Love Letter #112: The Power of Small Habits

I’ve been thinking about the power of small habits. Of taking small, steady moves that, over time, have a profound impact on your life. 

It’s not always the grand gestures or momentous decisions that shape our lives, but the consistent choices we make day in and day out. In my experience, the momentous decisions happened as the result of many small habits practiced over time. 

So I want to share a few ways that small habits can change your life. 

First, I ask you to consider how you spend your mornings. Are you rushing around, scrambling to get out the door? Are you grumbling that you have to get up?

Mornings are magic, and how you spend them sets the tone for everything else that follows in your day. It’s easy to do a little experiment on this simply by noticing how you spend your morning and how things went throughout your day. You might find there is a correlation between how you spent your morning and that frenzied day you had.

Embrace rituals that nourish your body and soul whether it’s savoring a cup of herbal tea, practicing mindfulness, engaging in gentle exercise, or a little inner reflection and journaling. These morning moments are not merely routines they’re sacred rituals that fortify your spirit and prepare you to face the world with grace and compassion.

How do you talk to yourself?

The dialog you have with yourself is equally important. Your body, your subconscious mind, is always listening. The words you choose to whisper to your soul can either uplift or undermine your confidence and sense of self. This includes what you are reading and watching. Choose materials that inspire, educate, and elevate you. Surround yourself with stories of vibrancy, resilience, wisdom, and triumph, and let them serve as guiding lights on your journey of self-discovery.

Energy is a precious currency and wise women know the importance of investing wisely. Be selective about who you share your time, thoughts, and emotions with. Surround yourself with individuals who uplift, support, and inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Set healthy boundaries and protect your energy from negativity and toxicity. YOU have the power to protect your peace.

“Stand guard at the portal of your mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guard your inner sanctuary. Your heart, mind, and spirit are sacred spaces that deserve respect and reverence. Your respect and reverence. Be discerning about who you allow into your inner circle and who you grant permission to influence your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Choose connections that nurture your growth, foster positivity, and align with your values and aspirations.

In essence, it’s the small habits – a mindful morning, empowering self-talk, curated content, intentional energy-sharing, and selective access – that holds the transformative power to change your life. 

Embrace these practices with intention, commitment, and love, and watch as they guide you toward a life filled with purpose, passion, and profound joy.

With love,

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