Wednesday Reminders

December 20, 2017 in Recovery

HELLO. I am (almost) done with school! One more paper to submit today by 1:30 pm. Then freedom and onto bigger things next semester, like studying abroad! Just wanted to pop in today to share some important reminders with you to keep you on track with your self-love journey.

1.for when you’re feeling stuck and down…

it’s just how life works you know? one moment you’re on the ground crying, the next you’re at a beach moving with the sound of the waves, a cold drink in your hand and a fresh watermelon by your side. these moments- the crying on the floor at 3 am moments. the staying in bed until 2 pm curled in a ball because the world is crumbling and you are losing any bit of stability you had left. all of these moments matter. but somehow we are able to pick ourselves out of that bed and open our curtains when the light seemed so foreign to us. we are able to make it to that beach and drink that drink and savor every bit of that watermelon. it’s the beauty of life. the beauty of strength. 

2. for when you’re struggling to love your body…

women: you do not have to be smaller. you do not have to look liker her. you do not have to do crunches until you get rug burn on your neck and you do not have to rip yourself apart every time you look in the mirror. you do not need to be embarrassed if your hips are “big.” let those hips move freely my friend and take up as much damn space as needed. 

3. for when you feel stunted with your growth…

“You’ll be different. You’ll be different from the self that you were. You’re constantly growing.”

4. for when you’re feeling overwhelmed…

get grounded. when your sitting or standing, actually feel how your grounded into the earth. you are here on this planet, you are grounded and strong.

5. for when things seem complicated…

“in thinking, keep to the simple. in conflict, be fair and generous. in governing, don’t try to control. in work, do what you enjoy. in family life, be completely present.” -Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday. <3 xoxo

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18 Comments

  • Reply steffie December 20, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Thank you!

  • Reply kat December 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    YAY for being done with school!! Hope you have a wonderful break.
    And girlllll, these reminders are exactly what I needed today <3
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      thanks kat!!

  • Reply Claire B. December 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Always love your friendly reminders 🙂 I think #5 is so important–when we feel stressed or overwhelmed, we often try even harder to take control of a situation that’s really beyond our control. It’s important to know when to let go of the mental load!
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      exactly!! <3

  • Reply Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off December 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    This is beautiful, as are you. Thank you for each of these wonderful reminders; I think we all need them from time to time <3
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      thank you Nicole <3 so sweet of you

  • Reply Emily December 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I love these simple reminders, especially the one about not having to be smaller. <3

    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      thank you for reading them em!

  • Reply Victoria Goode December 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Great post. Daily reminders help me get through the day. The reminder that resonated with me the most was #3!

    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      aw I’m so glad that resonated with you!!

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar December 24, 2017 at 3:38 am

    That’s a late final date for a paper to be due! Your poor teachers will be grading right up until Christmas.
    I hope your semester finished up awesome! I hadn’t heard that you’d be studying abroad! Where will you be?
    Have a wonderful holiday and a much-deserved break from school.
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      right! it was a late date. I will be in New Zealand 🙂 hope you are enjoying the Holiday season friend!

  • Reply Melanie December 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for these wonderful reminders!! Hope you had a wonderful last few days of the semester. Looking forward to catching up on your posts over winter break!! 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      thanks so much Melanie! means a lot to have your support 🙂

  • Reply Joseph N. December 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Hi, Lyss.

    First of all, I want to greet you a Merry Christmas! You are such an inspiration to all your readers. Sour high, and stay who you are dear.

    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      thanks joseph!

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