Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
My ability to find cheap airline tickets.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
I have boundaries. We all do. Some of us know exactly what we need to feel safe and communicate those things directly, others do not so their boundary setting is reactionary. Some people never say what they want, you just know when you crossed it, energetically you know. Boundaries are a part of existence. You could say, boundaries are one of the determining factors of existence. We have emotional, physical, energetic and psychological boundaries. We place and remove them all of the time. Many boundaries are situational, others are pretty standard, i.e shaving someone's head without permission… that is a no go without ever really having to say it. The thing is, most boundaries need to be spoken because they aren't universal. They are specific to the person with them; as unique and as dynamic as well.
You are the great mystery in your life. You are here to discover you, the true you, the one that is not seen but sees everything. You are the answer to the questions. Boundaries help you grow this relationship into a healthy and happy one. Like any relationship, you need time for just you and, well, you. Giving yourself the space to discover what you really feel, what you really like, what you really want, that is only happening if you set boundaries. You will need spacial boundaries, time boundaries, etc. You deserve to have time to figure yourself out. To learn all about you and to use that information to be a great caretaker to yourself.
Boundary setting can be challenging. If you have never set them you may find that when you begin you either don't set thick enough boundaries or they are way too thin. Most of it is trial and error… but you can get ahead if you do your research. The most important thing to remember is that you cannot control what happens for other people when you set boundaries that work for your best interest. Nor is it important to try to control the response of another person to stave off your fear. Once you get clear on what you want and set boundaries accordingly, you will find that your freedom has grown exponentially. You will feel more confident, grounded, and at some point ready to let go of those initial boundaries that you set up. This is a step to everything else. Feel, Know, Do and move on.