Time

The meaning we’re giving the word ‘time’ in our lives is very ambiguous to say the least.

On the one hand:

We’re always ‘doing’.

We’re always busy.

We never have enough hours in a day.

Everything needs to be done right now, today.

On the other hand, when it comes down to really ‘life-important’ stuff,

we seem to have all the time in the world:

I’ll do it later,

I’ll change my way of living when I….

Once … this or that, I’ll start doing ….

Why are we such procrastinators when it comes to living a

healthy,

happy,

simple,

harmonious life?

If not now, then when?

We can never know what is waiting around the corner, we have a false sense of control, a false sense of knowing how our lives will continue to unfold itself.

But we have no clue whatsoever.

We don’t know what’s coming.

The only thing we can manage is:

What can I do right now?

How can I live my life in a way that I won’t have (m)any regrets?

What tiny steps can I take towards living according to my values, towards living from my Higher Self?

Dr Christine Li, a procrastination coach, uses a workable acronym to overcome procrastinating.

S.M.A.C.K.

The S stands for simplicity.

If you’ve been reading my blogs, my book ‘Less is yes!’, you’ll know that I am all for simplifying your life.

The less you have to stress about, the less you’ll stress.

That’s why I advocate:

get rid of all the things you don’t use, don’t need.

Simplify your overall way of living, and I mean every aspect of your life.

The more you simplify your life, the more space, the more time, the more energy you’ll have to actually do the things that will make you live your life from your heart, from your Higher Self.

The M stands for mindfulness. Here again, I can’t but fully agree with her! Part three of my book talks about clearing out your mind, your false beliefs, old thinking patterns…. And learning how to steer your thoughts, here and now.

Living here, in the moment, in the now, will bring you so much more joy. Don’t wait for something to happen, make it happen yourself. Schedule things you like to do, now.

The A stands for anxiety reduction. What triggers your anxiety? What is it that starts this vicious circle in which you spiral down energetically, emotionally? If you’ve read my last weeks’ blog, that was what we needed to write down in the left column. Recognize what chain of actions you perform that gets you to that low vibrational frequency. Break that chain of actions by changing just one thing. Start small and you’ll see that once that circle is broken, you get to choose your next step. And then the next and before you know it, you’ve created a whole new habit!

The C stands for communicating. We talk all the time but we are hardly ever communicating. Communicating is really engaging in the conversation. You can communicate with words and focus on hearing what the other person says, focus on listening and asking questions to make sure you’ve understood correctly. But one can also communicate on an energetic level. You send out your message on an energetic level. People feel you and you, when you really tap into that person’s energy field, feel them. Therefor: ‘feel’ your words, make sure that what you say and what you feel are the same. Otherwise, there’ll be a disharmony, a blockage of energy, a discrepancy, a non-distinct friction in your body that will drain your energy.

Mahatma Gandhi said:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do, are in harmony.”

The K stands for kindness. This is a virtue I absolutely invite everybody to live by. Be kind. Be kind to yourself. Talk to yourself in the same way you would talk to your best friend. The kinder you are towards yourself, the more you let your power return to yourself. By being kind and getting your inner power back, you won’t need outer circumstances to feel happy. You’ll know your own values, you’ll live by them, you’ll feel your strength and you’ll have all the tools to live harmoniously, to live from your Higher Self, to be compassionate, to feel connected, to shift to a high vibrational frequency. As we all know, you attract what vibrates on your frequency, so vibrate on the frequency of kindness, of love and you’ll attract kind and loving things.

My invitation to you all this week is:

write down, (if you haven’t already last week) what will turn your life into:

a life you want to live,

a life you feel as being a good life according to your values,

a life you won’t regret,

a life full of love and kindness.

Choose one picture, or one word written down on a piece of paper (or on your bathroom mirror!) that symbolises this ‘dream’ life,

hang it somewhere you will see it every day.

Every time you see this picture, or word,

reflect for a moment what you’ve been doing to make it happen.

Take a pen and paper and start writing.

Because your brain files something as important when:

you’ve thought about it,

you’ve put those thoughts into words, inside your head,

you’ve put those words down in writing, on paper!

Your brain has sent signals to your muscles to actually write it down.

