As I prepare to become a mother in the next few weeks I find myself on a constant teeter totter.
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?
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.
You know when all of a sudden you feel the urge to…
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.
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.
It’s the first Monday Mantra of the year (yay!) and I’m extra excited to share this post with you. This year, instead of making resolutions, I am committing to a set of lessons that I plan on digging into this year.
It’s normal to give reassurance to kids. But adults? We look for it in places without even realizing we’re doing it.