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Everything is Energy. Including YOU.

Hello you and welcome back to my page! If it’s your first time, welcome to the family! I hope you are doing fantastic, glowing and growing. I’ve been great and happy with the feedback from the Journal Series and from chatting with ya’ll! Awesome community we’ve got going here 🙂

Today we’re going to talk about something that is both inside and around us; energy. Look around you, what do you see? What are the objects around you made of? Everything you can see, hear, touch and smell is made up of different wavelengths vibrating at different frequencies. Your brain has the ability to interpret the energy clusters around you as object such as a chair.

Quantam physics revealed that everything is made from an energy force, including you. Everything is made up of energy. We tend to focus on the physical part of life but science proves that we are in an energy vortex, the world is not split into the material realm and energy realm. Everything is made of atoms, neutrons, and electrons, physicists looked further and found even smaller particles, such as quarks and ultimatey found at the core of it all was an energy field, not a physical material.

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Touch your arm, look at your being. You are made up of energy even though you may perceive yourself as a physical structure. We are energy vortices experiencing an energy field.

Here’s the best part, science proves that you are special. As we continue the self love journey and discover selves I continue to emphasize that, you are unique and that is your power. You are a special being, on a unique journey, seeing and experiencing the world differently with your own unique contributions to the world.

The world outside of self is made up of energy and we pick up on those frequenices. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the energy around you and stay away from energy vampires. Some people are more sensitive to the energy around them than others. This is because as we live in an energy force field we are all experiencing life differently through different antennas. The energy field affects each one of us differently as you have your own unique vibrations.

Do you take the time to be introspective? Do you know who you are at the core of it all? This is crucial as you being unique comes with your own unique power and contributions to the universe. Claim it.

Although we cannot percieve the ocean of energies around us with our five senses they have great effect on us. You walk through the energy field in a physical form, a form made up of energies flowing. Spiritually, we are souls experiencing this life on earth using our physical forms as a vessel.

What are your thoughts on the soul and spirit? Let me know.

The Energy Boomerang

Remember, you are made up of energy and so is everything around you, meaning you are connected to all that is around you. Now, great power comes with great responsibility yes? The energy you give out through your thoughts and actions do affect the world around you. Use this knowledge to help you live as your highest version of self because yess your thoughts also have a frequency and what you send out comes back like a bommerang with greater force.

Your thoughts matter because you are part of a universal consciousness. Be careful with how you speak about self and self sabotaging thoughts.

Don’t believe your thoughts have frequency?

Scientists use an electroencephalogram (EEG) test to measure electrical brain activity. Without getting too scientific, small metal discs are attached to one’s scalp and your brain communicates via electrical impluses. This shows that our thoughts do carry energy and vibrate at different frequencies.

Positive thoughts have higher frequency than negative ones. Remember, energy flows where intention goes. If you are constantly having negative thoughts your being will emit and attract low frequency levels.

If you think the world is a horrible place and bad things always happen to you, guess what? That is what you will attract. You have the power to take control and reprogram your subconscious mind. For more on the power of self talk, click here.

What do you know about the Law of Attraction? Let me know below.

I urge you to look at the universe through a different lense, allowing you to see it all in a different way. You are powerful, your thoughts are powerful. Affirm and manifest the life you wish.

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Love and Peace

Fayne A. Soida

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33 Affirmations that Will Help You

In a previous post we talked about the Power of Affirmations and the grande effect they have on your subconscious mind. Your thoughts hold emmence power, from words of self encouragement to the sly comments you take as jokes. Positive affirmations release you from negative energy and patterns such as worry, anxiety, doubt and fear.

It’s important to be mindful, your subconcious is listening. Learn to speak to yourself with love, compassion and encouragement. Pay attention to the hidden messages in your thoughts and words, watch your tongue as it holds great power.

  • “there’s no way that could work”.
  • “I can’t do it”
  • “It’s going to be another one of those days”
  • “That’s just my luck”
  • “I’m not creative”
  • “I’m too shy”
  • “I’m realy out of shape”
  • “I don’t look good”

STOP IT! Your subconcious is unable to recognise what you want and don’t but instead focusing on what you’re paying attention to. Energy flows where your intention goes. However, this does not mean that you should ignore and bottle up your emotions. Recognise your emotions, especially the negative ones because that it where healing begins, when you come face to face with your hurt and fears. Healing the wound so as to no longer hurt from them.

Be open with yourself, trust yourself and be vulnerable, in that write down a negative thought that bothers you and a positive counterpart. Example.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”

Napoleon Hill (Self-help author)

You are what you think

What are your thoughts on this phrase?

What do you tell yourself? Are you kind to yourself? How is your relationship with self? Much too often do I hear or see people looking for love and acceptance outside of self and wondering why the well runs dry. What happens when the likes and comments run dry? When you can’t call your friend to give you a boost? When it is only you

Be your own cheerleader, your own best friend.

Benefits of Daily Affirmations

Daily affirmations allow you to reprogram your mind from negative thought patterns and help you feel positive and confident. Repeating affirmations daily will influence your subconcious and motivate you. Don’t worry it may feel uncomfortable, odd or even a bit silly as you start but in the morning look at yourself in the mirror and repeated affirmations that resonate with you. Make this your morning ritual and you will feel your soul begin to reap the benefits.

  1. I awaken grateful for today and I choose happiness.
  2. I have an aura of positive energy surrounding me.
  3. My life is filled with happiness, love and peace.
  4. I believe in the power of positivity.
  5. I am protected.
  6. I believe in my strength.
  7. I speak life into my work.
  8. I speak life into my vision.
  9. I am grateful for the gift of life.
  10. I choose to be happy, i deserve and claim happiness.
  11. I protect my energy and release all negativity.
  12. Being happy comes easy to me.
  13. I am grateful to have people in my life who are good for me
  14. I am abundant.
  15. I am worthy of love and respect.
  16. I am proud of who I am becoming.
  17. I allow myself to be who i am without judgment
  18. I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
  19. I forgive myself and set myself free.
  20. I listen to my intuition and trust my inner guide.
  21. I am becoming closer to my true self everyday.
  22. I put my energy into things that matter to me.
  23. I have the freedom and power to create the life I desire.
  24. My possibilities are endless
  25. I choose to see the positive.
  26. I choose to release all negativity.
  27. I choose to focus on the positive, as i remember energy flows where intention goes.
  28. I choose to be grateful.
  29. I choose to be happy.
  30. I choose to surround myself with those who make me happy.
  31. I choose how to respond to circumstances.
  32. I choose to focus on things that feel good.
  33. I am allowing myself to be consistently and genuinely happy.
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Have you read my more detailed post The Power of Affirmations? Please do as it explains further. I hope this was helpful Xx Do you practice daily affirmations?

