Want A Healthier Lifestyle? You Can Get Whatever You Want
Posted Aug 04 2009 5:34pm
This may be one of the more hippy-trippy articles that I write, but I feel it’s such a great story that is definitely worth sharing with you.
Today I woke up in my beautiful house with my three yogini friends, grabbed my macbook and came to this cafe to have breakfast and write this article. My life is just about where I want it right now and sometimes I even need to pinch myself at how lucky I am to be living with such wonderful friends, and to be working in such an awesome industry.
But of course it was a long journey to get here. At the age of 29 I’ve gone through a lot of soul searching and a lot of ignoring the gentle push of the universe until I finally gave in and went with the flow to end up where I am today.
You can actually get anything you want
In early January this year my life had come to a bit of a crisis. I’d just returned home from an amazing year overseas, had itchy feet and wanted to travel again, my boyfriend and I split up, I had to find a new place to live, and the money I was making from my business could only be classed as “pocket money”.
So when my friend invited me over to her holiday house on one of the Islands off the coast of Brisbane, of course I jumped at the chance for a bit of time out.
A few days before my trip to the Island, I’d been inspired by a self development style video by Frank Kern. In the video Frank talked about how his life had reached a point where he was a bit miserable. He was feeling unhappy with his job, with his lifestyle, his health and the place he lived. So he sat down and wrote out his PERFECT day in minute detail. And guess what, after a few months his day turned into a reality. I was so inspired by Franks video that I decided to write down my perfect day too, just to see what would happen.
When doing this exercise it’s important not to hold back on anything. You need to write down exactly what you want, regardless of time, money, freedom etc. Imagine there are no life limitations at all.
So I imagined exactly what would make me really happy and just went for it, starting with the time I woke up in the morning, what I would do after I got up, what I’d eat for breakfast, what I’d be wearing, how I was feeling ..you get my drift.
Unfortunately I didn’t end up writing down my entire perfect day because the friend I was staying with woke up from her nap and came out to talk to me so my perfect day stopped at late morning. For some reason I then never seemed to have the time to get back to finishing the exercise. Something always came up or got in the way. And then I completely forgot about it altogether, so may perfect day was forever frozen at late morning.
But the amazing thing is, last week I was reflecting on my new wonderful home and my lovely life that I have right now and I was thinking …hold on, this is my perfect day that I wrote down in January! And I swear to you, everything that I wrote down in that exercise has come true. I’m now living my perfect day!! Well, to late morning anyway. And it only took seven months for the universe to make it happen
Now I’m going to have to go back and finish off that day to make the rest a reality.
Fran, why are you writing this hippy-trippy article in your blog???
Meh, I know ..this is not very related to natural skin care. But you know what, in a way it is. I got such a strong response in my blog and email from my article - I Don’t Drink Alcohol, Do You Think I’m Weird? - that it made me realize that there are some of you out there that are craving a healthier lifestyle, healthier friends and a happier living environment. So I’m telling you my story to let you know that you can get whatever you want. You can shape your life to make it however you want it to be. Great huh?
And of course it doesn’t matter what age you are. If you’re still in school then you can write your perfect day down too. My house mates are a lot younger than me (20, 21 and 24) but they seem to be having perfect days too!
So if you’ve got a similar experience to me, I’ve love to hear from you so let us know about it by writing in the response box below.