Why You’ll Never Have Time to Nurture Yourself

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That’s right, it’s not about having time, it’s about making time. As the saying goes, show me how someone spends their time and I’ll show you where their priorities lie. Let’s be real, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. How we spend it comes down to a matter of priorities. While I was comfortable with the idea that I didn’t have time to invest in myself, it came at a cost. All of that time I invested in other things meant I was regularly compromising myself. Specifically my mental and emotional health. When I reached a breaking point I knew I had to find another way. That came in the form of dedicating as much time to myself as possible. Continue reading “Why You’ll Never Have Time to Nurture Yourself”

Perfectionist Check-In

I just wanted to take a moment to check in with you and see what’s come up for you since the last post where I opened up to you about breaking the habit of perfectionism and gave you three tips to get started! Did you see part of yourself reflected in that post? Did you learn anything about yourself? I’d love to hear what self-discoveries you’ve made! Feel free to share in the comments or send me an email via the contact page!

Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in breaking your habit of perfectionism.

Niki Meadows

 

3 Tips to Help You Break Your Habit of Perfectionism

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When I was asked what my biggest flaw was during job interviews, I used to share that I was a perfectionist. I was being honest and cheeky at the same time. See I knew full well that in the corporate world, perfectionism wasn’t a flaw at all. They saw it as someone who was dedicated, who would do things right the first time, who would pay attention to the details, who had high expectations, someone who did their best at all times. While all of that is true to a certain point, I really did mean it was a flaw. Continue reading “3 Tips to Help You Break Your Habit of Perfectionism”

Face Yourself

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I grew up in a military family moving from place to place roughly every 4 years. That was my sense of normal and as I grew up, I found myself wanting to move regularly. I thought it was because moving was my sense of normal but recently I realized I don’t have that impulse to move. You see before, I was moving as a way of running. Running away from myself and hoping happiness would find me at my next destination. It worked a little bit because of course there was always the excitement of something new. Yet once that novelty wore off, I caught up with myself.  Continue reading “Face Yourself”

Emotional First Aid

I found a talk to share for today’s post. I really enjoyed this but just wanted to advise that if you watch, please watch it to the end. The speaker makes some really great points even though he isn’t a “real doctor”. The point that I identified with the most was rumination. One of the most unhealthy habits I had was not only constantly complaining but not being able to let go of things that happened. It greatly contributed to fueling the negative mindset I had. Continue reading “Emotional First Aid”

Reconnect with Yourself to Build the Life You Want!

Learning to cultivate the relationship with myself was one of the biggest steps I took after overcoming depression. It was like reacquainting yourself with someone you hadn’t seen in ages, except that someone was myself! Aside from battling depression, I spent so much time juggling the different roles in my life (mom, wife, working outside of the home, daughter, friend, volunteer, etc.) that I didn’t know where the roles ended and I began. Over time, I lost my sense of self. […]

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J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments

Today I wanted to share some teachable moments from J.K. Rowling’s life. As successful as she is today, I have to say I admire her transparency. She’s very open about the things she had to overcome to get to where she is today. I admire so many things about her and find her both incredibly inspirational and down to earth. It’s really hard for me to pick my favorite of the 10 rules of success in this video. They are all really good!  Continue reading “J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments”

Self-Compassion Started with Intention

My personal reflection post of week 2 of The Kindness Challenge.

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As I focused on this week’s prompt of self-compassion, I realized how the inner voice has changed. I’ve been on an intense journey of self-love over the past four years. Prior to that, the voice in my head was incredibly judgmental, harsh, critical to the point of being merciless. Continue reading “Self-Compassion Started with Intention”

Reflection Posts

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The reflection posts are pouring in and I’m so excited to see the self-discoveries being made on this journey! You guys have shared some amazing stories and been an inspiration for your readers! For those of you who haven’t posted your reflection post for week 1 or 2 yet, this is just a gentle reminder and encouragement to do so. Continue reading “Reflection Posts”

Self-love & Relationship

I was talking with my husband recently and I realized that there’s been a shift in the dynamic of our relationship over the years. Changes are to be expected because neither of us is the same person from 10 years ago. We’ve matured and grown over that time. One of the things I discovered is how the love I have for myself impacts our relationship. In the beginning, I didn’t love myself very much. I didn’t expect anything from myself or others and my standards were almost non-existent.

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