-Love and Peace-

Fayne A. Soida

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Why It’s Important to Know Who You Are

How well do you know yourself? No, not your name, age, family history or where you grew up or went to school. I mean really know who you are at the core of it all. Beyond social media and the influence of friends and peers.

How connected are you to who you truly are?

Self love is one of the most important things in life, the world is forever changing and so are the people around you. Not to be morbid but at the end of the day you’ve got yourself, you’re the one you can fully rely on. People change, their opinions and feelings may waver, others may just be cruel and attack you, forgetting the power of the tongue. Through all that, self love is your amour, your relationship with yourself plays a big factor on how all of this affects you and as you continue down the journey of self love you need to first learn more about yourself, know who you are. Because, how can you love someone that you do not know? Sounds like trying to remember someone you’ve never met, no?

In a previous post we talked about Individuation , which I described as the process through which you fully embody who you are and embrace your individuality, leaving you without care for societal standards and benchmarks. Achieving a sense of differentiating your own identity from those of others, allowing you to consciously exist in the world as yourself.

When you know who you are, where you stand on different matters, your beliefs and what is important to you the opinions and pressures of the outside world doesn’t pick at you, trying to mold you into who they want you to be or want you to do.

To fully individuate you need to first learn who you are. So, who are you? Take a moment and think about it. Let’s search a little deeper.

Bare with me, really think about it and then we’ll go through just why this is so important.

To truly love yourself is a love that is unconditional. To achieve this, you need to know different aspects of who you truly are.

Learning how to be vulnerable in your own eyes is important because only you fully know and understand your story, your emotions, what insecurities you tuck away, what scares you and what doubts you may have. They are nothing to be ashamed of, we are creatures that are always evolving, do not fear the process.

Are you comfortable in your vulnerability ?

Vulnerability, a topic I definitely want to dive further into as the fear of vulnerability continues to be far too common. Misunderstood as weakness and feared but honey, in your vulnerability lays your truth and strength.It is in that vulnerability that you fully learn who you are, the bright and the hidden and in that you learn to love yourself unconditionally.

Know Your Strengths

When working our strengths you feel in your element, doing things with ease and interests because

let’s face we when you’re good at something you tend to like it more. Work on those strengths and nurture them. What are your strengths? When is it that you feel in your element? What do you do with ease and keenly? If you can’t think of what you’re strengths are ask those around you that know you well.

Know Your Weaknesses

We don’t like acknowledging our weaknesses because it may make you feel weak but I assure you there is nothing wrong with having weaknesses. Don’t be too hard on yourself but instead make your goal to better them and turn them into strengths give yourself time and a plan to work towards your goal. Remember we’re working on unconditional love.

Know Your Values and Beliefs

This comes down to what you stand for. What is important to you?

I believe in love, encouragement and overall positive energy. For that reason if I’m with people that belittle others and are unkind especially if it’s all to make them feel above I will speak my mind in defense of the person and remove myself from that situation. Above all i trust energy and my intuition, energy doesn’t lie.

Know What You Love and Hate

It’s very important to know what you love, what makes you happy, fulfilled and calm. Learn more about yourself and look into your passions. Knowing what you hate, what isn’t for you helps you set boundaries, both with yourself and other people. Knowing this helps you take care of yourself.

Personally I’m an introvert and although they are people that may know me as social i know that i need to recharge after a while. Some alone time with a good book, soul music, writing or art helps me do that. What about you? Knowing what i hate helps me set boundaries, I love to be surrounded with good positive energy so when it comes to people speaking down on others or anything of that sort I know to leave the situation and they know it’s not for me.

Know Your Purpose

Knowing your purpose fills you with motivation to get out of bed and start what you need to do. In a way that doesn’t feel forced and drags you to do it but instead motivates you from within. It does not have a deadline but instead is something that makes you feel fulfilled. You may not know what your purpose is right now and that’s alright. Yet another reason to explore who you are and learn more about yourself.

I believe my purpose is making a difference and impacting lives, be it from my writing, people i talk to, strangers or friends to my charity helping sweet little girls who have been victim to female genital mutilation and early forced marriages. I noticed the difference I would make and the attention I would always give to the ‘underdog’ making sure to reassure them and the greater difference it made. I started paying attention when people would get back to me, saying i’m easy to talk to especially when it came to real things or the difference I made on how they viewed things. People simply want to b heard.

Take some time and think about what your purpose is and align yourself to it.

Why It’s Important to Know Yourself

Fall in love with your individuality

Knowing yourself, your interests, beliefs, what you love to do, how you love to spend your time, how you love to dress, music you enjoy, movies and everything about you and strongly standing in your unconditional love for self shuts off the noise that is the world. In a position where you may not fully be yourself in fear of alienation, being seen as odd because you are different from what society, your friends or parents say you should be, you will no longer play the part of a chameleon and change to fit but instead know and love that what makes you different is what makes you unique, what makes you special.

You are special, don’t you want to embrace it?

I am unique and that is my Power.

Independence

Falling in love with your individuality ensures that you are in charge of your own thoughts and personality. You know your values, your goals and your dreams and so you know what does not align with your path and the steps you need to take to stay on that path and achieve your goals. After all, you do take care of those you love, right? So take care of yourself.

Confidence and Value

Many times what may cause you to have low confidence or not see your value is that you may compare yourself to other people. Especially in the age of social media where you spend hours (especially now that you’re quarantined) scrolling through social media and seeing the best of people you might start comparing yourself to them. Learning to love yourself and accepting and embracing individuality is a key reminder that everyone is different, you do not need to be like another person in order to be happy.

Once you stand tall in your authenticity you’ll notice your confidence rise. You will be aware of your worth and your value even when a person comes short of seeing it you know what’s important is how you see yourself and feel, being or working towards being the highest version of yourself.

Know yourself and you will know your true power. Embrace it and love yourself unconditionally and you are invincible.

Don’t you want that? Go for it.

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Individuating in a Uniform Society

Individuation, the process that enables one to truly embody who they are and embrace their individuality leaving them without care for societal standards and benchmarks. The sense of differentiating one’s own identity from those of others, allowing them to consciously exist in the world.

Self-actualization, the path of self-discovery and exploration. It can truly be both a thrilling yet painful process. Society has become more outspoken on self-love but the conversation became less about truth and more about trend and style. Social media has glorified mental health care, threw on a filter and a good playlist and has fooled some to think that is where it ends. This is not to put down the quotes, skin care, baths, nature walk tips and the likes because they too can help lift a person’s spirits, it becomes an issue when that is where the conversation ends and a line is drawn. Because on the other side of that line is the not so pretty parts of mental health that should also be normalized as a conversation and not speak about depression and anxiety behind our screens while stigma still infects the society and conversations considered too real, are too much.

