When It’s Good to be Bad

When It’s Good to be Bad

Evolve. Grow. Be your best self.  Find your purpose. Live your dreams. Make it happen. Just do it. Reach for the top.

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I see the value in all of the above words and concepts, Yet, I do think there are times we just need to play hooky from it all.  

Don’t you sometimes just need a break?

To chill out and just bask in the beauty and brilliance of  doing nothing.  

Can we let go of having to do, do, do and just be, be, be?

If doing nothing doesn’t float your boat, then what about just stepping away from things that feel heavy, like a weight on your shoulders, boring, dull, or time wasting—for a bit?

And, please hear this loud and clear—I don’t advocate truly being “bad” or walking away from important responsibilities.

That is not my point. 

My point is, we often feel bad for not liking things we are taught we should like. We place pressure on ourselves to fit a mold, do things a certain way or “measure up.” 

Yuk!  I say play hooky from that thought. 

We feel like we are bad or wrong if we take a break from these things, create boundaries, or completely walk away from things that don’t light our fire.

It’s not bad to play hooky at times. In some circumstance, it might be the best thing for you.

Or, another way of saying this is—take a break from the things that you don’t enjoy and add more of things you do enjoy into your life.

I’m not talking about the scrubbing of the toilet and paying bills. I am talking about the ways in which we settle for less than we know we deserve.

I am talking about those times, when your soul needs a break—even if you or others see it as being bad.

Give that to yourself.

It’s important to take a look at the times you do feel like playing hooky, or escaping. If your instinct is to run away, to leave, to hide and to lie to get out of having to do something, then you should examine why you are doing that thing in the first place.

If something causes us pain, discomfort and misery in life . . . why are we still doing it?  

Why do we persist in jobs we don’t like, relationships that are harmful or negative and why do we allow things in our life that make us unhappy?

I am suggesting you try to find a way . . . even if its just on an emotional level, to take a break from those things. 

 

Yes, there is value in hard work personal challenges and working through struggles, but not as the dominant theme in our lives.

Not if it makes you feel burdened, tired, bored, stressed, overwhelmed on a regular basis.

That is natures way of saying—play hooky from this thing you are forcing yourself to do.

It’s not that it’s bad to give yourself a break. It’s that we’ve been trained to feel that feeling good is bad—in certain circumstances.

Find a way to play hooky from the things that are bringing you down in life and say yes to that which feeds your soul.

It’s ok to just enjoy. To just be.

Leave a comment below and let me know how you feel about this. In what area of your life do you need to give yourself a break?

Merci.

xxoo

Carrie Jolie 

 

 

Journaling is the best self-help

Journaling has up-leveled my life. Taking the time to write—on paper, not computer—is therapeutic, relaxing and enlightening.

journal-self-helpIt’s one of the best forms of self-help. It can assist us in getting more laser focused with our health, prosperity, relationships and career.

The act of writing engages the left brain, while allowing the right brain to create, flow, and access intuition. In short, it allows a connection to and a deepening of our creative, intuitive selves.

And why does that matter?

Getting in tune with our intuition and strengthening that part of us, is one of the biggest keys to being dialed in with personal growth, self-help and manifesting.

It’s the bees knees. It’s a way to increase your mojo, your moxy and your ninja manifesting powers.

Or at least its a start to getting to know yourself a bit better. A change to reconnect with your dreams, desires and your most innermost truth.

If you choose it.

Benefits of journaling include: Stress reduction, clarity around our thoughts + feelings, increased problem solving skills, knowing yourself on a more intimate level, increase in your productivity due to clear intentions + goals, elevated sense of purpose and direction, and an improvement in relationships due to more clarity about self + desires.

Those are just a few. For me personally, journaling consistently has really gotten me in touch with being a ninja at manifesting. There is something magical that happens when you put it on paper.

Plus, it saves me loads of time because I no longer have to read every self-help book on the market and my therapist gets a break (haha)

So, choose to journal! Do this for you, be patient and watch the magic happen for you too. I know its a small, simple little thing, but those are generally the things that matter most.

If that doesn’t ring true for you, then just choose something that does. Your choices=your life. Choose wisely!

xo

Carrie

Innocence + Purity

Innocence + Purity

A Return To Innocence and Purity. . .

innocence-purityDo you remember your childhood? Do you remember what you loved the most? What you could spend all day long doing?

Do you remember a time when you felt free, loving, accepted? Innocent and pure?

Before the pain, the hurts, the loss, the disappointments. Before you lost your innocence and purity. Or before it was taken from you.

I recently spent a few days in the Outer Banks, North Carolina with a mastermind group of amazing, entrepreneurial women and had the life changing opportunity of doing just that. Regaining my innocence + purity.

How?  We played.  Yes, played.

We laughed. We were goofy, silly and free.

We had scavenger hunts, survival challenges and focused on a return to innocence and purity. How liberating it was to laugh, play, ride bikes, splash in the ocean, race around and just feel free and child like.

To just let go of all the crap and be uninhibited, joy filled and excited to be alive.

It awakened something in us. It was a great reminder to be able to bring this essence into our daily lives, into our businesses, our families, and even our interactions with strangers.

You don’t have to travel to the Outer Banks to rediscover and reconnect with your innocence and purity. Although, I would highly recommend checking out this amazing area. No small coincidence that this was where the Wright Brothers first took flight, as did many of us, metaphorically speaking.

Simple ways to reconnect with your energy of purity and innocence:

  • Remember what you liked to do as a kid and do it—as if you were that kid—right back in that space of play.  Bike ride. Swim. Ride horses. Draw. Lay in the grass. Build a fort. Get some squirt guns. Water balloons. Bubbles. PLAY!
  • Get out in nature. There is something very purifying about sitting by a river, listening to the water, hugging a tree.
  • Go Barefoot. No other explanation needed. Love this.
  • Whatever it was that you felt robbed you of your innocence—just allow it to melt away—if only for a few hours. Just allow yourself to experience life, as it was without the amour, the hiding , and the protection. Be a kid again.
  • Look at life and situations through the eyes of a child. if you have your own kids, be a kid with them! Let go and let them take the lead for a few hours. Feel what if feels like to just approach life with innocence.

I know for a lot of us, this can be challenging. We have had to build walls of protection and the illusion of control to feel safe in our lives. It’s OK to let go of that for a couple hours and just go back to our happy place. Our place where we could create magic. Where anything was possible.

Whats the pont? The point is that making this conscious choice to get reconnected with your natural state of innocence and purity puts you in a perfect energetic match to attract good things your way. 

It’s just another way of raising your vibration in order to attract that which you want—that which you deserve!

xo

Carrie