Tuesday Tips is a weekly collection of ways to feel good. There are infinite ways to feel good, you just have to find the ones that work for you. You can do it by taking action, directing your thoughts, practicing specific emotions, or just allowing yourself to be. This week's edition includes lots of inspirational quotes and ways to play your life to the next horizon of success. Time to level up!
1. Count, or lifestream.
I lifestream to consciously create my reality. I choose the thoughts I want to be true, write them down and savor them, and then I stop thinking and start counting. I no longer find myself thinking contradictory thoughts to my new story, and now I'm always living my new story. It rules.
2. Manually restart your creative flow.
Just like meditating every day or taking the garbage out every day, if you make yourself do 15 minutes of a creative activity every day, you'll get in the flow of creating. I used to wait around to be inspired to create (e.g., worksheets, art, articles) and always felt a little sick at how little I felt like creating. Now Kelly and I make it a point to work on our projects a little bit every day and we've been creating our best work every night for over a week. Wee!
3. Keep your patterns sustainable.
Once you get in that creative flow, you'll be tempted to stay up late milking your fresh inspiration. But if you stick to your bedtime and save some for tomorrow, you won't burn out and you'll always have a reason to feel excited when you get up.
4. Have a writing costume.
Rings, tiaras, special jewelry—find something that holds power and keep it on your desk, wearing it only when you write. If it makes you feel good to wear it, it will bring you good fortune.
5. Let music raise your vibration.
I dreamt that I was wearing an iPod, dancing and flying on a big hill. I waltzed into my home and thought "listening to music on headphones should be a Tuesday Tip!" Seems obvious, but maybe, like me, you could use the reminder!
6. Listen to the Dawn and Drew Show.
Oh man, I listened to several episodes of my favorite audio podcast last Friday at work, and I swear it made me funnier just laughing along with them. Dawn and Drew have been doing their hilarious podcast about every-day adventures since 2004 and it's piss-your-pants funny. Start with the eps that are just Dawn and Drew (like #984, #983 & #100), they're the best!
7. Sensationalize your lifestream.
If your thoughts create, and all you have to do to live the life you want is to think you already do, then why not GO BIG?! Tell it like you want it! Admit you're already a pop star! Admit you're already a millionaire! Admit you're the best hula hooper in the nation! Only you can make these things real!
8. Write a rap song about your wealth.
Just start talking about your abundance and you'll see evidence instantly. Talk about how much money you have, talk about all the delicious things you buy with it, make it all up, just start talking about it. As Abraham says, "You will notice that those who speak most of prosperity, have it."
Really the only feeling you ever need, trust is the feeling of knowing life will take care of you. You can use your universal trust fund to pay for things, just trust life will foot the bill. You can walk tightropes and fallen trees, just trust life will keep you balanced. It's easy to trust if you don't take anything too seriously! You just have to not care if life doesn't do exactly what you want. Trust that whatever happens is exactly the solution you need.
10. Keep your mood high with lifestreaming.
My lifestream output directly correlates with my mood. When I stream, I feel good. When I don't, I'm blocking the flow! Find your outlet, whether it's lifestreaming or journaling or whatever, and let that flow through you, all day every day. If you're not directing your constant creative flow, what is?
If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.
12. Never feel bad for spending the money you have.
If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models. ~ B. Lester
13. Identify as your experience.
Can you see how everything you experience is a reflection of your vibration? It's easy to feel like you are one with everything when you see that your mood and thoughts are puppeteering everything you see. Zoom out and watch your life like a movie, and you can see the elaborate, beautiful connections. Look for them and poof! There they are.
14. Literally look for the flow.
Look for evidence your reality is visually playful. You can access the same visual games and delights that you can with psychedelics on your very own, just by asking for them and looking for them. When I was a kid I was obsessed with anything shiny, sparkly, or prismatic. I carried the love through adulthood but forgot why. The glimmers, the sparkles, the shines—that's life playing with your eyes. It catches your eye when you think a positive thought. The universe loves to play with you visually. What do you think it did before you thought in words? Life is playing the most beautiful game right in front of your eyes, if you have the eyes to see it.
15. Change, by not trying to change.
Gretchen Rubin came up with this particular gem, and she is spot on. As long as you're trying to change yourself, you're resisting what is. Accept who you are. Accept what you like. Accept your body and your place in life. You're here for a reason. Every moment ever created lead up to who you are right now! It can be no other way! Let yourself be at peace with who you are, and the path to the person you want to be will light up before you. Abraham has a great perspective on this too:
The reason you want every single thing that you want, is because you think you will feel really good when you get there. But, if you don’t feel really good on your way to there, you can't get there. You have to be satisfied with what-is while you're reaching for more.
16. Keep up the good work.
Your mood is your only work. Keep at it! You're doing so great, and life is so, so grateful to you for taking the chance at being alive and expanding the universe. Be light, be brave, be playful, smile and keep going! You've come so far! We all love you so much!