Do you ever have days when you struggle to get it together? When everything feels a little bit more difficult to do than it should? My day started that way and it felt a little bit like walking in treacle; every step was slowed and somewhat uncomfortable.
Now, it may well be the day after a really good day feeling or it may just be that my mind was not in a place of gratitude. Either way, the treacle had to go! So I got myself washed, dressed and headed out for a long walk.
Windy but with the sunshine pushing through the trees I strolled along one of my favourite footpaths slowly, taking in nature and allowing the sun to warm me whenever the trees gave way to allow it. Every breath of fresh air awakened me from the inside out. The cows in the field were busy feeding, ignoring me and that made me smile; happy cows 🙂
And this beautiful autumn day served to remind me of many things…
It reminded me that I was alive, that I had the greatest pleasure life offers; a new day
It reminded me that I was part of something bigger than myself as I walked and was greeted by other morning walkers; I was connected
It reminded me that whatever was bothering my mind, it would pass because I could choose to focus on something more worthy of my energy; control my thoughts
And as I reflected on these facts, a new day, being connected to others and acknowledging ownership of my thoughts, I felt calm, relaxed and back in love with life. I remembered the happiness at the centre of me…
4 miles later and I had stopped walking in treacle and instead began walking in joy; engrossed by the sound of the rustling leaves as the wind blew with gusto, the movement of the grass swaying to and fro and the power of the sun, its rays continuing to warm me. Exit treacle.
Thank you God, Thank you Universe…
What do you do on treacle days?
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
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She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
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✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
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