Micro adventuring  (Part 2 of 2)

Micro adventuring (Part 2 of 2)

Creating possibilities Let’s begin with the belief that it is possible to have more, be more and do more. What would you want? What ignites a fire in your belly? If this is easy for you to answer, and you have made all that you wanted happen then well done…you are living your dream! If this is not the case then now is the time to crack on and make these ideas your reality. What’s stopping you? I dedicate this to the ‘here’s how’ part of enjoying your micro adventures. For many people the challenge of adventuring can be the uncertainty about what is possible. I advise an experimental approach; try new things in order to discover what you love and indeed what you don’t enjoy. It can begin with the simple act of getting some ideas down on paper and having a go. Me, I want it all. I want to keep busy enjoying the numerous activities that I already love and I want to try new things…and I want that for you too! A recent blog introduced the joys of micro adventuring as a great way to get started; start small, build bigger and see where that takes you. Everything begins with an idea, then it takes shape and you get started. This can snowball. That one thing can lead to another. You grow wings, then get inspired and new ideas pop up. Cunning plans get hatched and before you know it you are going places, seeing things and loving that you are making it happen. As a pen to paper sort of gal, I love creating lists. This helps...

Choose wise words

Our words have immense capacity for good if used wisely.  For a moment, I invite you to consider the power of your words. Given that I have taken the time to write my words about your words, you may wonder why this subject matters. It is my belief that your words, if used with intention, can enable you to create your own success, help you to express yourself, share a point of view or influence important decisions that affect your life. Do your words help you to attract the things that you want more of in your life or do they focus on your struggles and your pain points? Why not pay attention to the words that you use day to day. Notice if they are limiting you or helping you to generate ideas, opportunities and solutions. Use your words to attract the outcomes that you want and need in life and to help you communicate what you want to share with the world! With only a ‘tweak’ it is possible to frame your words in a way that generates curiosity and creates a mindset that will allow more possibility into your world.  For example, I’m struggling with this could become I’m working out how to manage this differently.  I never have enough … might instead be I am in the process of working out how to generate more ... Furthermore, what if your words could influence people around you too; You could change the course of someone’s day, give hope and motivate an individual to aim high. When was the last time that you encouraged another soul? How...

Cast off your shell and grow

It is my belief that when we learn to become comfortable with discomfort, its is possible to get more out of life. We can experience more, we can create space to grow and we can become a better version of our current selves. I was recently told a story about how lobsters grow. The story teller described how lobsters become restricted in their shells over time. In order to thrive they then cast off their shell and seek safety underneath a rock while the new shell forms. This analogy reminded me that times of stress are also signals for growth and can be used to understand how humans grow. Like lobsters if we can learn to become comfortable with discomfort and take risks, it is possible to get more out of life. We can create space to stretch,  grow into it and become a better version of our current selves. Yet at some point in life we have all opted out of something important on account of discomfort. I felt compelled to address the importance of learning to manage stress in order to allow growth. If we chose to view the adversity that comes our way when life gets tough from a place of opportunity, we then would see that what challenges us, changes us and we grow in this process. At some point in our lives we will experience the discomfort of wanting more but feeling uncomfortable about charging forward. We find ourselves making up excuses that keep us thinking the same thoughts, feeling the same feelings, doing the same old things. Ultimately getting what we always got from life. To...