All those things make it important to your brain, to your mind.

Read that note every evening before you go to bed.

Write down the tiny step(s) you’ll take

the next day, the next week.

Evaluate every month how it’s going.

Here again,

be kind to yourself!

Otherwise, you’ll change your vibrational energy and you’ll attract what you don’t want.

Build you dream life

step by step,

day by day,

week by week.

Remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day either.

Before you know it,

you’ll have created:

a new hobby,

a new healthy habit,

a new life.

The healthier you are,

the better you’ll feel, and

the easier it’ll become to continue this path.

Thank you all for reading me!

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be

Author of  ‘Less is yes!’


I really like the comparison between our cell phones and ourselves

Anita Moorjani makes in her book ‘Sensitive is the new strong’.

Let’s think about our cell phone for a moment:

We all check its battery level, right?

We all know how important it is to know how much battery is left, agreed?

We all know we need to charge it when the battery level is low,

or else the phone shuts down and becomes useless.

Everybody knows this and considers this a no brainer.

Let’s think about ourselves now:

Do we ever take the time to check our ‘energy’ level?

Do we ever ponder upon the importance of keeping our energy level high?

Do we believe that we become ‘useless’ when our energy is completely drained, or do we think we know better and that we can go on and on and on without recharging??

Hmmm.

Strange thinking, no?

We are all convinced that a phone needs to be charged in order to work properly, but

when it comes down to our body, our mind, our emotional state, …

we suddenly are convinced that we can keep on going.

No matter what.

No (re-)charging necessary.

Well, I invite you all to:

look at your life,

look at your body,

look at your state of mind,

look at how you are feeling right now.

Do you feel happy?

Do you feel healthy?

Do you feel energized?

Do you feel you are handling life in a joyful way?

Or

Do you feel overwhelmed?

Do you feel ‘lived’ by circumstances?

Do you feel exhausted?

Do you feel running around like a headless chicken?

Do you feel you never seem to be able to catch up with things?

Do you feel life is happening to you instead of, it being

you that is making your life happen?

I think it really is time to take the charger of your life and plug yourself in.

Plug in in what makes your battery recharge.

Plug out of what drains your battery.

I invite you all to make a list of the things you do.

Make 2 columns.

Write in the left column what drains your energy.

Write in the right column what gives you energy.

For the next week:

You stop doing 2 things from your left column.

and

You increase the time you spend on 2 things in the right column.

See what happens!

Keep this up until you can either stop, or delegate most of your things in the left column.

Keep increasing your time doing things that expand your energy.

I know we all have to do stuff we do not particularly like but that still needs to get done.

But the thing is:

when we have increased doing things we like, things that give us energy,

the things we do not like become less of a burden!

When we really look at all we are doing,

we realize there is a lot we can skip all together.

We are the ones telling ourselves

we have to do this,

we need to get this done,

it has to be done now,

or else.

Or else what?

Do we really want to keep on going until we’re completely burned out?

Until we become sick?

Until there is a break up or a break down,

or both?

Be mindful of your energy level.

Take care of your health.

There is only so much we can do.

Let go of the rest.

You’ve done enough.

People will not love you more because you ticked off every item of your to-do list.

Tear your to-do list in 2 halves and only do the upper half of it.

You’ll notice

the world keeps spinning,

the sun keeps rising in the East every morning,

you are still breathing,

people keep going  about their businesses.

For some, it may be hard to digest but we really are,

only a little drop in the ocean,

so, relax and go with the flow,

merge into that big ocean.

It’s not about us, individuals.

It’s about life,

it’s about being connected.

Together we are the ocean,

together we are life,

we are all one.

I wish you all:

the honesty of writing down what you spend your time on,

the courage to let go of half of it,

the energy that will come your way, when you finally start monitoring your battery level the way you do your cell phone’s.

Good luck!

Thank you all for reading me

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be

Reading my book ‘Less is yes!’ is a perfect guide to learn how to do less, how to worry less, how to increase your health and feel your energy flowing again!

www.lannoo.be/less-yes

www.standaardboekhandel.be/p/less-is-yes-9789401477123


As I was talking to Courtney* the other day,

we were discussing the issue of control.

