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Life goes up, Life goes down

Life goes in waves. Last year at this time, I felt on top of the world. Fantastic opportunities presented themselves at an alarming rate, and I felt it was too good to be true!

Welp, life is not being very nice to me right now. I don’t know why I assumed smooth sailing, but I wasn’t expecting such whammies.

I have spent a few months floating and floundering, and I am now starting to see that I have not kept self-care in my routine as much as I should. I got caught up in the “I don’t have time” and not making it a priority.

For the past several days, I have deliberately spent time in nature, “getting my head” straight. I know I need this; it's not optional for me; when I spend too much time away from the natural world, my mind gets cloudy, I start ruminating on all the negative, and I feel HEAVY.

So, slowly but surely, I am putting it back in. Ten minutes of Yoga and 5 minutes of meditation in the morning is how I am starting. I am not being truthful if I say I don’t have 15 minutes in the morning.

I have also stopped doing things that were producing more anxiety; tracking all my food and counting steps is something I have temporarily (or maybe not) let go of doing. I am practicing mindful eating and asking myself each time I eat, do I need this or want this? Either answer is ok, but just putting that quantifier in can change your decision.

Need help to weed through and make small changes? Inbox me, and let's start the conversation.

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