I don’t know about you, but although my parents both told me I could do whatever I wanted in life, others (family, friends) tended to make me feel guilty if I said I wanted to travel round the world, or not work so hard……I guess they meant well and wanted me to have stability, and at one point in my life they won. But not for long!
I worked as a nurse for seven years, but had fallen out of love with the job after five. Why did I stay? Duty, guilt, a need to earn a living with no partner to support me while I changed tack. In the end there was too much of an inner contradiction tearing me apart, and I had to stop. Chance, coincidence, call it what you like, led to my employment as an Editorial Assistant on a skiing magazine in London. That changed everything and taught me a great lesson; you can always change your life. My passion had always been reading and writing, and so I had started wondering whether I could get a job doing just that……a few months later I was travelling to the Alps!
Since then I’ve changed things a few times. When the world stopped a couple of years ago that was my chance to start up a new business. And now I’m taking a sabbatical to write another book. I’ve learned how to do it…..and this is the secret.
Manifestation of your best life:
- Write down what you really want and would really love to do. Keep reading what you’ve written and expanding on it. This helps keep it at the front of your mind.
- Make a vision board – cut out pictures and headlines that appeal to you, and start imagining how this new life will be.
- Don’t doubt yourself – you are extremely powerful and the only thing that can hold you back is you, by listening to others’ opinions or your own inner self-doubt. Keep telling yourself you can do anything you want to.
- Listen to the heart and gut – read my blog on this: How do you make choices and which brain do you use? – Body in Harmony
Above all, know that this is your life – don’t waste it. If you want to do something, you can do it. It just requires focus, determination and a willingness to follow your instinct. I’m not saying sell your house and give the money away – our own self-caring must ensure that we do what we do in a way that nurtures us. But let your imagination run riot – who knows what tomorrow will bring!