We always want to be in control, don’t we?

It gives us a false sense of security,

a false sense of being able to handle things.

But at the end of the day,

we cannot control what happens in the world around us,

we cannot control life.

The sooner we get that, the sooner life will become

a lot easier,

a lot more relaxed,

a lot more pleasant.

No matter how hard we try,

life will at some point, throw us a curveball and

we will -again- realize we are not in control.

We still, against better judgement, want to believe we are, don’t we?

We think,

and this would actually be funny if it weren’t the cause of so much suffering,

that:

earning a lot of money will give us security:

but then we get sick, or we get fired, or …

sending our kids to the ‘best’ schools will give them the ‘best’ jobs:

but then they want to travel the world with just a backpack …

pleasing everyone will make us be loved by those people:

but then love comes from a totally unexpected place …

doing all the ‘right’ things will keep us out of trouble:

but then ’rules’ change and we do get in trouble …

eating all the ‘right’ stuff will keep us healthy and thin:

but then we get sick anyway, or gain weight…

You can all find situations in which you were completely blown away by the unexpected character of the situation. And yet you thought you had every base covered….

And I do not mean that you can’t earn money, that you can’t have the best intentions for your kids, that is not wise to eat healthy foods… no, all I mean is that:

we should do the best we can but let go of the result.

The result will come but not always in the form we expected it, wanted it, or thought was the best option.

We need to put love and trust over control.

When we let love decide,

we will always feel good,

we will always make the right decisions.

I love the saying:

“Your heart may be on the left, but it is always right.”

We need to learn to trust that all will be okay.

What are we so afraid of that we can’t let go of that need to be in control?

What phantom do we keep chasing?

Perfection? Sorry, does not exist.

Approval? Sorry, you’ll never get approval from everyone.

Once you realize the best things happen when you actually

trust life,

trust your heart,

let go of all those fears,

then you’ll make a huge shift in life!

You’ll finally know and feel

you are enough.

As long as

your intentions are good,

you live from your heart,

you live from honesty,

all will be well.

Love and trust over control.

My invitation to you this week is:

Sit quietly every day for 5 minutes,

with your hands on your heart.

Become entirely still.

Listen to your heartbeat.

Enjoy the calm that comes over you.

Let your mind become quiet too.

Practice this every day and you’ll notice:

how this rejuvenates you,

how it will make you breathe more easily,

how your head becomes more and more clear,

how what is really important to you, will surface in your mind.

People often ask me:

but how will I know?

I tell you:

You’ll know.

You’ll feel the difference.

You’ll feel the shift in your mind.

You’ll be able to set clear intentions in your life.

You’ll be free from that need to control.

You’ll be free from that fear of never being enough.

You’ll start enjoying what is.

That is what I wish for you all:

this peaceful mind,

this quietness in your head,

this warmth in your heart.

You’ll open your eyes with a smile

and you’ll know exactly what you’ll want to do.

You’ll finally trust that everything will be ok.

Love and trust,

always.

Thank you all for reading me.

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be

*Courtney Carver from The Simplicity Space, P333, Soulful Simplicity, Be more with less


How can you keep your energy level high?

How can you keep away from energy drainers?

We all want

to feel good,

to feel energetic,

to be able to handle life,

to live a life that we actually like.

Don’t we?

But what do we do about it?

What do we actually do to get to live that life that feels good?

Well, …

yes, …

but:

and, here we go,

we are so good at finding excuses you know,

because we keep practicing this over and over again!

My boss this,

my partner that,

I will start when I first get this sorted out,

when the kids are all grown,

when,

if,

but I have to,

I can’t help it,

Yep, that was easy, wasn’t it?

But now comes the hard part: taking your responsibility!

And again, oh yes, we are world champions in finding excuses!

But:

it’s not my fault that,

I can’t change that,

that’s not up to me, …

I tell you: it is!

It’s up to you to do all the things that expand your energy.

It’s up to you to look at the situation and know there is a solution for everything.

It’s up to you to believe you can handle it.

It’s up to you to practice self-care so that you have the energy, so that you are feeling able to handle anything that comes your way.

