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Each week a new theme. Each day 10 minutes to focus our mindset on what matters.
I'm Sarah Parker, Wolf, and you're listening to the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. Thanks for joining me.
The theme this week is EXHALE and today is Motivation Monday and that means we focus on getting ourselves ready for a great weekend.
Hi all and thanks for joining me for a new week of the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. I'm very excited for a new theme this week. It's EXHALE and if you are new to the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST, I encourage you to go back and take a look at some of our other themes that might resonate with your life. But today is Motivation. Monday and that means we're focused on a great week ahead, so let's get started.
EXHALE, yeah, I'm sure you're thinking. Yep, EXHALE. It pairs with inhale. My body pretty much takes care of that for me. That is true, although there are very good benefits physiologically for exhaling well. Getting rid of extra carbon dioxide and toxins in the body. But this week on the podcast we are going to focus a little more metaphorically on exhaling.
So let's start with a situation like... daily, I'm taking in my workload and the workload of at least one of my kids E-learning. She needs help. Let's call that the inhale, so I take it all in and then I hold it there. I'm holding my breath and holding that breath means I'm stuck. I'm dwelling on what's in front of me or processing it or thinking about it, but there's no action yet. There's no forward momentum until... I let that breath go and let it propel me into action. That's the EXHALE.
So today let's think of where we might be, “holding our breath.” Maybe we're waiting for someone else to make a decision. Maybe we're waiting for the right person or the right time to make a move. Maybe we're waiting for the weather to change, our circumstances to change... But when we're waiting for something, we're stuck. So I want us to notice when we're stuck, when we're holding our breath, then consciously...mindfully, let it out EXHALE so that we can propel ourselves into some forward motion.
We EXHALE so we can make choices. We EXHALE so we can take action. We EXHALE so that we can move forward mindfully and keep the rhythm of life going. So today and going forward, when you feel stuck, try exhaling literally and figuratively.
So today's intention is: To move forward, I EXHALE.
That sounds so simple, right? It sounds like it should be automatic but yet, we hold our breath, we hold ourselves back. So we need today's reminder. We need to be reminded to EXHALE and propel ourselves forward.
So now let's take a deep breath. And yes, that inhale is important, but even more important is the release and get it all out sustain it. Get all of those toxins, all of anything that's consuming you in in bad vibes, or in anxiety or fear. Feel it just go right out, take another breath in. And again, really focus on letting out all of that stuff. Take one more deep breath in and then on the EXHALE, say to ourselves...
To move forward, I EXHALE. (repeated over relaxing music)
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All right friends, it's time to EXHALE...Go out, live with intention, love like crazy, and have a great day.