I shut down my work computer early yesterday. I promised my partner this weekend I wouldn’t work. This weekend is all about quality time with family. It feels so good to reconnect with loved ones.
It’s been overwhelming training for new job. Any coworker reaching out to offer help is much appreciated. They’re all new to me right now.
I’m responsible for one of my client’s social media. So I’m always writing and creating memes on Canva. It’s been pretty fun. I let my personality come out.
I’m surrounded by love. From colleagues to family to friends to my partner, I’m blessed to have so many people who got my back.
I was recently speaking with a friend about how I don’t feel compelled to move up the corporate ladder as I get older. I valued it more when I was younger. Nowadays, titles and status in the workplace don’t mean much. I value other things in life the older I get, like quality time with loved ones and my health.
I started a new job. (Yay!) It’s day 3 and I’m already placed on the team handling the biggest account. Some old stress-induced fears came back. But nowadays, I’m much wiser and more calm. I’m leaning into those disempowering thoughts, understanding where they came from. Acknowledging them and moving on anyway. It feels good to have that level of control and understanding of my thoughts, and knowing how to effectively handle these situations.
I learned sometimes saying nothing at all helps. Oftentimes, my friends would vent. I’d ask if they wanted feedback after they speak. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don’t. But for the most part, they just need to be heard. They just want to know they’re not alone or they just needed to vent to clear their heads.
Setting an intention before every task. I’ve noticed I can go on autopilot with work, and thus, it’s easy to not be present.
The morning air. How quiet early mornings are. Watching the sun rise.
I resumed taking hot yoga classes last week. Most yoga studios in my area are still closed except one. I missed practicing. After my first class back, I got present to how my body is still healthy and mobile. My immune system is still strong. I’m fit. Amidst the pandemic, I’m very thankful for my health.
Every time I look at the ocean. It’s just so massive.
When I can close down my laptop, and take the boy out to play fetch. It’s our time to get fresh air and move around. Also, though my partner comes home late, we watch a little TV together before I go to bed. Even if it’s for a short while, it’s still our time together.
If it’s an event, I look for the helpers during times of crisis. If it’s something personal, I have to remember I’ve been through tough times before. I’ve always came out a stronger, wiser, more resilient person afterward.
For me, it’s healing from the past. My past can trigger anger, resentment, vengeance. Needless to say, those low vibration emotions was exhausting and taxing on my mental health. After much work (and continued work), I’ve healed from trauma. Fullness to me means calm and serenity. It means forgiveness and being in full control of how my future will be. It feels so good to find peace.
I have colleagues in all different time zones and in different countries. Yet we manage to still connect everyday.
Continuing what I’ve been doing everyday. Appreciating everything. Practicing kindness. Staying present. I’m listening to the audiobook “Wake Up Grateful” right now by Kristi Nelson, the organization’s exec director. It’s really beautiful. Every chapter has action steps. Simply starting your morning and saying thank you for waking up is already acknowledging the miracle of life. I’m practicing that. Heightening my awareness of things I’ve taken ...
Continuing what I’ve been doing everyday. Appreciating everything. Practicing kindness. Staying present. I’m listening to the audiobook “Wake Up Grateful” right now by Kristi Nelson, the organization’s exec director. It’s really beautiful. Every chapter has action steps. Simply starting your morning and saying thank you for waking up is already acknowledging the miracle of life. I’m practicing that. Heightening my awareness of things I’ve taken for granted, and saying thank you.
<- I play fetch with these guys almost every day.
After reading everyone’s responses, I identify with releasing many of the disempowering old stories that hindered my growth. (I’m turning 40 next month. I’ve been in this process of finishing up this chapter in my life, and preparing to write the next one. So yeah, I’m letting go of the negative stories.)
Meanwhile, a positive story I do want to release to the world going forward: On my vision board, I have plans of opening my own 501(c)3 and creating my own sch...
Meanwhile, a positive story I do want to release to the world going forward: On my vision board, I have plans of opening my own 501(c)3 and creating my own scholarship for young adults in need. I love mentoring this age group in business and entrepreneurship. I’ve learned with this group, behind all the social media and stereotypes of their generation lies a tidal wave of anxiety, depression, stress, and mental health issues. I can’t tell you how many 1:1’s I’ve had where the young adult opens up, and exhales (or even cries) when I say “Be kind to yourself. Trust, you’re doing well. You’re on the right track. Have faith and keep going.”
So the the story I want to release: “[insert student name], I know the world can seem daunting and everyone else’s stories seem so amazing. But let me to tell you a story about this student [insert the same name] and all the things she’s doing well. Chapter 1 …”
I have a higher chance of it manifesting.
My partner. He’s my rock, my biggest cheerleader, my confidante. And also our dogs Cody and Calvin shown in my profile pic. 🙂
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