uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They can encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and releases us from a cycle of self-sabotage.
We are not passive outsiders to nature. The natural world is as much a part of us as we are a part of it. It’s no wonder that spending time amongst its regrowth, resiliency and beauty can encourage us to find lessons and remedies that improve our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
It can be easy to believe that something we're working through or struggling with won't get any better or that the weight we're carrying will only become heavier. For a time, it will feel like things may never blossom, improve, or be fulfilled -- but we haven't overcome everything that's crossed our path so far for this to be where opportunity, growth and love stops. There are more good things to come.
Sometimes we need a little boost to lift our mood so that we can keep growing, move forward or nourish our souls. Writing or journaling can be part of an effective self-care routine because it can give us time for reflection and goal setting.
Depending on what's happening in our lives, it can sometimes be difficult to reflect on what we're working through and remind ourselves of how far it is we've actually come. We all need moments where we get to pause and celebrate what has gone well and consider any progress made, especially if we're in the middle of some kind of struggle.
What we say can have great impact. Words lead to beliefs. Beliefs lead to action. Action leads to change. And change leads to liberation. How we speak to ourselves, the way we talk to others and the thoughts and utterances that we deliver into the world have power.
If you know there is an upcoming event or situation that’s likely to trigger a period of intense nervousness, then learning a variety of techniques/things you can do that calm, soothe and help you work through it could be really useful.
Anxiety, stress, depression or grief sometimes would have you believe that the weight of what you are holding is too much to carry, that you will break if you dare to begin to release what sits so heavy on your soul.