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The Law of Attraction is both interesting and exciting.  The simple version is that we are all vibrating energy and whatever we put out into the world attracts similar energy.  It is especially popular with people who want to use this law to manifest success in their lives or businesses.

The book and movie, “The Secret”, brought a lot of attention to the idea of attraction, but many people took it to mean that they could just sit on their couches and make their dreams come true.  They failed to realize that the thought leaders in the book had also worked hard to get where they were at.

There are three elements to successfully using the Law of Attraction to manifest what you want in your life. 

Be Impeccable with Your Thoughts and Words:  What you think creates how you feel and the level of your energy.  Every time you think of a limitation or doubt your dream, you make it more challenging to achieve.  Instead, shift your negative thoughts to positive ones full of possibilities and gratitude.

Juice it Up: Connecting emotion to our thoughts supersizes their manifesting abilities.  You can do this by focusing on why you want what you want and how it will feel to have it.  Saturate yourself in the feeling of that end result and you will be more focused and drawn to making it happen.

Get Moving: When you take action you provide forward momentum and opportunities for the universe to give you feedback.  Feedback may be a feeling that something is or isn’t right.  It can also show up as synchronicity, things falling into place, or being blocked in some way.  In order to know what to do next, you need to take the first step.

Don’t forget to comment and share your thoughts and experiences.

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If you are like most people, you took advantage of the New Year to give yourself a fresh start by setting goals, intentions, or resolutions for the year to come.

So, how is it going?

If you find yourself losing motivation, these four questions can help you get back on track.

  • Why do I deserve the results my goals will bring?
  • Why are they important to me?
  • How will I feel when I reach my desired outcome?
  • Who will I become through the process of getting there?

Please share your thoughts by clicking  “add a comment” under the title of this post.

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I lost my oomph and I don’t know where it has gone.  Can anyone relate?

Looking back, it probably started when I hurt my ankle and couldn’t exercise for a month.  There are also the ongoing issues of several people I care about facing very serious medical issues.  The last straw was traveling for the holidays and coming home with bronchitis that kept me low for 2 weeks.

So, now it is mid-January and I am feeling behind and oomph-less.  What am I going to do?

Take Care of My Body: Exercising, eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest, are the basic building blocks of feeling good and restoring my energy levels.

Be Gentle with Myself: Feeling behind or pushing myself to do things are grounded in judgments of where I am.  Instead, I am going to let my days gracefully unfold based on how I am feeling.  The funny things is, when I take the heat off I often accomplish more.

Honor My Feelings: I shared with my book group about my friend in hospice and was surprised that they made such a big deal about it.  I would have told you I was handling things gracefully, and I was, but I was not taking the time to connect with my feelings.  I know that when I let my feelings process, I always feel lighter.

Spiritual Practice: I will be re-grounding in my daily practices.  Meditation, journaling, prayer, and spending time in nature will be some of the tools I use.

Focus on the Positive: Talking or thinking about not having energy will only make it more true.   My focus has been on resisting how I feel or making up stories to support it.  Instead, I am choosing to shift my focus to how I want to feel and embracing it fully.

Engagement:  Being with friends and communities that support me is incredibly healing.  I already have several coffee and lunch dates on my calendar with fun people who I find inspiring.  The other part of engagement is to step into my intentions and goals, even if it is in a very small way in the beginning.  These small actions can re-connect me with what I want to do and remind me why it is so important to me.

What do you think of my plan to get my oomph back?  Is there anything in it that might help you?  

You can comment by clicking on “Leave a Comment” under the title of this post.

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How you start your day can determine how the entire day goes.  If you do not  consciously choose what you want to focus on, you may find yourself spending time on things that do not matter.

Try choosing 3 words each morning that help ground you in your best self or represent what you want to bring your focus to.  Use them as your theme for the day.

Sample Words: Clear – Grounded – Confident – Focused – Healthy – Wise – Grateful – Loving – Professional – Effective – Community – Success – Integrity –Responsible – Compassionate – (you get the idea)

Post your words where you will see them or write them down to carry with you so that you can connect with them throughout the day.

Letting your chosen words guide and motivate you, will help you consciously create the life you want.

What are your three words for today?  You can share them by clicking on “comment” below the title of this blog.

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Smiling: When you smile, mood enhancing chemicals are released into your brain, giving you that feel good feeling.  Smiles are contagious and people around you will get a free mood boost too.

Gratitude: It seems to be human nature to focus on what is wrong.  A simple shift to appreciating the blessings before you will improve your mood and open your mind to greater possibilities in life.

Exercise:  Most people know that exercise releases feel good endorphins into your brain.  It is also a great way to relieve stress and clear your busy mind.

Edit Your Input: It seems like the majority of our “entertainment” these days focuses on conflict, violence and other negative or depressing subjects.  Studies show that your brain cannot tell the difference between your reactions to these make believe situations and real life.  Choose instead to watch and read things that leave you feeling positive and uplifted.

De-clutter Your Life: Being surrounded by clutter impacts your mood in a negative way.  When your environment is simple and clean you will feel lighter and freer, as well as proud of yourself for what you have accomplished.

Dance to the Music:  The music you choose carries energy and will impact how you feel.  Choose to soak your soul in upbeat rhythms and positive lyrics that inspire you.  And then, just dance!

I’m Curious: What is your favorite free mood booster?  You can share your answer by commenting on this post.

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Create a Kick Start Morning Routine –  Start your day off with powerful practices like meditation, connecting with inspiring or motivational material, or physical exercise.

Design Your Day – Review your goals and intentions for the day and create a plan for making them happen.  Make sure your goals and plan are realistic and balanced.

Monitor and Maximize Your Energy – Support your physical body by giving it the nutrition and exercise it needs.  Take regular breaks and focus on positive self-talk to keep your mind clear and ready.

Use the Power of Movement and Action – Movement builds energy and increases motivation.  You will feel better and be more effective when you exercise and stretch regularly.   Taking action toward your goals builds mental momentum, confidence, and a feeling of being energized.

Close Your Day with Gratitude, Celebration, and Rest – End your day on a positive note and allow plenty of time for connecting with others, fun, and quality rest.  This will give you the best chance of waking up the next morning energized and ready to go.

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1. Create meaningful intentions for each of the following areas of your life:

  • Health/Self-Care
  • Finances
  • Social/Fun
  • Career
  • Physical Environment
  • Personal/Spiritual Growth
  • Friends/Family/Community
  • Personal Relationship/Romance 

2. Set SMART goals that support your intentions – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound

3. List bite size actions steps for the success of your goals – keep these steps very small so that you can experience success often

4. Create a plan for how you will complete your actions steps – possible ideas include putting them on your calendar, commiting to one or more per day, focusing on only a few at a time, or setting deadlines

5. Commit

6. Celebrate and acknowledge yourself for every success along the way


Linda Luke

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