During the holidays, it is very easy to get caught up with gift giving and gift receiving:) Don't give me wrong everyone loves to receive presents; I certainly do, but this holiday season my gifts will be small reminders that we should take care of our selves first. I am creating self-care boxes for my love ones and I would like you to take an opportunity to do the same for yourself. Use today's daily dose as a reflection glass to assess your need for self-care. You can even push yourself a step further by creating a self-care box for yourself too. I would love to see pictures of what you will fill your own box up with.
Question of the day
How can you love yourself more today?
Be good to yourself.
Do things that you inspire you daily.
A Self-Care Box Just for You...
- Get an empty box, decorate the outside of it and begin filling it with all the things that you love and need to take care of your mind, body and spirit. Be sure to include a list of things that inspire you, along with a letter written to yourself. Once the box is filled take a pic and send it to me, I will post it on my website. Have fun and be creative...
I would like to invite you to take some time to reflect on your transformation...
Please take a look at the following stages of a butterfly, which stage do you believe you are currently in? Are you satisfied with your current stage? Explain.
Take a sip!!!
Think about the past few days of your life, think about all the things you did and said. Imagine that the cup above is being filled with those things.
At the end of the week would you be willing to drink all that you put into that cup? Explain…
I am a true believer that we all have room for improvement, we just have to be willing to do the work.
Can you identify one area in your life that you need to work on? What is one thing that you are willing to put into practice to improve this area? (Action plan)
Questions of the day
Are you ready to turn your pain into passion? Explain.
What comes to your heart and your mind when you think about the source of pain in your life right now?
Please don’t judge my today based on my yesterday
You don’t know the battle that I fought
You can’t see the invisible scars
You don’t know what I know
It’s not an excuse
It’s an explanation
One minute I’m high
Then I’m low
Wanting the pain to flow
From the tip of my pen
Onto my paper
Spreading my blood unto my canvas
A painting of a beautiful girl
With beauty and strength
Her hidden truths
Her emerging shadows
Walking from within
Dancing with symbolism
That wakes up her soul
And watches as she dances with poetry
Create a piece detailing how you are going to turn your pain into passion.
Growing up I was taught the importance of keeping secrets. I was told that I needed to protect my family members who couldn't handle the truth of the things that happened to me. As an adult, I also found myself keeping secrets, but I finally realized that I was a walking contradiction. I can't be empowering my girls to speak their truth, if I don't stand up for myself and speak my own truth too. I am not the same woman I was last year, or even yesterday. Each day I am evolving into the woman God wants me to be, but in the midst of my transformation, there is something that I know. I deserve to be respected and protected each day. My life is in my hands and I get to set boundaries for what will be tolerated and what will not. 2018 is right around the corner and we owe it to ourselves to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. It may get really lonely when you start speaking your truth, but a little solitude is good for your soul.
You don't have to suffer in silence!!! Speak your truth...
What secrets have you been holding on to that you know you need to let go of?
When was the last time you checked in with yourself?
Why is it so easy for us to hold on to the things and people who are hurting us?
Quote of the day:
Question of the day:
Is your daily effort in life building your dream, or someone else's? Explain.
Inspiration for Pursuing your Dreams
1. "You have to dream before your dreams can come true." -- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
2. "I have lots of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly." -Oprah Winfrey.
3. "When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure."-- Mary Kay Ash.
4. "Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life." -- Ray Bradbury.
A promise to my dream.
Take a moment to reflect on your dream and write a letter of promise about your commitment to fulfilling it.
When it comes to love, we usually think about the people that we love. However, after waking up from my needed nap today, I realized that I am wasting a lot of my time with some things that I love that I shouldn't be loving right now. There are many days when I spend hours on social media scrolling through pages only to realize that I am wasting time daydreaming instead of taking care of my own business. And you know like I do that time waits for no one. I have so much to do so that I will be ready for my harvest season and I can't afford to waste another minute. It's time for me to refocus and to fall out of love with some things in my life. I am inviting you to detox with Dee too. If you are ready to live a life that's worth living, proceed to the question of the day.
Question of the day
What are you loving that you need to fall out of love with? Create a list and explain why you need to fall out of love with that thing.
Create your love replacement list in your Writer's Notebook
LOVE REPLACEMENTS (sample)
The things that I need to let go .... My Replacement list....
The time that I spend scrolling on social media Use that time to work on my website
Party Cake Mini Bites Smoothie or a piece of fruit
Taking the elevator Taking the stairs
Create a piece about the thing that you need to let go! (Make it funny)
It’s time to stop Scrolling© Deepassionate1
Hours upon hours
The time keeps on going
My phone, attached to my hands
My eyes following the glow that keeps me scrolling
I cannot seem to stop this waste of my time
Daydreaming about their lives while I’m still stuck in my mind
I really don't know what else I can do
To make me put down my phone and make my own dreams come through
I’ve planted many seeds
But now I feel stuck
Every minute that I get, I’m scrolling as soon as I get my phone unlocked
I know what you’re thinking
I can’t continue this way
How will I end up on Oprah’s couch?
if I can’t put my phone away
I need to get focused
I’m going to push my way through
I’m going to turn my phone off
And do what I have to do!!!
Questions of the day
What areas of your life do you want to flourish more? What is it going to take for that area of your life to grow?