Often, I am the one who preaches productivity and then gets stuck in my own procrastination trap because I don’t plan well enough. As a productivity expert, my life lessons keep getting more comprehensive around success. We aim to master something we love but we never really master anything. It will always keep coming up in new ways so that we can go deeper into the mastery and learn more about ourselves in the process. With that being said, I’ve found that in my experience, it is our alignment of our own energy and focus that truly produces results.
Sometimes we don’t have to know how to do something in order for us to achieve it. Surrendering to the process and having trust in ourselves is really a big part of it all. But, how do we do that in the midst of an overwhelming schedule and demands of life? The balance of yin and yang. ☯
In Feng Shui, yin represents feminine qualities like softness, receiving, allowing, flowing, intuitive, emotional and creative. Yang represents masculine qualities like assertiveness, determination, logical, analytical and giving or doing. Everything from our head to our home needs a balance of these qualities for maximum enjoyment. What happens when we feel overwhelm or confusion is that something is out of balance in one of these areas.
Surrendering and trust must not be mistaken for laziness and irresponsibility. Surrendering only comes after doing everything you can with what you have where you are. Taking massive action to achieve a goal is a real, tangible part of the process. However, there is only so much you can do and control.
Trust comes from the believing in yourself that you are capable and that the universe/God/Allah/your higher self/whoever has your back! We are not on this earth to fend for ourselves. It’s only with that mindset that keeps us stuck.
Speaking of mindset, that leads me into the reason I believe in Energy Alignment, a system I created for authentic manifestation.
To clarify, I’m actually not talking about the physical energy alignment like bodywork (massage/reiki/etc), but, rather the alignment of our mindset, actions and support that sets us up for everything we desire. Bodywork only helps with this :)
Taking an all-encompassing approach is my secret sauce in my work as a coach.
When you simply focus on only one aspect or technique to achieve a goal, this only invites an escape route (TWEET THAT).
If you can imagine, covering all your bases emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally increases the likelihood of success by 10 fold. The caveat is that of course we cannot control what the end result is like receiving money, clients or material things, but we can surely give 100% from us which ensures our growth and success in general. If you are doing everything you can and being your best self, don’t you think you will get way ahead of where you are now, even if you don’t get exactly what you wanted? Yes, you will!
This is usually where I see the trap of overwhelm come into play that throws us off balance and in procrastination mode. We think we need to DO all these things, but BEING is a big part of this process too. Doing everything we can means taking massive action, yes, but also it means being fully present, practicing spirituality, having fun, having healthy boundaries and receiving help (all that YIN). Half of this process is actually not doing anything, but in the being of our true selves.
When you feel overwhelmed but desperate to reach new heights, notice what might be out of balance. Do you have too much on your plate to take care of? Are you energetically drained? Are you emotionally empty? Do you feel disconnected or depressed?
If so, it’s time for a balance break! What can you eliminate, add, replace or tweak so that it serves you better? What aspects of Yin or Yang are you putting too much attention on?
My Energy Alignment System involves a deep excavation into the soul so that success of all kinds is inevitable. It works with mindset, actions and support structures. I think of it like a building project. You need a thorough blueprint with precise measurements and plans (mindset/thoughts/beliefs/goals/desires), a hardworking team to create a solid foundation (actions/schedule/activities) and beautiful landscaping, furniture and people to occupy the space (support/sustaining growth+enjoyment).
I created this because I was sick of living in overwhelm and tired of doing the same thing over and over again with no results. I would put all my efforts into one of these areas and feel totally depleted so I wouldn’t continue. Once I found proper techniques and had major realizations around efficiency, it all came together. I’ve used this with myself and my clients countless times, and keep using it on myself as I grow.
There is a lot that goes into my process, as It takes 3 months minimum in my opinion to activate all 3 steps. What I’m able to help women with as a mentor and coach is identifying their integrity holes (where they are out of integrity in how they want to live) and quickly eyeing the possibilities for growth, so we can, together, create their own unique path to success.
Is anything out of alignment in your life? What needs to be put back in balance?
Lots of love,
PS: Need a little one-on-one help with balance? Schedule an Inspiration Session and we can get you back on track!