Setting Your Day

Into Motion

I try really hard to get up on the right side of the bed and on good, positive footing! I feel that I can tackle my day better when I am in a good mindset and try to remain that way throughout my day too. I reflect on my day and set a plan of action as to what I need to do! I feel pretty good when I get my top 3 to 4 items done and checked off at the end of the day.

Waking Up

I enjoy stretching before I get out of bed in the morning! I will even kick back for a few minutes and just let my mind wander, ponder and reflect. It just wakes my body and mind up! I feel just a little bit more energized to start my day.


Hopping To It

Taking Time For Myself

I love taking at least 30 minutes for myself in the morning and just relax before staring my day! I enjoy the calm in my whole being. I find I have a better day when I am not running around and stressing out. I feel that I can approach my day healthier and happier as well as efficiently and effectively!

Eating Breakfast and Packing My Lunch

I have to eat a good breakfast before heading out to tackle my day! I am healthier for it because I am not snacking on junk throughout my day. I am productive and effective for it because I have the energy I need to at least make it to lunch time. I am such a crank if I am hungry!

I pack my lunch for two reasons. The number one reason is that I am controlling what I eat! The second reason is that is it expensive to eat out for lunch every day. I love treating myself to lunch out every once in a while though!

Making Time to Do What I Love

I do at least one thing that I love to do every day!

  • Taking Time For Myself
  • Taking Care of Myself and My Greatest Someone(s)
  • Eating Healthy
  • Taking My Hour Lunch Break
  • Working Out
  • Reading a Good Book
  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Connecting, Socializing, Interacting, Sharing
  • Getting Outside


Traveling, Adventuring and Exploring (Photos by RSheridan)

What Do You Do To Set Your Day Into Motion? Please Share, Love to Hear!!!


TODAY

IS A Beautiful Word

How Do You Live For Today?

I am learning to be more present than I have been in the past and really live for TODAY! Life is happening and constantly changing and it is a bit challenging to keep up at times. That happening comes with change as well as growth, which can be scary, but can also be the Greatest Gift of Life EVER! I am one that SCREAMS change and then tries to RUN from it when change happens.


The Sun Is A Rising

Wanting and Needing

I do not know how I manage to get anything done in being indecisive on a good majority of things! It swings from one extreme to the next at times. I want or need this and when I have it I want or need something else. I do not know how I enjoy life being in a constant state of flux!

The nice thing is I do not have to set limits and the possibilities are pretty much endless too! I can be open and embrace that state of flux as well as the possibilities and opportunities. I can try new things and step out of my comfort zone. I can live it how I want to live it!


CONQUERING Today!

Exploring and Discovering

What Do You Do On A Daily Basis To Seek Out and Soak Up The World Around You?

My Top 3 Answers

  • I appreciate being given another day to conquer!
  • I like to look for the good and the positive throughout my day.
  • I am so lucky and grateful for the life I do get to live.

I think about what gets me motivated, what brings me joy and what makes me passionate! For me it is mostly the simple things that make my day!


Hello! Morning Sunshine

Giving, Sharing and Connecting

What Do You Give and/or Share On A Daily Basis?

Have You Connected With Yourself or Other People Today?

“Happiness, like love, increases when it is shared.” ~ Unknown

I feel happiest when I am giving, sharing and connecting with other people! I feel like I get an added bonus in being able to share life and its many experiences with other people. I learn and explore as well as grow and expand my experiences and my world when giving, sharing and connecting with other people! I connect with myself and my whole being in so many great ways too.


BIG World Waiting Out There . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s To Exploring and Growing and Connecting To Yourself and Your World!!!


Never Give In

Get Out There!

Putting the brakes on is some times best in certain situations, especially the emotionally charged ones! I know I am impatient and the type of person that just wants to fix it and move on. Being in a hurried state is not helpful at all and not healthy for all involved! I do not think anyone truly enjoys confrontation and conflict, but there is a respectful and positive way to do it.

I am learning lessons in patience and humility. This includes finding the calm, taking the emotions out of it and making it not personal. You have to form a positive mindset! You have to figure out how to survive in the ever-changing environment that you live your life in. It takes work!

Life is One Wild Ride! You are either on it or off of it and it is never predictable! ~RSheridan

The hardest part is living in a world of instant gratification! Boy is that a wake up call when something does not work in your favor! You can either live with it or not. I am trying to learn how to take a more patient and positive outlook in my life.

