Thursday, June 11, 2015

Take a Minute.

Right now I'm taking a minute before the weekend arrives and life starts happening to sit down and acknowledge myself.

Yeah, you read that right.

I'm gonna take a second to think of a few reasons to say YAY ME! And WOW! I'm so proud of you, gia. (not that I normally talk to myself in the 3rd person ;)) And I want to invite you to do the same.

You ready?
Let's play.

Close your eyes if you want…

And take a moment to think about all the things you've been doing over the past few days, weeks or couple of months. It doesn't have to be anything unusual or super exciting…it can be the day to day stuff and whatever comes to mind. If you want grab a pen and paper and jot some ideas down, go for it. I'll wait.

Stumped? Here's a few to get your brain fired up...

I made that deadline for work.
I finished that project I've been working on.
I reached out to my friend to see how things were going.
I spent some time in the garden relaxing last weekend.
I took my pup on a fun hike last month.
I read books with my kids every night before they go to sleep. 

Now that you've thought of a few things it's time to acknowledge yourself. 

Maybe just doing this exercise is enough. Or perhaps you want to scream out loud and say, YES! THAT WAS SO AWESOME! I'M SO PROUD OF ME! Of maybe it calls for a celebration jig or trip to the store for your own little mini prize.

Whatever sounds good to you, do it.

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For some reason as we get older we tend to skip this step or we blow it off. Or we make excuses on why we "shouldn't" or don't need to say "YAY me!" anymore.

"I dont' want to sound like I'm bragging."
"I do this every day it really isn't' THAT big of a deal."
"Well my friend just did something way harder or cooler and it's not as awesome as that."

I'm here to call BS on every single one of these reasons and whatever ones you got.

Because acknowledging our wins, (big or small) IS important. It's that part of life we call self-care or self-love and in my opinion we don't get enough of it. 

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And as much as we might want this cute little furry guy to come a knock'in on our door to give us a high five for rocking out the healthy family meals, working our butts off studying for a class or making it to the gym 4 days this week he's probably not going to show up out of the blue. Which is all the more reason to do it for ourselves.

Because it feels good. 

Your body will thank you.
Your mind will celebrate with you.
And I bet no matter how silly you might feel doing cartwheels in your driveway your lips will have no choice but to curl up into a smile at least for just a second. 

I know it can be kinda awkward sometimes if we're not used to it but I promise it gets easier the more we do it and it can be so much fun!

I  know I'm proud of me right now.

And I let out an EEK I'm so happy I just did THAT squeal a few days ago. And last week I celebrated something I've been working really hard on by grabbing some chocolate chip mint ice cream with some friends to top it off.

So let me ask you...what are YOU proud of right now? 

Leave a comment below and let me know so I can celebrate with you! And if you were here I'd definitely give you a gold star, a high five and a super big hug.
WOO HOO! I'm making some noise for you!


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