Hey wonderful you. Happy Sunday. Hope you’re well and feeling great!!!
This week I was thinking about how we carry stuff that weighs heavily on us, from one week into the next. Stuff that limits us, makes us feel bad, anxious and stressed, not realizing that we’re blocking ourselves and hurting our own selves. This stuff creates heavy energy within our bodies that can potentially create serious health issues.
Nothing is worth keeping inside of you that is not nurturing you.
Try something new this week and don’t drag the upsets of what happened yesterday into the new week.
Life is not simple, things happen, and we tend to hold onto the stress it creates and replay it in our mind over and over again. Someone says an unkind word, a not so flattering comment on social media. And even we ourselves, at times we put our foot in our mouth and then beat ourselves up over it. We cling to stress and hold on to that powerful emotion.
We let ourselves get so caught up in stuff, that we loose sight of the big important things, like our own well-being, our health and our joy.
The most important thing we can do for ourselves is to let go of that which makes us feel anxious, frustrated, less than and a host of other negative feelings.
I’m not saying that things don’t happen to us, that we don’t need to process, or that we should just dismiss, and that’s a whole other blog post. What I’m saying is that, the more we hold onto what makes us anxious or stressed, the more it eats away at us. And while it may not show up on us now, it can potentially show up on us years later in unhealthy ways.
But, here’s the thing, we do have choices and we can practice accepting what was and let go of it.
So my invitation to you is –
And this works great for me, is to do a weekly check in with yourself, this way you can leave what doesn’t benefit your highest good and start each week with a fresh, clear mind and body. You can also do this daily too.
Look at what you’re holding onto. Decide how important is it to you? Why? Ask yourself, is it important enough to get stressed out over and put your health in jeopardy? Stuff that angers you, makes you frustrated, annoyed or shameful, is not nourishing you. So, it’s not important, let it go, release it out of you, it’s your choice, you have the power to decide.
Start the week with a celebration of yourself. Declare 3 things you love about yourself. Write them down, look at them throughout the week, especially in moments when frustration may rise up. This week my 3 things are that – I love that I trust in myself. I love that I support myself. I love that I value myself.
Instead of focusing on stuff that upsets you, turn your focus on what makes you feel good and happy.
What I’m doing
In my home this week, cause I fell in love with these luscious yellow Pums. I got a large bunch so I put some in a couple of different rooms 🙂 I love yellow, don’t you? It’s such a happy color.
I had a different book I was planning to read but then my book came in from the library so I’m reading this.
Worth sharing, Simone Biles, on why mental health is more important than medals.
Check out my cute, fun, post this week on Instagram here.
For all my procrastinating friends I thought I’d share these words from Gretchen Rubin “Nothing is more exhausting than the task that’s never started.” Love it, a reminder to myself.
Hope you enjoyed this little posting today. Let us know what you think, reading, doing, I’d love to know.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday & week ahead & blessings!
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