Can 5 minutes really change your life?
Do you ever have those days where everything seems way harder than usual and you find yourself questioning your own abilities, talents, and even self-worth?
I was recently experiencing many feelings and thoughts like those and it was driving me crazy. What was really interesting was these feelings came on super strong during a time that I felt I should have been feeling nothing but bliss.
I had just booked a lead in a new action film that was shooting in Puerto Rico. Complete dream come true, right? One would assume I would be the happiest girl in the world. Especially because I had been visualizing, training, and doing everything I could in positioning myself to get this type of role for quite some time.
I was having a very challenging time getting my mind to that connected, powerful, and peaceful state that I work so hard to feel and live from. What was wrong? What was I missing?
What was so interesting was that getting to play the lead role in this new film was a perfect example of the power we do have to manifest dreams, and create the life we want to live. The problem for me was that everything was happening so fast, I was almost oblivious to the fact I was about to be doing the exact thing I had been dreaming and working so hard for such a long time.
"Everything was happening so fast, I was almost oblivious to the fact I was about to be doing the exact thing I had been dreaming and working so hard for such a long time."
I was kind of freaking out because I thought I was doing all the things I usually do to feel my inner peace and unlimited possibility. I kept telling my self I was doing my "inner work" (getting stronger everyday in my Kardia, Soma, and Myalo) that I usually set as a priority. But as much as I told myself I was still doing this work, in all honesty, it was barley existent.
I had slowly allowed everything else to take precedence and my personal commitments (which I have now learned that these are the most important commitments) had slipped into "I should do" instead of "I must do." I kept telling myself I had to work on my character, study my script, and do everything else.
However, I knew deep down that I really needed to to be doing so much more. This included meditating, visualizing, writing gratitude lists, and continuing to engage in inspirational content. When I really took a good hard look at my thoughts and my days, I knew that my "inner work" was being pushed to the side and that was why I felt so off.
"I knew deep down that I really needed to to be doing so much more. This included meditating, visualizing, writing gratitude lists, and continuing to engage in inspirational content."
This role, this film, and this entire experience have been one of the most challenging and incredible experiences of my life. I have learned much and have grown more than I knew I could, both as an actress and as a person.
The most important lesson (or reminder) has been learning the importance of doing your "inner work" and keeping your personal commitments. After this experience, I would argue it is more than just important, it is a must.
If you want to feel these feelings of inner peace, guidance, and inspiration (all the things that will help you remain Unbreakable) then it is necessary to make your "inner work" a must. It doesn't have to be a huge time commitment either. It could be a simple 5 minutes every morning and afternoon of your time that could make all the difference. I know it does for me.
When I really recommitted to this work and mindset everyday I was immediately able to fully experience all the amazing things that were happening in my life, whereas before, I could barely recognize. Everything about my character, my scenes, and my relationship to everyone I was working with all of the sudden became ridiculously better.
Your commitment to your "inner work" can make all the difference in your life. Question everything on a regular basis. Whenever you start to have any doubts, anger, or frustrations, make it a priority to meditate and write down all the times that you have physically experienced what once was just a goal or a dream.
And don't just say "Yeah, I should do that," or "I will do that." Instead shift your phrasing and your mindset to "I must do that" and "I can't wait to have that time." Because ultimately it will make everything about you and your life better.
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