Updated: Mar 30
Your Magenta Monday Magic.
Fear is a part of all of our lives. It was designed to keep us safe and happy living in our comfort zones.
As moms what’s the one thing we always say to the kids? Be careful! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!
Until my 30’s, I had never really had anything to fear. I had always been on my self-prescribed path. I was very rigid and had my perfect formula for my perfect life: Go to a good school, get a good job, get married, have kids - and that’s exactly what I did.
I didn’t allow myself the room to consider what was important to me, or what I was passionate about - because I knew that this was the life I wanted.
And we know how that went! Up in smoke! Poof!
The scariest thing I ever did was move out of my house leaving my two small kids behind with my husband so that I could figure out the answers to what my true life purpose really was.
It was absolutely terrifying.
I had always been so focused on what other people thought. To leave because it was the best thing for me took courage because I was terrified that people would call me selfish and accuse me of not loving my kids. But, I was in such a crisis state that I had no other choice.
And, it wasn’t until after I went through that painful period that I started to open up my mind to other possibilities and recognize that my life might not look exactly like I thought it would.
And, when I came out the other side, life wasn’t just okay…it was better!
I came to realize that the biggest difference between whether or not we become paralyzed by our circumstances all depends on how we choose to view the situation.
3 Keys to Overcoming Fear
Approaching challenges with a victor vs. a victim mindset knowing that the situation is not happening “to” you, but rather “for” you. (That will not absolve you from the hurt or the pain, but it will make healing and growth possible.)
Choosing gratitude and focusing on what is good, and realizing what you’ve learned from the situation.
Releasing control over the outcomes knowing that the only thing you can control is your response to it.
Think of something that you are afraid to try or do. Why is it keeping you stuck? If you try it, what’s the worst thing that could happen? Write it down.
“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
Go on and Be Brave!
Living BRIGHTer is...
B - Be Brave
R - Cultivate Relationships
I - Live with Intention
G - Practice Gratitude
H - Prioritize Health
T - Live your Truth
What is Magenta?
The color magenta is one of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. Magenta helps to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
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