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Gaining Depth

Getting Intense

That warm and fuzzy feeling that just feels oh so GOOD!

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Warm & Fuzzy like a Teddy Bear!

I experienced that the other day and it was so intense as well as profund and powerful! I was talking to someone about life experiences and we both honed in on what makes its so special. The memories of where you were at that given moment, who you were sharing that moment with and reliving that experience! It brings such joy and overall happiness.

Your mind is engaged and your whole being is activated in the experience! You are looking inside yourself and coming from a place a love by following your heart. You hold those feelings, thoughts and experiences within your whole being. That is what abundance, fullness and love is all about and it is oh so beautiful too!

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Hoping . . . Loving . . . Believing . . .

So . . . Ask Yourself (2) Questions Today

  1. Does it raise or reduce your energy?
  2. Does it limit or liberate you?

Remind Yourself to Make Time For YOU!

  • Get curious and explore.
  • Get psyched up and conquer TODAY!
  • Get your energy going by doing whatever excites and moves you.
  • Get silly and laugh.
  • Get playful and have FUN.
  • Just GET OUT THERE!!!

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ADVENTURE ON . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Love To Hear What You Are Up To TODAY, Please Share!


The Slump

When Your Get Up Is GONE!

You know what I am talking about when it comes to the slump! It comes rushing in at 10:00 a.m. or taking over at 2:00 p.m. or has you crashing by 6:00 p.m. It is seasonal as well as happens when we fall back or spring forward with time. How do you maintain your energy throughout the day?

We cannot always be in the “on” position! Sooner or later we are going to crash and burn out. It is not pretty and then when you get sick on top of that it is just plain nasty business! 


Being Active . . . Moving . . . Stretching . . .

All your energy is going out, but is it coming back in a good, healthy way! Probably not. This explains the slump, the tiredness, the crash, the fatigue, the burn out! Then try to shut your whole being down to get a good, restful sleep of 4 to 8 hours. It can be quite the cycle that takes a toll on your whole being, especially in adding stress, anxiety and tension to the mix!

Hello Caffeine and Sugar! 

  • How do you use your energy wisely?
  • How do you use your time efficiently and effectively?
  • How do you motivate yourself?

Nourishing the body is key as well as hydrating throughout the day! Finding that balance between good protein and not overloading on carbs. Finding that balance with blood sugars, so you are not swinging from low to high and high to low. Find that balance that works best for you and your body to avoid the slump!


Hydrating . . . Refreshing . . . Recharging . . .

I give myself at least 15-minutes in the morning to relax and at least 30-minutes in the evening to unwind! I can get ready for the day and that unwinding in the evening helps prepare me for a good nights sleep. It is a work in progress in getting that restorative sleep to feel rested and have energy all day long though!


Reenergizing . . . Relaxing . . . Resting . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

What Do You Do For You and Your Whole Being? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Allowances

Finding That Balance

That Works BEST For YOU

I have talked about nurturing and nourishing yourself as well as your whole being! I think in terms of allowances when I think of nurturing and nourishing my whole being. Allowances are not only about what I allow into my body, but what I allow into my life! It has to be nourishing as well as nurturing. It has to be supportive too!

How Do I Nurture Myself and My Whole Being?

  1. Taking time for myself and taking care of my needs for my whole being.
  2. Taking charge of what I can control and accepting what I have no control over.
  3. Letting go and releasing what no longer serves me.

How Do I Nourish Myself and My Whole Being?

  1. Loving my whole being and being true to who I am.
  2. Spending quality time with my greatest someone and adventure partner.
  3. Creating a healthier as well as happier lifestyle for myself and my whole being; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

How Do I Support Myself and My Whole Being?

  1. Being true to my values as well as believing, trusting and having faith in myself.
  2. Living my life with purpose and passion.
  3. Nurturing and Nourishing my needs and my wants.


(Photos by RSheridan)

The BEST part for me is finding what works BEST for my whole being! The good and positive versus the bad and negative. The gives me energy versus takes energy from me. The spending of my time versus the wasting of my time. I need to find my balance and add in doing more of what I love!

