Being Me: Week 26

June 23, 2019

 

"Invest in yourself, it pays the best interest." 

 Being Me: Week 26: Invest in you

June Theme: Believe in yourself and your halfway there


Already halfway through 2019, where have you been and where are you going?

I grew up knowing the importance of knowledge, my father drilled us of its power, and why wouldn't he, his knowledge and the more he learned created his life. It changed the direction of his military service, created his company and powered him through life. His friend George would always tell us, "Your father is the smartest man I know, bar none." Oh how I wish I could have had these last twenty-years with him to learn more.

In his brief life my father taught me the importance of investing in yourself. Knowledge is power, was one of his favorite phrases. He loved to read and shared that love with me, as well as the thirst to always learn. I love books, tales that teach you new things, adventures that allow you to escape briefly while filling you with thoughts of wonder.

His death taught me the importance of taking care of my body and investing in my health. With small steps like quitting smoking and becoming active I changed the course of my life, and now I can't imagine a day without exercise.There is always something we can do different or better for ourselves. A small act that could change us if we invested in ourselves.

A glass of water before you begin your day, reading or journaling for 10 minutes, Making that daily walk/run a priority and shifting the focus of your time, it's a great investment .


  Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

 

 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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