Is quiting an option anymore? What do you really gain from it? Keep pushing, you got this!! Delayed gratification is so much sweeter when everything aligns together. Whenever you feel like quiting, ask yourself this, “will my future self benefit from this decision?”
Unplugging and taking quiet time is the best gift you can give yourself. Refusing to succumb to the pull of the internet removes the cloud that confuses ones’ purpose. Just imagine in a typical day; you wake up with a list of goals you want to accomplish, but somehow the first thing you do is look at the updates on your phone and at this point, your focus shifts from taking care of your goals to fixating on trends. Then as you go throughout your day, during your commute and work, you sneak in moments where you “need” to answer a message or look at a post.
This occurrence becomes embedded in your daily lives to the point where feeding the addiction displaces accomplishing goals. Then, there comes the point where you have lost sight of who you are as a person. This displacement is real and dangerous; the addiction grows slowly and steadily while distracting its host into some alternate reality. The good news is that this addiction is reversible. The same way you convinced yourself to scroll through social media is the same way you can persuade yourself to close the application. Believe it or not, your world will not shatter if you don’t look at the trends multiple times a day.
Take some time during the day to turn off your phone and direct your attention to some other aspect of your life.
Go outside and rediscover nature; with the rapid consumption of technology, humans have strayed away from the divine cycle of the universe. The use of content has become more critical than self-care. Go outside and learn to re-appreciate the beauty and calming effects of nature.
Take the time to reflect on your past and present so that you can create targets for your future.
Try consuming as little artificial light as possible; the presence of artificial life affects the hormonal balance in the body.
Try Adopting early sleep and wake times; resting between the recommended hours does help holistically and waking up early allows you to accomplish some personal goals before you have to go into work.
No matter how crazy you think life is, you are absolutely making it work. You get up every day to power through with a brave face. You seem to be able to figure out what needs to be done even though it seems daunting. With all the challenges, you seem to be working through it.
You are organising your life through all of that and you should be proud of that accomplishment. It is time to stop comparing yourself with others and work on outdoing your past self. We need more beings dedicated to the cause of self love and finding one’s purpose. You got this and don’t you forget that.
It’s time to ignore the voice in your head that has been telling you not to do it. This is usually coming from a place of fear. What do you really have to lose IF you try something new? Take a chance and just do it; the hard part will be over.
Is life making you busy or you are using LIFE as an excuse not to do the things you need to do?
I made an effort to start this blog, and I was consistent with semi-regular postings. When things became a bit more demanding but still manageable, I rode that busy train to the point where I didn’t post anything for two weeks. I did, however, find time to scroll through Instagram in the name of clearing my head. I was allowing this sluggish nature to get the best of me; it’s fun to stay in bed sleeping and scrolling through social media, but I needed to do right by myself and develop.
It may be hard to believe, but you are meant for something more than mediocrity. Scrolling through social media, watching others impact change is more than what you were put on the earth to do. If you think you have no idea what you are meant to do in this life, you are wrong. You know it, it’s been hovering around you since the beginning. It’s time to focus your energy on letting this become apparent to you. Now is the perfect time to do it because you are at home and streaming tv is becoming a bit tired. If you are like me and avoided connecting with yourself because it was too hard, take a chance on yourself.
Start small; find out things about yourself by challenging your thinking. One thing I started doing was writing challenges. The complexity of these challenges pulled me out of my comfort zone and made me ok with being vulnerable.
During this time of isolation, learn more about yourself to resume the growth process. You are fantastic and complex; it’s time to unlock that door to find out your potential.
You are your greatest gift and worst nightmare. You are responsible for everything that happens in your life; your thoughts and actions shape your life. It’s worth believing in your ability so you can change the world. It’s time to be your best self, your highest self!
With all the uncertainty happening in the world, panic seems to be the only logical thing to do. But in panicking, you cloud your mind with fear and it becomes harder to receive the message. With all the crazy, you need to constantly be grateful because in focusing on the positives, calm rushes within you.
As you go throughout your day don’t forget to repeat the words and practice it. Be safe and remember the need to be positive in your lives.
I meant to write this intro for the longest time; However, I didn’t feel it was the right time until now. As you may have seen on my blog, there is a section about this topic. I’m going to dive into different times where I should make peace with my past self. I feel it is time to forgive myself for setting the bar so high then guilting myself when I didn’t accomplish those tasks.
I learnt it is ok to go at my pace and that I determine when the speed/intensity increases. Comparing myself with others only made my self-esteem plummet. Getting older and experiencing so many things made it so important to be grateful for my existence on this physical plane. It is imperative to focus on embracing the positives even though it is minuscule in my eyes (so, therefore, it is so much more).
