shop this look: Mille Dress (wearing a small), Schutz Flats (also love these and these), Tuckernuck Earrings
The last day of February (how?) and somehow it feels like the past two months have been a complete blur. Like life is moving so fast but it’s also at a standstill. Like every day you’re churning along and it all sort of feels the same. Not necessarily in a bad way. It just is. And then the world feels heavy and your job is to be on social media, it almost feels paralyzing to move forward or be present. So instead I tend to focus inward, stay in my bubble, where I feel safe. And I know that is with extreme privilege that I get to type those words but it’s the truth.
And then I think about the past two years where this paralyzing feeling – of being scared to move forward, not wanting to move backwards so you’re just sort of stuck in the waiting – that feeling has been overwhelming. I seek approval in everything I do because I am never quite sure if my choices are right or okay. Two years of walking on egg shells has left us all feeling a little uncertain. I want to talk about that more. Because now I think we are at a point where we should get back to normal and as soon as you come up for air, something else happens in this world that forces you to withdraw again.
Two years ago, on March 1, 2020, we launched our “wellness month!” One month of dedicated wellness content including interviews with trusted wellness advisors, challenges, workouts, recipes and more. Halfway through our month, the world shut down due to Covid. It was a very wild coincidence and all of us were forced to pivot, redefine our personal wellness journeys and our lives. Since then we’ve all lost a little bit of who we once were and are maybe finding a new normal that is better (hopefully!) or different or both.
My personal opinion of wellness has changed so much over the past two years. I’ve realized that wellness and a healthy lifestyle doesn’t exist without mental health and your own mental wellbeing. We can do all the things when it comes to self care but nothing matters if you’re not in the right MINDSET. We are bringing wellness month back for March but with a different approach. This time around I want to have open conversations, talk about what I do to maintain my own self care/wellness, discuss filling your own cup, connecting to your creativity, doing things for yourself, creating a community around you, shifting your mindset and refocusing your energy. I am in no way an expert but it’s something that is important to me and that I’m working on every day. And I think that is more relatable than sometimes hearing what you should be doing. So this month you’re going to come along on my journey and I’m going to be open and share all the things that have helped me shift my mindset over the past couple years. I’m a work in progress but it’s often hard to do it alone.
And I’m going to put less pressure on myself and really make this month casual and open. I would love your feedback on what you’d like to discuss, if you’d be interested in ZOOM calls, what you want to learn or what you’d like to walkaway from this month gaining. It’s so helpful to hear from you!
In the meantime, you can check out our wellness page to see so many wonderful posts from the past! And here are all of our posts from our Wellness Month from March 2020. A few favorites include my friend Amy answering all of your sex and relationship questions, my friend Jackie answering your personal empowerment questions and my friend Laura answering your questions about dealing with anxiety and depression.