I have many worries and fears that come up from time to time and I’ve learned that when I surrender, acknowledging them with awareness and compassion, understanding why they are present, I am able to then let them go, without giving them any power.
I have a fear that the peace, calm and happiness I have felt these past few months is only temporary.
I fear childbirth, even though I’ve done it before.
I fear postpartum depression, sleepless nights, feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for a newborn.
I fear that when I am no longer pregnant, I’ll feel the pressure of losing the baby weight as fast as possible.
I fear seasonal depression as the winter months are fast approaching.
I fear not being able to balance it all, as a mom of two, being a wife with a career, and still following my passions.
I fear my marriage will suffer with the stress of a newborn.
I fear my anxiety will creep back in and be unmanageable.
I fear I will lose myself again and forget important self-care practices and doing things that bring me a lot of peace & joy, like exercise, meditation, and writing – due to lack of time for myself.
I fear change.
I fear the unknown.
I acknowledge my fears, express them openly, and surrender.
By surrendering to my fears, I can let them go. Which doesn’t mean I will be worry or stress-free, but I am not giving these fears as much power.
I trust that I am stronger than my past.
I trust that I am meant to be the Mom to my baby girl for a reason.
I trust that with the changes coming, everything will work out as it’s meant to.
I trust that old self-sabotaging behaviors and thoughts will not hold any power over my strength and new-found confidence in myself to overcome them.
I trust that if I stay present, aware and focus on the good, I’ll be okay.
XO Peace & Love, Stephanie