This morning I woke up and before I jumped out of bed to start my day, I laid there for a few minutes. Today is the first day of another adventure. 1.5 weeks, 6 destinations, 8 pairs of shoes, and 1 suitcase.
By the time you read this, I will be mid-way through one of the many trips I’ve been able to take in the past year.
First, I headed to Florida to see my high school boyfriend (now friend), whom I dated for 5.5 years then lost touch with, then reconnected with last year.
Then I went to Miami to meet up with my guy and go to the super fun and fancy wedding of a dear friend/ambassador for Live Well 360.
And then my guy and I left on a Caribbean cruise to the islands where we first met.
THIS is what I have been asking for, for a long time. Travel, fun, adventure, excitement, abundance, love, passion, connection, ease, flow, blisss…..
It’s finally happening. As I laid there in bed, I told myself, “Sheila, let yourself really enjoy this. Don’t get distracted thinking about the future, the past, or anything other than what you are doing in the present moment. You deserve this. You created this. Own it."
I’m sharing this with you because I know how easy it is to play down the awesome manifestations in life because we get caught up trying to fix the things that are still not exactly perfect.
We let our “buttts” get too big.
“But I’m not at my goal weight so I can’t run around in a bikini owning the body that I have right now.”
“But I didn’t make six figures so I can’t relax and enjoy the moment because I still have so much work to do.”
“But my spouse and my family aren’t supporting me in my healthy eating endeavors, so I can’t stay committed to my dream body goals.”
BUT BUT BUTTT….
Let me tell you a little secret. Allowing our buttts to get too big is a self-sabotaging mechanism.
Buttting ourselves out of enjoying our successes keeps our expectations low, and therefore, if we don’t get too “high” then we won’t ever risk the pain of falling from that high.
Ahhhh, makes sense right? Such silly habits we pick up in order to protect ourselves from pain. Well, I don’t know about you, but this is a habit I no longer want to practice.
I could give you butttts all day long about why and how I can’t focus completely on this amazing adventure that I am on because I have this, this, and this to worry about/focus on instead.
I’m not going to do that.
So in honor of not letting our BUTTTS get too big, here are 3 tips to keep your focus on what will keep you moving toward your goals (and ultimately how you want to feel).