Christmas is over, your shopping for others is done and the New Year is just around the corner. Now’s the time for you to pause and decide if you want more of the same or you’re ready to live the rich & fulfilling life you’ve always dreamed of.
Do you desire to live in the home you really want (not the one you think you can afford)? To go on dream vacations? To do work you love? To have rich and rewarding relationships? To practice ultimate pampering and self-care on a regular basis?
You’ve seen others do it. And you can too!
Here’s the thing, it’s going to take both your inner and outer game to make it happen and you’ve got to raise your energy and vibrational frequency to make any positive change happen.
Everything is energy
Albert Einstein said “Everything is energy, that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
He’s right. Everything is energy and when you think about energy, it’s in constant motion.
You’re energy. I’m energy. The trees, beaches and forces of nature are energy. Color, sound and scents are energy. So do thoughts, feelings and your state of health and wellbeing.
Energy is carried by energetic frequencies. Without getting into gadgets and gizmos or lessons in quantum physics, one of the simplest ways to “measure” your personal vibrational frequency is by how you feel, both physically and emotionally.
Feel bad and your frequency is low. Feel good and your frequency is high.
If your frequency is low and you want to feel better, do something to raise it.
Here are 12 ways you can raise your vibrational frequency
(and if you’d prefer to watch or listen to a video than reading the article, check out my Lunch & Learn episode on YouTube where I cover this same topic here)
This is a simple practice of saying thank you for the blessings and good things in your life. They could be simple and they can be big. When you constantly focus on what is good and what is working, you can’t help but feel better.
Gratitude is both an attitude (way of living where your thoughts, feelings and actions are consistently expressive of gratitude) and a practice (action where you can pause and say thank you in a journal, for example)
If you’re new to gratitude and want to learn how to adopt a gratitude practice or you’ve been practicing gratitude and want to amplify your practice, grab my Gratitude Guide now (it’s FREE).
2. Move Your Body
Moving your body is critical to your health and wellbeing. There are so many reasons to move I won’t be able to cover them all.
First, your body was designed to move and do things like build, hunt, gather food, transport you from one location to another and generally move around. It wasn’t built to sit at a desk. Movement is your natural way of life.
Second, when your body is well aligned, it generally feels good. Your body can function and operate properly and you may not even notice it. When things go wrong is when you pay attention. Moving your body in many directions and taking part in a wide variety of activities is key.
Third, when you move your body, you get your lymphatic system going. This is like the garbage dump of the body and essential to flush toxins out of you.
My point is move your body as often as you can (especially if you sit at a desk all day) and do it in a wide variety of ways. Make it fun and do it consistently.
Research shows that the brain can only go three to ten minutes (depending on which source you reference) without oxygen before brain damage begins to occurs.
Breath is life and most people do not breath very effectively.
Journalist James Nestor traveled worldwide to research the hidden sciences behind breathing practices and cutting-edge studies about this basic biological function. In his book breath, he shares how simple and slight adjustments to breathing (ensuring to breathe through the nose, exhaling fully, breathing slowly, breathing less, chewing and masticating) can improve energy, health and so much more. Check out his book Breathe for a deeper dive.
4. Be Aware of Your Thoughts
Eckart Tole says that “awareness is the greatest agent for change.” So often people try to solve their problems simply by changing their behaviours, however, that’s not what’s actually causing the problem in the first place.
When you become aware of the thoughts you are thinking (literally the words going on inside your head) and the feelings they lead to, you can take your first steps towards change. If they are not serving you, simply change them. If they are, keep them or even elevate them to even better feeling thoughts.
You were meant to feel good, so go ahead and indulge!
5. Stay Hydrated
Your body is made up of anywhere from 45-75% water and that percentage tends to decrease with age. Water is essential for health and necessary for bodily functions including temperature regulation, cellular function and waste removal.
Studies show that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This can lead to fatigue, foggy memory, irritability, poor metabolic function, kidney stones and more. If you ever get thirsty, that’s a sign you’re already dehydrated.
So make sure to drink plenty of water and minimize dehydrating beverages like coffee, caffeinated teas, pops, excess salt, refined foods.
6. Take an Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom salt baths have been used for hundreds of years to ease all kinds of aches, pain and skin troubles. In the water, Epsom salts break down into magnesium and sulfate and that can be absorbed into your body through your largest organ, the skin.
