Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year. The earth is waking up, the days are longer, and there’s more energy to have fun and accomplish what you want. It’s a powerful season to plant seeds that will allow you to redefine and reenergize yourself. This is particularly important at midlife when it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a rut.
Just like you can green-up your lawn quicker with fertilizer, you can speed up your personal growth by working on how you define yourself in various areas of your life (such as your health, finances, relationships or career) that aren’t working as well as you’d like.
Here’s an easy 5-step journaling exercise that will help you spring forward:
1. Choose an area of your life that’s not working. Ask yourself what’s stuck in my life and needs shifting. Are you currently defining or framing someone or something in a way that you’d like to change?
2. Write down all the things you currently believe about this area of your life. Include all the negative issues and reasons why things aren’t working. Don’t censor yourself. You’re not reinforcing the negativity, you’re simply looking at all the yes-but tapes you play which sabotage your mind and keep you stuck. You can’t reach for anything new if your mind is full of yesterday’s junk.
3. Take out a fresh piece of paper. Write down how you’d like to redefine this area of your life and your relationship to it. Do some visualization. Imagine exactly how you would like this area of your life to look. Then write down all your wishes around this area and the highest possible good that could come from it.
4. Burn the old definition.
5. Read the new definition everyday and watch your life transform.
Life is constantly evolving and changing. To stay balanced and flow with grace beauty and ease it’s important to keep redefining yourself in all the important areas of your life. You can let go of past definitions. You’re free to create a life you love and see life in a new way.