Welcome back to Mind Time, your space to get out of the world around you and into your mind- more specifically, into the best version of your mind 🧠
The holidays can be such a beautiful time if we let them be! How do we do that? The same way we allow any season of our lives to be incredible- focus on the positive, release the negative we can’t change, and work to change the negative we can have an impact on with nothing but love and acceptance for ourselves.
With that being said, I thought it’d be a great idea to start the holiday season off with some gratitude! As you read, I hope you think of all the similar things you have to be grateful for and are inspired to infuse your life with more gratitude-> whether that’s recognizing all you have or treating yourself to more.
Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, & focus on the present
Check in with your mental space first:
How are you feeling? Honestly- don’t judge for the answer. Feel free to ask yourself why. Did something happen, or did you just fall into this emotion?
What’s one thing you can do for yourself today that’ll make your day at least 1% better?
What’s one thing you’ve been holding on to that you can work to release from your headspace?
Now, check in with your physical body:
When was the last time you moved? Get up & move, especially if it’s been over an hour
How are you feeling on the hunger & thirst front? Let’s all take a big sip of water because, chances are, you aren’t over-hydrated. Also, give yourself permission to get a snack or go eat a meal if you’re feeling hungry with no judgment
Self-Care Activity of the Week: Take a Trip & Allow Yourself to Enjoy It, like my recent trip to Connecticut
Wellness Quote: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~Confucius
Current Jam: “Northern Attitude” Noah Kahn ft. Hozier
10 Things I'm Grateful For
Family & Friends- They're always #1!
Everything I Currently Have- Great one to be grateful for in a season of consumerism
My Job- What a blessing it is to shape young minds
Rolling Up With Many of my Students- ... and see the fruit of last year's labor pan out in this year's classroom
Finishing My Therapy Journey (for now)- The person I am now has nothing but immense gratitude for that overwhelmed, scared girl that signed herself up for therapy a year ago
Finding More Confidence & Love for Myself Than Ever Before This Year
The Joy the Holidays Bring- I can feel the magic already!
Taking a Break from Socials- My headspace definitely needed it and now I'm back & ready to start bringing the wellness content you all know & love to your feed!
The Freedom I Have in my Life to Be Who I Want to Be- What's better about your 20s?
All the Joy & Abundance My Future Holds- The future is looking oh-so bright!
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