In this busy life of ours, we must learn how to effectively set and practice boundaries without guilt.
Boundaries as in separating your true needs from the need and desire to please and serve others.
They are necessary to facilitate your growth, to protect your personal power and your highest values. Without them, you will compromise, self-sabotage, overgive, you will feel overwhelmed, resentful, pulled into too many directions, and like you never have enough time for what matters.
Boundaries are your gateway to living in alignment.
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De KOP IS ERAF ||
✨ Ik hoor de vogels om me heen.
✨ Ik voel de spanning minder worden. ✨ Ik vind het lastig om aandacht te hebben voor mijn ademhaling, heerlijk even helemaal niets te moeten.
✨ Ik voel meer rust en ontspanning.
✨ Ik heb nooit geweten dat essentiële oliën zo’n positief effect op mijn lichaam hebben.
Zomaar wat reacties van dames die vanmorgen mee wandelden.
Bij iedereen speelt de drukke decembermaand. Het kerstdiner, boodschappen en to-do lijstjes die steeds langer worden. En gaandeweg de wandeling vloeit de spanning weg. Deze spanning maakt dan plaats voor ruimte in het hoofd en meer rust en ontspanning in het lichaam. Wauw, dankbaar dat ik dit mag doorgeven aan anderen🙏. .
Trots dat ik deze stap heb gezet. Het klopt aan alle kanten en dat is volop genieten. Nu tijd voor niets doen, proost! Op naar morgen, op naar de tweede Mind-Walk Introductiewandeling. Zin in!
What does the weekend mean to you?
For many, remote work might open doors for the 4-day work week; or even a week of 4-hours. But ultimately what it means is setting the priorities and boundaries for yourself.
Flexibility in work allows us the flexibility in when we rest, as long as we still remember to rest. 📸@caleb_woods
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I’m working hard on balance at the moment. Work is all encompassing at this time of the year, with lots of travel and lots of intensity. If I’m not really dedicated it takes a toll on my sleep, my eating and my commitment to meditate and move daily. And then most importantly I need to focus on finding balance between work and my beautiful little family. They’re all on holidays and well into the swing of Christmas preparation and so this weekend I intend to slow down, focus on what’s happening in their worlds, have some fun with them and be really present. What’s your intention for this weekend? 🙏
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So many studies have shown that physical activity lifts your spirits by releasing feel-good chemicals in your brain. Even just going for a walk for 10 minutes can help. Exercise also improves your memory, can improve your immunity, helps your sleep and has many other benefits.
We all know it is hard to watch what we eat during this time of year but if we try and do something active, we will feel better both physically and mentally.
Look I’m not going to pretend like it’s been the worst work week ever.
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Actual footage of me walking out of work today like ~ “byyeeee ✌🏻 see ya on Monday”
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I get to do for a living. I truly do but I definitely still find myself living for the weekends sometimes & this week is just one of those weeks where I’m sooo ready for it & guess what?!? THAT’S OKAY.
People often preach that “when you love what you do you never have to work a day in your life.” Well, as much as I believe that general statement, I think we also tend to give it too much weight.
IN MY OPINION ➡️ work is work is W O R K. I mean, they wouldn’t call it the hustle if it wasn’t just that ~ a H U S T L E
So no matter how much you love your job or what you do
You are expending energy to get ish done & that can be draining & tiring & flat out exhausting no matter how passionate you are about it!! Its okay if there are times~& depending on your field that maybe more often then others~ when it sucks & you’re over it & you’re living for the weekend. Having those feelings doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong or that your in the wrong field or that you down right hate your job. It means your human. So cut yourself a little slack & gimme a 🙋🏼♀️ if you’re here for the weekend too.
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You know what it’s like to constantly put in long hours grinding at work and before you know it the relationships in your life aren’t as deep and meaningful anymore? You feel isolated. Maybe even lonely.
I get it. I transitioned from Corp life to stay at home dad to now an entrepreneur. We pour our time and energy into work bc it means something different than Corp work. Our business is something we created and that obsession consumes our thoughts, time and energy. Often what gets left behind is time for other pursuits and meaningful relationships.
I’ve realized I have to be proactive and intentional to put myself around other like-minded guys who “get me”. _
This is why I create experiences for men to step into in order to feel more fulfilled, balanced, connected and recharged. And we’ll do that while crossing off an adventure from our bucket list.
