How to Make The Most of Our Summer

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How to Make The Most of Our Summer

They say time flies when you are having fun and nothing can be more true then our precious summer months. Once September approaches, I always find myself saying, “the summer flew by”.

The key to getting the most out of our summer is by being more intentional with this time. Our short summers are precious, so to really maximize the time and benefit here are some of my simple rules:

Start Each Day with a Powerful Intention:

I have often found in my life that when I start each day with an intention I get the most out of that day. Intentions in our mind are like channels on a TV, you can choose what you are dialed into and what you want to focus on. So when we set intentions to have a great day, to have fun, to be productive so I can play hard etc., we get to experience exactly that.

End with Gratitude and Reflection:

Ending each day of your summer before you fall asleep with some daily gratitude will anchor in that good feeling and raise your vibration for your next day. Gratitude at the end of the night allows you to anchor in all the good that you have. It will allow you to tune into more of the magic that is all around this time of year.

Summer Goals:

Set some goals for yourself. These can be small, like reading a new book, or big, like learning a new skill. Writing down your goals and checking them off as you go gives you a sense of accomplishment and keeps you motivated.

  • This summer me and my family have all decided to learn Italian. We are having so much fun on Duolingo spending minutes a day and challenging and motivating each other.

Making the Most of Nature:

Nature is medicine and this time of year is extra special with everything in full bloom. Go for a walk in the park, hike a trail, or just sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Nature is very calming and helps you feel peaceful. It also gives you a chance to think and reflect on what is important to you.

  • One of my daily intentions is taking a walk break at work. Productivity goes up, and I get to enjoy some of the awesome whether during my workday.

Practice Mindfulness:

One of the reason time seems to fly is because we are not anchored in the present moment. This means paying attention to the present moment, taking time to pause. You can do this by meditating, being intentional with one thing at a time, or simply taking deep breaths and focusing on your breathing. Mindfulness helps reduce stress and increases joy.

Make Time for People Who Fill Your Cup:

Surround yourself with positive people. Spend time with friends and family who make you feel good about yourself and learn to say no to those that don’t. Connection and love are a huge part of our inner peace.

Lastly, Put Yourself FIRST.

Remember that it’s okay to take breaks, say no when needed, and have fun. Do things that make you happy, whether it’s playing a sport, painting, or just relaxing with a good movie. They key is to give yourself permission to do this, hang up your martyr card and take time to enjoy and have fun! Taking care of yourself gives your more capacity for everything and everyone else in your life.

By following these tips, you can make the most of your summer and get the emotional nourishment you need. Enjoy every moment!

With love,

Julie

The Positive Change Group

How to Live an Optimized Life

How to Live an Optimized Life
You may have mixed emotions based on life over the past two years. Are you hoping for change and improvement and yet feel disappointed?
If you are tired of feeling frustrated and want to live a fully vibrant life instead, then there are a few key principles that are necessary for us to integrate.
 

Below are tips on how to live an optimized life.

 

Raise your vibration any chance you get:
Pay more attention to how you feel. Your feelings are your roadmap to letting you know if you are living an optimal life.
  • When your conversations feel heavy, then change the subject.
  • If what you are watching doesn’t make you feel good, then change the channel.
  • If what you are listening to doesn’t make you feel good, then change it to something that does.
Raising your vibration is one of the most powerful things you can do to create a happier reality. Use your feelings as your guide and do more of what feels good.
 
 
Focus on what is in your control:
There have been many things that have been out of our control the past couple of years. When we focus our attention on this, we feel heavy and it breeds fear. Instead, focus on what’s in your control as this will heighten your energy and your mood and help you know how to live an optimized life.
 
 
Ask for what you want:
Being clear on what you want to create in 2022 is the first step to manifesting. Being more deliberate in your creations is called being a “conscious creator”. In order to do this:
1. Get clear on what you want.
2. Don’t put any attention on what you don’t want.
Many of us are programed to focus more on what we don’t want and the problem with this is that you create more of what you don’t want.
 
2022 is the perfect time to make these changes and deliberately bring in more of what you do want.
 
 
Let gratitude change your attitude:

 

When we have gratitude for what we have we always feel better. This raises our vibration instantly. Also if we can have gratitude for what we desire and believe it is coming, this is where the true magic happens.
 
Let gratitude for what is and what is to come be your focus this year.
 
 
The Positive Change Group offers an ‘Empowered’ course online, you can check it out HERE.