Younger me set unrealistic expectations

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It's the Monday update!

One of my recent intentions has been to listen to my negative self-talk inner voice. It's been quiet recently, but I had a relaxing and social weekend that woke it up. Listening to this voice has made me realize that its motivation is a desire for safety. This caretaking part of me is something I really cherish, but it can also come from an anxious, risk-averse place. It has important things to say, but it's also just reflecting one part of my mental and emotional needs.

My intention for this week is to focus on eating and sleeping. I used to be a person who slept 3 or 4 hours a night, but it's now clear that I need a lot more - partially because I'm older, but also because younger me set unrealistic expectations for myself. I'm trying to learn how to accept being a person who needs to slow down sometimes.

What's your intention for the week? Put it in the box below, and don't forget to eat dinner!

About Me: I'm Marina Martinez-Bateman, the CEO of New Coyote Consulting (, an equity and communications firm from the Pacific-Northwest. Every Monday I come on this channel and I tell you about my intentions for the week, and every Thursday I come back and I tell you how I did. Like and subscribe to keep up!

~ M ~