The goals I set for myself this month in large part surround my morning routine this month. Yet I have not been sleeping well at night so I have not had the will-power to get up early and start this new routine. As a result I have felt an inner struggle between forgiveness and taking care of myself against meeting these goals.
Last night as I was getting ready for bed I made a simple yet powerful observation. The goals I wrote for myself said nothing about this being a morning routine. It was simply written as things to add to my daily routine. I had assumed it would become part of my morning routine because that is when I had done those things in the past.
This is freedom. In one simple observation I released any guilt or struggle and opened up a whole day of possibilities! Now with a lightened heart I can see that my day can meet these goals while still taking care of myself by allowing sleep in the morning.
I'm so grateful for this epiphany. I'm grateful to let go of the ideals I had created in my head and allow other options to come into my awareness. I'm grateful to release the struggle and embrace the beauty. I'm grateful to allow myself to sleep today and I'm grateful to know I can still meet my goals during this day. I'm grateful to be open to a new routine.
What ideals are you holding on to today? What belief is hiding behind a struggle you are going through? Can you find a way to release it and be open to other possibilities?
May your day be blessed with awareness of all the options you hold. May you find beauty in the flexibility of life. Have a beautiful day and an amazing weekend!
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