Happy Monday BEautiful BEings!
What did you wake up thinking about this morning?
Did you have thoughts of gratitude? Thoughts of resistance? Thoughts of excitement? Were you feeling triumphant and looking forward to the possibilities of today? Did you think about Monday being another day of opportunity or one of regret because the weekend is over?
Whatever your thoughts were, at this moment I want you to repeat the following: I am powerful and have the power to choose who I am, what I do, and how I show up in the world today!
The world will lead you to believe that life just "happens" to you. Whatever you get, is what you must consider to be your destiny. Yet there are many people who show us everyday, the power of intention, goals, faith and positive thinking in shaping what life can be. This is the world filled with individuals who've given up their power or have completely been blind to the fact that they have power.
Your power of CHOICE is what really shapes your life to the degree that it lines up with not only your purpose but also your desires. You choose your thoughts. You choose your career. You choose your job. You choose to set goals and go after them. You choose to see your goals through, no matter how much difficulty you face. You choose to give up on your goals if the difficulty has seemed too much for you. You choose to hold on to or release negative emotions. You choose to see the best in people and life. You choose to embrace a healthy lifestyle. You choose the type of people you surround yourself with. You choose the type of people you get in a relationship with. You choose to purchase or refrain from purchasing objects.
You CHOOSE. You have the power of choice. In your power, connect to understanding what it means to say, YES, and what it means to say, NO. Both words of choice are powerful and they impact your life the same. They can add to your self love journey or they can present barriers.
Sometimes saying NO is important in self care. For example, when you're tired and need to rest, No can be a savior. I know because I'm becoming more come comfortable with the word myself. When you're feeling superhuman it's natural to want to multitask; , make others happy, accomplish tasks, and be social. But what is your limit? Do you go go go until you get sick? Until you get injured? Until you can't concentrate and become delirious?
Choose to set aside self time at multiple points throughout the day. I don't have time is not an excuse. No one has time. Time is a possessor of itself. You make time. You can choose to say no, I won't go to bed late or I won't wake up late. I will choose to affirm myself and eat well. Say no to that extra task, say no to that meeting, say no to going out or whatever else you can choose to say NO to, to assure you are loving on yourself.
Sometimes saying YES is important in self care. You love saving money, but do you ever buy anything for yourself? You've worked so hard, but when's the last time you took a vacation? Are there activities or events happening in your city that you could explore to learn or be exposed to something new and expand your mind? Could you read a new book to learn something new? When someone offers to take you out or help you, could you say YES to ease work off yourself? Could you allow someone who cares or love you, to shower you with love and support?
Today and this week, keep your mind on the affirmation: I am powerful and have the power to choose who I am, what I do, and how I show up in the world today!
By: Tiffany W.