There is nothing like personal experience to keep you motivated when you are building a business you believe in and that you hope will have a positive social impact. With Cassius being poorly over the last couple of days, having to be out the house to work from 9am-6pm is difficult. It can leave you feeling guilty either because a) you have to leave a poorly little one or b) because you have to miss a day at work. I want to believe there is a different way of doing things, a more blended way, a middle ground where neither family or work suffer. The products we are launching in the new year for @allbymamanetwork really address this and I hope to be able to measure the real impact they will have by the end of 2020. So, although exhausted for being with Cassius over the last two days, day and night, I’m full of ideas and motivation. I need to achieve what I set out to achieve five years ago! Of course, family first always. #vision#allbymama#motherhood#flexibleworking#worklifebalance#familyfirst#mumlife#workingmumlife#workingmum#wahm
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Catching the final rays of the day. ☀️ Maine’s winter can be tough; in the shop before the sun’s up and out after the sun is down. It’s vital to my sanity (and Borden’s) to get out and enjoy it a little when it’s around! #almostsolstice
The Cambridge Team had so much fun today “Competing For Kindness.” Each team had a budget and 45 minutes to shop for as many toiletries and other needed items they could get. Then these items were all packed up in ready to go kits that will be donated and help those in need through the charity Hope’s Front Door! Congrats to the winning team of Kady, Scott and Meredith! #dogood#volunteer#giveback#worklifebalance#cambridgesearch#teamwork
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YOU CAN’T POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP. Today, Team Mindr is in Connecticut delivering a work-life workshop to 80 @savethechildren communications professionals. These incredible people work tirelessly to tell the stories of children in need of quality education, protection from conflict, adequate nutrition and the right to a safe and happy childhood. It’s an honor to support them to succeed at work and at home.
Recently I left my corporate career to launch a job portal focused on part time, job share and contract jobs for experienced professionals. I left because I was looking for more, a better way of working.
I shared my story here and was met with support but also a lot of "me too's". We HAVE to change our mentality about how we work. Flexibility matters - for our health, for our families and because time and again it has been proven to drive MORE productivity. It is a win for us and for our employers.
I share more about my story in the video below but you can also visit us at www.avantialliance.com to learn more about our mission and follow our journey.
In this week’s The Style That Binds Us podcast, I discuss what it’s like starting a business at 50. If you are wondering if this is something you might want to do, listen to this episode for inspiration and information on taking the leap -it might be one of the best decisions of your life!🧡💪🏼💄 Head to wherever you get your podcasts to learn more-if podcast listening is something new for you, and you need some instructions on how to find ours, send me a message!
Exactly a year ago, I decided to follow a goal of mine and become a Realtor. I did my due diligence and asked some amazing realtors the process of the business. One special individual gave me the rawness of the business from A-Z. One thing that they pointed out is that your husband will be your #1 support system. That we will have to lean on each other more than we ever did.
Why? Starting this busines meant that I'll have long days where I'll be present in flesh , but disconnected from my normal duties. Stressed because the business causes emotions all over the place. All the days I'm implementing and strategizing a plan on how to be successful in this business, hosting open houses, attending classes, going out to network, and late night events with my girls. You're home taking care of it all.
And when I ask you how do you feel that I'm not as available as much as I used to be. Your response, "I support you 100% don't worry about us here, because I have the home together. As long as you are working and focusing on what you need to, I'm always right behind you." Honey, I wanted to acknowledge that I appreciate all you do. I love how you support me and the family. You're definitely my best friend, rider, cheerleader, coach, mentee, etc....I Love You!!🥰😘 #MyLove#RealEstateByViliane#TheBazileGroup#MyEverything •
𝐌𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 😍💕📱is being able to work anywhere in the world and go overseas whenever you want 🌍🙊😍 I could have been in Bali now 🤔
I love having the flexibility to structure my day! Usually I wake up & start working from 6am, then I take a lunch break for some quality beach time or catching up with friends around the pool 💕🌴 Please don’t mistake all my pretty beach photos and think I don’t work 😂 I’m actually working non-stop 🙈 having your own biz is lots of work but the perk of structuring your day, not waisting time to commute to work and spending your lunch break wherever and with whoever you want makes it all worth it 🤩
Remember, what’s seen on the surface is the dream outcome, what you don’t see is the hustle and empire building behind the scenes ✨ Most people with this lifestyle are self-made and self-employed like me 😉
📷 my beloved @keykodesign 💕
💄 @tamika_hair_makeup 🏅 •
BUT, WHAT IF?!
