Observe And Direct
When I was learning how to ski, my instructor told me to keep my eyes on where I wanted to go. He told me that my feet would follow my gaze so if I got afraid and started looking toward the object of my fear I would actually head that direction.
Ive found this to be some of the most helpful advice I've ever received because it's true off the slopes too! When we focus on our fear and mull it around in our minds we cannot direct our steps to good things. At best we became paralyzed with fear and at worst we head in the direction of the fear.
Being an observer of our thoughts means we can choose to direct the traffic of our minds. Just because we think something doesn't make it true. Part of being present in the moment is directing our thoughts and casting aside what isn't true and what doesn't serve us. It means shutting down the negative internal dialogue and pouring truth in so that we train ourselves to walk in truth.
This is half the battle! Our emotions follow our thoughts, and our actions are influenced by our emotions. The goals we want to reach, the life we want to have, it all starts with how we observe and direct our thoughts!
It takes practice but it's the most important form of exercise that we can do for ourselves. It makes every other goal easier to reach! As we get active in our thoughts life it shapes our outside reality! 💗 #thoughtsoftheday #bepresent #observer
It's only 9:30 am and already I am having to speak truth to myself. The last two days have been full of sad news and frustrating circumstances and I'm struggling. I'm struggling to feel my worth and to stay present. My thoughts start filling up with what I should have done or said differently. I look at the perfect decision in hindsight and judge myself for not making it. I'm looking into the pastand filling myself with guilt, regret, and sadness. I am projecting into the future and filling myself with unease, tension, anxiety, and stress.
So this morning, I put the brakes on it! I spent some time reading personal development. I gathered all the information I needed to make the best decisions NOW and I took action. I put it behind me and I am moving forward. I am choosing to live in THIS moment and instead of all those negative emotions, I choose gratitude! I am grateful for my life, for my family, for all the good things that I've received and for all the good things that are coming my way!
There will be trials. Don't get hung up on them. Don't let them take control of your emotional state. Take a deep breath with me and live in gratitude for this moment even if its through tears. We don't know how many we are going to get and each one is a miracle!
This is going to be a Reel Family Staple! Delicious and Simple! There are so many nights where I realize its almost time to make dinner and I simply don't feel like it! Are you with me? I actually found making this recipe pleasant. You chop quite a few veggies but they only need to marinate for 30 minutes and then once you throw them in the broiler, the entire dinner is ready in 8 minutes! If you are a prepper, you could have it all done and ready to go on an off night! I'd love to hear what you think!
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 4 servingsIngredients
Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 454 mg
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugars: 15 g
Protein: 20 g
We are Conquerors!
A few years ago some painful experiences occurred and I made the decisions to step off the moving train that was my life. I was a young mom, I was tired, I was burnt out on trying to deal with others judgments. We had just moved and for once it was quiet and I was free from expectations of others.
The longer I stayed there, the less interested I was in relationships. One day I realized I had no friends and I didn't even care. I had let negativity be my norm. I had been holding on to past wrongs and not forgiving. I had been damaging myself through negative thoughts. Even though I didn't care, I knew I needed to change. I knew it wasn't right. I wasn't happy. I wasn't fulfilled.
It took awhile to turn that ship around but I started making small positive changes! I started reading personal development and I started caring for my body. It wasn't easy to rewire my thoughts and behaviors but it changed my life.
We are meant for daring and adventure and fulfillment! We are meant for relationships and connection. I've had to learn to recognize healthy thoughts and behaviors from myself and others. I've had to insist that those on my inner circle are people that uplift and encourage me as I seek to uplift and encourage. Life is still hard but now it's a joy! I'm working hard at the right things with the right people beside me.
Be daring! Be decisive! Forge your path and make conscious decisions about who you want on that path with you! Growing is a daring feat but it's worth every second of the effort! ❤️#weareconquerors
I used to tell myself that I was too busy. Too busy to work out everyday, too busy to read personal development everyday, too busy to make time for myself. I was drowning in the amount of work and responsibilities I had until I realized that I had control of my schedule!
