Meditation moment

I sit on the edge of the bed dipping my hand in to a jar of some sort of sweet butter creme and massage myself around the neck to ease the tension away. Taking care of myself is essential and that means ALL of me.  (Cue the cheesy porn music) Just kidding! But there is some truth and sensibility in making sure you are mindful of your body.   Segue

Stress is a killer

I wear many hats such as Student, Mother, Wife, Business Manager, Leader, and Artist to name a few. I wouldn’t have it any other way for the past 20+ years.  I have an insatiable motivation to learn and have new experiences to broaden my understanding of everything.  A lucid soul search that continues today.  The only difference now is that I’m aware of the consequences of poor time management.

If your list of characteristics is anything like mine, it looks like this:

Pros: workaholic, insatiable knowledge hunter, meets a challenge with enthusiasm, die-hard optimist, selfless, confident, and humble.

Cons: workaholic, insatiable knowledge hunter, meets a challenge with enthusiasm, die-hard optimist, selfless, confident, and humble.

Notice anything? I stare dumbfounded at the computer screen, reading along with you.  Life is too short to not live your best life.

Take a break

Breathe and allow free thought

Now, let it go!

We just had a meditation moment!

 

 

 

 

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What are you waiting for?

Please have a rock bottom, a final straw, and an end of the road! It will help the cause…

Peek at my journal entry from 14 years ago…time flies when you’re having fun!

“Things are getting bad at work. I don’t know who to trust. I feel like I’m being pulled in every direction. What will happen to my reputation, my career? I feel like I’m at a crossroads in my life and I have to stand at the fork in the road until the green light signals. Problem is, the light hasn’t been built yet. When can I move on? What can I do in the meantime to pacify my wandering spirit?”

Really?!

Life gets in the way and we are on the proverbial hamster wheel.

This entry 14 years ago just solidifies that I need to change. I haven’t fully committed yet… I only talk about what could be.  No more bullsh*t!!

I am more mindful at this moment, now more than ever….

Change!

 

 

 

 

 

On your mark…

The moment is here! I’m perched at the starting line ready to run. I’m waiting…waiting…the shot never fired!

Fast forward 20 years, and I am still crouched at the starting line with my eye on the prize and getting nowhere. That was one of my first lessons about life, stop waiting for someone else to dictate when it’s time to GO. Live now because time moves really fast, and in a blink of an eye you will look back at your life and wonder where you are.  Guess what?  You’ve been at the starting line the whole time. This is midlife! That moment you realize you are not living at your full potential and it’s time to change.

Get Set!

Time to get moving! I don’t mean let’s sweat to the oldies, ride through Watopia on a Peloton, or dust off that yoga mat (not just yet). I mean really start thinking about your thinking process.  Imagine about how many times you think negative thoughts about yourself and don’t even realize it! If you are anything like me, it is a lot.  Here’s my solution.  Stop attracting negative energy.  Yes, you are a giant magnet attracting the energy you put out.

Try these 3 simple rules for one week, heck, try one day.  I guarantee you will feel a difference:

Stop and think before you speak; If its kind, continue. If its negative, find the positive and only speak that truth.

Forgive yourself and others; nobody is perfect.

Smile; everyone is going through something and could use the support.

Go!

For those of you still at the starting line, here’s your gun shot! Make an effort to never give up or look back, and if you truly want to get your groove back know that it takes time. Be patient with the process, and I promise it will be easier as you continue through the journey.

I have chosen this platform to share my thoughts and experiences as a woman, mother, artist, wife, student, educator, and leadership professional. I am vulnerable and excited all at the same time, but I’m going to stay positive and trust my intuition that I’m not the only one learning to be mindful. I encourage you to comment about your process and how I may have helped you through sharing my story.

Lets’ do this!