Today I got paid…And then even though I wanted to buy some Nike Uptempos I paid bills instead. This is also a rent check .So let’s just say I’m going to have to get creative in the kitchen and in life to keep this party going. However that doesn’t mean I can move and shake in life even when things get tight. Part of keeping your eyes on the prize is having a positive mindset and attitude. To help me stay on track for a while now I have been listening to the teachings of Abraham Hicks who is the master teacher of the law of attraction. She is what the popular book “The Secret” was inspired by. If you haven’t read or watched the film please check it out. Continue reading
This week we have a guest blogger @ARoseEssentials to give you some great tips on self care and making through your work week!
As I sit here at work, doing multiple jobs at once. Tired, over-worked, always striving and never having a true ‘day off’, I realize just how important it is to practice self-care. Besides work, we have other obligations and responsibilities that take up our time and may leave us with little time to for self-care. Before you know it, you’re having a breakdown out of the blue. The human body is so well-equipped that it sends you signals that you need to take time for yourself. It may come in the form of a breakdown or an illness that forces you to stay put for a while so that you can heal and rest. Well, you shouldn’t run yourself into the ground and wait to breakdown before you start to focus on self-care. Here are a few (FREE!) things you can do to keep yourself centered, balanced, focused and most importantly, healthy.
- Writing: Please never underestimate how therapeutic it is to write down how you’re feeling. It can be a plain notebook or a beautifully packaged journal (I just purchased a hand-made moleskin journal wrapped in marbled paper from @_papel_ on instagram). I prefer nice journals because they’re inviting and makes you open up to scribe. There isn’t a certain method or writing guideline you have to follow. Just write what is on your heart. Whether you’re frustrated or happy, pencil it all in. I also use my journal to manifest what I need out of life. In my current journal, the very first page I wrote down a few things that I wanted to achieve. An exact year later, those goals came to life. That’s also another benefit to journaling. You go back and read prior entries for self-reflection. You have the ability to evaluate your growth and how you’re progressing. So pick up a journal and write your first entry today!
We have all at this point read or heard of the book “The Secret” (if not look it up!). In essence it’s about believing in what you want and putting the mental energy to visualizing that. I am a visual person so having things to visually represent or stimulate me really help with my creative side and putting things into action. So I like to create inspiration boards that I can look at in the morning to give me an internal energy boost. I also like craft supplies (haha) so this combo of creating these boards is right up my alley. The part I enjoy most of diving into the process when making these is the actual arranging and cutting, designing etc is super therapeutic for me. I also think about themes and ideas for different boards, so different boards serve different purposes. It’s like having a Tumblr but in real life. I recommend stretching your creativity and using those old magazines to drum up your own inspiration boards.
Do vision boards help you? How do you use them? Do you find them valuable? Comment Below!