~ Be kinder to yourself, and then let your kindness flood the world ~
June was such a positive month for me. I didn’t plan to achieve so many things this month, it just so happened that a lot of great things came about all at once.
We are half way through the year (ahhh!) and I’m feeling so happy about where I am right now. There has been so many times where I could burst with happiness, and this is the first month so far where I can actually see how far I have truly come. It has felt easier to challenge myself and go against everything that I was once terrified of. Most of the things that were hard to even think about doing, are now part of my everyday life. I’ve gone from a constant worrier to a confident-ish woman who feels comfortable with who she is becoming.
At the start of the year, I set myself a task to complete all year round. I write down a list of things I have achieved each month. I usually take a Polaroid to go along with my biggest achievement that month and put them in a cute jar, ready for the next month. It ranges from things like; eating out at a restaurant to GETTING ON A PLANE, to getting my hair cut. All the things that once felt impossible, and are now so normal it’s hard to even see why I was so worried about them. The two consistent achievements that are on my list every single month are; maintaining going for walks and keeping up with self care. My two most important and non negotiable things that help me stay sane, and without them, I would not be who I am today. No matter how busy I am, I always complete my list every month and it gives me a chance to look back and actually think about what I have been doing. So many years were spent just thinking about what is next, and forgetting what has happened. That has now changed. I reflect, I remember, and then I move on; something so simple, but so effective for me to be where I need to be.
So, I hope you might start to reflect on your positives, even if you don’t write them down, it is so important that you recognise all the things you have achieved in the month (no matter how small they may be)
June, you have definitely been a month to bloom, and I have so much faith that July will bring the same happiness.