Making mistakes & failing is teaching you a lot

People are often hard on themselves for making mistakes. They talk about them over and over again, wasting their precious energy which they could invest towards something more meaningful. But what they don’t realise, it is actually their mistakes that can help them level up this game called life. If it wasn’t for mistakes, you could stay at the same place your whole life.

I’m looking at mistakes from a different perspective now. They are helping me move forward and learn something new every single day. In fact, I am grateful for them.

Today, I want to encourage you to start looking at your mistakes and the so-called failures differently. I want you to start celebrating them because they are teaching you so much about yourself and are co-currently helping you bring some wonderful opportunities to your life.

Mistakes are your greatest teachers

Don’t be afraid of failing. Instead, look at failing from a different angle. Be grateful that you are learning something new and once you learn it you don’t have to, hopefully, repeat the same lesson again. Start looking at your mistakes as teachers, which are guiding you to the right path.

Keep moving forward

I failed so many times in life and I’m still going to. But at the same time, I’m grateful for all of those experiences. I wouldn’t change them. They’re always teaching me so much about myself and my life. They’re teaching me what is important and what isn’t. Learn from your mistakes and failures and always keep moving forward.

Relax more into life

You are always learning and you are always growing and you are going to be, for the rest of your life. Embrace this knowledge and let go of everything that holds you back. Stop being hard on yourself, it’s a waste of your energy. And I don’t mean to stop trying to do your best or stop working on yourself. What I mean is, stop punishing yourself for every single mistake you make. You’ve learned something from it and now it’s time to move on and focus on your present and the future. You are a work in progress and you are always going to be. Nobody has accomplished it all, nobody has done it all, nobody knows it all. So relax more into life and enjoy it. After all, it’s such an exciting and adventurous journey.


It’s okay, if you’ve outgrown some friends

Do you feel that you have nothing in common with some of your friends anymore? You used to spend so much time together and now you don’t even feel like picking up the phone when they call. Maybe you used to be inseparable, but now you have nothing to talk about. You feel that you don’t want to be investing your time into this friendship anymore. You make excuses that you are too busy to go out, even to respond to a text or a phone call. All that you have in common now is the past.

I want to put your mind at ease because it’s perfectly okay to feel like this. It is perfectly okay to outgrown your friends, even to part ways for good. You are always growing, expanding, learning, unlearning and this creates change. Your friend is changing too and what you might have had in common in the past has faded away. Your friendship may never be the same. You are both completely different and this is fine too.

I can fully relate to the above because I’ve been there and I am also going through something similar as I write these lines. There are still certain people in my life I know aren’t on ‘my frequency’ anymore and I find difficult to let go of. I care about them, I care about their feelings, but something is telling me that they are not my kind of people anymore. The feelings I’m having are powerful signals coming from my soul that something needs to change.

The friendship has served its purpose

Everyone comes to our life for a reason. Some come to teach you some powerful lessons, others come to teach you difficult lessons. Some teach you about truth, others about love, dreams and about what really matters. And if someone just came into your life as a proof that you don’t want to be hanging around them anymore? Then, learn from that lesson, let them go and make space for more meaningful relationships.

Embrace change

I believe that change is good. Change can clear the path and bring something fresh and new to you. This applies to your friendships too. When you don’t want to be connecting with someone anymore, that’s a sign. A powerful sign from your soul. Embrace it and be brave to do what’s right for you.

Celebrate relationships that make you feel good

And of course, celebrate all the amazing people in your life now. Express your gratitude to them. Tell these special people that you love them and appreciate them and that you are very thankful to have them in your life.

A thought to keep

It isn’t wise to continue friendships, just because you’ve known these people for life. If the friendship doesn’t feel right anymore, let it go. If you’ve been feeling emotionally drained for years while being surrounded by these people, you need to honestly reevaluate whether you want to still include them in your circles. This isn’t selfish, but it’s an act of self-love.

Most importantly, focus on what really matters to you. When you begin to fill yourself up, you’ll start feeling good about yourself and then you will start attracting people that will mirror your beautiful state. There are the people who are meant to be sharing this incredible life’s journey with you.


It’s time to focus on what truly matters

A couple of weeks ago I turned 36. Where did the years ago?’….I thought. It made me realise how much I don’t want to be procrastinating on things that are important to me anymore. No more holding back, no more excuses, no more worrying what others think of me or whether they will accept me or reject me for what I do. I’m ready to step into my power fully, and stop playing small anymore.

