Getting older is hard sometimes. My mind has not caught up with my body (a.k.a. I'm pretty immature for my age). I have breakouts like a teen, but wrinkles like a more experienced individual. Gaining weight comes easy, losing weight is a frustrating challenge. My hair is turning whiter (which I love), and the texture is constantly changing (can't keep up). And don't get me started on all the hormonal hoopla.
BUT. I am happy to grow older. I'm happy to have collected almost 4 decades worth of memories. I'm happy that I'm growing in wisdom as time marches on. I'm happy to have a supportive husband who sees the beauty in me even when the world might believe it's fading. I'm happy to watch how independent and unique each of my children are becoming.
We fight so hard to avoid the inevitable. Why not embrace where you're headed instead of clinging so tightly to what was? I may not be aging gracefully, but I sure as heck am aging gratefully. 💗
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Authenticity doesn’t mean that everyone needs to know everything about you.
It does means being true to who you really are. It means being honest about your boundaries, your values, your personality. And, it means knowing you don’t have to share all of you all at once to be a genuine person.
Caption [you can be authentic and private at the same time.]
I think we all struggle with a few issues every single day though we may have become so used to it that we don't notice it as a problem or a struggle but think of it as a part of our schedule. As you increase awareness you realize the reality and here is how to cope with it.
First I want to start off by saying that never forget to have minimum 8hrs of sleep whatever may be the cause that makes you miss your sleep for one day sleep early the next day because sleep rejuvenates your mind, keeps you healthy and keeps ya skin good looking as well.
Secondly, have an hour or just 40/30mins every day to check in with yourself, these 40mins should be when you do nothing means nothing at all, do not scroll in social media, do not watch Netflix or tv or youtube, do not eat in that 1hr but just lay down and talk to yourself, ask yourself how is this body doing, how are you doing and think about what you have done lately and think about the mistakes you made today and why they are mistakes, feel happy about the great things you did today, notice the improvement and visualise the rest of your day like now an hour later you will go pet your dog, go meet your client or hit the gym, so what will you do there just visualize all of that before you actually do so. I also ask people to visualize their main goal, like becoming a doctor can be your main goal or getting that promotion so just visualize how happy you will become once you achieve that goal this will inspire you to work hard.
When is the best time to do this? I prefer to do it before I go for a good night sleep usually before my bath as I take my bath at night so I visualize then go for a bath and then come back do my skincare routine and go to sleep. It's calming relaxing and I make sure to make it reassuring that am on the right path not making those "so yesterday" mistakes and studying hard, being healthy and happy.
This allows me to keep a track of my overall well being and of my goals as well.