We're deep into the month dedicated to gratitude! I'm sure you'll be seeing (if you haven't already) people posting things they are thankful for ALL over social media.
While I do appreciate all that I have to be thankful for, this year I'm spinning the idea a little. Let's take a moment to send gratitude to those things, events, unique gifts that really truly make you who you are!
We spend a lot of time being what I like to call "Outward" focused on the things and people we are grateful for. Family. Pets. Jobs. etc. I'm not saying you shouldn't send some gratitude to these people/things-Please do!!
I am, however, suggesting we send some love to ourselves.
No, I'm not saying "I love me because I'm better than everyone else."
Drop that ego, quick!
I'm suggesting you dig deeper.
I am grateful for the events and experiences that made me stronger.
I am grateful for the experiences that shined light on new ideas and helped me grow.
I am grateful for the ups and downs on my journey.
Those leaps of faith and the chances to fail. The moments on your journey that really define you.
Turning to that "Inward Focus".
Really learning, knowing, and understanding what it is that makes you... you!.
Those are things I am grateful for.
And of course all of my readers ;)
Jenn Rose <3
Possibly the "buzz-i-est" of the buzz words going around the web right now. However, it really is needed more than ever!
As we grow-up we learn to be nice to others and take care of our friends/pets/family/etc. While, yes I do believe these things are important; what about being nice and taking care of yourself?
First off, You can say "No" to take care of yourself first. Don't go to that party if you are feeling run down from the week. Don't accept that invite to the baby shower/wedding/etc. that you don't want to go to. Do what is best for you!
With Halloween/Samhain behind us, we've truly entered into the dark part of the year. The part of the year where we turn inward, review what worked for us, what isn't working and begin to plan where to go next.
Growing up, I tended to put part of my life into compartments.
School tasks, friends--"school Jenn" over here.
Work tasks, feelings--"work Jenn" over here.
Dance class Jenn over there. Home alone Jenn over here. Etc.
Seeing myself in different ways in different settings.
Of course any time when these settings/friends/etc. would merge, things would feel a little overwhelming.
I like to write from personal experience; my current location on this journey called LIFE.
That being said, today, a few hours after this post goes live I will be teaching a Yoga & Essential Oils workshop inspired by the new DoTerra Yoga Collection oil blend "Anchor".
Though I love dressing up as a pirate, I will admit I have never dropped an anchor aboard a ship. Nor do I know if the anchor has other uses besides stabilizing a boat/ship/etc.
So I visualize an anchor being similar to the roots of a tree. Rooting down and grounding a ship on rough seas to find balance.