Just because I’ve found my path to being a more #positive person, doesn’t mean I’m a bottle of sunshine 365 days a year. I have good days, I have medium days, I have bad days, and I have really bad days. That’s all part of living with #chronicillness and #autoimmunedisease. And part of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My #journey hasn’t been easy and some days I get overwhelmed. I want to live a positive life, but what happens when I feel sad or frustrated or angry? Where do I go with emotions that try to take over? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lately I’ve been trying to recognize when I’m feeling an emotion that isn’t in line with positivity. I start by pausing to think about this feeling. Why am I feeling angry right in this moment? Why do I feel the need to burst into tears right now? I’ve decided that if I can’t find the root cause of the emotion, I have to try to move past it. It’s probably just my #hashimoto’s messing with me. But the thing is, you cannot live your life by constantly pushing down negative emotions. Eventually you will burst. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So what do I do when I can find the cause? I let myself feel that feeling. If I’m upset because I’m missing my stepdad who passed away from cancer a few years ago, I let myself feel that. I cry, I get angry that he’s gone. After taking time to let myself feel those feelings, I am able to move on, and focus again on the #happy #memories. If I spill my coffee down my shirt (it happens way more than I’d like to admit) I let myself feel the annoyance and frustration that comes in that moment, and then move on. But I don’t indulge emotions that are not productive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anger and sadness can be productive if you recognize and accept the cause of those emotions. But don’t indulge in emotions that only keep you in a loop of negativity. And be sure to keep writing down those daily positives! It will go a long way to helping you live a more happy life. 🌿 -K
Last nights post bath activities, brought to you by the cutest bathrobe ever. 🐥🛁 This guy was mighty proud of it too! @jchristine80 thank you so much! We love that it finally fits him so he can bundle up after bath time looking like a big boy! Robe by @pratesiofficial.
What is on your agenda for YOU this weekend? •• Self care can be awkward 🐢 sometimes. Do you know why... because you have to be alone. Alone with your thoughts you’ve been avoiding, alone with your stories you’ve been ignoring. And that scares you. •• But self care is one of the most beautiful ways to be present. Just in the moment with beautiful you. •• So try it this weekend! Share with us below 💕⤵️
Early bird gets the HAPPY :) Did you choose yet? I'm talking about how you will take on the day today, talk to the people around you, treat yourself and see the world. There is happiness around every corner, every wonder, and every hardship. If you choose to tap into joy and leave negativity, anxiety, worry and fear at the door, you are bound to make today unforgettable. And if you are looking for happy-filled boxes of bliss, tap dance your way to the link in my bio @heysoul__
Last night we sat down and made our 2018 House project list and then broken it down into project, season and task. (Can you tell my strengths are in project management?!) I was in my happy place the whole time! First on the list was getting our front porch ready for some sitting and rocking. ☀️We got a little head start on that because my valentine’s day present was this sweet porch swing. It’s made the front porch my favorite room in the house- and it’s not even done yet. #welcometothewilletts
Have you been struggling with feeling like you're not enough? #realtalk : I've had ALL the incapable feels this week. Somehow I let the lies creep in. They tried convince me that I'm not really the girl for this job. But I know that I am here for a reason, and my biggest dream is to encourage you to LIVE an abundant life. ✨ To live a life FILLED with wonderment. 👈🏻 . So please hear me, dear friend: YOU ARE ALWAYS ENOUGH. ✨ Don't let any more of the lies in... just throw 'em out the door. 👋🏻
9 years ago, the idea of Favor the Earth was sparked with friends over pizza and beer (isn't that how most ideas are created?!) 🍻 We're honored and grateful that so many of you across the country (and around the globe!) have continued to support the "small guys." 🙌🏼 Our products may not always have the biggest brand names, but they always have the biggest passion for sustainability and fabulousness. 🌏 Which products / ingredients do you try to avoid to protect yourself and the environment? #earthhour . . . —- #livesimply#chooselove#bewell 💚🌏 ♻️