The other day I skipped out on life and had coffee instead.
I didn’t fit in fitness.
I mindfully chose to have a saltier, crappier (technical term) snack I’d thought the morning would bring.
And, because I am who I am, I scrawled this on my cup.
A reminder to me:
My taking a break was a choice and I owned it.
More than that I knew–no matter how it appeared on the outside–I was doing what I could when I could in that moment.
I needed the rest so I could “do” the rest of my day to the level it demands.
Here #wycwyc (and life) is about prioritizing.
Prioritizing and acknowledging choices have a cost–some things might not get done–yet being OK with the undone stuffs.
And pausing to celebrate what I did do.
Resting that day was OK.
It was more than “OK” — it was enough.
As I sat I considered the the fact I had *zero* guilt over doing nothing.
#wycwyc wasn’t offering me an excuse to take the morning off it was providing me opportunity for acceptance.
#wycwyc gave me a platform and a community to aid me in recognizing what I did that day (rested. recharged.) was a choice.
I could meet my choice with love and unconditional positive regard or I could meet it with disappointment in myself.
I always choose acceptance. I choose self-love.
Doing what I can when I can includes self-care.
Doing what I can when I can isn’t offering a ready made excuse (I’m tired. I’m skipping everything. Whatevs! WICKWICK!)
Doing what I can when I can reminds me small steps add up to huge change (and NSVs!) even when the step is choosing to hit pause & remain in place for a few beats.
We all know people looking for an excuse will always find one.
I’m pre-WICKWICK proof of that:
Yep. My tee is COVERED!
Now my life (work to working out) is created by daily tiny shuffles forward and an awareness *that’s* what provides me momentum to effect big change.
I get overly filled with zeal, but this mindset has changed my life & I’m grateful to have a name for what Ive lived for decades.
Do you choose a place of self-love?
- Are you able to do what you can each day and know, by virtue of that, it’s enough?
If you’d prefer to peek
into my kitchen behind the scenes it’s available on youtube now, too.