Today I decided to take the day to do things that bring me joy, enrich my life and make it more meaningful. Plus, I love Sundays.
I bought these gorgeous white carnations.
I discovered a lovely coffee shop that is just 500 meters from my house. I loved everything about it. The space. The cozy atmosphere. The chatty and friendly barista. The pretty foam heart on top of my cappuccino with oat milk. What a hidden gem!
I love to work in coffee shops. They always manage to feel more inspired to write and create new content to the blog.
When I got home, it was time to take care of my babies, which – as you can well see – barely made it through during my week away from home. I have been notoriously bad at keeping my houseplants alive but I am getting there guys haha #Adulting requires being able to take care for living things and, therefore, I am fully determined to properly look after these babies. ♥
Now tell me, what were you up to on this fine Sunday? Did you do something similar to what I did? What do you like to do on Sundays?
Earlier this week I got reminded of how important is to engage in activities that makes us step out out comfort zone and I wanted to share with you how it happened.
I had a work presentation scheduled for this week and the timing was not the best because it was literally in the middle of our month end close at the company (for those of you who don’t know I work in Finance). Having to meet my deadlines whilst managing the stress and time pressure of the situation was already a challenge on its own but, let me tell you guys, having to do it whilst having to prepare for my presentation was the chaos to say the least. I lost sleep over the thought of having to speak in a public in a professional context and I felt the butterflies (and the whole fauna in fact!) in my tummy just before doing it so. However, once I finished my presentation I felt very happy and proud of myself. Life showed me, once again, that only in times of discomfort are we able to grow and evolve.
A thought that helped me to relax and just go with the flow was seeing my presentation at work as an opportunity, rather than a threat. An opportunity not only to enhance my professional credibility but also to utilize my personal store of untapped knowledge.
I take this experience as a friendly reminder from the Universe to put myself out there; to challenge myself to do things that do not make me feel at ease and to not be afraid of discomfort. All in all, to just embrace the journey because nothing is as hard as it may seem.