I believe I came to this world to share my gifts, and it makes me incredibly happy when I can inspire someone by doing so. In fact, I believe it’s my responsibility. I have been scared for way too long. I have been worried for way too long. I have been pretending that I’m someone else for ages. I can’t hold back anymore.

I believe, all of us possess so many amazing gifts and we should finally face the fear and share them with the world. It doesn’t matter on how small or big scale. This is the reason for this topic today. I hope the suggestions below can help you step into your own power, so you can focus on things that truly matter to you.

A) Be ready to shine

Let go of fear. Let go of worry what others think of you. Be ready to step out of the comfort zone and step into your power completely. You are amazing and ready to experience some fantastic things in this world.

B) No playing small anymore

Stop doing what you don’t want to do. Stop saying yes, when you mean no. Focus fully on what matters to you and don’t play small anymore. You deserve the best and nobody can tell you or dictate what is or what isn’t possible for you. You make the path, you create the rules for your own life. You create your reality.

C) You are meant for greatness

You came here to do great things. You are not here to waste time on insignificant matters. Start making the most of this interesting experience here on Earth. You are meant for greatness, so get ready to be the person you are meant to be.

“Focus on what you love and start building the life that you truly deserve. No playing small anymore.”  

~Jana Prackova 


Are you letting the wrong people take up space in your mind?

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking how to inspire my beautiful community on social media. A lovely idea came to my mind within a few minutes. I immediately created a beautiful collage and was ready to share it on social media. Then, suddenly, a particular person came to my mind, which I believed ‘would raise their eyebrows’ at my post and would think: There we go again. Another one of Jana’s inspiring, self-help stuff.”

Within minutes, I began doubting myself and questioning the inspiring message I was so excited about just a minute ago. I decided not to post it. An hour went by and I thought: Isn’t that interesting? Why do we care so much about other’s opinions in a way we begin to doubt our creativity, ourselves?

In the end, I posted my inspiring message anyway and let the self-doubt fade away. And I also learned a lesson from this. It made me realise how much power I’m still wasting, by worrying what other people think of me, people who don’t really know me, my story and how hard I worked and I’m still working and how tired I am of seeking their approval.

So why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we strive to be so likeable and giving these people who don’t really matter so much of our precious energy? It’s because we have been programmed this way. There are rules we need to follow, certain standards to live by, success to strive for. And now, with the internet and especially social media, we feel even more pressure because we compare ourselves to others and what we believe their lives look like. Personally, I love social media, but unfortunately, the comparison that comes with it is doing more harm than good.

Do what feels right for you

Do what pleases you and forget about the rest. Easier said, then done, hmmmm? I know. But listen: Do you want to be always someone’s prisoner, always worry or obsess what they think? Of course not. Focus on you and do what makes you feel good and fulfils you. Leave their opinions and criticism to themselves.

And the truth is: they don’t really think about you, but are busy living their own lives

The amount of time and space we give others in our minds is absolutely crazy and completely unnecessary. Do yourself a favour and stop it at once. Everyone is living their own life, focusing, mainly, on themselves and their own things. They have their own worries, struggles and fears and are not really thinking about you and what you are up to. They are focused on their own lives.

Become more present

Being fully present prevents your mind from wandering to places that disempower you. Be aware of this and every time your thoughts start flying to places you don’t want to go, stop and ask yourself: Where am I? And of course, you know the answer, you are right here, right now at this moment. And this is the only place where the true life exists.


If I could talk to my younger self, these are the 7 things I would tell her…

When I was younger, I lived in so much worry and fear. I worried about everything. What other people thought of me, whether I said the right thing or whether I presented myself the right way. Other people’s opinions were so important to me that they were controlling my life in a great way.

When we are very young we have a completely different outlook on life. This outlook can be somehow overwhelming. This was certainly the case for me. But, if I ever had the opportunity to talk to my younger self, there are so many things I would tell her. I would give her so much love, support and reassurance that there is nothing to worry about, only things to experience and lessons to learn from.

If you could talk to your younger self, what would you tell him or her? What words would you use to encourage them and make them feel better when they feel scared? What would you say to them to calm them down? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. You never know who may read them and they can even save someone’s life.

