About ten years ago, I was working ALL the time, exercising WAY too much and eating CRAP at least once a day. I worked in my family business and I remember my father continually telling me to take a day off. Of coarse, I'd blow him off and head to work.
Then, I collapsed, landed in the hospital and at the ripe old age of 27 I was forced to look deep and hard at how I really wanted to live my life. While my OCD Type A personality can get me far in life, I was only using it in one small facet of my life causing the other pieces that make me to fail. You probably already know that this is not a good strategy. :)
Life is a journey. That journey has many chapters. Over the last ten years, my chapters have been about understanding how to use my personality quirks to improve all facets of my life and not ignore something at the peril of something else.
I fail often. I succeed more than I fail.
The biggest lesson I've learned?
Self care is fundamental to a whole life.
It kind of sucks, right? It would be so much easier if we could put blinders on and go, go, go. As humans, we want the most return for the least amount of effort. OR, we want to put ALL our effort in one place.
The reality is that while living a great life is not always easy, it is worth it. And no matter where you are in your journey, there is always an opportunity to grow, expand and discover how full our hearts and mind can truly be. It is limitless.
So, what does this mean for our day?
Here are 5 ideas to hopefully make your day a little bit bigger. Do one, or create your own, but do something, then share what you did in the FB Group.
- 10 Minute Walk Alone
- Turn Your Phone Off Before Bed (And leave it outside your bedroom)
- Take 1 Intentional Breath
- Lift Something Heavy, Then Repeat
5, Spend 5 Minutes Journaling (about anything)
This was a long one today, but I started typing and it just flowed. Thank you so much for being on this journey with me.
The Mom Behind the Plans