Do you ever just find yourself kind of taking a minute of reflection? Just kind of realizing a few things you have learned about yourself that you didn’t know before? This past week I just had a minute to myself and was doing just that and was kind of surprised by the changes and also some of the clarity I had. I’ve shared here and over on Instagram that I have been working with a life coach, and I can honestly say it has been the most incredible thing for me and truly changed the way I think. And since I was reflecting on those things, I thought it might be interesting and fun to share with you!
Ya know how you always hear that phrase “Patience is a virtue”? Well I had pretty much accepted at this point in my life that it just wasn’t a virtue I had!! Ha! But over the last 6 months or so, I have really learned to practice patience, especially when it comes to the new build. My phrase on repeat has been “it is fine, it will all get done when it gets done”. I am usually one that is pushing to move faster and stressing so much when things don’t go exactly according to plan. But I have learned + been able to remind myself, everything doesn’t have to be done and decided right now. Things take time and are worth the wait. Joe has ALWAYS been so good at this mentality, so I have really been trying to hone in his example and embrace it.
If you would’ve talked to me 10 years ago about homeschooling, I probably would’ve told you you are nuts! Even when it kind of got thrown at us in 2020, it was hard and abrupt and I didn’t love it. But I have learned things change. Over the last two years I have repeatedly have the thought come to mind that I need to research it and learn more. And the shocking thing is, the more I research it, the more I am actually feeling confident and that it is what I am supposed to do. I am believing in myself and know that I can teach my kids. So I will keep researching and figure out exactly the path that works for us! I am equal parts freaking out and excited for this change.
Last but not least is working out. For the past about year, I have been really off with my focus and consistency when it comes to working out. With everything going on with the house, I honestly felt like I had decision fatigue. Coming up with my own workout daily and convincing myself to get out there in our gym and do it was not happening. I finally decided I needed to make a change. So I took the plunge and signed back up for f45. And it has been just what I needed. Somehow I forgot that taking that time for me makes me more mentally clear. I am 100% a better mom. My energy level is completely different. I’m here to tell you showing up for yourself is worth it!!
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I would love to hear something you have learned about yourself lately that completely surprised you!