March 16th, 2019 What I Do
Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
What's helped the most recently has been being open and willing to discuss the puzzling topic of depression. I've quickly discovered it's common. I kind of instinctively knew that, but one of the natural traits for me is to isolate with it and get self-involved like I'm the only one. Clearly, I'm not. Talking about it and getting proactive in the direction of real help with it, has been a response making a difference for me right now.
One thing that continues to be paramount to my daily practice is remembering how human I am. I'm not immune to anything. There can be a self-imposed measure of expectation set super-high because of what I do and what this more than ten-year experience has become to me and others. I do my best each day to release that nonsense by reminding myself of the truth: It doesn't matter what I do, what I write, how I mentor and share with others--none of it sets me apart in any way, shape, or form from anyone else. I'm just as human and vulnerable as the next person.
My continued wellness doesn't depend on what I say or write, it always depends on what I do in this daily practice.
Take away the blog, the social media, the support groups I facilitate, the one on one clients---and I'm still in need of this daily practice that helps keep me. It is the most important thing I do each day. Holding myself to some kind of higher standard where I try to turn a blind eye to my own vulnerabilities is a recipe for an epic meltdown. I'm not doing that. And that's a good thing because staying aligned with reality is key for effectively moving forward in positive ways.
Yesterday was my oldest granddaughter, Raegan's first birthday. Phoebe is next to turn one in two weeks! We're having a big birthday party this afternoon. I'll be picking up mom soon for this wonderful occasion. One of the greatest blessings for me has been witnessing my daughters become incredible parents. They're both incredibly loving, attentive, and nurturing--and it's just beautiful to see.
My morning foundation routine is complete, I'm about to prepare a good meal, and I'm set for a good Saturday.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
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