June is a truly glorious month. The flowers and trees are lush and ripe with color The weather warms. Pools open. Lawn mowers rev.
And yet for many of us, June is a month of big transitions. Whether June finds you out in the garden, home with your kids who are now out of school, or out on the beach… June is very different for most of us from earlier months. As nature grows all arounds us, it reflects a growth that is possible with each and every one of us.
Change doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, you can deal with it like a pro! Here are some things that really help dealing with transitions.
- Be in the moment. Enjoy this moment for all it has to offer. Savor it. Yes, change is coming but just like savoring a rich piece of chocolate makes it infinitely better, so will savoring your moments make your days infinitely better.
- Get grounded. I can hear some people I know say, “What does that even mean?!”. Getting grounded means that you are calm, centered, in the moment and attending to the present. Being grounded means that you are stable and balanced. Being grounded means you are able to concentrate and communicate effectively.
- To get grounded – spend time outside, spend time alone, write down your thoughts, or even envision your feet rooting themselves into the earth. Trees also really help. Go sit under a tree, or even hug one! Seriously, give it a try!
- Embrace the change. Stress of all kinds is caused by resistance. By embracing the change and sending gratitude to what you currently have, you’ll find a new sense of peace and wellbeing.
- Get some rest. When you are going through a lot of changes, you need more rest. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself with loving kindness. Rest when you are tired. Get some extra sleep. You’ll be glad you did!
- Eat well. For many of us, change means we feel busy and that means we may start taking shortcuts on our nutrition. Instead, we need to power our bodies with great fuel during these times! I am not a nutritionist. But here is a recipe that is one of my go-tos when I’m short on time… it has multiple veggies, a lean protein source and takes 10 minutes from start to finish. It’s even quicker than the drive-thru!
Burrito Bowls- 4 servings
(If you have 10 extra minutes, sautéed onion and garlic is fantastic in this – one small onion and 3 garlic cloves)
1 cup of shredded chicken (canned works if you are really in a pinch! I know, it sounds gross but it surprisingly tasty)
1 cup of prepared brown rice (I cook my brown rice in the morning while I’m getting ready for work so it’s quicker when I’m making dinner)
1 can of beans – your choice! Try black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, whatever you like!
Shredded or chopped romain lettuce
1/2 cup of salsa
16 oz can of diced tomatoes or 2 fresh roma tomatoes chopped (if using fresh, use as a topping rather than cooking)
1 small can of sliced black olives
1 small can of diced green chili.
2 TBSP Chili powder
1 TBSP ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
A squirt of lime
Place the romain in bowls. Place all of the other ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat until bubbly. Divide the mixture evenly in the 4 bowls. Top with 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese. Serve!
Start to table is about 10 minutes!! Enjoy!
I hope this serves you. Please feel free to comment below to let me know if this helps or if you have other ideas that work well dealing with change.
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