I believe this is a very important topic to talk about. The younger generation can sometimes feel so overwhelmed about life in general, and can definitely benefit and learn from our mistakes, that’s why is important to talk about them. Listed below are a few of the things I would definitely say to that scared young girl I used to be if I had the opportunity.

1) Don’t worry what other people think of you

Others are so busy thinking about themselves and not about you. When we are younger, we think the opposite. Remember, the most important thing is what you think about you.

2) Be yourself

You are unique. There has never been anybody like you and there is never going to be. Embrace all that is you and celebrate your beautiful individuality.

3) Your past mistakes are powerful lessons

When I used to make mistakes, I would beat myself up for them for ages. Look at your mistakes as powerful lessons which needed to be learnt to help you become the person you want to become.

4) Put yourself first, always

Always follow your dreams. Don’t postpone, don’t procrastinate, don’t get influenced by other’s opinions. When I was younger, I was always searching for romantic love. When I was in a relationship, that other person would become my priority. I would put all my dreams and needs aside, and would only focus on the person I was ‘so in love with’. There was a huge price to pay for that. I was never happy, because I stopped focusing on me and my dreams. Later, I realised, I am the most important person in my own life and I will always be. I began putting myself first. This wasn’t selfish, but an act of self-love and respect towards myself. Put yourself first, always.

5) Listen to your intuition

When I was a child, my intuition was very strong and I fully trusted it. As I got older I stopped listening to it and began to doubt it. Luckily, I realised how important and valuable my intuition is. Always listen to your inner wisdom, it will never fail you.

6) Don’t take life so seriously

When we are young, we take everything so seriously, including the things that don’t really matter. Life doesn’t have to be that serious. The same way seasons of the year change, the seasons of life change too. Go through them gracefully. When something doesn’t work out the way you planned it, trust and know that there is something way better on its way to you.

7) You are good enough, just as you are

You are good enough and you have nothing to prove to anybody. You don’t need to compare yourself to others, dress like others, act like others to be accepted by this society. You are good enough, just as you are. Work on yourself, keep improving, educate yourself, but at the same time know that you are good enough and wonderful as you are.


What has living with anxiety taught me & could help you too

What many of you don’t know about me, is that I used to suffer from severe anxiety. My anxiety was so bad that it was controlling my life in a great way. It was happening during my early to almost late twenties, where my friend’s lives were mostly filled with adventures, parties, holidays and the joys of being carefree young adults. I couldn’t join them. My daily life was filled with dark thoughts, panic attacks, thinking about death and being so frightened, whether and how I would survive another day. Everything was a challenge, even the smallest of tasks. Queuing in a supermarket, going to a library, practically being at any public place was putting me into the states of panic and discomfort. My life was filled with severe stress, depression and perceiving the world with a constant foggy sensation on my mind. Was that a living? Not really. But, now I look at it differently. I look at this experience from a higher perspective. Living with anxiety for more than a while taught me so much about myself, my life and most importantly, because of it, I found my life’s purpose, which is being of service to others.

***Before you read further***

Please note, that this isn’t a medical advice. Always seek a health care professional, who will be happy to assist you with any concerns. However, I always like to share what I have learned from my difficult experiences, and how I shifted my life from darkness to light, with a belief that reading about them will help someone.

So, here is what I’ve learned:

1) Acceptance

When we are trying to push something away and don’t want it in our lives, a great amount of resistance can be felt. It feels overwhelming and can take over our lives, so we are unable to see any kind of light. This is how I dealt with my anxiety. I was resisting it. I didn’t want to be feeling anxious. I was fighting my unpleasant emotions every minute of every day. But one day, after about 4 years of daily struggle to be exact, I experienced a beautiful shift which changed my life forever. I came to a realisation to accept my feelings. It felt like finally seeing a beautiful sunrise after a long, dark winter. Ever since I accepted my feelings my life began to shift. Of course, on a very small scale, but there was an improvement. I realised it was okay to feel how I was feeling at that particular moment in time. I decided to stop obsessing about my physical symptoms, instead, I’ve decided to accept them as part of me. As they were part of me, they didn’t need my judgement, rather my nourishment and my compassion. I began feeling liberated.

