I woke up this morning with a lot of thoughts about what I need to do, how to do it, and when to do it. My inner critic Broomie was starting to raise holy HELL. Her mind drama almost took over my morning and planted seeds of pressure to jump into my day without grounding myself. To move into a day of busyness and stress.
Here’s what happened when I decided to acknowledge Broomie’s holy HELL or mind drama as an invitation to be S.O.F.T. with myself. I gave myself space to practice deep breathing. My deep breathing sent a message to my body to calm down and begin to uproot the pressure seeds. It also opened me up to give myself a hug which activated “self-love and self-care” superpowers of oxytocin, the love hormone, and seratonin, the feel go hormone. Together, they reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, when you hug yourself for 20 seconds or more.
My deep breathing and self-hug are two of my favorite self-love and self-care practices I use to create softness. Most times, they lead me to practice meditation, restorative and yin yoga, and reiki. All of these practices GROUND me.
When I get grounded, I am able to embody and express THRIVING MINDFULLY, a heart-centered approach to being present, well, and the REAL ME.
When I embody THRIVING MINDFULLY, I am able to receive and tap into the wisdom of Creator and my loving + wise + well ancestors. I call this blessing a DIVINE DOWNLOAD.
Today, the divine download I received was the phrase and understanding of INTENTIONAL SOFTNESS. INTENTIONAL SOFTNESS describes the process I experienced this morning.
Watch the video Bbelow to hear more about INTENTIONAL SOFTNESS
FYI: INTENTIONAL SOFTNESS is the choice you GET to make to SLOW down and OFFER yourself FREEDOM TODAY.
Your FREEDOM is being S.O.F.T. with yourself by practicing self-love and self-care.
Your S.O.F.T. practice can start with VERY SMALL STEPS: 1 thing that can be done in 1-minute or less that nurtures your spirit, heart, mind, and body in an uplifting way. Examples include taking 1-3 deep breaths, a hug for 20 seconds, meditation, moving your body gently, journaling, saying an affirmation, taking a nap, sleeping in, wearing your favorite colors, and drinking water or another beverage slowly.
INTENTIONAL SOFTNESS VIDEO
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