What if...?

Sometimes the answers you seek come in the form of a thought so quiet and so obvious that, if you're not careful, it can sneak right by without you even noticing it.

Thankfully, that didn't happen today!

As I was journaling this morning, this thought floated through my consciousness: what if it didn't have to be so hard?

I paused.....pen in midair: "Come again?"

"What if it didn't have to be so hard?"

"What if you focused on what you wanted, instead of what you didn't?"

"What you wanted to add into your life, rather than what you needed to get rid of?"

Hmmmm....what if I'd be going about this transformation thing all wrong? What if I had it backwards? Definitely worth considering.

So often in life, we focus on what we don't want, rather than what we do. I'm guilty of this.....if I think about how I'd like my life to change, it's much easier for me to describe what I don't like about my current situation, than it is for me to describe my ideal one.

Is this true for you too?

Take my physical appearance/health & fitness: I can list ad infinitum all the things that are wrong with my body, all the things I hate, all the perceived faults. But if I shift it, I struggle with describing what I want, beyond losing 30 lbs. It never occurs to me to focus on how I will feel in this new scenario: strong, empowered, sexy, bold, comfortable-in-my-skin.....
How eating healthy food will taste: juicy, ripe peaches & tomatoes, warm from the summer sun, plump berries, bursting with sweetness, crunchy salads, full of the bounty of vegetables I just got at the farmer's market.
WOW....that sounds much more fun & appealing than: I need to cut out sugar and coffee from my diet. UGH!

So.....I invite you to challenge yourself today: what if you focused on all the parts of your life that you want to change, develop, transform.....and come from a place of joy rather than drudgery. What appeals to you about achieving the desired result? What part lights you up and makes you giddy like a 5 year old kid? Dive into that, rather than getting pulled down by how hard it is, how much you don't want to do it, how it's never gonna work anyway. Bleh! 

Report back & let me know how that works for you...I'm super excited to give it a try!

Love you bunches, xo