The last few days have been a little strange for me. I’ve been blaming it on our hot, cool, rainy, sunny weather (its been all over the place, a bit like myself!). I realized I was just trying to do too many things and lost my focus. Sometimes…I can be a bit of a control freak (yep im admitting that), so when I lose my structure to my day or week, everything just goes outta whack (sound familiar?). I guess that’s just the Ebb and Flow of life and energy. So you know what…..?
I decided to stop beating myself up about it and just
go. with. the. flow.
So yesterday I gave myself permission to stop for a bit. I went to my kickboxing class (first time in ages!), took a long walk (being outside and near trees makes me feel re-energized), sat on my front step with a friend mulling over the day, saying hi to the neighbors as they walked past and finally decided after many weeks of contemplation – to purchase the “Fire Starter Sessions
” ebook, by Danielle la Porte. “spark your genius, ignite your business, make it matter” just spoke to me. (yes I admit, im addicted to ebooks/courses too!) One of the quotes she uses is :
“A strength is what you do that makes you feel strengthened! It‘s not necessarily what you‘re good at, or what you‘re capable of—it‘s what feels amazing when you do it!”…. “A weakness is stuff you do that makes you feel weakened!”
So simple right?
Yes I know it may seem obvious, but I realized I DO feel weakened when I have too many things going on and I’m “out of control” and exercising, creating, organizing, connecting and being with nature are some of the very things that make me feel strong again. I’m excited to see whatelse comes out of this ebook and I’ll be sharing some more ah ha moments with you as I work through this (Anyone else read or reading Danielle’s ebook?)
What are some of the things that make you feel strengthened?
Another realization…whether im in the ebb or the flow, structured or all over the place, is that I am very happy to be where I am. I AM Happy Everywhere.
So this is my theme song for the rest of my week. It’s so funky I cant help but tap my toes! :-)
On a mid-week note….I am LOVING everyone’s color creations so far on this challenge, and it is truly one fabulous group of creative beings. I wanted to stop and say that its a pleasure having you all participate in this. Already a glorious display of turquoise is appearing in the flickr pool…such a delight to the eyes, check it out here. and please pop back on Saturday for the wrap up.