2) To find something beautiful in every day

I began noticing the small things in life, the things that we often take for granted. I started being grateful for all the wonderful blessings that surrounded me and decided to find something beautiful in every day. Then, something magical happened. I would be very grateful when something made me happy, even if it was just for 5 minutes. Slowly, minutes turn into hours and hours into days. I remember so clearly when I could say, today was a good day. I will treasure that moment forever and still remember it very clearly.

3) To breathe properly

My breathing used to be shallow, short, panicky and it felt like a difficult task. Living with anxiety taught me to slow down, tune inward and learn how to breathe properly. It taught me to pause several times a day, notice my breathing and how it affected my posture, my energy levels and my overall wellbeing. Daily moments of stillness and meditation also deepened the connection to my breath.

4) To love myself

I learnt to love myself fully. I learnt to love and appreciate myself for who I am. I stopped pretending and trying to accepted by others, instead I fully accepted myself and began to finally love myself. I realised, I am the most important person in my own life, who deserves to be looked after and given a priority too. I learnt that this is not selfish, but it’s an act of self-love and respect I was craving for many years. Now, I love myself fully, even the ‘flaws’ I used to dislike. They are part of me and they make me who I am. I feel free and so much happier.

‘There is no shame in living with anxiety, in fact, let’s talk more about it. Let’s let the other struggling souls out there know that they are not alone, and there is always hope to get through this.’

~Jana Prackova 


3 ways to keep your day on a positive frequency

Are you currently feeling stressed, de-motivated or worked-up? Is there something going on in your life, which may be making you feel anxious or uneasy? If so, you are in the right place. This week’s blog post is a little follow-up to my last week’s blog, where I shared with you some tips that can assist you when you go through tough times.

You can read it here:

http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/going-through-some-tough-times-right-now-read-this/  

Today, I’m going to give you 3 ways how to stay on a positive frequency (as much as possible) when things don’t go according to plan or life gets a little stressful and hard.

1) Positive self-talk

The way you talk to yourself has a huge impact on how you feel. So, how do you talk to yourself on a daily basis? Is your internal dialogue positive or negative? If it’s negative, don’t judge yourself, just notice it, and become aware of it. Then, make a decision, that from now on, you are going to talk to yourself nicely. Always choose to compliment yourself for what you do well, and stop putting yourself down when you make a mistake. Be gentle with yourself and watch your energy shift.

2) Pausing and breathing

I can’t stress enough how important this is. I talk a lot about breathing slowly and deeply and there is a great reason for that. Most people are very stressed and anxious, even about things which don’t really matter or deserve so much of our energy. This brings tension and pain to one’s life on many levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). Do yourself a favour and pause several times a day by taking a few, deep, cleansing breaths. Your body, mind and soul will thank you for it. Calm and deep breathing will create space in your physical body and the blocked channels of energy will start opening up again, so everything can flow freely and beautifully once again.

3) Do at least one thing a day for your future

Ask yourself: What can I do today to get me closer to my dream? What step can I take today to start creating a life that I desire? You know the answer to these questions. If it’s only 15 minutes you can find today, that’s absolutely fine. Invest it to your future by taking an active choice to focus on what you desire and what you are trying to create.

A thought to keep

“Focus on the positive and positive results will show up in your life.” 


Going through some tough times right now? Read this

We all go through ups and downs, highs and lows in life. It is part of our physical experience here on Earth. When we go through a bad patch, we often want to reject how we feel and what we experience. This is understandable. But what we don’t always realise, there are often great lessons and miracles hidden in those challenging seasons of life. Please know, that as a cosmic being having a temporary human experience, you are never alone, and you are always being guided and protected. You have a guardian angel, spirit guides and many seen and unseen forces which are always working on your behalf. And of course, the physical world also offers you so much love, protection and guidance. There so many amazing people here, who are happy to help. All you have to do is ask. There is no shame in asking for help. We all need it sometimes, we can’t always do everything on our own. Read on, and find out some of my favourite tips that can assist you when you are going through tough times in life.

Trust and know that it will pass

Nothing lasts forever and that includes challenging times. Do the best you can at any given moment and have full faith that you will get through this. Sometimes you are blooming, another time you may go through some challenging lessons. Whatever the season, embrace it, and trust and know that all is well and life is unfolding as it should. You will get through it and a blessing will always be found in that lesson.