Love yourself enough to start taking care of yourself

so that energy drainers fall back,

and that they do not affect you to the level where you get stuck by them anymore.

Make time to do the things that will expand your energy!

Once your energy flows and you’re vibrating on that high frequency of possibilities,

your boundaries will be there automatically.

You won’t have to ‘fight’ anymore to keep the negative people out of your energy field.

Once your energy is flowing,

people will feel that energy and they will either

enter your positive field and start vibrating on that frequency,

or

they’ll fall back and stay away.

My invitation to you all this week is:

Take back control of your energy,

of your life,

of how you want to feel.

Start this by doing the following things:

Do something, every day, that releases stress, your fear.

Because fear is an energy drainer.

Remove things from your diet that eat away your energy.

Increase things in your diet that boost your energy, that nourish your body.

Increase daily movement! Do something you like, walking, running, cycling, dancing,… so that you’ll keep doing it.

Rest! Sleep! Let your body recover, let it heal.

Find like minded people with whom you can have fun, laugh, feel good.

Do all those things from a place of love!

Not fear!

Do not just do things because you want to avoid an energy drain, no!

That’s again living on the frequency of fear!

Do things because you want an energy boost!

You want to expand your energy,

You want to feel good,

You want your immune system to work at its best!

You want to expand your chi!

Make yourself a priority!

I do not mean this in an egotistical way but in a way that:

you respect yourself enough to take care of yourself.

You know that the only way to be able to handle stuff is when you have the energy for it,

You deserve to live a happy life.

You are the best you when you can be fully YOU.

Start today!

What are you going to do today to make your energy expand?

Do it!

Thank you all for reading me!

Katrien

If you want to learn more about how you can make your energy flowing again: read my book Less is yes! and you’ll find very practical tips to turn your life around!

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Stop this nonsense.

See who you really are by returning to the essentials.

Because you will never be happy as long as you are living:

somebody else’s dreams,

somebody else’s life.

according to somebody else’s values.

It’s the only way to feel liberated!

It’s the only way to be YOU!

I AM ENOUGH!

www.lifecoachwomen.be

www.lannoo.be/nl/less-yes

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If you often feel

as if you’re alone in this world,

as if no one understands you.

If you feel like an outsider,

as if you don’t belong.

Then that’s an invitation to look very closely at the people around you:

Who are they?

Are they like-minded people?

Do they have the same values, dreams?

Do they live a similar lifestyle?

Because once you’ve found your ‘crowd’,

you finally have that feeling of ‘coming home’,

of being where you belong.

That feels so good because

you don’t have to pretend anymore,

you can finally be YOU.

That is what I wish for all of you!

Find your group, your flock, your herd,

whatever you name it,

and thrive!

In order to find your like-minded people,

you first have to know,

define,  

your vision.

Make it very clear:

Who am I?

How do I want to live?

How do I want to relate to people?

How do I see our planet?

As something that is here to serve us or just the other way around:

as our home, as a place in which we have the privilege of living, of enjoying nature and all its beauty.

What are my values?

How do I see health care?

And so on.

Ask yourself all of these questions and be very honest with yourself.

Listen to what your heart says and not what your mind tells you to do.

Your mind tells you what other people taught you, what other people say is how it is supposed to be.

Once you have your own, very clear vision,

keep your focus on living according to that vision,

and you’ll see that like-minded people ‘suddenly appear’,

seemingly out of nowhere.

Where you used to feel weird, not normal, unaccepted,

(because you were frequenting the ’wrong’ crowd),

now,

(once you’ve found the ‘right’ crowd, the crowd where you belong),

you’ll suddenly feel invited to be YOU, just you.

Finding people you belong together with,

is the greatest joy you can find,

that is the missing part you’ve been looking for your whole life.

My invitation to you all this week is:

Clear out all the clutter in your life,

make room for the real you,

get rid of all that does not ‘feel’ like you,

and you’ll get a very clear vision of what you want your life, and the people in it, to look like!

Simplify your life,

say no to all the ‘obligations’ that have nothing to do with how you see the world, with how you want to live your life.

Be very aware of what makes you happy and what not.

Keep in your life what gives you energy,

ditch what depletes you.

