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Invest your energy wisely

Most things in life we can’t control. May it be traffic, what other people think or the weather. But still, this is often where we spend most of our active energy. Isn’t that a pity when we should be investing all of our energy into the things that we actually can do something about? Like, how we react to whatever happens to us. Or crafting the life that we want. Or developing trust in a higher power to guide us to the next right action.

Notice where your energy goes. Are you investing it wisely?

With all my love,

Helena

Changing the channel

In the social media landscape that many of us live in today, it’s easy to get caught up in the drama or start comparing to other people. I just want to remind you; you can change the channel!

You have the remote control, so you decide what channel you want to be on. If you notice yourself always getting stressed out by bad news, actively chose accounts or input where also the good news are spread and shared. If you feel bad about yourself because you’re comparing to someone else’s ”perfect”, invest some energy to finding sources that lift you up.

I’m not talking about hiding out or ”beauty washing” your life. But seriously, most of the time we spend on social media is distraction time, meant for entertainment or just because we’re bored. But is it really lifting you up and improving your life?

I’ve very consciously unfollowed and sorted out un constructive negativity, accounts that trigger my self-loathing or just make me feel sad. And I try to keep my own accounts positive, constructive and loving at Instagram and Facebook You decide if you agree and if what I’m sharing is good for you.

Become the couch commander in your life – change the channel if you need to!

With all my love,

Helena

 

 

How to design a life

As you all know I’ve been doing some major life changes over the last few months and the changes keeps coming as I’m building and designing the life that I want. So, it’s got me thinking about life design. What is it and is it even possible?

Pure Personal Power is about taking responsibility for your life. Being able to respond and finding your power and living more of your unique potential. It’s easy to get caught up in victim mode and all the musts and shoulds that we’ve, more or less consciously, have created for ourselves. And if we want to stay there, that’s fine, we do have the freedom to choose our attitude. 

To me, it gets kind of boring after a while. I’ve decided to live in my pure personal power and with that create the life that I want, everyday. It’s not all big things, you know. It’s also the way you choose to take to work, or the food you like to eat, or the people you want to spend time with. You get to choose. I promise. You can choose whatever, just knowing that some choices might have bigger or smaller consequences, which you might or might not want. That’s also your choice.

I’m very deliberate now. What I spend my time doing. What projects I want to take on. What people I want to invite in my life. What energy I want to surround myself with. It’s all active choices. I’m designing my own life.

Do you believe me or does your mind immediately come up with a thousand and one excuses as to why you don’t have the power? Let’s start a conversation!

With all my love,

Helena

Following the guidance

The topic of guidance has been a reoccuring theme with my coaching clients recently and I think it’s a very interesting topic. What is it? How do we find it? How do we trust it?

Guidance comes in stillness. It’s not always loud and demanding, it’s very respectful. It’s a still small voice inside that will keep repeating itself without ever forcing you to do anything. It’s really a voiceless voice. It’s always up to you to follow it or not. I believe it communicates differently to all of us. It can be a small nudge in a direction, it can be a feeling urging you to continue or to choose another way, it can be a sign or a person showing up in your life. Whatever it is for you, have you identified your inner guidance? Have you paid it attention enough to get to know it?

The trick with these kinds of things is that it’s very difficult to put into words at all. It’s a knowing, beyond your logical left brain thinking. When you know you know. To get in touch with the knowing you need to be still. And you will never get the full treasure map in one full sweep. You will only get the next right action, and then the next, and then the next. So you need to stop and listen, everyday. This is my daily prayer:

I let go and turn inwards to god, I choose to follow the guidance. 

How do you find and follow your guidance?

With all my love,

Helena

 

Vulnerability training

I’ve re-read, re-listened and re-visited a lot of Brene Brown and Glennon Doyle Meltons work recently. Nothing is more comforting to me than these two women. They are so real. So raw. So loving. Relatable.

We all go through rough patches sometimes. We all feel pain. We all feel shame. And we can all bounce back. But we need to stay there for as long as it’s needed for the lesson to appear. Glennon reminds us that, the only things we ever really need; love, faith and hope, are the very things that can never be taken away from us. Have you thought of this? Does it ring true to you? We have all these fears of losing the things we love and it often holds us back in life. But pain is not always as dangerous as we give it credit. We get through things. If you’ve lived a while you know this to be true. You are much stronger than you give yourself credit for.

This is faith to me. It’s not about knowing that you will get everything you dream of, in the exact right time and place, it’s about knowing that whatever you get or don’t get, whatever happens, you will be okay. Hope is what keeps us in our tracks, getting up every morning. Love is the foundation of it all. That’s all we ever really need.

With all my faith, hope and love,

Helena

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