By taking the time out for myself and doing these simple acts of self-care you, I am no longer unfulfilled, exhausted, running around in a frantic state or on auto-pilot. Instead, I am present, I feel connected to myself, and those around me and for the first time feel like I am living life on purpose.
When we start practicing this with simple things -- everyday things that aren't emotionally charged -- we make it easier to do when we need help with big things, or when we need to be vulnerable about big things. Asking other people for help isn't being a burden; it's part of making the world a better place.
Remember this simple, but life-changing tip constantly. Remember it especially if you find yourself getting overwhelmed or unhappy with what's happening in your life,"What can I do right NOW?" What action can you take in every moment? Inevitably, and almost like magic, the bigger picture opens to you and the next steps show up on their own accord.
To begin reframing your viewpoint and recognize the good, try to either think of five things to be grateful for before you step foot out of bed every morning or at the end of your day write a list of the good things that happened. When we can shake loose from our fear and negativity, we find the courage to step ahead.
If I try and squeeze it all in and hold it all together, it shows. I snap at my family. I miss out on much-needed sleep because my brain buzzes with my to-do list. I miss so many moments because I'm obsessing and worrying about everything I'm not doing. Saying no to opportunities that don't serve me helps. Yoga helps. Meditation helps. Writing helps.