We’ve all been there, just when it seems like everything is going right then boom, something happens and alters your plans or knocks you off track and off focus. Trust me I know I have. I want to encourage you that no matter what season you're in you're going to get through, somehow, someway things will be okay. A few months ago, I had to take a step back, I was overwhelmed with emotions, like usual my mind was all over. I decided to do a Brain Dump and it was the best thing I could've done to free my mind from all of the thoughts racing and just put pen to paper. If you've never completed a Brain Dump or don't know what it is, a Brain Dump is It’s taking everything you’re worrying about, questioning, feeling, or needing to do, and organizing those thoughts OUT of your brain and putting them somewhere ELSE. I literally wrote down everything that came to mind. Some categories of thoughts included Personal Life, Work, Health, Business, Personal Goals, Marriage, and Distractions. I placed each of my thoughts in one of the categories I mentioned. I took a deep breath and I felt at peace. Since then, I've been intentional about the time I spend with God, not that I wasn't already, but I really reframed my thoughts when I had my time with God. My favorite time is my morning walks... It's just Me and God. I want to remind you that God has a purpose for the season in which you find yourself, and to be honest some seasons you will have to take a step back, reevaluate and know who can move with you can who can't. There will be some seasons where honestly your friends can't help, your family can't help, your partner can't help... it's literally just you and God. Can I encourage you that it's perfectly okay.
“There are seasons of sowing, waiting, and reaping…seasons that are trying and seasons of breakthrough. The difficult seasons are necessary for the good times to come.”
Your journey is personal. Be gentle with yourself and show up with and however, that looks like every day. Don't let the weight of the world, the comparisons, feeling the need to have it together, feeling the need to be far ahead weigh heavy on your heart. You are exactly where you need to be. I've learned to be more expressive about what peace looks like for me. I'm manifesting the things I do want in life versus focusing and attracting the things that I don't want. I hope that during this time, you will get clarity on what's ahead to rebuild and get back on track. Trust that whatever is happening during this time is happening for you and not to you. So, the next time it seems like life is off track, I want to encourage you to do a Brain Dump and start with the following:
Do a Life Audit
A Life Audit is a complete assessment of your life. Life audits are a great way to help you assess the different areas of your life and get a clear picture of what isn’t going well and what is going well; especially in the present moment. I mentioned that I start with categories, some categories included Personal Life, Work, Health, Business, Personal Goals, Marriage, and Distractions. At that moment, that is where I wanted to take an audit in my life. Personally, for me in order to get my life back on track, I needed to see in each area the things that added value and those that didn’t. In moving forward, I wanted to give attention to only those things that provided me with good energy and peace. So of course, there were some things I had to let go of. Be honest with yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. Remember, this is your journey.
The Brain Dump
As mentioned before, a Brain Dump is taking everything, you’re worrying about, questioning, feeling, needing to do, and organizing those thoughts OUT of your brain and putting them somewhere ELSE. It’s an opportunity to declutter your mind. So, the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or you feel that your life is off track, take 15-20 minutes of brain dumping. This exercise is not meant to be organized and structured. Instead, do it free flowingly, and write everything that comes to mind.
Even when times that life seems off track, I want to encourage you to appreciate where you are, surround yourself with good people, and be intentional with your time and who has access to you. Use this time to slow down and reassess where you are in life, what adds value and what doesn’t. This is a great opportunity to clear the way to rebuild and get yourself back on track.
Love and Light Friend,