When I take the time to slow down, I feel better about the choices and decisions I make on a daily basis. That makes me also feel better about myself. I am able to be in the present moment and give of myself. I am able to take the time I need and respond more effectively to what is happening around me.


One WILD Ride!!! (Photo by RSheridan)

I feel more connected and grounded as well as have a priority and purpose in my daily life! I feel more free and happy in living my life. I feel like I can take on the world and just be.  I enjoy finding that inner strength that gives me inner peace.

Just Keep Trying & Never Give Up – With Patience Comes Courage to Live Your Life Fiercely Every Day!!!


Those Aha! Moments

When the Light Bulb Comes ON!

Some days I am just in too deep to see it let alone discover it! But when the light bulb does come on, just WATCH OUT!


Shining BRIGHT!

Discovering the Bright Side to Every Situation

Is There Always a Bright Side???

I use to think being positive and finding the good was exhausting and taxing! However, I have discovered being negative is a waste of my energy and my time.

 My perspective has it fair share of craziness! I become impatient and intolerant. My perspective goes red or at least negative. Then the crazy and maybe angry person comes out of me. I find in changing my perspective it can do wonders for my overall mood!

However, every once in a while it SURPRISES me with an “Aha!” or “light bulb” moment in seeing the bright side to a situation!

It is NOT SO BAD either in seeing the bright side to a situation! I have to remind myself that I am in control of the choices I make, especially when it comes to the good, the bad and the ugly in my life. There are times I want to have a tantrum if one more person tells me to be patient or this too shall pass – ha! I have to remind myself to control and reign in my emotions, thoughts and feelings too.


Blinding WHITE!

What I have learned so far . . .

  1. I am learning to love myself as well as believe and trust in myself too!
  2. I am learning to forgive myself, especially when dealing with a broken heart or bruised ego.
  3. I do not have to hit emotional retrograde and proceed to have a meltdown.
  4. Life is not going to be perfect and it is going to constantly change; get on board and deal with it.
  5. I am SO NOT ALONE is this thing called Life.
  6. My mother was right about Counting to 10 and to  just BREATHE!
  7. I am learning to slow down, focus on one thing and enjoy the process. Otherwise, Hello! pressure, tension, stress, anxiety and pure chaos will rain on me!
  8. I need to develop, create and build those relationships with my greatest someones, especially in communicating, interacting and connecting better with each other.


Showering LOVE! (Photos by RSheridan)

What Have You Learned In Seeing the Bright Side and Experiencing Those Aha! or Light Bulb Moments? Please Share, Love to Hear!!!

 


Say “Yes!” To A

A Healthier “No!”

I hear myself say, “I am so busy!” and “I don’t have the time.”! Then I hear myself say, “I am bored.”, “I need change.” and “I want to be challenged.”!

I have multiple reasons and/or excuses as to why I say these things!

  • I think about that I am not busy and I do have the time. However, I just do not want to do something or spend my time doing it.
  • I think about if this is of interest to me and worth spending my time on it.
  • I think about the commitment and if I have the time to take it on.
  • I think about the certain things that are a waste of my time and my energy.
  • I think about if I get a choice or not in doing something.
  • I think about what inspires me to be creative.
  • I think about playing and having more fun.
  • I think about rest, relaxation and time to myself.
  • I think about needing to say, “No!” more.


Searching . . . Seeking . . . Discovering . . .

I will usually ask myself some questions!

  1. How do I make the most of my time?
  2. What is a waste of me and my time?
  3. What serves me and feeds me

I learned a valuable lesson recently! I usually prioritize my daily schedule and adjust as needed. However, I now find myself scheduling myself and my priorities instead! I feel pretty good when I get my top 3 to 4 things done throughout my day.

If yes, I go for it! If not, I politely decline and thank that person for thinking of you. If I am on the fence, I will take some time to make a decision before committing to a yes or a no. I do not want to commit to something and than not be committed. That is not fair!

I want and need to approach time in a way that is healthier and makes me happier! I think about what “stuff” is valuable or non-valuable to me. I think about what “stuff” is essential or non-essential to me.

I think about that day to day “stuff” that I need to do and weigh it against what I want to do, what I love to do! It is about finding that balance; working for an hour or two and then taking 5 minutes to do something for myself. I truly want to spend my time on “stuff” that is rewarding and satisfying as well as giving myself joy and contentment!


Imagining . . . Envisioning . . . Dreaming . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

How Do You Spend Your 24 Hours In A Day? Please Share, Love to Hear!


Just Let GO Already!

A Good Mantra To Have

I have started talking in another language. For instance . . .

