New Featured Article: Daily Manifestation Tips to Help You Stay Focused

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Hey Sensational Soul!

I have a BRAND NEW featured article, Click ME to read it! It’s my daily tips to help you stay focused while manifesting all your life goals and desires into your physical realm. I have never published this article on my own site, so take a look at it and I know it will help you with your focus!

In addition, below are 2 new book covers for my currently published book (my first book), Don’t Feel Stuck!, and I’m having a HARD time trying to figure out which one speaks the most to you. Take the survey and vote for the one you like best, I do appreciate it very much! Thank you!!!

Have a safe and happy holiday. Hope you are able to get in your Mastering Your Mindset journaling for a few minutes (and even a nap). Have a wonderful day!

Change Your Mindset & You Change Your Life,

Journal Girl Jaclyn

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Is Your Brain Feeling Overwhelmed? You Gotta Listen to This Song!

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Hey Sensational Soul!

Ah, the holidays are upon us. Are you feeling overwhelmed yet?

Most of us will be spending time with family, which can be both a blessing and a curse at the SAME time.

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can easily distract us from our soul’s path and our authentic happiness. This time of the year the TV commercials, movies, online and paper advertisements, the music, and everything else SCREAMS in your face that life is so wonderful, and everything is perfect.

The pressure of being in the holiday spirit for the next month AND being in it while being around family can really leave you wanting to pop a cork of two off wine bottles.

But, if you are feeling in the Christmas spirit, here is a gorgeous violin piece often played during Christmas (and, personally, my favorite holiday song): Listen To “Invierno Porteno” By Astor Piazzolla On YouTube

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I have some things to tell you to help you put things into perspective and remain on your soul’s authentic path during the holidays:

Make-Believe Is Real If You So Choose It to Be So

No matter what the song says or what the image is portrayed on your TV/movie screen, it’s perception. There is no need to feel anxiety over the “should” of what you are seeing. It’s TV, it’s an image, it’s acted out- even for those paper/online advertisements.

The goal is to stir up emotional reactions from you. Luckily, we all have the power to DECIDE what we want to focus on with regards to the images we are bombarded with each day. YOU hold the power to put it all into perspective. Just because you see it doesn’t mean it’s real. And just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s NOT real either.

You hold the keys to your life. You CAN create your reality by what you choose to focus on. So, if you choose to see surface images as “real”, this your choice. We tend to believe characters portrayed by actors as “real”, why can’t we believe what we choose to believe as “real” and focus on this instead?

What you focus on expands and it comes into your physical realm the more you BELIEVE it to be real. In time and with your true conviction of it being possible, it pops into your physical realm because this is how the law of attraction works!

If you believe “all the good men are taken,” or “all the great women are not available”, then you are right. If you believe there is someone out there “for you”, well you are right! If you believe everyone else’s lives and families are much happier and have it much easier than you, then what you choose to believe is what your reality IS. However, you are overwhelming yourself by putting pressure on yourself that is NOT necessary to do AT ALL. Take a deep breath.

Remember: YOU hold the power to put it all into perspective. Just because you see it doesn’t mean it’s real. And just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s NOT real either.

Go Back to Basics During the Holidays

If your mind is feeling both overwhelmed and confused, go back to the basics of what brings you joy in LIFE itself. It’s not a fancy car, it’s not a mansion, and it’s not a huge gemstone ring either. I’m talking about what brings your SOUL joy. It’s so easy to get muddled within all the in-your-face materialistic items that you start to haze your soul’s truest joy during the next month.

Life is NOT Jennifer Lawrence jumping into a pool with her make-up flawlessly still intact on her face while wearing some expensive perfume. Nor, is it a group of people dancing around in scarves and Gap sweaters lip syncing to happy song. And don’t get me started on the luxury car commercials with the big-red bows and women gleefully jumping up and down…

Go back to basics and spend some time in nature drinking some hot chocolate, doing your Mastering Your Mindset journaling, and counting your blessings for everything you have in your life. Do this daily! But, if you are too swamped to spend about 10 minutes each day in doing this, then please commit to doing it 4 times per week. The whole goal of this is to ensure your mindset remains connected to you soul’s authentic joy.

