I am feeling this cool mix of excitement and grounding right now. I was reflecting on my week so far, and this past year since graduation college and it has left me bursting with gratitude. I came to this realization as I was inching toward graduation, I can CHOOSE how I want my life to be. I can choose how I want to live. I can choose where I want to be, who I want to be with, and what I want to do. The thought was really overwhelming. I would feel this mix of excitement for what was to come, and nervousness for missing out or messing up. I think our culture has instilled a great since of fear around success, and I know I feel a lot of that fear. I fear that I will get stuck in a job or area I don’t like, or don’t feel connected to. This fearful mindset makes me think less of myself, and causes me to feel that I am not “good enough” for a job that I want.
When I think about gratitude, instead of going down this rabbit-hole of feeling inferior and lack, I feel grounded. I can recognize my intuition, and feel guided down my path. On top of this, I can recognize all the wonderful things I have going in my life. This slowing down and giving thanks makes me feel like just about the luckiest person alive.
I know the same thing can help with body image. When I start comparing myself to those around me, and putting down how I look or act I feel awful and inferior. However, when I think about all that my body does for me, and how incredible it is to be healthy and connected to the world, I instead am really grateful for the skin I’m in.
Gratitude really is a game-changer, and one that brings a life of abundance, without needing to do anything different. Mantra for today: Gratitude turns what I have into enough.
What are you grateful for?? I’d love to hear! ❤