At some point along this ride we have to start saying yes to the things we want. It’s even bigger than that though. There’s this thing we have to get past. It’s called permission.

permissionI have found that there were some things I wasn’t getting out of life because I wouldn’t give myself permission to have what I say it is I want. Yes, I would talk my friends ears off about the life I wanted for myself. I had big dreams and that’s all they were. There wasn’t a plan to get any of it. As they say, “a goal without a plan is just a dream.” {tweet this} I finally figured out that I didn’t think I was allowed to have the life, the home, the career I wanted. I guess, on some level, I thought that type of “on your own terms” living was reserved for a select few.

Then, I decided to tell myself a different story. As I sat down to make one of my MANY lists, I gave myself permission to have everything on those lists. It sounds so simple but telling myself yes was really one of the first steps to living a life that brings me a little more happy. And who couldn’t use a little more happy, right?

I said yes to being an author, which led me down the road of entrepreneur. That was something I hadn’t so much considered but have eagerly said yes to. The most rewarding yes had to be the decision to spend more time at home with my kids. Here’s what I’m learning, there are some things that keep nagging at us. There are things to change, things we want, etc. Once we give in and say yes, the details kinda fill themselves in. Here are a few more things on my “PERMISSION GRANTED!” list:

  • A healthier lifestyle – I’m slowly moving our family to a more plant based diet. Got any great recipes? Feel free to share!
  • Extra energy – I think this is going to come with a commitment to consistently work out and get more sleep.
  • Less stress – I tend to take on a million things. I’ll be scaling down my list.
  • Conquering overwhelm – See above! LOL!
  • Keeping a positive out look – I think all of these things will help keep my outlook in check. 🙂

So, now your turn. PERMISSION GRANTED! What’s one thing big or small that you could say yes to?

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49 comments on “Yes, You Can Have…”

  1. Spot on! Our beliefs, language and thoughts are such key players in our life. I love how you are taking action! So many people say, “I wish I could… or someday… Or a pet peeve for me, “The problem with that is, and then there is an excuse. You are just going for it. So inspiring! Thanks so much 😉
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  2. I love every word of this! I can say yes to taking time for myself. With a little one at home, I sometimes put myself on the back burner……

  3. This is a great post! There are so many things that I deprive myself from, but not because I need to, but because it won’t be good for me. However, lately, I discover that there are also good things that I don’t give myself a chance to have and this post reminds me to have a quick break from time to time. Thanks for this post. 🙂

  4. I have switched to an almost raw vegan diet about a year ago and I use doTERRA oils instead of medicine. As I get older I realize that good health is up to the individual

  5. This is a great post. Permission to be healthier, have more fun, love without fear, know that everything is aligned for the greater good. Beautiful reminder. If you need recipes let me know!

  6. ME TIME!!! When I started to accept the fact that it is okay for me to have ME TIME. Very valuable lesson I learned. Take care of myself 1st then the rest will follow. It is so true!

  7. My husband and I were recently in this point of transition. Talking and talking but never making that leap. And then one week enough was enough and we took action. Now our life is completely changing. We’re still a little scared but super hopeful and excited for this new adventure.

  8. This is SO true! I have dreamed and envisioned and hoped and even worked…. but I needed to claim it and know I was worthy! I love this reminder!

    Deepak Chopra’s book “The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire” was a tremendous help for me 🙂
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