Stephanie McPherson, a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, INHC, CBP, CMP, has over 26 years of experience in the arena of health and wellness, personal growth and self-development. Upon realizing in her early 20’s, that the typical "young person diet" filled with sugar and processed foods was causing undesirable consequences, she started the journey to transforming her body through educating herself on good nutrition and exercise. Around the same time in her life, she had many questions about what her true “purpose” was, which lead her to pick up the book, The Empowered Mind. Through completing the plethora of exercises in this book, she realized that she had a real passion for helping others to be healthy, happy and truly thrive in life. Stephanie also has an incredible sense of humor as you will clearly see when watching her De Fa Rekin Licious videos, which are intended to make you laugh as you learn how to prepare her delicious, healthy dishes! Possessing seething, jumping out of her skin, excitement for empowering and inspiring others to be the best version of themselves possible, you will experience a total mind & body transformation working with her and may even experience a laugh or two!
Ask yourself this: If you could have, do or be anything, absolutely anything (and time/money was not an issue) … what would your life look like? What is that vision?
Now, before bedtime this evening, purchase yourself a notebook or journal. And begin to put that vision into words, and those words into actions.
First take 3 deep breaths; relax and center yourself. Then take 5 minutes and write down 10 or more things in your life that you are grateful for. The more you can think of the better.
Next, take 5-10 minutes and write down 10 things that you want to see happen in your life. It is important to be very specific with as many minute details as possible! Write as though these things are already happening. For example, use phrases like, “I have” or “I am” rather than “I want.” This is because you want to be in the mindset of doing, not wanting. You can also write in “Thank You” form: “Thank you for the great such-n-such opportunity that I have been wanting.”
While you are imagining and writing, take note of your emotional state. Explore the idea of doing what you desire. Allow yourself to feel that, emotionally and energetically. Feel the happiness, joy, and energy are coursing through your veins when you are mentally place yourself in the place of doing what you want to do with your life.
Writing out what you want to do will help you internalize that notion and you will begin to do those things naturally.
Do this every single day for a minimum of 21 days (doing something every day for three weeks creates a sustainable habit). Over the next few weeks, watch how things begin to suddenly show up in your life… the very things you have been writing about.
A couple years ago, I partook in this weekend seminar that was all about “being” and “creating” from our authentic self. One of the interactive exercises we did, after writing what our dream life would look like, was called, “What Do You Want.”
We sat across from a partner, and our partner would scream over and over really loudly, “WHAT DO YOU WANT?! WHAT DO YOU WANT?!” While the other person screamed out everything they had written in their “dream journal.” An example of something I wrote and screamed out was, “Snoop Dogg is performing at my custom designed lake-view home, house-warming party!” The sentence may not read very well… but you get the point!
This was an extremely powerful exercise for everyone, including myself. It raised my energy so much so that I felt myself vibrating, floating on a cloud. It also raised the bar. Will Snoop Dogg ever perform at my house? I’m telling myself that one day he will! Reaching out to that fantasy allows me to float among the more measurable goals which bring happiness, joy, and satisfaction. Once those goals are met, the dream goals become easier to attain.
The daily writing of your goals is one of many extremely powerful ways to keep that vibration UP! Doctor Gail Matthews is quoted saying, “People who write down their goals are 42% more likely to achieve success than those who don’t write down their goals.”
This also forces you to focus on positive outcomes rather than negative circumstances. When you focus on what you don’t want or what you don’t like in your life, have you ever noticed how much more of what you don’t want or like shows up? Well the same thing happens when you focus on what you do want!
****You can also do this 1st thing in the morning or just when you have time during the day. The key is to get in this “good” habit!