Look at all aspects of your life:

clutter in your house,

unhealthy habits,

self-imposed obligations,

negative thoughts.

These are all things that eat up all of your energy without us even realizing it.

In my new book “Less is yes!” I guide you step by step through that process of clearing out

all of the ‘too much’,

all of the ‘draining habits’,

all of the ‘letting other people define how you should be/feel’.

Take back control

of who you are,

of who you want to be,

of your energy.

Feel light again,

feel happy,

feel at home,

feel accepted.

Find your group of like-minded people!

I wish you all a joyful reading, the intention and the courage to get rid of your ‘garbage’ and lots and lots of happy energy flowing through your body and mind (again)!!!!

Thank you all for reading me!

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be

author of “Less is yes!”

Book available on

https://www.lannoo.be/nl/less-yes

https://www.standaardboekhandel.be/p/less-is-yes-9789401477123

 

 

 


What do you believe?

What do you really believe is possible for you?

Why do some people become what they dream of becoming in their life?

While other people never seem to be able to turn their lives around?

What is it that makes some people seem to be ‘lucky’ in life?

And others seem to get all the bad stuff?

It’s all about what you believe is possible.

What is a belief?

According to the teachings of Abraham (by Esther and Jerry Hicks):

a belief is a thought that you keep thinking.

The more you keep thinking a certain thought,

the more it becomes your belief.

Once you believe something,

you think that is the truth, the reality.

The reality is in fact just a thought somebody thought long enough.

So, you’ll never be able to change your ‘reality’ as long as you keep thinking the same thoughts, as long as you have the same beliefs.

As we now know that a belief is a thought you keep thinking,

you know you’ll have to start thinking different thoughts when you want or see other stuff happening in your life!

When do you know a thought is a thought that is in alignment with who you really are?

When do you know you are thinking about what you really want to be happening in your life?

It gets tricky here as we think we think about what we want,

when actually we are thinking about what we do NOT want in pour life!

For instance, you want to be heard, you want people to take notice of you and all you can think of is:

Will they listen to me this time?

Will they ignore me or not?

Did they hear what I was saying?

You see what is happening?

You want to be heard but your mind is worrying they might not hear you (again).

Your emotions are your guidance.

Feel what is a good thought and what is not.

Feel if it is something you believe from your heart.

When you think something,

or somebody else wants you to ‘believe’ something,

but you feel ‘bad’ about it,

it feels ‘off’,

then you know it is not a thought that is in alignment with your vibrational self.

When you keep thinking that, and believing that,

you’ll never feel good,

because it is not who you are, it is not what you want in life.

Every time you feel good about something,

that is an indicator that you are keeping up with You, your vibrational Self.

It means that this thought is what you dream of, is what you want for yourself, what your heart is telling you about.

You can never get what you want, as long as you keep thinking about what you do not want, as long as you feel bad, as long as you emotional guidance tells you ‘no’.

Is it a bad thing that something feels ‘off’, that you are not feeling happy?

No, it’s an invitation to return to your vibrational self.

An invitation to get back in alignment with who you really are.

You may not always realize you’re thinking about what you do not want,

and that is why you get stuck.

You get stuck when:

you only see, experience what you don’t want in life,

you keep thinking about what you do not want to be happening to you.

You think you ask for what you want but as you are stuck in the negativity of what you do not like,

you keep getting what you do not want….

The Universe gives you more of what vibrates on your frequency.

That is how the Law of Attraction works: you get what you ask for (which is what vibrates on the frequency you are vibrating on).

The Universe does not judge,

it sees the vibration you’re on and it gives you more of the same because the Universe thinks that is what you want.

I hear you screaming and fuming now:

are you kidding me?

did you not hear me?

This is what I do NOT want.

Yes, I hear you,

but that is how ‘reality’, how life works.

You are the creator of your reality.

What you think of, and keep thinking of, becomes your belief.

You vibrate on the frequency of your beliefs.

That is why you have to think, and keep on thinking:

about what you do want, (people being nice to you, a job you like, a healthy lifestyle, more time…)

about what makes you feel good,

about what you want more of in life.

The moment you hear, say, experience something which gives you a negative feeling,

immediately think something positive about that person, situation.

