Be You, Bravely!

If you want to embody your true YOU, start paying attention to what may be holding you back.

If you don’t notice what makes you you — your talents, beliefs, and values — and start conforming to what others may or may not think, you’ll harm yourself.
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🙄 You’ll start playing it safe because you’re afraid of what will happen on the other side of the critique.
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😣 You’ll fear being ridiculed or rejected.
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😔 When challenged, you’ll surrender your viewpoint.
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😖 You won’t raise your hand when you can’t control the outcome.
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😐 You won’t go for what you want because you won’t think you’ll get it.
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This year try something new: Embrace the good and the bad in you.

💥 Stop Trying To Be Nice & Dare To Be Authentic.
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Start at home. Tell that person you love them. Dance at a wedding. Take risks. Be respectfully weird. (IT MEANS BE YOU).
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Then try it at work. Give a presentation. Go for that promotion. Or change to something that makes you soul happy.
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When you feel you’re holding back, simply acknowledge it, and reconnect to yourself.
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Most of all, remember that growth comes from outside your comfort zone!

Take good care of you,

Manuela

Breathe to Focus the Mind

Hi friends!
Today I’ll guide you through a breathing meditation practice to help you to focus your mind. It can be used to deal with stressful moments, or you can do it before sleep because it calms your vague nerve. It will reduce your heart rate and re-open the communication between your brain and your body.
You can do this meditation sitting down, laying down or walking.
Remember, comfort is key. You can also choose to close your eyes or to keep them open. There is no right or wrong here, what makes sense to you is the best way.
Start by taking a full breath in counting to 2 and a long breath out counting to 4. We are going to double the exhale time.
Inhale through your nose. Exhale through your mouth.
Breath in to the belly. Breathe out relaxing your muscles.
Apply these instructions to bring your full attention to your breath.
Take good care of you!
Manuela
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