Elizabeth Gilbert’s wildly successful book has become a wildly successful movie starring Julia Roberts. And perhaps if I could sit down for more than five minutes, I’d get a chance to read the book. Or go to the movie, even. But sometimes I just feel like I have too much going on. Moving too quickly. Living life by my to do list instead of just living. Terrible, right?
I have taken mindfulness classes to try to help me with this affliction. But as it turns out mindfulness didn’t really take for me. The teacher talked to us a lot about meditation. And I did try it, many times. Trapped, sitting there doing nothing when I have a million things on my list, which only served to make me agitated. Plus meditating with my “blank slate” only gave me time to think of more things I needed to get done. Not really how it’s supposed to work.
I can hear you right now, those of you that have a daily practice, saying oh she just does not get it. Which is true (you should meet my parents, and you would understand that this is really not my fault). I can’t do a yoga class. Heck I can’t even get to a movie that’s about a woman trying to find peace and mindfulness! Am I alone here? I have no answers this week. Just questions. What things (big or small) do you ladies do to be “mindful” and live in the moment? You can answer here.
Daring you to Give Up Gossip and Comparison for 40 days?
“Look at her, she’s so much prettier and more accomplished than you.”
Christine Arylo and Amy Ahlers say this is the voice of our “Inner Mean Girl” – catty, mean and completely in our way. In fact, Amy says: my Inner Mean Girl is called “Negative Nelly.”
“She’s been around most of my life with a small whisper, but when I gave birth to my daughter, Annabella, she came out in full force. Her favorite thing to tell me was “you are a horrible mom”. She would compare me to perfect moms whose babies were sleeping through the night on Day 3 (do those babies even exist?). She made me feel anxious, overwhelmed, and completely inadequate.”
Christine and Amy have created the Inner Mean Girl Cleanse, a FREE 40 day program where you’ll be guided and inspired to overcome 6 of your Inner Mean Girl’s biggest self-sabotaging habits: Comparison. Judgment. Gossip. Expectations. Obligations. Negative Media.