Think about what you do want to experience,

and believe it is possible!

Do not say you believe it and still have that little voice in your head saying:

This will never happen!

No, say it, feel it is good and believe it can happen!

Listen to your inner guidance, to your feelings.

They will tell you what it is you really want in life.

Vibrate on the frequency of what you want, of what feels good.

The more you feel good, the more you’ll ask for more of the same and you’ll be in alignment, you’ll be who you really are.

The more you feel ‘off’, the bigger the contrast with what you really want, the more you need to rid yourself of those thoughts.

It is very important that you not only free yourself of negative thoughts,

you also have to let go of anger, of resistance,

of feeling powerless.

Believing you are worthy, you are able, puts you on the right frequency for getting more of what you want.

You’ll have to be in total absence of negativity, of feeling a victim, of feeling less worthy.

For example, when somebody yells at you and you let it get to you,

you’ll never get what you want.

You’re still feeling powerless.

If you want people to be nice to you, you first have to let go of the negative feelings you have about this person, this situation.

This situation shows you the contrast between what you want and what you do not want.

Only

in being appreciative of Self, of who you really are,

in feeling worthy of respect, of love,

will put you on that frequency where there is no hatred, no blame, no shame, and then your message to the Universe will be clear and it will give you what you do want more of in your life.

As long as you’re doubting,

as long as you think it is not possible to attain what you dream of in life,

as long as you feel yourself unworthy of that achievement in life,

as long as you do not believe it is possible for you to have what you want,

the Universe will not send you the components you need to get what you want.

Be very aware of what you think,

of how your thoughts (or common beliefs) make you feel.

Only in thinking about what you truly want,

in keeping on thinking those thoughts over and over again until they become a belief,

will the Universe give you more of what you need to attain your dream, your personal goal in life.

Where focus goes, energy flows.

This works both ways:

as long as you keep thinking about what you do not want,

the longer you’ll keep getting more of what you do not want.

The more you focus on what you want,

the more you’ll get what it is you desire.

That is how you create the life that you want.

You get what you keep your focus upon.

Be very aware of where your focus goes to.

You are the creator of your life,

of your reality.

Stop blaming others.

You and only you are responsible for how you feel.

I know this sounds harsh.

but give it some thought,

open your mind to the possibilities this creates,

and you’ll realize this is how ‘life’ works.

Train yourself in thinking only positive thoughts,

in thinking only thoughts about what you want to have in life.

See what happens.

Give it time.

It’s like training your physical muscles,

go step by step and built up slowly but steadily.

You can read all about how you train your mental muscles in part 3 of my book ‘Less is yes!’

Thank you all for reading me!

Katrien

Lifecoachwomen.be

author of “Less is yes!”

available on www.lannoo.be and www.standaardboekhandel.be


No one ever got any happier

by focusing on the negative stuff in the world.

Do we have to ignore the ‘bad’ stuff then?

Do we have to live in our own little bubble without taking anybody or anything else into consideration?

No, I am not saying this at all.

All I am saying is:

you know/feel what is good and what is not.

Repeating over and over again

what is not working,

what is not right,

what is stupid (in your opinion),

what is going wrong in the world, …

is not getting you anywhere nearer a solution, nor a feeling of happiness.

On the contrary:

the solution can never be found on the vibration of the problem!

We need to get off of that negative vibe to be able to see a way out.

That’s the reason why we have to stop focusing on what goes wrong.

Of course, we first detect there is a certain problem,

we feel something needs to be changed,

that is normal otherwise we would not live in/be connected to the world around us.

But then we immediately have to switch our focus on:

what can I do to make this better?

how can I make a change?

what can I do to get this situation unstuck?

That’s the first thing we need to do:

we need to set ourselves in solution modus.

You’ll immediately feel the field of opportunities opening up to you,

you’re no longer stuck in a problem because you start looking for solutions.

You take a step back, away from the ‘problem’ and

you analyze the situation as an opportunity for growth,

for improvement, for change.

Once you’ve observed/ thought about what is possible,

you can start working on moving towards that solution.

Even if people do not work with you in the beginning,

focus on what you want to see differently and

keep going towards your goal.

