Does anyone else feel this insatiable need to renew and refresh themselves every time autumn rolls around? I do. The changing leaves, the crisp weather. Something about this time of year makes me contemplate. And sometimes, it's not always for the better. When I take stock of my life, including the good, the bad, and the complicated, I'm tempted to dwell on the things I lack. The projects I haven't finished. The trip I haven't taken. The person I haven't yet become.
But when that feeling starts to creep in, that unwelcome guest, I've been practicing taking a step back. Brewing a luscious cup of tea. Holding it in my hands. Experiencing the warmth. Taking a step outside. Leaving the shoes behind. Feeling the Earth beneath my toes, the soil and grass mingling under my feet. Letting the phone stay behind, and inviting the fresh air rush over me, cleansing the negative thoughts from my mind and body.
It's easy to scroll through Instagram and feel inadequate, but don't give into that temptation. It's beneath you. You're so much more than this screen. Your soul. Your heart. Your generosity. Those are things that define you. Not the curation of your highlight reel. So, friends, can we make a deal? Can we promise to be kinder to ourselves this week? We're doing our best. And that is more than enough. #feetinthesoil 💕