Bonus! Doing this (especially daily) brings you CLOSER to your manifestations because you are in tuned with your soul’s needs and your authentic joy. You cannot manifest your blessings if you are feeling the OPPOSITE of blessed most of the time. The puzzle pieces come together, not fly away from each other. So, make sure to continue to put your self-love and self-care FIRST each day.

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Remember Your End-Goal: Self-Controlled Soul-Authentic Happiness

The holidays can both be a lot of fun yet extremely overwhelming for us. So, when you are spending time with your family, and one or two of them start in on that negativity spiral…what do you do? You can either: A) sit there and let them continue and bring everyone else in on the negativity; or, B) excuse yourself for a few minutes (or an hour) and step AWAY from the negativity. Go outside, breathe in nature’s air, put on some joyful music and put in your ear buds, or go read a book you are thoroughly enjoying.

You don’t have to spend every single second with your family when you all are together. And you are not obligated to try and CHANGE people’s perspectives either. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it to drink. If your family members ARE open to listening to what you have to say about developing and maintaining a positive mindset belief system, then go for it! I only like to talk to people who are open to hearing about it because let’s face it: people are only going to hear what they WANT to hear…meaning, they believe what they WANT to believe. It’s all perspective.

The hustle and bustle of the holidays does NOT mean you are not manifesting your life goals and desires. You still ARE because manifesting is about what you FOCUS on overall. We all have our ups and downs because we are human, it’s natural for us to have kick-ass feeling GREAT days and not-so-awesome spirited moments.

The point is, YOU are in control, and YOU determine what is your reality. And if you don’t like where your life is going, YOU have the power to change directions (even if they are small ones to start out with). You’ve got this. I totally believe in you! The Universe IS working behind the scenes and rearranging things on your path. It IS happening for you!

Do You Need A Refresher?

And if you need a refresher with your mindset because you need to clear out what no longer serves you for your soul’s highest happiness, you just need to declutter all the crap from your mindset beliefs, clear out all the clutter in your surroundings, and get your life back ON TRACK on your soul’s path of manifesting all your desires; I am running 12 transforming days of UNBLOCKING all the crap and CREATING your fresh, kick-ass, authentically joyful mindset beliefs- and life- with digital, audio, and (of course) Mastering Your Mindset journaling training to help you re-align and get back onto your soul’s path!

It’s only $17 and it will have you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and completely CLEAR with your mindset and your soul so your manifestations will speed up into your physical realm! It’s always good to take inventory and re-evaluate what it is your soul TRULY wants in your life. Click the purple button below to know all the details of Unblock into Alignment: The Deep Dive!

Have a wonderful week and keep on keeping on, you’re doing a GREAT job. I’ll see you in the 12-day mindset and soul-transforming program!

Change Your Mindset & You Change Your Life,

Journal Girl Jaclyn

Setting Boundaries Is Healthy, No Matter Who You Upset (A Rant)

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Hey Sensational Soul!

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like to upset others. In fact, harmony is more important to you than ruffling other people’s feathers.

However…

You wake up sometimes and you think to yourself, “I’m ALWAYS giving in some shape or form and people just keep taking from me! I’m so exhausted of this and I’m ready to just hide from the entire world!”

I felt this way for years, and I do mean YEARS. Then I decided I needed to examine WHY I was allowing others to take advantage of me, take me for granted, and just keep taking from me altogether.

And this is what I’ve learned:

▪ Pleasing everyone around you is NOT going to make them happy. In fact, it makes them even more greedy in their need to be supplied with whatever it is they want from you. You give them an inch and they want a mile. You give them a mile and they want 100 miles. It’s a cyclical form of self-sabotage that leads you FURTHER AWAY from your own self-love. Sure, I know, you are going to make up an excuse such as, “But so and so needs me to do this…” Whatever, you don’t love yourself and it shows.
▪ Putting others before yourself is actually going to make things WORSE for you and for others. But how? It’s because you set unrealistic expectations towards others when you put them before yourself. And this leads to lack of respect that you so crave from others BECAUSE they know they can turn to you at ANY point in time, for ANYthing. You’re now the “welcome” mat you didn’t realize you have become until it got all muddy and peed on from dogs passing by while on their walk.
▪ Being the person who “saves the day” for everyone else drains your energy and makes you a cranky soul no one wants to be around- and then you end up feeling lonely because no one wants to be around you because you’re so damn cranky! Yep.

