5 Minutes of Fabulous: All the Answers Are Within YOU!
So, I can’t possibly be the only one that feels lost when it comes to making decisions in my life. Right? (I’m imagining that all of you are hollering, “Right!” in your best Oprah voice)
I find myself saying,“I don’t know what to do, Whaaa, What do I do?” when it comes to situations at work and in my personal life. In all honesty, I’ve felt confused and lost when it comes to booking a trip (i.e. my upcoming solo trip to Paris) to buying tickets to a Broadway show or taking a job interview.
Even the most confident and secure person needs a remedial lesson in coming back to their intuition once in a while. Which reminds me of my mother (Hi, Mammy!), who inspired this post after we had a conversation about how all the answers that we are looking for are already within us.
Here’s an exercise that I use on the daily to help me with any challenging decision (which by the way, is sometimes what restaurant to eat at).
Close your eyes and relax. Next, try to envision a beautiful sacred garden. Clearly visualize everything about it. Notice the trees and flowers. What color is the sky? Feel the air, what does it feel like on your skin? How are you dressed in your garden? Are you wearing something that makes you feel marvelous and chic? Take off your fabulous shoes and feel the ground on your feet. Is it grassy? Is it dry or wet? Are there pathways? Statues, waterfalls, a small body of water? Take a moment to look all directions and notice all the details of your garden. Find a place to take a seat where you can come to find all the answers you’ve ever desired. This is the place where you can ask any question. After each question I like to open my eyes for a second and write down any answers in a journal.
Simply put, it's an extremely powerful exercise in visualization, positive thinking, and creating a space for your intuition to show up. Dozens of books have been written on the subject: basically your brain has trouble distinguishing between your actual reality and the one you create in your mind and will try to bridge that gap. In other words, you can create your future by envisioning it.
How Often Should I Do It?
1 minute - 30 minutes a day, every day, multiple times a day. Whatever feels damn good to you!
Sounds a little woo-woo to me.
All good. I totally get it. But just saying: I did this exercise when I was feeling confused about whether I wanted to go on a solo trip and where to do it. After I journaled about what my garden looked like I realized it was the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris and now I am headed there in September.
Do you get cray cray when it comes to making decisions? Do you feel like you need to get everyone and their mother's opinion on your choices?
Share with me in the comments below.