Thursday, March 17, 2016

Slow Down

Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be before your time...Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while
It's alright, you can afford to lose a day or two
~ Lyrics: Vienna by Billy Joel 

Hello Everyone! Today message is short...Live in the Moment. On my work today, from the time I left the house until I stepped into the office, there were multiple hurdles for me to slow down. I slowly began to become impatient with all the "inconveniences" that was occurring. After finally arriving at my desk, practicing a few asanas and quieting my mind to let go of what happened earlier, I could tell my mood was changing to a more positive one. 

I needed to remember to live in the moment. That things happen for a reason. To be present and wait to get where I need to be instead of rushing. Anything worth having in life is worth the wait. We will be able to have what we're searching for longer than a moment if we just slow down. This is something I;m still working on, but I will continue to stay in the moment, instead of rushing to get to the future, because at its correct time we'll get there. 

Love and Light & Until Next Time...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Learning Self-Care

Hey Everyone! While starting my next degree, I began practicing yoga postures/asanas to help minimize stress from my studies. I've been practicing since September 2014 and since then I definitely have progressed physically, but I'm still a work in practice mentally. School doesn't necessarily causes stress, unless I procrastinate until the last minute to complete a major assignment. It's the day to day things that causes stress.

There has been a lot of personal changes during the past few months, which are definitely challenging. Since I participate in Instagram yoga mini and month long challenges, physically it has helped minimize my stress, but I'm still a work in progress mentally and spiritually. Being a social worker doesn't help as well. I'm always able to give sound advice to others, but for whatever reason unable to follow my own words of advice.

This month I decided I need to focus more on self-care and practice what I preach. To be mindful that I can't change everything in my life in an instant. That things happen for a reason to be a life learning lesson so I can grow overall. So with my mindfulness practice, I have learned that I need to just be quiet sometimes. Whether it's not arguing with someone over something that is minor or practicing mindfulness meditation.

During meditation, a person should dedicate an allotted amount of time, whether it's five minutes in the beginning and work up to 60 minutes of quietness to still the mind. Live in the moment and stop stressing about the past and present. If being still and quiet is too much, try repeating a mantra to help you focus on yourself, so at the end of the day, YOU are Creating your own HAPPINESS.

We can't blame others how we live our life. We can accept what's going on now and learn how to change to have a more positive outlook on life. As I always say, speak it into existence and from there create how you want to live your life. You are responsible for your happiness. No one can give that to you, but yourself.

Take care and persevere!

Love and Light,

Until Next Time...