Newsflash, you ARE human. You are NOT a robot, you are not Iron Man, and you are NOT Superman or Batman either. I hate to disappoint you…I would choose Batman; but this is beside the point.

If you are agreeing to a lot of requests by others, you are draining your energy reserve. And when you drain your energy reserve, you don’t have much energy left to take care of yourself. And when you don’t take care of yourself, you get cranky because “the vampires”, as I like to call them, keep wanting to suck your blood/energy from you. Not ALL vampires are as enjoyable to be around as Count Dracula on Sesame Street…

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I’ve been there. I’ve most definitely been there. And I needed a HUGE wake-up call

Most people don’t realize their 1 or 2 requests are being multiplied by 30 or more people/situations on a daily basis. So, of course, they don’t realize that you are smiling and nodding “yes” when inside you are wishing and praying, “If only I could manifest a 20-minute nap” each day. This brings me to this question:

Are you getting enough sleep at night? Probably not. I’m in the same boat, sometimes.

So, what can you do to turn this all around?

▪ Before you RESPOND to an email, to someone in person, or to them over the phone, tell them you will get back to them soon because you need to check your schedule. And then really think about it asking yourself, “Do I REALLY want to do this for this person? Or, am I just wanting to say ‘yes’ so that way I don’t upset them?”
▪ Understand that no matter how much you please others, you are NEVER going to be able to make EVERYONE happy. I mean, just last night I blocked some negative asshole on social media because he decided to drink the negative Kool-Aid and was spamming my social media page with rude comments and gestures.

So, I put my foot down on social media (along with a cheeky and funny photo quote) warning everyone that I WILL block their ass if they come onto my page and spam my page with rudeness and negativity (I don’t do that to their pages). Well, one person (not the person I blocked) actually blocked ME after leaving a response stating they didn’t like my “temper tantrum”.

Cue…what’s the phrase? Oh, “Byyyyeeee, Felicia!”

Listen, I don’t care who you are, if you’re going to be rude TO me, I’m just going to block you because “ain’t nobody got time for that.”

Why try to please people who cannot understand that it’s actually a GOOD THING to have healthy boundaries in life? Yes, I am here to help people, we all have our gifts we share with the world; but this doesn’t mean I should stand for bullying. HELL NO!

You can’t please everyone, and you really shouldn’t WANT to please everyone, anyway. Own yourself, you are a total badass at life and you DO deserve the self-respect you maintain FOR your own soul. Which brings me to my next point…

▪ You can’t pour from an empty cup. If you are spending most of your time each day tending to others’ needs, you won’t have any time for yourself and to refuel your OWN energy. And after a while this leads to a train-wreck (i.e.- you, wall, you hit wall, you fall down).

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What to do instead?

PACE YOURSELF. Utilize a calendar on your phone and space out each task, each day. For example, I perform my Mastering Your Mindset journaling each day and I allot myself at least 5-10 minutes each day to do it. And then I allow myself 30 minutes or so to respond to emails/messages, an hour and a half for blogging, etc. (space it all out).

Also, when you pace yourself and spread things out on your calendar, you are not only more likely to STICK to completing them; but you are also more confident in replying to a request to help set the necessary healthy boundary in place, “Let me check my schedule and I will get with you soon!”

And then you look at your calendar and buy yourself some time to figure out:

1) do I really want to do this? Or, am I just saying “yes” because I don’t want to upset others?

And

2) where can I fit this in my day and on what day (BECAUSE I really want to do this)?

