This used to be impossible for me to admit, because I judged it as pampered, indulgent, and lazy. But let me tell you what, I love reading. I squeeze it into corners of my day...usually not until my work is done. Usually. You know, the bed is made, kitchen’s picked up, laundry’s done (or at least in the wash), toys are relatively in check, mail, emails, yada yada yada.
This morning, a golden opportunity has presented itself. I have a chance to curl up in my unmade bed and immerse myself fully in Robert Galbraith’s 4th book, Lethal White. In sweats. Cause #yolo
I had a nice little chat with Snarky (that judgmental voice of mine) while putting a load of laundry in the wash prior to claiming my nest. I will not blanket this form of self-care with shame. I don’t need a guilt trip to serve as some sort of effed up penance for sitting mid-morning. I will sit and read and give so much thanks that this is a possibility. And then I’m gonna smile for allowing myself to enjoy it.
Do you have opportunities to take time for you and either suffocate it with shame or deny it out of guilt? Cut that shit out. It’s bogus. It’s Snarky taking control instead of you running your own life. If there’s one thing I know about Snarky, it’s that it’ll do whatever it can to make you miserable IF YOU LET IT. Don’t let it.
Do that thing that you love. Seize opportunities. Make it happen. And unapologetically love every single second while you’re doing it. That’ll fill you up way more than any of Snarky’s marching orders ever will. 🚽😊
If you’re a thinker like me and you live a fairly solitude lifestyle then you’re constantly in your head. I’m in the middle of taming my overthinking habit. I think about people, their thoughts, worldly events, my deay, week, month, year, my plans…the list doesn’t end.
What’s worse is, when it comes to people, I make up little scenarios in my head or play out how a certain interaction with people will pan out (when it hasn’t even happened yet or likely will not even happen at all) I’ve also come to realize that this is in fact a lot more common than I thought with everybody.
Yes, I meditate daily to calm these thoughts and regain control over my mind but another thing that I feel is so easy to do and brings instant results is to simply just talk.
Talk to the person you’re thinking about, talk to your close family and friends and listen to their reasoning, talk to the people who you feel you might have offended, hurt, mislead, harassed whatever it is you feel like you’ve possibly done to make someone else feel what YOU THINK they may feel like… talk it out. .
You will be surprised how much more clear you will see, how much more understanding you will gain and how much more peace you will finally have if you just talk it out. No more guessing, no more assuming, no more being hurt by things that could possibly not even exist in the first place.
No matter how uncomfortable, how scared, how awkward you may feel like it could be to initiate the talk… push through. Talk. Speak your mind and open up your soul for a quick second so that you can gain some peace of mind.
Note: If the person you reached out to is not reciprocating, they are not your people. Learn to let go of this person in your life. Talk to those who matter.
Scegliere delle fonti affidabili e tenerle come bussola, non farsi sommergere dal chiacchiericcio, prendere sempre il lato più stimolante e utile di questo periodo di smodata comunicazione. E intanto rendersi conto che dieci anni fa non avevo nessun social, quindi... niente prove! 😎
I NEED CLARITY.
I remember sitting in a puddle of my own tears feeling like a Clarity fraud. People from all over the world came to be for Clarity but here I was feeling so UNCLEAR.
I’ve been in the business of providing Clarity for 5 years. I’ve counseled entrepreneurs to college students. I’ve had a many of conversations with professionals navigating corporate to motherhood—none of us are immune, we all need clarity from time to time.
And here I was the 👑 Queen of Clarity faced with many of the same questions my clients had:
Who Am I, now?
What’s my purpose?
How did I get here?
How do I get there?
Can I really do this new [fill in the blank] thing?
How do I get from where I am to where I want to be?
What’s the path?
Am I capable?
Who am I to do this [fill in the blank] thing?
How do I want to do it?
What’s the right thing for me?
Who do I have to become?
So many questions.
So much anxiety.
So little time.
Sometimes navigating Clarity is as simple as a strategy. Sometimes it’s putting a few puzzle pieces together that you couldn’t quite see without another pair of eyes.
Other times, it’s a journey. It’s exploring the depths of who you are and uncovering parts of you that have sat on the back burner. Sometimes it’s opening yourself up to what’s truly possible, living in a place of curiosity and connection. Operating in place of faith over fear and taking massive action toward the unknown. This is what I call #theclaritywork
Personally, I had all the strategies.
I had the other pair of eyes who helped me put puzzle pieces together.
But at that particular time in my life, it was my turn to do #theclaritywork—to explore what makes me come alive. It was my time to have more questions than I did answers and learn to appreciate this place of growth.
As you embark on all your new plans and new goals, remember to hold space for your growth and the clarity that comes along with it. It’s ok to have more questions than answers right now.
Sit with those questions.
For the rest of the month we’re going to explore clarity a bit more and ways to honor the exploration and tools to find the answers. .
Defeat SHOULD NEVER be a source of discouragement, but rather A FRESH STIMULUS. We learn little from victory, and MUCH from defeat.
Not everything in life will go your way and you must accept that, so that you can build & try again. That's how you #movetheball.
Defeat separates the mediocre from the good and the great. Losers stay down. Moments like these inspires winners. So when you are faced with defeat, ask yourself what that setback is going to do for you. Will you get up and move forward?
1 5323 hours ago
#rundisney: I’m smiling. I’m proud. I can’t believe I did this and finished without being carted off. 😅 But I cried a lot. This process found me full of doubt and discouragement. I had a lot of reasons why I couldn’t do this but the primary culprits were anxiety and negative self talk and comparison. || Real friends roll up in your text messages, social DMs, phone line and face just to remind you that you won’t fail because you can’t fail. Sometimes the hurdles in our story that look bigger than the length and stride in our legs become the very pieces of thread that will connect you to people who are stopping at the hurdle in defeat instead of leaping over it in faith. 😌 || A lot of thank you messages need to be sent out (again) but the main one goes out to the man in my life who watched me cry, listened to my doubts, kept me laughing and told me how capable I am. The man who held my hand for the last two miles because it got real and ya girl was tired. 🙃 || My husband thank you for being a great human and dope partner. It’s 2019. Life is good. 💕✨
4 623 hours ago
Not a poem. A reminder. Tag the name of a Loved one in the comment section below who might need a boost today. 💪🏻❤️ #bromsthepoet