Growing in You: Five steps to Grow in all things you

Hey there! Welcome back to another blog post and welcome to a brand-new decade!

The holidays are officially over, sadly Christmas trees are being undecorated and trashed, and you can no longer use the Christmas holiday as an excuse to eat all your favorite sweets! So, what are we to do now? According to YouTube now is the time to sit down and decide what you want out of this year, but here at the Freed Sparrow I chose to ask, “What do I want out of this life?” and “How do I give back?” Only recently as a young adult has the idea of the social construction of resolutions has caused me debate whether they are truly sustainable. You can check out a link to my blog post digging deeper on this subject here: https://freedsparrow.com/2019/01/30/solid-goals-vs-resolutions/.

So, with that said, I have changed my outlook and have instead created goals I’d like to accomplish and carry out in the years to follow, and tricks as to how to go about bringing the life you’ve envisioned to a reality.

1) Write out your goals

What do you want out of this life? Take your time to really think about your goals when deciding what you’d like to manifest. These are specific wants and needs meant to not only be a reflection of you but are all the things you’ll use to build the life you’ve set out to create. When it came to my goal that I stuck to desires I could realistically go out and accomplish. Now, don’t let the need to create realistic goals hinder your wildest dreams from being jotted down. For example, I’d say my biggest “unrealistic” goal of 2020 is completing my meditation challenge. My overall goal is to wake up early enough to do short meditations that eventually lead up to a full on 30 minutes of clearing my mind. Now, I’ve been “mediating” on and off in 2019 and finally began to do my research on it. And with this research it turns out I’d been looking at it all wrong! Instead of naturally allowing myself to let go of my control and really be in the moment, I’d been almost forcing myself to overcompensate and push myself to a place of ill intention rather than using mediation in my benefit.

So, I decided to fix my though process by evaluating why I wanted to meditate, how it would benefit me, and finally to come up with a solution as to how I’d go about it in a way that was realistic for me. Thus came the time for my 2020 Manifestation List and my mediation challenge was born! But the commitment takes a bit more than just making the decision to sit in the lotus position for ten minutes while you’re desperately trying to ignore your phone or the piling to-do list, we all have. Although, eventually the challenge will be well…challenging, inconvenient at times and frankly just might be boring! I’ll make it a point to give you guys updates as to how it’s going and be sure to let you know when I’ve reached my goal!

2) Create an Affirmation

An affirmation is simply encouragement to get you through the year. It can be as personal or mainstream as you want but the point is to make it mean something to you. Simple as that! Affirmations have played a key part in my life ever since I was a kid and my Mom used to make me recite short words of encouragement. As a kid, to be honest, I very rarely payed attention to these words until I became a teenager and turns out they weren’t as annoying as I’d thought. Fast forward to my young adult life and now I use them literally in my everyday life!

3) Create a Reminder

Why did you start your journey? Again, take some time and understand why you’ve begun. Finding your reason is key when deciding what you want in life. In starting a blog it’s taken me up to recently really centering why I began it all and the in one word my reason is: inclusion. I’ll talk more in depth about this in next weeks post where I discuss all I’ve learned in a year of blogging.

4) Vision Board

And now we’ve come to the fun part! I don’t care if your crafty or not crafty! Bring out your Pinterest skills! Writing things down helps for some people but for others it’s all visual! Gather your photos and hang your desires where-ever you need them so that they are constantly in your space! I find putting your vision board in your bedroom is perfect because it will be right there when you wake up and remind you that with every step you take your getting closer and closer to what you want!

5) Finally, Tell your support system

Some goals are easier to access if you allow those whom support you know what your trying to accomplish! Obviously, that doesn’t mean voicing all your wants/needs if your support system is either toxic or conniving, but the overall goal is to get to a place where you can express your wants and not let the negativity of others stop you from going out and getting it! But if you don’t have anyone to encourage you there is nothing wrong with checking out alternative means of encouragement in social media and socially driven apps!

Well, that’s it! Quick, simple, and sweet my darlings! I wanted to keep it short for you guys since the beginning of the new year can be so busy. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I wish you a fulfilling, glorious, and exceptional New Year! And I’ll catch you next week!

If your looking for alternative means of encouragement check out my Instagram located on the Home page, and send me a DM! I’d love to hear from you!

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