...but on a scale of 1 - authentic, where do you fall?
I’ve recently started waking up 30 mins early to journal. Just a chance to reflect and enjoy the quiet moments before getting lost in the chaos of every day.
Those who know me know I HATEEEE the mornings. I’m the person in the office in the morning saying, “please don’t speak above a whispered tone until I’ve finished this first cup of coffee” 😂 But I’ve (somehow) been able to find space in the quiet, early morning hours to untangle the thoughts in my brain.
I honestly didn’t even know what to start writing at first. “The sky is blue & trees are green?” But those obvious statements faded quickly. I started searching myself for things that caused me stress or frustration the day before. Analyzed why i feel that way and ask myself what i can do to change the situation. I also end every entry with 3 things I’m grateful for or happy about. And honestly...I’ve never felt more authentic or grounded in my life.
Do I have a ways to go? ABSOLUTELY YES. I feel I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface, but I’ve also realized the value in growth, even if it’s only a micro movement (is that a thing?) at a time...it is progress towards being a better version of myself. One that I’m more confident in and feel can help make a bigger difference ...funny how it all comes back to being authentically yourself ... which turns out to be a lot harder than I initially anticipated. ✌🏼💙😎