  • Extreme and Constant Stress.
  • OVER Everything and Anything.
  • Burdened and Buried and Burnt!
  • Mental and Emotional Hot Mess.
  • Useless and Worthless.
  • ANGRY Self/Person!

I know some STRONG words, right!


Holding Strong

Ask Yourself These Questions Though

  1. How do you release in chaos to find calm?
  2. How do you stop caring so much about certain things?
  3. How do you let go?
  4. What do you let go of?
  5. Why is there always a cyclone of unnecessary drama and “issues” surrounding you, like Pig Pen and his cloud of dirt?


Learning To Bend

I am learning that I have to let go mental and physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. I know I make the process harder than it needs to be and a whole lot scarier too! I am learning that it can be a freeing and loving process if I just let it happen in time and not on my time. I have to let go of the attitude and the ego as well as the perfection and expectations! This is the first step to letting go, releasing and moving on.

The hardest lesson is being the person I am and want to be! It is so exhausting to be two different people; the one I show to myself and the other one I show to other people. I am not being true to who I am and more than likely living a half-arse life too! I just want to be me and that is what matters most to me. I am a little done with the whole changing to suit other people, apologizing and just dumbing myself down!


Being Willing To Open Up

Let GO Already

  1. Let GO of the past and someday and live for TODAY!
  2. Let GO of being out of control; be in control and either accept it or change it.
  3. Let GO of my fear of the unknown, just TAKE the leap already!
  4. Let GO of the emotions, feelings and thoughts that make me look and act like a hot mess and weak.
  5. Let GO of the worrying; it usually gives me what I DO NOT WANT!
  6. Let GO of doing more and just being; that’s enough.
  7. Let GO of that ANGRY self/person and be more loving and forgiving!
  8. Let GO of breaking others down and BUILD UP instead.
  9. Let GO of the “Next Syndrome” and just enjoy the process of the journey and where I am at in my life right now.
  10. Let GO of living a life I do not have and live the life I DO HAVE!


Releasing . . . Letting Go . . . Shining From Within (Photos by RSheridan)

What Is NO Longer Working For You? What Is NO Longer Serving You? What Can You Just Let GO Of Already? Please Share, Love to Hear!


Finding Your Clear Path

Is Like Hugging

The Middle of the Road

  • Do you ever feel inspired AND overwhelmed at the same time?
  • What Do You Focus On?
  • What Direction Do You Go In?

I DO! My mind and thoughts are racing with my emotions and feelings. Sometimes I feel like it is within reach and other times I feel like it is unattainable. I feel like finding my clear path on this journey of life is like hugging the middle of the road!

DO NOT go too far right or too far left and WHATEVER I do, DO NOT OVERCORRECT! If I go to slow I get stagnant. If I go to fast I do not get to enjoy the process. I just may find myself stuck on OVER everything and anything too. It is very much about seeking out that happy medium when it comes to living the life I do have and wanting MORE of it!


Here’s a Sign

Putting The Pieces Together

I strongly believe that I already have a good amount of the pieces in my life! I just have to figure out how they fit together to complete a part of the puzzle. I know the right pieces will seek me out if I am open and patient enough. Once I do that I can continue on my journey because I have found a clear path once again!

What talents and gifts DO I have? I need to look at my strengths, my weaknesses and my limitations! Where DO I spend my time, energy and of course money? I need to look at my passions, especially when it comes to what motivates and drives me.

I really want to do what I enjoy or at least build it into my life! I know even if I cannot make a living doing what I enjoy it still adds to my life!


Exploring . . . Discovering . . . Experiencing . . .

What Matters Most To Me

  • I want to get involved in my life; try new things and stretch my comfort zone.
  • I want to communicate, interact and connect with myself and others, especially my greatest someones.
  • I need to learn, grow and gain life experiences.
  • I need to live the life I do have and want more of it.

I have been on this journey of self for a year now and it has been quite the experience! I am learning to take time for myself and listen to myself in what I want in my life. Most times I know what I want. Sometimes I have no idea how to go about getting what I want and other times I have no idea what I really want.

I need to stop focusing on perfection and putting unnecessary pressure on myself too! I do want to find my purpose and discover my passion. I do want my life to be meaningful and make it count each and every day. It does take time as well as patience!


Journeying Along . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember Life is a GIFT To Be Treasured Every Day! Time is PRECIOUS, so DO NOT Waste a Minute of it!


