Beauty, Wellness, Recipes, Food
August is my month. Busyness winds down - glow food populates the farmers’ markets - the sun and heat are at the peak.
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A big part of Glowing Up is focusing on and polishing up your goals. I strongly believe that we create our life either passively or actively. The more intentional we are in how we are living - the more fulfilling life is and the more fabulous it becomes. August is the perfect time out to refocus. The slower pace and the ease of August opens up time to reflect.
This kind of reflection isn’t like end of the year reflections or new year’s visioning. In August, there is less pressure and you can use the beach, long walks, vacations, car trips, plane rides, bbqs, sitting outside as time to consciously reflect on what you want to create in your life: immediately (the next 2-4 weeks), near term (the next months - ½ years), and long-ish term (the 3+ years).
I begin this process by writing down 3 desires in each category. Sitting with those 9 for a day or two and then selecting one from each category to focus on for the next 30-60 days.. Once I have my three - I write them down every morning, meditate on them, and see what inspired action I can take that day toward each goal.
Taking the daily actions is a bit easier in August because time slows just a little bit.
The actions in August get the ball rolling and the stillness and slowness of August allows you to see more clearly when people, things, books, and ideas are put in your path that lead you closer to your goals, provide you with necessary information or inspiration, or provide the next step.
When you begin to focus on something, it actually stimulates your visual cortex to begin noticing new things within your visual field, both actually and experientially, that you did not notice before. This is what happens when you buy a yellow car and start noticing all the other yellow cars driving around.
Setting your three goals awakens your visual field to notice resources, people, bits of conversation, books, opportunities that relate to your goal - what is called the bridge of incidences which helps you achieve your goals. Slower paced August gives you more time to notice and take advantage of those “incidences” that pop up.
Take advantage of this time to consciously reflect on your desires and use both action and meditation to help them materialize. Using this process daily and refocusing every 2-3 months will turbo fuel your big and small goals.
Words to Live By
I am not a heroine, but I have chosen the person I want to be.