Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker: Just write for 5 minutes. No extreme editing. Todays word: Exhale
Why do we need to be reminded to do that?
I think I needed this word, I needed to be reminded to just exhale. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed these days. There just does not seem to be enough hours in the day and because of this I sometimes struggle with judging myself. I say things such as: am I taking to much on, doing to much, is this all working toward my goal, is it worth it? For the past few days I have had these thoughts. But I have learned self-talk is helpful and reminding myself that it is going to be okay. I take the time to pray for guidance. I tell myself the changes do not need to be immediate or perfect, but to rather just enjoy the ride.
I need to take the time to exhale.
Breathe deeply for 7 seconds
Exhale for 11 seconds
I need to tell myself that to calm down and refocus.
I want to enjoy this summer with my kids, have slow days and not miss anything. It really will be okay. I can do this and be a good mom. I just need to breathe and exhale.