We all experience times, even yours truly, when it feels like life and circumstance suffocate us. We must make a conscious decision to pause, break this vicious cycle, and nip the mounting panic, fear, and stress that tries to creep in. Even as life crowds in on us, we have to carve out space enough to breathe. When challenging situations or trying times show up, our breath is our lifeline in such cases. Taking moments to breathe can lead us mindfully back to a peaceful place of calm.
Why is this so fiercely important? Life experiences have taught us that the cost of not being mindful is steep. A lack of self-awareness dulls the warning signals of stress within ourselves. Beloved, the danger of overlooking the practice of mindfulness, our thoughts become scattered, and we are unable to maintain our focus. Most importantly, when we are not mindful, we are vulnerable to losing our way and miss meaningful opportunities to show up as our best selves.
On this Fiercely Free Friday, make your mental wellness your #1 priority. It takes time and practice to master anything, and making a commitment to take care of YOU is no different. Consistent improvement is a realistic goal -- not instantaneous perfection.
Fierce Mental Wellness Affirmation
'YOU matter. YOUR wants and needs are just as important. YOU are allowed to say' NO' to others and' YES' to yourself.' - Cheryl A.S. Hurley'
6 Mental Wellness Ingredients
Put a pin in 'IT' and take mindful moments to just be still.
Give yourself grace at the moment.
Practice doing one (1) thing at a time.
Embrace joy in simplicity.
Commit to becoming attentive to YOU.
Call to Action
Based on your body's story, commit to mindfully implementing a practice to achieve more productivity that empowers you to integrate one of the fierce Mental Wellness ingredients that nurture your MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT.
'Join the 'Me-Time Movement!'