Self Love 2016

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 8:55 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Last evening on my segment, Get It Together, airing each month on WCAX TV’s The :30 show here in Vermont the topic was all about self love!

Self love gets a really bad rap.  Many people feel uncomfortable talking about it- it’s selfish, it’s conceited.  It’s really just the opposite.  One point I made, and this is my belief, is that if you are actually concerned that you could love yourself too much, be selfish or egotistical then you are precisely the person who will never be that way.  In fact, you could probably use some heavy doses of self love. When you see those negative attributes showing up in someone, it is most certainly going to be due to something other than self love.

When you engage consistently in self love (list of some ways below), you will have more energy and better self to offer the rest of your world in all areas.

There is much to be said about the subject of self love, and for the show I boiled it down to a few quick points as a place to start.

1.  Be kind and compassionate with yourself.  Stop beating yourself up for mistakes- both perceived and real. Understand that you are a human being and we all mess up from time to time- you may not always be whatever definition of perfect you have dreamed up for yourself. When you engage in self doubt and should have, could have, would have you are hurting your spirit and will sap your energy. This constant habit leaves you depleted- with less ability to create the life and types of relationships you want.

A great exercise I suggested is to get out a pad of paper and pen and write out everything that you can think of that is good about you, as we very seldom stop to consider those things- we are too busy running the constant ticker tape of our faults and imperfections. This list is just for you. On those days when you are feeling less than self loved, take the list out to remind yourself of your good.

2. Practice extreme self care. My first coaching mentor, Cheryl Richardson, wrote a book on the subject which has had a great influence on me.

Daily habits like:

-being careful who you surround yourself with

-eliminating clutter from your life in all ways

-cultivating a comfortable and restoring home environment

-organizing your finances

-not making commitments out of guild or obligation

-doing work that is meaningful to you

these are all acts of self love.

Also,

making fun and pleasure a part of your daily routine like:

-humor and laughter

-taking breaks and real vacations, too

-surrounding yourself with things you love that make you happy

-spending time in nature

-eating in a healthy way

-engaging in healthy hobbies that you are passionate about

are just a few more ways to show yourself the love you deserve. (come up with the ways that feeling loving to you)

3. Learn to be direct in asking for what you want. No more beating around the bush, expecting people to read your mind and then being disappointed when you don’t get it. Ask for and accept help- trying to do everything, control everything and do it alone is definitely not an act of self love. Consider that many times when you feel your needs aren’t being met that you have not made them clear to others or asked for or accepted help. Also, learning to say no confidently instead of saying yes to everything and then resenting it is also a great self love muscle to build. Being there for everyone and everything els robs you of your life. To build a life that represents your values and needs, you have to get used to the idea that some people are just not going to like you, no matter what you do. Stop letting them define you.

Visit my Facebook page to view a few resources on the subject at www.facebook.com/youryearoftransformation

 

Act Another Way

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 8:59 pm on Friday, January 29, 2016

At one time in our lives we probably all believed in magic.  The wonder with which we beheld the world was real and open to everything good and beautiful. We can do anything we want in our lives.

Things can change as we grow up.  Not always, but for most of us, we lose that keen eye for the magic in life.  We mostly stop seeing the beauty that surrounds us.

Fast forward into adult hood.  We now have well established habits- many that do not serve us in any way.  Memories of mistakes made are clear.  Prevalent thoughts of missed opportunities, second guessing, being hard on yourself, and having others be hard on you has taken a toll.  Taking care of others, takes it toll.

We can become beaten down.  Sometimes we don’t even notice, it happens little by little.

Little traumas and big, adding up to a less than sparkling self.

This happened to me.

I didn’t even feel like myself anymore.  I began to feel awkward around others, not even comfortable in my own skin.

Years.

Until I didn’t.

I woke up- it wasn’t a startling waking up, it was a slow, yawning, stretching where things occurred to me, little by little.

Until I realized I was awake and back in life- all in- again.

What happened simply was many years of caring, wonderful friends who listened to me. Cared, loved me and listened to me.

And then I heard an idea.  The idea what that it was okay to be powerless against something.  Not realizing, I had been for years trying to control things in life.  I just thought I was being responsible.

But really I was trying to fix things before they got broken.  Care taking the what-if’s.

Crushed at the first sign it didn’t work.

I never gave up on anything.  It’s my life’s calling- and I am authentic in my belief.  Everyone can have a great life and if you just try hard enough, you can ALWAYS  figure out a solution.  For everything.

