Lake Powell is one of the places that has my heart. A little back story, we met 10 years ago and he took me to Lake Powell on his families houseboat in June 2010. That was my first time ever going here and it took my breath away. It’s hard to explain, but it looks like a painting and when you go here, instantly all your worries go away. There is no service, no one has their phone near them and you’re living in the present moment enjoying each other. I look forward to it all year long! We fell in love here and in June 2011 he proposed to me here, so we go way back with our Lake Powell memories, ones that I’ll cherish forever. We have gone with our tight nit group of friends every year. They’re family to us. Then when we had Oaks we started taking little family trips, but we always do a adult trip every year. Each and every one of us looks forward to it.
I wanted to share the swimsuits and covers ups I wore during our stay that I love!
All of these swimsuits fit true to size besides the yellow Same Swim. I would go 2 sizes up on the same swim. I only went one and it was a little to tight and wishing that it fit more comfortably.
When I posted the music that was playing on my vacation on my instagram stories, a lot of you wanted TJs playlist. So I’m attaching screenshots of some of his songs! He has the best taste in music. It’s perfect working out too!
I wanted to share a few tips on protecting your energy, along with this outfit! Which I die over. Comfortable level at 100%. This body suit is life too, are you into bodysuits like me too? I love them.
I’ve been practicing these things the last 6 months, and they make the biggest difference on how I give my energy and how I show up everyday. Of course, I’m not perfect and struggle with feeding into the lies I tell myself, but we all have bad days and I think it helps us appreciate the good days more and learn things that we can do differently.
WAKE UP & GO TO BED PHONE-LESS. this sounds so much easier than it is. We are freaking slaves to our phone. It’s habit to pick it up and check our notifications, its habit to open instagram and scroll scroll scroll, but the thing I wanted to do was get rid of that bad habit, because it throws my energy off so bad. Each morning I wake up and sit with my coffee and hang out with Liv, I don’t have my phone for the first hour. It sets the tone of your day, think of it this way, would you want 30 people walking into your bedroom telling you they worked out, how to make morning smoothies, swipe up on this, look here, look at me! No, that would be obnoxious. Thats exactly what you’re doing when you pick up your phone first thing. Instead I lay in my bed, take a few deep breaths, go over how I want to show up using one word, today was “patient” and what I’m grateful for and actually sitting with that, not going through a list of what I’m grateful for, just soaking in that one thing I chose today. Then I put my feet on the floor and ready for the day.
For bedtime, I leave my phone charging in my bathroom, so it’s not even near me. Same thing, don’t look at it for the last hour before bedtime. It never comes in my bed. Instead, I pick up my kindle and read, I’ve literally read all of Glennon Doyles books, if you haven’t, you need to! Having a kindle has been a game changer for me too. It makes it super easy not to look at my phone in bed. These two things will protect your energy and set the tone of your day!
Books I recommend: Untamed, Love Warrior,Carry On Warrior. But I would read them backwards LOL. Carry on Warrior first, Love warrior second, Untamed third. She has a way of writing that you just feel every single emotion she’s writing about. I cry in all of them.
2. CONTROL YOUR APPS. Control your time on your apps, aka instagram.. anything that you spend too much time on. Once your time is up on your app, then you’re done opening it for the day, and STAY COMMITTED. For instance, I have an hour and a 1/2 to spend on both my fitness account and lovebylynn. I write captions in my notes, so I don’t spend it on there. I then will always be productive on it, like responding to comments and DM’s vs scrolling and scrolling. When my timer pops up, sometimes I’ll ignore it, but the days I’m good about it, my days feel better.
3. WATCH WHAT YOU CONSUME. This goes along with number 2. It’s very easy to watch and watch everyones story on instagram. It gets overwhelming and overloaded with information if you don’t control it. There are so many amazing accounts and very informative, but I’ve chosen 5 accounts I consume with stories. Other than that, I don’t watch anyone else. Not that they don’t have good information, but it can make you go a little nutty with information overload, which in turn will make you feel anxious and overwhelmed. So choose your 5! If you find yourself going down a rabbit hole swiping up, clicking on articles, just remember you have limited time on there! Usually the content I consume with the 5 I don’t find myself going down that hole because I’ve only chosen 5. You, of course, don’t have to do this, but just to give you an idea on whats helped me!
Notice how all of these things have to do with our devices! Our phones aren’t bad, but they’re when you don’t have them under control, just like eating too much of something. We feel like shit afterwards. It feels good in the moment, and then once we get done we feel drained, and our mood totally shifts to comparison mode. It’s like eating a whole pizza, definitely going to feel like an asshole after that LOL.
So protect your energy! Save it for whats most important in your life! I want to show up in areas that matter to me with all of my attention and love.
Hope you guys like posts like this! Let me know and I’ll keep sharing them!