Rafiki with the wisdom!
Sorry for the language, but… 🙌🏼
It’s true, and its such a valuable lesson to learn… not all things are your problem to address. Realizing as such is powerful AND helps you control the stress load you take on, which as we know, contributes to EVERYTHING, such as handling illness, disease, keeping yourself healthy… everything.
Stress is a real issue (spoken like a true Diabetic who realized first hand what stressing over everything was doing to my health – nothing good!)
We have enough on our plates without absorbing everyone else’s issues too!
Make this your mantra 😊
You are a warrior, You are BRAVE, you are COURAGEOUS, you are STRONG, RESILIENT, and CAPABLE.
You are the wilderness, so don’t hold back, and if anyone questions your abilities? You be sure to show ’em whats up!
You know how on a plane, they tell you in the event of an emergency, put your own oxygen mask on first…?
Sometimes, I tend to care about stuff TOO much.
It’s not uncommon for me to put the feelings of others ahead of my own.
I would often so much rather avoid any confrontations or difficult conversations that I sit and stew, til the lid tends to boil over, and then I APOLOGIZE. Apologize for FEELING.
I am quick to excuse people, to act like I don’t deserve respect, basic human decency, or common courtesy.
But… all the personal development I have done over the years FINALLY clicked.
And I REALIZED…
I MATTER. My NEEDS matter. My FEELINGS matter.
And since how you treat yourself is how others treat you – there’s gonna be some changes up in here. I am an empathetic person, I am always willing to listen and help someone, but I will no longer be sacrificing my own feelings and my own wellbeing for that.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Trust me, I have tried, and tried, and tried. You can’t.
Opinions are great, and we need diverse perspectives… but opinions change nothing.
There is a HUGE difference!
Judging gets you nowhere – it usually only results in someones feelings being hurt, and that’s no fun!
Be curious. Be compassionate. Be courageous.
But don’t be judgmental! 😊
When your tiny but mighty legs send you a message, you listen! Or at least I do… now!
(I didn’t always…)
My little legs are feelin’ it all today – the program I’m doing, the much more frequent runs, and just life in general can be taxing on our bodies, you know?
And so while I normally run on scheduled rest days to incur some mileage for the 175 mile Summer Challenge, my body needed the break today, and I’ll honor that.
In my group, we talk a lot about sustainability, which means striking the balance between pushing ourselves but also listening and making smart decisions, and I’m proud to have come so far in my journey that I can honor and appreciate •listening•
Do you listen to your body, or do you tend to keep pushing?
I’m just gonna leave this riiiight here, I think some people in the world could use a reminder, yeah? 😉
Stare any obstacles and challenges in the face, and then rise above them. You have no choice but to be stronger, after all, whatever life is handing you right now didn’t MAKE you, so why would you let it BREAK you?
You are stronger and more resilient than you think. You can do hard things!