My year of Rest is turning into quite a life changing experience for me. In the 40 days of this year, I have had a huge shift in my paradigm. I have found myself making reminders and placing them around the house…
I’ve learned that a chronically overbooked calendar (which I’ve had for the past 5 years) indicated imbalance, not importance (I learned this from Vicki Courtney, in her amazing book Rest Assured. I highly recommend it).
I’ve recognized that I’ve been expecting my children and my dear husband to match my pace, which has been horrifically fast, as opposed to slowing down to match theirs. And in doing so, I’ve missed out on a lot of sweet, wonderful moments.
What’s great about these realizations? It’s only February! I can make a course-correction and do better. That’s amazing.
One thing I’ve begun working on is writing affirmations and then reading them each morning, out loud. It feels kind of silly at first, but it’s actually really wonderful. I decided to do this after reading the book “The Miracle Morning,” by Hal Elrod (another book I highly recommend). My morning affirmations take up a whole page, a whole 5 paragraphs long! In the past, I thought affirmations had to be one-liners. After reading this book, I realized they didn’t have to be.
Here’s some snippets from my morning affirmations:
“The only thing that separates me from the most extraordinary life I can imagine is my level of commitment to becoming the person I need to be to achieve everything I want. From this moment on, I am 100% committed to my personal development each day, so that I can create and sustain the levels of success that I truly want and deserve.
I will love ALL people, unconditionally, because that is how we all deserve to be loved. I refuse to judge others.
I know that where I am in my life now is both temporary and exactly where I need to be to learn what I must learn, so that I can become the person I need to be to create the life I truly want.
I am creating a life where money is no object and I can live comfortably, with everything I need, as well as provide for my family and give 10% of my earnings to charity.
Fear & worry are a misuse of my intelligence and imagination.”
If you’d like to read the entire thing, let me know, I’m happy to share.
Want to make a small shift in your day that will bring big results? Write out your affirmations and read them daily. Use others that are already written or write your own. First thing in the morning is best if you can swing it.
I promise, it will make a difference in your day, and in your life.
Here’s to more rest and more abundance, I can’t wait.