Solitude & Gratitude

So I’ve started making time for myself. There’s so much time for my kids, there’s time for my kinders and gosh it doesn’t feel as though my hubby gets enough time but we try to make husband and wife time as well. And confession: until recently time for myself only happened every once in awhile like when I’d go to get my hair done. Or….hmm? An occasional bath.

So, I’ve realized lately how very important this time for myself is. And this time has to be spent by myself. So I’ve started running and walking in the evenings after dinner is all done and the kids are dreaming in bed.

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I’ve enjoyed it so much!!! (So much thay it gets three exclamation points.) The path on Bryden Canyon is beautiful in the evenings. The sunset is gorgeous!

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I put in my head phones and listen to the life coaching of Anthony (Tony) Robbins and just clear my mind of the day for 20 minutes.

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If you haven’t heard of this guy, he’s incredible! He’s not a therapist and he’s not about positive thinking. In fact, he’s no bullshit and I think he’s got this thing called life figured out.

Part of his coaching is to write down 10 things you’re grateful for and immerse yourself in gratitude for at least 15 mins every single day.  By doing this we turn our expectations into appreciations. WOW!

Because of this new little ritual of mine I have found that my anxiety is kind of under control and my stress level is definitely down.

I highly recommend this ritual of solitude and gratitude to every one. Especially  woman. Especially mamas. Don’t ever feel guilty about 30 minutes a day to YOURSELF BY YOURSELF. You can’t pour from an empty cup. 🙂