Give yourself a break

The secret is out: human consciousness has amazing untapped potential. In recent years, people have begun to explore personal growth, positive thinking and manifesting abundance as ways to unleash this potential.

Movies like The Secret tell you you can create exactly the life you want, including mansions and millions of dollars.

Spiritual health gurus tell people they create their own illnesses and, therefore, can heal them too.

All this sounds positive and uplifting, but there might be a downside to these spiritual manifestos. Do they put new levels of pressure on our already over-burdened psyches? Might it be OK to just be human?

One could feel crushed under the weight of such expectation, to say the least.

So why not lighten up a little and you might find there’s a little more light in your world. Here are five ways to give yourself a break:

  1. Daily, give yourself a pat on the back for something you liked about yourself or did well that day
  2. Pay deliberate attention to what is beautiful in others and what is already working well in the world
  3. Take mini-steps to self-improvement – focus on one attainable goal at a time
  4. Share with others the things that are going well in your life and, similarly, affirm others in their achievements
  5. Take time out from the ‘journey’, the ‘quest’, the ‘process’ or whatever you call it, to simply have fun: no ‘higher purpose’, just fun and laughter.
About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."

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