This might sound like a different way to self-care but batch cooking is one I love. It’s a way to give ourselves some TLC when low on energy and wanting a great tasting meal to serve or to make meal times easier.
When I cook something it’s just as easy to make one meal into 15 or 20 meals, especially with the Instant pot, or slow cooker.
When going to make a dinner think about doubling or tripping or more the recipe and have some freezer meals ready for a low energy day or use them when time is short.
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Life can feel easier with batch cooking. For years I’d go through different phases of batch cooking.
Life can feel easier with freezer meals ready to pull out and heat up.
Have you ever felt something bugging you and don’t know why, I have? When we are out of alignment with our values it can feel uncomfortable. Here’s a way to see if it’s a value misalignment.
Living in alignment with our values let’s us feel more peace.
Knowing and honoring our values is one of the keys to being closer to our true selves. Here’s one simple way to explore values with three easy steps:
When we know our values, we can explore them and how it feels being aligned with them.
Friends are precious, reach out to someone you haven’t in a while. You never know when someone might need a boost.
Make their weekend extra awesome, add some joy to yours!
Relationships (friends, fur babies, family or significant other) are treasured, let’s reach out today by:
Let them know their important.
When looking under the first response feeling, sometimes it can be a jumble of feelings that shows up to us as a first response feeling. Take some time to:
When there’s a jumble of feelings under a first response feeling take time to explore what treasures lie beneath.
We have many emotions and sometimes they don’t make sense or it’s a first response feeling. Some feelings like these are anger, frustration and guilt.
When these come up ask yourself what are the feelings below it. You might be surprised what you find. This could shine some light on what your feeling and let you release it.
Explore what’s underneath the first responder feelings, when they come up, there could be a surprise or two.
It felt great to connect with community at the best vision board class. Billie Shults puts on the best classes and events. Her dream board class was fun, relaxed, enjoyable and I loved my vision board!
Let’s connect with community through classes, events or even on a walk.
Community has been knocking. I’ve noticed getting out into community has been knocking. It came up in a conversation recently, I was reminded of it after attending a class. Some ideas for this are, take a:
Wow, today I had a moment of recognizing how life has changed. With my hubby away, I decided to go have breakfast at a place we enjoy going to. When I walked in the waitress was asking where my Hubby was and I let her know he’s on the way home from a trip. It’s great to be a regular.
When I was sitting waiting for breakfast to show up, I realized I was sitting alone in a restaurant. This is something I often had avoided because it felt uncomfortable but today, I felt at ease and comfortable with being there. I feel misty eyed thinking of this as I write this. I contribute this ease to tapping and working with a great tapping coach, Helen McConnell. Thank you, Helen, for all you’ve done for me.
Let's notice and celebrate beautiful changes in our lives!
Wow, today I recognized how life has changed in the last 6 years. My Hubby was out of town and he needed to stay longer than we originally thought. When he’s away I can get lonely and I miss him. This time I planned a head, reached out to people, setup outings and calls. It was an awesome week on my own.
When we plan ahead it can create a better outcome, bring us unexpected joy and accomplishment!
When we are going through difficult times or just need time with a friend or family member reach out.
My Hubby was away and I reached out to my brother to hang out, he made sure to set time a side to come have lunch with me. We had an awesome time!
It’s funny we all had reasons for not going the first time to see the author. Looking back on one of the reasons I didn’t go was I had resistance to breaking up into small groups, with strangers and doing some exercises together.
This didn’t feel comfortable for me at the time. The funny thing was I had a totally different view of what “groups” were going to really be like. Doing the group exercise was amazing and fun.
Let's be open to stepping outside our comfort zone a bit, it can be enlightening and fantastic!
When my Hubby looked up the author events, I felt his intuition was leading him and I was glad he followed though.
Let’s be open to our intuition and explore the possibilities.
Deep self-limiting beliefs play a big part in low confidence, self-belief and self-esteem.
We have laser focus on many failures and beliefs but what if we challenge them when we hear a negative thought come up.
Inspired by: How to Build Your Belief in Yourself by Amy Morin LCSW, posted Oct 18, 2016: www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201610/how-build-your-belief-in-yourself
Lets choose to challenge harmful thoughts, follow my savvy ideas and build my self-belief.
While on line I found a comment about confidence. Another word that was used for it was self-belief. It’s been on my mind for a while. I knew I wanted to take some time to explore this. Here’s a definition of it:
“Self-belief is that positive feeling you have inside that you are capable of anything. You feel empowered, confident and fueled with virility in the face of challenges and problems.” From a blog on Mindvalley.com called: 5 Positive Things That Can Happen If You Have Self-Belief on January 15, 2018
What if we can cultivate our self-belief and help ourselves move forward on our journey by looking for optimistic evidence to support it.
Let’s look for optimistic evidence and build our self-belief.
part 1 Self-Belief
It’s important to fit in tapping, some ways are when we are:
We live in a busy world full of obligations and distractions. Finding time for things we need and want to do is important.
One of the ways I grow is to read. I wanted to read a book but I was busy. I looked on line and they had a short version of it and downloaded it. It feels much more achievable. My hubby has a long work commute and he often listens to audio books during this time. I think these are great ways to fit something like this in.
It’s great to have options. Thinking outside the box to fit things in can open the door for more joy in our lives.
On the other side of boundaries, being mindful of others boundaries is important too.
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