On the path of self-discovery and self-realization fear and doubt must be attacked first and left behind because in this path ties in the long life journey of individuation. This is the sense of self in a world controlled by trends and opinions from all directions. Be it friends, family, people you hold in high regard or those you despise, in order to individuate and truly be your own person you must individuate your wants from theirs.

Remember when I said it is a thrilling yet painful process this is where the rollercoaster begins but you must learn that the important part is to be honest and true to yourself. As you read this don’t simply scan over it, you’re here on my blog for a reason, reading this for a reason. Be honest with yourself. Plus no one will know what you’re reflecting on unless you tell them right? So why not be honest with yourself?

How many times has fear held you back from truly experiencing the moment? Ever wanted to just be free and fully live in the moment? When you wanted to dance and enjoy it all but you keep your dancing to yourself because well, you don’t think you’re the best at it. How you wanted to grab that opportunity but didn’t take the chance because you figured you wouldn’t be chosen anyway, holding yourself back from your business opportunity because of the lack of self belief. Keeping to yourself not because you necessarily want to but because all that goes through your mind is…you don’t look like them, speak like them…Holding back on posting that picture because it doesn’t look … perfect, unlike the pictures that flood the internet. When you ‘should’ be happy but you can’t help but compare yourself to them. Why don’t you look like them? Why aren’t you like them?

It’s time to be introspective and get in touch with the uncomfortable feelings you burrow because that is where healing and individuating begins.

Doubts come flooding in and shape shift into doubt and fear that hold you back from embracing your uniqueness and seeing what that would truly bring you.

What would you do if the world went silent?

If your parents, friends and social media stopped dictating what you should look like, be like, be interested in and value or you are deemed lesser than? When in the process of individuating all the noise in the world affects how you live, your emotions and results in internal battles that the same society will judge you for. This happens because there are no boundaries between your personal values, beliefs, views, goals and opinions and theirs. These boundaries should allow for you to learn and grow but not at the expense of losing yourself.

You may get lost in all the chaos but you are reading this for a reason. Don’t step down from what you were and through the process of shedding the template society drew on your skin it will come down to how bad do you want it? Are you willing to have those closest to you turn on you as they watch you change because in a society where everyone is trying to be the same embracing oneself is considered a rebellious act.

Fight for who you are even if it means losing the world you know because as you unlock your true self you will find a world far more beautiful. Remember, this is your life! You’re the author of your life don’t let someone else write it and read it to you as a twisted manual. Write your story and do so with love and faith in who you are and who you’re becoming because in what you say, think and believe lays the beauty of the law of attraction.

(Follow for upcoming blog posts: The power of affirmations, and more!)

Individuation, the process through which you will fully embody who you are and embrace your individuality, leaving you without care for societal standards and benchmarks. You will achieve a sense of differentiating your own identity from those of others, allowing you to consciously exist in the world as yourself.

The world needs you to be you, your gift, your talent, your purpose. In this alignment lays your true power. Embrace it.

Love and Peace –

Fayne A. Soida 🤎

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Building Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline is the ability to push yourself and take action regardless of one’s feelings. It is the willpower to overcome one’s weaknesses.

How many times have you set goals but then procrastinated? Be it a new year resolution organizing your room or to do the dishes before bed, self discipline is a skill we all need to master.

When you think ‘self-care’ what first comes to mind? Face masks and a candle lit bath? (Love this!) As much as this will be an aspect of self-care it is not all of it. The best self-care skills take self-discipline, purpose, hard work, commitment, and resilience.

Self-care is not an indulgence but rather a discipline.

Self-care requires a deep personal understanding of your reasons for self-improvement and your priorities. What is your why?

I’ve had to learn self-discipline and continue to master it but it was definetly after several attempts. I’d jump into what I needed to do with excitement but had trouble being consistent. I would plan to wake up at 5am but that seems to be when my bed is at it’s warmest and coziest so admittedly there were days I would press snooze and roll over. Sound familiar? I would start a new workout routine that would then be short lived. I was full of excuses and procrastination. All until I asked myself one question. How bad do I want it?

Self-care is not selfish. It is putting your best foot forward in all areas of your life.

I took a step back from writing and my site to focus on nurturing my mind, body and soul. Unhappy with where I was I took back my power, reminded myself that I create my own reality and began my blueprints. I took a step back, even from friends and began my introspective journey. You see, the time I took away wasn’t selfish, it was neccessary. I can now present my best self, show up as my highest self, help, support and help others to join this mindful and fullfilling journey.

Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup.

  1. Check in with your body– Listen to your intuition, your inner guidance system. Is your soul at peace? Are you living a life you will benefit from?
  2. What do you want more? List down the things you would like to do more. Do you want to excerice? Meditate each morning? Start practicing Yoga? Do you want to feel confident in your skin? Do you want to lose or gain weight.
  3. What do you need more? Listen to your body and be honest with self, what is it that you need? Do you need to study more? Do you need a healthier diet and lifestyle? Are there habits you need to stop?
  4. Plan! – You have 24 hours in a day. How will you use them?

The 21/90 Rule. It take 21 days to build a habit and 90 days to build a lifestyle. Subscribe to my blog and join the #21daysofcare challenge. Choose you.

Mindset

What is your reason for change? What do you want to achieve? How bad do you want it ?

Intrinsic motivation will push you further than any external force ever will. Attach your deep desire of attaining your goals to the feelings of satisfaction and fulfilment as you work and achieve your goals.

Baby Steps

Break down large tasks into smaller tasks that you can do in steps. Need to clean your room? Start with one drawer at a time. Want to do an hour workout? Does the thought of it already have you dreading it?

Don’t get lost or intimidated by the bigger picture and forget the baby steps that will lead you there. Start Today! Put in that 10 or 20 minutes, because that is better than doing nothing at all.

List down the things you want to start doing (start small and add on). Here’s an example of mine:

  • Wake up at 5am
  • Workout
  • Meditate
  • Unplug
  • Study
  • Consistent Blogging
  • Healthy Diet
  • Draw/Paint

Always Be Better Than Yesterday

Missed out something on your list? No worry, new sunrise, new opportunities!

I Will Always Be Better than Yesterday.

Don’t Waste Time on Insignificant Matters

Avoid wasting time on things that will not be beneficial. It’s important to unwind and relax, that is part of self-care but do not over indulge in what is not nurturing you. (You could nurture this by closing Netflix after 2 episodes other than binge your show). Ensure you know what you value most in this life, use your energy and time accordingly.

“Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back”

W.K Hope.

Get Enough Sleep

It is easy to get lost in your passion, to-do-list and lose track of time, working late nights and early mornings may seem productive to begin with but unless you give your body the rest it needs, you wil burn out. The optimum amount of sleep is 6-8 hours. Once an insomniac I have tried it all to try and get to sleep, maybe this will help

Unplug

Social media is a large part of our daily lives, especially now with minimal movement. This has resulted in an increase of time spent in front of screen, connecting through social media but are you allocating time to connect with self?

