Don’t Worry About a Thing

kristina leonardi
4 min readMay 26, 2023

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Take some time to smell the roses and see the perfection of it all

Photo credit: Kristina Leonardi

Slow down. Take a deep breath. Look at a flower or go for a walk in Nature. Feel the sun on your face. Listen to music that makes you feel good. Sing. Dance. Nap. What can you be grateful for in this moment?

Let the snow-globe glitter within you settle. Take another deep breath.

If the above is all you read and heed today, then writing this will have been worth it.

I don’t know about you, but the last month felt like a cyclone came to town, kicked up a couple of things — not necessarily bad — and then abruptly came to a halt. Now we’re just getting our bearings to process and integrate what the heck just happened?!

We need to feel out this new territory, which is still quite unsettled and perhaps a little intense. Hence, my above suggestions … Allow the time and space for yourself to just be instead of do for a minute.

As I’ve mentioned many times over the past few years (as a reminder, I’ve been taking a break from weekly essays, which you can refresh your memory about here), we are living in extraordinary times. This includes periodic cycles of acceleration — kind of the Universe’s way of kicking us in the butt and moving us along a little faster than we might go on our own.

So take some time this weekend and in the weeks ahead to feel your way through and integrate what that next step or new direction, habit or relationship might look like. The key is to take it SLOW. With so many moving parts, both individually and collectively, it’s a wise thing to do. And remember, everyone is experiencing this in one degree or another, so be patient and have compassion for both you and them.

My message to you is: As long as you do that and trust in the process and the divine order of it all, as Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” sang, “Every little thing gonna be all right.” Sometimes that’s all we need to hear to feel better, so I’m offering that to you.

If you’d like to see how I heeded my own advice to get out of a bad place, check out this IG Reel, and here’s another fun, random part of my whirlwind month. If you want to connect on a more regular basis and see what’s up with me personally, professionally and creatively, I’m most active on Instagram.

Looking for a trusty tool to help get you through this time? Check out my book Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower Your Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul. If you don’t already have a copy, now would be a great time to grab one to celebrate its first anniversary and add some positive vibes to use in your daily life! (And please leave an Amazon review ;)

And last, but certainly not least, if you are at a crossroads in career and life and want to feel more aligned and gain the clarity, balance and direction to best navigate your life at this time, you can always work with me one on one as a coach. (Use code SPRINGFLING for 10 percent off through May 31 to purchase; sessions can be booked through June 30.)

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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 15 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.

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kristina leonardi

Speaker,Coach,Writer.Very Tall. Expertise:People. All kinds, what makes 'em tick, how they fit into the world, how they can best connect to themselves + others.