🌈 Not today, Satan 🧸
Ease your worried mind 😌
It is possible to acknowledge your worrying thoughts without leaning into them 🤭
You are doing the best you can 💛
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Step 1 of designing a life you love is getting comfortable with the concept of living within your values. 🌟
It may be “social death” or “so lame” to leave a party early... and it also may be perfectly acceptable. Who decides? You. 😌
The kindness and encouragement you feed yourself is something you will take with you wherever you go. 🌟
Choose yourself first. You are your best advocate and your harshest critic. You have so much power... you are only one, but you are one. 😌
Your worth is determined by you, and you are the only one who feels the way you do at any given moment. 🌟
As human beings we have a responsibility to ourselves to protect and respect our energy, to nourish our bodies and our minds and to treat others with respect and caring. To root for ourselves. To be on our own side. 😌
Most of us are a better friend to others than we are to ourselves. It’s time to treat yourself the way you would a friend. 🌟
If leaving the party early is what you need to do... you leave that dang party! 😌
Of course some exits are trickier than others... but for the most part you do not need to lie your way to the door. Generally speaking, it’s okay to be honest and to frame your truth in a way that is not insulting to the host. 🌟
Welcome to the good side, your side. 😌
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MORE LOVE IN 2020! 💛
Self acceptance does not mean suddenly falling in love with everything you don’t like about yourself, or accepting things as they are and forcing yourself to be okay with that... 😉
No, no, no 🤭
Self acceptance is loving yourself through your accomplishments AND your setbacks. 😏
It’s knowing your worth even when you have an off day. 🤗
It’s caring for yourself and speaking to yourself kindly and compassionately. 😌
Self acceptance is the foundation of self improvement. 😊
✨Self acceptance season! Is it time for you to re-claim your inherent value?✨
COMMENT BELOW IF YOU’VE LOVED YOURSELF THROUGH A SETBACK
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The life you want is within reach 😌
Reaching for it isn’t just about hoping, wishing or “intention setting” (although I do love intention setting 😏)
It’s about taking steps toward your goals... it’s about taking a good, hard look at your patterns and habits and getting really honest with yourself about what is working and what could be working more efficiently 💛
It’s about getting clear on what you want and offering kindness and no thank yous to any thoughts that try to tell you you’re not capable, you’re not worthy, you’re not... something that you are 🤗
It’s about the willingness to take a good hard look at what’s keeping you stuck, and targeting areas where you can make improvements ⭐️
💊🎄✨Excuse the normal instagram scroll for an interruption and reality check✨👩🏼⚕️💊
I like to incorporate pieces of my real life every now and then. Instagram can be a place of a false reality often, only showing the beautiful aspects of people's lives. Not that this post is bad, but its honest and real. .
Let me recap the last 48 hours of my life real quick.
I have been working this week trying to get things ready for our Holiday reading week (where every one in the residency has either Christmas week or New Years week off). We had our last two interview dinners and interview days this week as well. I am also starting hospital service for the last week before Christmas (we are flying home in a week!). So, yes, life at work is busy. Well, yesterday we were returning our 15 passenger van to the car rental place, when my car locked up and completely died on me in a busy intersection (I drive a 2006 Kia). Needless to say, I am without a vehicle now while its being diagnosed at the mechanic. I'm pretty sure its done for. Today was our residency Christmas party which was a blast, and consumed my entire day. And now, this is me. This picture is me, wrapping June's Christmas presents, in my office while I moonlight from 6 pm to midnight--trying to be both mom and doctor. .
Despite the stressors of life, I'm happy. I'm listening to Christmas music--worshiping Jesus alone.
I am away from my family tonight, but I'm using it wisely.
This is how I "make it work." This is how I choose joy. .
Life isn't perfect, but it sure is good.
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I CALL BULLSH*T
Can I be honest? Saying “yes” when you mean “no” is a recipe for resentment. 🥴
Call yourself out on your empty promises and your unrealistic commitments! 😉
Sometimes we break promises due to unexpected circumstances, or because of a prior commitment that we totally lost sight of. In those situations we offer our truth, and our integrity remains intact. Phew!
When our promises don’t align with our intentions from the start, we communicate to ourselves that we are dishonest and unreliable. Over time others may begin to see this pattern as well...
Be kind and honest about your level of commitment and ability. Make commitments you intend to keep! 🌟
✨Let’s hold each other accountable!✨
COMMENT BELOW and share a promise you made but never really intended to follow through with 🤭