Yes…you read that right. So many times women are on an adrenaline rush all the time. If we don’t slow down and allow things to flow, the Universe finds a way to do it for us. And if you can’t seem to find 3 minutes in your day to relieve stress then you need this exercise more than anyone!
I call this exercise “The Perfect Life Pause” and I’ve found it to be a wonderful solution to help create balance in my life. And yes…it only takes 3 minutes!
Any time during the day that I feel overwhelmed, stressed, tired, or angry, I follow this process to refocus my energy and intention. I suggest doing this exercise 3-4 times a day and your first Perfect Life Pause should be when you first wake up.
- Start with your eyes closed.
- Listen to the sounds in the room, your breathing…notice your body and relax.
- Focus on what you would wish for in your life if you had a magic wand and could make any wish you wanted. This would be your Perfect Life.
- Focus on how you would feel, what you would be doing, and how you would look.
- Now spend the next several minutes in this wonderful state of mind believing it is real.
- At the end of the three minutes, be sure to express gratitude and believe that this will be your Perfect Life.
- Confirm that the right people and opportunities will flow into your life at the right time.
By doing this exercise 3-4 times a day, you will actually be meditating and focusing on your intentions 10-15 minutes a day. Remember, we get what we focus on! Each day we create our reality through our thoughts…and we are all very intricately connected somehow.
Let me give you an example: My husband, Mark, and I were in San Francisco last August for a conference. Prior to the conference, we went to Napa for a wine tasting experience. It was one of the best vacations we ever had. We spent three days driving through wine country in a convertible with azure skies and the most beautiful scenery we had ever seen.
During our trip, we purchased a couple cases of wonderful wine and brought them back to our hotel in San Francisco thinking that we would find some packing tape and just ship the wine back with our luggage. We were enjoying our trip so much,that we never really looked seriously for the tape.
We had an early flight back to Detroit and were ready to take our bags down for the trip to the airport, when we realized we still didn’t have any packing tape. I called the front desk, and they said all they had was scotch tape. I told Mark that I was going to go downstairs and find some tape. Specifically, I said, “Let’s create the intention that we will find some packing tape and send that intention out to the Universe to see what happens.” He looked at me and said, “Let’s do it!” So we left the hotel room and stepped into the elevator.
There was another couple in the elevator from our group, and I noticed they were holding a box, so I said, “What’s in the box, did you buy wine too? We are trying to find some packing tape.” The man said, “No these are our costumes, we never even opened the box, and we still have our packing tape.” The woman looked at me and said, “Do you need some tape? Here take it—we never used it.”
At that moment the elevator door opened up and they stepped out. We said goodbye and pushed the button to go back to our floor. We were both speechless. We ran back to our hotel room, slammed the door and screamed with amazement!
How does something like this happen? Some may say it’s just a coincidence. I say we created an intention and it materialized. I now do this all the time…its amazing once you become aware of this principle. I keep the empty tape dispenser in my dresser as a reminder.
To do The Perfect Life Pause exercise correctly, you will need to create goals by writing them down and then placing them where you can read them every day. This is the principle behind focusing on your Perfect Life Pause.
Something happens when we focus on our goals…we actually materialize what we want. That’s why I also recommend making our goals Big and Bold, writing them in present tense and then focusing on your Perfect Life Pause several times a day!