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Maximizing YOUR Potential

Mommies have it hard. We give, give, give until we can't give anymore. It's true, the black woman's slogan is, "F*ck it, I'll do it myself." Many of us spend our entire day giving at work, school and any other obligation then come home to take care of our children and other family members. Women: the true nurturer. Up until last year, I asked myself "What am I doing to nurture myself?" Sure, I keep busy with school, work and the girls but how was I unlocking my true potential and taking care of me? So many days where I am DEAD tired I keep going because I have the automatic response of "so what you're tired, what mother isn't?"  I have to remind myself I am not a lot of mothers. 

Ladies, it's  okay to be tired and sometimes *Whispers quickly* Not have your Sh*t together. By that I mean, sometimes dinner is stuff we scavenge out the cabinet and refrigerator but it manages to hit all the food groups. What is NOT okay is when you are tired because you are giving your all to everyone and not giving anything to YOU. I realized how much not taking care of me even the slightest bit influences everything else in my life (work, school, physical/mental health) for the WORST. Being strong is accepting and knowing you have limits and need breaks. Pace yourself and brace yourself ladies! So you can be all you can be for yourself and for the little person (people if you're blessed with a few like myself) in your life. Your assignment for the week, should you accept #MillyMochas is to make a list of five things to accomplish this month. One goal pertaining to School/Work, Physical, Mental, Motherhood (Family if you're not yet a mommy) and a new experience. I'll start it off! 

1. School/Work

My goal for school/work is to give 110% as soon as I walk in the door all the way until I leave. As far as school, I'm working on my capstone which is 40-50 pages long so if I'm not posting here, ill be typing that. By giving 110% that means showing up on time (Early), taking initiative, furthering my knowledge to help my students and constantly out doing myself..yep staying in my own lane and worrying about what I got going on. 

2. Physical

Ya'll, I Need to get SNATCHED. By snatched I mean I need to become consistent in a healthier lifestyle. My goal for the month is workout three times a week MINIMUM and clean up my eating. Easier said than done but it takes 21 days to make a new habit and there's still 25 days left in BLACK HISTORY MONTH. So, Merritt here I come! 

3. Mental

Ladies, say it with me: "How you treat yourself on the inside, shows on the outside. How you feel about yourself on the inside, will impact your aura on the outside." Saying that, my goal is to get closer to myself and find my mental blocks and remove them. I plan on getting back to mediation and yoga as I feel better connected with myself when I do both. It's important to have all of your chakras unblocked aligned. When one is blocked it messes up the flow of all of your chakras. #MillyMocha you deserve to feel good about yourself. Inside and out. I actually plan on this month making it out to Khepera Wellness Black Girl Magic Yoga class. If anyone knows me they know I love, yoga, DC and celebrating black womanhood so it's OD Lit. 

4. Motherhood
It's Black History Month Power to the People, Power to the Struggle. #FreeAssata Okay sorry ya'll, my inner Black Panther took over. It's also the month for Love. What better goal this month as a mother than to emphasize self-love and pride/love in being black to my beautiful 8 year old. Once a week I plan on introducing her to one notable black woman. I will have her stand in front of the mirror and declare her undying and unconditional love for herself and all that she has to offer this world and herself. In order for our children to know where to go they have to know where they came from and I need them to know they came from greatness. So tomorrow, I'll start with Barbara Easley (No, I didn't pick her because her name is Barbara, I'm totally lying but who cares?) 

5. A New Experience

I'm not really sure about this one yet. I would like to take a pottery or cooking class though so I'm sure it'll be one of those two things. I'll keep you #MillyMochas posted in whatever I do. 

THE RULE IS, if it's not in your five it is not a priority. Focus on pleasing YOU and the rest will follow! Alright ladies, go forth and be #Mocha! Drop your goals below! 

Happy Friday! 

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