Today Tink Simplicity is oozing with I'm so freaking excited I want to jump out of my skin motivation and it's all thanks to one of my favourite gal pal bloggers Tara. Tara is this ridonkulously positive, life loving, GORGEOUS spiritual soul. Just stepping into her space you feel more alive, more confident in your ability to manifest the life of your dreams. Taras words are screaming all the way through my ear drums right now, this post is hitting my sore spot. It's about time I make more room for that three letter word that starts with a Y and ends with an S.
You’ve been manifesting the crap out of x, y and z. You’ve been dreaming big, reciting your affirmations, and taking baby steps along the way. And then: KA-POW!
You’re going about your daily business when suddenly an outrageously freakish opportunity presents itself, leaving you frozen and wide eyed with your heart-a-thumpin’.
Something, or someone, you've wanted for so long but otherwise given up on, stops you in your tracks and says 'Here I am! What are you waiting for?!'
I was inspired to write this post as a rebuttal against the ever-popular No Train. Saying no is productive; it's conducive to getting the important stuff done and for making room energetically in our lives for whatever makes us shine. Sometimes saying no is difficult, but it's imperative- and in doing so we experience our own power. It's liberating. Kinda makes you feel as though you should high five yourself, along with a little internal dialogue that goes something like 'Guuurl, you da boss!'
How-ev-ah! Sometimes, not often, we're greeted (read: hastily stalled) by experiences that scare the pants off us. It could be a dream that's coming into fruition, or an out-of-the-blue, once in a lifetime opportunity. These moments call for one answer, and it is not no. The answer is yes (a fist-pumping, hip shaking, awkward squeal kind of yes).
Your Action Steps
1. As mentioned above, pump your fists, shake your hips and squeal awkwardly
Jump around, OMG a little, ring someone special- do whatever you have to do expend some energy. Adrenaline is running rampant right now, so burn some of it off…
…because inevitably, fear's not far behind. When your totally unwelcome alter-ego arrives…
2. Scan. Digest. Evaluate
Become the observer of the situation. Notice how excited you initially became at the prospect. Now, why did you allow fear to show up? What are you afraid of? Is this fear reasonable? Let this process be slow and organic; you're going to feel a little yucky and uncomfortable, but know one thing: discomfort = change. As fear pumps through your body, you may feel heavy, disheartened, or totally jittery, that's ok. Digest these feelings, and then allow them to dissolve.
3. If you say no, will you regret that decision in ten years?
Killer advice from Marie Forleo. It's a yes or no answer. Answer this question quickly.
4. Find Truth
Remind yourself of how short life is. Think of someone you've loved and lost and who is no longer with us. This is a huge motivating factor for me; my cousin, who is the same age as me, died last year of cancer. I promised myself I would fit her life into mine. Guess what that entails? Saying (read: emotionally screaming) yes! Yes, I'll do it! When do I start? Where do I sign? How can I help? Life is short, pancake- realise this truth and give yourself permission to radiate.
5. Breathe + Feel
Use your imagination to travel forward in time. How does it feel at the end of this road? You've said yes and taken on the project/ written the book/ accepted the proposal… What emotions can you cultivate? Let those feelings gush through your veins, with eyes closed and spidey senses tingling…
6.Trust Your Intuition
There's a reason why you were jumping around with child like anticipation the moment this opportunity forced it's way into your life. You were joyous! You were squealing! Hell, you were happy, and excited! Happiness beats fear in an arm wrestle, any day.
7. Just Say It
With confidence and sass, and divine femininity, and a beautiful big dose of eye contact, repeat after me: YES. Alternatively, you could also confidently and sassily punch the keys Y E S on your keyboard.
Atta girl. Now go get 'em.
Tara Bliss is easily excitable and regularly marvels at the world around her. A total affirmation nerd; she's a self-taught spiritual empowerment coach and a mind-body-spirit blogger at Such Different Skies. Her life purpose involves illuminating confidence, inspiration and vibrant health in others by virtue of her own life experiences. You can catch her meditating over her crystal collection and guzzling green juices. She's also a recovering tomboy and is even occasionally caught wearing lipstick.