• Ashley Turner

Reflect + release // mid-year check in

We’re more than halfway through the year - and my, what a year it has been! 2020 might not look like how we planned, but I’ve dedicated this time to reflect by doing some inner soul work and reevaluating what I really want for my life. It’s been a transformational time for me, and I wanted to share what that looks like in my life. I’ve learned quite a bit about myself in what I’m calling a season of stillness.

Although it’s been a crazy, scary and unpredictable time, we can only focus on the things that are in our control. This season has really taught me that life is precious, life is short, and life is unpredictable. And I’m challenging myself to not let everything going on in the world to overwhelm me, but to live a life of abundance, a life of passion and purpose, and a life of no regrets. I hope this post encourages us to check in with ourselves, reclaim our hope for the future, and restore a sense of peace in our lives.

As the title of this post, let’s take some time to reflect and release anything that’s been holding us back from being our best selves in 2020 and beyond.

3 things I’m releasing today:

1. Fear + anxiety

I often let the fear of the unknown and the anxiety that comes with that rule over my life time and time again. No one knows what the future holds, but we can be expectant and grateful for the life that’s in front of us.

2. The need to have it all figured out

I’ve struggled with this idea of what my purpose is up until recently. We put this pressure on ourselves to have our lives completely planned out and know exactly what we're supposed to be doing, but that's just not realistic. To me, our purpose is a life long journey that we discover every single day. Of course we have to put in the work to get there, but give yourelf more grace as you uncover your purpose each and every day. I'm reminding myself that everyone’s journey is different, and whatever stage of life I'm in, I'm right where I'm supposed to be.

3. Worrying + self-doubt

I’m working on walking in faith and trusting the process. I’ve spent a lot of time doubting my worth, my purpose, and my abilities over the years. So instead of having those negative thought patterns, I’m trying to focus on my truths: that I am already enough, that my life does have purpose, and that I can do anything I put my mind to.

Reflection questions:

  1. What things do you need to release from your life?

  2. What intentional steps can you make to release something from your life today?

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