Hey beautiful human,
Yes you, beautiful, with your flaws and all. I firstly wanted to congratulate you, another week, we made it! Even if last week was a complete disaster we’ve been given the chance to go again!
Last week for me personally was a mess. lol! But i remained focused and didn’t let it completely take over, so this week’s Monday motivation is all about my top 5 tips on how i remained aligned when having such a shit week. 🙂
MY TOP 5 TIPS
1. SWITCH OFF: At some point when high anxiety kicks in for me or I feel a little wobbly it always helps to turn off my phone for at least half hour. I think we forget how sucked in to our phones we can be and the constant contact with the world at the click of the button can be so overwhelming.
2.MEDITATION/BREATHE: When feeling tension we normally forget to breathe, and yes we breathe to survive but I mean breathe properly which most of us don’t do. So I encourage you to breathe…breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 and breathe out for 8. This has also been said to help if you suffer with insomnia. Click here for more info–> Breathing tricks
3.VENT: As much as nobody likes a negative nancy we can’t deny ourselves normal human emotions and I’m not saying everyday ring your friends moaning but I know it helps to have a little vent now and again and sometimes a friend can offer light on a situation, but more often than not its just nice to have someone to listen.
4.TREAT YOURSELF: Being a single mumma who works, time can always feel like its running away, I’ve found when I feel unbalanced making some time for myself and having a special bath with candles etc can really help. Having my favourite chocolate or take away also helps as well, i think we forget to treat ourselves now and again. Even buying a new top or something, don’t feel guilty!
5.ACCEPTANCE: Acceptance is key, sounds crazy right! But I’ve found sometimes my stress levels rise when I forget to change what I can and accept what I can’t. So last week my car broke down, I accepted it straight away, I didn’t cry, get stressed out, although it was a big inconvenience. I literally parked up and got the train. (will have to sort it when I’m back off this business trip.lol) But yes in that situation where some would lose their heads, I just accepted it and got on with it.
After having a crap week I attended an amazing workshop on Saturday called ‘Ritual Remedy’ hosted by Tamara aka Wolf sister and Pip. (Check them both out-amazing humans). And even just having that space allowed me to get centred and rebalanced. I think its important whether you are single, dating, married, parenting, whatever…its very important to have something for yourself. Something that makes you happy.
And lastly Mondays don’t have to be bad, we are incredibly lucky to be alive and thats the truth of it.