Tag Archives: Balance

Your Self

Putting YOU Out There

I discuss on this blog about becoming a better version of yourself and being a healthier and happier being. For me it is a lifestyle change/decision and a journey of self.

I do not always care for the word change though! Not that it is a bad word or even a good word at times. I see change more like a beginning! A transition or a new chapter. The start of a new day each and every day!

It is more about the freedom to be able to choose and make decisions for myself and my whole being. Be the one in charge!


Learning to Go With the Flow . . .

It is about balance!

  • How do you make time and spend time for yourself?
  • What truly matters in your life?
  • How do you deal without being consumed each and every day?
  • What do you focus on at any one time? (i.e. the task at hand, the top 3, all of it, etc.)

I so wish I was an easy going and go with the flow type of person! I am not though! We all are in a constant state of flux daily.


Taking It Easy!

However, I do want to put my best self out there! I also want to be a healthier and happier being too. I am so truly blessed in living the life I have!

You can live your life how you want to live it! You do not need to change your life before you begin though. You do need to do what works BEST for YOU

  • Do what you love to do.
  • Explore your passions.
  • Focus your energies on what is best for you.
  • Find your balance.
  • Get curious and stretch your comfort zone.
  • Learn, experience growth and gain experiences.
  • Travel and adventure.


Journeying Along . . . Creating Your Story . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Just Begin! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Contentment

Love This Quote!

“When all your desires are distilled
You will cast two votes
To love more and to be happy.” -Hafiz

Do you practice contentment in living your life? Do you find that calm and balanced self by going within your whole being?


You Love Me . .  You Make Me Happy . . . You Love Me More . . . You Make Me Happier . . .  (Photo by RSheridan)

I am practicing to be in the present moment and not be thinking about the next thing and the next thing and the thing after that! That constant searching can be frustrating and exhausting. I am in control as well as in charge of my contentment and my happiness. I really seek out what I need and love in living my life to the fullest now!

  • Contentment and Calm.
  • Happiness and Joy.
  • Passion and Compassion.
  • Love and Transition.
  • Truth and Honesty.

What Do You Do To Bring Contentment and Calm Into Your Life? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Everything Is Connected II

Being Grounded

Have you ever found yourself existing to survive versus thriving, growing and living?

I have and it is not really a comfortable place to be in!

Building

Have you ever found yourself breaking yourself down instead of building yourself up?

I have and it is not a healthy or happy place to be in!

Finding

How do you find balance and feel grounded when you are off balance?

I know for me I need to take back the controls and take charge again! I need to make a decision to either be okay with it or take action to change it. I need to find my balance as well as my sense of safety and security. I need to connect to my “happy medium” once again!

Connecting

How do you communicate, interact and connect to yourself, your needs and your whole being?

I am learning that I need to connect from within myself! I am the only person that can do that for me too. I am learning to take time for myself to take care of myself, my needs and my whole being!  It is so important and it matters in strengthening my coping skills to deal and handle what is going on in my life.

I connect to my whole being through the flow of my energy!

Balancing

I know for me balance keeps moving up on my priority list! I feel better about myself and I feel happier and healthier when I have balance in my life. When I feel grounded and balanced I feel stronger in everything I do in living my life! I feel the love and the connection with myself from the inside out.

I find balance by looking inward to direct that flow of energy from my feet to my head!  


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Finding Your Center! Here’s to Connecting To The Whole You! Here’s to Balance! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Everything Is Connected I

Being Grounded

I am interested in learning more about chakras from a whole body correlation and connection! The mental energy and the emotional energy can block or affect the physical energy. There needs to be a clearing for clarity and a cleansing for balance. I am not an expert on chakras and this is just my opinions, insights and revelations about chakras.

The 7 Main Energy Centers In The Body, Known as Chakras.

  1. Root Chakra – sits at the base of the spine, at the tailbone.
  2. Sacral Chakra – located two inches below the navel.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – located three inches above the navel.
  4. Heart Chakra – located at the heart.
  5. Throat Chakra – located at the throat.
  6. Third Eye Chakra – located in the center of the forehead.
  7. Crown Chakra – located at the top of the head.

Finding Balance . . .

  1. Root Chakra – connection, support, safety, grounded.
  2. Sacral Chakra – committed, creative, passionate, outgoing, ability to take risks.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – self respect, self compassion, control, assertive, confident.
  4. Heart Chakra – gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, joy, trust, love.
  5. Throat Chakra – words, communication, expression, listening, truth, honesty.
  6. Third Eye Chakra – clear, focused, reality vs. fantasy, wisdom, insight.
  7. Crown Chakra – being and living in the present moment, trusting our inner guidance.

