These past few months has been a real test of my emotional health. A time when we have still been living through a massive renovation to our home and yet I was able to give myself permission to lean into me.
The past 3 months have had more than our share of ups and downs. The last 2-3 weeks has really tugged on me and my emotions. I leaned in more.
I leaned in and tonight it hit me… Flip the fucking switch!
The past few weeks have all been external, things completely outside of my control. Literally nothing I can do to change it. As much as I wanted.
So what can I do? How can I make a difference. How can I move through these feelings, which I will admit the past week have been fueled with bitterness and anger.
Lean into me, encourage my kids to do the same by being themselves.
Ita crazy wasy to get pulled into the negativity. Yup 2020 in general is… hmmm how best to describe this shit show that the world is currently. Yup bittersweet truth.
So flip that switch!
I am SO thankful that I’ve learned how to naturally improve my health and in doing so, ripple effect on my husband and kids.
Do I agree with what’s being pushed? Nope. I am a firm believer (now) in being empowered in your life. Not based on stats based on how you FEEL! This is SO key! For years my health suffered, I also suffered in silence for most of it. I thought this was how I was supposed to feel, part of “being a woman”… until I challenged that narrative.
Exactly what shifted my health, then and now.
It’s not a “comfortable” atmosphere to “run downtown”… so I’ve become very comfortable within our home and property. Amongst the renos of course… again what’s within my control?!
This weekend, I felt even more validated, as much as “this sucks”, I’ve shifted my perspective on alot. Amongst the highs and lows I’ve learned more about me, my kids, my husband. We have slowed life down to a beautiful pace. To truly ENJOY our space. A blessing.
Also a strong voice who can share on how I continue to strengthen myself up and its actually so simple!
Tonight while enjoying the fresh air and sun on the deck, listening to music snuggled up with my girl, planning our homemade dinner we were going to create together. I was reminded it wasn’t that long ago that we were rushing before and after school/work. Many evenings we didn’t have a chance to reconnect together before the next day began rolling in.
It wasn’t that long ago, 3.5 years when I decided, amongst a “busy” season in our life (Janaury… husband is a heating tech, we both work full time, kids in hockey, skating) to shift our healthy practices and eating. I grew up with home cooking, although each of us kids had 1 “thing” for each of us, it seemed like a bit slower lifestyle than today. Obviously technology has helped shift that.
My husband commented this weekend how we have been eating really good. We have. Because the majority of our food has been created at home and not from a box. Yes the first few weeks I grabbed the kids some KD and naturals hot dogs. As a “treat”, their lives had just been turned upside down. We have ordered take out the odd Wednesday nights too, a nice break. But other than that we have been home and cooking. Alot of times in the kitchen together, the kid will join us, get the tunes on or hanging on the deck grilling. We have enjoyed SO many meals out here it’s been awesome.
It also reminded me what an awesome opportunity EVERYONE has right now!
Our gut health affects our mental health in a very big way! It’s very true that “you are what you eat”!
So tonight, as much as it annoyed me to have to cover my face to go in the grocery store, I’m allowed to feel that way, I reminded myself it was a very short moment in my day, to get back home and enjoy time on the deck with my loves. Flip that switch.
What do I have control over? What I buy, how I spend my time, the products we allow in our home. Falling back in love with my passions, people and place! Each one of us is unique, take a break from social and rediscover the true you, outside of other influences! It’s ironic, how everything falls into place.
So oil up, you and your diffuser! We’ve got Wild Orange, Frankincense and Ginger in the diffuser tonight! I love walking into our kitchen and smelling a beautiful breath of fresh air, chemically free! A major part of our living and what contributes to our health!
I am excited to share more of some of my FAV tips for shifting my life… use this time, no use this year to be the true shift that your life was missing!✌