Have you ever noticed that when you feel some type or way or have a reaction towards something or someone, it’s automatically that person or that situation’s fault for making you feel that way? Okay, I know that sounded like a mouthful. But let’s think about it for a second. How freaking often do we blame others for how we feel or the reactions we have? ALL THE TIME. Why? Because it’s so easy to blame someone or attribute your feelings to someone else or something else instead of realizing that HELLO you are the one who feels these things because um…duh you are human and you FEEL THINGS.
No is one of the most powerful words in our vocabularies. To say no is to proclaim your power especially when it comes to declining something that can possibly drain or overwhelm you. I don’t think we truly realize how important it is for us to say “no” more often. We often overbook ourselves and do so much for other people that we forget to say yes to ourselves and our self care.
Tune in to my latest vlog all about saying no and how this is not only beneficial for your state of mind (hello sanity) but also your self care and freedom.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you noticed how easy it is to find something wrong in your day to day? There are just so many things happening that can disturb your mood or disrupt your peace from the crappy commute to a stressful day at work or maybe you are just so exhausted you can’t tolerate the idea of doing anything else other than binge watch your fave series on Netflix. We really do forget that there is so much beyond our current circumstances. We are NOT our circumstances.
Today I decided to try something new. I decided to try a video blog. I have always resisted being on camera (regardless of my fondness for taking selfies) because I don’t feel comfortable. But I thought…screw it. Let’s get uncomfortable and start doing something that shakes the fear loose today! I’d love to hear your thoughts about the video and the topic of fear.
There are some days when I take a look at my to-do list and really wonder if even half of it is doable. My knee jerk reaction is panic. My heart beats rapidly, my stomach cramps, and I start thinking about anything other than the tasks at hand. Yeah, a little procrastination happens, let’s be real. No matter how much I plan, and I’m the queen of planners and calendars, I can’t seem to avoid a momentary panic. But what good would I be or how effective can I possibly be when I am under stress? Some people can function under pressure, in fact it’s when they shine, but that’s really not beneficial for my health – think raised cortisol levels and comfort food. Shoveling spoonfuls of coconut ice cream into my mouth while wallowing in self pity. I don’t want that. None of us do. We all want to feel as relaxed as possible.