The Lessons . . .

  1. Root Chakra – self preservation.
  2. Sacral Chakra – to honor others.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – self acceptance.
  4. Heart Chakra – I love.
  5. Throat Chakra – to speak up and let your voice be heard.
  6. Third Eye Chakra – to see the big picture.
  7. Crown Chakra – to live mindfully.

“The best way to start balancing the chakras is to start at the Root Chakra and work up to the Crown Chakra.”

On my journey of self I am learning to build a solid foundation to practice and progress from! I started building a solid foundation in my fitness and then continued on to my well being and then my whole being. This is where some of my interest in chakras comes from. The biggest lesson I have learned is that everything is connected!

My energy is an important player and a powerful player in living my life! My physical energy not only gives me strength, but taps into my mental and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Again everything is connected! I am working on releasing and letting go. I am working on cleansing in regards to my energy (i.e. achiness, stiffness, tightness, etc.). I am working on my weaknesses to make those weaknesses stronger and eventually strengths!

I need to find the balance that works BEST for me and my whole being! I need to tune into my imbalances and blocks from within myself and work out. I need to tune into what I am compensating for. Is it over active or under active? I really need to listen to my whole being and its needs! I need to take care of the one body I have been given and do the best I can for my whole being!

I find it interesting that emotional imbalances in the root chakra affect the basic survival needs! The ability to provide for life’s basic needs!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Whole Being Wellness! Here’s To Being Curious and To Learning, Exploring and Growing! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Tough Conversations

Learning HOW To Express Yourself

I have been all over the place when it came to expressing myself. Now I am looking for that balance in my life when it comes to expressing myself. I get a little tired of hearing oh here she goes having another moment. Well let me have that moment so I can move on I say! I am also finding that there is a time and a place to have that moment too.

Learning to Pick Your Battles

You have to learn to pick your battles because at times you are better off just walking away from the situation! You start going around in circles, nothing gets accomplished and you just end up frustrated and pissed off. Not Good At All!


Learning to Pick Your Battles (Photo by RSheridan)

Sometimes it is more about being understanding and caring than BEING RIGHT! Having that last word. Sometimes taking a step back is much better than acting petty and childish. Think before you just REACT!

Instead . . .

Be a Good Communicator. Be a Better Listener. Encourage One Another to Discuss What is Bothering Them. No Judging, No Suggestions!

Conflict & Confrontation

I do not care for conflict let alone confrontation, but sometimes it just has to go down! I usually need a few minutes alone to gather myself in order to approach the situation at hand tactfully. Plus it allows me the time to engage my brain and not my mouth too! Really do not want to say something that I cannot take back and will regret later on. So Not Cool!


So Not in the Mood, So Getting Along for NOW! (Photo by RSheridan)

So Not a Mind Reader

As human beings we are not able to read minds! At least I have not been given this super power. So use your words, speak up and get it out in the open. Does that not make you feel better, especially when the person you are dealing with is having the SAME PROBLEM!

Bottled Up & Ready to Explode

All those bottled up emotions and added stress can eat you up and spit you out! Plus take you down if you let it! There is a productive as well as a healthy way to deal with a situation. Your body, mind and spirit will benefit too.

Sometimes you just need to vent in order to clear the air and get it out of your head. Otherwise it becomes like a bad rerun played over and over again! Limit yourself to less than 5 minutes. Find someone that you can vent to and if not just write it down and throw it away. It helps you get it out of your head.


Expressing Myself (Photo by RSheridan)

Expressing yourself is about finding that happy medium! It is about becoming a better communicator and building a connection with yourself and others to be able to express yourself better. To know there is a better approach that can be relaxing and healthy as well as a productive and a positive experience.

Give Yourself the Freedom to Share What is On Your Mind (within reason of course)!


In A Hurry?

Getting Anywhere Fast?!?

I wonder some days if you yelled, “Fire!” if anyone would respond! I would probably get a better response in saying, “Hey, Check out the shark suit wearing cat on the Roomba video!”.

My Top 3

  1. Always be on the lookout for something NEW! in your day, week, month.
  2. Please slow down, stop rushing about and find your own pace.
  3. In finding your balance you find your productivity level too.

I want to find my happiest, healthiest and best version of myself and put her out there every day!

Something NEW!

I am curious as well as a learner and a reader. I seek out nature to refresh, recharge and reenergize. I like a good challenge. I enjoy being open to the possibilities and opportunities.

