We’ve Noticed with Amy & Hayley
During an especially chilly February, it’s nice to sit and chat with Amy about all things Valentine’s Day. Snow and ice outside, but her positivity is contagious. With Chiefs attire, cozy drinks, and heater on full blast—I got to sit on the blue couch for our #WeveNoticed chat.
You ready? Rapid fire questions! Let’s go: What are your favorite TV shows right now?
I have been watching Bridgerton! I love it, it’s super fun. I've also been watching Cobra Kai. It’s amazing. Karate Kid was great, and there’s a complexity to it that these writers have really tapped into. I've loved seeing the backstory of who the characters really are and how their background makes them! Everybody's got a story and when we lean in and honor that, things make more sense.
Any mantras or affirmations that have helped you focus recently?
Every year, I pick a word to focus on. This year I couldn't decide on just one word—I guess that means 2021 is going to be amazing! So my mantra for this year is Align, Allow, & Appreciate. That's been really helping me to stay true to me. Hayley: Any habits that have helped your schedules flow recently? What’s been working for you?
I've been intentional about how I'm using my time so far this year. As much as I love to block time for getting things done and marking items off my list, I also really appreciate when I'm free to just be. I took a couple of days off this week, and blocked that time off with nothing that needed to get done. It was a couple of days, but mentally I feel like I had a two week vacation.
This is a very special #WeveNoticed because it's coming out on Valentine's Day! What do you appreciate about Valentine's Day?
Well, I love love. As I know I've told you before, when I was six my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said that I wanted to love the whole world. And I legitimately feel that way. So I love the fact that there's a day for that.
It's a lot of things for a lot of different people, but I don’t think you can go wrong when it's about love. Hayley: What have you learned about surrounding yourself with people who love you?
Surrounding ourselves with people who want to know how we best receive love is such a gift. Like for me, I love to be known. So people that are closest to me know me and they know my heart and are interested in my ideas.
Hayley: There are those five love languages, right? Amy:
Words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time— Hayley: Acts of service! And—hm. Amy: Gifts! Yes.
There we go! Honestly, if you know your own love languages, those can be good practices to start giving to yourself. Amy:
That's so good. I think when we think about love, a lot of times it's about giving it away. But just like Noticing: if we can get in a good place ourselves, we can give it away authentically. And then we’re in a place to receive it when it comes back to us.
And when you're able to receive it from yourself, it can get rid of those blocks and barriers you have in receiving it from other people.
Amy: Because it's believable.
Amy: It also helps in other ways. If I know I'm worthy of love and someone loves me, I'm going to appreciate that. I'm going to recognize and be able to receive that. And if someone doesn't, that's not going to feel like it matches. So if someone treats me in a way that's not loving, it doesn't feel like that's right. It doesn’t match. So I'm going to know how to set a healthy boundary there. Hayley: I like that a lot. And since it is February, and it is Valentine’s Day, I say there should be more than one #NoticedShoutOut today! So share the love!