These to-do lists have opened me up to thinking more about how they affect our lives. I have been sitting in quiet contemplation giving this free reign and what came through was this: that these never ending lists stifle us. They hold us back. We are in a contracted space, rather than an expanded space. I have lived by my to-do lists for years. It made me feel safe. It gave me a sense of accomplishment. And at the same time, I felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and with a niggling sense of failure as it never seemed to end.

You are more than your list

What I realised was that I was only focusing on what needed to get done, with the expectation that I would reach my vision; my raison d’etre of being in business. Not so. I needed to also open myself up to having time to allow spirit to come through and work its charm. By doing this, you give yourself the opportunity to get in touch with your why, to see the bigger picture, to feel empowered and expanded. This is where the magic happens. This is where you connect with your soul. You can take this all through your life, not just in business.

It is imperative that you also work on your state of being and state of mind as this opens you up to receiving these precious and powerful insights. This is where you receive your inspiration, solutions, and creativity. This helps you realise that you are more than your list. You can achieve what is on it and so much more. It energises you, invigorates you, keeps you motivated and excited. You are open versus closed. You are in a state of expansion rather than of contraction. Your energy is high as is your vibration.

You need to be so that you can consciously do what you need to do to have results that are aligned with your true self. When you know who you are, you can do what is required to get the outcomes that aligned with your whole being, that is your body, mind, and soul. You will feel it. It just feels right.

what to do?

Take the time each and every day to sit in stillness to open yourself up to tuning in and listening to your intuition. Journal and tap as well to help clear any blocks and negativity that can appear. It is freeing. This is a wonderful way to unfold your freedom and be all that you want to be.

Namaste Chantal

meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, small business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, shatters perceptions of beauty and perfection, and inspires people ready to become mindful entrepreneurs. She lives with her talented man in the Perth Hills and can be found online at



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