This Exercise Will Change Your Life
I am a coach for individuals, groups, and companies. In this work I help others identify their strengths, overcome challenges, achieve goals, and fulfill their ideal vision of success. With my coaching, I help the client to identify exactly what they want and take intentional action towards results. This process allows the client not only to deliver on their promises but to go beyond them; to experiment, innovate, and improvise, so that they can take bigger, bolder, and better actions in service of their dreams.
“I don’t know what to do.” “I’m in a rut.” “I feel stuck.” These are words I hear often from coaching clients. We all struggle with this kind of mindset sometimes, and if you’re struggling right now, it’s time to push through. There’s plenty you can do.
The truth is, you have the power to move forward no matter how stuck you feel or what obstacles block your path. You have the power to live up to your highest vision of how your life can be. You have the power to follow through and make significant progress on your biggest goals. You have all this power because you have the CHOICE. In each moment you can choose what you think, what you do, and who you want to be.
You don’t have to continue doing things the way you’ve always done them. You don’t have to be held a prisoner by your old, familiar habits and assumptions.
When you are feeling stuck or frustrated in your life without any options, I have an exercise Id like you to try. Put aside 10 minutes a day to sit quietly with yourself. Set a timer or a phone alarm if you need to so that your mind doesn’t wander off. Find a comfortable space free of distractions and interruptions. Sit in an easy position and work through the following meditation:
Caroline’s “Take A Moment Meditation”. An Exercise That Will Change Your Life.
“Take a good look at your life right now. If you don’t like something about it, close your eyes and imagine the life you want. Now allow yourself to focus your thoughts on the person you would be if you were living this preferred life. Notice the differences in how you behave, present yourself, and how you feel; allow yourself to spend several seconds breathing in the new image, expanding your energy into this new mold. Hold the image for several seconds and allow it to imprint it on your subconscious mind.”
Do this daily for 10 minutes or so. Often times when it feels like you’re being pulled in every direction by forces beyond your control, its time to take time to realign yourself with what you value most in life. The way to do this is to clear the distractions, the outside noise, the external world and go inward.
One of my favorite quotes by Lao Tzu states: “At the center of your being you have the answer. You know who you are and you know what you want.” Give yourself time and space to connect to the center of your being, to who you are and what you want. I believe a daily meditation can serve as a simple and powerful way to quiet your mind and direct your life in the direction you want.
Everyday is a new day, filled with new possibilities. Never ever assume that you’re stuck with the way things are. Life changes every second, and so can you.
What is one thing you want to change in your life? Leave me a comment below and share your thoughts.
Here to cheer you on through all of life’s changes. Keep going, keep growing, and stay positive my friends.
Originally published at www.carolinejordanfitness.com on January 31, 2016.