Lost My Passion For Life

Lost My Passion For Life

Lost your spark, feeling exhausted, worn out? Been through a rough patch and can barely peel yourself away from your doona, find yourself saying “I’ve Lost My Passion For Life?”

Reliving mental pictures of the old days, when you had energy, motivation, a sense of humour, optimism? Now there’s cynicism, exhaustion and feeling too tired for life. – “Lost My Passion For Life”

Libido’s crashed, living on caffeine and sugar, endlessly running the kids around and grinding out the hours at work, feeling like a hamster on a wheel.

Find yourself staring in the mirror saying “I need to find my spark again?”

Don’t lose hope your spark is smouldering somewhere deep inside.

And no it’s not because you’re old…it’s because you’ve stopped looking after you. Everything else came first and it’s time for an overhaul.

It’s time to ignite the flame!

Don’t worry your family, friends and work colleagues will thank you for it.

“Find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” – Oprah

Imagine bounding out of bed as the alarm goes off, you’re jumping out of your skin so exercise’s no problem and you’re ready for anything that comes your way.

I know I lost my spark in my late twenties, working crazy hours, disrespecting my body with crappy foods, little exercise and bad relationships.

I got that ‘hamster wheel feeling’ and knew things had to change because I wasn’t staying there! I had to find my spark again….and I did.

Now I look back I see the patterns, thoughts, actions and mindset that got me there. When you know better you do better.

“Don’t lose the spark that makes you….you”  – CJ Peterson

Here’s six steps to finding your spark:

 

Step One: Clarity Is Central To Finding Your Spark

Take a moment to dream what you’d like your life to look like in five, ten or fiftenteen year’s time.

Make this an everyday practice.

Ahhh…. it feel delicious.

That’s the juice, that’s going to get you there through the ups and downs of life.

Now take stock of where you are now.

What’s three things that need to happen in next three months for you to move closer to your dream life?

Focus and consistency are the footsteps of clarity.

Let’s get walking my friend, to a spark filled life.

 

Step Two: Energy is Essential To Regaining Your Spark

Second stage of regaining your spark is energy.

Energy is foundational to everything.

It’s not just in your head, it’s in every cell of your body.

Having no energy is like being an inflatable toy that’s sprung a leak.

What’s zapping your energy?

  • Low in iron
  • making bad food choices
  • dehydrated
  • sleep deprived
  • gut problems
  • autoimmune disease
  • chronic pain
  • food intolerances….

If you answered yes to any of the above, you will benefit greatly from seeing a naturopath. I can make a huge difference to unravelling the causes. CLICK HERE to book online to get it sorted.

 

Step Three: Rituals Are Key To Recreating The Spark In Your Life

Stop living off wishful thinking, life’s too short to hope and pray that the planets will align and you’ll be jumping out of your skin and motivated each day.

So, increase the odds by setting morning and evening rituals.

Soon your rituals will become just what you do and you can change and refine them over time.

Need some help with establishing empowering rituals, come see me. Click here to book online.

 

Step Four: Decluttering Clears Out What’s Smoothering Your Spark

Yes, time to clear out all the rubbish in your life room by room, person by person, thought by thought, action by action.

Let go of what’s not working and what you’re no longer using.

Gift it, sell it, donate it, bin it, recycle it.

Make space for what does work and what’s coming.

Get the boxes and bags out and go to work.

Set a timer and a “this shit’s got to go” attitude.

You’ll feel lighter and freer for it.

 

Step Five: Recharging Is Critical To Finding and Maintaining Your Spark

When you’re running low or on empty, every time you give to others you’re giving away a piece of yourself and it hurts.

Think of it like filling up the car with petrol, it’s hard to go anywhere with no fuel.

When you’re overflowing it’s easy.

You cannot give what you don’t have.

Recharge using daily self care. Click here for loads of ideas.

 

Step Six: Empowerment Is The Glue To Finding And Keeping Your Spark

Self love equals self empowerment.

When you love yourself, you set standards for yourself and boundaries for others.

What does self love look like for you?

For me, it’s about taking care of myself by treating my body, mind and spirit like the gift they are?

 

I always say, the great leveller in life, “you come in with this body, you go out with this body, when it wears out so do you, so treat it with the respect it deserves.” – Julie Smethurst

If you find yourself thinking – “I have Lost My Passion For Life” You need help to find your spark.

I know it’s still there somewhere because you’re breathing…haha! CLICK HERE to book online to get started to finding your spark today at my Mt Martha office or via skype.

