Does your To-Do List feel as unending as mine? Sometimes I’m even paralyzed by it. ▫️ But, two techniques have helped me greatly over the years... 1) determining the most efficient hours of the day for my own body/brain (8-10am), and 2) committing to doing just ONE item during that time (but it has to be the thing that I am *dreading* the most!!) 🤦🏻♀️ Once that’s done, everything else feels soooooo much easier.
I am proud of myself because...well the list is endless!
Off the top of my head:
The other day I fixed my own
garbage disposal and proceeded to do that “proud of myself Dance.” 🔧
There were tech issues I was able to figure out without irritation. That was a double (maybe triple) win for me. #winning#soveryproud Leading to another proud of myself dance!
The dance (movement) has a scientific element to it. It solidifies and exemplifies the feels good sensations. Congruency. A fun way to connect the body/mind I’m FEELING good. That sensation gets carried forward into the day. If I am present to my own daily little wins..I’m much more likely to be present to yours too and then we can find things in each other and next thing you know....We both look for opportunities to do the Proud of me proud of you DANCE 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼
“.......Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive...”
Remember when..... ....your child was learning to walk or learning to use the potty? How much attention or excited positive encouragement you put into that milestone? How many times have we witnessed parents (and older siblings too) go positively BONKERS because their child sat on the potty to do their business? #proudofYOU#youDIDit#selflove#openheart#reverentcommunication#mindfulness#movement#littlewins#bigdance#fillupyourcup#mom#stepmom#dad#stepdad#humans#people#🤙🏼#🙌🏼#happymonday
How many of you woke up upset that it was Monday? Who rolled out of bed negative?
I did this for YEARS. It is so unbelievably easy to let your first thought be negative, unproductive and (in all honesty) self-destructive.
Break the cycle - question this negativity. Why did you think that before you had even left the bedroom? Why is it automatically a bad day because it's a Monday? What did Monday do to you to deserve that?
Does anyone else see the irony in the sadness of Monday mornings? How many people say "I'll start on Tuesday"? No one does, it's always, "I'll start on Monday". Interesting that we all want to start positive things in our life on a day coined for bringing the 'Monday Blues'.
It doesn't hurt you to start your day positive, and no one is going to question it.
Next Monday I challenge you all the break the cycle. Be EXCITED that you are waking up to a brand new week of opportunities! A new weeks of progress, a new week of #littlewins, a new week of life! Take every day as it comes and find what made it positive, find little lessons in everything and apply them to your life.
You are all inspirations to those around you - keep acting like it!
📸 @timcoulson .
We just need some #littlewins in these dark times. Look out for the mashup of Metal + Let Me Into Your Heart by @littlewinsmusic #comingsoon.
Directed by @andrewvait shot by @caseysjogren and featuring yours truly. An incredible collaboration we put together in a very short period of time... there is magic in these moments - please don’t lose hope.
Xo // JASE
New slack drop at silks today. It’s my win for the day. This is a classic example of social media only ever being half of the story. You’d think from this I’m super fit and having the time of my life ... but I’ve spent 3.5 days out of the last week in bed and i’m there right now. Hashimotos hypothyroid is back. Again. It sucks. I will turn it around, again. But it’s taking time. Till then, #littlewins and resting are the name of the game. Current biggest fight is not dwindling to far into depression (yup, that’s a thyroid symptom!) as it means I lose the ability to do absolutely anything and feel rock bottom shit about myself (and seriously I’m a positive person but it’s amazing how quick this thyroid rubbish takes over. It’s like having a different brain and body). At least today there was a silks class. I know this Thursday was mental heath day but I couldn’t bring myself to post anything from being too close to the middle of it all at the time. So that’s what’s actually going on with me. What I do know is I shall win this one and I know by sharing this there are likely lots of you nodding along going through the same. No one is perfect but dammit I can do bravery. #thyroid#notwell#hashimotos#hypothyroid#fighter#mentalhealth#depression#newstuff#brave#leader#honest#aerialist#aerialsilks#silksdrop
Kind of a blurry screenshot but just showing off our Amazon’s choice badge for our set of 50 unisex baby milestone cards. See the link tree in the bio for how to buy! #nestedfox#letsmakeourkidsfeelcuddled
While I was having dinner with my fiancé at a restaurant, someone very politely asked what was on my arm. Once I told him, he was completely over it and then it just got awkward and I went back to eating 😐🤣 I really do appreciate him asking instead of assuming! #littlewins#t1d#dexcomg6
Part 3: The climb.
This giant grin on my face is due to the fact that this was my first climb/rock scramble since my initial knee injury in October 2015. This is also my first hike, EVER, since I damaged my spine in March of this year. THIS right here, this is a major achievement for me!! I’m so proud of myself, despite the obvious effort you can see on my face later, because I actually did it and there was no pain!
I am nowhere near where I used to be, but thank God I’m not where I just was either! I am scrambling up a rock hill face and climbing boulders. I am not stuck in a wheel chair. THIS is victory!
#onestepatatime👣 hiking #trails#backsurgeryrecovery#backsurgery#fall#littlewins#victorious#climbing#climbingagain
🌧 When it’s raining, you go shopping right? 🌧
This weekends purchases included the @renskincare cleanser and @meccamaxima bronzer. Super excited to try both of these! 👇🏻👇🏻Have you used these products? Let me know your experience! 👇🏻👇🏻 💧I find my skin works best with a gentle cleanser and heavier duty treatment products, rather than a strong cleanser alone. 💧I have a hunch that the current bronzer I am using is breaking me out! I seem to be getting regular breakouts in the exact line of my powder 👊🏻 So washing the brush and trying a new bronzer is my plan of attack 👊🏻
My laundry pile last weekend v my laundry pile this weekend.
I’ve been folding and putting away as I go more this week.
Obviously improvements are required as I still have a lot to do tonight - BUT it’s in baskets and it’s only two loads worth!
Here's to a win in our books! Collectively, we have lost 50 lbs ✨ we are feeling great, feeling motivated, and feeling excited to continue on this weight loss journey. #weightlossjourney#plantbased#littlewins
The best piece of advice I could give anyone and my new life motto is to get comfortable being uncomfortable✌🏼 Today I stepped waaay outside of my comfort zone and I didn’t allow myself to listen to my anxiety and because of that I have grown as a person that little bit more. Comfort zones are great but it’s even better when you step outside of them and do something you didn’t know you could!
p.s keep your eyes peeled, you might see a familiar face in the Sun this week 👀 #stepoutofyourcomfortzone#littlewins