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!