Summer Solstice has passed, marking the start of our summer and bringing light to the first half of the year. It’s hard to believe it’s July already. School’s out, family vacations are underway and I am so excited. Summer is such a fun time with all the extra sun and nicer weather. It’s also a great time to check in with those goals we set for 2019. The younger version of me would be quiet disappointed in what I had not accomplished yet, and if that resonates with you my next sentence may help change that. It wasn’t until I changed my mindset on what I DID accomplish that that disappointment melted away. If you’ve been beating yourself up about what’s not done I encourage you to make a list of what you HAVE done and literally congratulate yourself. Especially for us moms, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. I feel this relates in our health and wellness journey as well.
Which brought the inspiration for this post as I have been reflecting on where I am and where I see others like me are at. It’s time to break the stigma that when we “fall off track” that we have to start all over again, or what was the point of starting. That type of mindset can trap you into never feeling enough, and that my friend, is completely wrong. You are more than enough and I hope you keep that in mind anytime a negative thought or person tries to tell you otherwise. Wellness is within all of us if we take the time to listen to it.
It’s time to look at those moments where we fall away from our goals as rest stops along our way there. Driving to Long Island, New York put this into perfect context for me. If you don’t stop and take rests, the journey can be hard and even uncomfortable at times (like some of the things we face) but when you take the time and honor the rest your body has been asking for, it can make it quite fun and enjoyable. I didn’t take any breaks on that first trip and I felt it in my body and my emotions, I was so sore and tight from anxiety I wasn’t sure if I could do it again. The next trip I was prepared, I took breaks and didn’t beat up on myself for doing so. That trip felt rested, fun, and enjoyable as I was seeing it with new eyes. Taking the breaks actually helped me enjoy the trip more.No matter where you are on your journey, in life, business, or wellness, you are right where you need to be. You can pick up where you left off without starting all over again. Dust off those 2019 goals and see how you can tweak them to make them attainable within the last 6 months of this year. That could mean taking some off your list or changing your game plan to getting it done. Always keep in mind, it’s never too late for a fresh start.