It is important to regularly unplug and spend time away from screens. Instead use that time to be productive or to spend time with self

It may be motivation that started it but it’s habit and discipline that keep you going!

– Love and Peace –

Fayne A. Soida

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Benefits of Shadow Work & 32 Prompts You To Help You on Your Journey

Hello you 🙂 I hope you have been well, sending love and blessings your way. I wish you all the best in your journey and encourage you to continue on your path and show up as the highest version of self!

Do you love yourself?

Do you know about your shadow self and shadow work? Missed the post? Click here.

Self love flows much deeper than the surface, self love walks and face routines are great but don’t forget to work on your inner being and discover more about who you truly are on a much deeper level. This means acknowledging even the most unattractive parts of who you are. Shadow work is crucial in one’s life because whether we like it or not a shadow self is subconsciously created and ignoring it doesn’t mean it will not affects you or show up in negative traits.

“The shadow is needed now more than ever. We heal the world when we heal ourselves, and hope shines brightest when it illuminates the dark.”

Sasha Graham, Dark Wood Tarot

What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘shadow work’? Have you given it a try? Let me know your experience in the comments below. I am very happy to hear my last post got many of you started on your shadow work journey 🙂 For you to truly benefit from this practice it is necessary that you put in the work. I recommend getting a journal as it is a safe space as well as meditation which we will get into in a future post.

Benefits of Shadow Work

  1. Improved mental well being.
  2. Improved relationships with others.
  3. Help you find the root cause of your problems and traumas.
  4. Increased creativity.
  5. Improved self awareness.
  6. Creates awareness of toxic patterns you are repeating, so you can change them.
  7. More confidence to be your true self.
  8. Clearer perception with which you view the world.
  9. Increased empathy and compassion.
  10. Help you find your purpose in life.

Shadow work journal prompts are an amazing tool for beginners as they encourage you down a path of self awareness and self improvement as you work on bettering yourself and working through your emotions, past traumas and events as you discover more of who you are show up as the highest version of self.

You came into this world whole, you were born complete, surrounded by pure energy. Unfortunately this state of being does not last long as the world begins to influence you. The shadow self is born in our early childhood as you are affected by the interactions of those closest to you such as your caregivers, parents, siblings, uncles and aunties. This subconscious shadow is created when caregivers highlight parts of who you are as good and other parts as bad. As you go through experiences you subconsciously adopt these beliefs as your own and suppress parts of self you deem negative.

How Shadow Work Affects You

Initially shadow work may seem daunting or maybe you’re not yet convinced of its importance. If not click here to read more about it. Shadow work is about looking within and facing the most vulnerable, and possibly shameful parts of who you are. Facing your shadow self is as simple as acknowledging and facing your least attractive qualities.

Shadow Traits

  • Envy/Jealousy
  • Defensive
  • Obsessed with appearance/How people see them/dependent on praise
  • Judgemental
  • Arrogant/Egotistic
  • Anger
  • Over competitive
  • Selfish
  • Stubborn
  • Manipulative

32 Shadow Work Prompts

  1. What are you most grateful for?
  2. What makes you feel the happiest?
  3. Write a letter to a younger you. (10 years ago)
  4. Who do you want to become?
  5. What are you most afraid of?
  6. How do you perceive failure?
  7. Do you often find yourself over-thinking what you’ve said or how you’ve acted?
  8. What are the first signs that your mental health is dipping?

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Jung.
  1. What triggers you?
  2. What do you think are the worst traits a person can have?
  3. What do you think is your worst trait?
  4. What makes you judgmental?
  5. What misconceptions do people have about you?
  6. How do you feel about who you are as a human?
  7. What are your core values?
  8. When are you hardest on yourself? Where do you think this stems from?
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  1. What emotion do you try to avoid? (sadness, anger)
  2. Why are you afraid of expressing this emotion?
  3. Who last belittled your emotions? (Or regularly downplays them)
  4. What emotions are you quite comfortable with?
  5. How do you enforce boundaries? How do you react when people overstep them?
  6. What is your favourite childhood memory?
  7. Were you ever wronged as a child?
  8. How did you process emotions as a child, teenager?

I forgive myself one day at a time until it’s complete

  1. In what ways are you privileged?
  2. What is the biggest promise you made to yourself, and broke?
  3. Have you ever been betrayed? What would you say to the person?
  4. Who has let you down the most in your life?
  5. How are you letting yourself down, at this moment in your life?
  6. What is your most shameful memory? How have you changed since then?
  7. What do you need to forgive yourself for?
  8. Think of a relationship you walked away from. Write down the reasons it was a positive choice.

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Sending love and Peace your way

-Fayne Soida xx

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What is Shadow Work?

Hello you😄 I hope you are doing well, sending love and peace your way! As we continue our journey of self love, self-discovery and individuation it is important that we are honest with ourselves, that you stand powerful in your vulnerability.

The ability to stand strong in ones own vulnerability is a strength. Understandably, this may be difficult as it involves standing bare in front of self bringing dark into the light, highlighting the parts you would rather remain hidden. You are an amazing human being, full of love, grace and endless potential but within all that are parts of self you may not be free with admitting.

Today our focus is the getting insight on what the shadow self is, what shadow work is and how to do shadow work

 “Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.”

– Carl Jung (Swiss Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst)

What is the Shadow Self?

The shadow self is the parts of who you are that is suppressed into your subconscious, the parts which you yourself perceive as dark and weak about yourself. It is based on the notion that we bury parts of our personality that we do not want to identify.

What comes to mind when you think of ‘shame’ ‘sadness’ or fear’?

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Your shadow self is formed from early childhood, while you were dependent on parents/caregivers forming an attachment that needed you to compromise and do things their way. This subconsciously influences your behavior and shadow self. Your shadow self, although subconscious shows itself in daily life as it influences your behavior, your beliefs and life as a whole.

For example, if you were scolded for speaking your mind this could create a subconscious shadow that now holds you back from free self expression and speaking out. A little boy in tears told “Boys don’t cry” and “Act like a man” may find difficulty opening up in the future. Personally, I grew up in a strong family where vulnerability and sadness was seen as weakness and due to the reactions from when I was sensitive, I struggled with being in touch with my sensitive side and self expression.

Sound familiar? In what ways did others influence you?

We all have a shadow self, whether you are aware of it or not it plays a role in your daily life and show itself as self-sabotage if one does not address the subconscious and heal.

What is Shadow Work?

Shadow work is a way of working on your inner self, casting a light on parts hidden away revealing the deepest parts of your psyche. It is is the process of bringing forth unconscious shadows into the light.

Very often we tend to focus on our conscious minds but unless the necessary inner work is done the shadow self will continue to creep up and sabotage you holding you back from your full potential, your full power.

