I know we all have stress, some positive, some negative, but it's all stress we "deal with" daily. If we don't intentionally “check in” with ourselves, we won't realize how we are really feeling emotionally until it effects us physically. I wondered how I could check in and be more present to make it a positive experience for me.
I began visualizing myself in this image, sitting near the water on a warm afternoon, watching water cascade down and listening to it hit the pool below, the water is warm to the touch and I sat there with my feet in the water relaxing my spirit. I experienced the delicate scent of the flowers in the garden and felt myself become happier. Once I was a little calmer I looked back at the year with gratitude and reminded myself to be more thankful for all I had done and the transformation it created.
My wish for anyone reading this is to remember to check in with yourself and see how you are “feeling”; that is your guide. Be kind to yourself and feel the gratitude for the part you play in life and the lives of other's.