But sometimes you can’t.  And sometimes you don’t need to.  It’s not yours to figure out.

The Serenity Prayer.  Could I just stick to the things I could control?  There was a process to come to grips with the reality of the things I could actually control, fix, impact.  It would have felt like giving up in the past, but this time, it felt like freedom.

And it is.

Change is usually uncomfortable.  But so is constantly searching for information, answers, trying to fix something and waiting for the next shoe to drop.  I have more time now!  I focus on being optimal in every area of my life- and I now have the energy to do so.

Freedom.

The whole world opens up.

Be bold.  Lets some things go.

Make your life happen.

You are the only one who can.

Harmony in Your Holidays

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 5:04 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Harmony- a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts.

That sounds like a great way to spend the holiday season- in an organized fashion, things happening in a way that you can count on, and things being pleasantly arranged- sounds enjoyable and peaceful!

Is that how you would normally describe your holidays?  If so, please share your tips!

If not, this is a call to bring harmony in, on purpose, to your December through New Year’s day world.  Beginning by asking yourself- what would that mean for me, to feel harmony at this time?

What would have to happen in order for me to feel harmony, given the definition above, operating in my holiday season life?

Make a written list- and don’t sensor yourself, even when you don’t know how it could actually happen, or if it is really possible- this is a wish list for now.  Then look at your list.

What ones are possible now and what steps would need to be taken in order for it to be reality?

What’s left?  What parts of those things could be done?  What is one step you could take to move it forward.

For me, a lot have having harmony between the parts comes down to something I am constantly talking about- pre-planning, planning and planning some more. That is one consistent thing in my life and I credit it as the reason I can get so much done.

Careful orchestration can go a LONG way toward creating harmony.  This just takes a little bit of your time on Sunday to plan the week and a little time before bed each night.  A little input of time for a big out put of harmony.

Here are my major thoughts in creating harmony this year end:

*Commit to less and only agree to things that are priorities in your life and important to you or someone who is a central part of your life. Get comfortable with JoMO- the Joy of Missing Out!  Instead of FoMO- the fear of missing out. Create harmony by reserving your energy for things that you love and want to be your best at.

*Harmony starts with healthy, centered body and mind. A big thing for me in December is to up my yoga class frequency dramatically! Especially with Yin and Restorative yoga to calm and soothe me.  Daily meditation is  really a great answer, as well.

*Laughter/humor are essential to balancing and creating a harmonious day- be intentional with this- funny movies (Christmas Vacation anyone?!), jokes, sitcoms with the kids, comedy club- you name it! Figure out how to put some laughter into each day.

*Don’t go crazy with spending if it doesn’t make sense. Feeling badly finiancially is a sure fire way to through your harmony off kilter.

*Everything in moderation- eating, drinking wise- that is harmony to me.  We all know what this means. It is just being disciplined. Have special rules for work nights and weekends. Enjoy, just be thoughtful about it.

*Music and singing- totally harmonious. As are old traditions like decorating, seeing a Christmas Carol at the theater, caroling, and anything else you like to do that fills you with spirit!

*Get out in nature- as much as possible!- works every time for me to regain and maintain my sense of harmony.

*For me, and you can stop reading here if you choose, prayer keeps me very grounded and centered. It is the foundation of my day with meditation layered on.

I would love to hear your specific ideas for creating harmony in your life during the holidays! Please share here for everyone’s benefit!

Happy Holidays!  Tra la la la la!!,

 

How’s Gravity Working for You?

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 5:51 am on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Maybe it’s the Autumn leaves falling to the Earth that have me thinking about gravity.  Or it could be standing on my head- which I have been doing more of lately.  This concept, or natural law, of gravity seems perfect for right now.

Gravity, when we fully let it take over, can bring us a solid sense of groundedness.  During the Summer I feel like I am living up in my head- being really busy, lots of moving around, lots of thinking. Gravity and being grounded when paid attention to can help to bring us back into our bodies where so much wisdom exists.  We can settle down, and actually think a little less, but create even more.  Think less, but make more concrete decisions.

One of the best ways I know to come back down to Earth (and you can also read this- to relieve some bit of anxiety or fear you may feel in any moment) is the breath intentionally. Deep full breaths are a great place to start. Focus on your breath and let go of tension.

Notice lying on the floor how heavy you feel- Savasana, final resting pose in yoga is a great place to try this- now breath and let each part of your body relax and let go- you will see that though you were letting the floor hold you, you were still holding quite a bit. Trusting gravity and just letting it hold us is an amazing thing to experience.

