Stress. It gets the best of me us. Whether it’s work related, something financial (hello tax-season), mercury in retrograde, or something unexpected – stress is just a pain. There are times I let stress get to me, from there it affects my day and then it creates a wave of anxiety and throws me off balance. Sometimes the anxiety simply comes out of nowhere and creates a whole other jam.
Real talk: I do deal with anxiety and have had panic attacks. It was a lot more frequent a few years ago and I truly credit being more in tune with mindfulness and health as a means to understand and curb my anxiety. If I ever feel a lack of control or like my mind is racing I reflect back to these thing choices:
If it means anything, I have definitely been following my April Intentions & Goals this month. April has definitely been the burst of energy that I have been craving, maybe its because I’m slightly over winter (curiously says I, wistfully grazing at my dresses hanging in the closet). It’s going by with wanderlust and the desire to let sunshine dance on our skin, and yes even wearing flowers in your hair
While I have been experiencing all this wildflower spirit, if you read this month’s intentions, there is an emphasis on setting boundaries. I’ve definitely been experiencing a period of transition this year and the need to reassess myself as an individual has been a lingering concept I have wanted to explore. This meant a lot of detaching from technology, it meant throwing a bit of caution to the wind and having more experiences. It meant being okay with myself as a person and my own expression.
Others actions do not determine your self worth
Repeat this, underline, bold it, mentally ink it til you memorize it.
On a previous Instagram post, I wrote about the illusion of perfection. I basically fell to the notion that I needed to consistently excel in order to feel “worthy” or credible as a person, that this applied to all areas: my behavior, my looks, the way others perceived me. Guess what, this mode of thinking was just toxic at best.
The way others treat us, behave towards us, or our time with them isn’t a reflection of your self worth. Do not question or doubt your value or hustle based on what someone thinks or their actions toward you. Here’s why: your opinion comes first, your worth isn’t dictated by your relationship status, your net worth, your past, or the media. Do not submit to thinking that you have to change for others to fit in a box. Personally I believe we should continually be growing, progressing, and evolving for ourselves. Some of us were not given that golden principle to: cultivate your own happiness. Some of us are scared to do it. Some of us think we have to look a certain way to get it, but this is truly false.
Coinciding with this month’s theme is the Goddess Provision March Box on Wellness. This is perhaps the ideal curated subscription service that covers all the bases: cruelty free, minimally packaged, and each product is thoughtfully selected to serve a purpose (read: not a filler item). It’s my joy & excitement each month to unveil the selected theme and really apply what the Goddess Provisions team has set up for us in the particular month.
Real Talk: for me, wellness means personal wellness. It means identifying what works best for your body &. mind in order for you to find a happy medium of health and joy. I say medium because I don’t really believe balance is completely attainable. We’re all human, we have our good days, our bad days, our days when we just want to step back and relax, our days when we have a lust for life and fun. In my opinion: it’s about addressing yourself first and making necessary steps to continually learn about yourself.