Breathe

Many of us forget to breathe properly. Especially when you go through tough times, you may feel stressed and your breathing gets shallow. This creates even more stress on our body and can bring anxiety into your life. I always say: When in doubt, take a deep breath. Pause several times a day and breathe deeply. Not only when you are going through challenges. Breath is a force of life, it’s a very powerful force. Use that force to your advantage and breathe slowly and deeply as much as possible. It is always possible.

Talk to someone

Being an introvert I really had to learn (the hard way) how to share my feelings with others. I had to learn how to ask for help when I needed it, not keeping everything to myself. When you share how you feel and what’s bothering you with others, a great weight will come off your shoulders. This is such a liberating feeling and the one that gives you so much freedom. And if you have no one to talk to, email me, I’ll be happy to help, if I can: jana@mysticbutterfly.co.uk 

All the seen and unseen forces

There is so much guidance around you. There are many seen and unseen forces which are always guiding you and protecting you. There are the ones which lead us to notice signs, showing us synchronicities and bring miracles into our existence. There are angels and spirit guides which are helping you and leading you as you walk the Earth. Be open to their beautiful guidance and ask them for help when you need it. You, as a cosmic being, came to this planet with a free will, so you need to give your spiritual helpers the permission to help you. Say a prayer to them (in your own words), either silently or aloud, and trust that a sign will soon appear and it will guide you to your next step.

“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.” 


Mystic Butterfly ~a guide to your true self (my new book)

Do you ever feel lost, and not know which way to go? Do you ever wonder: Why am I here? What is the meaning of this journey? Do you ever feel there should be more to life than there is right now? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

All of us want lives that are happy and fulfilled, but achieving that can sometimes seem like a major task. Why do some people find it easy, while others struggle? In Mystic Butterfly ~a guide to your true self, which is my new book, I share with you my own story, struggles and realisations on the journey to my true self.

Using real life examples and step-by-step exercises, I invite you on a journey of self-discovery. You’ll be shown how to nurture the non-physical part of your being, your soul, so you can shift your perception of the world.

I will show you how to see yourself in a new way, as a powerful universal being with incredible potential, and the ability to achieve great things.

Book launch

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time and I’m very excited that the book is officially coming out on Friday 18th January 2019.

The book will be available in the paperback, hardback and an eBook format, and you would be able to get it very soon. It’s already available for pre-order on some of the major sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and many more.

I am also holding a little book launch party on the 18th of January at the Evolve Wellness Centre in London, South Kensington, and if you would like to attend, you can register here: http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/classes/ 

Looking forward to seeing you, and I hope if you decide to read the book it will serve you in a magical way.


Ready for some new adventures? Let’s go!

Happy New Year my dears. I hope you’ve had lovely holidays and are ready to begin this new, exciting adventure that is about to unfold. To be honest, I’m very excited about 2019. Last year has been great, but a bit challenging for me. I had lots of ups and downs, highs and lows, tears and joys, but they all belong to life, aren’t they?

Please know, that this is not a post about new year’s resolutions. However, I’m going to encourage you to start your year the right way. I’m going to give you some tips, how to approach the new year with a powerful mindset, love, grace and your beautiful truth.

And here is my promise to you: Mystic Butterfly will continue to be inspiring, motivating and helping you align more and more to your truth, so you can be confident to share it with those around you. To fulfil this promise, I will stick to the following format, which I hope can inspire you too:

Preparation:

Plan what you would like to accomplish/manifest this year. Write down where would you like to go, what adventures you would like to experience and what steps you need to take to bring it into your physical reality.

Instant action:

Begin today. Don’t postpone, don’t procrastinate. Decide, that this year’s going to be different. Don’t be one of those people who always leave things for tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. Act now and don’t procrastinate on your dreams.

Unquestionable belief:

Always believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter what someone else may say, whether is a friend, a family member or a complete stranger. You have your own mind and most importantly your own soul. Trust it and listen to it. When you believe in yourself, you can make anything happen. No one can stop you. You are always in charge.

So, what’s your adventure?

What would you like to accomplish this year? I know it is something amazing, somehing which will make you happy and allow you to enjoy your life even more. Please know, that you can bring it into this physical reality, absolutely. Begin today and don’t let anyone or anything stop you.

“This is a new beginning. Get ready for new adventures. Get ready for some magic. Get ready for love. And remember, you are the creator of your own reality, a divine soul full of infinite power and so much guidance working on your behalf.” ~Jana Prackova