Growing an intentional lIfe
Intentional living isn't always easy or accessible, but it's always fruitful. Simple lifestyle choices have have a big impact, let me share my favorites with you. The Sown Seed covers lifestyle topics including eco friendly living, self care, wellness and parenthood.
Prioritizing Breaks isn't Lazy, it's efficient
Self Care // September 6, 2019
We live in a culture where being busy and balancing plates is applauded. We're seemingly only living up to our potential if we're chaotically moving from task to task, project to project, event to event. The thought of slowing down and giving yourself a break opens up our self-judgment, making us ask ourselves, "How can I let this precious time be wasted?"
The mentally of rest being a waste is why so many of us are actually far less efficient with our time than we could be. We move so quickly from project to project, constantly context shifting, we're far more likely to drop the ball or be less successful with our projects and passions. Non-stop busy days increase the risk we'll cancel those plans we've been looking forward to at the last minute, just to give ourselves a quick break. When we're running a mile-a-minute our body can't catch up, impacting our immune system, increasing our likelihood of illness and getting even less done. In short: we're doing it all wrong.
Prioritizing Self Care: How to Fill Your Cup First
Self Care // August 8, 2019
Self care is hard. It's hard for everyone, because most people have a tendency to be people pleasers. As a mom, it can be even more challenging. We have little people relying on us for survival, their emotional nurturing and growth. With good reason, that often times feels like top priority. What sucks is we often keep giving and giving and giving, until there is nothing left, but we still are required to give more. How do you break the cycle of prioritizing other peoples needs, even your kids, over your own?
I've got a problem with perfection. I've spent way too much time starting over and quitting things because I couldn't do them perfectly. Then one day I woke up (after many hours of therapy) and realized it's okay to be "good enough."
Being good to yourself and the environment often trips these same traps. If we're not going all in, why even bother? I learned once I let go of not doing things perfectly, I enjoyed and excelled at those goals more often.
I'm passionate about being kind to our planet and being kind to ourselves. I fundamentally believe if we can do both of those things, the ripple effects of our stewardship and self love touch other people. We can leave the world a little better than we found by being intentional and fulfilling of our own needs.