I’m preparing to go on a trip to Germany tomorrow. My to-dos are crazy. Like always before a big trip.

Without awareness, I could lose the gamble on what to do first. Which door to open. Or choose the list; and ignore me. 

Discernment is a golden skill to own. A quality that helps you to make a wise choice.

How do you choose?  By practicing to pause and inquire.  I gifted myself 20 minutes this morning after hopping on my island first.

Listen in. It’s a bit more than a minute. Let me inspire you! ⬇️

 

This is what I did after squirming over today’s list. I made a visit to an island:

🏝 Tiny Island – Practice discernment

Pause.

Breathe deeply in and out. Repeat!

Notice your body. Relax!

Feel your body breathe. Be present!

Ask: What’s getting in the way of putting myself first?

Breathe a few times and listen.

Release your answer with the next exhale. Let it go!

Commit to putting yourself first on your list.

➡️ You have 20 minutes now? Go nourish yourself with a brisk walk.

➡️ Only 5? Use them wisely… do a dance with your body on the spot. Let your body move. Eyes closed feels good.

Know from deep within that everything that’s not putting yourself first is an excuse. It can be fear, laziness, lack of commitment, victim mode or the-no-time-beast. All the voices in your head are winning the game if you let them. It’s a choice you get to make. And YOU get to discern what comes first or next. Moment to moment!

This is not egocentric behavior which ignores others.

This is self-care at its best. It will create self-love; you will become your best friend able to support others. Able to share your brilliance and your gifts because you can.

Caretakers! Don’t serve from an empty cup. Choose to fill yours first –  every day!

Be gentle and fearless!

Manuela