It's been a few weeks since I've last posted on here. I have taken the last few days to ask myself why I haven't felt inspired to write.
I felt very uninspired and unsure of myself in what to write in all honesty. Ever since the beginning of October, I have felt like I am entering into a period of hibernation mode. I'm being pulled to spend more time with myself and really get to know Paige for who she is at the core (aka me).
I've been taking some time to connect more to myself through different movement variations, journey prompts, and less time connected to my phone. I've spent more time with my family and friends. I've connected with new and old faces.
Here are a few realizations I've had recently:
I really enjoy my own company, especially taking the time for self-care
With the pandemic still lingering, I've spent more time in one room for long periods of time which is not great for my mental health. This means I have to take more proactive steps to get outside or in a new environment throughout the day
When I am less consumed in my phone or computer, I am more creative and in-tune with my own needs
Putting the phone away, (OFF THE TABLE) is a social cue to the person I'm with that they have my undivided attention & it goes a long way
Sleep is equally as important as eating well & working out
My brain feeds off of high performance habits
You don't have to go so hard in that workout, you will still achieve your goals through consistency
And lastly, take a good look at the your squad.
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life" - Amy Poehler.
By taking a moment to step back and evaluate who you surround yourself with, you will see your own reflection. We as humans, always look to the next best thing. The first step towards improving your quality of life is to ask yourself a series of questions: Does this person make me feel good about myself? How/Why do they add value to my life? How/Why do I add value to their life? Are they a reflection of my past, present, or future? Are their goals aligned with mine? What emotions are evoked when I converse/interact with this person? Are they challenging me and helping me grow & vise versa? The list goes on.
What I want you as the reader to take away from this post, is that it's important to take time for yourself. Sometimes we tend to lose ourselves in the everyday craziness we call life. Take a step back and evaluate your purpose. Find the areas of improvement and make a game plan. I'll be with you every step of the way, learning & elevating everyday.