tuesday intention: be the observer
It's Sunday night. You're finishing up what was a pretty good weekend. Dinner and a movie on Friday? Check. Yoga class and coffee date with a friend on Saturday? Check. Somewhere in there is a stroll around the city, spending time with family, and maybe a whole lot of relaxation. You suddenly find yourself scrolling through Instagram and Facebook catching up on the lives of some people you know and mostly of people you don't. As human beings, we are inherently drawn to delve into the lives of other people. We're curious about what brands they're wearing, what their weddings look like, or what fabulous job they have that allows them to work from home and vacation in Japan. This curiosity builds and we suddenly find ourselves down a rabbit hole that starts out with good intentions but ends with a ton of self-doubt and self-hate. We beat ourselves up for not having more money, better style, or the perfect job.
These rabbit holes of self-doubt and hate only lead to more doubt and more hate. We start to deny ourselves the right to be the observer of our own life and to take charge of our own paths.
This Tuesday intention I challenge you to take on the role of the observer of your own life, not someone else's. When we stop and take note of those beautiful moments that make up our days, we stop analyzing our fears and insecurities. Observe those moments that fill you with happiness and joy. Relish in those moments and I promise you will start to become curious about your own path in this crazy, messy life.