I am a trained warrior

I am a trained warrior of…

worry

Is anything ever going to work out?

self-doubt

Oh here I go again, loserville!!!

anxiety

There is not enough money! How can I make money? What are we going to do?

unworthiness

You are a big, fat piece of crap and as you know, you do not deserve to breathe the air everyone else does.

drama

Why is that person such an ass?? Can you believe what so-in-so said?? OMG – you are not going to believe THIS!!

and more of the like.

These are things I learned early on and my spirit seemed to let them stick.

I have been spinning these wheels a long time.

At this point in my life (and for a long time) it is completely by choice (although it seems eerily automatic) and I can CHOOSE MY THOUGHTS.

My thoughts do not have to rule me.

I can make the choice to think otherwise.

This is my most important journey and exactly why I have begun this self-care journey.

I believe that my answers and help understanding how I work and how I can move forward with my life in a way that suits me best.

Because I want to be a trained warrior of…

FUN

ADVENTURE

PEACE

SELF-WORTH

ALIGNMENT WITH MY HIGHEST GOOD

and more of the like.

i had the most amazing few moments here at warren falls in vermont last weekend. it was peaceful and had a bit of an adventure-y feel too it.
i had the most amazing few moments here at warren falls in vermont last weekend. it was peaceful and had a bit of an adventure-y feel too it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truth is I am in a transition stage so I feel much much MUCH more aligned with these things than the first batch.

PHEW, right??

But those kind of thoughts pull me down way more often than I would like.

What has been really nagging at me is the need to go within, quiet my mind and find the answers.

So I am heeding the call!

Without drama or the need to make it perfect or rush the process.

I am a bit skeered but ready.

So tell, me when you think about going within, do you come up against resistance or fear or overwhelm?

I am thinking that it is totally natural too and that there are many reasons for this but truth be told there is nothing for us to be afraid of. It will probably instigate some very needed healing (which is not always easy!).

I’d love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to comment!

And if you have enjoyed this blog post and/or this whole idea of a self-care journey, please like or comment and share with anyone you think would benefit from this conversation.

Thank you!

Love,

Adrienne

7 Ways to Take Two Minutes for Yourself

It can be hard to take time for yourself but we must.

Especially us ladies who work, take care of the home and/or take care of others.

So try to take as much time for yourself as you can.

Even if it’s just two minutes!

And that a few minutes goes a long way!!

It is sometimes hard for us to take any time at all for ourselves and then, if you are like me at all, and feel that if it can’t be an hour or more, well then what is the point.

I am working on changing this mindset of all-or-nothing because it is not getting me anywhere.

I KNOW two minutes makes a difference and I have been working on some of these for a while now in my own life.

Here are 7 ways you can begin to take two for you!

1. Take Two in the car – work edition

I am working part time and every time I go to work I try to get there a few minutes early so I can sit in my car and breathe, pray and set an intention for a good shift.

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This is great especially for those of us who are running from chaos at home to a busy job, etc. Take those two minutes!

2. Take two in the car – home edition

Are you heading straight home from work and walking into others needs and wants and a gagillion things to do? Many of us are.

On your way home, pick a beautiful spot to pull over.

Look at the beauty, really absorb it.

Breathe, pray, intend – whatever feels right.

Then head home.

It’ll probably still be crazy there but at least you can remember those few minutes of peace – and they may even translate over to the home, you never know!!

3. Grounding

Take off those shoes and get those feet on the ground!

This is known as ‘grounding’ or just being a human with your feet on the ground. 😀

But truthfully, it is a powerful tool in helping you feel calmer and more ‘grounded’ energetically as it is working to neutralize our electrons. This is especially important these days with all our cell phone and computer use.

So take two, no shoe.

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4. Happy Day Journal

I have a journal next to my bed and every night I write all the good things that happened during the day.

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It is nice to go to bed with good thoughts in your head!

So get something nice, make sure a pen is always there and write for a few minutes all the good stuff in your day and your life.

5. Write a note

Sending a hand written note is not only the nicest thing to do, it is the nicest thing to receive!!

Buy yourself some stationary that you love and every week, send someone a note.

Thank them for being your friend, being there for you or just say hi, you are awesome.

This will of course take more than two minutes, but once you have the stationary and the plan, the actual note writing won’t take that long at all.

You can even write an anonymous one and leave it somewhere random like the library or at a park. This idea comes from Hannah who started www.moreloveletters.com

6. Tell

THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE ARE NEVER GOING TO ASSUME YOU NEED TWO MINUTES.

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL THEM.

Tell them,

I’M TAKIN’ TWO, YO.

Then do it.

7. Ask

Don’t have any idea how you can ever have one single tiny moment to yourself?

When you lay your head down on your pillow tonight, ask your Divine to help you find a way. Ask them to put this two minute possibility in front of you so you are sure to see it.

We live in a time of ‘never enough.’

There is never enough time.

And the time you give is never enough.

We can never be enough.

At least this is a common thread through our society.

We’ve got to make the commitment to KNOWING it is always enough, two minutes is enough, what you do is enough, you are enough and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

xo

Adrienne