The past few weeks haven’t been the highest in my life, but I think one of the core thoughts that got me through was “go your own speed”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been hard. Physical health, mental health and emotional health are all factors in a persons life that are not fixable overnight – well, at least for me they never have been.
I am incredibly grateful to live in a world, an environment and surrounded by spectacular people who support me in going at my own speed and allowing me to lean on them.
So today my book friends, I encourage you to also go at your own speed, don’t rush because if we do, somethings we miss all the little achievements in between and along the way xx
I am a firm believer in bringing peace and comfort to my life. I have a lot to be grateful for, but I only came to realise this when I started writing down 3 things during my day, right before I go to bed, that I am grateful for. A counsellor at the time, and also an additional close friend suggest I try this exercise years ago. It is a technique I still practice to this day.
When I’m going through a hard time, I find practicing gratitude gives me insight as to what parts of my life make me happy and feel fulfilled. It also makes me realise what areas of my life are not bringing warmth, comfort, care, peace and positive energy. I highly recommend trying to bring aspects of practiced gratitude into your life – it will bring about a clearer picture mentally, emotionally and spiritually 💖 Happy Monday book lovers!
I found this online last night by @devsdoodlesco and it resonated with me. I don’t think we, as busy, bustling humans take much time to acknowledge where we’ve come from to where we are now. I try my best not to dwell on the past, depending on circumstance and the impact this has had on your current life/wellbeing/outlook. HOWEVER, I do think it is essential for us to be proud of what we have overcome in, gosh, even just the past year. The amount of resilience each and every person has within them is astonishing.
So maybe for today, before we start our weekends – try and reflect on where you’ve been and where you are now. It might help you feel a little lighter for your sunny weekend enjoying your hobbies, drinking coffee and seeing friends and family. It may even spark a little feeling of gratitude.