Welcome to week 23 of The Weekly Well! Here is where you will find weekly inspiration to live your best life. This week I want to talk about something important...so let's just cut to the chase; I want to call you out on a BS story you are likely telling yourself. Look, this is so common, and we ALL do it! What I would like to do is teach YOU how to stop YOUR BS story.
Ladies, I love this time of year! Fall traditionally is a time for me to kick it up a notch and I want to encourage you all to do the same. This is the perfect time of year to work on, and even crush some goals before the busy holiday season. To be frank, it is also a jump-start on New Year's goals...but let's not even go there yet!
So, fall and a BS story...how do they go together?! Well, ladies, let's choose to stop telling ourselves our BS story right now before the eggnog starts flowing!
It's Not Life or Death (Your BS Story is lying)
I hear the following all the time:
- I am so stressed
- There is too much to do
- Anxiety is killing me
Honestly, I hear some iteration of those statements ad nauseam. Truth be told, I say them myself sometimes! Here is what I want to tell you, or maybe even remind you:
Our preferences and choices are not life or death.
I promise they are not! What stresses us out and the BS story we tell ourselves is assuming that they are! Ladies, this message really is for us...we are notorious for over-thinking and over-analyzing every damn choice. If you are a mom, then I am confident you do this EVEN more!
As moms, we feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders when we make a choice for our young children. We can get stuck in a rut, and panic if the extracurricular activity we put Sally in is good enough. Will she learn enough? How will it look on college applications?
We really put too much weight on these choices, and it causes our stress to sky-rocket. The world WILL NOT fall apart from the choices we make. Guess what? We can always course-correct along the way. Most decisions are not permanent.
If you want to change your world, change the choices you make.
It really is that simple and one of the most important messages I want to get across today. If you're going to make a change, change the choices you make.
This Week's Challenge- Stop your BS Story
I would like to piggyback on the challenge I gave a few weeks ago on creating joy in your home by getting rid of things you are tolerating. If you did not check that one out, click here to give it a read/watch. What I want you to do is to take that lesson and try it on yourself.
Here's what I mean:
- Between now and next week, come up with 3 tolerations that you have about yourself.
- What are you doing, and/or tolerating?
- Do you have behaviors or thinking that goes against your best self?
Remember, "best self"...that is the ticket, and what I believe wholeheartedly in. One truth I know for sure is we only get one time around, and I want YOU to have the best ride possible!
So, stop tolerating anything less than terrific choices on your end.
Here are a couple of examples of things you may be doing or tolerating about yourself:
- ahhhh, such a long day
- I have a headache
- why is everything so hard
- Abusive relationship/friendship-
- being neglected
- not supported
- looked down upon
Are you tolerating behavior in yourself that you would call out in someone else?! What about enduring that crappy relationship to keep the peace?
Let me clue you in on a secret, peace is not where it's at. Growth, love, and connection, that's where it's at! That is what we should build our relationships upon.
Wrap It Up
Friends, this challenge is significant and will probably be tough for most of you. But, let's cut the BS story, surface-level shit and get real and honest.
I want you to come up with 3 tolerations of your own. What are you saying, doing, thinking that is not a true reflection of your best self? What BS story can you ditch and be the most bad-ass version of YOU?
Remember ladies, the world needs YOU to be the best version of yourself.
Without Further Ado, Here is the Twenty-Third Edition:
Videos do contain colorful language, so pop on some headphones if you have kiddos around!
Before I leave you until next week, I want to remind you that I got you! Please message me or reach out on SM and let me know how it is going. This is a supportive community, and when YOU share your BS story...someone else will grow because of it!
PS...Have you downloaded your copy of my freebie, Slay Phrases That Are Making You Crazy? If not, click here to get your copy today! Don't miss this chance to learn how to slay what is weighing you down! Ditch the Psycho-Terrorism.
Do Well. Be Well. Live Well
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