We can let the idea of gravity lead us to being more settled, able to search within for answers. It can lead us to hunkering in, getting cozy, getting focused and getting so much done- without the frenzied running around. It may even lead you to take a nap- and for you to have the opportunity to observe the gift in treating yourself in this way.

Slow down and get more done? Gravity is our friend- may be a long lost friend- waiting for you to re-discover her.

Coaching questions:

How can the law of gravity help you to slow down, feel held and gain trust in yourself and the work you are sharing with the world?

How can consciously participating in the law of gravity increase your good health, the strength of your mind and your spirituality?

Where have you been trying so hard that you could let go of resistance and get grounded again? How does this benefit you?

How does sitting quietly and breathing change your ability to focus and shift unsettled feelings to settled and positive?

What activities ground you and how will you start to weave them back in to your life, or increase their frequency?

Enjoy using this natural time of year to pull inward a bit to experience gravity in a new and totally intentional way.

Re-Build

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 2:47 pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sometimes we feel the need to start over at square one.  From the ground up. Back to basics. Prioritize. Many times this happens when we have been through something traumatic, or something mind shifting, or surprising has taken place in our life. People think this is the time to do a rebuild- and it may be. And there is another perfect time.

It’s anytime. Anytime you feel that little itch of overwhelm, hope, dissatisfaction, surge of energy, wanting to live life more creatively, on purpose- the feeling can come from a negative or a positive feeling place.

A re-build can be a once in a life time thing, or it may be looked at and considered yearly, sometimes every five year, or 4 times a year- you get the idea. It is a great thing to do when you feel called to do it.

The re-build requires looking with a discerning eye into all of the areas of your life. Really deciding what is not working and what is. What are you enjoying and what aren’t you? What are you accomplishing that is important and where would you like different results? And what are those results? How happy are you? What would make you happier? What activities would you like to engage in, but have not made the room for them to exist in your life?

There are just a few questions to get you rolling. The re-build usually involves giving some things up- actions, habits, stuff. Really clearing the slate to build from the ground up. There will be some delays, some backsliding, some hiccups- as there is in the building of anything fine and made to last. What will get in the way?  Account for these things in advance- be prepared. Get a view of the big picture to keep you regardless of what seems to be happening.

Above all- give yourself the permission to change. One of the most challenging things as a human being is that those who know us one way have a hard time seeing us a new way. This can pull us back, and it can be discouraging. You need to be strong enough within yourself to know and see your potential and the potential of your life. Keep that big vision first and foremost- it is possible! It may be a few tweaks, or a complete remodel- whichever it is, it will mean big things for you.

It is never too late to build a life you love. Every minute you wait, you cheat yourself out of it.

Your Mid Year Review!

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 2:57 pm on Monday, July 6, 2015

I just finished an episode of my BlogTalk Radio Show- Your Year of Transformation and today’s topic was about mid year review- I am summarizing some of the points here on my blog and also feel free to listen to the 30 minute episode here:

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kimberlydubrul/2015/07/06/your-mid-year-review

 

I mentioned several great questions that I have learned and used successfully from my mentors.

From Darren Hardy publisher of Success Magazine and author of a great book- The Compound Effect. (I ask all of my clients to read it).

Ask yourself first of all-  What went well?

What did not go well?

What are the fixes?

What are the aha’s?

And from Danielle LaPorte, author and creator of The Desire Map  (these are classes I am also teaching now guiding people through the process) which points you toward your CDF’s- Core Desired Feelings- which can help great decision making and goal setting in a whole different way.

How are you feeling?

What’s working and flowing?

What needs refining or burning down?

What or how have you changed?

And I added to that last question- and what are you bringing to the table in the second half of the year because of those changes?

Some of my simple questions to add to your reflection:

What where your goals at the start of the year?

How far have you come?

Are those goals still important?  If yes, how can you expand them and make them more exciting? If no, in Danielle’s words- what would light you up or make you feel expansive?

The areas to consider in your life are:

Physical

Social

Family

Mental /Intellectual

Spiritual

Business/Career

Community

Taking time at the halfway point of the year to reflect will allow you to take stock of where you are to make sure you are on the track you wanted to be on, and to be able to course correct before you go much further into the year. (One of the reasons I suggest actually doing this process on a weekly basis!)  Look at what you have learned- positive or negative- what can you use to move forward in a more powerful way because of this awareness.

Listen at the link above as I will guide you a bit through the mid year process! Thanks for reading, listening and sharing!

 

How Free Are You?

