Run your day like a boss!

If you’re like most of my readers, you probably find yourself juggling many passions & priorities in your life: career, family, & personal growth … all whilst rockin’ the world.  You have big dreams and aspirations, after all. But, despite your Monday Morning Brain Dumpsuper-hero visions, you’re allotted the same 24 hours each day as the rest of us.  And, frankly, sometimes it’s just not enough!

The struggle is real. And, I can totally relate. Running two businesses and raising two young daughters, I’ve often wished for a cloning machine so that I could get twice as much done.  My husband scoffed at that idea (he says one of me is plenty) :) So, instead, I’ve had to adopt some systems and practices over the years to maximize precious time and get more done. This means more intent & focus, less time stressing, more time writing, enjoying life, and reaping the sweet reward of accomplishing what was set out to do. Pretty magical.

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(This is one of my articles that was recently published on Huffington Post and has since received over 11k likes on Facebook alone.  So happy that these words have resonated with so many! In case you missed it, I wanted to share on my personal site as well! xx)

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That’s the good news. It’s also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level. Like a giant lightning rod in a crazy thunderstorm, we become super-attractors… bringing in even more bad energy. These toxic habits can steal the joy right out from under our nose… and nobody wants that. However, once we identify the joy blockers in our lives, we can work on creating new habits which bring more positive energy to us. Here are a few of the biggest offenders and how to overcome them.

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Did you know that, on average, we check our smart phones 150 times per day?  If we average 16 waking hours per day, that’s 9.4 times per hour, or approximately every 6 minutes. Crazy, right?! How on earth can we get anything done with that sort of distraction in our life?? It’s difficult, if not impossible, to stay mindful and in the present moment when we are so pre-occupied with what’s going on with our emails, text messages, and social media feeds.

I guarantee that nobody on their death bed has ever said, “If only I had more likes on Facebook” or “I wish I had spent more time watching other people live their lives online.”  No way!  As a matter fact, the typical sayings are more “I wish I had worked less, played more, spent more time with friends and family.”  This is what life is all about … not a lit up screen!

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Inspiration often comes from surprising and unexpected sources.  The key is to be open.

I often blog with happiness tips and life lessons, inspiring others to live joyfully in the moment.  This, however, does not mean I get a free pass from funky-days of my own.  As a matter of fact, last week, I received a rejection letter from a  New York City Literay Agent that I was hoping would be interested in my forthcoming book, Type A Zen.  In her letter, she wrote that I had excellent advice, a powerful story, and a charming platform.  However, in a nutshell, she did not think my idea was unique enough or my platform large enough to stand out in this crowded space, and, therefore, she would not be able to help me sell it to a publisher.

Wahhh!!

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Got stress?? Umm, yeah.  Who doesn’t?  Am I right?!

In our daily lives, we all have so much thrown at us that we can easily be jolted out of our happy little groove.  But, I believe the quality of our life is not determined by the absence of stress (aka, the impossible), but rather how we deal with these trying moments.

This week, I share some simple mindset tools and practices with the Savor community that you can easily adopt into your own life to go from stressed to blissful in no time, regardless of the outside circumstances.  You too can live your dream, make an impact, and say Om!

Go here to read “Got Stress – How to Bring more Zen into Your Life” now.  And, let us know which of the tools you will adopt into your routine.  And, if you have your own zen tips, please do share!

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Mindful Monday: Tilt Your Head up & Look at the Sky

Welcome to the first episode of Mindful Monday! I created this new video series to help you step into your power each week by staying present in the moment.

We can all use a little more grounding, balance, and joy in our lives, right?  Today, I share a simple exercise that you can practice any time your thoughts start to pull you out of the moment & robs you off your joy.

Try it so you can regain your peace, increase your focus, and lift you energy.  Then you can really put your best self forward & kick butt this week! :)  Click here to watch now.

xoxo,

Dawn

(PS – If this video resonates with you, please share the love  with your friends & family so others can be inspired too).

Mindful Monday is a weekly video series to help you bring more focus, center, and joy to your life! Like any other muscle, you can build upon mindfulness by incorporating small practices on a regular basis an then continue to reap the benefits exponentially. Make sure you don’t miss an episode! Sign up to start your Monday’s off right. Get on the list here. :)

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The Zen of Facing Your Fears

What is something that really scares the crap out of you?  Are you afraid of trying, failing, being rejected, speaking publicly, people not liking or accepting your ideas?  Well, join the crowd!  We can all relate to this on some level.  In dealing with our fears, we have two options.  As our body becomes tense, our breathing more shallow, and our heartbeat quickens until it feels like its about to burst out of our chest –  we can clam up, withdrawal, and run away.  OR, we can accept these feelings.  We can actually FEEL them, and confidently move towards our fears despite of them.

I have done both many times in my life.  But, in more recent years, I’ve learned to use fear as a compass saying, “hey, you’re really onto something.  You MUST face this.”

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We’re currently over halfway through the inaugural session of  “The Time is Now” – my 6 week online training program for those desired to start or growing a soulful business.  The “soulful” part comes from an intention greater than just#typeazen making money.  It’s about honoring ones calling and higher purpose, sharing our amazing story and gifts, and making an impact in the world.  I’m so in love with this program and sharing this message to inspire and teach other spiritual entrepreneurs!

Module 3 was about the Metaphysical and my favorite to teach so far.  I so wish we learned about this when I was taking business courses in college!  By definition, the word “metaphysical” means, “relating to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses.” There are powerful energies that exist in the Universe that we might not currently be able measure, taste, touch, see, hear, or smell them …. but they do exist.  And, by tapping into them and vibrating with the cosmos, our path will clear with much less resistance and much more joy.  In relation to my business course, we specifically get into: Intuition,The Power of Intention,Positive Energy, Abundance Mindset, Meditation & Prayer.

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Lessons from the Yoga Mat: Don’t Feed the Ego!

Recently, while enjoying some of cherished self-care Yoga time, our teacher had us wrapped up in a binded seated twist. As she walked around the room, she took pause & pointed out that another woman & myself had what she called “Yoga dontfeedtheegoJournal muscles” on our backs. I had never heard such a phrasing before, but I know my ego liked it. It was like, “oh yeah baby!” Ego likes to feel special, to be praised. But, being that I was on my yoga mat, my grounded, happy place where my mind, body & soul connect in the moment: I didn’t get too caught up inside those words. The other women in class & I exchanged cheerful smiles & carried on with our vinyasa flow. I giggled to myself as I knew in the back of my mind I’d most likely check the pose in a mirror later so I could see what the heck a Yoga Journal muscle actually looked like. I also realized, in that moment, that all I’ve learned about ego & self had not been lost.

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How to Overcome these 7 Spiritual Blocks to Success

Everybody has a dream in their heart. They stem from our unique gifts which are part of our higher purpose here on this earth to share with the world. When the life we’re living is not in alignment with this calling, it can result in feeling less Spiritual Successthan happy and fulfilled.

But, it’s not always easy to muster up the courage to go after your dreams and break status quo. What if you fall short? Where do you even begin?And those who do find the strength to go for it sometimes give up too soon upon realizing it’s more difficult than they imagined. Things aren’t happening as fast as they “should.”

I’m here to tell you – don’t give up on your daydream! What that little voice inside is telling you and the direction your heartstrings are pulling you is some not-so-subtle guidance on how to live your life with intent and purpose. If you want to be ridiculously happy, you have to follow the calling and live and breathe your truth.

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