Yes, things like laundry and dishes and grocery shopping and cleaning have to be done but do they have to be done NOW? Won't they have to be done again later? Can't I take 30 minutes for myself today and do lunch and dinner dishes tonight? Can't I ask my husband to take on a responsibility that will free me up to take a breather?
I needed to make my health, inside and out, a priority. Once I put myself into the schedule and released myself from mom guilt and shame, my life improved exponentially!
We have to remember we aren't just mothers and wives and household managers. We are women, we are individuals, we are souls that need care!
Feeling overwhelmed, feeling discouraged, feeling unhappy or frustrated or numb, those are all signs that our priorities are not in the right order. It's time to reevaluate and put ourselves on the list! We can't serve from an empty vessel!
Doing what's best for our families mean taking ourselves into account to! We are members too, you know! 😉 There are infinite choices in life and sometimes we have to say to good things to experience what's best for us! Choose wisely!
A Sweet Potato Mission!
I hate sweet potatoes. I've been on a mission to like them for three years now because they are so good for the body but to no avail!
Shift Shop put the pressure on with its nutrition plan! My carb list is minuscule! I found a recipe for sweet potato fries with garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika roasted for 20 minutes at 450 and they aren't bad. That's about as close as I can get to enjoying sweet potatoes! 😂
Just Get Started!
Are you feeling nervous and unsure about an impending decision and the action that must follow? Good! That's where all successful people start! We all start with a desire and an idea, the trick is stepping through the fear!
Just. Get. Started. The uncertainty melts away and the excitement takes over. Keep your vision in mind and show up to do the work everyday! Write out your goals, do the small mundane tasks that lay the foundation and keep building! When you fail, learn from it. When you succeed, learn from it.
As Darren Hardy would say, " Success can't be owned, only rented." It's all about growth whether you are started your health journey or building a business. We all do the same steps whether it's Day1 or Day 10,000.
What we do today in this moment writes our futures. Make yours count! Don't let uncertainty hold you back! #justgetstarted #youvegotthis
And everything in my soul screams, " YES!" Too often we throw in the towel because we aren't given advantages even though people all around us started with less and have accomplished more than we have. It's not about resources, the cards we've been dealt.
What we need is the determination to SHOW UP and play the hell out of the cards we are holding! We need to keep improving and growing and use what we have to its full potential!
Rise and Shine!
Rise and shine, my friends! There was a day I woke up wanting to pursue my purpose and yet I had no idea what it was or where to start. The moment I decided to start looking, the pieces began to fall into place!
Just get started enjoying your life, doing things that light up your soul! Everything starts to come into focus! And most importantly, when you get there, help others! The world needs people who have come alive, who reject shame and fear, who choose love and show others the way! It's a good day to get started changing the world! 💗
SOme Are Strong
"Most people would like damages to their broken items to be concealed and hidden by repair making the object look like new. But the Japanese art of Kintsugi follows a different philosophy. Rather than disguising the breakage, kintsugi restores the broken item incorporating the damage into the aesthetic of the restored item, making it part of the object’s history. Kintsugi uses lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver, platinum, copper or bronze, resulting into something more beautiful than the original." Kaushik
We all get broken. The heartaches, the disappointment, the betrayal, the injustice, they come in varying degrees and at different times, but they happen to us all.
It's not what happens to you or even what you have done that defines you, it's what you do with the broken pieces in the end. What will you create out of the brokenness? Will you choose to love, yourself and others? With you choose to trust? Will you choose to stand up and try again? Will you choose to live?
I got knocked down a few years back and it took four long years before I was even willing to pick up the pieces in my life, but putting them back together and sharing them vulnerably and authentically with others became the gold that made my life even more beautiful than it was before. Coaching is part of my restorative journey. It's redeemed my pain and even made me glad to have experienced it! The road back has helped me lead others out of dark places and I've found my calling in that! ❤️
A healed life on display brings hope and strength to others. It's the most important work we do. While the end result is indeed beautiful, it's the work repairing it that made it valuable in the first place! Your brokenness can become your strength. Your story is powerful! ❤️
I'm having a no obligation coach sneak peak on Saturday, if you are curious about coaching or would like to know if it's a good fit for you, come join us! The link to join us below in the comments!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.