How to do Shadow Work

Shadow work is all about making the unconscious conscious. Through our journey we have talked about being more self aware and mindful, by questioning and diving deeper into self you can get to the root of your shadow and begin the healing process.

1.Integrate Both Darkness and Light

When manifesting the life of your dreams and embracing the journey means embracing all that you are. Yes, you want a positive life, looking to the bright side of situations and working on the law of attraction so focusing on the positive but unless you also connect to your dark side you will be yet to connect to self fully. Owning who you are in entirety will help you with individuation, self-validation and manifestation. This does not mean that when angry you act out destructively or wallowing in your sadness, this means acknowledging the emotions, knowing they are valid and uncover its roots. How can you use it to your advantage? Personally, I feel more motivated and inspired when I use my ‘darker’ emotions.

2. Uncover Shadow Self

In order for you to connect and heal your shadow self you must first uncover and acknowledge them. You can uncover your shadow self through mindful practices that make you more self aware. I recommend meditation as it calms the mind and creates a natural flow. Do not fight your mind on this, allow your mind to flow, when a thought jumps in do not fixate but instead let them flow in and out. Pay attention to where you mind goes and asking yourself, why?

Mind too busy? Ask yourself why. To help you try playing calm nature sounds in the background or stare at a candle flame.

Another helpful practice is journalling, which creates an open space for you to fully express self and identify your shadows.

3. Identify Triggers

Pay close attention to your mind, body and soul. How are you doing? What makes you feel triggered? Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you with ? How do you feel?

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” 

Carl Jung

Journalling will help you notice patterns and highlight your triggers. Once you identify that feeling, that trigger think back to when you first felt this way. Try your best to remember details as this will help you interrupt the pattern.

4. Make Intentional Changes

Uncovering your shadow self and recognizing that part of self gives you the power to take back the control in your life. When unaware of your subconscious thoughts and scars it shows itself in different ways in your life. By making the subconscious conscious you are able to control your reactions; emotional, physical and cognitive.

Interrupt your pattern by changing your thoughts, emotions and reactions to a situation. Feeling triggered? Ask yourself why and once uncovered be brave and allow the process of growth to take over.

Remember, change does not happen overnight, put in the work and connect to self on a deeper level.

How do you know when you’ve healed a shadow? It will no longer trigger you.

I wish you all the best in your journey xx

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10 Ways to Help You Recharge Your Energy

Hello there 😄 welcome to my page and for my subscribers welcome back. I hope you’ve been doing well and taking care of yourself. We’re living in a fast paced world and it’s important that you take the time to recharge before your burnout. How have you been feeling recently, really? Listen to your body… Have you been feeling drained? Here are 10 ways to help you recharge your personal battery.

“If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.”

– Oprah Winfrey

1. Gratitude exercise

When I’ve had a hard day or in a tough situation I’ve found that taking deep breathes and intentionally shifting my focus to something positive has been great help. Finding a silver lining or taking a moment to focus on what you are grateful for in that day and in your life that it was a bad moment it’s not a bad life.

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2. Begin Your Day with a Stretch  

Start your day with a good refreshing stretch. Stretching your major muscle groups when you get up will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Studies show that stretching helps you relax, reduce pain of joints and lower back as well as increase flexibility.

Stretching helps release the tension in your body. Naturally, your neck and joints store tension due to our bodies natural animalistic response of ‘fight or flight’ . It’s not about straining your body, I recommend you give it a try even a simple 10 minutes will do! 😉

I enjoy a good morning stretch and yoga practice. I recommend giving it a try, can start with the basics such as the downward-facing dog, child’s pose and cobra pose.

3. 20-20-20 break

 Basically, after every 20 minutes spent using a screen you should try to look away at something that is 20 feet away from you for a total of 20 seconds. Excess screen time is harmful to our eyes as the blue light damages your retina. Be sure to take time away from your screens

Between blogging, online classes and work I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. How much time do you think you spend looking at your laptop in a day? What about your phone?

These days many of us spend quite a bit of time in front of screens which is draining to your system. Rather than spend you time scrolling through social media or playing a game on your phone how about take the time to recharge your personal batteries. Unplugging makes you more aware of self and surroundings, connecting you to your present.

4. Journal

Journaling creates a safe space for you to express yourself and release of all you make have been holding onto both consciously and subconsciously. Free writing will create honesty within self, laying out the truth for you to see and make the next move.

Here’s a journal prompt to help you; explore the ‘Whys’ of your life. Why do you do what you do? Why does your body feel drained?

More on Journaling: Here

5. Calming Shower

Showers have the power to reset your energy levels. What do you prefer, a cold or hot shower? Which do you have more often? I lean more towards hot showers but once in a while like to surprise my system.

Did you know showers have been linked to reducing anxiety? Having a cold shower increases the endorphins in your brain (the feel good hormones) which helps in reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. While the body’s natural reaction to the warm comfortable feeling of a warm shower gets your muscles to relax.

Do you prefer a shower or bath? Create a nice warm relaxing environment, have beautiful lighting, perhaps candles. Exfoliate your body and feel refreshed with your soft skin now released of all tension. Start your playlist or get lost in the wonder of your mind

6. Dance

Dancing provides an escape for your mind. A practice that has been around for thousands of years as a form of self-expression and unity. Studies have shown that dancing is beneficial for your brain and mental health as it helps reduce stress levels and works as an effective form of exercise so that’s a plus

7. Spa Time

Treat yourself to some relaxation time. It’s important to do something for yourself, be at an establishment or pampering yourself at home, go for it. Create a calm relaxing environment. Get into your robe, light the scented candles or get out the essential oils out. Aromatherapy is beneficial for both your mental and physical health, improving state of mind, body and spirit. Use an exfoliating scrub, cucumber on your eyes, face mask and relax. Yes, you too men, self care has no gender you too deserve some pampering! Go out and get that manicure/pedicure.

“Taking time to rest, renew, and refresh yourself isn’t wasted time. Recharge. Choose what energizes you.”

– Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart

8. Give

It’s been found that a selfless act lifts one’s energy. Not necessarily a grand act or donation but down to a simple extension of self to help another with no expectation from them. Giving to others has a calming effect on your body, slows heart rate, lowers stress levels and blood pressure while activated the regions of your mind associated with pleasure and social connection.

I am the proud founder of a charity that strives to end Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriages and Period Poverty. For more information, click here

9. Get in touch with nature

I know you’ve heard this before but wait, hear me out! When was the last time you went for a walk? When were you last in between the trees? Not walking with focus on a destination but enjoying each step and inhale, fresh air filling your lungs. Walk with the intention to enjoy each step, being mindful of the situation and being present, listening to the sounds around you and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, the contrast in the colors and the birds in the trees.

