Whether it’s relationships (friends, romantic, family) ending, clients leaving, getting passed up for financial opportunities/promotions or not getting tangible items we think we want, this is a mantra that I try to live by.

I like it because it helps me remember that in order to make space for what I want in my life, I have to be okay with letting things go that are taking up that space. And that requires acceptance. Accepting that if it didn’t work out for me, that something better is simply on the way. And of course…smile.

What does this mantra mean to you?

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What areas of your life are you going to water this week?
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For me, this week will have a huge focus on deep work, reading and meditation. Areas I usually ignore or push off because other things are *more pressing* — but ultimately, those are the things I need in my life the most to nourish my brain and body.

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Setting them does not mean that you are mean, rude, insensitive, or do not like the other person.

Especially over this holiday season, setting boundaries with a certain people pushing holiday food on you, alcohol, a conversation with a family member, or a friend…setting your boundary is one of the most important things you can do for your mental and physical health (YES, physical health).

Ultimately you’ll be respected for it.

Remember, you can’t change other people but you can change how you react to them. #youdoyou

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6:45am Wakeup
6:47am Warm water for pour-over coffee
6:48am Put on joggers, a sweater and my iWatch
6:51am Grind beans, finish coffee & transfer to my @yeti
6:55am Walk out the door

I don’t wash my face. I don’t bring or look at my phone (iWatch is data only). Because the next 30 minutes are just for me.

Me, my coffee, the cool morning air and the sand.

That uninterrupted 30–40 minutes sets the tone for my day. Since implementing this morning ritual, I’ve found that I have more mental clarity throughout the day and am WAY less reactive.

What rituals/practices do you integrate into your day that are helpful?

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Andrea Holland

Andrea Holland

Love coffee, music and writing about the real stuff. Public Relations entrepreneur by trade, passionate about helping people through my own experiences.