Day 100 | 100 Days of Self Care

 

IMG_9929We’ve had a lot of rain this week. And I found this sprouting from a neighbor’s yard. From rain there is growth.

A simple dandelion may not seem like an impressive thing. But she holds the power and creativity that comes with metamorphosis and change. She contains the magic that comes only from releasing wishes into the air. She can be found among friends or standing alone and strong.

There is no shame or guilt. She just is. No one pushes her to be something else. Or places their expectations on her. Or tells her she’s not enough. She is enough.

More importantly, she doesn’t need to explain or apologize to those who choose not to understand. She is perfect in her imperfections and will grow – again and again – no matter how many times life knocks her down.

Today’s Self Care Stats:

Accomplished

  • 1 mile walk with the pup
  • Knee stretches and exercises
  • Ankle exercises
  • Mini watercolor study
  • Inspirational reading
  • Gratitude. So much gratitude. (Especially to you. Thank you for following me on this journey!)

How I felt

Something you might not know, I’ve been using a Fitbit this whole time and over the last 100 days I’ve managed to be more active, get more sleep, and take more steps. A woman asked me the other day if I found the Fitbit to be motivating. Actually, it doesn’t. The motivation came from within. The Fitbit is just a tool. I don’t even look at my data daily. I’ve been riding this wave and seeing how my body FEELS and then I’ll take a peek here or there. When I see that I’ve hit my goals (like nearly every single day), I’m doubly surprised and not surprised.

I’m surprised because I managed to hit my goal without keeping my eye on it to make sure I’m hitting it. But then again, I’m not surprised since I’ve been taking baby steps each day toward my goals. It’s been a natural process toward change.

Take away point

Happy 100 guys. This is only the beginning.

 


 

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