Are you making life harder than it needs to be?

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Are you making life harder than it needs to be?

Or more precisely, how are you making life harder on yourself than it needs to be?

Over the past few days, I’ve been hyper-aware of thought patterns, habits, behaviors, and beliefs I have that are making things harder than they need to be.

For one, I’ve been working in ways that I know aren’t the best ways for me.

I love ritual. I love the simplicity and ease and freedom that comes from ritual.

My mornings are very ritualized and they very rarely vary. I move naturally from activity to activity caring for my furbabies, and myself in all ways—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This feels good to me.

I have an afternoon ritual where I do a little mindset work, set my workout intentions, and then workout. This also feels really good.

My evenings are also highly ritualized.

My rituals don’t change with the days of the week. Weekday or weekend it makes no difference to me the ritual is the ritual is the ritual. And that feels good.


There are a couple of activities in my business that I’ve been viewing as more ‘weekday’ activities, they aren’t as ritualized. And as a result, they aren’t consistently being done.

By making them activities for some days but not all days I’ve made following through harder on myself.

Because I know I love daily rituals and they feel good to me those activities have now become daily rituals.

And I know that not only will they be done more consistently but it will be EASIER for me.

Maybe you love daily rituals or maybe you don’t. Either is cool.

But how do you like to work best?
Are you honoring that?

If not, you’re making life harder on yourself than it needs to be.

Once you see how you’re not honoring the way you like to work it becomes a whole lot easier to make adjustments.

Another example…

It’s become painfully obvious over the past week how much harder I’m making things for myself by choosing to doubt and question instead of trust.

I know trust is vital.

I’ve proven it to myself countless times in the past.
I’ve coached and mentored clients around trust.

And yet, with a couple of areas I’ve been choosing not to trust.

And yes, that is absolutely a choice.

It’s a choice to trust.
It’s a choice to doubt.
It’s your choice.

And choosing to doubt is a whole heck of a lot harder than choosing to trust.

So, where are you choosing not to trust?

It’s not always easy to admit that we’re choosing to doubt (especially when we feel we should know better). But being aware where we’re doubting is key to making a new choice.

Once we’re aware we have the opportunity to choose differently.

It’s a choice.

When you see where you’re making things harder you can choose to allow them to be easier.

It’s a choice.

One that’s worth considering.

Remember, you absolutely can Love Your Life and Live Your Dreams. It all begins within.
xoxo natalie

Hey there!

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I'm Natalie, and I'm pleased to welcome you to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mindset coach and business strategist for women who know they were born for more and are ready to claim it.

Outside of business, I'm a kitty mama, meditation-lovin' vegan, with a daily workout obsession (1,811 days and counting!), who loves the wrtiten word.

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