Do you ever have trouble straying focused in specific areas of your life? Do find yourself feeling scattered and confused about how and where you should be spending your time, money and energy?

Me too, sister.

That’s why I wanted to share with you a little revelation I had over this past weekend.

I’m the type of person who really likes to have my hand in several different things at once. It’s kind of a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I can get a lot of ground covered in a small amount of time. (Give me ALL the personal growth books.) On the other hand, I also tend to get overwhelmed easily. So sometimes being involved in too many things can cause result in me dividing my attention among several different areas and not really accomplishing much at all.

No bueno.

Last Sunday, I was thinking about all of the things I have on my plate and feeling pretty frazzled. In terms of my business and personal life there’s just so much that I want to do right now. I sat in meditation for a few minutes and the guidance I received was, “Focus.”

Focus. Of course! While wanting to do a lot can be great, there’s something to be said for concentrating on one or two things at a time and really immersing yourself in them. Often, our ego likes to distract us from what we really want to be doing by making us feel scattered and overwhelmed. In this video I offer a simple solution to sidestep your ego and stay focused on your goals. Check it out!

So what do you think? Want to join me in getting focused? What areas in your life could currently use a little extra TLC? Let me know in the comment section!

xoxo

Kristi

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So, I spent the past week feeling a little blah. Have you ever gone through one of those periods where you’re questioning everything and feeling totally unsure of yourself? I’m guessing you have. We’ve all been there.

I noticed lots of old fears and anxiety coming up — feelings I thought I’d squashed long ago. I found myself getting caught up in a whirlwind of comparison, measuring myself against others who seemed more successful, more confident, more spiritually ‘connected’ or farther along in life than I am right now. I was telling myself things like, because my blog or business didn’t look like so-and-so’s that there must be something wrong and that I hadn’t truly arrived, and so on and so on. Blah.

Here’s the thing: it’s total crap.

When we waste our energy focusing on others and on what’s outside of us we lose our ability to truly experience and appreciate what we have. I realized that I was so focused on what I didn’t have that I wasn’t staying present and allowing myself to honor my own process — my process of growth in my business, in my spirituality and in my own life.

I’m not gonna lie, it got a little ugly (as in, hitting my knees for several moments while mascara-streaked tears ran down my face). But, sometimes, that’s what we need to truly see where we’re falling short of supporting ourselves. In that moment, I made the commitment to begin honoring my own process rather than picking myself apart and comparing myself to others. It hasn’t been a piece of cake, and it takes a moment-by-moment, conscious effort to remind myself to stay centered in that place (especially as negative thoughts and fears continue to creep up), however, in the end it all comes down to self-acceptance — acceptance for ourselves, no matter where we’re at in life, but especially during our struggles.

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Now, being accepting of ourselves and our struggles doesn’t mean adopting a ‘that this is the way it is so I better accept it’ mentality. I know that idea trips a lot of people up, myself included. On the contrary, being accepting of our struggles is making a conscious decision to embrace our current circumstance with a more loving attitude so that we can move forward with grace and ease. When we resist, we stay stuck. Only by truly and lovingly accepting where we are in our own journey can move forward with any sort of significance.

Did this post strike a chord? I want to hear from you! Where are you struggling? Where are you not giving yourself love and acceptance for your own journey? Are you able to shift your mindset to appreciate, and maybe even cherish it? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Have a beautiful week, my friends. <3

xoxo

Kristi

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