Well hello June-bugs!!
holy shits and bambis, what happened to the first half of 2015 ?
Who else thinks it's a total waste of time to worry about how time never stops? ok good. With that out the way, let's look forward, to infinity and beyond and not waste a single second more on bad vibes that cramp your zen. Here are 4 snippits of hope slash wisdom slash real talk to keep you cool as f*ck and well on your way towards your most kickbutt self.
1. Shed the BS. New month new narrative.
Chose one sentence that your mind likes to tell you often. (I'm not ready. I need to do...... first. I'm too busy. I'll be happy when.....No one gets me. Everyone is lame. I'm always tired. I hate my job. I'll never look that cool.) And then push the delete key on it. Draw a line straight through. Say SHUT it. Erase the bullshite from your database like it never was. It's only becoming an excuse for you not to give yourself what you want. So bid it g'bye and then notice how nice it feels to let go of these blah beliefs. You ARE ready. You DO have a lot of time in a day. Some people totally get you. You don't hate. You're not always tired, but thinking about being tired will make you feel tired. You do have what you need. In abundance.
2. Have a brain break.
No, not phone scrolling. Not checking your emails. Not getting a snack. Not indulging your old narratives (see point 1). No automatic default shit. A one-minute dedicated mindful moment of tuning inward and taking 3 slow oxygenating, restorative breaths. Close your eyes if you want. Maybe slowly scan your body from head to toe. Gently soften the areas of discomfort. Take a super long exhale and then check back in to your task with new sharpness and vigour! Now that was 2 minutes well spent. See, you do have time :)
3. Revisit your resolutions.
Remember all those rigid new years resolutions you had in January? Me neither.
My guess it it was probably to work out more and eat healthier. But here's a not-so-new(s)flash: WORKing out sucks because it has the word work in it. And healthy food has a bad rep because someone once over-boiled broccoli and called it 'healthy'. Here's what you should be asking yourself. What will 'working out' and 'eating healthy' get me? And how important is that to me? What do I want from life and do I need a healthy body and mind to get it? Then, once you've clarified your purpose, find movement that feels good for you and food that you really LOVE to eat! It's that simple.
4. Make daily life better.
Obvious yet hard to stick to. As grown-ups we're super skilled at being serious, inconspicuous and stressed out about life's variables. Not so much at living though. Question your stress-ness. What's it getting you to have this tight-ass chest and racing heart? Uncover your reasons to lighten-up. Surely we're missing the point if we aren't having at least a little bit of clean, senseless fun every day?
I wrote a separate post on this. It's some spiel about being happy in the present moment because the past is dead-and-gone and the future is iffy and unpredictable. It's revolutionary and utterly original. Have a re-fresher here.
I'll be sharing my rando moments of childsplay on the ol' instagram and if you do the same then it'll be almost like a global revolution of lightening-the-f-up? Whose in? Hashtag BSBplay.
Lastly, thanks for being here. Love you like butter xox