Another Hard Lesson For Me From the Universe
This is the second time the universe is trying to teach me this lesson. I’m not going to lie, I thought I had it down. I mean this is what I teach other people so I should have it down pretty well, right? I mean, I feel pretty damn good most of the time.
Question: Am I so used to the way anxiety feels in my body that I don’t even realize I’m anxious?
The first time I learned this lesson was when I had a stroke caused by stress when I was 39. So I learned my lesson which was, It’s not just about what you eat and how much you exercise. It’s about taking care of your stress levels too. It was a hard lesson but I worked really hard at reducing my stress and anxiety, I tried everything and it worked. I felt so much better. I started coaching others on how I did this, what worked, and how I made it a habit.
I suppose I did not take into consideration the absolute chaos the world...
For this week's Monday Self-Care Challenge, I talked shortly about being authentically yourself very simply because it's easier. You don’t have to TRY to be a certain way you just ARE a certain way. Much easier, right?
There is obviously more to it than that but this is a good way to think about it.
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Starting when I was younger because there was some stress in my household I became the people pleaser. I hated confrontation and my motto was, avoid confrontation at all costs. As I got older I mastered the art of people pleasing. This was not a good thing.
I don’t talk a lot about food a lot when I’m talking about deep-level self care but it is an important part of self care and also about choosing yourself.
When we eat healthy, fresh, whole foods, then in turn we feel good, we have energy, and it supports our long-term health.
When we eat processed crap 0% of the time, we don’t usually feel great but also this habit will have long-term effects on your health you might not see until middle age.
Let me tell you a little FACT. When you reach middle age, you don’t feel old. I mean I feel the same mentally as I did when I was younger so I kinda want my body to feel good too.
Making some really small shifts in your mindset and lifestyle will help with this.
Some of you might not know this about me but I started off as a holistic health coach and then I got my certification in culinary nutrition...
I’ve been chatting with you for a couple of weeks now talking about how you need to stop all the doing, doing, doing, and start to get centered and tuned into yourself, your true self, and asking the question:
Is this what I want to be doing?
Is it something I love?
Is it something I’m proud of?
Does it give me purpose?
If not, then it's time to make some changes.
It’s about interrupting the robot like doing, what society expects of us, and start paying attention to our needs first. When you do this, all of society benefits because you’ll be putting your best self and your best work and creations into the world.
It’s time for you to start making small shifts toward the things you love.
Instead of spending 75% of your life serving a person/company/corporation who sometimes does not contribute to our community. It’s time to flip-flop that number to you spending this time on the things you...
It's not really about NOT being productive. It's more about not being defined by whether your productive "WORTHY" person as defined by society.
I think we're all getting sick of this definition.
I love being productive, as long as I'm being productive in the things I want to do, things I want to spend my time doing.
I want to be doing things that give me purpose and help myself and others.
Today is about learning to check in with yourself a couple of times a day and allowing yourself to stop your production line, or as I like to say, hop off of the hamster wheel.
When you get so busy doing, you fail to check in with yourself to see how you're feeling. If you feel like your soul has been sucked from your body, then heads up, it has, and this is your wake-up call to make some changes.
Now, I know, most of you will say, we have to work, and I have to pay my bills.
This is true, and I understand this as much as...
I had a thought this morning after and great night's sleep and some morning journaling and meditation that I wanted to start to shift my focus away from the Live With Purpose Series and move into Choosing You.
How to step into YOUR power and start choosing yourself on the daily so you can show up in your life as the best version of yourself.
Today I’ll talk about how you can start doing this every day.
You know I encourage you to take have big goals and dreams but to take small consistent steps and keep moving forward.
Well, this is no different. Choosing to support yourself, your health, your beliefs, and your energy, and protecting that like your life depends on it is the DEEPEST level of self-care.
It’s creating and maintaining those powerful healthy boundaries and treating yourself with the same level of support you give your partner, your kids, and your best friend.
I recently saw a creator on Tik Tok (No, I don’t know her name but obviously, she is awesome,...
As we start our new year we all have dreams, goals, new things we want to come into our lives and other things we want to let go of.
Today I would like to share with you how I show up for myself and why it’s important for you to know that you can do this for yourself also.
If you want some of the things to change in your life or if you maybe want to change everything then the first step is to KNOW that in order for things to change, you have to change. You can’t do, act, & be the same and expect different results.
The first step in this endeavor is to just make the DECISION that you are doing this for YOU and no one else but YOU. It’s important because you most likely won’t bring about big changes if there is not a lot of passion behind it. So, ask yourself the question, why do I want to do this and why is it important?
The next thing I want you to know is that to make big changes you don’t have to take huge leaps. You just have to leap. Small...
One of my favorite things to talk about is decluttering and some of the amazing benefits that come from it.
You might think, what does this have to do with living with purpose?
Let’s talk about that.
When you create space in your life, whether it be physical space or mental space, you automatically make room for all the new things you’ve been trying to manifest into your life.
If you’ve been trying to bring something into your life for a long time, physical or mental if there is no space or time for it, then how can it come in? It literally has nowhere to go.
In this episode of the SASC podcast, we will talk about how decluttering creates space and time for you to live an amazing life.
Listen to Episode 027 Here: https://www.tinastinson.com/podcasts/soul-aligned-self-care/episodes/2147842107
How many times can you remember wishing, hoping, and wanting for something in your life and it just doesn’t come? So frustrating. Then you...
Set Boundaries To Create Space In Your Life
Boundaries are one of my favorite things to talk about because I believe they are the foundation of a high level of self-care and self-love. Also, I am an award-winning recovered people pleaser so I constantly have to work on maintaining my boundaries for myself.
First things first, what is a boundary?
A boundary is what you are willing to allow or not allow in your energy space.
I want to start by explaining something really important that a lot of people miss.
We are all different, we have different strengths, weaknesses, likes dislikes, love languages, and different patience levels. So naturally, we will all have different boundaries. That's why it's so important for you to set them and MAINTAIN them. It’s your responsibility to do this for yourself. What you think might be an obvious boundary, might not be to someone else and vice versa.
This is why it's your job to let them know that this is a boundary...
Sometimes when we’re really stuck. We have been so out of sink with ourselves we don’t even know what we want to do with our life anymore, we don’t know what makes us happy.
This happens when we spend years of our lives taking care of everyone else, having no boundaries, and never putting ourselves first. When we do this we lose that connection with ourselves, we lose the connection to our intuition.
I have two steps I use to help make that reconnection with yourself and start to figure out what makes you happy, what makes you feel like you have a purpose when you wake up each morning.
We get so busy with our family, careers, relationships, and sometimes the care of a parent. We can easily lose track of the things we used to enjoy. It's not just the big things like hobbies and traveling. It's the little things too. A walk in nature, a quiet cup of coffee with a book. We tell ourselves we don't have time.
Before you know it, we...