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.” – J.P Morgan

Much love Julie xx

(Naturopath, Life Coach, Pharmacist) Feeling Great Health Solutions, Mt Martha

Getting More Energy Naturally

Getting More Energy Naturally

Getting More Energy Naturally – 10 Tips To Move From Flat To Fantastic

Can’t be bothered?    Feeling overwhelmed?

Life feels too hard?   Running on empty?

Whenever, I start feeling flat for no good reason I step back and take stock. Check in if you like.

Here’s what I usually find –

  • I’m being unkind to myself,
  • I’m unorganised with my food and time,
  • I’ve let my nourishing rituals drop off,
  • I haven’t planned anything to look forward to,
  • I’m focusing on what’s not there instead of what is.

Here’s 10 tips to shift from flat to fantastic real quick – Getting More Energy Naturally –

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How to Get a Bikini Body

How to Get a Bikini Body

How to Get a Bikini Body – 9 Ways To Keep You On Track To Rockin A Bikini This Summer 

Don’t shriek “ohhh me I couldn’t wear a bikini!” You so can.

Great way to get your vitamin D levels up for winter and fast forward 20 years from now & look back – you so know I’m right!

You only get one go in this body. Embrace it all and have fun.

Summer’s finally here for us Melbournites. Whhoooo!

 

9 tips to keep you on track to sizzling this summer, read more on how to get a bikini body:

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The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod – Transform Your Day in as Little as 6 Minutes

 The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod - Passenger traveling and feeling dizzy with headache in a train travel

Sick of rolling out of bed day after day…serial snoozing your alarm and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and scattered all day long?
Want to live your best life not just exist?
Here is a fantastic framework for doing just that called SAVERS by Hal Elrod, author of Morning Miracles.

“Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don’t think you have to choose one over the other.” “Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

1. S for Silence – Instead of hitting the snooze button, then rushing through the day stressed and overwhelmed, invest time just sitting in purposeful silence. As you sit in silence, you relax your body, quieten your mind and allow your stress to melt away. Developing a deeper sense of clarity, purpose and direction.

It could be a prayer of gratitude and appreciation, listening to a meditation app for 10 minutes, breathing deeply and centring yourself with feet on the floor for 2 minutes. For me this is a 20 minute Headspace meditation.

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2. A for Affirmations – Affirm with emotion & feeling statements to remind you of your unlimited potential, your most important goals and the actions that are required today to achieve them. Reminding yourself of how capable you are motivates you. Touching on which actions you must take, re-energises you to focus on doing what’s necessary today to move you towards where you desire.
This may be “How can I lovingly improve on the greatness that already exists?”, “Life is happening for me not to me”, “I am gratitude. I am courage”. Find one that sits right with you then develop and add to it over time.

3. V for Visualisation – Now close your eyes and visualise what it will look like and feel like when you reach your goals or desires. Seeing your ideal vision increases your belief that it’s possible and your desire to make it a reality. Your brain does not know the difference.

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod - Family walk on the beach at sunset

4. E for Exercise – Move your body to increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. This could be as little as 5 minutes or ideally 20-30 minutes. The aim is to raise your heart rate, generate energy, alertness and focus.

I personally stretch for 5 minutes each morning, then get my heart rate up by jogging, skipping, pilates, strength training either arms, abs, butt/legs for a total of 30 minutes. Do what suits your body.

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5. R for Reading – Listen, read or watch something inspiring that helps you learn a new idea or concept that you can incorporate into the day to improve your relationships, mindset or work. This can take just 5 minutes or 1 page. Youtube can be wonderful here.

Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, Shaun Achor…….and so so many more.

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod - Lady reading the book in the hammock

6. S for Scribing – Write in your journal 3 things you are grateful for, 1 thing you are proud about yourself and top 1-3 things you are committed to creating that day. By doing this you create clarity and motivation that you need to take action.

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod - A girl writes on her diary, writing on memo, book

Start today.
How would you feel if this is how you started the beginning of each day.
How would the quality of your day & your life improve?
Make it a must and watch your life soar and your dreams come to fruition.
Start with as little as 1 minute for each of these steps. I personally wrap it all into my hour of power each morning. Taking 30 minutes for exercise & 20 mins for silent meditation, the rest in few minute blocks. The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod

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Naturopath Melbourne – Live Longer

Naturopath Melbourne – Live Longer

Naturopath Melbourne – 8 Steps To Renovating Your Health

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Get toned, lean, gorgeous and ooze with energy.
Get back your sparkle from the inside out.

Create sustainable energy on all levels.

The energy you put out is what you attract back….why not make it great instead of just getting by.

You don’t have to be sick to try naturopathy. You may just want to boost your overall health or prevent an illness. – WebMD

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