There are times when I’m feeling overwhelmed when I need to just get up and move. For these moments, I like to go on nice walks to clear my head. It gets the blood flowing, and calms my mind. Next time you feel stressed, step away from your desk, put down your phone, and take a walk. You’ll find with every step you’ll get a little closer to discovering where you need to be going.
We have an inner warrior inside of us.
When was the last time you said hello?
It’s that part of us that speaks to us about challenging the status quo, fighting against our own complacency and recognizing injustice. It’s in nurturing our inner warrior that we can find that courage to be more of ourselves, stand up for ourselves, and weather the tougher elements of our self-discovery journeys.
We can often be scared of that inner warrior. Afraid to let her out. Because the world may want us to be quiet, complacent and invisible. But our inner warrior is anything but.
To live an empowered life we have to engage that part of ourselves, take creative risks and build up our emotional arsenal of weapons to help us cope with consciousness and clarity.
The inner warrior demands dedication. A deep practice of radical self-care.
Stop accepting less than you deserve in relationships. Assert yourself when it comes to things you want and know you deserve. Each time you exercise your right to protect yourself, your inner warrior grows stronger.
When we validate our own worth we will begin to feel more deserving of love and less tolerant of anything that comes to you on a lower vibration. Our inner warrior is here to help us endure the journey along this long but noble path of self-discovery.
Say hello to her now.
Any amount of negativity can weigh you down. Don’t hold on to it – let it all go. Refocus your energy and check-in with your self to stay on track. Let go of the negative, take on change while continuing to dream and focus. Release what’s no longer needed, focus on the now and recharge yourself from within.
Exercise releases feel good endorphins—that’s science. But sometimes getting to those endorphins can be a real pain. It doesn’t have to be that way though. When you find yourself stressed out and overworked, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, crank up your favorite tunes, and move to the beat! Forget about the number of reps, and just enjoy being in the moment with music.
I believe it’s time we redefine what it means to be truly independent. Free of limiting thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. To release the relationships both personal and professional that no longer serve us and to continue to foster a connected relationship with ourselves. To question our privilege, challenge the status quo, and cultivate curiosity. I believe it’s time to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
This is our Reclamation of Independence. What will you declare?
Being focused on a cause is great. Dedicating yourself to working tirelessly for change is both admirable… and tiring. You’re not a machine meant to zero in on a singular task forever, that’s why it’s great to let yourself daydream. Protect yourself from burning out by zoning out. Let your mind wander, and allow your thoughts to flow freely. Not only will it calm you down, but also it’s often just what you need to kick-start new ideas.
Let July be almost like a second “New Year.” Refocus your energy and check-in with yourself on the 6th month to stay on track. Let go of the negative and embrace the change while continuing to dream and focus. While change can be scary, it can also be beautiful and rewarding. Change can be one of the toughest parts of life, but #selfcare17 is letting it work for us.