Hi! I am so glad you are here! I am Anna and I am a mum to 2 beautiful girls and understand how it feels to be stuck and not so brave. I asked myself one day how I became this way? This is not the mother I hoped I would be.
I loved my children deeply but I felt it wasn’t enough. I could talk about their achievements, their grades, goals and how they were doing, but couldn’t say anything about myself. I blended into the scenery and felt lost.
I sought out help and began to realize that it is OK to do things for me, self-care was a must. Little by little I began to shine and my authentic self began to appear. I embraced my brave self. This started a passion in me to reach out to other moms and share what I have learned so YOU can live your life center stage, not in the background.
How to become your Brave Self
Self-care is now the word being heard everywhere. Books, ads, magazines. But what is it?
Self-care can be defined as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s health.
So, what is it? It is a small daily action we do to take care of ourselves to avoid burnout as well. We want to avoid getting to the point that we are stressed and are no longer able to cope.
It can be a 5-minute breather outside, a walk or a hike. Nature does our soul good. A laugh with friends. Change up your hairstyle, buy yourself a new outfit. My favorite is to go to Lush and buy a new bubble bar and have a glorious bath.
One thing I highly suggest is to watch how you talk to yourself. Do you speak lovingly to yourself? A day of saying how fat you are, I am so stupid, I can’t wait to lose 10 lbs, I am an idiot, I am so clumsy. I want you to start here, start talking to yourself with kind words. What do you like about yourself, what are you good at.
”When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, cares enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen
One thing I find is gold to me is my journal. It’s my place that I write what’s happening in my life, my goals, what bothers me, who upsets me. It’s like a diary but for adults. I honestly feel and it been proven much can come from journal time. It’s taking that time for you.
It’s telling yourself that you matter enough to make time for yourself. It helps to clear your emotions, gives you increased focus and increased stability. I journal as soon as I get up in the morning, set my alarm before anyone else is up. It’s also my time. It starts your day off in a positive way. What I found is setting the alarm and being intentional there was not saying I don’t have time.
Here are some Journal Prompts if you need help
Buy yourself some fancy pens, and a beautiful journal and start to write.
3- Try Something New Each Day
I challenge you to try something new each day for a week and let me know how it goes. Seriously, try it. We can get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing every day. Tuesday Taco Night, Friday Pizza, Wednesday Date Night, same route for work. I challenge you to try something new each day, a new food, drive a different route to work. Sign up for a course, attempt to speak a new language. Totally up to you. 7 Days, 7 new things to try.
When we are in a rut, we need to do some new things to get out of it. Think of it as the new things are the rope thrown down to get us out of the hole. We need to reach for it. Starting tomorrow do something new, can be small like a new driving route, or how you do your hair. When you go shopping try a vegetable/fruit you have no idea what it is buying it and figure out how to prepare it. You have 7 days to try new things. Then I want you to send me an email and let me know what you did, and I will share with you what I have tried
Let’s do it 7 days 7 new things. Are you ready?
"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
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