This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 10

Do you spend your day living a life that works for you? That brings you meaning and fulfillment? Too many of us live our lives depleted, exhausted, and humorless. We’re paddling as hard as we can, yet we’re still falling a little short.

Samantha Bennett, bestselling author of Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day, reminds us that you don’t have time to not live your life completely “lit up” from the inside out.

Bennett stresses that there isn’t a right way to do anything, there’s just your way. Nothing is unachievable or unchangeable. Listen to the few simple practices you can do in your everyday life that will encourage you to live more authentically, fully, and infused with passion.

Key Takeaways:

The real you. You’re being the best version of yourself in every situation, in every relationship, and somehow it’s just not working. It’s not about putting more hours in or taking a weekend trip to recapture some zen. Uncover the REAL questions you MUST ask yourself in order to make your current situation work for you at [7:22].

The morning routine. What does your morning look like? Checking emails, getting the kids ready, making appointments, maybe getting in some breakfast…reclaim the first moments of your day! Mix it up by trying this ONE morning routine that will make a monumental difference down the road [16:12]. (Hint: it’s not yoga)…

The mantra. Your car broke down this morning, your partner has bad news, and you’ve missed a deadline. Are you letting such moments overwhelm you? Take your power back! The ONE phrase you can repeat anytime you need to embrace a challenging moment and decide how your own story is told… [20:48].

The backlash. Making life changes means taking a little risk and sometimes it feels as though the universe is there to remind you of the dangers of roaming through uncharted territory. Before you throw in the towel, listen to the BEST advice on how to push forward in your greatest moments of doubt at [25:22].

The real game changer. You tried the mantra, you do the morning routine, and they’re just not working. Good news! There’s one final thing you can try. The ONE practice that will get you out of any emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical rut you’re in… [30:22]. (Major upside! It only takes five minutes.)

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.