This past week was busy - really busy - and I’m totally behind on work... but I’m still able to stop and take in the little moments. Enjoying a green tea, sitting in a play tent with Emelia, all of the small joys that overwhelm and stress tend to steal from me. I’m still taking the time to embrace joy because I know that this busy season has a purpose; a value. But I know that my to do list, while important, is not THE MOST important. #prioritize #saynotostress
Woah that was harsh...⠀ Or was it? Do you really think your insecurities lie within the number on the scale, the score on the test, the amount of makeup you think you need, or your salary?⠀ Insecurities are thoughts. Nothing else. They’re not tangible.... they just FEEL real because of the importance you choose to put on them.
Overwhelm. Raise your hand if you’ve said or thought “I’m so overwhelmed” OR “I’m so STRESSED” in the last week.⠀ Why do ALL OF US seem to have this narrative?⠀ Give me a chance here... what if overwhelm is a choice? What if we could CHOOSE to leave daily overwhelm behind? What if managing our T•H•O•U•G•H•T•S and prioritizing our responsibilities meant that we could spend more of our lives in a state of joy and fulfillment than we do in the ever so popular state of stress?⠀ 🙋🏻
I think I get caught up in the details of things too often. I like to have things laid out and I want everything to make sense before I begin. But life just doesn’t always allow that.
Touch point for me right here! 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻⠀ What are things that pull you back to your center? You know... away from that mental spiral of everything there is to worry about, everything there is to cross off the to do list, or even everything there is to mourn over...⠀ Find your touch point, and get back to positive thinking.
👆🏻Did you think I posted this for you? Nah, this is for me. I so need this. But do with it what you need to, friends! 😝
You ever feel like there are just so many steps in front of you that you don’t even know where to start?⠀ 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻⠀ You lace up the shoes.⠀ You focus on the first step; nothing else. #onestepatatime
THIS 🙌🏻 if I could tell my younger self ONE thing 👆🏻👆🏻 Being HAPPY, being HEALTHY, being WEALTHY, being GRATEFUL, being LOVING.... we use these words to describe a place you’ve reached - an achievement. But that is so far from the truth. They’re skills. They’re stepping stones.
:::Pause your scroll::: What have you done for just you today? If everything on your list is for someone else, you need to swap ONE thing out. 2 minutes for yourself is better than nothing. Stop trying to pour from an empty cup, friends. 😘 #fillyourcup
Stop saying later, tomorrow, someday. Now is the answer. And it is always now.
Tackling my to-do list today, priority #1 was:⠀ don't freak out that the internet isn't working. I think it was the little tap on my shoulder I needed to just keep pushing through what I CAN control.
I’ve been thinking about how the majority of things that happen in life are out of my control... but the narrative and meaning I spin off of them is always 100% in my control. Always.
Whenever I feel off-kilter I always go back to gratitude. That's my focus this week. I'm so grateful for the people in my life that make it full ♥️. 📸brother & sis before Judge joined us
Before you can be good at something, you first need the courage to try. What are you not trying because you don't have the confidence yet?
I started this book over 50 days ago and every day it's provided me with either tough love I needed to hear or things my heart has known but hadn't yet found the words. Enjoying the journey #100daystobrave
Every morning, I begin my day with quietness. Whether that looks like meditation, prayer, or simply just sipping on some coffee while doing nothing for 60 WHOLE seconds...⠀ When I begin the day with peace, however small, I find that I have just that much more patience, five times the clarity, and exponentially more focus for the important things.
How many times have you heard start each day with a grateful heart recently? What I want you to know is that you don't have to START with a grateful heart. You start the hard task of thinking of something you're grateful for - and it CHANGES your heart. You don't have to already have one, you just have to start.
Think about this one... you can't focus on fear if your heart is truly in a place of gratitude. Even if you just have one thing to be grateful for - focus on it. Let the fear go.
Judge Rylan ❤️ My prayer for you is that as you grow in strength and wisdom you will learn to dance over the disappointments in life; that you inherit your mother's tenderness and your daddy's determination; that you always know how much you're loved. #proudauntie
My newest nephew is almost here! All these cute faces Jayden made are the same faces my heart is making! ☺️
Today it occurred to me just how behind I am on work. It's almost surprising. But what is even more surprising to me is how much I MISS when I'm caught up. I'll take behind on work any day to be caught up in what matters most. ❤️
I'm realizing that as a child EVERYTHING was a cause for celebration - big things, little things, all things. Kids just naturally celebrate life. What victories or revelations have you had this week that you can celebrate? They don't have to be big.⠀ ⠀ Thank you to my nephew and his mommy for always allowing me to celebrate with them in photos. @jr12fuller
In 2017, I....⠀ -felt trapped and discouraged in my business⠀ -lost relationships⠀ -dealt with stress in most areas of my life⠀ -grappled with fear⠀ But... I also....⠀ -gained relationships⠀ -was challenged in a way that grew me ⠀ -received direction and a mission⠀ -ended the year feeling more loved and appreciated than I have ever felt⠀ ⠀ Life is never perfect, but the phrase 'blessed beyond measure' finally makes sense to me.
I've found myself feeling SO BEHIND... my to do list has been in a race with the clock. As I was buried in that competition I remembered that REST fuels further than HUSTLE. As soon as I gave myself the space to truly rest... the to do list got done, the creativity came back, the joy returned...