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How do you want to make people feel?

I’ve been thinking about this a whole heap lately but struggled to put it into words. I have a little question for you to answer for me…

How do you want to make people feel?

Too often we forget the impact we can have on others, particularly when we get caught up in our own issues. Maybe you are stressed about a big project at work and someone cuts you off in traffic so you are grunt at the check-out person who asks how your day has been. That might not be such a big deal, but what if they have been grunted at 20 times already? 

Consider the way you behave towards others and what effect this might have on them.

Take a second to think of a time where someone has been dismissive, disinterested or just plain rude to you. How did that change your attitude to yourself and to that person?

Maybe you get home from a big stressful day at work and your husband barely notices that you are home and doesn’t get up off the couch. Does it make you feel loved ? What if he gets up and gives you a big hug and listens while you rant about your day? Does that make you feel loved?

I can think of a million times where I have let myself feel unloved, unimportant or just not enough because of the way someone has behaved towards me.

Equally, I can think of a million times where a warm smile, loving laughter and gentle support have built me up and left me feeling like royalty. 

Actually, to be completely honest, I can’t think of a million examples of times I have felt crap or fab because of another person. I can however remember the feelings. They sit somewhere in my subconscious and flutter to the surface when a similar situation calls to them.

How do you want to make people to feel???

The way we communicate is so much more than our words. Words are only one way that we express ourselves. It’s in your words, your actions and your effort that others feel valued, loved and supported.

At the end of the day we remember more about the way people make us feel. You don’t have to say anything for others to feel it…

 

I doubt any of you lovely people would intentionally want to make someone else feel shitty. But I reckon we have probably all done it un-intentionally at some stage… or maybe it was intentional… I think that’s where we can turn it around though… with an intention to treat others like superstars!

This isn’t about making you feel shitty for accidentally making others feel shitty, just to maybe bring your attention to it a so that you can consider your potential impact a little more next time around.


What do you think? Shall we set an intention to treat others with love and respect and generosity? (I am going to assume you said “Yes Yes, lets do it!”)

I treat others with love, respect and generosity. I choose to spread love and kindness.

Love yas!

Jodie xx

 

How to get what you want in 2015

Welcome to the New Year Lovelies!

I love January. Not because I am glad to see the back of 2014 (because she was pretty rad) but because at the beginning of the year there is a swirl of positive energy that seems to lift peoples moods. Can you feel it? Perhaps your news feed has also been spammed with people embracing the New Year with positivity, possibility and passion. It’s exciting! A New start. A fresh place to begin. A great reason to try something new!

A new beginning and a bit of a holiday break has people feeling refreshed and inspired, and I am no different. I have spent a fair bit of time over the last couple of weeks reflecting on what is new and good from 2014 as well as how those things came about. In my books there are two ways of creating change. The first is to see where the universe guides you. Just go with the flow and see what happens, embrace the journey. This can be really great way to learn new things or a little unsettling, depending on your outlook I guess. It can also mean that not much changes for you. The second is to contemplate what it is that you really want deep down in your soul and decide that it is happening.

I’m a pretty big fan of both approaches but if you want to make shit happen, then number 2 is your best bet.

I know the notion of knowing what you want and taking steps to make it happen seems kind of obvious, but how often do you think “oh I would love to try that” and never actually do it?

Perhaps you dreamt of being something, having a career in something you love or visiting somewhere magical and so far it has not become more than a dream… that’s ok, for now…

You might have told yourself that it was too far-fetched and even though you would love to, you can’t right now. I call bullshit.

And you know what, I’m talking to myself here just as much as the rest of you! I call bullshit to ‘I Can’t’.

You can’t if you won’t. Plain and simple.

Whether you want to fly in a helicopter, go overseas, lose weight, start running, get a new job, study something new, colour your hair, find a perfect partner, buy a house, sell a house, move house, try something completely new and out of your comfort zone or just take time for yourself, then you are the one that can make it happen. You are the one that needs to ask for it!

So since its January and all that funky newness is swirling around, why the hell not get on board?


 

How to get what you want in 2015

Where to start?

What do you want to achieve? Go crazy, there is literally no wrong answer to this question.

What do I need to do to get there? It might be as simple as making some enquiries to establish a plan of action.

Break it down. You don’t have to do it all at once! Start small, but don’t stop. Activation can only be achieved by taking action. So if you stop. Then you are pressing pause on what you want.