For me . . .

Nourishment = energy, motivation and inspiration (excitement).

Nurture = potential, purpose and passion.

I need to be the person I want to be around! I do not like me when I am on “over” anything and everything, stressed out and burnt out. I need to find what fulfills me and makes me happy. I need to find what satisfies me and drives me to do my best and be at my best!

What Are Your Thoughts? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Creating Space

For Yourself

How Do You Create Space? What Do You Do For You?

I need to create space for myself throughout the day, the week and the month! I need to carve out time to do what I want to do on a daily basis too!

I crave that . . .

  • Inspiration and Motivation.
  • Interaction and Connection.
  • Action and Creation.
  • Joy, Happiness and Pleasure.
  • Calm and Solace.
  • Fulfillment and Satisfaction.

I am working on . . .

  • Listening to myself, following my heart and trusting my gut.
  • Spending time with my greatest someone and someones.
  • Keeping it simple.
  • Taking time for myself and caring for myself, my needs and my whole being.
  • Creating that healthier lifestyle by eating better and being active.
  • Communicating, interacting and communicating to create, develop and build healthier relationships.

I love spending quality time with my greatest someone, especially adventuring together! I feel better when I disconnect from the crazy, busyness and the technology. I enjoy communicating, interacting and connecting with my greatest someone and someones! I need to create, develop and build healthy, strong relationships with the people I love.

I am not an early bird, but I do enjoy my 30 minutes to myself in the morning as well as in the evening! I start off my day a little better when I do this. I feel prepared and prioritized to conquer my day! I like to end my day in a calm and relaxed state.

I enjoy being active and scheduling an hour of exercise in twice a week! I feel better when I take the time to do this for myself. I love escaping to the great outdoors on the weekends to get some much needed fresh air! I enjoy exploring and playing tourist.

I am scheduling in some rest and relaxation too! I need to make myself a priority at times in order to be a better person to be around. I need to set boundaries to create space and I need to say “No!” in order to carve out time for myself! I need to use my time and my energies wisely.

I want to work hard and play harder! I need to find that work/life balance. I am tuning into my purpose and tapping into my passions. I am so blessed in living the life I do have and need to revel more in the simple life!


(Photos by RSheridan)

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Un . . .

 Unplugging

I love unplugging from the every day grind by escaping to the great outdoors! I feel relaxed, refreshed and renewed when outside exploring and adventuring. I feel my pace slow down, my breathe connecting to my whole being again and find my natural balance from the inside out. I love being surrounded by nature to find solitude and solace!

I love standing in the water with my feet in the sand! I feel grounded and connected to my whole being. The sun warming my body! I feel a lightness radiating from my whole being that fills me up.

I HAVE TO unplug and take a break from technology! I start to feel overwhelmed and distracted. Then I feel anxious and stressed out because I cannot keep up the pace. I need to slow down and turn inward to communicate, interact and connect with my whole being!

Unwinding

I love when I can tune into my natural rhythm, especially on the weekends! No alarm clocks or set schedules. Go to bed when I am truly tired and wake up rested! No restlessness and tossing and turning.

I love unwinding through reading! I look at the written words to discover the symbols and overall moral of the story. Another great escape from reality! I enjoy the imagery that comes to me while reading. I love curling up with a great read or my favorite magazine!

I would love to get back into journaling and letter writing again! So cathartic! I do enjoy exploring the card aisle every once in a while. I enjoy picking out stickers and stamps too.

I make the following commitments to myself.

  1. Slowing down and turning inward every day for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Connecting to my breathe and my whole being throughout the day.
  3. Living an active and healthy lifestyle.
  4. Spending quality time with my greatest someone and adventure partner.
  5. Taking time for myself and my needs every day for at least 5 minutes.


(Photos by RSheridan)

How Do You Un . . . Every Day? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Doing the BEST

For Your WHOLE Being

When does living life become a should instead of a can? It is pretty bad when you spend more time working and less time relaxing and resting!

Just think about the hours that are given away in not taking personal time off from work that were earned by working!


