Sunday Pep Talk |Pick Up The Slack When You Can

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Happy Sunday! How are you doing? I hope your week has gone well. Mine has been so very busy. I forget what it feels like to have a day off, but I’m also thankful for being busy, because I am spending time with friends and family. One of my keywords for 2019 was balance, so I’ve taken this weekend off from writing. I put my laptop away and didn’t open it. Instead I focused on other things that needed attention, such as cleaning and nurturing my social network.

Some of my friends are going through rough patches in their lives during these winter months. I wish there was something I could do to help them, but Taurus reminded me that it’s not my job to solve everyone’s problems. All I can do is be supportive and let them know I’m there for them. However, there are little ways in which you can help your loved ones and friends!

If you are at a point in life where you are feeling ok, consider looking around you at those who may be struggling.

Help them out.

If they are loved ones or friends, check in with them. See if they’re ok. Let them know you’re thinking of them. Sometimes a quick text or voicemail can make someone’s whole day. And for someone who might be struggling with their own depressions or anxiety attacks, it might mean a lot more to them.

You can help others by picking up the slack, by assisting them more in the workplace or offering to make dinner on the nights where you feel up to performing these tasks. And when they are feeling ok, they may return the courtesy and help you too when you need it.

Just remember that you can’t solve their problems for them, but you can be there to support them and love them.

Stay safe out there, friends!

Kat

Sunday Pep Talk | Everyone Starts Somewhere

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To all the business start ups out there who may be feeling like their stuff can’t compete with the professionals, just remember that everyone started somewhere! I know it sounds so cliché, but if you believe in yourself and your dream, you can be just as good someday. Just make sure that you are taking steps to reach that Everest of yours, even if they are baby steps. Each day we learn something new about blogging, about entrepreneurship, about leadership, about working on our crafts. Think how far you’ve come already, and never forget why you started. You can do it! Keep going!

Sunday Pep Talk | Take A Break

How are you all doing this morning?

Feeling burned out? Step away from the projects you are working on. They will be there tomorrow. For now, take a day to give your mind a rest. It’s ok to not be productive for a day. In fact, it probably helps you to be more productive by taking breaks. Don’t feel guilty about that. Your self worth is not based on your productivity. Take a nice hot shower, get into some comfy lounge clothes, make some comfort food, and put on one of your favorite movies. Or read one of your favorite books.

Sundays should be about recooporating your strength, mental stamina, and creativity. Take a break and enjoy the day your favorite way. Then you can kick next week’s butt!

Take care, and don’t forget to take your medications!

Sunday Pep Talk | You Define Your Own Life

I think everyone goes through a certain phase of their lives in their mid to late twenties where they are just wandering around blindly like a gerbil that escaped from its cage and got lost somewhere in the walls of the house.

There is a crippling belief that you are supposed to have your shit figured out when you graduate college, but the truth is that most people don’t figure their shit out until much later, if at all. If it looks like someone has their shit together, chances are they probably don’t. And if you think you don’t have your shit together, I assure you there is someone out there that looks at you and thinks you do.

What does it even mean to have your shit together in the first place? I think this is a question that each of us has to answer for ourselves. The norm in our culture is to get a good paying job using our degrees, find a spouse, pop out a kid or two, start investing, and wait until we’re 62 and old enough to retire and finally “start living”, whatever that means. That’s the norm, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your life will follow that path. And that’s ok!

We are each on our own path in life, and just because your journey is all wibbly wobbly doesn’t mean it isn’t correct. It’s ok if you went to college but then decided not to pursue a career in the field you went to school for. It’s ok if you decide marriage just isn’t for you. It’s ok if you want to go off and do a really specific job that everyone is going to laugh at you for.

You only get one shot at living (at least that we can remember. Not getting into all that reincarnation stuff, because logically matter can neither be created nor destroyed, only transferred, so logically reincarnation makes a lot of sense, but can you remember any of your past lives? No. So for the sake of argument, you only live once). You only get one shot at this life. Are you going to live it for someone else? Or are you going to say “screw everyone” and follow your dreams?

It’s ok to be lost. It’s ok to not know what you want to be when you grow up, even if you are a qualified adult already. It’s ok to be a late bloomer, or a weird, unique blossom that doesn’t look like any of the other trees around you. Forget about the timeline that others have created. Follow your own timeline. Create your own life plan. Dare to be different and live the life you want to live. You are not running out of time. You define your own life.


Take care, and don’t forget to take your medications!

Sunday Pep Talk | You Are A Goddess

Hey, girl. Never forget you are a goddess. Out of all the possible souls to inhabit a body at this given point in time, you exist. YOU! There is no one in the whole wide world like you.

Did someone knock you off your cloud? Forget them. You don’t need that sort of negativity in your life. Why? Because You. Are. A. Goddess. Say it with me. “I am a goddess”. Don’t ever forget that. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve love. You deserve nice things.

If you are having a bad day, take some time to self-worship. Make self-care a ritual. Light a candle, put on your favorite music, reconnect with who you are. Do the things that make you feel good. Drink some water, take a nice hot shower, moisturize your skin, do some stretches or yoga, eat some comfort food. Remember that you are connected to everything and everyone. You are part of the universe. You exist. You have the power to create the reality that you want to live. You are a goddess. Never forget that.

Sunday Pep Talk | Growth

Hey there, friends! I hope you all had a lovely week.

If you feel like you aren’t seeing the amount of progress you were expecting, don’t let it get you down. Sometimes progress is slow, so slow that growth seems impossible. But remember that a watched pot never boils. Trust yourself! You have planted the seeds of progress, and soon you will begin to see the rewards for your efforts. Try not to focus on the results and instead try to appreciate the whole process. Growth is a journey. Personal growth can be painful and seem like it’s setting you back, but when the seeds you planted begin to bloom, you will understand why you had to go through that period of darkness. All growth begins in darkness.

And if you haven’t planted any seeds yet, it’s a beautiful day to start! What sort of growth do you want to see in your life? What do you want to manifest? Take a small step today to get you closer to that reality. It is up to you to plant the seed so that it can grow roots. And if you aren’t sure what kind of growth or progress you want to see in your life, don’t worry about it. Maybe today would be a great day to sit and think about where you want to be. Trust yourself. Everything will be okay in the end!

Take care!