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 10:42 am on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Most of you reading this post are what you would consider free- you live in the place you want to live, you decide when and where you will go. You pretty much do what you want to do, and don’t do what we don’t want to do. Or at least you have the ability to do those things.  But are you really free? Are you allowing yourself to be truly free?

As I ended the month of June I was thinking a lot about fear.  I found myself contemplating a few choices that I had just made that didn’t make me very happy.  I really sat and thought about them and what was at the root of them and what I found was fear. Pretty much unfounded fear running around unconsciously informing my decisions. This made me feel a little angry. Which was also a good emotion to sit with because as I contemplated this fear and then anger, a lot of answers (and a few new questions) started to arise.

The calendar turns to July today and my chosen theme for the month, freedom, takes on many meanings for me. It just happens to coincide with the month where Independence Day occurs- no mistake I am sure.  I did not chose my theme for this month based on that, but going back to my core values and Core Desired Feelings from my Desire Map work- one word seemed to have the ability to transform the fears I was encountering- freedom.

Here’s a bit of what I have discovered that I am now working on. Let me just say that this work takes patience, time, new habits and ways of thinking have to take hold. Having awareness is the first step and that is where I am at.

1. Being attached to things and being afraid to lose things is not freedom.

2. The fear of missing out on something just takes you out of the present moment, which is perfect already.

3. You can’t always get a do over and operating out of fear may make you wish you could.

4. Allowing fear to inform your decisions, instead of trust and belief, is a sure recipe for regret.

5. Being afraid to look at things in a new way just causes you to miss out on what is perfect now.

And there are many more, but I’ll stop there for now.

One of my beliefs I proudly profess is this:  I believe everything happens for a reason and I trust that everything is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to.

So how did I get away from that kind of thinking when I was making my decisions? I let fear over shadow and I wasn’t conscious of the fear. So the gift in all of this is that I was able to experience something very sad for me in order to gain awareness for moving forward. I am refusing to stay stuck on feeling badly, even though I could see how easy it could be to do just that. I am no good to anyone in that place. But what I can do is learn from it and strengthen myself so that fear can take a back seat.

What surprised me most about fear is that in my case it was insidious. It was sneaky. It didn’t just announce itself.

So I challenge you today to look into the nooks and crannies- where is fear informing your decisions, your life?

Where do you stay because of fear?

What are you missing out on due to fear?

Where is fear keeping you from being really free and living the life you dream of?

Where is fear causing you to play small?

What about all of these fears is true and what are you purely making up with no real proof?

The things I was fearing were not true- I had made them up, “what if” style.

And what about freedom-

So what would it be like to be truly free?

Where is money holding you captive so that you are not free to live your life?

Where are old ways of thinking keeping you from being free and open minded?

How is not living freely hurting you- by this I mean, for example, how is not fully expressing yourself with your words, or your work, or with your interests even possibly making you physically ill?  Further removing your freedom to live a beautiful life.

Take out your journal or some paper and pen and start to sketch out some thoughts.  I am highlighting a lot of what looks negative, so I want to make sure to say- celebrate the great thinking patterns you have, those great habits that all help you to move past fears and live freely.  Notice how far you have come in your life. Notice where fear could have ruled, but didn’t.  Notice all of the ways you are living freely in your life and use that energy and power to infiltrated the nooks and crannies still left to be cleared out.

It takes time and patience, give yourself the gift of both. Living the life of your dreams and full freedom is worth it! You know it.

For me, freedom is about the spirit of letting things go, letting go of judgement and caring whether others are judging me or not, it’s speaking freely and not holding back. It’s trusting and believing. What is it for you?

Changes

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 6:44 pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In my attempt to come up with my theme for the month of June, on word kept coming up- change.  I kept discounting it as it was not snazzy enough.  Change to so overused and overdone.  But everything kept bringing me back to change. I was even at a restaurant when I was working this out, and looked down the stairs to see the word CHANGE in big, bold letters on the wall. I believe in signs. So, change it is! :)

There are a lot of new things happening in our house, but number one milestone is our daughter graduating from high school and soon leaving to go to college-leaving a whole new dynamic in our home. All of the getting ready for this has been very emotional for me (despite a lot of mediation and yoga!) and at times very difficult. We are inventing a whole new relationship- one with more freedom and trust. I am working my darndest to let go of worry – a major change for me when it comes to her. What will I actually do with myself when I am no longer spending time worrying?!

I am taking on new projects with my work- change challenges me to invent a new schedule that allows everything to work in the best possible way.

