’s times like this you need to try and let go, concentrate on things you can do something about and truly look at the things that make your life blessed. Try thinking about being blessed without including material things … go deeper, spiritual and connect with a higher power.

Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercise

If you have a highlighter, it is very useful for this exercise.

I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to answer with one of the five answers below the question, quickly. Don’t think about your answer, just answer it …

  • How blessed do you feel?

1/Extremely Blessed     2/Blessed     3/Not quite sure     4/Not Blessed     5/You are so far from blessed you don’t think the word exists

Using the ‘free writing’ technique, try to expand on this, why do you feel the way you feel? For example; if you have written down that you don’t feel very blessed, try to explain these feelings to yourself by writing this down. If you have written down, you feel extremely blessed, write down why you feel so blessed. Whatever your answer, delve deeper.

It doesn’t matter how long you write for, what matters is that you write and try to get an understanding of how and where you are on the ‘feeling blessed’ scale.

So now, I want you to read over your thoughts and highlight anything negative. This isn’t me asking you to dismiss your feelings or emotions, this will help you understand how much your negative thoughts are taking over your positive thoughts. Ask yourself how much of your words are highlighted compared to your un-highlighted words. 

If you haven’t highlighted any words, well done! This means you are on the right track for counting your blessings. This should feel amazing. Keep hold of your script and in moments of doubt, read through these thoughts.

If you have highlighted words, this is absolutely fine and perfectly normal. This is why I’ve created these exercises, to help you develop a positive mindset, even in those times when you don’t feel so blessed.

Firstly look at the highlighted words and ask yourself can I do anything about them? If you can do something about them, great … write down what you ARE going to do. This in itself is a blessing. Some problems have no solution, we have to ride out the wave and wait patiently. But even then, all is not lost, concentrate on the things you CAN do something about.

Once you have completed the above, now write down 20 blessings in your life … from the fact you can get up on a morning to the natural beauty that surrounds us. The last part of this exercise is great when sitting outside in nature. Gratitude is one of the most important elements in creating a life of blessings. Once you start to appreciate that you are truly blessed by simply being, you will feel elevated to a wonderful spiritual level of divine existence.

If you can practice daily becoming more attuned to your spiritual self, you will find yourself feeling truly blessed always. This doesn’t mean problems and barriers won’t come your way, but how you deal with them will make life much easier, because you’ll always remember how blessed you truly are.

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

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Inspirational Word of the Week: VIBRANT – Top 10 Vibrant Quotes

HERE’S MY FAVOURITE

TOP 10 VIBRANCY QUOTES 

Once you’ve read these, why not have a go at this week’s inspirational vibrancy task. You can also click back to the therapeutic creative writing exercise that will help you become more vibrant.

If you’d like to digitally download any of the above quotes, in a classy elegant blank print, to display around your home or office …

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE, FROM AS LITTLE AS 99P

You can also see the ‘vibrancy message’ we are spreading through inspirational clothing, as you never know who needs to see your message.

If you’d like to spread some vibrancy …

You can check out

Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

See a range of tote bags, posters’ and clothing for ladies, men and children, all designed to inspire and motivate you and others.

Clothing that spreads appreciation inspirational messages … available in MANY different colours.

Colours are very significant to our mood, aura and beliefs; see the meaning of your favourite colours on Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to become more vibrant? You can read the previous vibrancy blog here, as with all inspirational words from our A-Z journey it features a therapeutic creative writing exercise.

Ask yourself: How do people feel when they’ve left your company?

Have you heard the term ‘mood hoovers’ – these are the people that drain you when you talk to them. You’ve heard the term, ‘they’ve got a problem for every solution!’ Are you that person?

This week is simple. Do not complain. It’s that simple.

If you feel yourself going to complain or just have a little whine … STOP! If you are going to update someone on your life and you feel it’s not going to plan, for example, you are looking for a new job and you’ve not quite got there yet, don’t complain, just cheerily say, ‘I’m working on it.’ Once you start doing this, you will also lift your thoughts to a higher place and the universe is always listening. The Law of Attraction is always working. When you realise this, you’ll never think a negative thought again. You’ll never complain again.

Once you instil this way of thinking, you can’t help but become a vibrant person, because everything is done out of love!

We all have days that drive us crazy and things don’t go to plan, but when you actually ask yourself, ‘Is it the end of the world?’ Put things into perspective and start looking for the positive in life.

