My 48th birthday came and went.
I’m okay with that, in fact in a lot of ways, I’m feeling great about that.
Things have been going super good. Each day I wake up and am excited about the new challenge that the day may bring.
In my last blog post, I talked about setting my intentions for the year so that I am not just waking up with dread thinking “same shit different day”, but instead that I am eager to face the day and what it may bring.
Allowing myself to get eager and excited for each day has been fun. Taking time to listen to my inner voice, instead of all of the noise that is around me (especially in my house) can some days be challenging.
What I am finding though, is that taking the time to listen to that inner voice before I jump to make a decision has been so important, and helps me keep a “me first” attitude.
I had talked about that my HERE – where I am now, isn’t such a bad place even though I feel like I am not at all where I thought I would be in life at the age of 48.
The thought of not being where I wanted to be by this age was actually sending me into a bit of a downward spiral. I know I can’t be alone in that. I’m sure there are many of us that are approaching that big 50th Milestone in the next little while thinking the same as me?!
What I have started doing is making minor tweaks and adjustment to make my HERE a great place and one that I LOVE, even though it’s not where I thought I would be, it is where I am.
I get up in the morning WAAYY before anyone else in my house is stirring. This helps me to focus on priority tasks, set my intentions, and listen to My Morning Mentor daily.
I have always enjoyed my morning coffee in the quiet before I get the kiddos up. But now, instead of aimlessly scrolling Facebook, I don’t allow myself to even look until I have accomplished three things:
- I set my plan in my mind of how I want to spend the day, and what I see happening on this day.
- I take time to be quiet with my own thoughts
- I listen to the My Morning Mentor video series. This is a quick daily video that is helping to gently quiet my nasty (and it can be very nasty) self talk, work on small daily goals, and change the frequency of my mind.
After I have accomplished those 3 things, I then get my second cup of coffee and dig into my day checking emails and social media from the night before. Then I hop in the shower and get my focus on getting the kiddos up and out the door for the day.
One of the things that really struck me from one of my emails was to BE A PERSON OF INCREASE now, not when I have the money or the time, but now in everything I do.
I love that! Being a person of increase is not just in the great money exchange, but in the little things. Being kind, having a giving heart, making someone’s day brighter just by saying hello, smiling at them or thanking them at the check-out.
I strive to be this type of person, and I hope it shows 🙂
I will leave you with this thought today – “Even a single blade of grass will press through concrete reaching for the light.”
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