So If you keep up with My Bossy Life on insta, you know that I, along with many others, was temporarily displaced because of Hurricane Dorian. Thankfully, my area was not severely impacted and I was able to detach myself from my detach myself from the stressful time. Now that my "Hurrication" is over, it is time to get back to business. Although during this natural disaster my week was relaxing stress free many people, especially in the Bahamas faced a lot of trauma. Please continue to keep those who were affected in your prayers, Sometimes when we are far away from the trouble of the world, it doesn't really hit home. But I am here to tell you disaster can come to us at any time. Today it may be someone else, tomorrow it may be you. With that being said,I wanted to do something to give back and donate, MY WAY. My Bossy Life will be releasing exclusive apparel, and 100% (Yes, you read that right) of the proceeds will be donated to the Bahamas Red Cross or other any respective organization.
SO STAY TUNED!
Now back to business..
Last week we completed the 7-day Wellness Challenge. If you stayed the course I'm genuinely proud of you, because real self-care is hard! No lie, it's easy to go on shopping sprees and have spa dates. It's harder actually sit down and deal with the real root of your issues.
I created the My Bossy Life 7-day Wellness Challenge to help women (and my guys too) start a new healthy journey. This mean to not only focus on your physical health, but to also focus on your mental and spiritual wellbeing as well.
Important things I learned this week.
1. Stay the course!
Now matter what you are going through in life or what you are trying to accomplish.. YOU HAVE TO STAY THE COURSE. Short cuts are not going to work. Giving up is not going to work. When you feel like giving up, you have to stay the course. When times get difficult, you have to stay the course. When you feel like you are confused on what's your next move or feel at a standstill, you have to stay the course. Sometimes your course will change, and that is alright. YOUR end goal should stay the same. No matter how hard it gets, keep going. Remember, the day you give up and stop could be the day you receive your break-through.
2. Motivate one another along the way
I'm sorry, I don't believe in all of that self-made BS. Partially because it's nearly impossible to build an empire by yourself and the other half is because of my own journey. There wouldn't be a My Bossy Life without my supporters and my village. Although you need to keep your head held high and keep moving past the doubters, you have to acknowledge the people who believed in you. You did not get where you are solely on your own. If it wasn't for my friend Gabby, I probably wouldn't have completed the challenge. I was being weighed down by own issues and found it extremely hard to press through. She probably didn't know that her encouraging words meant the world to me. In fact, she literally like one of my top supporters and I'm so thankful for that. Sometimes we try to carry the world on our shoulders and it get's HARD, Be the person who is always spreading kindness, inspiration and motivation to those close to you and even to people you don't know. You never know who are helping along the way and we all need a push. The energy you give out will be reciprocated when you need it the most.
3. Get that toxic ish OUT
Although I created the challenge, I'm not going to lie, it was also hard for me. We all have a few bad habits we are not so proud of (mine include my terrible diet and inconsistency). We can't rest in our issues and insecurities and expect to achieve greatness. It just won't work. If you know something is hindering you from blossoming into the woman you need to be, STOP IT TODAY. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, or 2020. TODAY! The only way you are going o rise is if you are light. That means you can not allow that toxic ish (behavior, people, habits, etc.) weigh you down.
Before & After
Before the challenge I was bit all over the place. In fact, I really had to give myself a pep talk. " Do you want it as bad as you say you do? Well you need to get it together" - and that is exactly what I started doing. Now remember, this is a process. See the thing about attending motivational and empowerment events and/or completing challenges, you have to realize you will not change in a day. People think they can attend something and their whole life will change from that day forward. They take all of the hype and motivation received in that moment and go no where FAST. This is because they don't have a plan and they haven't even internalized what they have learned. They just took it, ran with it, and crashed. First you must want to change, meaning you have to be sick of your own ish. Second, you must get ready and prepare yourself. Not too many people can quit cold turkey. Finally, you must practice what you want to do and who you want to be DAILY. Are you really ready for that? If you aren't so sure, now is the time to figure it out.
The 7-day challenge did not change my life because I successfully completed all of the exercises over the week's course. It changed my life because I said today is the day I want better for myself and I am ready and willing to become that, not matter how hard it will be and no matter what it will take, I am ready to let go of the old and ready to take in the new. That is the only way any of this will work. You cannot catch blessings with closed fist, meaning.. it's time for use to let some things go. Now I feel more reassured and aligned with my purpose. The challenge allowed me to be vulnerable and real with myself.. Which was more eye opening than anything.
As promised, here are a few of my journal exercises. I didn't want to spoil the surprise for those who haven't complete the challenge, so I won't include all of the journal entries. This is just to keep it real with you guys. We all have struggles. Some the same and a lot or different. I incorporated journaling as a way to relieve stress and provide the opportunity for you to be 100% real with yourself without having any outside forces judging you,