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Moving sucks!

Why sugar coat it?

Yes, the end result is great, yet the actual process of going through the move can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. The good news is that recognizing this led me to go into the process armed with my tools to keep my calm while my world was in upheaval.

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Moving week begins! πŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜°πŸ˜

Seems serendipitous that it’s happening around the new moon, which symbolizes new beginnings.

Since I want to begin on a positive note, I’m replacing worries with positive visualizations and mantras. Also, I have given myself a goal to take frequent breathing breaks this week.

Moving is so much more than transferring your belongings from one location to another.

There’s a mental and physical process of clearing out the old and beginning again with the new.

My move is a little bit of an upgrade for me, which has meant once again facing inner demons that I thought I had finally shut down. That a-hole voice that questions if I’ll be able to afford my new home ongoing – what if? – even though my old home was getting comparable in price. It’s that trick it does to make you worry all the time rather than enjoy what you have, as if you don’t deserve to experience growth and improvement.

It’s also a time of saying good bye – to people, memories, and even objects. This gorgeous chair isn’t coming with me. I’ve had it since I was a teenager, and it belonged to my great grandmother. Over the years, I’ve had its leg repaired, but the last time it didn’t take, and now the entire chair is starting to break down from being in poor alignment (much like people). I will miss this sweet, comfy girl.

Day 4 of the move brings a detour to attend classes for the better chunk of the day. Thankfully we only have about a load left after clearing out the things we will be gifting forward.

On Day 2 of the move I woke up at about 3:30am packed and lifted items all day. Yes, I had help, which I am so grateful for. The day ended a little after midnight. Then I got up again the next day (at a better time though πŸ˜œ) to start again. So, we took a few minutes to pose with pumpkins on our stop to get something to eat. I was reminded of something this week….. I’m pretty amazing!

…and so are you!

We did it!!!

Celebrating the final load. Even with the help of movers, we did 9 loads in our amazing van in record setting heat. It was exhausting, yet these kids were fantastic.

I discovered that 75% of my belongings are in the kitchen πŸ˜‹ Also, I was reminded that if we let ourselves, we can make things more stressful, which means we can also make them less.

Worrying is practicing what you don’t want to happen. Every time I caught myself doing it, I would quickly replace it with a visualization of a seamless move where everything fit into the house with ease.

What are you worrying about today?

Through all of the loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, we took some time to explore our new neighborhood.

When you feel most like you can’t take a break is when you should take a break ☺

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Are you shoulding all over yourself?

Are you still shoulding all over yourself?

We’re all guilty from time to time, but if we become aware that we’re doing it, then we can stop it.

When you are constantly saying or feeling like “I should be doing …” you create stress and overwhelm in your body, which over time will lead to anxiety or depression.

A great way to stop shoulding all over yourself is to have a plan. Create time strategies by prioritizing your values, so you feel like you should be doing exactly what you’re doing.

I can tell you that it’s a lifesaver, and something that someone gifted me when I was in tears from overwhelm. So, I decided to pay it forward. You can get the tools free at www.imperfectlyamazing.comalong with a free meditation to get you centered before you get started.

You’ve got this!

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Anxiety is not the inheritance we are hoping for

Anxiety is something we pass down.

Not the inheritance we were looking for, but there it is.Β 
4.4 million children are diagnosed with anxiety.

We were shown how to react to stressful situations from our parents, we model it, and pass it on. Every time we stress out about money, or traffic, or being late, etc., we are teaching how to react with stress.

If we don’t want to teach this, we have to unlearn it for ourselves, so we can model it for our children.

Let’s start a plan for unlearning!

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It’s not surprising there’s daily stress and anxiety!

8 out of 10 people experience daily stress.

Anxiety Disorder is the most prevalent mental health issue with 40 million Americans experiencing it.

It’s really not surprising why, but it may surprise you that all of this stress and anxiety is causing inflammation in your body, which is causing digestive problems, autoimmune issues, cancer, and many other health issues.

It’s critical to your health to address your stress and anxiety.

Know that you can reach out to me if you need to talk