There’s something exciting about sailing on a boat in an exotic sea with the breeze blowing through your hair, drinking fine wine at a restaurant where English is not the spoken language and dancing sensually to a country’s traditional music.
These experiences create a nostalgic feeling deep inside of us that permeates throughout our body, naturally and organically, always leaving us craving for more. Like eating cold ice cream on a sultry summer day.
‘Travel is more than the seeing of sights, it’s a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.’ Miriam Beard
If you’re a single mom, traveling is one thing that can empower you to change your perspective. When we view the world from different angles and unusual circumstances, it’s easy to see that perspectives aren’t linear or static at all, but rather, very much dynamic and skillfully shaped from our own unique experiences.
‘Sometimes the right perspective is all it takes to see the light.’ Dan Brown
Your perspective on life can have you feeling like you’re sailing smoothly through the forever pristine, calm seas, with that peaceful easy feeling, and fresh air liveliness…. Or it can have you feeling like you’re struggling for air in yet another unpredicted swell that lies in the chaos of a rising storm…. And you know that never feels good!
“For a long time, it had seemed to me that life was about to begin…..But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.Then life would begin. At last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” Alfred Souza
If you’ve had a hard time viewing your perspective in a positive light or even figuring out what your perspective is, these simple steps will guide you towards the life you love.
Whether you’re starting a new business or traveling as a single mom like me, you will find value in these steps for changing your perspective.
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Start fresh. Give your perspective a
positive boost. Live unapologetically
free, and embrace all of that love
and beauty inside of you.
7 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
1. Acknowledge that Everyone has a Unique Perspective
Our perspectives are limited based on our own experiences. Acknowledge that your friends and family have their own perspectives, and it’s ok to separate your perspectives from others around you.
Let go of what other people think so that you can have a clearer understanding of your personal desires.
What’s your perspective? How is it different from those around you?
2. Envision what you Want in Life
Be completely honest with yourself about what you want. If you want to sail around the world with your baby love, envision this. If you want to buy some land on a tropical beach paradise, envision this. Your vision is yours to personalize. Envisioning the life you want is the first glance at a fresher, more positive perspective. How do you stay true and honest with yourself? What do you want in your life?
3. Organize and Take Action
Organize a list of things to do that are essential in achieving your short- and long-term goals, and do them. If it’s your goal to travel with your daughter, then start by getting her passport. If you want to develop a new website for your business, then start by creating some content. Get the ball rolling, and use the momentum in your favor. Check things off the list every day. If you have to, set deadlines to keep yourself on track. As you move closer to your target, continue to add to your list until you achieve your goals, one-by-one.
Getting started can be the hardest part, but trust me, it’s the only way. With patience, watch your perspective turn from black-and-white to color by putting time and effort into your list.
What’s on your to-do list for today? How do you encourage yourself to do these things?
4. Believe in Yourself
Trust that you have everything in place, and everything is on an upward slope. Don’t forget to breathe. Change is subtle and organic; it takes some time to assemble and shape. Take this time to give yourself support, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Think positive thoughts regarding your life, and begin to see things in a new light.
5. View your Life from a Different Physical Perspective
Do an inverted yoga pose to view your environment from a different angle – down dog, headstand, plow, etc. Without judgment, examine your surroundings and embrace how it feels to look at things from a new angle. It can be scary, but you’re doing it!
Release the tension from your back body, and feel the rush of energy run along your spine. Allow the endorphins to flow. HERE, remind yourself that there are many different perspectives to view your life from. Every day, meditate on a more vibrant perspective and see your life this way.
6. Love Yourself
This transitional time is a precious time for your self-care because your energy radiates everywhere. Eat healthily. Love yourself. Nurture your soul. Make yourself feel good. Trust that, in doing so, it will not only make yours but everyone’s energy lift. Be the change you want to see in the world and your life.
7. Enjoy the Present Moment
‘Sometimes you never fully experience the present moment because unconsciously you believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life.’ Eckhart Tolle
The present moment stimulates your happiness, teaches you grace, allows you clarity and gives space for expansion. Being in the present moment is essential because as our life shifts, our perspective shifts. Every moment is part of the journey.
‘Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.’ Buddha
‘Focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new’ -Socrates
A positive perspective empowers us to be stronger and make those choices that are better for us. Whatever your dream is, a positive perspective is all it takes to move in the right direction. Don’t get side tracked by the negative.
Focus on your vision. Our life’s purpose is about trusting our vision enough to let it unfold. Be open to synchronicity along the way, and make it a point to lift yourself up.
Let go – set yourself free.
Live the life you love,
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt