Mindful Monday 28th October

My mantra this week  –  "We need the lows to appreciate the highs". Life can't be all peachy all the time. If it was, we wouldn't care about anything. It's the contrasts that make life interesting to live.

I’m having a bit of a crappy day. Nothing big, just one of those days when all the small things go wrong. 

The tube was delayed this morning, people are not answering important emails in time, I can’t get the information I need before a certain time, my sushi at lunch was off and I make a complaint, I got a little cold brewing, I’m behind on the blog email and it’s really dark when I pick Ace up in the evening and it makes me feel like a crappy mom.

But I really enjoy writing my Mindful Monday post, so I’m hoping it will make me feel a bit better.

This is my goal, dream, focus, and mantra this week;

My mantra this week  –  “We need the lows to appreciate the highs”. Life can’t be all peachy all the time. If it was, we wouldn’t care about anything. It’s the contrasts that make life interesting to live.

My affirmation this week – “I can never be better than my authentic self”. We are at our best when we are 100% us. Not trying to be someone else or to change ourselves to please others. The trick is to figure out exactly who that authentic self is and it’s a process that can take a lifetime.

My goal this week – To make a super cute Halloween costume for Ace. I have a couple of more things to buy and I’m toying with the idea of matching him and Olive. You will see the results on my Instagram stories. 

My dream of the week  – I dream of being able to go to the gym properly again. I have bad diastasis recti and it affects my life every day. But all I keep on being told by doctors is that I need to have surgery …once I’m done having kids. And I’m not done yet. So until then, I have to live with it. I wonder if they would have said tha same if I was a man…?

My focus this week  – This week I’m focusing on planning my calendar up to Christmas. I much rather start now and space out all the things I have to do than do it all in a rush in the end.

My affirmation this week – "I can never be better than my authentic self". We are at our best when we are 100% us. Not trying to be someone else or to change ourselves to please others. The trick is to figure out exactly who that authentic self is and it's a process that can take a lifetime.

The event of the week – Halloween on Thursday of course! We won’t let Ace go trick or treating yet (He is not allowed sweets), but he will get to hand out sweets to other kids. I want to make it fun and a tiny bit spooky, but not scary for him. He is only 2 after all.

My lesson from last week – Other people aren’t perfect either and that’s ok. Some things are not personal, but more of a reflection of how their day is going. If I’m going to allow myself to have bad days, then I have to allow everyone around me to have them too.

My little luxury this week – It might not sound too luxurious, but I want to take an hour to go through my wardrobe and pull out all the clothes I wear most at the moment and hang them on a rail in the bedroom. It makes it really easy for me to dress in the morning.

My inspiration this week  – This week I’m inspired by Quigley. She runs a proper feel-good account on Instagram and if you aren’t already following her I think you should.

What is your goal, dream, focus, and mantra this week?

Photo – Rosalind Alcazar

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