Asking For What You WANT

Turning Your Well Being Around

On this journey of self I started asking what I wanted and needed, especially when it comes to my whole, well being! I knew I needed to ask myself what I wanted in order to create that healthier lifestyle. What if, right! I needed to help myself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually because it starts with me, myself and I.

I wanted to take care of myself and my needs! I needed to listen to myself and my body. I wanted to improve and enhance my well being. I needed to do it for my whole being!


So NOT Going It Alone – Come With Me

It is about asking for what I WANT and what I NEED! It is about the way I am and the way I live my life each and every day. I still struggle in thinking of myself and asking for what I want and need. I am not the person you really want to be around when I am not taking time for myself!

I really want to dig deeper when it comes to figuring myself out, my needs and just what makes me tick! My journey of self is helping me discover things about myself that I may not have admitted to or even knew about myself!


NO Mountain Too High To Climb – Take My Hand

My Top 5 Goals for 2014

  1. I AM so asking for WHAT I WANT and NEED!!!
  2. I WANT to continue to learn how to cook healthier.
  3. I NEED to continue exercising 2 to 3 times a week.
  4. I WANT to continue to find my calm and collected self.
  5. I CRAVE a trip internationally.


Exploring – Go With Me (Photos by RSheridan)

GOOD LUCK On Asking For What You WANT! Tap Into Your WANTS & NEEDS as well as Your DESIRES & PASSIONS! What Are You Asking For? Please Share, Love to Hear!


Healthy Eating

Making GOOD Choices

For Your Whole Being

I decided to create a healthier lifestyle three years ago. I did start slowly in introducing new foods and doing away with the not so good for me foods. I did start listening to myself, my body and my needs. I did cleanse my body in a way by introducing and eating whole foods!

The biggest thing I had to wrap my head around was making it a lifestyle change!

Eating The Rainbow!!!


Oranges


Greens


Yes, Yes & Yes!!!


Purples


Yellows


Reds


Browns

I want to nurture and nourish my whole being! This means whole foods and nutrient rich foods, like fruits, veggies, lean proteins, vitamins, and minerals. I am learning moderation and portion sizes. Nothing is good in EXCESS, except CHOCOLATE! I will not deny or deprive myself of something because then I want it even more, so not a good habit to develop. Do not get me wrong there are foods I choose not to eat and even foods that I avoid!

My Benefits

  • I feel pretty good with my well being and my whole being.
  • My nails, skin and hair are looking great.
  • I am continuing to lose weight, tone and strengthen my whole being.
  • I am still a work in progress when it comes to fueling my body to get energy that lasts throughout the day.
  • I have noticed an improvement in my immunity and defenses to fight for the good of my body and not make me sick.
  • Some of my digestive issues have lessen while others have cleared up and disappeared.

What Do You Do For You and Your Whole Body? What Do You Do as far as Healthy Eating? Please Share, Love to Hear!


Listening To My Body’s Needs

Learning, Strengthening, Living . . .

What is that saying, “No Pain, No Gain” . . .

Over the past year I have learned that pain is not always bad! Pain is part of being human and with hard work comes great gains. Pain is doable and manageable in living my life and to the fullest too. Just Breathe, right!

I took for granted what my body did and does for me!

I have discovered that knowing how to breathe and having great posture makes a BIG difference in dealing with pain! Stretching and rotation are key too.  At times the feeling of tightness and cramping is worse than the actual pain. I am learning to find my calm self in order to let the tension, pressure and stress just release and let go! It significantly helps with the pain, tightness and cramping.

The #1 thing that has been eye opening is having the right team to help me through this process! I am bringing awareness to myself and my body. I am figuring out what my body needs to heal and strengthen. I am tuning into the way my body moves in its motions.

Just the education I have soaked up from this team of people amazes me at times! I am learning about muscles, nerves and joints and the importance to the human body and how it functions. For instance, the blood cannot properly flow to an area that is tight, cramped or congested. This could potential cause damage within that area as well as cause aches and pains.

So . . . Ding, Ding! I need to listen to those aches and pains and figure out what my body needs. Is it telling me to slow down and take a chill? It is telling me to hit the gym to work out and stretch out? What DOES my body NEED!

I DO NOT have to give into the pain! I can feel the pain and know how to release it now. I am discovering a deeper connection with myself, my needs and my WHOLE being! I am working on slowing down, relaxing and resting.

Here’s to DISCOVERING Your STRONG! ~RSheridan


(Photos by RSheridan)

Do You LISTEN To Your Body? What Is Your Body TELLING You? What Does It NEED? Please Share, Love to Hear!


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