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.