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Just one, please

Monday November 9th, a day-off dedicated to self care.

I didn’t have any major plans Monday but I did want to spend a good amount of time on the blog, putting new ideas on paper, and some much needed self evaluation.  As I went through my journal I came to realize that it’s one thing to have the courage to express yourself and your desires, but it’s another thing to act on those plans to make change. You can make as many to-do list as you want, create schedules, and routines for yourself but that will do you no good without the will power to accomplish those goals.

I’ve been blocking my blessings by not following through with my plans to success. As my mother would say I need to stop “half assing” the things that I need to get done. The universe will only give you so many wake up calls. In a previous self reflection I mentioned the negative effects of being comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s easy to get stuck playing the victim to your own mishaps. The challenge is to work on those flaws with 110% of your being. Consistency is a challenge, but envision how proud you will be when you make it over the hump.

This realization came after I was pleasantly surprised with a link to a site I was featured on. A couple of weeks prior I submitted a short journal entry to http://www.womanhoood.com for their “letters to life” series. Having the opportunity to share my words of wisdom to a broader audience was just the confidence boost I needed. It’s my purpose to use my experiences to help others, and as a new blogger trying to make a name for myself the acknowledgement was very much appreciated.

My day continued with some much needed reading, I organized my agenda for the coming weeks and ended the evening in good company at dinner with a friend. I’d say it was a pretty productive Monday. How will you spend your next day-off?

Because everyday could be wonderful,

Leah

Posted in just one please

Just one, please

Today, I’m introducing the “Just One, Please” blog series. This will consist is weekly posts detailing my off-day doings and self-care routines.

We go through our week making to-do lists and lurking the Internet, jotting down places we want to see and things we want to do. Our off-day off arrives, and sleeping in is usually the first priority, but then what? We waste a beautiful day being lazy or thumbing through our contacts searching for a companion in our day of endless possibilities. Why not do something new or go somewhere that has been on our mind? Why not go alone? You are your best company. Take the time to take a step back and look inward. Self evaluation is important and nessesary as we overcome financial, emotional, and other everyday obstacles in our journey. We should strive to learn something new about ourselves in order to become the best version of ourself.

I challenge you to make your next day off a productive fun day or night. When you try out that new restaurant, proudly say “just one, please” when the hostess asks for you to be seated. Enjoy the reclusion. We all deserve a date with ourselves every now and then.

With that being said, what do you have planned for yourself on your next day off?

Because everyday could be wonderful,

Leah