Life happens and we all find ourselves in less optimal states from time to time. That is where Good Vibe Council comes in to help turn that frown upside down in order to bring you back to your ultimate state of happiness.
Whether you are going through a break-up, have faced some turmoil in your life, or aren’t just feeling like yourself, the below resources and activities can really help to get you back to where you need to be.
Pain is temporary and it is in your weakest moments that you have to ability to rebuild, redefine, and ultimately design the path forward. I have been here myself and at times it won’t be easy, but if I can do it, you can do it.
What often triggers a downward spiral is loss. Losing a loved one, life circumstances changing, losing a job, losing a friend, or losing yourself in the chaos that is life. For me, I lost myself and I didn’t realise how far lost I was until my partner and I split in November 2017. I was completely oblivious to the fact that I didn’t know exactly who I was, what I was about, or where I was going. It is so easy to get caught up in external challenges and that is exactly what happened to me. When you realise you’ve lost yourself, it is a tough realisation. It is also extremely powerful having that awareness and knowing that things need to change. The awareness becomes a catalyst.
For me, I went through an exercise to help me to find my purpose, or to make it clearer. It sounds cliche’d, but it was the trigger for me realising I had work to do. There was one question that stung like a raging wasp when I couldn’t answer it.
- When was the last time you did something for yourself where you were so engulfed in what you were doing that you lost track of time?
I had no answer to this question. I couldn’t think of a time in recent memory where this occurred in something that was for me alone. I always put so much effort into my work and others but rarely did anything that would feed my soul. It was a sad realisation for me. I broke down. But in that realisation it really gave me the kick in the arse that I needed. I was like “fuuucccccckkkk!” I was baffled, sad, and then super motivated to change my circumstances.
The below is what helped me to get myself back on track:
- I am not Your Guru – Tony Robbins.
A documentary of Tony Robbins running through one of his 6 day seminars. Tony Robbins knows more about people that most. He has observed those who are ultra successful to tap into how they got there. Available to view on Netflix and highly recommend. This may send you into a Tony Robbins spiral and if you do go into that rabbit hole, prepare to be inspired.
- Podcast: London Real, Episode: Dandapani.
An ex Buddhist Monk talks about life and how we as humans struggle to do the little things right in order to set ourselves up for success. An inspiring podcast that I have listened to 20+ times. It is a 2 hour beauty! Get onto it.
- Book: The Power of Now, By: Eckhart Tolle
A book that speaks of being present. We spend so much time looking in the rear-view mirror that we forget to live in the present. We also spend so much time putting so much expectation on the future that we are often disappointed with how things pan out. All action that you take will occur in the present. Control the next step you take to design your ultimate future in the here and now.
- Prioritising Time with Friends
Due to alot of chaos in my life for so long, my friendships got pushed to the side. As my life circumstances changed, I made it my priority to really get this part of my life back in order. The support shown and the amazing experiences shared have been enormous in bringing me back to me.
So, there you have it. A little extra piece of me and my journey to where I am, and also some of the resources that have helped me to realign.
I hope you find the above useful and until next time, do your best to keep smiling each and every day, even when times are tough.
Peace & Love.