Wellness Check-In

I have to be honest. Focusing on wellness this Autumn has been so incredibly difficult. I’m honestly at a loss. How in the season that inspires me so much, do I also get so far off track?

My eating, sleeping, exercising regularly, personal development focus, staying in the moment and staying in prayer have all been off over the course of the last few weeks. I mean I haven’t been awful I suppose but I’m certainly not where I want to be in all of those areas, among many others.

Although several reasons as to “why” come to mind, if I’m being really clear with myself then I’d have to say this is the season for me where I am finding it easiest to “slip”. And by “slip” I mean come up with an excuse to avoid making a disciplined decision.

As an example last week I wasn’t feeling great, which usually happens for me when the weather starts to change from hot to cold each year. Over the week it was so easy for me to pass on going to the gym, order no-so-healthy takeout (because I was too tired/sick to cook) and let my house clutter quickly to build up (because I was too exhausted to manage it). Instead of pushing through the current state I was in, I gave myself a little too much grace, that ultimately negatively impacted my health and wellness even further. And this is just one example of how off track I have been this season.

Now as much as I want to beat myself up over this, I realize it will only waste more time. So my action plan is simple. Go back to the basics and focus on the little decisions each day. Because each little decision adds up and makes a big difference. I will get reacquainted with my vision board, daily goals and my gratitude daily recaps.

I am refocused and ready to take back my Autumn.

~ C ~

Life Reminders

Today in various ways I was reminded of three important keys to life:

  • A vision board that regularly sits outside of one’s line of vision is as useless as the paper it is made out of.
  • Our bodies have an incredible way of telling us exactly what we need in life. The question is how often do we listen?
  • There is purpose in pain. We may not understand it at the time, but the pain is part of the preparation for something even greater.

~ C ~

There’s Hope

Just like that when I find myself feeling a little down, the universe send me a reminder that small but mighty things are happening all around me.

My first jalapeño plant that I started from a few seeds months ago was looking hopeless. I was just beginning to accept defeat, that it would never grow anything other then leaves, then all of a sudden this little guy appeared.

~ C ~