There is something powerful in emotions. In our thinking. If we think we can accomplish something, we will. If we think we can’t- we won’t. In order to really unleash your power, and become successful in all aspects of your life- you have to become a powerfully positive person (we can call it the PPP if you want). Here are five steps to help you do just that. Be sure to also check out my POSITIVELY POWERFUL and DELICIOUS cookie recipe below!
1- Meditation. One of the most powerful tools I picked up from a friend is to meditate. Because I believe in it so much I have decided to become a certified instructor. Believe it or not, meditating creates a physical response in your brain. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or just plain ol exhaustion/being overwhelmed- meditation can help your brain refocus, refresh and refuel- which in turn literally does the same for your physical body. It is one of the best ways to release negative energy and connect mind, body and soul.
2- Visualization. I believe in vision boards. I believe in taking quiet time to myself and actually feeling, expressing and believing in my success as if it is already here and happening. Visualizing literally attracts what you want to you. This needs to be done daily. You have to feel it, see it, hear it, smell it. Just by visualizing what you want, how you want to feel and be, it will come to you. I promise.
3- Gratitude. I have a quote I love (I am sure I stole it from someone), “If you are not thankful for what you currently have, why should you have more?” Being grateful for every wonderful detail of your life, only brings more of those wonderful details to fruition. Even bigger details. Be grateful. Feel gratitude. Express gratitude. Start a gratitude journal. What you think about, and thank about, you bring about. Don’t skip this.
4- Give. When I volunteer for organizations, or donate my time or money, those organizations express so much gratitude and I kinda feel guilty for their gratitude, cause truthfully…I give cause it makes ME feel good. Giving is kinda like gratitude- the more you put in it, the more you get out of it. However, I caution you- don’t give and then try to visualize a million dollars coming your way because you fed the homeless. Give because you truly desire to. Find something you are passionate about and put some energy into it. Watch and see what blossoms in your life.
5- Circle of Influence. This is one of my most biggest, most importantist (yes that is a word) aspects of becoming positive and successful. You become like the people you surround yourself with. Take a moment right now and think about the people you spend the most time with that live outside of your home. Are they positive, happy, uplifting people? Or do they talk down about or to others? Think really, really, really hard about this. You cannot be truly happy and successful if you absorb and/or surround yourself with others who are not happy and positive. You just cannot. Trust me on this.
By doing these steps you will be more connected to your mind, body, soul and the universe attracting the things you desire.
Do you have steps that work for you? Please share.
Positively Powerful Cookies
(not to mention sugar/dairy/gluten free)
- 3 cups paleo flour blend (or your own choice of flour blend)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon pure stevia
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (use what brand/type you like; I use unsweetened dark chocolate)
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- Optional: additional teaspoon or two of coconut milk if dry (depends on flour blend)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Put parchment paper on two cookie sheets
- Whip together the applesauce, stevia, and chia seeds. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for about 13-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.