10. Bring nature indoors

We’re in a fast paced world where mental health problems are prevailing so it is important to take care of your mind and body. Recently we have been spending more time indoors and it is important to create a refreshing breathable environment.

Indoor plants such as the aloe vera, jasmine plant and snake plant among others are beneficial to your health as they cleanse the air and produce oxygen. (more detail on the benefits of indoor plants soon)

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Maybe you thrive on being busy or you’re caught up in this fast pace world – we all in a break sometimes! Taking time for yourself doesn’t necessarily meaning hitting pause for a week it’s about prioritizing yourself.

20 mins a day, think you can do that? 😜 How often do you take time for yourself?

I wish you all the best on your journey xx

Love and Peace – Amani

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7 ways For You To Protect Your Energy

Hello you! I hope you’ve been doing great, blessed with another day and I am more than happy to have you here! I enjoy reading your comments and interacting with you.

On a previous post we jumped into the reality of our existence. We opened up our minds to see beyond the physical world we so often tend to focus on. Today’s society is so fixated on body image we forget that honestly, appearance is the most boring part of who we are. You are so much more! At the end of the day what truly matters?

Your soul.

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Self care includes taking care of your mental, spiritual and physical health. So just like exercise and skin care routines, cleansing your energy, your soul is also important. Have you ever noticed how happy people have a natural glow? Vibrant and confident whilst others may give of negative or bitter vibes? What you’re sensing is their energetic body.

As we continue this journey I continue to encourage you to take the time to be introspective, know who you are beneath it all and connect to your higher self. Being mindful and self aware is beneficial to you, your physical body is made up on energy and it picks up on other frequencies around you which then reflects in your physical form. I recommend keeping a journal as it encourages you to be more self aware and mindful. Want to know types of journaling? Click here

Why it’s Important to Protect Your Energy

What would you say your energy is like? What would others say?

Too often people find themselves allowing others to influence their energy. Yes, sometimes it can be a good thing but sometimes it is detrimental. Think about the people you spend the most time with, those you talk to the most and interact with. What’s their energy like? Be sure to notice your energy around certain people, some will elevate your energy whilst some are ‘energy vampires’.

It’s important to be intentional with your energy as you attract what you give out. Throughout your day you encounter different frequencies and pick up on them so just like you shower and brush your teeth, don’t forget to cleanse your energy.

Have you ever noticed your energy change? Are you an empath? Let me know your experience in the comments below 🙂

I am an empath and therefore i’m quite sensitive to energy. Being an empath means I easily sense other people’s auras (frequency) and if i’m not careful it affects me. A while back I was constantly on reaction mode until the secret was revealed, the anger and frustration wasn’t mine, it was the energy around me.

For example, when i’m around many people I get drained by all the different frequencies around me (especially if they’re negative) and will need a cleanse right after. I do not tolerate conversations that anger because because quite frankly, it’s not worth me risking my energy. You know that feeling of negativity that lingers during and after an argument? Yeah, I hate it and therefore i take a deep breath and walk away from what shifts my balance.

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Ways to Protect Your Energy

1). What are your triggers?

Pay attention to how you are feeling in different situations, environments and around different people. What makes you feel anxious or stressed? What frustrates or angers you? Knowing your triggers allows you to get ahead of the problem and know which areas of yourself to work on.

2). Control Your Ego

Do you react to negative influences? Do you obsess over it? Are you easily drawn into arguments? Love, your wasting your energy on things that do not matter. How about this, if it won’t matter in 5 years let it be because whenever you react to toxic energy, that is your ego at work! This may be tricky, i recommend taking a deep breath, quickly pause before you react. Is it worth wasting your energy? Is it worth lowering your own vibration? I highly doubt it. Don’t run your mouth, that isn’t your frequency, let them be and separate your energy from theirs.

3). Find Your Happy Place

Where is your happy place? Close your eyes and visualize the place that gives you the most peace. A place you love, where you feel calm, connected and safe. Is it in bed under your fluffy covers? Is it by the beach? For me my happy place is between the trees, i love hiking, the fresh air and clarity of it all. Visit your happy place as often as you can and when at a distant, close your eyes and visualize it. In as much detail as you can, take deep breathes and feel your energy recharge.

4). Visualize

Visuals connect your mind and body a connection that is powerful and crucial. Often I refer to visualizing your highest self, what does that person look like? The answer will differ between people but i believe we all want positive vibes! Use your power of visualization to protect yourself from negative energy. As you say your affirmations and positively talk to self visualize your energy field growing and glowing.

Take a deep breath, inhale..1…2…3… exhale. Allow you positive energy field to grow. Inhale…1…2…3… exhale. When you feel like you’re with someone affecting your energy, take deep breaths and picture their energy bouncing off your force field, unable to get to you.

5). De-clutter your zones

Your environment influences your mind and energy, ensure you have an organized room and office space. Pay close attention to your environment to protect your mental state as chaos and disorder only add to mental stress. Get rid of all the clutter in your life that isn’t good for you and yesss that means people too! This is for real life and social media too – unfollow and unfriend toxic people. It may be difficult but love, I promise you it’ll be worth it!

6). Set Boundaries

Stop giving away your energyyy! You are unique with a glowing frequency don’t lose that for someone else. A lot of people find difficult in saying no but setting boundaries is important! It may be difficult but remember the consequences of feeding on another’s energy. In life you will interact with many people, peers, family, coworkers but remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. You have to love yourself first and really want to do so.

7). Trust your intuition

Ever got that gut feeling you can’t quite place? That’s your intuition reading the situation, listen to your instincts and trust them. Does the situation or person make you feel frustrated, anxious, drained, overwhelmed? Pay close attention to it and either limit your interaction or stay away from it.

Connecting with self- mind, body and soul will increase your intuition and self awareness. Creating a sense of mindfulness that will motivate you to protect your energy. Especially if you are sensitive and an empath.

Protecting your energy takes time and practice, but it is crucial for both your mental and physical health.

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33 Prompts on Self Discovery and Self Reflection

Hello you! How are you doing, really? Let’s chat! I really enjoy interacting with each one of you! Welcome back or welcome to the family! We have been on a self love and discovery journey and it’s time for more self awareness and introspection.

Continuing the Journal Series, we’ve been chatting on journaling. Through that i’m happy for those it encouraged to start and I’m happy you are benefiting from it. Have you ever journaled? If so, how often? If not, what’s going through your mind? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Journaling has an impact on mental health, it creates a space where you can be open, vulnerable, it’s your private space. You see, very often we cover up who we truly are, covering our ‘flaws’, fears and doubts. Journaling creates a space for you to offload and understand yourself on a depper level. How are you feeling? Why?

It gives you a place to offload. Don’t think too much about it, it’s quite simple

Related post: The Importance of Journaling

Step 1 – Get a notebook of any kind!

