Let Your Light Shine!

Lisa StoryConscious Living, Spirituality & Love

candle soothing our fear of success

Last week I wrote about the anti-self-care habit of procrastination and how it can be a form of self-sabotage. Why do we sabotage ourselves?  I don’t set out to purposefully undermine myself and yet it happens.  Often I don’t even realize that I have sabotaged myself until after the deed is done.  I’m guessing the same may be true for you. Conscious and sometimes unconscious reasons get in our way.  These reasons may include an underlying feeling of unworthiness, fear of failure, or fear of success. Yes…a fear of success. Sometimes success requires big changes in our lives that we are afraid to make or don’t feel ready to make.  This can bring up all sorts of fear and next thing … KEEP READING…

Why Procrastination is the Anti-Self-Care Habit

Lisa StoryConscious Living, Reducing Stress, Spirituality & Love

a photo from my hike and the moment I realized that procrastination causes stress

I have been a procrastinator for much of my life.  Like any other habit, after many years of doing it…it is deeply ingrained. Last Sunday I was working on a project that I had waited until the last minute to get done.  I reluctantly skipped yoga so I could finish up before my son’s soccer game.  I bet you can guess what happened.  It took me longer than I expected.  There were a few hiccups along the way and I was unable to get the material uploaded onto my website. I couldn’t call my tech person, because…it was Sunday.  As my husband and son were pacing around me asking if I was ready to go, the pressure mounted inside of … KEEP READING…

Self-Care is a Daily Practice

Lisa StoryConscious Living

I feel like a broken record, because I always say this but…Self-care is a daily practice. There is no other way to feel our best than to each and every day do our best to care for ourselves through the practices that work optimally for our bodies and lifestyle. Diets are short-term. Willpower doesn’t last forever. Getting on the latest, greatest exercise bandwagon isn’t sustainable. What is sustainable is to let go of what I like to call, the “All or Nothing” game. The “All or Nothing” game looks like this. We decide to make healthier food choices and then one stressed out afternoon we eat a bag of chips or candy bar. Then we throw in the self-care towel … KEEP READING…