Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a very wonderful weekend, and I would like to give a very special shout out to all my mother’s! Happy belated Mother’s day to you! My mother’s day was a bit stressful. The funny thing is that I don’t think children really get the concept of mother’s day! FYI… you are supposed to behave, be nice to your mommy, make her breakfast, and give her your handmade gifts. Although 2 out of 3 of my children did do this, I just had one that wasn’t on board. My Malia. Our sour patch kid. She can start off sour, and then end up sweet (or the other way around, Lol!). I love her to death, but she let one small incident ruin her whole day aka ruin mine with her attitude! It got me to thinking… do I let the small stuff get to me?

Life can be unsettling sometime. You can think you are on the right path, making the right decisions, but then God comes in and says NOPE! I have given up trying to understand, but what I do know is I can only control what I can control. Little things like other people’s opinion, how other’s drive, or even a gift that someone may or may not give me. I cannot control those things, and I am no longer trying to. It does not benefit my overall well-being.

At one point in my life, I was a complete control freak! Although I don’t think it has completely lefted my body, I have loosened my grip some. Trying to control everything is exhausting, and more importantly it makes you forget to enjoy the moment. A lot of those moments are where I have either had the most fun in my life, or learned a great deal from letting go.

So tonight I want to remind you not to sweat the small stuff. Only control what you can control. Be adventurous! Loosen up! Let go a little bit! The only sweat we should be producing is from a great workout at the gym! Wink…wink… I hope this encourages someone tonight.

Be well you guys.

-Dominique Michele

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

P.S. One of the best times of my life ever! Swimming in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Jamaica with my husband! I WAS TERRIFIED!!!

But once I let go, it allowed me to have the best experience ever!

Dare to Dream. Plan to Action.

Hey ya’ll, and happy Monday to all of you! I hope you all had a productive day (even though people really don’t appreciate Mondays). This weekend I had the pleasure of being featured in an event where I did the physical activity break. If you know me by now, you know that this is where I am in my element! There’s just something about movement that makes people come alive!

The event was titled “Dare to Dream”. The afternoon was filled with successful women that were telling their stories of inspiration, and how they continue to walk in their purpose. The whole time it had me thinking, “How can I turn this into a blog topic?” Being amongst all the dreamers in the room got me to “dreaming”… There is a quote by Harriet Tubman that says, “Every great dream starts with a dreamer.” This is as true today as it was back then, but is it enough just to dream? I say no.Dreaming is only part of the vision. It nutures your ideas, hopes, and wishes, but it must be followed by action. The bible says faith without works is dead, and as I take this leap of faith in my life, I am eager to follow it up with action. I believe that you can do the same! Whether you have been itching to lose those couple of pounds, eat healthier, leave your job, or start a business, it starts with you just taking one step forward. One step to MOVE you in the right direction.So I encourage all you dreamers out there. Dare to dream. Dare to put a plan into action. Dare to GO FOR IT! If I can do it, you can do it too! I am in your corner cheering you on! It is amazing what we can do with a support system (Mine is amazing btw!). I want to hear from you! What is that dream you are ready to move into an action? Are you going to dream your whole life or will you take the first step?I hope this inspires someone today.Be well you guys!-Dominique MicheleLive. Love. Well & Fit.P.S. I brought my baby along with me so she could be empowered as well!

Doubting Yourself

Hi ya’ll and Happy Tuesday to you! I felt bad yesterday because I made a committment to write to you all every Monday, but yesterday was sooooo long by time I got home all I was ready to do was to get in bed! So many things have been going on in my life that sometimes it just doesn’t seem like enough hours in the day!

Lately at work I have been feeling like I have been doubting myself on everything that I have been doing. Is this spelled right? Is this the proper grammar? Did I check it all before I pressed send. IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE! It is especially fustrating because I am usally a confident person, and very sure of myself. Have you ever felt this way? Like you need to double check everything that you are doing to live up to the standards of someone else?

Well that is not me, and that is not the way I want to live my life. I have finally decided to step out on faith and work for myself. I will be losing my security blanket, and I am just going for it. What path it will lead me down I don’t know yet, but I will do whatever is in my power to make sure that it is the road to success!

Just in case you are in the same boat, here are some friendly tips to help you get over doubting yourself:

  • Prayer: Sometimes it is the only thing that gets me through. Talk and listen to God. He will give you the reassureance when you need it most.
  • Positive Affirmations: Feel your inner thought with the best of you! My favorite affirmation is I am STRONG. I am BEAUTIFUL. I am EMPOWERED.
  • Motivational Tapes/Videos: My favorite has always been Les Brown, but there are so many great speakers out their that will lift your spirits and make you feel inspired to go for your dreams.
  • Listening to fun music: Whenever I am down I like to put on my favorite songs and jam out!
  • Taking Action: This is probaby the most important tip. Nothing gets rid of self doubt more than taking action. Because the truth is YOU CAN DO IT, and nothing is stopping you but you!

Now with that said it is up to you! Life is too short not to try, and trying never hurt anyone. No matter what the circumstances are. You got this! I believe in you! Shoot I believe in me! Let’s cheer each other on!

Be well you guys.

-Dominique

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

P.S. Proud Mom Moment! Check me out below wearing my baby’s medal from her track meet this weekend!

POWERCLASS

This POWERCLASS is one you’re not going to want to miss! I am wrapping up my series on the 5 elements of well-being, and bringing in a wonderful special guest!

My sister @missportia! She is a wife, mother of 3, and all around boss who embodies the 5 elements of well-being all while keeping a positive outlook on life. Can you say #blackgirlmagic? πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½


Join me this Thursday at 7PM PST LIVE on Facebook and Instagram as we discuss how to balance it all and manage your overall well-being. See you soon!πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