Why Take a Day Off From…

Today I’m just popping in for a quick minute to just invite you to give yourself permission to take a day off – from the world.  That’s what I’m doing and maybe you need to also.

Sometimes I forget that I can’t just give give give, and go go go, I need to also stop, receive and refill.  I need to also give myself time to just rest and replenish, and well…                just do nothing.

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It’s a day that I give myself permission to just be.  Like I said I call it my – day off from the world. No work.  No heavy lifting.  No I have to.  I should.  I must.  No anxiety allowed.  (Although I have to admit I was feeling a bit anxious earlier, I’m totally calm now.)  No feeling guilty for taking time out for me to just chill, to just not expect anything of myself.  Just giving myself permission to play in the field without expectations to accomplish anything, or to create anything, or to inspire anyone…or, whatever it is I think I need to be doing.

Stopping to replenishing my mind, body and soul is the greatest gift I can give to my overall well-being.  This is part of my living mindfully and self-care, and sometimes I forget that I need to embrace solitude, empty space, do nothing time – rest.  Today, in my journal writing I was reminded of this practice by my Celestial Beings, thank you.

So, before I go and take a day off from the world, I just wanted to pop in here and share my thoughts with you, I hope that this will encourage you to do the same, if you’re finding yourself in need of some special self-care.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

An Invitation for 2019

My intention for 2019… a sweeter life.

This year I’m inviting  all of us to remember that we’re already cherished and loved by the one greatest universal force.

We’re invited to love ourselves without limitations and without guilt and as deeply as we can.

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We’re invited to shed the light on who we truly are – magnificent – deserving – worthy – loving – healthy – amazing – resilient… humans having a life here, just one of many.  Experiencing the spectrum of what life can bring us.  Learning to navigate through the rough waters, our fears and the sun-shiny days.

We’re invited to remember that we are more powerful than what we think.  That we can overcome, remove the walls, and reign supreme over our lives.  We are the magic wands of our life. (here)

This is my prayer for 2019, my invitation – to share what I’m inspired to create and what I know about living a sweeter life.  To cherish every moment even those that will have me fall off the wagon and into the pit, and the emotional break down ones, and that I can pull myself out and I can open my heart and be more and give more and receive more.  And that I can, and we all can, shine our light a lot brighter than what we are.

So I invite you to join me on this journey in 2019 and live the invitation of –

a sweeter life.

With gratitude and love – Happy 2019!!! Wishing all health, prosperity, happiness, love, magic and lots of blessings!!!

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Mindful Pause – Breathe

As we lose ourselves in the hustle and business of our daily chores – our to do lists, our have to, our work, emails, shopping, our family, exercise, cooking…  As we rush to accomplish it all, we don’t pay attention to our breathing and we mostly take shallow breaths.  And we do it without thinking.  But today, make yourself conscious and become aware of your breathing.

As you go about your day, remember to just – b r e a t h e.

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Pause for a moment, and mindfully take in a long deep breath.  Let it fill your lungs, and breathe all the way down into your belly, bring it in deep, as far in as you can.  Feel it filling your whole body, hold it for a couple of seconds, say thank you in your mind as you fill yourself with this wonderful beautiful air, and breathe out.

Pausing to breathe in mindfully and intentionally will energize you, open your senses, refresh you.  It will calm you and bring you to a more harmonious state within.

B r e a t h e!

Feel free to share your mindful breathe pause.  What did you do to remind yourself?  🙂

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

More Magic Every Day

When you become aware of what you need to nourish yourself every day, your life becomes more magical.  Ask yourself…

what do I need to do

to nourish

myself today?

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Maybe just five minutes of quiet time alone

Just a moment of rest or to reflect

A moment to bring yourself back to center

Maybe what you need is a nourishing meal

Drink water to flush your system out

Bring good thoughts to your mind

Stretch – Yoga – Exercise – Take a walk around your neighborhood

Forgive yourself

Praise yourself

Love yourself a little more today

Maybe you need to connect with your passion

Shine your light

Say no to a party you don’t want to attend

Believe in yourself

Have faith

Say yes to your life

Look inside yourself

Bring your awareness inward

Start a journal writing practice

What do you need to do to nourish yourself today?…

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Shine a Light Onto Yourself

Shining a light onto yourself, saying uplifting encouraging words to yourself every day, seeing yourself in a positive way is an act of self-love and it will change your life.

Make 2019 your year of shining your light on you.  Give yourself credit for your accomplishments, let go of criticism and being hard on yourself for what you haven’t accomplished, or for mistakes you’ve made, and give yourself a break.  Change it all around with a daily pep talk to yourself.

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It’s very easy to give someone else a pep talk, to praise someone for a job well done, for accomplishing something, and most of us don’t even think about it twice – hey, that’s great I knew you could do it.  So proud of you.  Job well done…But, we don’t think of showering ourselves with the same words of praise. – Yeeeaaaahhhh!!! I got this…I did it…So proud of myself…We hide away and shy away from our own self.

Giving yourself a pep talk will transform how you feel.  It will elevate you and uplift you and encourage you.  If it feels strange to talk to yourself in that way, one option is to say it to yourself in the third person, in other words talk to yourself as if you would to someone else.

If you’re in a position of a leader, when you’re leading from a good place, from a place where you yourself feel what you’re trying to lead – your pep talk to staff will have that much greater an impact on them.

So, in 2019 make it a habit to give yourself a daily pep talk, because you as much as anyone, needs to hear your own “pep talk” words.

If you’re already giving yourself a daily pep talk, I’d love it if you shared it with us here in the comments bellow.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Why Create a Mindful Pause in Your Day

I love to bring a moment of mindful pause into my day, purposefully being aware of what’s around me. Stepping into a moment of pause, is filling me with joy and beauty.

It’s raining here today and when I went out to get the garbage can I noticed how beautiful and vibrant my plants and stones looked all wet from the rain.  It’s as if they’ve been infused with a new energy and beauty. It made my whole body connect with the beauty in front of me.

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This was my mindful pause yesterday morning, I noticed the beauty of this tree against the sky, in the parking lot coming out of the store.

tree7Creating a mindful pause and stopping for just a moment to take in the beauty that surrounds you every day, is a great way to let yourself drift into the moment and allow it to fill you with magic, and take you out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary of the everyday. You can make it an intention to mindfully find and admire something every day. A tree, a flower, a bench, a person, the way the sky looks, a child playing, the chirping of the birds, a swing in a park,…it can be anything, a rock on the ground.  But whatever it is for you, make a mindful pause part of your must for the day.  It will create a positive change in the way you feel.

I was going to write about my new word mindfulness, and I will, but today I wanted to share with you, what my word has already started to teach me.  For me, this is a practice I intend on continuing, sprinkling my days with mindful moments, that fill me with magic, joy and love.

Feel free to share in the comments below, your own ‘mindful pause’ of the day, if you have a picture that’ll be great, love to see it.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018