I do get stuck on the wheel of life and sometimes go in one to many spins! Those make my tummy spin too. I do find myself in ruts and hope like heck it is not a deep one! Those are a bugger to get out of, especially when you crash land. I do not like when I start feeling that attitude of I do not care! That one is real dangerous and can go so wrong so quickly in so many ways.

I so need an attitude adjustment along with a new perspective for the positive when I spin, fall and stop caring! It is like my wake up call to shake things up. BE in my life once again and not from the outside looking in!

Putting It In Neutral

I appreciate technology, but please stop rushing me already! I really want to find the secret to being the most productive person I can be while doing it slowly or at least at my own pace. I hope that happens, but it seems technology is remaining to turn on me with its mobility and sleek, compact design! I will have to find the plug and unplug or find the power button and disconnect.

I need to relax way more than I already do! I need to laugh louder and have way more fun too. I cannot wait to hit my older years and welcome back nap time again!

I know my whole being would love me more if I put it in neutral more!


Speeding Up or Slowing Down?

In the Balance

I know what I do not want to do in living my life! I have my limititations and my boundaries pretty much set. However, in order to find my balance I need to know WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING! I can simply say I want to be better and to do better. It is the How? that is not as simple! I learned a hard lesson recently and it certainly taught me that I have to be who I am and to be the change I want to see in myself.

Is it as simple as balancing how I want to live and how I want to be? Talk about a loaded question!

One Challenge Coming Up

I like a good challenge, especially when that challenge goes in my favor! When it does not go in my favor I tell myself it could be much worse. Like being in a shoe box of a closet filing for 8 straight hours and by the end you need a transfusion from all those nasty paper cuts! I am a master in grunting and groaning, throwing a woe is me party and digging my heels in to the highest level of procrastination when the challenge gets rough and tough. You would think I was scaling the highest mountain instead of answering the dreaded phone where every one seems super cranky!

I have to remind myself that challenge is normal, like putting one foot in front of the other! It is a way for me to learn and grow as a person as well as broaden my knowledge, abilities and skills. I want to gain those life experiences! I am not going to do myself much good if I become stunted in my growth by not getting out there.


Finding My Path (Photos by RSheridan)

Sometimes I need to change my view finder!

Ask Yourself Today and Every Day, “How Do You Feel?”!


Journey of Self

Taking Charge In a Good Way

I am the person in charge of my life and how I live it! I am the person in charge of my calm and peace. I am the person in charge of my happiness and enjoyment. I am the person in charge of living the life I do have and wanting more of it!


Taking Charge and Steering

The hardest part for me is keeping my emotions, feelings and thoughts in check! I have to remind myself that I can change the way I think and think differently about certain things. I just have to put it into practice way more than I actually do! I think sometimes gaining a different perspective on certain things can be a good thing. I cannot live my life in just black and white!

I started setting boundaries for myself not to guard myself, but to have the ability to not take everything so serious and personal at times! It is that boundary between what my mind and my emotions is picking up on versus what is truly happening to and around me.


Setting . . . Letting . . . Releasing

The one power I have been using more of lately is “No!”. I want to commit to a few things that I do really well and not get wrapped up in the overall crazy busyness. I tend to lose myself and my sense of self when I try to take it all on and try to do it all. It does not work and it is exhausting too!

I feel in being self aware I am more accepting of myself and who I truly am when it comes to living a fuller and healthier life! I am working on being more mindful and in the present moment. I want to gain those life lessons and those life experiences in order to grow as a person for the better. I am so lucky for what I do have in my life!

I feel in being self aware I am able to get back on my feet and be able to cope with what life hands me too! I am going to experience certain things in my life that I really do not want to deal with. However, I know I have the skills and the support from others to help me deal with it and to keep me moving forward. I prefer to have a positive outlook and a good laugh when the going gets rough too!


Gaining . . . Growing . . . Experiencing

The one thing I would like to do better in my life is to communicate, interact and connect better when it comes to the people in my life! I want to create, develop and build healthier relationships; quality not quantity. I want to be more supportive and listen more to develop a deeper level of connectedness! I know I feel much better when my mental and emotional needs are in balance, especially with the my physical needs too.

I so need to have that balance between work and play! I love doing something creative and outside of the box. I enjoy having a good time and having fun doing it. I crave great escapes and greater adventures!


Adventuring (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember Life is a Process and a Journey of Self! So Strap In & Hang On!!!


As the World Spins

Finding Your Rhythm . . .

Discovering Your Harmony . . .

Have your ever just stopped and tuned into your own body? I think of the Corpse pose in yoga. I think about connecting from my head to my toes and listening to my heart beating. I think about how grateful I am for what my body can do for me! 

