As another year in my life comes to an end, I’m reflecting on things that I’ve learned over the past 24 years.
How you talk about your body is the most important way you can take care of it. Eating the perfect meals and working out consistently don’t matter if you’re beating yourself up the whole time.
Asking for your needs to be met doesn’t mean you’re “needy”. It means you are showing up honestly in your relationships.
You have the power to regulate your own system. When you notice that your body is in a survival state and you’re feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, etc. – you have the ability to bring yourself back.
Being honest, candid, and speaking your mind is not a personality flaw – just do so with kindness.
Setting boundaries with yourself is equally as essential as setting boundaries with other people.
Wear the fucking crop top. Wear the see-through shirt without a bra. Wear the thong bathing suit. If it makes you feel hot af – WEAR IT.
But on that same note, if clothes feel like shit on your body, the problem is not with your body – the problem is with the clothes.
Having imposter syndrome about being an adult is normal.
Daily movement is a non-negotiable. Even if you only have 10 minutes, that’s still 10 minutes closer to your goals.
You’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea and you’re not supposed to be.
You won’t always want to do wellness. In fact, there will be many days where a part of you will not want to do the workout, cook the meal, or sit and meditate. But note that there is a big difference between actually needing rest and simply not wanting to do something – you get to choose to work past the resistance when you feel the latter.
You can change your opinion/s based on new information. It is healthy to seek out alternative ideas, question your own beliefs, and update your knowledge regularly.
Food and sex are two of life’s greatest pleasures. You deserve a healthy relationship with both.
Self care is more than bubble baths and face masks. It is also paying your credit card bill, cleaning out your emails and doing the dishes.
Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business.
Morning routines are not the key to healthier, happier days. Night time routines are. Magical mornings start with a good night’s sleep. Flowwy, wellness-filled, creative days cannot happen if you can’t wake up on time, feel drained all day, and then struggle to unwind at night (starting the cycle all over again for the next day).
Your intuition is never. wrong.
Reading is so good for the soul. Prioritize time for it daily.
When you are only focused on getting to the “destination”, you miss out on so much. Practice presence and appreciate exactly where you are.
If you need to make a big decision, always sleep on it. Maybe even for multiple nights.
“Choose your hard” – it might be hard to show up for yourself, but it is also hard to deal with the consequences of not showing up for yourself. Choose your hard.
Working on your relationship with money is a daily practice. Your mindset around money influences every aspect of how you manage it.
If you can complete a task in under 5 minutes, just go a head and do it instead of letting it pile up on the to-do list.
Lean into your body’s natural rhythm of “when”. Don’t force an early wake up if it doesn’t feel good, don’t work out at ties that make it feel like a chore, don’t do creative work in the morning if you’re not creative until the afternoon. Ditch the idea of what you’re “supposed” to be doing and instead lean into what feels good for you.
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