pressing SNOOZE 💤
these past two months have been absolutely draining. i’ve been dedicating all of my time and energy into building my business while also holding myself accountable to my New Years resolution from last year.
i’m so very thankful and grateful that I stuck with my resolution for basically 365 days but man, it can be taxing.
BACK story: when I was growing up, the word “NO” was used constantly in my household. I’m sure my parents didn’t realize it at the time, but this definitely caused me to miss out on a lot of great friendships and memories. I was around but I was never fully invested in my relationships.
SO, I made it my mission this year to embrace the YES! when an opportunity presented itself, I have been saying yes without hesitation. I poured my energy into others and all events that came my way.
LITERALLY SO MANY BENEFITS and things learned from this mindset shift.
I’ve gained so many amazing friends and have made enough memories to last a lifetime 💕
like my heart is so full.
along this process i’ve also recognized how drained i’ve been feeling lately, and realized the way that I work best. I work best when I spend a 50/50 life.
50% gaining energy through alone time, 50% gaining energy through spending quality time with others.
these last two months of 2018 i’m dedicating to find that balance, gain my energy back, and get my #KPtime back from 10% to 50%
it’s important to find what resets you and makes you feel recharged, here’s what helps me:
- a sweaty intense workout to release any stressors
- a big voluminous salad to keep me feeling refreshed
- a hot shower + face mask to release tension
- reading to learn more about the things I love
- a walk outside (wishing I still lived in NC for these) to catch my breath after stressful days
- watching an animated movie so that I can completely zone out and this usually helps me reset from any mental/creativity blocks. HAHA IDK why but it just does.
who wants to see the new Grinch movie? i’m going to see it alone but just wondering 😂
🎄 🎅🏼 what recharges you?
I am a 3x time cancer survivor(Hodgkins, Breast and Thyroid). After having a double mastectomy, I opted not to have reconstruction, and instead I had a tattoo put where my breasts used to be. My tattoo symbolizes a transformation, my metamorphosis. Like a butterfly I changed on the outside but remained the same on the inside. It is my badge of honour and strength, a piece of beautiful art that I wear with pride because it represents how I kicked cancer's ass and how breasts don't define who I am as a person or a woman. Much love to all the cancer warriors(here or no longer here) and their supporters, keep fighting the fight!! انا مش بس حاربت سرطان الثدي، لا كمان سرطان الغدد الليمفاوية،و الدرقية. بعد ما عملت استئصال الثديين، قررت اني مش هعيد بناء الثدي. عملت وشم مكان الاستئصال، الوشم ده يمثل التغير اللي حصللي، زي الفراشة بتتغير من بره لكن بتفضل زي ما هيا من جوه. الوشم ده هو مثال الشرف، القوة، قطعة من الفن الجميل، انا فخورة جدا بيه لانه يمثل ازاي اني هزمت السرطان شر هزيمه و قد ايه الثدي مش بيمثلني كامرأة. كل تحياتي لمحاربي السرطان الموجودين و اللي فارقونا و كل من يدعمهم. استمروا في محاربة السرطان!!