Day 6 Soul Shaker Photo Prompt.
“I’m good at this.”
Today has been a doozy of a day. I already got into bed when the voice of @melodyross.soulshaker started running through my head. Phrases like “numb out” regarding what we do when things get tough and “does this feel like self-respect” started to weigh heavily on me. Not because of what she would think, but because I knew that if I went to bed and turned on an audiobook and played a mindless game on my phone before doing what I committed to, I would not feel like it was self respect and it would be numbing out in all the bad ways.
I got back out of bed and cut out my photo prompt and I’m so glad I did. I got to pull out some things I’ve made and remembered that I am actually good at something. I’m good at creating and sewing and it makes my soul happy. It was good to be reminded of that. This was a good way to end the day and now I’m going to go “numb out” but not in a bad way. More in the way of that’s what relaxes me and it’s okay. I worked REALLY hard today in the Mom department and I’m worn out. I’ve fulfilled all of my commitments for today and now I’m going to relax. And now it DOES feel like self respect.
Self-care is the new #selfie. 💚😌🌱🙌🏼 May tonight’s #newmoon in Capricorn support your daily healing and new beginnings... Write those intentions down! Seed your heart’s desires. 🌙📝✨:)) #newmoonblessings
Day 844: Speaking professionally
Today I was given several reminders that professional speaking is definitely the way to go. I pray every day for knowledge of God‘s will and the power to carry that out. Yesterday during my prayers, I asked Him to please continue to speak to me clearly in a language that I can understand. He has been kindly sending me messages to nudge me to pursue my dream.
After working all day and then teaching tonight, I went to a clients house and got updated on the work she needs to have done. She mentioned that it would be too chilly tomorrow to do the work that she wants to have done. That gives me the day to work on my business. Even though tomorrow would be more ideal to continue working for another client, I will pick back up on that work on Thursday. As much as I would love to just make that money, I’ve kept Wednesdays available to work on my business. So, I’m going to do exactly that.
While praying today, I asked God to help me break things down into small, simple steps. I tend to get overwhelmed with the big picture, and inundated with so many ideas that it prevents me from taking any steps forward. Today I asked God to empower me to focus on small steps. Then it became clear that I should work on updating my website, and then keep working on my Keynote. From there, there are a multitude of steps to take. However, my intention is just to focus on doing the next thing.
Just like my recovery, my professional speaking career will be built step-by-step. One thing at a time ❤️ I am incredibly grateful for a program that teaches me how to practice patience. Also, I’m grateful for the lessons and the step work that have shown me that trust in a power greater than myself is much more rewarding than solely relying on myself. My will has gotten me far, but God’s will had MUCH more power ❤️ #TheLieIsDead#WeDoRecover#KeepComingBack#RecoveringAddict#Addiction#Recovery#Clean#TeamSuccess#TheOtherSide#you#JustForToday#Breathe#Peace#Meditation#BrickByBrick#KingdomCome#SelfLove#SelfAcceptance#SelfRespect#Love#Chakras#Alignment#SmashTank#BodyAndSwole#MindHeartSwole#WarriorTribe#SmashingSuccessStory
FLEXIBILITY AND FREEDOM: I've never been one to be able to follow someone else's pre-set fitness plan - or stick to the same routine. Whenever I tried to, I would fail. It would make me feel like shit because I felt undisciplined, like I wasnt trying hard enough, and that I wasn't enjoying it because I couldnt handle it. Thank goodness I ran that train of thought rigght off its tracks! Now I like to switch it up and do what I feel like doing when I go into the gym - but I understand that it's important to have a general idea of what you're going to do! So I made this it's a living brainstorm (meaning I'll add to it over time) - I divided the page into 6 focus areas and in each brainstormed key exercises - before I go into the gym I take a look at it and piece together a workout in my head. If you're like me and struggle with sticking to regimented plans - then put a little bit of time aside to figure out how you think and try out different things - you're not doing anything wrong if you're not doing what everybody else is doing. In fact it's imperative that you do - because if you want it to be a LIFESTYLE change that will stand the test of time - you need to find joy in what you are doing. For some people this might mean sticking to a plan and feeling like an absolute beast when you power through all the exercises on your plan - but for others this may mean exploring other options and creating some of your own 🙌 @mariiakayy
(Adding the tag #nolimits to my posts now 😉😂) #fitandfearless #nolimits #strong#toughselflove#strength#girl#womensfitness#bodypositivity#diversity#selfrespect#selflove#connect#strongertogether#girlswholift#acceptance #strong #resilient#flexibility#freedom#transformation
With the #newmoon approaching, it’s an ideal time to Re:Shape your daily #skinritual. Need to overcome a winter skin challenge? First, set clear intentions to focus on your desires ➕ make a simple change to update your daily routine.
