💋 Deep Breaths 💋
It's kind of my thing. If you know me in person, you've probably heard
me say this to myself, to you, or to someone else in our vicinity. Especially
recently, as I've been working on being less reactive towards the
people around me. My kids are familiar with my tactics to calm their
storms and this is by far the most effective.
Whether it's in person, in an email, or on a text, I've failed on a
multitude of occasions to correctly interpret what is being said. There
are times, after I've reacted, that I've reread an email or text and
groaned from my ah-fuck moment. It wasn't them, it was me!
of my goals this year, is to learn how to be less reactive and more
patient. I have my Rise and Conquer project in overdrive, as I careen up
and down these slopes, encouraging myself to take "DEEP BREATHS" and
they have made all the difference! Sometimes it's all I need to clear my
head and realize how close I was to making a complete and utter fool of
Not everything I interpret is correct. My perception is mine alone, and
when I don't take the time to properly understand what is being said, I
create a conflict that was unnecessary and unwarranted. Sometimes, it
really is best to ignore what is being said, take the deep breaths and
greet the issue with silent and internal introspection. Not everything
requires my response, especially if it only creates more havoc and toxic
energy in my immediate surroundings. I'm learning to love myself
enough to realize, I'm better than this and I won't allow myself to dim
my light just so I can be right.
I chose "Rise and Conquer" as my motto, because
every day I want to push myself to continue to rise, even when I'm
surrounded by failure. Rising doesn't exclude those moments, as long as I
take them as lessons learned and not for reasons to give up. I conquer
not only my goals and my day, but I conquer myself. Every single day I
choose to be better than I was the day before.
So, take the deep
breaths. Rise to new and more exciting levels. And conquer the person
you were yesterday, in order to create a better you.
Give my blog a follow. Join in my journey to Rise and Conquer and I will see you on the next level of life 😍