It’s not often you read insecurity and free in the same sentence. With one, doesn’t usually come the other. Or so, we thought.
Lately I’ve been working on a “let it out” practice. It’s simple: if a thought or insecurity is stuck in a loop in my head, no matter how embarrassing, scary, or uncomfortable it makes me feel, I tell someone about it.
Once a month I meet with a group of women called the “Boise Women Who Get Shit Done.” We have guest speakers, panels and group events focused on a different theme each month. From block chain to “having it all” we dive into a lot of different topics, but this month’s theme was intentional goal setting.
It was such a great event that I thought I’d share some of the exercises with you all for a special edition of Friday Digs.
It’s something that gets said a lot in motivational speeches, conversations on mindfulness, and in inspirational quotes on Instagram and though true—it can be vague. This week’s mantra breaks down how to uncover—and then honor—your truth.
When it comes to big life events: a move, a marriage, welcoming a new baby, it’s normal to focus on the big picture. And even in our day to day lives, it’s more common than not to have our focus 10 steps ahead of where we actually are in our situations.
Some call it future tripping. Some call it planning. There’s a place for it. But it can also leave you feeling overwhelmed and unfocused.
Ah — how I’ve missed Friday Digs! It’s been amazing to hear from you all since last Friday’s post, your celebration, kindness, and words of encouragement are so meaningful to me.
So I haven’t been on the tidying up train, but this weekend I’ve got my goals set on a little pre-spring cleaning (nesting)! Plus, I’m looking forward to some writing, cooking, and of course—quality pup time.
As I shared in this week’s Monday Mantra, one of the lessons I’m committing to this year is telling my truth. To myself, to those around me—and to you.
Though I’ve always been open on this blog, this year my intention is to be as authentically me as I can be and that means sharing all—despite being afraid of what you might think about me when I share. I’ve found, the more we let out of the dark of our minds and into the light of real life, the less we’re controlled by the fear of that darkness and the more ourselves we can be.
And so here it goes, my first big truth of the year.