A week ago we arrived back to chilly Melbourne, after traveling the USA for 3 amazing and inspiring weeks!
My husband and I have been straight back into the usual routine of work, cooking, movement, sleep and more sleep. Jet lag definitely took hold of us for a good 4-5 days, not too bad really, but enough to feel we needed almost a whole weekend to catch up.
Although getting back into the swing of ‘normal’ life seemed a little grey at first, I felt a shift in myself since returning from our trip. Usually, after having such a length of time away as we did I would return to my day job feeling anxious, depressed and sad that reality had hit, and the wonder and excitement of a holiday had come to a close. This time however, I felt a tilt in my perspective—my motivation was on point and my drive to reach my goals felt renewed and back in gear. It may have been because I was in my Summer—that time of month where you feel energized and creative – (see thisislifeblood.com for more on this work), this probably did have something to do with it but, being immersed in new surroundings and people really inspired me and cemented in my mind what it is I desire and how I want to serve you and create in my life.
Shifting our perspective doesn’t have to mean traveling across the globe and immersing yourself in a totally different culture and way of life, or it can. For me, this is exactly what I needed, I see it as a bit of a wake up call—my soul felt so inspired and at home in LA and truly uplifted at the wonder, grandeur and exploration of New York. It’s funny—ever since I first traveled to LA 11 years ago, I felt a sense of relief, contentment and freedom. It’s one of those places that just feel like home still to this day. I digress, sorry—the point I am trying to make that if you are feeling a little stuck or stagnant in life, unsure of what you desire and you’re finding your goals aren’t exciting you any more, make a change to tilt your perspective. It could be going away for a night out of town, taking a day trip to an outdoor hiking destination or taking yourself to a park, new café or library with your journal and doing a little soul searching and questioning.
A change in perspective is within our reach, we can tilt the way we view our current situation if we truly want to. Sometimes removing ourselves, giving ourself space, time and new surroundings opens our heart and mind up to possibilities and truths that, were there all along but for whatever reason became blurred and unheard.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this and what have you done to create a change in perspective or to feel a renewed sense of drive and motivation in your life.
In health and happiness,