Empowering You with a Simple Truth!
"Every little bit I do is better than not doing anything at all."
Until about a year ago, I’d never uttered these words before. I could’ve never imagined how powerful they could be. Then they became life changers … words of empowerment, growth, and positive, healthy, happy change!
Instead of feeling like it wouldn’t be worth it to only walk for 10 minutes, I started telling myself walking for 10 minutes was better than not walking at all.
Instead of feeling like it wouldn’t be enough to take a coupla minutes to stop and just be and breathe, I started giving myself a coupla minutes to stop and just be and breathe … and my body thanks me every time for the calm and peace I invite into my being.
Instead of telling ourselves it’s only worth it if we do “it” BIG or spend “real time” doing it … we should be telling ourselves the truth:
"Every little bit I do is better than not doing anything at all!"
With this simple and empowering truth, I have been able to grow so many new goodnesses into my daily life in lil bits:
- Paced breathing
- Eating more nutrient-dense nutritious foods
- Cutting out sugar (major inflamer and health challenger)
- Cutting out gluten (major inflamer and health challenger)
- Giving myself de-stressing time through creativity/doodle-arting
- Focusing on POSitude and affirmations
- Spending time being mindful
- Taking better care of my oral healthcare
- Taking better care of my body
- Getting more movement into my body (improving my strength and wellness)
- Giving myself more self-love, self-respect, and self-care … prioritizing me and my wellness
- Spending happy time with people I love and who love me
- Smiling, laughing, playing
- Sitting in the sun
- Listening to sights and sounds of our bog (the amazing nature around us)
- Growing my wellness knowledge to be able to take better care of myself and my loved ones
- This list goes on and on …
I didn’t make all of these changes overnight. But by allowing myself to grow in little bits … giving myself permission to accept progress over perfection … taking it one lil step at a time … I have made a world of positive, healthy, happy difference in my life!
In a single year, I have changed the way I eat, move, breathe, relax, think, love, share, … approach the world and my life.
I feel brighter, PINKer, filled with so much love and gratitude! I see the goodness in me and what I can do.
It took time. Lil bits. Wanting change and allowing change, then growing it with gentle ease.
Not forcing myself into any one thing. Not overwhelming myself with too much, too fast … not creating inevitable failure.
By waking up each day and listening to my body, heart, mind, and soul … hearing what I need … and giving myself what I need … I’ve grown miraculously!
Take today for instance. I don’t feel well. It’s one of my hormonally challenging days. My arms, legs, & knees are weak. My body is fatigued. I feel heavy. I feel challenged. Even sitting up in my chair at my desk is more effort than usual.
Today, I need a little extra self-love and self-care. Today, I need to slow down and take it easy. I need to nourish with nutrient-dense foods. I need to get gentle movement into my body to “keep the juices flowing and uncrumple it” from feeling like gravity is winning. I need to nourish myself. Nurture my wellness. I need to give my body what it needs. Surround myself with love and positivity.
So instead of beating myself up for moving slowly and not being able to tackle my list, I’m here visiting with you, sharing goodness from my heart, and creating a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for you.
Instead of expecting myself to dig into an hour of yoga (which I love to do), I’ll get on the mat to nurture my body … I’ll listen to what it’s telling me it can do today … and that’s what I’ll do. I’ll go gentle. I’ll heal and be well. And I’ll be happy with how much ever that is, and whatever it looks like. I’ll be happy knowing I cared for my body and for myself with helpful, healing movement.
I’ll hydrate. I’ll sit by the window and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bog, even though the sun is hiding behind a thick blanket of clouds a sprinkling rain today – the birds are still chirping, the bunnies are still munching, and the plant life gets greener with every drop of hydrating rain that falls.
I’ll connect with my honeybun and get some big hugs. I’ll share some time Zooming with my Soul Circle of Beautiful Bright Women.
Today is not a day I move mountains uphill. But that is ok. Today, like every day, I know that every lil bit I do for myself is better than not doing anything at all. I’ll do what I can, how I can, when I can … and that is a beautiful thing!
I will be enriched by even the smallest of my efforts! I will feel better!
Even now, thinking of you, I am smiling! I am feeling brighter! Even with just happy thoughts of you and a smile …
"Every lil bit I do is better than not doing anything at all!"
I invite you to give yourself permission to lil step it … knowing that every little bit you do is better than you not doing anything at all for yourself. I invite you to experience happy, healing, growth. And always remember, “Progress, not perfection.” Jill Stante, therapist and wellness creator extraordinaire.
Empower yourself with the simple, healing, loving, self-caring, happiness-creating, growing-you truth:
"Every little bit I do (for myself) is better than not doing anything at all!"
Imbue this truth with helpful, supportive wisdoms and guidance:
- "Progress, not perfection." Jill Stante
- Focus on what you can do right now to help yourself, mind, body, soul, light, love, energy, and being to cope and heal!
Well, sweet, beautiful blossom, I hope this juiciness is just what you and your heart needed to hear to day! I hope you feel my love and big hugs surrounding you with so much goodness, you feel yourself brightening being here with me. And I thank you so much for sharing this time with me. I give gratitude for this opportunity to help you find and grow - to be happy and well!