Exploring What it means to be an…
Woman, teacher, creator, performer, student striving and in search of Peace, Love, and Happiness.
Adapting to stress and demands of work and society. Feeling the pressure to always be ON….
finding time to just be alone and process, without feeling guilty
I need time alone to balance out all the energy I’m surrounded by each day..Some days feel like people are sucking the life out of me But as a person, especially as a Teacher, I must make a conscious effort not to project my frustrations onto other people.
If I am feeling drained, that means I need to spend more time taking care of my myself, feeding my own soul so that I have more than enough to share each day.
Affirm: I can maintain my energy. I do not have to give people power over my emotions.
Sometimes I get stuck in my head…
Sometimes I’m anxious, frustrated, irritable. Sometimes my moods can change so fast…
I’m learning to practice patience, and non-judgment with myself
Movement and Music are healing for my mind, body, and soul. They help me to be present and intentional so I can enjoy the moment.
Affirm: The more I accept all the parts of my personality, the More I can love myself.
Understanding my past and Healing from toxic relationships, emotional abuse
Unlearning ingrained patterns in my mind and soul: non-expression, depression and isolation
fears that keep me silent and shut down, overcoming shame and guilt, learning to let go of the past, mistakes, and negative energy.
Affirm: I am not a victim, I am a victor.
Deciding to try again with an open minded attitude. Learning to be positive, and accepting but still maintain my standards.
I want to let go of the fearful attitude that keeps me from getting to know people and letting people know me on a deeper level. I want to be more transparent about who I am.
Let go of Making Assumptions… Don’t assume that people are out to judge you or hurt you. There are people who just want to love you and support you for who you are.
Affirm: I am open to give and receive unconditional love.
Is still hard and still scary, but can’t be avoided if you want to experience life to the fullest.
I’m learning to embrace things that make me uncomfortable…It does get easier with communication and self love.
It is ok to be emotional. There are positive ways to express emotions… As I learn to be more comfortable in my skin, I can express myself in more ways and on deeper levels.
I know that people see me in many different ways. Maybe I can’t ignore the thoughts of perception,but I can make them positive and loving instead of fearful and negative.
Affirm: I cannot control what others think of me. I can only control my own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Psychology Today-Explanation of Introverts