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Before last year I had NO CLUE what it meant to have healthy boundaries in place for myself. And then I woke up after feeling completely drained and just plain irritable. Not to mention that I had a health scare and was ordered “to rest” for a week. I’m happy to say my blood pressure is in good condition, thanks TO setting healthy boundaries. BONUS! I lost 21 lbs. when I took back my OWN power and put my self-love and care FIRST. No gym required.

When you live by your own healthy boundaries you put into place, you start to feel calmer, happier, more at ease, in flow, and in alignment. And then everything you want to manifest comes more rapidly BECAUSE you are emitting calmer, happier, more at ease, in flow, and in alignment vibes into the Universe stating, “more of these types of blessings, please!”

I strongly urge you to re-evaluate your thought and behavioral patterns if you are feeling overworked, overstretched, and completely drained of your energy.

And for your Mastering Your Mindset journaling, ask yourself the following and journal out your answer at least 5 times:

▪ WHY am I constantly feeling stressed/tired/anxious/nervous/etc.?
▪ WHAT could I be thinking/feeling and doing INSTEAD in order to fulfill my self needs and self-love?

It’s time to get more in touch with your soul’s wants and needs, Baby!

Until next time…

Change Your Mindset & You Change Your Life,

Journal Girl Jaclyn

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No, You’re NOT Crazy, This Is Being Human

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You’re high vibe. You’re so high vibe because the sun stayed out of your eyes while you drove to and from work today. You’re high vibin’ because it was a quick and easy process to style your hair and make-up this morning before you hit the pedal to the metal.

You’re so high vibe as you sip your coffee/latte as it tastes as smooth as silk to your tongue because it was perfectly crafted on this day. You’re high as fuck because most of your day has been pretty easy breezy, for the most part (minus that annoying coworker who can’t seem to get on the ball- again).

You’re high vibe and life is just going easy as pie.

Then the next day comes.

The alarm went off too soon. The cat won’t stop banging on the blinds while you try to sleep for another 16 minutes. You glance at the clock and you have 23 minutes until you have to be out the door. The barista spills your latte, tack on another 5 minutes to the rush…

The phone won’t stop ringing and the emails keep coming while you try to seek peace at your desk. One after another. The inbox is filling up again.

You sneak out off to lunch, yet a coworker stops you wanting to ask you something when you are 8 feet from the door.

You are gasping for air.

Then you realize this week is “payday” week and you think, “at least I have a silver lining to look forward to in a few days.”

The remaining few days feel like the movie, “Groundhog Day”. Over and over, the same feelings of suffocation and anxiety start seeping more and more into your mindset. You are still spending each day doing your Mastering Your Mindset journaling, you still listen to your motivational speakers each morning, you still state your affirmations over and over again. Why won’t this headache go away? Why is my sister calling me and complaining all of the time? She never listens to me…why are the kids STILL making a mess in the kitchen despite the fact that I have told them repeatedly OVER AND OVER again to “clean up when you are finished.” I need to make a sign to stick on the fridge to remind them…oh shoot, I meant to stop at Walgreens on the way home today to pick up my prescription! GREAT.

Payday comes and you breathe a sigh of relief: finally! You pay all of the bills for the month…WHAT!?? $50 left until next month’s pay????

Panic sets in, the anxiety is overwhelming. Why doesn’t this affirmation shit work for ME? Why am I ALWAYS stuck in life? Why am I ALWAYS FUCKING BROKE!? This will never get better for me, I’m always going to be feeling this way, nothing ever goes right for me. Why is everyone else always sailing along on the journey of life more easily than I am? Why can’t it happen for me, too? What is wrong with me? Something must be wrong with me…why can’t I just seem to GET IT like others do when it comes to manifesting my wants and life goals?

I give up. Fuck it. I don’t give a shit any longer. Law of attraction is bullshit. Life sucks.

Does this AT ALL sound familiar to you?

There’s a fork in the road, what do you CHOOSE to think going forward? How do you CHOOSE to feel going forward? What do you CHOOSE to do going forward? And what is your relationship and connection to all of this with regards to your spirituality?

You get to choose.

And yeah,

Carpe Diem!

