Let’s always keep this real...I know the important things...at least many important things. I know you should have little daily rituals, grounding techniques, sacred practices...does this mean I utilize all of these things all the time and suddenly have inner peace? Nope.
See, often, the things I know are supposed to help, end up being something else on the never-ending to-do list and ultimately stress me out. Anyone with me?
I WANT to do all the things - just like I want to pursue the hobbies of professional ballroom dancing, fencing, organic farming, bread baking, wine tasting and house flipping. Not all of those things are “now” things and hardly any of them will bring me inner peace.
So - if we boil this down - which I am constantly trying to make myself do, I find some days, all I need to do is drink water and try more positive self-talk. For instance...today, I am struggling. I feel unmotivated, down, sleepy and blah. I am making myself type these feelings out because they are true and real and here to tell me something. Currently, that something is that I need more water, a nap and a shopping spree. One of the three of those longings works against my financial goals, so I will see if spring cleaning my wardrobe will surface a cute outfit I have forgotten about instead.
So, take that walk, make that cup of tea or spend an hour or two binge watching Bridgerton. Find what you may need to give yourself that boost so that you can keep moving forward - and don’t judge yourself for the needing of it. Living doesn’t start when we feel happy and free...this is it right now - so make the most of it. : )
For those days when you feel ready to embrace the practice of daily rituals, one baby step at a time, read this post!
Today I know that as caring as I am, as much as I love to look out for others and hold their needs in high regard….that I come first. Not in a vindictive or bratty way, but with the sense that I no longer give all of me away to keep someone else comfortable. Today I know that no one is sacrificing when they love me….I am loveable and don’t need to apologize, edit or change who I am to be loveable. Today I know that strength comes in many forms - sometimes it’s knowing when to stand down with grace, other times...when to stand up with authority. There are days when strength is powering through with your head held high - and other days when strength looks like having a good cry or taking an afternoon nap. Today I know that pain doesn’t squelch love, but it does inform like and the decisions that coincide with it. Today I know that grief needs to be moved and felt and spoken of - that we all need witnesses for our life story - for its joys and for it’s pain.
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