April 9, 2018 - Are you giving yourself permission? Are you driving hard and so focused on all that you need to get done, that you are not allowing yourself a moment to appreciate all that you have done? Are you so focused on what hasn't gotten accomplished that you are not giving yourself enough credit for what has been accomplished? Are you feeling as if you simply will never get ahead, while never catching your breath to see how far ahead you actually are? Are you holding deep inside some feelings that you believe will be too distracting or painful, in order to stay focused on where you believe you must direct your attention? Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself and your situation, is to take pause, appreciate where you are, and feel however you feel. Letting go of all of your demands for a few moments, and allowing yourself to simply breathe, can be just the thing you need.
Take an MM&I Moment to give yourself permission to slow down a little bit. Reflect on all that you can appreciate about what you have gotten done, in spite of any challenges or obstacles. List some things you have accomplished that you are especially proud of and grateful to have realized. Take a few moments to release your frustration or any disappointment by allowing yourself to feel the full spectrum of emotions that are bottled up inside. Then feel how much better you feel for allowing yourself that moment of self expression with no judgment. We can choose to be our own safety net or landmine by the way we treat ourselves. Choose to treat yourself with tender loving care.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Guilt can stop us from taking healthy care of ourselves." - Melody Beattie
Yours in synergistic thinking,