Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love the transition into Fall. It's my most favorite time of year. I am so excited to introduce you to our newest contributor Sarah, a brilliant mindset coach. Blissful Living is all about living a full life, mind, body, soul and home. Hope you enjoy todays post.
As we enter into the new fall season, what are you focusing on?
For years now, I have been setting goals and intentions seasonally. I always split up my focus and effort by the seasons since each season has its own energy and focus. The summer was full of fun, holidays, entertaining and just lounging in the sun or getting outside.
My summer was focused on getting married to my new hubby and all the family get-togethers and preparations that came with throwing a week-long celebration with 75 guests. Then the rest of the summer was spent relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family, visits to the lake and camping in nature were some of the highlights, after marrying my best-friend, of course ;)
Now that we change gears into the fall season, my focus is turning more towards massive self-care and growing my business. What are your intentions and goals for this next season?
If you aren’t sure and haven’t set your intentions for the season, I encourage you to take time this weekend to meditate and/or journal it out and come up with your focus.
Setting intentions does a few things:
- It helps you maintain focus on what matters most so you can prioritize your energy and time.
- Plus it’s also like planting a seed into your subconscious mind that ends up creating its own momentum.
- Once you’ve set an intention, then you are more likely to see and attract opportunities that will help you with your intended goals.
- In yoga philosophy, it is called san-kalpa. According to one definition, the word can be described as: “A vow that comes from the very core of your heart -- the place of your deepest truth. It is different than a goal, in that it's a longing that comes from your highest self instead of your thinking brain.”
To tune into your deepest truth, you may want to try doing a deepest personal values exercise.
Knowing what is most important to you on this deeper level will help you create your own powerful San-Kalpa Intentions for this new season.
To do this, set aside some time to meditate or journal on what comes up for you when you ask yourself these questions:
What are my deepest personal values?
What am I longing for?
What would I love to create this season?
A similar Deepest Personal Values guided meditation was done as part of an experiment with a bunch of MBA students and those that identified their deepest personal values reported lower levels of stress and higher levels of achievement than the students that did not identify their deepest personal values. And I can say personally, staying connected helped me manage my stress and stay focused on my priorities during my studies last year.
I believe this is because under periods of stress such as starting full time school while working full time, without a focus on what matters most, people can easily get overwhelmed and lose focus on what is most important. This is when things get unnecessarily hard, difficult and our health and wellbeing suffer.
But when we focus on our deepest personal values first, then we can go into any activity whether it is a short-term stressor like school or other regular life ups-and-downs of running a business, work and general personal life stuff, we are able to prioritize and stay focused on what really matters!
I find that most people prefer to first do a guided meditation to tune-into their deeper levels of being. Then after the meditation, they journal about what came up and explore it deeper.
Beautiful relaxing music, maybe some candles, your favorite journal and a delicious cup of tea will also help you create the space and mood to make this an enjoyable and fun self-reflection exercise!
Create your own intention for this new season by connecting to your deepest personal values , truth and desires of your heart to make the most of the next 90 days to create your (im)possible future!
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