I quit working out and why It was the BEST decision ever.
And a couple other shifts I made to get to a more peaceful space.
- YES. I stopped working out and it was one of the BEST decisions. WAIT. Hear me out. I still believe in fitness 100%. HOWEVER, I personally was a fitness FANATIC (obsessive) for so many years all for the wrong reason. The last two years I gave myself a break. A rest. I actually gave myself permission to take a fitness hiatus. It’s important to be in an emotional and spiritually accepting headspace for that (at least for me). It has allowed me to “be still” more and to listen to my heart. I’m not saying I will never get back in to it but definitely not in the same form as before. I love Walks and Hikes and I do love activity like kickboxing and sometimes weight lifting - When I’m ready I will know. It needs to be Fun and enjoyable for me at this stage of the game!
2. I stopped trying to please EVER.Y.ONE:#retiredpeoplepleaser Anyone else? Even as a kid I remember giving away my things to “friends” to keep people happy. For years I didn’t even know that being a “people pleaser” was a thing! Being True to who I really am is critical to MY happiness! Doing things that inspire ME, Things that I love. Things that make ME happy. I think it needs to be taught in schools!
I hope these gave you some inspiration on some ways that you can also get to such a beautiful and peaceful place!! I have a small community on FB all about encouraging others to Use their Voice and to Be True to who they are… If you’d be interested click this link and we can get you in!!
“A Good Book is an Event in My Life..”
Oh my gosh do I LOVE books!!!
I always have every since I was a little girl. I did a post the other day reminiscing on how I used to look forward to the Scholastic Book orders and one of my favorite book series was Sweet Valley High. I also really like the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys mysteries were fun!
We used to go downtown Holland a couple times a month… My mom was a book lover too! I can still smell the place! I will admit that I have books in my book case that I have not read yet but I treasure them just the same!
My taste in books has changed though, I graduated from the Sweet Valley High Series, took a few years off from reading when the kids were little and then when I get started on this journey I was opened up to a whole new genre of book!
Oh my GOSH. Over the last 10 years I’ve read so many titles of personal development I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you!!
Keep in mind that most of these are not cover to cover reads but more study and research kind. Some of them have exercises to work through and some of them just need to be taken in bits and pieces. Regardless they are all great titles!
There is a lot of Mindset work titles, Finance titles, a wellness title in the list - I will share more as I compile them!
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This book has been so eye opening for me! I have had mine for over a year a a half and I'm still learning a lot about Conscious Language and how important our Speech and Internal Dialogue really IS! Scripture says "Life and Death is in the power of the tongue.." If you are interested in learning more about Specificity in your words and language and how to upgrade those... this is a great resource!!
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