Passion (your purpose)

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Passion.” This is the energy that drives you towards your life’s purpose.

What are you truly passionate about?

  • Make a list of things you love to do.
  • Put a star next to the ones you wish you did more often.
  • Create a plan and do something each day this week to rediscover or deepen your passions.

How supportive are you of others in pursuing their passion?

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Peace (balance and harmonize for focus)

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Peace.” Put everything in balance and invite harmony and serenity into your life.

Where can you simplify?

This week, spend more time in nature.

Each day, find time to be calm and practice breathing deeply. Use Heart Focused Breathing if you know the HeartMath technique.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Pleasure (it’s not frivolous)

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Pleasure.” Not selfish or frivolous; instead, pleasure fuels your life.

What things that you enjoy have you been putting off because of everything you else have to do?

How has your attitude towards having a pleasant life changed over the years?

This week, create joyful experiences for yourself.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Opening

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Opening.” Fearlessly open yourself to all the possibilities of your life.

What doors are opening around you? What’s keeping you from entering?

How open are you to receiving love, compassion and care from others?

What are some things you wish you were more open towards? This week, work on one or two of them.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Adventure

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Adventure.” Take a risk and add spice to your life.

How have you been limiting yourself? Take a step towards action even if it feels risky.

Think of something you find exciting. How can you work that into your everyday life?

Plan a small adventure or outing for yourself this week. Sometimes small adventures can lead to larger ones.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Essence (What makes you “you?”)

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Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Essence.” We each have something unique to offer. This core of your being is essential to your purpose in life.

Spend one day with any facade stripped away. Be the REAL you without any care as to what others expect.

When things are hectic and stressful, what brings you back to center?

This week, do something to learn more about your gifts and talents. Read a book, start a journal or take a class.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

5 Ways to Spark Creativity

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Whether you’re an artist or a plumber, creativity is important. Sparks of inspiration allow us to innovate and find solutions to problems. Often, we get stuck in creative ruts where it seems like new ideas simply won’t flow. If you find yourself out of fresh ideas, try some of these creativity boosting activities.

Play
Think back to when you were a child. What gave you joy? Duplicating the feeling of effortless imagination you had as a child can open some new avenues. Play a strategy game, draw a picture or work on a puzzle. You might even consider working your problem into a game you play with a child. You’d be surprised by the insight they can provide!

Move
Get up and get moving. If you’ve been mulling over a problem for a long time, take a break. Go for a walk, get some exercise or simply run an errand. Anything that changes the scenery and gets your muscles involved will help.

Sleep
A lot of mental processing happens when we’re asleep. If you’re really stuck, get a good night’s rest or take a nap. You may have a new perspective when you awake.

Write
You can brainstorm with yourself by simply writing things down. Start jotting down thoughts without filtering them. Allow your mind to wander and simply write down anything that comes to mind. Don’t worry whether the thoughts are cohesive or make sense. They have a way of naturally coming together in the end.

Meditate
Sit quietly for a while and try to empty your mind. You’ll make room for the inspired thoughts trying to make their way in.

What are some of your tricks for awakening your creativity?

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