What I discovered while sitting on the beach for 9 days.

What I discovered while sitting on the beach for 9 days.

What did I discover from sitting on the beach for 9 days? 

Mainly, I learned that I like sitting on the beach for 9 days! Who doesn’t, right? 

But it certainly didn’t start out that way.

I was checking my phone, fidgeting and generally struggling to relax.  

I was also REALLY judging that guy with the selfie pole. Who created this? Lord help us. 

It honestly took me about 3 days to settle into vacation mode and allow my body, mind and spirit unwind a bit. 

And it got me thinking . . . I think for most of us, it can be a challenge to settle into vacation mode when we spend most our time in “get it done” mode. 

So it’s critical that we learn ways to drop in FASTER, so we can enjoy MORE and stress LESS. 

Agree? 

Here is a quickie list for learning to quiet your mind and settle into vacation mode quicker, faster and more efficiently—

  1. The week before you leave for vacation—plan on getting through your to-do list at least 2 days early. This was you won’t feel rushed to the finish line (departure date)
  2. Print out all your travel stuff, itineraries, places to eat, etc.. at least 2 days before you go. The goal is to really get all loose ends tied up 2 days before you leave, so the two days before you leave, you can calmly and enjoyably pack and take care of any last minute things that didn’t get done from the to do list. 
  3. Set an intention for you trip. Don’t just wing it. Why are you going? What’s the main pull? Set an intention for smooth travel, enjoyable people sitting next to you on the plane (one can dream). Pre-pave your vacation as being super relaxing even before you arrive. 
  4. Once you arrive at your destination, unplug. You will survive if you don’t check Facebook and Instagram for a week. You will live. If you can’t totally unplug (oh,come on, just do it) then make a commitment to yourself to only check in once a day. Really, unplug. 
  5. LET IT GO. Have fun, unwind. Be present. Let go of your concerns and fully immerse yourself into where you are at—if it’s the beach, get in the water, try something new, order drinks with cute umbrellas. If you’re in Europe, don’t be a stodgy American—try the food, attempt to learn the language, see the sites, be patient and enjoy the culture. Wherever your travels take  you, make a sincere effort to BE PRESENT and enjoy the experience. 

The main thing to remember is—what’s the point in taking all the time, spending all the money, if you’re just going to be taking pictures with your selfie pole the entire time, or staring at your phone?

The purpose of getting away—is to get away. It’s to drop into a new experience, do something different and let our minds relax. Because in that, we get inspired. We grow. We make room for the next big thing in our lives. 

So go take a trip.

Get to know new people. Try some weird food and learn how to say thank you in a new language. 

Get out there an explore. And chill out and be a nice, patient, conscious  traveler when you’re doing it. 

Bon voyage!

Carrie

p.s.  In the 2 choices world—you are either doing things that line you up with living an amazing life, or you are choosing things that keep you separate from that. And it ultimately comes down to learning how to manage your thoughts and feelings. To learn more about the 2 choices, check out my book on Amazon. And choose wisely! 

11 Daily Habits to Create Personal Excellence

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Excellence is a habit, just as much as a lack of excellence is a habit.

But what is excellence?

In my world, which is a world based on a strong connection to the divine (God, Source, Spirit, whatever word you choose)—excellence isn’t so much about the stuff you have, the letters after your name, or the tax bracket you are in.

And it is for sure not about being perfect.

It’s about the quality of life you have.

Excellence (in The 2 Choices world)—is about how you feel and how connected and in love with life that you are. It’s also about feeling a sense of inner success—that you’re on track, pointed in the right direction and feeling generally super ON FIRE about your life.

It’s about your evolution, and your overall energetic offering to the world.

Yep–it’s about energy.

And yep—it’s about the CHOICE  to do things in a way that get your energy up**, so you can attract more divine gifts (quality food, nice things, luxury, travel, love, health, joy, harmony).

Excellence is a habit. Happiness is a habit. Success and living lives that really feel good—are all habits.

And habits are a choice. And if you’ve been following me for anytime at all—you know I am all about the power of choice.

If we truly desire to change any little or big thing in our life—and create a sense of excellence—we need to choose it.

And then choose it over and over and over again (create a habit out of it).

Yes, Aristotle is spot on—excellence is a habit. And I may add to that—

Excellence is a choice.

The following list is what I personally follow on a day to day basis that has turned my life around—180 degrees. 

And I say this with a sense of humility, grace and gratitude.

There is no chest pounding here.

It’s an honest soul share—from me to you.

I was broke and broken. I was confused, sad and angry. I felt lost and bored with my life.

And then I found a way out. That way out (and through) has gifted me with—world travel, incredible personal and professional relationships, peak health, financial abundance, real joy, and  a deep sense of gratitude. .

I want everyone to feel this way.

The list . . . 11 Daily Habits to Create Excellence

Creating your own unique personal excellence routine is one of the most amazing forms of self love and self care that you can gift to yourself.  I fully encourage you to use the one I created, or come up with your own!

Just as we get into habits that don’t support our dreams and desires and life—we can create new habits that do support what we want.  And in the end—it is a choice.

 

If anything, remember that each day, how you live your life—is a gift and a choice.

 

I sincerely hope you choose to love the heck out of each day.

 

xo

Carrie

p.s.  I will be in Paris, Provence and Rome this May-June, scouting for retreat locations, book business + to follow through with a spiritual calling that has been growing stronger and stronger (it has to do with Mary Magdalene). Excited to share this next evolution with you all. 

 

 

**up also meaning aligned, pure and free of mixed vibrations or energy frequencies.