This week, show gratitude, love and joy. NO COMPLAINING ALLOWED THIS WEEK!

As always, my mini message to you and why I love inspirational quotes … (I repeat this message on these blogs, as I truly want people to look at the positives in life and focus on the good. By reiterating that here, if it helps at least one person, then this blog is worth it)

I truly hope you get something from my words. When I was at my lowest, I inundated myself with quotes. I even started my own spreadsheet of quotes. I remember updating my spreadsheet while sitting in one of the spare bedrooms of my in-laws’ house, my two-year-old cuddled up to me, while my newborn laid in the crib next to the bed. I remember thinking, I have to stay positive. We have to get through this period of helplessness; lost businesses, family disputes, mental health problems, financial wreckage … it was safe to say, I was so grateful to my in-laws for putting a roof over our heads and food in our mouths, as I’m not sure where we would have ended up. I keep this short, as this part of my life is a novel in itself. But I want you to know, life is full of lessons … it’s up to us to face those challenges, knock down those barriers and keep going. Staying positive is easier said than done when you’re faced with daily struggles, but I trained my brain to only look at the bright side and block out the negative. By doing this, the Universe showed me that I can have all that I dream of and life can be magical, miracles do happen and life can be pretty awesome.

I developed my spreadsheets into daily inspirational quote books. A few years later, when I started my MA in Creative Writing, I totally connected with reflective writing. Hence the reason, I developed therapeutic creative writing exercises on my blog.

Since then, I’ve never given up on inspirational messages. I love them; I wake up to them, I go to sleep with them. I have my own affirmations. I want everyone to know the power of the mind. The power that you have to inspire yourself and others, no matter how much you feel this can’t happen for you. Trust me, from someone who felt the same, it can happen for you. YOU can make it happen. Remember, the Law of Attraction is always working, so if you feel negative things are happening in your world, listen to your thoughts, look for things to be grateful for, look for things to appreciate and watch your world become blessed with miracles and magic.

 

To help you along,

you can download my

FREE inspirational book here

 

 

 

Fill yourself with positive thoughts and watch the negativity fade away.

How we see these messages can be through various forms, but sometimes people are not looking for them  … but they need them. This was one of the reasons I created my online inspirational clothing store, as you never know who needs to see the messages & how it could help them at that moment in time.

I hope you find something that will help spread love, inspiration and encouragement.

Happy browsing, sending you love, happiness and joy always

Victoria

xxx

Victoria is a women’s fiction author, published by Bombshell Books. 

Following her own dreams, she was ecstatic to be published by Bombshell Books. The 2nd in the ‘myself series’ was released at the end of September. She hopes by writing her inspirational blog and promoting her inspiring clothing, she will help others pursue their goals. Spreading love and positivity always.

Buy both now from Amazon

 

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Inspirational Monday – My Journey

Inspirational Monday

What an exciting couple of days!

It has made me realise that I’m on the right path …

If you read my blog, you’ll know I’m a huge lover of inspirational messages and following dreams while appreciating life, being grateful and sending love always. Positive thinking is really the only way to move life forward, even when those life challenges are testing us. I hope you find this post inspiring and it motivates you to NEVER GIVE UP!

Yesterday, my original chaos series was re-released by Bombshell Books

 NEW COVER & A NEW NAME! And I think it looks pretty awesome!

In the process of Sarah Hardy, the fabulous publicist at Bloodhound/Bombshell Books organising my book blog tour, I was lucky enough to talk with the lovely Joanne Robertson about my journey to becoming a writer and how my dreams are now coming true.

In writing this post, it made me realise how far I’ve come and what I’ve actually been through. I’ve not gone into too much detail, as to be honest, my life is a novel in itself … but it made me realise that the journey may have been tough at times, but not giving up, continually pushing, hoping, praying and ultimately believing, has made my dreams of publication come true. I pleased I started my inspirational blog and company … I truly hope others are inspired to achieve their own goals.

You can see a part of my journey on Joanne’s lovely blog, My Chestnut Reading Tree

Thank you to all that have and are taking part in the blog tour, those who have interacted on social media, those who have purchased the book, those who have left reviews … I am feeling extremely blessed.

Remember you can download your FREE inspirational quotes and posters here

 

 

 

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Inspirational Words: Use All Your Senses To Start Noticing Your World And Start To Appreciate All That Surrounds You

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

If you’d like help in surrounding yourself with positivity, you can download your very own FREE inspirational guide here.