That’s why I advocate

living like you would like everybody else to be living,

doing what you want to see done in the world,

serving the planet as you feel it needs to be served,

respecting everything and everyone,

I believe in being an example of what you want to see more of in the world,

instead of fighting against what you do not want to see happening.

I believe in being kind and serving,

instead of fighting, blaming, and being angry.

I feel that by doing nice things,

you radiate positive energy

and by sending out positive vibes,

you encounter other things that vibrate on that same positive frequency.

My invitation to you all this week is:

Focus on solutions.

Look for the positive in people, in things, in situations.

Focus on getting unstuck.

Let your mind be creative in finding answers.

Sometimes you’ll find the answer in the least expected form.

I know that when you’ve been stuck for a while, it can be hard to believe there is a way out.

But believe there is,

there always is a solution!

As hard as it might seem, you can get unstuck!

Take a step back,

take your emotions out of the picture,

calm down your ego,

your ego (your protective self) thinks it is protecting you against the mean, vicious world outside, but it isn’t. On the contrary, it keeps you from seeing opportunities. Live from your higher self!

say to yourself you’ll find a way out of this rut,

turn away from the negativity,

focus on what will help you get out of this problem/ situation.

Start acting in a new way.

Start doing the stuff that will bring you to the situation you want to be in.

Keep up this new behavior and you’ll see the people around you changing too!

There is no need to say to them they have to change,

just by being positive, they’ll be kinder too.

Remember though, you are never responsible for the way people behave.

I know I just said they’ll be kinder too but this is not 1+1=2.

Some people will never change and that is not your fault.

But you’ll see that the majority of people will be nicer when you are nice to them.

You’re only responsible for how you act.

Be kind, feel compassion, especially for those who are not kind.

They are hurting, they are not happy.

I wish you all many positive, solution-oriented, kind thoughts.

Enjoy the feeling of relief, of lightness, that washes over you

once you’ve stopped thinking about the bad stuff,

once you’ve cleaned out the clutter in your head.

(cf part 3 in my new book “Less is yes!”)

The reward of being positive in life is,

you’ll start noticing even more nice, positive, kind things in life.

It really is a matter of switching frequencies.

Go to that higher frequency!

Thank you all for reading me!

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be


As Courtney Carver says:

“If organizing your stuff would work, you’d be organized by now”.

And she is so right.

So, what is it then that keeps us from living that simple life, that life

with no clutter,

with no excess,

with less obligations?

Why is simplicity so hard to obtain?

It should be simple, no?

It really is all about your why in life:

why do you want to live with less?

why do you want your time back?

why do you want to feel light again?

why do you want to stop trying to have that picture-perfect life?

We feel something is making our lives feel heavy, exhausting,

but we can’t really put our finger on it.

The answer is in Less.

As I mentioned above:

to live with less you first have to define your why.

Why do you want to have more space, more time?

What is it that you want to make time for in your life?

What is it that you miss out on in your life

because you have no time,

because you have no room,

because you feel you have no energy left in your body to do the things that matter to you?

You’ll see that all your answers to those questions come down to one thing:

Love.

Love?

Yes, that is what it all comes down to.

Decluttering,

getting back to living a simple life,

answers all your questions about how to get back to love.

Simplifying your life is your way back to:

spending more time with the people you love,

having time again to do the things that you love,

being able to enjoy the things that you do, because you are not too exhausted, your schedule is not overloaded.

I invite you all to read my book Less is yes!

It’s a practical guide that will take you

to that life of less,

to that life of space,

to that life of lightness.

We start with the easy part: the material clutter in your house,

and then we work on cleansing our body,

to finally get to the part where you clean up the cobwebs in your head.

The book is your perfect guide to keep you going,

to help you out when you feel stuck during the process.

You will really turn your life around.

It’s a transformation into living a healthy, happy life.

This is a huge thing that we need to tackle day by day, step by step.

As we did not clutter our life in one day,

as we did not get into the physical shape we are in right now over the last year,

as we gathered experiences over the years, as we all got demoralized at some point in our life,

we cannot expect to clean up our life in one day.

We need to do it step by step and celebrate each victory, no matter how small!

Make sure you know why you want to do this.

