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My Wish For Everyone

 

May-all-beings-be-happyThis is my wish for everyone including myself, that we all be happy and free. When it comes right down to it, when you get to the heart of the matter being happy and free are two things that we really want.  When we are free to be who and what we are whatever that may be we are happy. I would say that we want these two things even more than money. When we are free, to me this means that we are free from worry, fear of being judged or unaccepted and we have freedom of expression, which is very important to me.

Artistic and creative expressions are two things that help me to feel free and happy. Whether I am creating a dance, workshop or a curriculum I am so happy and free. I used to think that artistic expression were things like drawing, or painting and things like that. I have finally come to realize that the real payoff for me is that I create something from nothing and I get to share it and express it. I always hope that it brings value to the people that I share it with whether they are children are adults, and I am very happy when it does.

What makes you feel happy and free. Have you ever thought about it? What makes you feel like you are laying on the beach  or at the park lying in the grass or even in your own backyard looking at the clouds as they float by on a beautiful day. Make a promise to yourself that you will set aside time to do this either today or tomorrow. A lot of us have a lot more freedom and happiness in our lives than we realize. It’s time to start acknowledging it and appreciating it. That way we will have more of it. Wishing you a wonderful and amazing day full of happiness and freedom to be.

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Do You And Your Family Value Fitness

When asked the question do you and your family value fitness, most people would say, “Yes .” or ” Of course.” But is that really true? If someone were to follow you around for a day how much physical activity would they see going on in your life. What I find is that people really value fitness and think that it’s important but have a difficult time really following through on this particular value. Another situation I found is that  parents make sure that their children are in some form of physical activity but not themselves.

Parents feel that after they take their children to soccer practice, dance lessons, gymnastics, track, Pop- Warner Football and all the rest, there is no time left for them. At the end of the day they are pooped and just want to sit down and watch their favorite television program and then go to bed. Other factors, like trying to make ends meet sometimes require people to have more than one job, which is definitely understandable. Many of the parents I talk to are in a catch 22 situation because their time is limited they have a tendency to eat more processed foods , fast food and junk foods. They watch in dismay as their waistlines balloons and the pounds creep on.

Listed below are some ways that you can align with your value of valuing fitness and taking action on this value. Taking small consistent steps to attain your desires and be in alignment with your values will help you to feel better about yourself. When you feel better about yourself you feel good overall and this effects your perspective and outlook on life.

  1. Make time for your fitness. Look at your schedule and see where you can fit it in realistically. For me I find the very best time is first thing in the morning . I’ve tried many other times, evening, at night , midday but the best time always comes back to being when I first get up. You may be different so find what works for you.
  2. You want to build consistency and create the habit first. Once you find that you’re in the habit, you will naturally  add more time on to your time automatically.
  3. Start small, success begets more success. The more success you experience and create the more success will happen. If you do even five minutes of exercise within the first hour of waking up that will make a difference. I recommend doing heart raising movements that require you to take in more oxygen than you would normally. Trying it five to ten minutes a day will go a long way and help get you in the fitness habit.
  4. Psyche yourself up. Tell yourself: ” You got this”. You can do it . You’ve got the juice and you have what it takes. You have swagger and are the kind of person that walks their walk and talk their talk. You honor and love yourself.
  5. Have a singular focus on just that one goal, to get up and move your body for 5-10 minutes. Success is more likely when you combine it with something that you are doing already. For example if you want to get your praise and worship on and your exercise put on gospel music. You can also sing your own praises making up your own songs. I find music helps inspire me to move so put your favorite music on.

Have fun. Be creative. Start now. You don’t have to wait until the morning to start your fitness routine . Immediately after reading this you can walk around your dinning room table for 5 minutes. Walk around the house and say inspiring things to yourself. Hit the floor and do some pushups if you can. It’s up to you and you can do it!

Please share this post with family and friends on social media or through word of mouth. Please also comment below on what you do to get or stay fit. We’d love to hear from you and value your feedback. Have a great day! :-)

 

Making Time For Mommy Tip 4: Scheduling Time For You When Your Schedule Is Packed

You know that it is really important to make time for yourself. You really, really wish that you were able to do it, but your schedule is crazy and jammed packed as it is. With work, the kids’ schedules and your household responsibilities, you cannot see how you can even think about squeezing another thing in. Listed below are some suggestions that will help you find that time you need just for you. Read more »

Making Time For Mommy Tip 3: How To Schedule Time

One of the biggest obstacles we as mommies run into is how we schedule our time. We think about how long something should take and don’t consider interruptions or delays. When this happens we are up against it, pressed for time and stressed out of our minds. Because of the added amount of stress we are not able to tolerate too much change or when things don’t go our way. Impatience and frustration run rampant, having a party at our expense.

Additional obstacles come in the form of not allowing enough time for other people in our household to get ready and be ready to walk out of the door when we are. In the past this used to drive me crazy, Read more »

Making Time For Mommy Tip #2

In “Making Time For Mommy Tip” I suggested staying in bed longer or getting into bed earlier. One other thing I wanted to mention is to tell you to make sure you set your alarm in the event you fall back asleep. What I liked about this tip is often when you have small children and pets somehow in the morning they are in your bed and not theirs. By keeping your eyes closed and praying, contemplating, planning and intending your day, it can be done whether others are in your bed or you’re alone.

This second tip has nothing to do with anyone else except you. Yes, it is all about you, and although every good mommy considers her family to be a top priority, Read more »