It IS Just a Breath

I have always struggled with feeling like I deserve time to myself. I am a mom of 3, and while they are all almost grown now, I still find myself with the need to justify giving 5 minutes a day to do something for just for me. While I have been working toward a more mindful and health filled life, this desire to put everyone ahead of myself continues to be my biggest challenge.

The challenge came at a perfect time. 28 days for me to practice feeling what it’s like to put myself first…even if just for a few minutes each day. It’s JUST a few minutes.

As I sat today pondering what I hope to be able to take away from this experience, I realized that I have always put such a large effort into my quests that sometimes, the more simple messages get lost. Today hearing Sharon say “It’s just a breath” made me realize this big ugly truth. I was able to just focus on that breath and let everything else go. The overthinking. The need to justify. The challenge of figuring out that I can come first sometimes and it doesn’t make me selfish.

It’s funny that such a simple phrase had such a large impact for me.

Did anyone else have any big pondering moments with today’s exercise? Share them below.

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