Keeping Momentum Up
We all know is not easy to keep enthusiasm and creative juices flowing all the time. We typically get revved and excited when first initiating change, but after a while when the momentum slows down, the enthusiasm drops and resistance creeps in.
Most of us don’t use this opportunity to observe our patterns, including thoughts and behaviors. When our old patterns become more vibrant than the desire to change, we may experience apathy, and stall. Just look at New Year’s resolutions where most give up and stay in their status quo.
When doubts start to undermine our confidence, we need to go back to our intentions.
Are they truly coming from the Core of our Being or are we trying to fulfill expectations? Are we conscious of our inner conflicts that may be splitting our energy or just being reactive?
Our inner conflicts create cognitive dissonance in our vibrational mix, which lowers our desire levels. For example, we may set an intention to eat a healthy diet and lose weight but keep our pantry full of junk food. This creates a conflict, resulting in cognitive dissonance at the vibrational level.
Cognitive dissonance can lower our self-esteem and self-worth, and our vibrational coherence with Core Energy. When this happens, we lose momentum and may give up.
Let me give you some ideas for you to keep the momentum going.
When we first wake up in the morning, we have less thought patterns active in our mind, making it the perfect time to psyche our selves up for the rest of the day with thoughts that are more appropriate for our process. The Centering exercise is a great way to start the morning, as it allows our conscious awareness to reconnect with the vibrations of what we want.
It is also helpful to have our day planned the night before, or at least decide what the most important thing we want to accomplish will be.
We can also include some steps for our 90 day project, even if it’s just a simple phone call or an email. Any action related to a new desire can help you gain momentum and inspire you to engage more.
As the steps start to unfold, create a weekly plan for them to increase your focus, inspiration and motivation. As you do the centering exercise, visualize your projects and their progress.
There are many forms of exercise, or somatic processes we can use to activate our creative energy, such as Pilates, Yoga, chiQong, running, dancing, walking or swimming. Most of them require developing breath awareness, which definitely helps to shift our inner states.
I personally love to go for walks with my honey around my neighborhood, where there is plenty of beautiful Nature around. I truly believe that the best exercise, or the best food, or the best teacher, or the best whatever, is the thing we have affinity for.
So whatever you enjoy doing, do it! You are the one who decides what’s best for you.