Celebrate The Little Things

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While the pandemic has caused havoc over the last twelve months across the world, it has taught us that all we can do is surrender and accept what we cannot control.ā 

But it has taught us so much more. Humans have always managed to rise from destruction and disaster.

While we are still counting the costs and trying to fathom the enormity of our losses, there is also light beginning to shine through the cracks.

We have learned

  • to enjoy your own companyā 
  • to be inventive and resourcefulā 
  • to collaborateā 
  • to be of serviceā 
  • to be disciplinedā 
  • to cook and even grow your own foodā 
  • about our strengths and weaknessesā 
  • about what we truly value and what is unimportantā 
  • how vulnerable our way of life isā 

What have you learned so far? ā 

Take a moment every day to recognise and acknowledge your achievements, a-ha moments, the little wins, insights, flashes of delight, the peace and beauty of a moment. 

Celebrate the little things that give you joy and a sense of satisfaction.ā 

Amidst doubt and uncertainty, there is always a reason to celebrate something, even if it’s small, and even if we have to celebrate alone.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

PS: Check out Ten Tarot Affirmations To Overcome Anxiety

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3 Ways To Be Happy With Less

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Being happy with less has become a powerful mindset not only to survive but also thrive in these uncertain times.

Over the last twelve months we have all realised how quickly and profoundly life can change.

From one day to the next, livelihoods were destroyed, jobs put on hold and income became sparse.

Even in the richest countries in the world, people were actually going hungry.

It is now blatantly obvious that so easily we can all slip into poverty within just a short period of time.

Now is a good time to step back and reflect on how we can become more resilient and navigate financial insecurity during times of uncertainty.

One of the best options to succeed is to be happy with less, but how can you be happy with less without losing out?

It’s all about mindset based on your personal values. Once you are clear about your values, you can take conscious action every day to live by them.

To be happy with less is based on values such as independence, simplicity, lightness, health and self-sufficiency.

Here are three ways to be happy with less you can start to implement in your everyday life to make a positive difference:

1. Re-evaluate what you really need

When it comes to spending money, it is easy to develop habits, like buying a new phone every two years, renew subscriptions you no longer need or making those impulse purchases while out shopping.

Even when buying food we often fall into marketing traps for processed meals and comfort snacks.

But cooking from scratch isn’t just healthier, it can also save you money and even time, when cooking in batches.

It is time to prioritize your needs and carefully think about whether a purchase is really necessary.

What can you buy second-hand rather than new?

I’ve taken my son’s old LG phone, which is five years old and still works perfectly fine. I don’t need another phone until this one packs in and can’t be repaired. I have no desire to buy the latest tech or a certain brand.

This takes me to…

2. Stop striving

Striving towards bigger, better, latest model, latest fashion, latest trend, etc. Avoid following social media accounts that make you feel lacking or inferior.

Jump off the FOMO train, let go of the need to compete with others in terms of possessions, the struggle of climbing career ladders.

Take a step back and explore what is stressing you in terms of striving.

Is it really necessary? Are you trying to fit in or fulfilling other people’s expectations?

You may have been raised in surroundings where money and status are important, but think about making choices that reflect your true personality and inherent talents.

3. Live life at a slower pace

There is no need to be highly productive every day. It is okay to reduce your to-do list, not eating on the go, or being late when it is beyond your control.

People tend to spend more money when they feel stressed and under pressure. Retail therapy often involves wasting money for short-term satisfaction.

Relax. Do less. Reduce stress to spend less.

Rather than going to the gym, go for a brisk walk in nature. Sit down on a bench half way for a quiet moment of peace and taking some deep breaths.

Cultivate a feeling of being content with the simple joys surrounding you. This way you will find it easier to improve your spending habits and be happy with less.

Have fun exploring how you can be happy with less, and let me know what works for you. I’d love to hear from you šŸ¤©

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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Healthy Habits: Empowering Morning Affirmations

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How are you feeling today? Powerful Me Oracle

Life has been messy for many people since the pandemic and various lockdown measures began to restrict all our lives.

And while we are all trying to hang in there and make the best of a bad situation, mental health issues have started to creep up on us, mostly in the form of anxiety, stress and depression.

Lack of energy, tearfulness, overwhelm, aches and pains, constantly worrying… one way to stay focused on our wellbeing is cultivating a positive mindset.

Affirmations are underrated yet they do work if used regularly.

Positive self-talk every day can help increase confidence and optimism, so here are empowering morning affirmations you can use to start the day in a better frame of mind:

Today will be a great day.
I am excited about how today will unfold.
I savour each moment.
I am positive. I am powerful.
I trust my own wisdom.
I take good care of myself.
I am in control of my attitude and thoughts.
I live by my sacred values.
I communicate with love and integrity.
I persevere despite difficulties.
I am strong.
I am comfortable being on my own.
I accept what life offers me today.
My heart and mind are in alignment.
I let go of what stops me from living life fully and joyfully.
I choose life.
I am doing the best I can.
I stay clear of destructive habits.
I feel energised.
I am shining my light.
I am present.
I am rising above my worries and fears.
I am enough.
I am right where I need to be.
I am open to all possibilities.

Create a new healthy habit by turning these affirmations into your daily morning meditation to feel more positive and energised at the start of your day.

For even more affirmations, check out my tarot affirmations to overcome anxiety.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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