Step 2 – Free write, pick up a pen and allow yourself to flow in your private space

It may feel strange as you begin the practice but i recommend two major things to look out for. Firstly, create a calm and relaxing environment. You are more likely to be honest in your scripting when you are alone and in your energy as compared to in a room with someone else present as that may have you keeping your shield up.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

– William Wordsworth (English Romantic Poet)
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33 Journal Prompts to Inspire You!

  1. How are you doing, really?

2. When was the last time you sat quietly observing your thoughts and feelings?

3. Describe yourself in 10 words.

4. How would other people describe you? Why?

5. Describe 5 nice things that happened to you in the past week.

6. Describe 5 nice things you want to do next week.

7. What do you appreciate most about your personality?

8. What values matter to you the most in life? (honesty, integrity, loyalty, etc.)

9. Do your actions align with those values?

10. What life event(s) played a role in shaping you into who you are today?

11. What is one of your earliest memories?

12. Write a letter to your past self. (5 years ago and to 6 year old you)

13. Write a letter to your future self. (5 years and 10 years from now)

14. If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say?

15. Where are you when you feel the most in your element?

16.What activities set your soul on fire?

Your journal is like your bestfriend, you dont have to pretend with it, you can be honest and write exactly how you feel

– Coach Bukola Ongunwale

17. Are you happy?

18. What does happiness mean to you?

19.What activities did you enjoy as a kid?

20. In this moment, what are 5 things you are grateful for?

21. How would your best day go?

22. What does your dream life look life?

23. What limiting beliefs are holding you back from your dream life?

24. What self-sabotage actions are holding you back?

25. What are you goals in life? Do you take risks?

26. Do you realistically give yourself enough time to achieve our goals?

27. Are your goals things YOU want or things you’ve been told you should want?

28. How do you relieve stress? Does it make you do anything unhealthy?

29. In this moment, what are you feeling; emotionally, physically and spiritually?

30. Are you connected to your spiritual being?

31. Allow your inner critic to speak, let them tell you where you are going wrong.

32. How can you take better care of yourself?

33. What self-care practices will you try today?

Really take the time to think and journal your answers, that way you can truly reflect on it. Journaling will allow your mind to explore the answer further and some may shock you! I’ve had journals for many years and it’s always interesting taking a trip down memory lane. It allows you to compare thought patterns, see the growth and there’s just something special about written memories, what a personal and raw medium.

I wish you the best as you go through your journey. One thing, always be raw with yourself, that’s the greatest thing about jorunaling, it’s where you can be most vulnerable. Way too often do people hide who they are beneath the surface, write all that your mouth is unble to say and between those lines your path will become clear.

Love and Peace

Fayne A. Soida 🙂

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New to journaling? Here are 8 types of journaling to give you an idea of what’s out there!

19 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Your Week

Happy Monday you blessed being! Welcome to another week, gifted with the blessing that is today. Take a deep breathe, Inhale 1…2….3 and exhale 1…2…3… A moment of stillness and intention.

What first pops into your mind when you think of Monday. Are you excited or full of dread? Well if it’s the latter, I need you to know that Mondays don’t always have to suck! Welcome your week with gratitude and grace as it welcomes new opportunities for you. I believe that how you start your Monday sets a tone for your week, so kick butt!

Monday blues got you stuck in bed? Let’s work on changing your perspective. I understand the sentiments of Monday blues, growing up i received applause for waking up before midday. A night owl that was not prepared for sunrise, sound familiar? Well, if I was passionate about what was waking me up; sunrise run or charity work at dawn? I’ll be the first one there!

What are you passionate about? Do you know your purpose in life? Knowing your purpose, being passionate connects an emotional attachment behind your big ‘WHY’ in the morning. The greates motivation of all.

Here are 19 quotes to motivate you as you achieve your goals. Read them, pin them and hey even print them! They would be great around your bedroom, bathroom mirror or office for daily inspiration and motivation!

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I’ve enjoyed catching up with you my readers on how you’re year is going so far. We’re half way through 2021! As you work towards achieving your goals remember pushing yourself the next 6 months can completely change your path. And as for those new year resolution, it’s not too late!

Mondays welcome a fresh start for you!

Lets’s keep motivating each other! I hope you have a fantastic week! Feel free to refer to these at anytime, extra motivation midweek is great!

Love and Peace

Fayne A Soida 🙂

Half Way Through The Year

Hello there reader! I hope you had a good first half, people from around the globe have faced additional issues and loses this year. Here you are, take a deep breathe. You are alive and blessed with the gift of life. Enjoy it, live and be present in each moment.

Happy July! We are now half way through the year, it’s been a roller coaster but i look forward to the second half of this year as i believe it is full of love, blessings and growth, for us all.

At around this time we often reflect on what our year has been, the progress you have made, what you learned and experienced. I understand that over time you may have stopped making new year resolutions, or maybe you do but it is not one fueled with intention. Have you ever made a new year resolution? The most common ones are:

  • 1. Learn a new hobby or skill
  • 2. Save more money
  • 3. Exercise more
  • 4. Reach body goal
  • 5. Live life to the fullest
  • 6. Travel more
  • 7. Spend more time with loved ones
  • 8. Quit smoking

Sound familiar? What was your 2021 new year resolution? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

New year resolutions made continue to resonate but once the fresh feeling of a new year wears off many people struggle to continue working towards their goals. A study shows that only 46% of people who made New Year resolutions were successful while only 4% of people who had a goal for the year but did not make a resolution succeeded.

What are your goals for 2021. Picture yourself at the end of the year. What are your goals for a year from now? Envision that life. Don’t worry if you are yet to accomplish them, continue your journey. It is never too late for a fresh beginning, you’ve got this!

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BE INTENTIONAL

Being intentional means gaining clarity on your goals, it is the ability to envision your future results and drawing attention and focus on your goals, that once achieved will better yourself.

Setting goals is important but it is not enough. You must work hard in order to turn your dreams into reality. Being intentional is about taking the time to be introspective and bringing attention to your goals and focusing on them as you plan and work our way towards them. Your attention towards your goal will help with day to day progress.

What is your vision, your purpose and goals?

Having clarity of the above ensures that you stay on your path as you are focused, creating strong intrinsic motivation as you take your action steps towards your goals as you can’t simply leave learning habits to chance.

With clear purpose and focus you will begin to live with intent.

Being an intentional person means you focus your time, energy and resources, working with a strong mind, motivation and determination to achieve your goals. To live with intention it is important to be more self-aware, practice gratitude for what you have and prioritize yourself and your goals.

Living with intention leads to an action-oriented life, as you push yourself towards it. It may be difficult and you may be tempted to procrastinate. In this moment ask yourself ‘

Are you interested in achieving your goals or are you committed ?

All the best! Stay tuned for more on intention, finding your purpose and self-growth.

