One of the challenges I have found in homesteading is that it is easy to get caught up in the chores and busyness of the day and neglecting the things that bring balance to our lives.
It seems every time I get a workout routine started, inevitably, a day pops up that I don’t make time, and then days go by before I get back on track. As a former fitness instructor, this is a big shift for me , not having people depending on me to keep me accountable.
Also, being so excited to learn all the things, most of my reading is about gardening or raising animals. When I am not doing that, we are watching YouTube University, as we like to call it, to learn more things.
I feel blessed to be living a life I am so passionate about, but without balance, that is when burn-out happens.
For me, this week, I am going to find balance by making time to move my body in a way that energizes me for the day.
Shane and I have been talking a lot lately about our decision to move across the country. Did we make the right choice? Did we do the right thing?
We miss friends, we miss family, we miss the home we worked on for 10 years and finally had the way we wanted.
As everything begins to bloom again, we are reminded of the beauty that inspired us to move here.
Shane’s hard work on the farmhouse renovation is making tremendous progress and we can both envision holidays, celebrations and many beautiful memories to come in a home that has truly been built with love.
I am clearing garden beds, starting seeds and getting some plant starts into the soil. Another garden season is beginning. I am also busy working on the skincare line. Perfecting formulas, creating new products, deepening my knowledge of the ingredients I use and want to incorporate. Also, making spreadsheets, learning about marketing and all the essential but not always fun parts of running a successful business.
Change pushes us out of our comfort zones, even positive change. A seed has to set roots and then push it’s way through the dirt and break through so the sun can shine down on the new little plant.
As we build and grow in this new season of our life, I do believe we are setting strong roots. For our marriage, for our family and for us as individuals.
Having a clear vision and a shared dream of building this homestead has provided a deeper connection to each other and the roots of our marriage are stronger than ever.
Change is a gift to help us grow. All we need to do is look to nature, to know it is true.
This week’s mindset is inspired by one of my bonus kids. She is a new mom, and those of us that have had babies know the transition of caring for another human, recovering physically and mentally from labor, and the lack of sleep creates a cocktail of self-doubt. What advice would you give her? When is a time you needed to change your self-talk? Is this an area you need help and support in? Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let’s talk about it
This morning when I woke up, I started thinking about my week. The ups and down of the area I felt I needed clarity in. Then this thought “progress not perfection” ran through my mind. And I took a moment to be grateful for the steps I made this week and the steps I will continue to make.
It is easy to discouraged when we don’t do things perfectly and a lot of time, we just give up. My 30 day yoga practice, is going to take more than 30 days, and that is okay. As long as I keep showing up on the mat and giving myself grace, I am continuing to grow, to gain mental and physical strength. It might be slower than someone that showed for the 30 days consecutively,and that is okay.
For today’s self care practice, I want you to take a moment to give yourself some grace. If the area in your life you wanted clarity still seems messy, make a plan on what steps will help you feel aligned, whether it is in your body, your home, or a relationship. If you did accomplish your goal this week, give yourself some praise and hold gratitude for all the circumstances that allowed you to accomplish it.
Happy Friday all. To celebrate taking action this week, I encourage you to share with someone you trust, something you are proud of and accomplished this week. Speaking our dreams out loud makes them more real. Let someone you care about celebrate the journey with you.
As we take action this week to move towards our goals and dreams, take a moment today to appreciate how far you have come already. For all the lessons learned and the beautiful life you have already created.
Moving from a place of humble gratitude allows us to truly appreciate the blessings we have already received and opens us up to continue manifesting the life of our dreams.
For this Wellness Wednesday I want to talk about the importance of postive thinking. As we work towards our goals this week, it is easy to begin to doubt ourselves. The first place we find success is within ourselves. Take some time today to meditate, journal, sit with a cup of coffee or tea and allow yourself to feel gratitude for all lessons you are learning. Every challenge and every victory is for us. To help us grow, learn and reach our higher selves.
When working on a dream or goal, the first place it comes true is in your mind. In your belief that you can accomplish it. That you will live the life of your dreams. Create so much abundance that it spills out and uplifts others to believe in their dreams.