Yesterday I had the opportunity to record another podcast with Sue Bird our resident councillor. This time it was about loneliness. How do you cope with it? Listen to Sue giving us tips about how we can take tiny steps to integrate ourselves back into the world. We belong with people. 😊
We are now on episode 7 and I am loving the conversation with Sue. She’s put things in perspective for you. She makes it OK to feel however you are feeling.
I have had the most honest conversations with her about how I am at times. Slowly it’s opening up my dark secrets and my insecurities. I no longer feel weird and lonely.
I have decided to be brave and share it with you guys. I know this will resonate with some of you. It will be great to hear from some of you guys too.
My mission is to help as many people as possible to be the best version of you. 🙌🏽 Link in Bio
Today’s affirmations 🌻✨
Why should you do affirmations?
They help us to challenge, change and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts/beliefs, which is so sooo important to our mental health which then manifests in our physical health.
I am beautiful, mind, body and soul.
I am a really cool person.
I am unique and I love that about myself.
I am perfect health.
I am grounded, I connect with the earth daily.
I am open, I give and receive equally.
I am creative and use my creativity.
I am in harmony in my relationships.
I am happy today and everyday.
I am overflowing with gratitude.
I am abundant in all areas of life.
I am intelligent, always eager to know and learn more.
The things I love and the qualities I value I give out, I receive back. 💕⭐️
I feel that we are always quick to compare ourselves to others, especially on social media. We think that people’s lives are perfect solely based on what they post- I mean, who wants to talk about the crummy stuff?
As much as I LOVE to be positive and optimistic, I also think it’s important to be REAL. Life is challenging sometimes. Marriage is hard. Kids are stressful. Work is draining. Keeping up with the house is a lot of work. Family issues suck. Dieting.... ugh don’t even get me started. And just everything that gets thrown at you- it’s tough!
Life is guaranteed to be difficult. But just remember that hard times will pass and it’s not your forever. Struggles lead to strength. And as tough as life gets sometimes, remember you are so much stronger.
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”
Time for a quick moment of honesty with myself in order to stay accountable. Today is day 1 of my #28dayjumpstart program, yet here I am caught red-handed with a bag of chips. My initial reaction was to be upset with myself for mindlessly already “screwing up” but then I put some more thought into it.
I barely slept last night, worked 12 hours today, yet still stuck with the single cup of coffee, oatmeal for breakfast, and a lean lunch. By the time I caught myself with the chips, I’d been feeling like a zombie for several hours. The fact that I even realized what I was eating at all, is already a huge improvement over what I’d done before.
So, instead of getting upset, I simply gave the last few chips to my now very happy chickens, poured myself another glass of water, and broke out the cookbook for tonight’s scheduled meal.
It’s ok to struggle. It’s ok to slip and to fall. It’s ok, as long as you learn from it. Congrats to all the ladies out there who are finishing day 1 of their challenge with me! Show up tomorrow. No matter what happened today.
How I look when I leave my therapist’s office...feelin’ light as a feather and solid as a rock.
Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Add on everyday life stressors and the road can become bumpy, even dangerous, without guidance from a trained professional.
My decision to talk to someone doesn’t mean that I felt crazy. It does mean that I did, do and always will care for myself enough to ensure that I’m healthy and properly aligned.
My wellness journey has been very real. I know that staying healthy means that I must care for my whole person. Body care is only one peace of the wellness puzzle.
"One of the greatest struggles I have right now, is finding my will to live. Though I am no longer suicidal, I still find myself lying in bed for days not wanting to do anything. I just finished my first year of college, fashion design as my major. And though I'm ecstatic that I learned so much about construction and design, the moment that a design for a garment had a grade on it, I was discouraged. One of my biggest philosophies is to do things that make me happy. To be happy you must pursue passions, whether in love or your dream job. But after this year, I lost my passion. So as a new adult in this world, I struggle to figure out what I want from life." #ITSOK#middleground
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