The truth is, I hit a wall.

The truth is, I hit a wall.  And I didn’t see it coming.  I felt so good about the way I was juggling everything that life had thrown at me.  And it was a lot!  I felt like I was riding out this adventure that kept me at a constant high…and I was keeping it all together.  Get the boys fed, diaper changed, trip to the park, post on social media, emails sent, food prepped, dishes washed, floor cleaned, laundry done, texts returned, calendar updated, ….it was all happening.  But what I didn’t see coming was the aftermath. 

The last two weeks were out of the ordinary for our family.  And it left a lot on my plate.  Of course this happens in life and we have to ride it out.  Life can be messy, unexpected, crazy, and a little stressful at times.  But where I went wrong on this adventure, was that I completely forgot about MYSELF.  Today, as I sit here on the upward slope of getting back to my norm, I’m understanding why I got to a point of feeling exhausted, irritable, wired, emotional, a little lost, and in physical pain.  Everything I was doing was for someone else.  My intention and ‘why’ in each thing I did, was for someone else.  If I don’t do this, how will he feel?  What will she think?  What will they say? 

And the truth of the matter is, I have done a lot of work in understanding my tendencies.  I’ve become aware of my limiting beliefs that ‘If I’m not productive, I’m not worthy’ and ‘I have to always please others before myself’ and ‘what my outside world looks like defines me.’  I could go on and on, but I’ll save those for another day.  Understanding what was engraved in my subconscious mind allowed me to shift these limiting beliefs into beliefs that have changed my life drastically.  ‘I am worthy of just being’ and ‘I nurture myself so I can nurture others’…and the list goes on.  So in order to get back to MYSELF…feeling motivated, loved, inspired, content, and full of energy again, I come back to these thoughts and the other tools I have in my toolbox that allow me to nourish myself.    

The reason I am sharing this with you is that even though you have many demands in life, you MUST take the time to come back to YOU in order to feel good and have a direction in life that feels right and fulfilling.  Allow yourself a journey that will help you to understand your limiting beliefs, shift your self-sabotaging thoughts into thoughts of love, believe in you and your desires no matter what anyone else thinks or says, figure out what those desires are, give yourself the self love, self care, and compassion it deserves and needs, stop seeking outside validation, be unapologetic about who you surround yourself with and who you don’t surround yourself with…so that you can live your AWESOME life.  A life that allows you to manifest anything you desire.  And in doing that, allows you to feel comfortable in your own skin and totally trusting in the unknown future ahead.

If you haven’t already done so, please check out Beautiful Life.  This is an online book club that was created to allow busy women to have life changing experiences in the comfort of their own home and daily routine.  Beautiful Life is featuring You are a Badass by Jen Sincero starting September 12th.  This book has changed my life drastically and the teachings are exactly what I came back to in order to pick MYSELF back up after these past two weeks.  I am so thrilled to share this book, that will forever be in my ‘nourishing my life toolbox,’ with a group of amazing women…and create an experience full of support, inspiration, motivation, nourishment, self love, self care, laughter, and so much more.  Here's your invitation-->Beautiful Life.  You will not regret it!

Lots of LOVE,

Ali

“You are loved.  Massively, ferociously, unconditionally.  The universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are.”    -Jen Sincero