I keep mentioning this because this is what will keep you on track

when things get tough.

Why do you want to feel energetic, light, free again?

Why do you want to sleep a sound sleep again?

Why do you want to have space again?

Why do you want to be more available again?

The answers to these questions is what will keep you going when you feel you would slide back into old habits.

You start this decluttering process because you feel everything is becoming too much, so you want less.

The decluttering process is not a competition in having as little as possible, no, it is a means to an end.

That end is:

feeling light again.

being able to breathe again.

seeing what is really important in life.

doing stuff that makes your heart sing.

It’s your way back to love!

I invite you all to take a good look at your life,

to take a good look at how you feel about:

what you own,

what you do,

what you think.

Does it make you feel good?

Do you have, do, think the things you have, do, think only because

you hope you will belong?

you hope people will love you for it?

you hope you’ll be important because of it?

Or just because it is what your heart says this is who you are?

Be very honest with yourself!

Because know that

you will NEVER please everyone,

you will NEVER have an opinion everybody agrees with,

you will NEVER belong everywhere.

Choose where your heart says you want to belong,

Choose the opinion your heart agrees with,

Do the things you feel are the right thing to do, not the popular thing.

Decluttering,

Getting back in good shape,

Thinking positive,

is so much more than ‘re-organizing’ your life.

It’s getting back your life,

It’s feeling LOVE again.

Thank you all for reading me!

You can already pre-order my book “Less is yes!” on

www.lannoo.be and www.standaardboekhandel.be

Thank you all for

choosing less!

choosing life!

choosing love!

Namaste

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be


Something that is already on my mind for years now, is that:

almost all of our problems originate in ‘too much’.

We are exhausted,

We are getting sick,

We are getting frustrated,

We are getting fed up,

We feel drained,

We get depressed,

We feel overwhelmed,

We worry we’re not good enough,

All because of too much:

Too much activities,

Too much (self-inflicted) obligations,

Too much on your plate,

Too much saying ‘yes’ to everything,

Too much junk in our body,

Too much stuff in our house,

Too much limiting beliefs in our mind,

Too much pleasing other people,

And actually,

WE are in control of how much we allow in our lives!

We don’t always realize it, but it really is all up to us,

It is our choice!

My new book “Less is yes!’

teaches you everything you want to know about:

how you can let go of your stuff, of unhealthy habits, of limiting beliefs,

how you can turn your life around so that the ‘too much’ is gone,

how your life gets a lot more meaningful when you introduce less.

We have to let go of old habits, of old beliefs,

in order to turn our life around.

We have to create new habits in order to have a different life.

Once you start living with:

Less stuff in your house,

Less junk in your body,

Less junk in your life,

Less consuming,

Less pollution,

Less hours awake,

Less sitting down,

Less driving your car,

Less activities on your agenda,

Less worrying,

Less living by other people’s standards,

Less ego, less Protective Self,

You create:

more space to live, more space to move around,

more energy, more health,

more eco-friendly living,

more sustainability,

more pureness, more clean environment,

more restoring sleep,

more exercise,

more going by bike, or on foot,

replacing ‘fomo’ with ‘jomo’

(fear-of-missing-out with joy-of-missing-out),

more peace of mind,

more being YOU,

more living from your Higher Self.

Once you create these new habits, you will start feeling a change.

You’ll start living differently, step by step.

You’ll start living a happier, lighter, more energetic life!

That will create momentum to go on, to keep up these new habits.

My invitation to you all this week is:

List everything in your life that weighs you down,

all the energy drainers,

all the sickening garbage,

all the stuff you don’t even know why you’re doing them anymore,

and find the solution in LESS!

Less gives you more of all the good stuff!

You want to feel light again?

You want to start your day with a smile?

You want to feel energized again?

You want to get rid of all the garbage in and around you?

Choose less!

You really do have a choice!!

Make the decision now.

I choose lightness,

I choose brightness,

I choose to feel energetic again,

I choose Less!

Less is yes!

Read how in my book (available from May 2021, pre-order now on Lannoo.be, Standaardboekhandel.be and soon also available on Amazon.nl)

Thank you all for reading me, and enjoy your new life in which

Less will bring you so much more LIFE!

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be