January is almost over and I have a HUGE confession to make. I needed to press the reset button on 2020 last week. That’s right I had to start the year over again. Does that sound like you?
Here’s why I hit the reset button on 2020. I discovered I wasn’t living what I have been preaching in the way I manage my home. This year, I made a commitment to Thriving Mindfully in my home with more joy, beauty, organization, and less stuff. I committed to using many tips based on the Marie Kondo method. FYI: Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author.
I love Kondo’s approach to live with things you cherish and release those things you no longer want, need, and cherish. My struggle came with following through on my commitment. I procrastinated doing the work. So I enlisted the support of Meico, my brother, BFF, and accountability partner; Lauren, my BFF and Howard University School of Law classmate (affectionately known as the Black Martha Stewart); Wayne, my BFF and book editor; and Wayne’s amazing wife, Joy, my friend and home decor and lifestyle expert. Yep, I assembled a team of folks to help me overcome my struggles. Having a team made me more accountable and gave me tips, strength, support, and that extra nudge to get things done. They were also my cheerleaders and helped me celebrate my small, medium, and big steps
With my accountability team’s support, I was able to complete a large portion of my home beautification project over the weekend. Dig how I am using the phrase home beautification to describe my decluttering and cleaning efforts. I had to rename the process because the words decluttering and cleaning were too heavy. They made me resist the process. Using the phrase home beautification gave me more JOY and motivation to reset my 2020 button on my home. Check out photos of my new and improved living room above.
So what’s happening with you so far?
Do you need to restart 2020?
Is 2020 calling you to be more than you have ever been before?
Are you noticing a need to dive deep and explore who you are becoming in the new year?
Are you resisting what you need to be and do in order to be the REAL YOU?
Struggling with how you are showing up in your life, relationships, career, and/or business?
Well, let’s reset the 2020 button together and create space within ourselves to embrace Thriving Mindfully with self-care.
Start with the Thriving Mindfully Podcast about the meaning of Thriving Mindfully as a heart-centered approach. Go here to listen to the episode.
Need more support?
Join me this week for the encore offerings of my mindful self-care online retreats for women on January 30th and all people on January 31st. The online retreats offer you an opportunity to take a deep dive into who you were in 2019, who you want to be in 2020, and how you can use mindful self-care practices to support yourself throughout the year.
During the online retreats, you will:
- Breath deeply and meditate
- Practice affirmations and gentle chair yoga
- Learn about mindfulness and mindful self-care
- Reflect on and journal about who YOU have become
- Explore how you have loved, valued, and honored yourself
- Find out who or what’s been getting in your way
- Release and practice forgiveness
- Dive deep and discover the YOU that you want to be in 2020
- Set intentions and identify the resources, action steps, and accountability support you need to manifest the person you want to be in 2020
- Write a love letter to yourself about who you want to be in 2020
- Create a self-celebration plan to appreciate your small, medium, and big wins in 2020
Go here to buy your tickets for the Online Women’s Mindful Self-Care Retreat: Thriving Mindfully as YOU in 2020 and Beyond on Thursday, January 30th from 8-10 PM ET via Zoom ($107).
Go here to get your tickets for the Online Mindful Self-Care Retreat for Everyone: Thriving Mindfully as YOU in 2020 and Beyond on Friday, January 31st from 8-10 PM ET via Zoom ($107).
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One of the best ways I have been able to practice self-care over the past two decades is through marrying my mindfulness practice with my practice of honoring the new and full moons and the astrological wisdom that supports each moon cycle. I call it being MOONFUL.
Being MOONFUL has helped me strengthen my relationship with myself and others. It has also helped me become more intuitive, intentional, focused, and open-hearted. All of these efforts have led me to the process of MOONIFESTING, the act of manifesting my heart’s desires in my life, career, and relationships with the support of the power and presence of the new and full moons. Last year, I launched the Thriving Mindfully Moon Circles to share what I have learned with folx in DC and online.
Join me for the Thriving Mindfully Moon Circles at Qi Kratom CBD Tea, 1517 U Street, NW in DC in February.
- Thriving Mindfully Circle – Full Moon on February 9th from 6:30-8 PM ($30)
- Thriving Mindfully Circle – New Moon on February 23rd from 6:30-8 PM ($30)
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING: I love coaching and supporting people just like you who are committed to exploring mindfulness, meditation, and mindful self-care in their lives. My seven coaching areas include: mindfulness, mindful self-care, mindful creativity, mindful communication, mindful leadership, mindful at work, and mindful technology. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more support. We can set up a free 20-minute consultation call to discuss how we can work together. I offer an hourly rate and three-month and six-month packages.
Check out my three mindfulness books here: Love’s Troubadours, a yoga-inspired novel; That Which Awakens Me, a mindful creativity memoir; and Digital Sisterhood, a mindful technology memoir. My books make great gifts for yourself and others.