A few weeks ago I met a friend for a drinks and dinner catch-up. While sitting on the patio sipping cocktails and people watching our "culturally diverse" surroundings I began to comment on some of the folks we saw. We'd catch a decent brother and before our hopes could raise too high his Becky was not far behind. In my musings I began to notice a shift in my friends attitude....
Lemonade hit us with some hard, emotional, gut checking (possible) insights into hip hop and RnB’s power couples’ relationship, and forced many of us to look not only at our own relationships but to reflect on our own self value and love. Here are 10 lessons I’ve taken away (or reaffirmed) from listening to Lemonade:
When something doesn't go the way you planned it...what's the first thing you tell yourself? Do you blame? Belittle? Chastise? Or do you encourage support and uplift? If we were dealing with a friend how would we react? Likely with love, support and encouragement! So why do we lack that same response to ourselves?
Creating a health mental space is square one of having happy and progressive relationships in all parts of life. It is an area that is so critical and core to manifesting, attaining and maintaining love in our lives but we often neglect it. Why? Because we often neglect ourselves!
This is an area of person struggle for myself and one that I know many others suffer from as well so today I wanted to share some of my mechanisms I have found that have helped keep me on track.