If you were to open my notes app on my iPhone you’d find: mantras, affirmations, grocery lists—and more mantras. When scrolling the many mantras recently I noticed that “let go” showed up in over 5 of the ones I’d had written in the last week.
So, as mindful work goes, I knew I had to pay attention to it…and I knew it had to be front and center for this week’s mantra. But before I could write about it, I had to figure out a few things.
Happy Friday—and happy March! I’m extra excited about this month because it means we’re just a few more weeks away from meeting our little one. This weekend we’ll be going to one of our favorite annual local film festivals and catching up on some reading.
What if when we started something our first instinct wasn’t to doubt it? What if we could have a thought, an idea, or a dream and instead of making a list of all the reasons why we shouldn’t try it, all we saw were possibilities and positive outcomes?
Oh baby, it’s Friday! I’ve got a busy final work day today but I’ve got an extra pep in my step knowing a relaxing weekend is right around the corner. I plan on getting some much needed time outside along with indulging in a lot of self care.
This was a great weekend. I got a lot done and enjoyed down time. But one thing I didn’t do (which I almost always do on the weekends) was write. I knew what I needed was a break—and instead of pushing through and writing because “I should,” I took the time to do internal work and simply enjoy my Sunday in all the ways my presence was telling me I needed.
Turns out, this is quite the late-February pattern of mine. As I looked back at posts I wrote this time last year—and the year before—I found that both highlighted the same need. A break. A reminder to be gentle with myself. Permission to not be perfect.
So, here’s last year’s reminder to be gentle. I hope you can give yourself a break at some point this week, too.
Happy Friday, to you! It just hit me that I have just about 4 1/2 weeks left until my due date—phew! With that in mind, we’ll be making the most out of this weekend. Lots of cooking, spending quality time with one another, and of course puppy time outside.