Journal Girl Jaclyn

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Failure Is Success In Progress- Albert Einstein

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Failure Is Success In Progress- Albert Einstein

Hey Sensational Soul,

Today has been a HARD day for me. I am currently sitting on the couch with a glass of pink moscato and trying to remind myself that tomorrow is a NEW day! I had a quick, but great vacation celebrating my sweet chemist’s birthday and going to the Eagles concert (as a birthday surprise for him). This past week has been so wonderful.

Now The Test

Today has been very testing for me. I have been working non-stop: I updated my website again, added new content, writing for my new book and for my VIP Facebook groups (and sometimes feeling writer’s block), not to mention writing for my new podcasts and blogs, working with the physicists, and I haven’t been able to sleep these past few days because of everything that is going on in my mind. I feel like a mixture of internal wheels constantly turning and physically I am a zombie. I feel like there is NOT ENOUGH TIME in the day to get everything that I want to get done!

Failure Is Success In Progress

I really love Einstein, and this quote speaks to me these past few days, “failure is success in progress.” Transparency alert: I am so worried about “failing” after producing SO MUCH content all over world-wide web that I am exhausting myself from worry. What if EVERYTHING I’m doing doesn’t pan out for me in my business? What if ALL of the money I am investing in order to help people through various media platforms falls flat? What if no one wants to pay me for my online programs? What if souls don’t like their results from my programs???????? This is the BIG one!

Taking The Leaps By Making Choices

I have taken some HUGE faith-based leaps these past few weeks: I started my own podcast AND YouTube channel, I launched my first online program with audio and digital formats, I launched my first free 3-Day Mastering Your Mindset online program (totally different from what I was doing before), and I have even appeared on videos in my Facebook community, Manifest It!, a couple of times. I am seriously leveling UP.

And you know why? It’s because deep down I have made a CHOICE. I have DECIDED. I am DONE with living from fear, I am DONE playing small, and I am DONE remaining in my comfort zone. I know there are only 24 hours in each day, but you know what? I am taking inspired actions each and every single day and I am moving towards my soul’s desire to help as many souls as I possibly can via the worldwide web. And the more souls I can help, the more I can give back through charity donations to various animal organizations and to science medical research.

Focusing On The Results: Giving Back

I AM keeping my end-goal in mind. I AM focusing on my end-results. I have this vision of spending my time coaching my soul-based, soulmate clients in my VIP Facebook groups each and every single day. I have this amazing image in my mind of donating a few thousand of dollars MONTHLY to various charities and to humanitarian research. I want to HELP GIVE BACK.

While I have spent the last few days worried about coming across as “silly” or not “perfect”, I am so drained that at this moment I don’t even care how I come across in this blog post: this IS me. Tired, zombie-like, still in flow, still propelling, still driving, still visualizing, still GOING, me. Every day. Every. Single. Day.

Keep Going! The Universe IS Super Abundant

Whatever it is you are manifesting- and believe me, you ARE manifesting it- KEEP GOING DAILY. The Universe is rearranging things on your path to help you along the way. And if it doesn’t feel like a HELL YES, then you shouldn’t be doing it. Follow your soul’s calling. I am following my soul and it feels so freaking good even though it’s super scary at times.

So what if I “fail” at something I am doing right now. As Einstein puts it, “failure is success in progress.” Therefore, I am NOT failing at all. I can be redirected, but I can NEVER fail. My mindset is continuously leveling up, and it’s super important to remind yourself that we ARE manifesting either exactly what we desire; OR, something MUCH BETTER is coming into our physical realm right at this moment. It’s on the way. It’s literally FOR us. The Universe is super abundant.

Strip It All Away & It Comes To This

If I impact 10 souls instead of 10,000 souls, well, at least I can take what is monetarily given to me and I can give back to humanity and to the Universe in the best way I can. And this, feels AMAZING. Keep going! Do your mindset journaling and take inspired actions each day! Big steps, small steps, it doesn’t matter. Just KEEP GOING, you’ve totally got this! I believe in you!

Carpe Diem!

Journal Girl Jaclyn