In my newsletter this week (you can sign up here if you haven’t joined our fabulous community yet), I spoke about reinvention and how each time we ‘level up’ in life, we’re required to show up with a different version of ourselves. I mentioned that I’m currently making some changes and upgrades to myself, my blog and my other projects and… ah just sign up to be in the know.. hehe (you won’t regret it).
Anyway, I want to explore reinvention a bit further.
I’m realising more and more, that is so important to step away from our current versions of ‘reality’ in order to open up to the possibilities and opportunities around us. We are beings that are constantly changing and evolving, however, change is something that many people, including myself, have been afraid of at some point in their lives. Change means diving into the unknown and shedding layers of ourselves that we have grown accustomed to and super cozy and comfortable with. Change means stepping way out of our comfort zones in order to evolve. Change is also a necessary component in us becoming the people we desire to be and living the lives we desire to live.
If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
Greatness awaits us on the other side of that ‘scary’ decision to be true to ourselves despite fear. It can be overwhelming to even know where to begin, especially when you feel like you have a tonne of things to change, so I’d like to provide some ways in which you can begin to shed those layers of yourself that aren’t serving you and step into the authentic and amazing being you truly are. It’s always nice to have a sort of refresh and reset of yourself and your life and you can do this in any moment you choose. Every new second is a chance to start again. You don’t have to wait until the new year, your next birthday or the beginning of next month. You can absolutely start now. Here goes:
- Get clear. Visualise everything about this new version of yourself. What they do, how they behave, what activities they participate in. Really create a character here. Additionally, don’t visualise this based on your current reality and what you currently deem possible. If you had absolutely none of your perceived limitations, what would you really do? Think about some of the things you’ve wished you’d been able to do but haven’t managed to pluck up the courage to. And with this information, really get into the feeling of this ‘next level you’ and then endeavour to become it. Give yourself complete and utter permission to become that person. Really think about how you could begin to incorporate some of the things you desire into your life now, no matter how small the steps are. Register for that event you’re interested in and attend it all by yourself. Go and take that class. Whatever it is, know that it is within reach.
- Analyse the company you keep. Really go through with a fine tooth comb who you’re spending the majority of your time around. How do they make you feel? Are you drained or energised when you’re around them? Do you leave feeling inspired? The effect our peers have on us can be greatly underestimated at times. However, It’s important to remember that although you may start to recognise that the company you keep possibly isn’t quite conducive to your progression, like attracts like. A part of you has been aligned with these people thus far, which has allowed them to be so prominent in your reality. Once you acknowledge this, commit to your growth and evolution and be more intentional about your surroundings, everything in your life will begin to shift to accommodate this new found energy level.
- Get comfortable with you. Get reallllly comfortable with you. Take the time to get to know yourself even better than you thought you already did. Spend some time alone and get really clear on what drives and inspires you and what makes you feel good. So often, we subconsciously take on everyone else’s thoughts and opinions as our own. For me, it’s important to spend lots of time in solitude so that I can really hear my own thoughts and analyse my emotions and feelings. If you’re a person who constantly surrounds yourself with others, spending hardly any time alone, ask yourself why this is. Sometimes, we run away from our own thoughts without even realising it. Face up to your thoughts. Do the work to address anything that you are currently unhappy or uncomfortable with in your life. The first step to being better is to face whatever it is that’s stopping you, head on. It may be quite a process and an emotional rollercoaster at times, but you won’t regret it.
- Lastly, be present in, and appreciative of, every moment. It’s important that while you start making these new decisions, you remain present in each and every moment. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the process and realise that you already are everything you want to be – you have simply made the brave and courageous decision to take steps to shed limiting beliefs that are masking who you really are. You’ve got this, you amazing ball of light.