Hey world, hey.
Do you ever feel like "Damn, the world is coming at me like.." and it takes everything you have to leave the house, go to work (if you're working) run errands, and just literally be a human being? Yeah, I get you. Some days it feels like everybody needs something from us, and it's super hard to set boundaries. I get you again. Here's the thing, there are always going to be ups and downs, and life is always running it's course despite you. Although we don't have control of what life does outside of us, we DO have control over how we choose to react (after tending to our own feelings). Starting to ask ourselves prompting questions rather than pointing the finger of blame is a very helpful tool - "what makes me feel happy and grounded?" "what do I need right now to feel slightly better", etc. It's about tending to your own garden, so that when you experience the world you feel calm, like a freakin mountain or tree or hibiscus plant. You get it, right?
Being a former Seattle Barista I am pretty obsessed with coffee. My favorite way to start my day is with a delicious cup of French Press with coconut creamer, and a good book. Morning routines make a difference, and sets the tone for the rest of the day. Using the French Press method of preparing my morning brew is a process that I really enjoy, and I don't mind that it takes time. I usually stand in the kitchen, in the dark with my head lamp, and slowly get my head in the game.
So here I am in a bit of a slump. It's midday and I am already fantasizing about tomorrow's morning routine. Because my day is so busy, I don't get a lot of time to step away from work other than the sweet 30mins of me time. During that me time, I usually eat a quick bite, and get myself outside, and across the street to one of my fave coffee shops. I find that breaking myself away from the daily grind and sipping on a cup of my coffee shops daily grind is one way that perks me up and helps me continue forward with confidence.
(or maybe just the beginning)