Waking up and returning home daily should be cherished because the uncertainty of death hits home so many times. I learnt to give myself time to be happy, to be sad, and being a workaholic, time to rest. I pay attention to all the signs that are presented by the universe. I am a creator in my own right so I intend to create things that will aid in the world’s blossoming. I now trust in myself to trust in the decisions I make. Overall, I need to know myself so I can take on any challenge I encounter.
At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South.
Born on September 8, 1954, Bridges was the oldest of five children for Lucille and Abon Bridges, farmers in Tylertown, Mississippi. When Ruby was two years old, her parents moved their family to New Orleans, Louisiana in search of better work opportunities.
Ruby and her mother were escorted by four federal marshals to the school every day that year. She walked past crowds screaming vicious slurs at her. Undeterred, she later said she only became frightened when she saw a woman holding a black baby doll in a coffin. She spent her first day in the principal’s office due to the chaos created as angry white parents pulled their children from school. Many parents withdrew their children permanently. Ruby ate lunch alone and sometimes played with her teacher at recess, but she never missed a day of school that year.
You are gifted with so many talents, it’s time you are believing in that power so that you can do the things you were destined to do! It’s your time, the universe is waiting for you to unleash all that amazingness.
Have you ever wondered why certain words are spelt or pronounced the way they are even though it doesn’t seem logical? I was often confused as well until I stumbled on a lecture about etymology. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and how their meanings have changed throughout history.
I found this fascinating as it was revealed to me that English is a mix of other languages with “English pronunciations” and these words are rooted in primarily Greek and Latin words, and these Greek and Latin words were probably rooted in some ancient language and the cycle continues. Every time I found a word, I would search; at times it was clear, but other times I was sent down the rabbit hole to find the “original” meaning.
One word that had me more aware than ever was the word “spelling.” When I did my research, I saw lots of videos that said that this word is rooted in the word spells. When words are said negatively, it can purposefully put a curse on someone. This thought brought me back to the phrase “self-fulfilling prophesy”; you repeat something terrible about yourself, and ultimately, it becomes real. On the flip side, when words are said positively, one can essentially bless themselves and attract opportunities. This ties in with the “law of attraction” and “putting things out in the universe” which are quite popular recently. Therefore, when you say “I am…”, you are bringing blessings to yourself and attracting opportunities.
We know what is best for us. Why are allowing outsiders to tell us how to express ourselves, learn, speak, dress, etc? Let’s reclaim that power to be our truest self for we are everything great under the sun!
I committed myself to having a monthly “day of creativity”. A day where I would disconnect all devices, be in tuned with nature and release all the words that have been forcefully oppressed. I didn’t know what day I would choose; I thought about the same day each month, but that felt too predictable, and unlike me so I decided to let my body tell me when it was time. Many times I ignored my intuition and regretted it, so now I’m all for listening.
I had booked my birthday off intending to take a trip because I don’t work on my birthday anymore (a story for a future blog). I had the day off, and I had nothing planned because I couldn’t decide on anything and I couldn’t commit an extended trip because I had a workshop the following day. The first option was to do a day trip to somewhere in the UK but there wasn’t anything that stood out enough for me to have the tourist experience plus I didn’t give myself time to research places.
Then it came to me that I should use my birthday as the day to disconnect from the interweb to brew those creative juices. It would coincide with the year 2029 and a full moon. It was indeed a great time to reconnect with ones’ self.
We need to call others out when they have done us wrong. It doesn’t have to be done in a boisterous way; however, when it’s done, the power that is accompanied with these words should change their lives forever. We need to let others know it’s not okay to disregard our existence to fulfil their daily intake of misery.
For us to create the magic we were destined to accomplish, we need to support every other genuinely. There are so many ways we can do support each other; from purchasing from businesses to saying uplifting words. Let’s do our part to make the tribe better.
At the beginning of the year, I made a vow that I would take the time to “go off the grid” to reset and realign focus on the things that are important to me. I heard of this idea when I went to a workshop last year. “It sparked creativity,” she said, and it was able to propel her in the personal and professional aspects of her life. I felt I needed to do that because I haven’t been able to write a poem in ages, and I felt shattered. All I was doing was writing for the blog, and I wanted to go back to the point where I was a creative on all levels. I did try “trials and error” days where I disconnected for a few hours, and I felt the difference. So this time I would do an entire day.
I turned off my computer, my phone and all other electronic devices (aside from my fridge). This was hard as I live in a(n) flat (apartment) that is electric. After I switched off everything, I could already feel the difference. My body was free from the electromagnetic wave, and I could begin the process of reflective and intentive meditation. I opened the windows, closed my eyes and allowed my sensory experience to commence.
It was so refreshing to consume so much of what nature had to offer. This left my brain so clear that the words were ready to be put down on paper. I would write and let the words flow; when I read it, it was as if these words were handpicked to be shared. I alternated between meditating and writing; I also created tasks for myself with deadlines and made affirmations to be said daily. After this day, I decided to make this at least a monthly thing. You should try this for it will change your life!