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Each week a new theme. Each day 10 minutes to focus our mindset on what matters.
I'm Sarah Parker, Wolf, and you're listening to the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. Thanks for joining me.
The theme this week is “Exhale” and today is Smart Saturday when we focus on practical matters.
Hi everyone and thanks for joining me for another episode of the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. And thanks so much for joining me on a nice weekend. I hope your Smart Saturday is going well and I hope you were able to join us for the other episodes this week under the theme “Exhale.” If you weren't able to, please go back and have a listen or explore our other themes that we've had in previous weeks. Whatever speaks to you is wonderful, but let's get started with today's thoughts.
All week we have been talking about what it means to Exhale. To let go of all of that stuff, we don't want or all the stuff we don't need. To exhale so that we can propel ourselves into forward momentum and to just exhale to feel relief to relax a little bit. And that last part can happen so nicely with certain people. I hope that you feel that way somewhere with someone.
For me when I'm at home with my husband and kids, I can be my most weirdo self. I can sing all the showtunes, though they might ask me to pipe down to be honest, but I can use all my corny Wisconsinisms. I don't have to wear makeup. I can freely express my opinions and dang it, I can wear sweatpants and I can express freely my love for my husband and my kids and that includes my fourth child Sweetie, the dog. These are my peeps and wherever we are together, I feel at home I can exhale. There is no pretense whatsoever.
So think of those loved ones, whether it's family or friends. Those people who allow you to Exhale. Oh, and bonus points if that means that you can exhale because you don't have to wear pants that have a strict waistband. No, but seriously, right now. Think of those people and then this weekend. Try to spend some time exhaling with them. Whether it's in person or virtually, it really doesn't matter. And honestly, if you exhale best just being with yourself, that counts too. It just feels so good to have time when you are 100% you...when you can simply Exhale.
So here's today's intention: Spending time with loved ones, I exhale.
And remember when you love yourself, that counts as a loved one. Wherever you are 100% you. Alright, let's take a deep breath now. In through the nose. Hold it there. Exhale, remember deep, deep exhale that gets out as much as you can. Inhale thinking of all those nice good feelings that you feel when you're with those people. Exhale out all that gunk of the week. Alright, inhale. As we exhale, we think to ourselves...
Spending time with loved ones, I exhale. (repeated over relaxing music)
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