Giving ourselves time to fill our cup is not selfish….. it is necessary. For years, has been a part of my message and story. I began online fitness coaching seven years ago and to help other women who were struggling like I was, hold that space, have that support, etc…. It was critical. And when I realized I was doing more life coaching than fitness coaching, I moved into that aspect… having clients and helping them move through bigger things in their lives, digging deep into the why’s … then continuously blogging, and sharing and then writing/publishing my first book… and holding workshops and book signings, the conversations and the message circle around taking time to tune in and tune out.
To lean in.
To trust the process.
To give ourselves grace.
To say no when we need to say no.
To say yes to the things that are for the highest good, for us and for the collective.
Say yes to the things that light us up and make our souls shine.
To fill our cup daily. Whether that is exercise/movement, meditation/prayer, fueling our bodies with good food and drinks, or anything else we can classify as “soul care.”
In my book (pictured here), you write your story. You make it your own. You get still. You focus. You learn or re-learn how to trust yourself. You learn how to prioritize what is important. You learn how to be the best version of you, so that others can experience that part of you. We must must must fill our cups so we can overflow into others. I don’t know about you, but I have been exhausted lately. I went to full moon yoga last night and slept better than I’ve slept in months afterward. My soul feels more refreshed. I haven’t taken time for me lately, not on purpose, but just because that’s where I’ve been. Not only are we in the middle of a pandemic, but going through a divorce that has not been pretty and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone…and in the midst of all of it, are my children, who are suffering as well. So much uncertainty. Our worlds are not what we once knew. But our world as it was, wasn’t working. So things must change. It’s a lot. Some days it’s heavy and I can hardly get out of bed. Some days I want to conquer the world. It’s a constant ebb and flow. But that’s life. So this morning, in the quiet, I got up, made good coffee, sat in the cool of the morning, listened to all the beautiful sounds and thanked God for my life. My family. My friends. Where I am. How far I’ve come. How much there is to look forward to. And reminded myself that this too shall pass.
All this to say, take time for you….. we only get one shot. And life is beautiful, even in the midst or uncertainty or chaos. Lean in to what you know and be open to what you don’t. And know that I’m with you. I see you. I am you.
I’d love to hear your heart – what are your doing to fill your cup even though it might feel impossible right now? What can you do right this moment to fill your cup?
Take time for you. Self care is crucial right now. I like to call it SOUL CARE. Look up, look within, sit still. Do things that make your heart smile and your soul shine. Make a list of what those things are. In my book, I guide you to name those things and then encourage you to make time for them. Time truly is all we have. Especially right now. Let’s make the most of it ✨🙌🏻♥️