#Capricorn ’s intrinsic sense of responsibility ➕ practical ambition brings an ease to accomplishing realistic goals with committed action. For winter skin hydration, try...
👉a gentle cleanser with chamomile, rose or lavender to soothe dry skin irritations.
👉a vitamin c facial oil or evian mist before moisturizer to quench the skin’s thirst.
👉adding an essential oil to your skin before bathing to combat dehydration from hot water.
Reasonable boundaries ➕ discipline create freedom from stress & unbalanced skin health.
Re:Fresh | Re:Plenish | Re:Charge .
📸: Image repost @crystalsandcannabis#SelfCare is #SelfRespect .
No matter what in life...
keep connected to the light nature of your soul. For its ancient manifestations have led you here to the here and now of this very moment.
Be careful not to give too much of yourself away to the takers in life. Love yourself deeply enough to protect your hearts limitless tendencies to give beyond its borders...
Learn your lessons wisely and use your mistakes as a stepping stone for growth, for expansion and for rebirth...
Rise, relish and renew self devotion...again, again and again...until you start to walk in the light of your own knowing that with all of your imperfections and with all of your spirits wanderlust there is a genuine quality to each step you take that leads you to the next magical moment of your life...
No matter what in life...
I first acknowledged that I was a *real* artist my senior year in high school. I had been painting and drawing since I could hold brush and pen but it took an art teacher I admired admitting me to her upper level art class to make me a true believer.
This is my first real paint palette. I have a ritual of using it exclusively for any watercolor that will take me a significant length of time. Today when I looked at it, I realized it is dried up, the paint needs to be replaced, and it’s been totally neglected. I even left pencil shavings in some of the dry color. When it’s in condition to be used regularly, the paint that is left in the palette day-to-day is fresh, and sprayed with a mist of water and covered each night to preserve the saturation of color. Each time I finish using the brushes that go with it, I wash them with a cake of sandalwood soap until the natural bristles run clean under the tap. I leave the brushes squeezed and with bristles shaped and pointing up to dry.
This kind of care is standard training in art class. My kids knew how to properly care for a paint brush when they were 2 years old. So where is our sense of standard training for creative self care? We have to slow down and devote the time to take this same care and ritual with our creativity. Then everything opens up. Self respect. Synergy. Ceremony. CLARITY.
It’s time to refresh the palette 🎨 .
Are you ready for swimsuit season???? ( That’s all I can think about since it’s literally freezing here) I’m so ready to walk down a beach or cruise in the lake and it will be here 8-10 weeks! Honestly though it’s not so much about looking good in a bathing suit...what’s truly at the core is being and feeling confident and strong with who I am! I want the same for you; I want you to feel beautiful like the babe you are whether you’re walking down the beach or on a summer night’s date and regardless of your size or number on the scale!
Momma, being fit and healthy isn’t about a size or a number but more about the confidence you feel knowing you can kicka$$ 🤣! Lol! In all seriousness, putting effort into being healthy and strong means you know your value, not that your value is in the way you look. Your value is in what you share with the world because you have the confidence, energy and stamina to do so!
So quit putting yourself on the back burner...just think how much more love you can share when you are full of energy and love for yourself! “The better I feel; the better I love”
So mommy, take care of you too! Show yourself some daily self-respect! You and your family deserve your best self! -
#transformationtuesday#confidence#momma#momlife#energy#selflove#selfrespect#momof2#strong#strongwomen#fitmom #love#nevergiveup#knowyourworth #fit #fitness