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A Channel Or A Reservoir Mentality

A reservoir of water sits still.  It does not touch another body of water. It does not nourish, increase, ebb & flow.  It collects and hoards and sits tight right where it is.  It is not a place to expect movement and change.

A channel of water flows into other bodies of water.  It becomes one with the rest of the water that’s downstream or around the bend or just past the dam.  It shares and gives and intertwines with that which surrounds it.

Reservoir Mentality;

Do you find yourself sitting still, buckling down in your space, collecting for no good reason?  Do you focus on holding onto what you have, hoarding things that have no value? Are you squeezing your wallet a bit tightly?  With days just like the Reservoir, having no flow moving in or out.  That mentality can slither into your every daily living, into your feel-good moments and shut them down. 

If you live like a Reservoir, being stuck is your middle name.

 Channel Mentality;

Do you find yourself flowing and giving and sharing and nurturing all the those who are around you?  Do you focus outward on having plenty, because you know, just like the Channel, that you are being given to?  You’re intertwined with the flow that is on it’s way to you.  So you have plenty.  Plenty to spare and share.  Plenty to give away.  Plenty to teach, guide, encourage, support & serve?  The list goes on.  

If you live like a Channel, there’s more where that came from.

I’m hoping this opens your eyes to a new way of being.  New possibilities,  New thoughts.  New living.  New attitude.  AND New Self Awareness.

Make it great.

xoxo

Your God-girl

Tracy

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Do as I say, not as I do…

As the Mom of a tween girl I spend a lot of time reinforcing.

Reinforcing about how she looks.

How she’s doing in school.

How her friends feel about her.

How her crush feels about her.

About who she is and who she wants to be.

If I could bubble wrap the kid I would. Except that will do her no favors.

I work really, really hard at helping her find all the positives in life. Focusing on the things that make her unique, not letting things get to her.

Yet… when it comes to myself.

Kinda dropping the ball.

Big time.

So much so, that today for example after having honestly one of the most relaxing weekends ever with said tween, I let an email wreck a good portion of my afternoon.

First, I know I shouldn’t check work emails.

Second, I shouldn’t check work emails.

Let’s just say between the content and who sent it. I stewed.

Then … I thought about some of the advice some of the ladies on this page have given. I thought about what I’d say to G.

I flagged said email and let it go. Or tried to. I thought about what about the email made me mad.

For a hot second I  felt sorry for the sender for spending a beautiful Spring day on work and rather than be angry realized I now have one less task facing me on what is always a busy Monday.

It wasn’t that hard. Taking a step back. Shifting my mindset. If there is one thing I tend to lose sleep over, it’s definitely work. If I can find ways to change how I react … Mondays at a minimum will be easier and who doesn’t want that?

I’m not saying I will be able to do this with everything but if it gets a few hours of a Spring Sunday back. I’m all for it.

Happy Spring, Mamas!

<3 Caprise