I'm back! I've been taking a mini summer break from the blog but am ready to come back with new ideas and inspiration. After my trip to Costa Rica (you can check it out on Instagram - my favorite social media these days), I felt the pressure to get back on the blog but also was feeling overwhelmed. I decided to trust that I could take time away from the blog until I felt excited to get back. I trusted the time would come (because I love writing & all you wonderful readers!), so I'm back with this new series on weekly intentions, starting with how to trust yourself.
I love setting personal intentions for myself during my week or during my yoga practice. Here's the process I use for setting intentions (and why I choose intentions over New Year's resolutions).
One common theme I've been working with is TRUST.
Trusting my heart.
Trusting my body's cravings for fresh fruit and salads this summer and warm soups in the fall.
Trusting my body's strength and power when I'm practicing inversions on my mat.
Trust is a practice.
It means being okay with uncertainty, which obviously can be a terrifying idea for everyone!
Yet, what I've learned is the more I trust that life is uncertain, the easier change gets.
If you want to use these weekly intentions with me, you could try them out in a few different ways:
- Use it as a mantra to repeat to yourself throughout the day, like "Trust myself."
- Use it as a mantra at meals - perhaps, "I can trust my body's cues" or "I trust that I'm nourishing my body." After all, self-trust is the key to 'listening to your body.'
- Journal about it. Write the word TRUST on top of a page, and each day free-write for a few minutes on what that means for you that day. You could explore what trusting your body or heart would mean, in the context of intuitive eating, health, movement, relationships, or other things you're struggling with at the moment.
- Practice trust. When you notice yourself questioning if you ate too much at a meal or didn't get the 'right' foods in, start to trust that you were listening to your body in that moment, and move on.
- Read this Mind-Body Transformation story on cultivating self-trust with Anne-Sophie. She shares her story with her eating disorder and recovery.
I'd love to hear from you now in the comments:
- How are you going to use the intention of TRUST in your life this week?