I remember when I was younger my mom would always make me and my siblings spend time outside and walk around the block at least once a day. I used to hate it so much…finding every excuse in the book to avoid it. Telling her I’ll go later knowing that I wouldn’t. But now that I am all grown up I feel privileged when I can go for a run in the day or in the evening and be alone with my thoughts, hopes and dreams.
If only I had listened to my mother and made running or walking at least 30 minutes a part of my daily routine, I would be in much better shape now. Not only would I be several pounds lighter I would also be more mentally strong.
I personally think that I can, at times, be quite dramatic and over emotional. I have improved and gotten stronger over the past few years. I used to let all my feelings build up inside and then just cry about it all. Instead of dealing with my problems I often threw a pity party for myself when I could have been able to clear my head and find solutions to them.
I now think of my future children and the life I want to lead for them; to be healthy and lead a great life of abundance. I now fully understand the importance of health and exercise and eating better.
Time to Reflect
I have been taking time everyday to meditate and really learning to calm my mind..and to find peace with everything. Learning to deal with things that are in my control and letting the things I have no control over just be.
I have been feeling a great sense of joy and empowerment when I am outside in the cool evening breeze, taking in the beauty of this world while listening to my good ol’ MP3 player.
I was raised as a Catholic and recently attended mass this Easter. The sermon was about what it is to have faith. “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body … but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”
I realize now that there is a symbolism in all of the teachings and that to have faith is to be able to believe in something even when there is no proof or explanation. I feel so much stronger these days and feel like I can truly live my dreams and know that it won’t be easy.
Embracing the Grind
I am dedicated to doing something everyday to improve myself and make a better life for myself and my fiancé. My dreams now seem closer and achievable when they once felt so far and near impossible.
Do not underestimate the power that clearing your mind and being able to zone in and conditioning your mind has. Just focus on keeping busy with all the actions you have set out for the day. Pay little attention to what others are doing and make every action of everyday count. If it doesn’t serve you, let it go. This is a guaranteed path to achieving great success.
Are there any events from your childhood that you did not enjoy at the time but now feel blessed to experience??
Stay strong and beautiful!