3 Steps to SPRING Forward into a Beautiful Life

"Life can be beautiful if you let it," is my mantra for the season. That's my main objective, to live a beautiful life. For me, that's why springtime is the perfect time to clean house physically and mentally by shedding old stagnant energy and renewing one's resolve to getting what you want out of life.

Here are 3 easy steps that you can take today towards getting what you want... for me, that's a beautiful life:

Step 1. Set an intention by telling the universe what you want. There are a couple of ways to do this: writing it down in a journal, using affirmations, or just thinking good thoughts about what you want are my go-to methods. For some, dream boards are a favorite, in my case... Pinterest, lol. However, with the first two, personally, I like to journal or verbally affirm what I want when I'm already in a good feeling mood. This way, whatever I'm telling myself is not forced or not something that I truly don't believe (yet). Asking or stating desires is the easy part, because we want for stuff all the time, right? The difference is in how you are wanting... is it coming from a place of lack? Because if it is, that's just resistance in disguise. And any resistance you have regarding the matter at hand, whatever it is, wrecks and slows up its flow to you.   

However, what if I told you that when things happen (resistance) that you don't like, you are, in effect, asking for the thing you don't like to be different? It's true. This is called clarifying your desires... becoming crystal clear about what you don't want makes you absolutely more sure about what you do want. No one likes resistance, but it IS a part of the ebb and flow of life, therefore necessary. It's all about how you look at it.

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Step 2. Chill out, relax and appreciate the now. Your everyday existence cannot get better if you're busy bemoaning how bad things are (if they are, in fact, that bad). Focusing on undesirable circumstances only creates more undesirable circumstances. 

You cannot IMAGINE how good your life would be if you milked the little, good things out of your day as much as you do the stuff that annoys you or gets you BIG mad. The more you chill out, relax, and let things happen for you after you set an intention, you'll start to notice that the thing(s) you set an intention for or spoke about will start popping up all around you, in big and little ways. You just have to pay attention.

I love to gush over, appreciate and make a big deal over the littlest things, like how good my ice cream is on a hot day, how perfect the weather is, how delicious my pasta was at lunch, how easy it is to access fresh juice that I love, etc., etc. I MILK all the juice out of the things that feel good to me. No good thing goes unnoticed. As a result, good sh*t keeps finding its way to me, and I to it all along my path. If you appreciate small things with great intensity, you get warmed up on the path to bigger and better AND more of the same things that make you happy. Over and over again.

Step 3. Watch for the signs that want you want is on its way to you, and follow your good feeling impulses. There are signs on your path to stuff and experiences you want to have every single day. Your path is always leading you— your job is to find joy in the journey. Think of following good feeling impulses as another way of "following your bliss," but in a more simplified fashion. Instead of some big lofty run away from life fantasy, it's more like run towards that which feels good. You know the feeling when inspiration strikes? Well, when your vibe is right, your actions will start to feel more inspired. You'll notice urges or feel an inner encouragement to act on an idea, go certain places. This is what I mean by good feeling impulses. When your vibe is right, opportunities, people you need to connect with, fun you want to have, things you want will literally start to fall right in your lap. You'll be moving along minding your own self business, and BAM! A whole funstorm of good times and "happy accidents" will roll right up on you.

Think about the last time you had a day where everything seemed to go favorably for you. Notice what was different about it. Did you find yourself smiling at strangers? Did they smile back? Were you tense or relaxed? Lots of good eye contact with others; open body language? That's probably a yes to nearly all of these, right? The point is that you get what you put out. If you're putting out good energy, that's what you're going to get in return. The main focus is not necessarily on getting stuff. Having things is great, but feeling good day to day is the key to opening up your life and space up to receive. If you can master that, you'll be well on your way to living a beautiful life filled with your heart's deepest desires.

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