I don’t mean a do-over as turning back the hands of time, but as the learning through life experiences. And with that said, yes, I have found for most of us do experience do-over’s and usually more than one. You are evolving and changing every day. Some of us are just doing it in bigger leaps than others. It’s what you say to yourself after a life event and what you do with those lessons that can either move us ahead of keep us stuck, looking back and what once was.

So how can you embrace a do-over in order to move ahead?

1.  Acknowledge the event

      • Sometimes when we are in the midst of an experience we may fall into a victim role (why me??) and have difficulty even knowing really what is going on. This can last a few minutes of a life time depending on the degree of woundedness.

2.  Be open to learning from the event.

      • Everything is in our path to encourage life lessons. Try doing some meditation and journaling to help sort your feelings out.

3.  Get into a positive mindset.

      • Do something that gives you joy; like creative activities, dancing, or gardening. This will shift your energy and is a good reminder that you are taking good care of yourself while you remain open and calm.

4.  Embrace new opportunities.

      • Now that your energy has shifted to a higher vibration you will draw positive opportunities your way. And then you will be open to detecting these opportunities and be open to receiving them. When in a lower vibration you are not open to see that these opportunities even exist.

5.  Maintain a higher vibration.

      • To do this, use a combination of meditation and journaling to check in with yourself. Ask yourself when faced with an opportunity, “Is this for my higher good?”
      • Then follow that practice by doing an activity that you are passionate about. Using some form of creativity a few days a week is a great way to keep that energy going.
      • Don’t forget to participate in physical activity of some sort. This will help keep you grounded in the hear and now as you get into your do-over.

6.  Recognize when you need grounding.

      • Are your thoughts scattered? Are you feeling stuck or even a little dizzy? These are all signs that you need a bit of grounding.

7.  Ways to get grounded:

      • Message and yoga are great in getting your root chakra cleared, a fast track to grounding.
      • Exercise and sports can be very grounding but if that’s not your thing try:
          • walking in the woods, jumping rope, skipping, dancing, cleaning your spaces from clutter, walking barefoot in sand, or cooking.

Don’t get stuck looking for what once was by playing it safe, life doesn’t have ghoul but there are do-over’s!

Teresa Van Lanen is a life coach who conducts presentations, seminars, workshops, teleclasses and other events that help people reconnect with their creative spirit and move into more joyful and productive lives. For products and services visit Teresa at www.makingartoflife.com. Sign up for a free quiz to gauge how much creative energy you have and other tips. Follow Teresa on Twitter and Facebook as well.

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