R&R Time

I know I get into that mindset of spending my time doing things I think or feel that I “should” be doing! When does thriving/striving become surviving? No one can do it all and be all for everyone! It is a level of perfection and expectation that is impossible and unachievable. It is also exhausting and a waste of energy.

Why does the professional life take a front seat while the personal life just gets shove into the trunk?

What about crashing and burning? A good majority can relate to burn out including constant stress and chronic fatigue. It is pretty bad when you start wishing for more than 24 hours a day to get everything done. Talk about a BIG SUCK on living life!


A Little Bit of Paradise

Doing the ENJOYable!

I am looking at where I truly want to spend my time!

  • How do I spend my time?
  • What motivates, inspires, drives me?
  • Do I do what I want to do or not so much?
  • What is enjoyable and FUN?
  • Are there things I can change in how I spend my time?
  • What gives me fulfillment and satisfaction?


Traveling


Photography, especially the Fauna and Floral


Exploring


Adventuring


Playful & FUN!!!


ENJOYable (Photos by RSheridan)

I want that work/life balance! My time is precious and limited, so I want to invest in it and spend it wisely. I want to take time for myself, care for myself and make myself feel good each and every day! I need to take time out to relax, recharge and rest.

It is MORE about INTERNAL or EXTERNAL Validation When It Comes to Doing the Best for Your Whole Being?

I find myself a little more grounded when I live from the inside out! I listen to my inner voice, follow my heart and trust my gut. I am learning to surrender, let go and release more. It is such a freeing experience!

Being POSITIVE and Living the GOOD Life, Right! What Works BEST For You? What Truly MATTERS to You In Living Your BEST Life? Practice and Progress!


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!!!


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 me. 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!


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!


An Hourglass

Imagine!

An hourglass measures the passage of an hour of time. Imagine as you age the two bulb sizes get smaller, the neck width increases and the material gets finer! Time would just fly by, right. I find myself wanting more time, especially when the sands of time slip through my fingers!


Sands of Time

Why was I in such a hurry to grow up as a kid! I find myself grasping for one more minute and looking to hoard another hour or two. I think to myself if I could just buy more time I could do XYZ. There are days I am not sure if I am watching the clock or the clock is watching me!

Clocks are everywhere! I think about the one at the gym that is SUPER BIG with OVERSIZED red numbers. I have next syndrome (i.e. where do I need to be next?, what is the next thing I need to do?, etc.)! I get more than a little panicked and stressed out when I am running late. The anger starts to set in and everyone is in my way. I am so OVER it most days!

How can this be a healthy let alone a happy way to live?

I find myself wanting more time, but I fear I would just be greedy and waste that extra time as quickly as possible!

I think of that movie In Time where people have been genetically engineered to be born with a digital clock, bearing 1 year of time on their forearm. At the age of 25 a person stops aging, but their clock begins counting down; when it reaches zero that person “times out”. Imagine thinking 74 or 85 years of age is considered young and in the prime of your life today! I hear the clock ticking . . . do clocks really tick anymore.

Are we time poor or time wealthy? Is time and currency one in the same?


Beautiful Sunrise

How do you make more time for yourself then?

I think about a mime in his or her imaginary box claiming his or her space within that imaginary box! I want to claim my own space for myself. It helps me center myself and become more aware and mindful. I know this is where I am right now and to connect with myself from the inside out!

I CRAVE certain things because I need to take the time for myself, my needs and my whole being! It certainly helps me align myself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually!

  • Getting outside and being with nature.
  • Reading and writing (the physical of the book or pen in hand too!).
  • Being creative.


Nature


Reading and Writing


Being Creative – Capturing the Light (Photos by RSheridan)

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions:

  1. How Do You Spend Your Time?
  2. Do You Need More Space With Yourself?
  3. How Do You Create That Balance Between Time and Space For Yourself?

More than likely you will discover a few SURPRISES in your answers to these questions! Then you can go about making changes for the better. Remember to make small changes for the best results, especially in doing what works best for you and your needs!

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