Have you ever forgotten to just be a human being? I realize this is an odd question, but lately, I’ve been super stressed — more than usual. Things with work, things at home, the holidays, etc…lots going on (some good, some not).

I have noticed that a couple of people who I’m semi-close with have been struggling particularly hard. And instead of asking them why or offering to help, I’ve been quick to judge and have become frustrated with them.

While I’m a total empath and pick up other people’s energies very easily, I am not always as understanding of others as I could be. I have a high standard for behavior, and it can be difficult for me to see different sides, especially when I have my own perspective on a situation and when I disagree with the way things are being handled.

My lesson over the holidays (and every day going forward, really) is that it’s incredibly important to remember we all have ups and downs, highs and lows, alternative ways of dealing with difficulties, and different strengths and weaknesses. Not one of us is perfect — that includes me. I get extremely sensitive when I am feeling judged, and therefore, I’ll be actively working on remembering to just be a person:

  • Stop being judgemental
  • Figure out the root cause of an issue
  • Be quicker to ask what’s really wrong
  • Find compassion, even when it’s difficult

It’s easy to get bogged down with unimportant things, but you never know what is happening in someone else’s life. So focus on the big stuff, and try to be kind no matter what.

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Since I haven’t posted a real recipe in a good while, I thought I’d share a solid choice for your meal prep this week. These are DELICIOUS and courtesy of Creative Juice.

Make your grocery lists and check ’em twice so you can stay on track before the December holidays catch up with us! Holiday weight gain is a real thing, ya’ll.

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P.S. Super Sweet Husband (Ty) and I ran a 5k today! I’m back to hating running, but I’m loving that I get to check off another goal on my list. One more run in January, and I’ll be done with this shizz…maybe forever. Maybe not.

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Thanks for reading! Xo.

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