Have you heard about the concept that’s all about personal growth, happiness, and embracing the journey? It’s called the Upward Spiral and we’re all about it.
By Mama Disrupt®
Are you sitting comfortably, babe? Because it’s time to strap in for a deep dive into this power-packed concept, set to revolutionise your approach to your days, weeks, and life itself.
We often find ourselves on a rollercoaster ride of emotions in this beautifully chaotic journey we call motherhood. It’s full of incredible highs and some truly testing lows.
But what if we told you there was a way to harness this emotional whirlwind? A way to steer our lives, not away from the chaos, but through it, and emerge stronger, wiser, happier on the other side? That, darling, is the magic of the Upward Spiral.
“THE UPWARD SPIRAL ISN’T ABOUT STRIVING FOR PERFECTION OR PUSHING DOWN THE LESS-PRETTY EMOTIONS. WE’RE ALL HUMAN. IT’S ABOUT EMBRACING OUR WHOLENESS AND TAKING CONSCIOUS STEPS TOWARDS OUR HIGHEST GOOD.”
An Upward Spiral, simply put, is a positive feedback loop of actions and reactions. It’s about consciously making a series of positive choices, which create positive experiences, which fuel further positive choices. You see where we’re going with this, right?
Here’s how to put it into practice:
The first step is to recognise where you are. Is it a downward spiral day or an upward one? Acknowledging your feelings and where you are in your journey is empowering and the first crucial step to steering yourself towards that upward trajectory.
2. Small Steps
Nobody expects you to move mountains overnight. Start small. Choose one positive action – it could be as simple as taking a deep breath, drinking a glass of water, or going for a quick walk. These small actions can have a big impact and start your upward spiral.
3. Positive Reinforcement
Here’s the beautiful part, each positive action generates a positive reaction. Maybe that walk made you feel a little calmer, a little more centered. This positive feeling can inspire another positive action, like calling a friend or cooking a nutritious meal. And voila, you’re on your upward spiral!
4. Share the Joy
The more joy you create, the more joy you have to share. This is where the magic truly happens. As you climb your upward spiral, you’ll find that you’re not just lifting yourself, you’re lifting those around you, too.
And don’t worry, babe, the Upward Spiral isn’t about striving for perfection or pushing down the less-pretty emotions. We’re all human. It’s about embracing our wholeness and taking conscious steps towards our highest good.
So, here’s to you. Here’s to you stepping into your power, embracing the chaos of this wild ride we call motherhood, and harnessing the Upward Spiral for a life of joy, growth, and transformation.