Fayne A Soida XX

Journal Prompts – 32 Journal Prompts Just For You! (part 1/2)

Hey you! How have you been? I hope you’ve been doing great, flourishing and blooming! I’ve loved hearing from you and happy about how many of you have started journaling. Let me know how your journey is going. Let’s connect.

As we continue our Journey of Self Love I want to welcome my Journaling series. From the age of 9 journaling has been my love and i see the benefits.

Welcome to my Journaling Series where we can go through the journey together. Journaling creates a space where you can have a relationship with yourself. It’s easy to get lost in everyday life, journaling allows you to see self for who you truly are guiding you as you live a life of authenticity.

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To help you through this process i’ll be posting journal prompts on my instagram to help you out. Maybe this is new to you, it doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or how often you write. Your journal is your space but sometimes you just don’t know where to start. I’ve had those moments and that’s when my art journal comes in, a picture speaks 1000 words right?

Journal prompts give you a starting point. Follow me on my instagram for daily journal prompts, you can journal about it on the day or save them for later. I recommend getting a beautiful jar or box- any mason jar or type of jar you may have laying around works. Write out your prompts, mix them up and pick them like it’s a shuffle!

Journal Prompts for Self-Love

  1. What are 5 things I love about myself?
  2. What are 5 things I am really good at?
  3. Describe your biggest supporter and why they believe in you.
  4. What do your family love about you?
  5. When am i the happiest version of myself?
  6. I feel peaceful when …
  7. Write a love letter to yourself.
  8. What 15 compliments can you give yourself?

Journal Prompts for Mental Health

  1. List 5 things that make you smile
  2. What can you do to make yourself feel better tomorrow?
  3. What is your perspective on happiness
  4. Dear Future Me …
  5. Dear Past Me …
  6. What events make me sad?
  7. What events make me happy?
  8. Are there things that easily piss me off? Why ?

Journal Prompts on Love & Relationships

  1. What does love mean to you?
  2. Who do you trust most?
  3. Who am i most grateful for in my life?
  4. How do you show compassion to others?
  5. What do you value most in relationships?
  6. How can you better love and support your loved ones?
  7. Do i hold onto grudges?
  8. Who are 5 people i admire most and whyh?

Journaling Prompts for Working Through Your Emotions

  1. How do feel today? Really?
  2. If i knew i would not fail i would …
  3. I know when i’m feeling good because when i feel good i …
  4. What do I need to let go of?
  5. What does my inner critic say? Respond in dialogue
  6. What am i afraid i might learn about myself?
  7. Imagine a place that would make you feel totallt calm and relaxed. Imagine it in detail.
  8. How do you communicate your feelings? Do you have trouble?

Have you been journaling? Would you like to start Journaling?

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A personal jounal is an ideal environment in which to “become”. It is a perfect place for you think, feel, discover, expand, remember and dream

Brad Wlcox

–Love and Peace-

Fayne A. Soida

8 Types of Journaling You Will Love -part 2

Hello there! I hope you’ve been having a lovely time, feeling blessed and manifesting your dreams! As we continue our self love and self discovery journey I encourage you to script as it is beneficial and gives you a way to keep track of progress and have a glance down memory lane for a pat on your back.

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 “Writing is my way of expressing – and thereby eliminating – all the various ways we can be wrong-headed.” – Zadie Smith

From a young age I fell inlove with writing and notebooks, piling up beautiful books with writing and drawings from cover to cover. At the moment I have a gratitude journal, art journal, project journal and poetry journal with a plan for a beautiful bullet journal!

Are you new to journaling, a one notebook person or one of my multiple-notebook people? Let me know below. Here is part 1 incase you missed it.

1. Bullet Journal

This type of journaling is great for anyone who likes to keep track of their day and goals all convieniently in one place! Do you have a lot on your to-do list? Bullet journals help you keep track of of your to-do list, calender events, responsibilities and goals. Bullet journals are a very convenient mix of day planners, diary and meditation journal as it encourages writers to express their emotions. I really like the mindfullness that bullet journaling brings into daily tasks while still allowing room for creativity.

2. Vision Journal

Ever heard of a vision board? Now all of that in your journal. Dedicate each page to different goals, that’s one page per goal. Use this page to manifest and visualise your goals as your reality. Add words, pictures and drawings that will help you reach that goal.

3. Line a Day Journal

Are you new to journaling? This is a great way to get into it, maybe it seems tasking to you. Journaling will be beneficial, think of it as a mindful hobby and not so much as a task. Write 2 or 3 sentences about your day and 3 things you are grateful for.

4. Food Journal

Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Do you keep trying different recipes but never keep them in one place? A food journal is for the food lover or anyone who wants to keep track of their eating habits. It will help you in meal-planning, helping you plan and improve your nutrition, makes writing a grocery list easier to write and stick to

Keeping a food journal can be really exciting! Record your collected recipes and maybe even add a photo for that extra touch! Food journaling is a great way to keep your recipes with a special touch that online apps or notes wont accomplish. Don’t you think grandma’s recipe book is a lot more special handwritten that on phone notes?

5. Fitness Journal

This would go great hand in hand with a food journal towards a healthy nourished body. In your journal you can categorize your workouts and keep track of your progress after each session. Keeping track encourages you to keep going as you do not want to break the flow in your journal, great for both those who have difficulty being consistent, beginners and fitness enthusiasts. Do you have a fitness goal?

6. Plant Journal

Are you a plant lover? I’m currently exploring the world of plants and gardening. I’ve enjoyed meeting plant enthusiasts of different levels. Regardless of whether you you have a yard garden or balcony this is a great for gardening anf plant enthusiasts. Write out the plants you have and keep a record; watering schedule, observations, photographs and your experience with different plants as this will help in future.

7. Poetry Journal

“He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.”

— George Sand, from The Devil’s Pool.

Are you passionate about poems? Do they evoke certain emotions in you? I love finding different poems and quotes from different stories and books. I find beauty in the inticrate words, rhythms and meanings behind them all, I love the emotion and complex thoughts. Use this journal to write your poetry, you may combine it with your reading journal or art journal. This creative journal allows you to freely express your emotions and thoughts, it allows you create art and poetry in one place. This is a mindful practice that allows for introspection and creativity.

8. Group Journal

Journaling helps raise awareness and draws energy and intention towards a particular area in your life. It leads to mindfulness and better understanding. When journaling alone you are introspective and working on your relationship woth self, in group journaling you can significantly improve your relationship with others; friendships, family and relationships. You can use it to keep track of important dates and memories, write your goals and keep cute pictures!

There are numerous types of journaling with different purposes but overall journaling is beneficial. Here’s part 1.

Others include the ideas journal, finance journal, prayer journal, music journal, letter journal and more! Let me know down below if you want a part 3.

-Love and Peace-

Fayne A. Soida

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