These baths can be helpful for arthritis pain and swelling, bruises and sprains, fibromyalgia, insomnia, psoriasis, sore muscles after working out, sunburn pain and redness, tired and swollen feet and more. While they’re a great form of relaxation and rejuvenation, if you do have health concerns, make sure to check with your doctor before doing these.
To enhance your experience of the bath, add high quality essential oils (I recommend DoTerra or Young Living) to your Epsom salts before putting into the bath so the oils can be absorbed as well. If you simply drop them on top of the bath, you’ll only experience their aromatic benefits (which is ok too).
7. Listen to Music
Not all music is built the same and there are some amazing sounds that can soothe your soul and help you enter an elevated state.
Classical music has been found to be helpful to boost concentration, self-discipline and learning skills. It has been known to induce a calming effect and a release of dopamine to spike pleasure and prevent the release of stress hormones, thereby making focused tasks you are doing more pleasurable.
Binaural beats can help you increase creativity and cognitive enhancement, reduce anxiety and improve mood, help you enter a meditative state, improve sleep, focus, attention and memory retention. If you’ve never heard of them, binaural beats are two tones with slightly different frequencies played at the same time. Your brain interprets these two tones as a beat of their own. These tones align with brain waves to produce a beat with a different frequency and this difference between the two tones is measured in Hz. When your brain hears these beats, your brain activity matches the frequency set by the beats and allows you to train your brain to reach a certain mental state.
Sounds of nature improve health, increase positive affect, lower stress and annoyance. While it’s optimal to be surrounded by the natural sound as you’re walking through a national park, standing on a beach or near a waterfall, etc., the next best thing is tuning into a recording of nature sounds. It would be ideal to listen with headphones to be fully immersed and surrounded by the sound.
A sound bath can also have a positive effect on mental health and physical pain and this is a practice used by many cultures for thousands of years. With a sound bath, sound waves are created at a specific vibrational frequency using crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, bells or gongs. Sound baths are often practiced alongside meditation.
8. Spend Time In Nature
Nature is in perfect harmony and has a naturally high vibrational frequency. The more time you spend in nature, the better. You can improve your breathing, sleep, reduce depression and anxiety, boost motivation to exercise, raise mental energy, immune health, vision, emotional wellness and more.
When possible, ground yourself and let your skin touch nature. Take your feet off I the grass or on the sand, swim in the water, touch (or even hug) a tree, garden with bare hands.
9. Eat fresh, natural, nutrient-dense foods
What you put in is what you get out. Eating a diet full of a variety of foods, minimal salt, sugars and saturated and industrially-produced trans-fats are essential for a healthy diet.
So what should you eat? This can get complicated. I’d recommend seeing a dietician, nutritionist, naturopathic or functional medicine doctor to help you set up a diet that’s optimal for you.
In general, good rules to follow are:
Eat a rainbow for every meal (there should be many colours), eat more proteins and fats earlier in the day and healthy carbs later
Be intentional about what you eat and chew your food well
Eat organic when possible
Wash your fruits and vegetables well
Minimize fish to 1-2 times per week and stick to wild, when possible (they contain a lot of heavy metals)
Eat raw and steam your food rather than fry
Drink plenty of water
10. Use Essential Oils
I used to think essential oils were things that simply made a room smell nice. Until I got educated, I had no idea of the benefits they really have. Essential oils can boost mood, reduce stress, increase attentiveness, improve sleep, kill bacteria, funguses and viruses, reduce anxiety and pain, reduce inflammation, reduce nausea and relieve headaches. There are even hospitals that administer them as a healing tool for patients.
Not all essential oils are made the same way, so it’s essential you choose a high quality oil (I would recommend DoTerra or Young Living).
You can use them aromatically (in a diffuser or simply drop some on your hands and inhale), topically (on your skin) and in some cases, internally (not all are designed for this).
My favourite go-to oils are: peppermint, lavender, lemon, wild orange, bergamot, cypress, ylang-ylang, frankincense and rose.
11. Be Present and in the Now
It’s good to learn from your past, have a direction for your future, but all that ultimately matters is now. How are you showing up for yourself, around your friends and family, in your work? Are you truly living out your fullest experience and expression of life and noticing the magic moments along the way?
If not, use this as an opportunity to recalibrate!
12. Do What You Love!
When you do things that light you up, whether for work or as a hobby, for your entire day or even for a few wonderful moments, you light up like a Christmas tree. Notice what you do love and commit to yourself to do even more of it as you step into this next year.
Take action now!
Marie Forleo says “insight without action is worthless.” Choose one of the suggestions above and commit to starting it today. What else do you want to do this week?
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