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Life is short

It's true. We don't always know when something is going to happen to completely flip our worlds upside down.

So how can we stay present?

Well, for me it's a matter of being grounded. Not in the sense that I stayed out past my curfew and now I can't watch tv for two weeks. More so asking myself the question:

"Is this thought or mindset going to fix anything the is currently happening?"

Nine times out of ten, it's not. This leads me to my next question:

"So what can I do instead of ruminating to ease the stress of this situation?"

For me, getting out into nature and quite literally touch grass allows me to activate my sense of touch. It pulls me into something tactile which forces my brain to focus and be present on what I am physically feeling while the emotions run in the background.

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't let myself push my emotions away. Quite the opposite actually. By doing something physical while I am feeling my feelings actually allows me to process them in a much healthier way. It shows me that I can still function and feel simultaneously.

It's when we get completely lost in the dread and fear that we lose ourselves. That's what makes it hard to live.

I chose to live. I chose to be here right now. I chose to appreciate the moments I have with my people. Tomorrow is never promised. So ground down, touch some grass, and feel.

You got to be here today.

And that's pretty damn cool.

Much Love,

Your Cycle Half Stephanie


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