For some, change is exciting and fresh.For some it is entirely unwelcome.  Why is it so hard for some and not for others? It has a lot to do with what we were taught- and what we were shown as kids growing up. It has to do with past experiences with change.

Everyone can learn to deal with change in a positive way if they choose to.

To start making changes I believe you have to be in a good place personally- acceptance of what is, and not blaming or justifying. Gratitude for what you already have. Do a mind, body, spirit check in to see where you are at. Being in a strong place allows you the energy to see your chosen changes through. So you will see there might be some pre-change changes needed in order to insure success.

I want to mention this. Not all changes are chosen, though, are they? We lose a job, an assignment, a relationship, a loved one, and many other things- the list is endless of possible changes that we can not control. We are not always ready for these things, which makes it more difficult to deal with and accept change. Working now on your resilience and having a strong mind, body, spirit connection will serve you well if and when unasked for change does happen in your life. Building a strong support system of people who can help you and listen to you is also an important consideration in life.

Start to increase your capacity to handle change by choosing a little something to change this month. Maybe, like me, you can decide to clean out your entire house asking “does this item spark joy in me?” (if not, it’s out) (Read the Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up). Maybe it’s one health habit, one tweak of your schedule, maybe it’s a move, a new office. (I moved from my home office to an office outside my home in February and I am still navigating that change!) Whatever it is for this month decide it, write it down and make a plan to see you through it. What has to happen in order for this to be a positive change? What steps need to be taken? List them out. Schedule them in. Get accountability. Have some fun with intentional change, build that muscle and you will be more ready the next time the unexpected occurs.

And for those of you who love change- look for something to shake up with our business- introduce something new, create something different, or in your life tweak a routine or habit for the better.

Please comment below on your tolerance for change and why you think it is that way.  Feel free to say what you are changing this month for some real accountability!

 

Endings Lead to Beginnings- Time to Celebrate!

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 3:53 pm on Monday, May 4, 2015

I have a big birthday coming up this week,  it’s the start of a new month and season, in a few weeks my yoga teacher training will be complete after 9 months, my daughter (oldest child) will graduate from high school in June, I just finished cleaning the upstairs at home of clutter and threw a lot of stuff out.  Whew!  This list started to look like a lot of endings to me- some welcomed wholeheartedly, some I was not so sure about. Then I put on my coaching glasses, asked myself a few questions and looked at this from another direction.

First of all, because it’s my birthday month, Celebration! became my natural theme.  So when I started applying me theme to each of these events, a few things occurred in my brain.  I easily saw that each one of these events- “endings”- is also a new beginning.  I couldn’t deny the goodness of this thought, because I am the self professed lover of the fresh start.  I decided to look at what I am learning in the endings of each of these things that are happening all at once in my life.  It gave me a new perspective.  I have learned many new things on purpose and not.

In my years so far on Earth I have learned everything I know, of course, in yoga teacher training I have not only learned much more than I ever anticipated about yoga and philosophy, but about myself and I have met new wonderful people who are incredibly important to me and will be a big part of the next years of my life.

My biggest learning has been in raising a daughter to this point in life- especially the teen years.  She has been the best and most difficult personal growth training I have ever had.  Raising her has hit on every internal button I have and has allowed me, however painfully, to look at my stuff- most dating back from my childhood.  I’ve made a lot of mistakes, and learned from most of them, still some I continue to goof up.

I’ve done lots of crying and worrying and some tantrums have occurred- by me.  Digging your heels in and sticking to your ideals with a teenager in this day and age is extremely hard work- and if the teen is a girl, especially difficult for mom. My daughter used to do everything with me- as she has separated from me to spread her own wings, find her own identity, and be her own person it has been excruciatingly painful for me at times. There has never been a minute of my life where I imagined there would be a person who would tell me that they hated me. She has- many times.  Dealing with my perfect view for her,  not wanting our relationship to change, wanting to impart my vast knowledge and to be sure I have taught her absolutely everything she needs to know and to make sure she “gets” it have been hard for her, and because of that, for me.  I just want to do the best job I can do as her Mom. The ending of school for her means a new beginning for our family as she goes off to college. I want to squeeze every last good minute out of the time she is still at home. I realize this puts a lot of pressure on how things go, so instead celebrating all the good is what I am going to do.  My minimum standard to keep her safe as long as I can, and for as much as I actually have control over and supporting her in what makes her happy are going to have to do.

Control the things I can, and let go of the rest.  The hard part for me is letting go of some of the things I CAN control.  So the growth continues, though this phase of my life is coming to an end as I know it.

