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Root As You Rise

As you elevate to new levels in your personal and professional life, it’s easy to become removed from the things that make you feel grounded. What will you do to get back to you? Here are a few quick tips to get you started... Landing Activities - When I facilitate meetings or workshops, I always begin with a landing activity. This is what others might refer to as an icebreaker, but I am very intentional about the language that I use and the impact that it has on people and their emotions. Icebreakers often feel brutal when they are not facilitated well, so simply hearing that word causes people to feel anxious. I call it a landing activity instead, because it helps the group to come down from wherever they are mentally to find common ground with others who are sharing the space. Like an airplane, they are landing safely on an even playing field. Landing activities also give the people in the room a structured opportunity to get to know each other and to feel a sense of belonging. Beyond these deeper meanings, landing activities are pure fun. When we get super focused on our goals, fun is often one the first things that we sacrifice. What are some ways that you can facilitate landing activities and cultivate fun in your life? Nap Time and Snack Time - In many ways, children have it all figured out and there is a lot that we can learn from them. Two strategies that they use to rest and re-energize are naps and snacks. Some of the largest and most successful corporations have sleep pods in their office buildings because they understand the increased productivity and decreased liability that they will receive from their employees when they get proper rest. Life may not always let you get a full 8 hours of sleep every night, but a 15 to 20-minute power nap or two throughout the day might be feasible. In addition to naps, heart and brain healthy snacks can go a long way. Not only will they give you the energy that you need to sustain throughout the day, but they will also help you to avoid the urge to engage in a late night binge when you finally have time to sit down and eat after a long day. How might you incorporate nap time and snack time into your daily or weekly routine? Lean Into Your Love Language - We all have a preferred mode of interaction that makes us feel the most loved. The Five Love Languages are Quality Time, Physical Touch, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Words of Affirmation. The common belief is that these are only relevant in romantic relationships and that they can only happen when we are on the receiving end of these actions. You can extend the love and connection that you feel in life by intentionally fostering platonic and workplace relationships or doing things for and with yourself all based on your love language.

When you do the personal work, growth is inevitable. That growth will cease if your roots aren’t firmly planted. This week I challenge you to identify and take action on one way that you can ground yourself as you elevate.

Root as you rise. Manifestation Affirmations I am cultivating joy. I am rooted and grounded as I grow.

I am loved as I am.

Master Your Mind + Master Your Body + Master Your Money = Manifest a Life You Love Most Sincerely, Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide www.MonicaMarieJones.com

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