Figure It Out
It is very inspiring what we can discover through hard times. We just have to be open to receive the messages within the challenges of change in our lives. Positivism, gratitude, empathy and progress should be our main focus to figuring out each of our lives.
Sometimes we try to do hard things ourselves, but we have a good number of friends to support us, be there for us, and often times tell us what we need to hear. Everyone we meet is valuable, making a friend from that meeting is even more valuable.
Joy In Challenges
In order to live a full life you need to challenge yourself. Challenges in life are not always easy but if you find the joy in these challenges you will see a lot better outcome on the things you go after in your life.
UP Momentum (Audio)
Ultra Positive Momentum is about allowing yourself to embrace the positives in life and continue to build your life around a positive attitude. You can do anything you set your mind to and you will always benefit more from a positive mind.
The Can’t Sleep 5k
Tell me, what do you do when you cannot sleep? I bet you toss and turn in your bed, get up a dozen times to go to the bathroom and maybe go watch TV or have a snack. Maybe you do all of these things!
Last night I woke up at about 12:30. I could not go back to sleep. Many times, I am grateful for waking up at the random time that I do. Oddly enough, this is one of my most motivating times! When I opened my eyes, my first thoughts were on my future, with the start of recording myself. I decided to go for a walk and listen to music. I was going to think of possible songs to tie into my speeches at the beginnings and ends. I was going to walk once around my neighborhood which is just over a mile…..BUT….in the midst of my music search I was having some visions of my first book. If you know about me and visions, this for me is very exciting! A title and main purpose came to me. I am not going to reveal any of this information until it actually happens, sorry to leave you hanging. It is too important as one of my major goals to be chatting about it just yet.
Now stepping into my 3rd time around the neighborhood, completing my 5k, I was still going through music for my speeches and recordings. I came across a song which gave me an idea that will fit perfectly in the beginning as an intro when I move to video. I spent almost the entire last mile thinking about this.
What I would like to say from all this is: I bet that all of you have great ideas inside of you that come to you at certain times. But I also bet that those ideas just get lost and forgotten. You do not have to walk 3.1 miles or start a blog but I encourage all of you to write these Ideas down. If nothing ever comes of it fine, but for me I take action on most of my ideas. If you remember, I just got done talking about having too many ideas. The hard things is, they are all amazing and I want to do them all right away, but I simply write them down and go after them one at a time. I write notes in my phone, I write them in a sticky note on my computer, I write them on anything. I even have notes written on the tissue box in my car! Write your ideas down or they will be lost forever.
I have learned to love the times that I can’t sleep at night, It is were a lot of good Ideas come alive and I get exercise too! I love having my own blog and I love being able to just write and post whenever I want. Sure, I stick to posting ever Wednesday but sometime I just have things I cannot wait to share with you. Much Gratitude to all of my loyal follower.
Journey Into My Thoughts (part 2)
Journey Into My Thoughts (part 1)
Ship life for me pulls in wild thoughts sometimes. As my life changes and evolves for the better, I realize that I am filtering out the crap and making more room for a better life. I have learned to relax through meditation. When I do meditation, the thoughtless moments I create for myself are just as valuable as the visions that follow. It is all about settling down and listening to what your heart is trying to tell you. The best part is most of my visions will come true if I do everything in my power to make it happen!
I saw 2 very important visions on one of my final nights on the cruise ship:
I am laying in bed, because that it all I can do and I decided to listen to some music. At this point I was getting a little better but I still felt really bad. I was listening to some sad music to push out a few negative feelings. It always works and I was pleasantly surprised with the thoughts that followed once the negatives had left. I was envisioning my success as a motivational speaker. It was not to kids with this one but I know from the bottom of my heart that kids is where my speaking journey begins and may even stay.
I was envisioning speaking in front of thousands. This was a vision I have had many times before. My parents were there. They were there because I promised both of them, before they pass to the next life, when I make it big in my speaking career, they will be there in the front row to see it. My parents are very healthy and I do have time but when I see them in my vision with everyone else it makes me incredibly happy. My parents supported everything idea I ever had, agreeing with it or not. They started out guiding me in the right directions then letting me go to fall and fail and live my life. The best part is every time I need them they are ready to help me. The funny part is I call both of them for everything and every time I struggle with whom to call first. It is something my heart can’t decide so I just switch off each time!
I think about this one speaking moment of my future often but what came through my thoughts next was amazing and brand new. I was envisioning, unprovoked, about going home for Christmas. Standard thought for sure, as I know my mom and dad would miss me otherwise. This was very different. I was not alone! I was holding hands with a little girl. I was telling my family to take any money they had intended to spend for me and make sure they all get her something instead! It was weird that I could see this very clear. There was no attention on any woman or mother to this vision, it was just me and this girl. Shortly after that, my thoughts jumped and I was envisioning asking teachers for play dates, and then it just got more random from that point on. I never have been able to picture this again as clear as I did but I hope in time the world will tell me what this means.
There are many good things in life we can go after: Our hearts, our visions, our goals, our gratitude and much more. Listen to the positivism within yourself and you can live the most rewarding life ever. There is so much more of this world to discover outside your living room and deeper within yourself, but it is up to you to go after it!
Meditate to better health
I could give advice but there are far better trained individuals and groups that can really tell you and show you how much meditation can affect your health! Instead I will simply share how meditation has helped me.
What started out as a simple gift of gratitude from a good friend waterfalled into a brand new way of life! I have gone to new places both physically and mentally I have never been before. From a mind that is never without thought to being able to empty my mind of everything for monuments in time.
If I am stressed I can meditate to calm down. If I am sad I can meditate to perk up. I can set my mind to one thought and really feel life’s answers all through my body. You can see how meditation can be healthy right? Some of you may be saying the typical excuse of, “I don’t have time”. Well I am not the first in your life to say that Idea of no time is crap. If you really want something in your life you are going to make it happen and you are going to make time for it to happen.
You can meditate in 5 minutes or several hours. It is all up to you. I am so grateful for meditation coming into my life. It has really made hidden parts of the best of who I am come alive. With my goals of distance, eating better and losing some weight; meditation plays such a healthy role. It is not going to make the pounds disappear but it can make you put the Little Debbie’s down and rethink what you are doing with your life and live healthier.
I do however owe the lose of 15lbs so far to meditation, positivism, gratitude, and hard work of course, but I am not done yet. I heard it takes 21 days to make something routine….it is the 22nd day and I am still going strong on my goals (click here for April goals). This is only one fragment of my life that meditation has benefited it. I owe a lot to meditation period!
Meditation is super easy, take some deep breaths and listen to some really calming music. But seriously look it up try it out.
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