And my house.  I noticed as nice and organized as the upstairs is now, when I walked downstairs to write this blog post, there is a lot of mess here because of what I brought here from upstairs! Another new beginning to the ending of the upstairs cleaning.

Every one of these events is a cause for celebration.  As long as I remember to stay in gratitude for all the good in each.  Yes, I will miss yoga teacher training, but my friendships will continue and now I will take on teaching in a whole new way, with more different experiences coming my way that stretch me and allow me to contribute in new ways as I intertwine yoga with my coaching and speaking business.  My daughter will graduate, and I have gratitude for so much, not just what she has taught me, but for all of the great times we have had, all of the times she still makes me laugh, and watching her flourish out in the world will be cause for much celebration.  I look forward to creating a whole new relationship with her as she moves forward in life and I get my stuff out of the way.

In the last few weeks I also lost a good friend to cancer.  An unexpected ending. Sarah was an special and important person in my life and it made me sad to lose her, and sad for all of her family and friends. Celebrating is one of the last things that comes to  mind, but as I contemplate all the good that Sarah brought to my life in the short time I knew her, and to so many others lives, I know there is much to celebrate.  And Sarah was the first person to make sure things got celebrated. Always.  Sarah had just turned 50 right before she passed.  In celebrating her, I know I have the opportunity to carry on in her spirit.  So this ending, Sarah here physically with us, avails an opportunity for a new beginning for me in honoring her memory.

And as for my big birthday- I am looking forward to take all of my knowledge and life experiences and being totally open and trusting to what comes next, believing all of these endings just make room for so many awesome beginnings.  Hallelujah!  Let’s celebrate!

And I do plan on doing that all month long!

Coaching Questions:

What is ending in your life right now?  What new beginnings will occur because of the endings?

What good has come out of those things which are ending?  What have you learned that you will take forward in your life?

 

If you are someone you know would like to take something their life to the next level- business, personal or both- drop me a line and we will talk about the possibilities!  Kimberly@youryearoftransformation.com

Ready to Get Fresh in April

Filed under: Transformational Thoughts — kdubrul at 5:02 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Your Year of Transformation theme for the month of April is Fresh!  As I thought about the theme for the month, I once again turned to the idea of a Fresh Start. It’s the beginning of a new month, yes, and also an new quarter and a new season- Spring is here!  The energy of Spring is filled with so much promise and possibility. Fresh seems like a great way to start.

When I consulted the dictionary app on my phone for the definition of Fresh I got a boat load of information and inspiration.  Things like new; just arrived; newly made or obtained; not tired or fatigued; brisk, vigorous; additional or further; looking youthful and healthy; pure cool, refreshing; not faded, worn or obliterated.

Wow!

So all of this lead me to some great coaching questions that you can ask yourself in order to plan your best Fresh month of April ever.  Feel free to add your own to the list!  Apply these questions to all areas of your life, one by one, for some really amazing breakthroughs in your thinking:

Health

Financial

Social

Family

Business

Community

Mental/Intellectual

Spiritual

Questions:

-What will you take on that is new- possibly that you have never tried or done before?

-Where will you show up that is new?

-What can you welcome that you have not yet?

-What will you create or make?

-How will you take your energy up internally- leading to external results?

-What can you do to purify your to do list? Focus? Purify and clean out your physical spaces? Your food? Your Habits?

-What will you add in to your learning and personal growth plan? Reading? Classes? Experiences?

-What activities can you take part in that make you feel full of vitality and youthful? How do you take care of yourself at the highest level to live this essence?

-How can you breath new life in where things have become stale, worn, in a rut, even obliterated- where you have moved so far away from what you really want?

-Where do you need to rest and relax more in order to feel more full of life?

-What about your appearance could use a good dose of fresh? Hair? Clothes? How you show up?

-What will you say no to in order to gain energy for what moves you toward your most important goals?

Take some time in a journal or on a note pad- actually schedule in time- to think about each area and each question.  Sift out the 3 most important things for you to work on in April. Be diligent with those and you will be surprised at how some of the other things on your list will come along, as well.  If you want support in this process, write to me!  In my coaching practice I take a very fresh approach to each client I have the honor to work with. And I will hold you accountable, too.

I look forward to seeing your comments here, on Facebook and also continuing the conversation on my April 6 Blogtalk Radio show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kimberlydubrul/2015/04/06/get-fresh-in-april-how-the-spirit-of-fresh-can-revitalize-your-life-business

I hope you will join me!

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