Get Ready To Be Ready

Have you ever thought about helping yourself to get use to change but implementing it yourself first? Before life WHIPS you up in its tornado of change?

Well friends, I’ve been living by a new Moto and it’s been getting me out of my comfort zone.
That Moto, or mantra, is:

DO SOMETHING SCARY EVERY SINGLE DAY (DSSESD)

When I say scary, I mean intimidating, out of your norm, unfamiliar, or something you hold yourself back from for whatever reason. The things you’re used to doing are so familiar and comfortable and predictable (to an extent). It’s not often we CHOOSE new things. Some of us are better at it than others. BUT, how often do you do the “scary” things that provoke emotion?

Here are a few examples of my personal experience with facing my struggles (which prepares me for change):

  1. I fear letting out my voice, especially when singing. Recently Mike and I practiced Ashtanga Yoga. This is a yoga that begins class with an OM, a chant, and another OM. I fear letting out my voice, singing and being heard. I almost shied away from the opportunity to let it out because I was nervous, but I remembered my DSSESD and LET IT OUT. I sang, I OM’ed and chanted! And it was so worth it, and not even as intimidating as I thought it would be.

  2. I fear GETTING UPSIDE DOWN - especially doing ACRO with another person!
    So, I’ve slowly been implementing some Acro Yoga into our experience. It’s definitely scary, and I truly do feel fear, but when I TRY I end up laughing hysterically and having so much fun.

  3. Creating content like VIDEOS. Oh boy thats a whole other step into the world of vulnerability. Seriously though, I am truly welcoming you into my personal life and that can be a bit intimidating. BUT I’m doing it anyway, and even though there are bumps along the road and it feels awkward sometimes and weird, I enjoy it and want to get better at it. Everyone stumbles in the beginning of trying something new, but it becomes fun once you start to learn!

  4. SEX. Yes, sex. Sexuality in general has always intimidated me. I’ve felt very disconnected from my feminine side, and fear moving my hips. So..that’s another goal. Is to get over the fearful energy I cary inside my body, and try to loosen up.


I’ve come to realize that the things I’m fearful of, are actually what are the MOST fun for me! So the more I can start to push myself towards those intimidating things, the more I will grow, and the more fun I will have! Did you know that if you hold back from changing and growing, the blockage will manifest as something unwanted and unpleasant? For me, that’s acne and digestive issues. Strange, right?

So make a list of the things that freak you out, or maybe a list of the things you wish you could do but are too fearful to do them. If you’re feeling brave enough, let me know in the comments below what they are! I’d love to talk to you about it!

Then, start to tackle one at a time. Maybe spend a week, a month or however long focusing on ONE of those things. Try moving towards it as much as you can, and see what comes from it! What have you got to loose? I say, ditch the fear and look UP towards your goals.

Get Ready To Be Ready.
When you do this, your dreams are closer and closer to making their way into your life. So get ready! Lets say your like me, and you’re starting a YOUTUBE channel and are visualizing it growing REALLY big. How can you get ready for that crazy shift? Well, you can learn how to create videos. Learn how to make thumbnails. Learn about youtubes policies. Read how to monetize and make money. Learn how to watermark your videos. Prepare your about me section. Create a brand/logo. BE PREPARED FOR THE CHANGE!!

You can do it! I know you can.
If I can, YOU CAN.

much love,
xo sarah

How to Clear Brain Fog, Indecisiveness & Confusion

Hey everyone!
What an amazing topic this is. For me personally, I've experienced a ton of brain fog, indecisiveness & confusion in my life. They come in waves, and through my experience with these not-so-wanted energies, I've learned a few tricks that help combat the struggle.

1. Drink More Water

Water is an electrical current. It helps to keep your body open for connections and communication between all parts of you. The more hydrated you are, the more connected you will be, the more grounded and clear minded you will feel.

2. Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is crucial for proper brain function. If you aren't getting enough sleep and are overloading your body with caffeine to try and make up for it, it's going to be difficult for your brain to function at its highest capacity. Go to bed earlier, get enough sleep, stay off electronics an hour before bed, breathe deeply to help calm your mind, and try to rest. When you wake up, try not to jump right back into yesterday. Check out my blog post 5 Ways to Boost Your Morning Routine to help you reprogram your morning routine for a more efficient, clear minded way. 

3. Practice Yoga

Yoga is AMAZING for getting you out of your head and into your body. Yoga helps you connect your breath with your body, ultimately focusing your mind on the moment at hand. When your mind is jumbled all over the place, we can feel confused, indecisive, and stressed out. Try taking a yoga class at a nearby studio (ask them what class they recommend depending on if you're new or not). Yin will help to destress your body and rid yourself of excess lingering anxious energy. This will leave you feeling clear and refreshed, ready to take on what's next.

5. Read 'The Brain Fog Fix' by Dr. Mike Dow

I've listened to this audio book before, and I am currently listening to it again. It's easy to listen to while driving or while on a walk, even when cleaning the house. I recommend listening to or reading this book for insightful advice on how to clear your brain fog. Dr. Mike Dow shares information on nutritional advice, mindfulness techniques, and more. He even has a 3 week program to partake in to clear that brain fog of yours.

6. Roll on Your Tummy

Have you heard of a foam roller? It's amazing for your body. In the morning on an empty stomach, try rolling on your stomach. You'll lay your belly over top of the roller and start to let your weight become heavy. The foam roller will be between your ribs and your pelvic bone, basically in the squishy part of your belly. This can sometimes startle you with how intense the sensation can be, just try to breathe really deeply and relax. Maybe start with 2-5 minutes, and work your way up. Ultimately your solar plexus (a chakra in you abdominal area - also known as one of your energetic centers) will begin to relieve itself of stagnant energy. Often when we aren't confident and don't take action towards what we want, this area can start to close off, and cause lots of digestive issues, along with brain fog  & indecisiveness. 

7. Breathe Deeper

Take deeper breaths in and out of your nose. Once you have a rhythm going, start to pull your belly in towards your spine when you exhale and push ALL the air out of your stomach. Repeat this as many times as you'd like. This will help to clear out anything unprocessed in your stomach area, leaving your mind more refreshed (considering our gut is like our second brain). You can also try holding your breath at the bottom of your exhale, and suctioning your belly in and up towards your heart. Hold for a few breaths, take a deep breath in, and repeat.

 

I hope these are some new tips for you to try my friends, 
good luck!