Breathe IN, Breath OUT & Repeat

If you have, how does it make you feel? I feel strong and connected from the inside out. I feel calm and centered as well as recharged and reenergized. I feel ready to get out there and just live it!

I love taking time for myself to do what I want to do! I enjoy taking care of myself and my needs. I am my own protector, supporter and cheerleader. I am learning to love myself and my whole being more, way more!

When I hear the word “enough” I want it to be in a positive way! I am enough. I am deserving. I am so WORTH it!


Open . . . Embrace . . . Create . . .

I want to replace “could” with “can” and “would” with “will”! I am finding a new normal when it comes to moving my body and staying active. I am loving my inner strength and discovering my strong again! I enjoy stretching my comfort zone and trying new things. It makes me feel good! I am amazed what I can do when I face my fears; rational, irrational and emotional.

I truly want to embrace and accept myself fully and live from within! I so want to connect with the whole me and that includes the messy parts too! I struggle with every fiber of my being to let go a little bit of the challenger and controller in me and just be and go with the flow. Life is way too short to not live every minute of it!

The best gift I can give myself every day is being more open to what life has to offer, let it in and soak up the richness of it too! I need to listen to myself and my needs and find the balance that works best for me. I love escaping to the great outdoors and nature and the beauty it has to offer. Just OPEN your mind, your eyes, your ears, your heart, and your senses!


One BIG World!!! (Photos by RSheridan)

So . . . Here’s to Tapping Into What Balances You In Living the Life You Want!!!


Opening Yourself Up

What Closes You Off from Living the Life You Want?

I have been on a life journey of sorts to really find my inner voice and my inner truth in order to live from the inside out!

I have been learning to be more open when it comes to living the life I want. Stress is a big factor in closing me off from myself as well as other people. Then there are my 3 shadows following me through life. #1 Anxiety, #2 Fear and #3 Not being or doing enough. Talk about the pressure at times!


Opening . . . (Photo by RSheridan)

I want to channel the open energies versus the constricting, closing off energies in my daily life. Asking myself do I feel good and if not what can I do to change that. I feel more tuned in and receptive throughout the day, like a bring it on kinda perspective! I feel more at ease and have a better sense of calm when it comes to interactions throughout the day, which does not came naturally or effortlessly for me at times.

I am not super human and cannot be and do it all! I really do not want it all either! I want to live a life that opens myself up to living the life I want. Being true to who I am and accepting myself for who I am.

It is about living and loving.

It is about giving and receiving.

It is about asking and allowing.

It is about being open and receptive. ~RSheridan

There has to be a balance! Sometimes you make it happen and other times you back off. Sometimes you allow it to come and other times you just go with the flow. Why is there a need to make living overcomplicated! I am so ready and open to the simple life lately.

I am my biggest obstacle when it even comes to NOT getting what I want in life! Argh! I want to DO it TODAY not SOMEDAY!!!


Overcoming . . . (Photo by RSheridan)

Remember to Connect to Your Whole Being & Well Being in Living the Life You Want! Really Get to Know Who You Are & What You Want Out of Your Life!


Time

How Do You Spend It?

The world is fast paced and crazy busy and hurry, hurry, hurry! I want and need that work/life balance because it does my body good. I want to focus in more and multi-task less as well as work on being more and doing less. I want to be time precious not time poor!


Getting My Sun On!

Think about the time you spend traveling to and from, waiting in lines, finding a parking space. etc!

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.

And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Everything else is secondary. ~ Steve Jobs

My working environment baffles me some days! Quality and Quantity or Quality or Quantity. Please Pick One! You want me to speed up and work faster while paying attention to details, prioritizing my work and time and multi-tasking. Oh the Pressure, Tension and Stress! There are times where all I want to do is get lost in the busyness and hope 5 o’clock rolls around sooner than later.


Getting My Ducks in a Row!

I am working on what I can let go of when it comes to spending my time! I am trying to ask for help more instead of doing ALL of it myself. I am seeking out time for myself to recharge and reenergize throughout my day even if it is in 5 minute increments. I am becoming more aware of where I spend the majority of my time!

I find myself wanting to take on my day! I find myself being more motivated and productive throughout the day. I want to be in the present moment and focus on the task at hand. I want to achieve more by being not necessarily by doing and adding more to my to do list!

I enjoy getting my exercise on and staying active! It is my time to focus on me, my body and my health and wellness. I want to keep my sanity intact. I benefit in so many ways and reap the rewards when I make myself the #1 priority!


Getting Outside! (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s To Taking the Time To Do What You Love and What You Want to Do too!!!


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