What is stopping you? I seriously love this question. What stopped you from achieving your goals? If you know the problem, then you can find a solution. And often I think you will find that you struggle to find an answer. For example ‘What stopped me from going running? Ummm… nothing’
(just a teeny note on “I cant afford it” – Bull! If you want to then you will find a way. Reshuffle things, sell something, save up for a year – if you are passionate about it then you will find a way)

If you really want to achieve something then for Pete’s sake then make it happen!!

Get excited! It’s a whole lot easier to achieve something if you are so excited about it that you think about it each and every day and talk about it so much that your friends and family know every detail. Besides, you never know what doors might open up for you when you just put it out there that you are looking for something.


 

A few things on the cards for me this year are coaching lots of wonderful people and creating an income from coaching, starting yoga teacher training and writing and selling my first e-book! EXCITING!!

What about you? Let me know what you are going to achieve this year so we can be excited together!!

 

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SETTING NEW YEAR INTENTIONS – WAY BETTER THAN RESOLUTIONS…

My oh my, it is very nearly the end of 2014.

At the beginning of 2014, I set my new year intentions for 2014, to Do All Things with Love.

While I did not hit my mark 100% of the time, the intention was always there. When I strayed, I knew I could come back.

This meant many things for me.

Treating myself with love and respect. Loving my body, loving others. Letting go of judgement, letting go of struggle and letting go of expectations.

That’s allot of baggage… and its not stuff that you or I or anyone can change over night, or perhaps even over the course of the year. I still am working on these things each and every day. But! It gets easier. I feel like I have grown and changed as a person as a result. I am more calm, more centred and more patient. This aspiration has only done good things for my wellbeing, and for that I am so thankful.

I am not ready to let go of doing all things in love just yet, I hope its something that will stay with me forever so I can always share love with others.

However its that time of the year again where I start thinking about what my intention will be for the new year ahead.

I have a few things in mind: healing, courage, speaking my truth… just waiting on the perfect penny to drop to decide on my angle for 2015.

With that in mind I would like to invite you to think back over 2014 and all of the things you have achieved. Maybe you cut back on sugar and changed your health, maybe you studied something that feeds your soul, maybe you went on that amazing holiday you had dreamt of for years. Or maybe you let go of something that was no longer serving you?

Whatever it is, I want you to congratulate yourselves. Because you have done a pretty fabbo amazing job at being you this year!

Be grateful that you had this year and you have another on the horizon.


Now for 2015. What do you want from 2015?

Start thinking about it now, and give yourself some time to establish a solid intention. We have all been there with our new years resolutions… “ill eat less junk, ill go to the gym every day…” promises of self improvement that often last only a few days or weeks. I want you to go deeper than that. I want you to think about what calls to your soul. What struggles you have, and what you really want to achieve in your life.

Think about your goals (the more outrageous the better) and think about how you can take even the tiniest steps towards achieving them. Think about your energy, how you feel and what you want to attract in your life. This bit is super important. The law of attraction says that what you put out, you get back in return. If you are putting out that you don’t have enough, then you will never have enough. I don’t know about you but I think I’d rather put out there that I have all I need, am all I need and I live life abundantly.

With that in mind I thought it best to share with you a couple of tips for reaching your goals in 2015.


  •  Know your goals. Know your intentions.
  • Write them down!
  • Keep them in your mind. I like to leave myself little notes and reminders. A post it on the steering wheel works wonders.
  • Journal – set action steps and honour your commitment to yourself by following through!
  • Know that it’s never too late to start.
  • Surround yourself with people who inspire and encourage you. Maybe consider working with a coach.
  • And most importantly – know that you are worth it. You are so worth it. It’s unbelievable how worth it you are.

 

To celebrate the welcoming of a new year and new opportunities I have a super special giveaway for you guys!!

I am giving you the opportunity to start 2015 inspired with a chance to win a stunning calendar bursting with 12 months of Bright and Blazing inspiration from the lovely ladies at The Strategy Lab and Emma Kate Creative!

All you need to do is

1. Like/Follow Chin up Lovely on facebook (if you don’t already) and if you feel inclined then share the love!

2. Sign up to my newsletter and as an extra bonus you will receive my 31 Days of self love reminders download. (Be sure you check your junk mail if you don’t receive a confirmation)

3. Leave me a comment below with one intention you are going to work towards in 2015.

The winner will be announced on Facebook on Sunday 21st December.


 

I cannot wait to hear all of your intentions for 2015!!

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