5 Simple Steps to Enrich Your Life

Self-ImprovementSpirituality

  • Author L.a. Holman
  • Published June 20, 2024
  • Word count 551

5 Simple Steps to Enriching Your Life

Affirmations

Who do you want to be? What is it you want? Create a simple statement to use as a mantra. The statement starts with I am, or I have and what you desire.

The idea is to plant it in your subconscious. Once the idea takes hold, you will start moving toward the desired outcome.

A woman in a verbally abusive relationship confirms its effectiveness. She was intimidated by this man after years of being bullied, belittled, and told she was worthless.

She was at the point of being suicidal when she decided to make an affirmation. She wrote on a postcard, "I am doing what is best for me." She hid it in a place where she would see it several times every day. She repeated it to herself over and over again.

In a few weeks, she found herself standing up to her abuser. In a few months, she left him, and it was on her terms.

Affirmations work when used consistently.

Journaling

A journal has several benefits. It can record your life history, be a friend to confide in, and give you insights into your growth.

Journals of famous people are used to give an intimate and in-depth portrait of the person.

Releasing uncomfortable emotions onto a page can bring relief. It will give you clarity and allow you to see the pattern in your life.

I started journaling when I felt isolated and alone. I wrote about how helpless and hopeless I felt. How everything in my life was falling apart.

I had left a marriage, had a child to support, and a low-paying job with no prospects of better. I wrote about feeling sorry for myself.

After months of journaling, I recognized a pattern of self-pity. The awareness showed me that I was doing this to myself, and it changed me.

Self-reflection

Reflecting on what's important to you lets you define your values and principles. Being aware of the values most significant to you helps you make better decisions.

Daydreaming is an aspect of self-reflection. It is a pleasant way of imagining possibilities, and it can lead to the manifestation of dreams.

I used to imagine what it would be like to have my own company. A short time later, I started a business and had it for years.

Meditation

There are different kinds of meditation. Most people associate it with sitting in a lotus position for a long period of time, and some find meditation difficult.

There are many kinds of meditations. It can be any activity that puts you into a flow. Attention focused on gardening, doing yoga, or hiking, to the exclusion of all else. is meditation. It brings a feeling of calm, peace, and joy.

My favorite form of meditation is putting on music and dancing to it.

Self-Care

Practicing self-care should be your priority. It enhances your ability to give more to others and replenishes you.

This is often the biggest obstacle for many people. You can be so busy taking care of everyone else that you disregard yourself, and the result is feeling tired or drained.

Don’t abandon something you love because you don’t have time. Make it a priority to do something daily that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit.

Linda Holman is a minister, spiritual teacher, and former award-winning business owner. She is active in WCOF and served as president, serves as OC District Chair for CFWC, and founded the WCOF Holistic Health Fair.

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