Tuesday, March 30, 2021

you are worth it!!!

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Move Ya Body, Do your Spiritual Practice, and Get Centered 

You are Worth it!!! 


We all have Days when we just do not feel motivated. This is a completely natural occurrence and is bound to happen. Sadly, we can turn one bad day into a bad week and then a month and then we fall victim to the same old stinkin' thinkin. 

 

I finally realized that when I don't feel like doing anything that is when I need to move my body, do my spiritual practice, and get centered. 

 

When I don't my old fears and anxiety come creeping up on me. I need a daily movement and a daily spiritual practice to keep me aligned with the universe. 


I realized this one day when my mom had an accident. She was sitting in a chair and had fallen asleep. She ended up hitting her head and it was bleeding. And it seemed like a pretty bad cut. I did not remain cool, calm, and collected and I freaked out and panicked. Against her wishes I called 911. She was okay and did not even need stitches. Thank God. 


The rest of the night I could have gone into my spiritual practices to calm me down but instead I let the anxiety and fear keep creeping up on me. It literally paralyzed me. I was afraid something would happen to her. I think it is normal to feel this way but I also realized that when a situation comes up I can’t give into the fear and anxiety. 


When I am feeling paralyzed, depressed, anxious, or stressed out those are the times when I need to move my body and turn to the universe. The times when I want to give in or up are the times when I desperately need my spiritual practice to help me get centered again. 


Once I get centered I can listen to my inner voice. Then I have no need to be afraid because I know all I need to do is surrender the situation and get back to my inner peace.






Monday, March 29, 2021

What is Sacred Self-Care?







I'm sure you have heard of the term self-care. Almost everyone has and almost everyone has practices some form of self-care at some point in there life. I'm a big advocate for anything that has to do with self-care. It's great to indulge in a face mask, a bubble bath, and getting a mani-pedi. But, self care can be so much more then just on the physical level. It took me years to figure this out. A lot of burnout and hustle and then came the fall in the form of depression or illness or crippling anxiety. I still have to watch this because I know burnout is right around the corner if I'm not careful. So, now I try to focus on not just taking care of my body but feeding my soul as well on a daily basis. 
I've learned a lot about balance since I tore ligaments in my ankle. It forced me to slow down. It was really the last straw of remembering myself and remembering how to take care of my body and soul which I had been neglecting. I learned that taking care of all aspects of our life is what helps to keep us in balance. 


 


Do you ever have a list with 20 things on it? 30 things? That happens to me too. I get so carried away with what needs to get done. Even when it comes to feeding my soul I can be like this. The past few months I've really stepped back and reevaluated all my routines. Even my self-care routines. I've learned that ten minutes of meditation can be better then nothing. No need to meditate for two hours a day to get all the benefits. I used to be in the mentality that more was better. And if I couldn't do it all then I ended up doing nothing. I'm glad to say that mentality is no longer apart of my mindset. I'm happy with my ten minutes of meditation. I haven't been doing my yoga practice but I have been walking or at least trying to walk on a daily basis. I am so happy spring is here and getting outside daily is becoming more of a possibility. 





I remember the days when I would just numb myself out with tv. Vegging out is fine once in awhile but I was doing it on a daily basis. And not in a healthy balanced way. I would sit in front of the tv and drink wine. Lots of wine. I would numb myself out with television, food, alcohol, and anything else that seemed to help me fleetingly.  One day I had enough of this. I was burned out and exhausted. I decided I needed to start nurturing my inner child. For me that was coloring in an adult coloring book and dancing to some awesome music. That was when I discovered Qoya and Kundalini Dance. 

Since my injury I realized that self-care should not be about obligation. It should not be number 100 on your list of things to do for the day. But, if you need to make time for it that is okay as well. Even taking ten minutes in the morning can feed the soul. I love to use insight timer app in the mornings before I do anything else. 



Self-care is not one size fits all. It can look different from person to person and even from day to day. I know my self-care practices typically do not look the same everyday. The only thing I do try to stick to on a daily basis is writing in my journal in the morning. My self care has changed a lot over the years and I'm sure it will always be evolving. I am finally at a point in my life where I am okay with that and even excited about it. I do my sacred self-care practices to grow my own well being and faith walk. 




Sunday, March 28, 2021

A Late What I Did on St. Patrick's Day










I meant to share this earlier in the month but I figure since it is still March and my goal is to post everyday. ( At least for this month and April so we will see how that goes.) Hopefully, beyond that point as well.  Plus,  I had a great St. Patricks Day 2021. 

My fiancĂ© and I went to a local eatery. It was not an Irish place but we had gotten there right on time because as we left the place was getting crowded. 

We ended up splitting appitizers which was really good. Saganaki and a sampler appetizer with potato skins, chicken wings, onion straws, and more. Normally, we don't eat really fried or greasy food but we had decided we would try the appetizer platter and I wanted the saganaki because I love it and haven't had it for at least a year. 



We also got some drinks. My fiancĂ© loves Guinness so he got that. I got a whiskey sour which again I haven't had in probably a year when everything got shut down due to COVID-19. And I splurged and got a second drink for my dessert. A salted Carmel Martini. 




I also got my first COVID shot this month. The only reaction I had to it was that my arm was really sore for a few days. It was that feeling you get when you've worked out a lot and the muscles are really sore. I get my second one in April. I am excited and nervous because I've heard people get a worse reaction with the second shot. But, I am hopeful that all will go well with that. 

I'm still in wedding planning mode and probably will be until the day of the actual wedding. But, everything is coming along with that and I'll write some blog posts on that as well. 

Have a great weekend! 


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Consistency is Key


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I have been listening to a lot of personal development lately. Yesterday and today I was listening to Kristen Boss. She teaches about sales. Specifically network marketing sales but her advice can really be applied to anything. Since, I'm in sales with my reselling business, as well as my social selling business, and  was thinking about how I could apply what she was saying to my blogging and writing. One of the main things mentioned is about consistency. I thought back on things I've done and consistency has been a problem of mine. I realized I've always ended up getting burned out when I was not taking care of myself. Or I've gotten depressed and felt like I was having zero success and I must be a failure. It's only these past few months that I'm realizing that even if I am not having success in the sense that I'm a published author, or have a big YouTube channel, or gazillions of followers or people on my team that this does not actually mean that I'm a failure and that I should just quit and give up. 

So, even with my blogging and writing even if I never get a look on this blog or never publish a book I will not stop writing. Just like I will not stop being consistent with my reseller business or my social selling business. In the past I gave up too soon. Or I got burned out or too discouraged and then I put myself and my goals on the backburner. I still have plans for this blog as well as new blog ideas but I can't get discouraged if things are moving slower then I would hope. So, my new goal is to spend at least 20 minutes writing a day. Then maybe the rest will fall into place. And if not then at least I am doing something I'm passionate about that gives me comfort. 


I've been reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Artist's way by Julia Cameron. Those two inspire me to write. Next on my list is to read Writing down the bones by Natalie Goldberg. I will link them below if you are need of some inspiration or just a good book on creativity and/or writing. 





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