Surrender

When you give up trying to control things and release the way you think things should be,

you find yourself being led by God. Then you will find yourself living your most fulfilling authentic life.

It’s Not Time Yet

How many of you have been patiently waiting for something to progress but it’s taking longer than expected? I’ve definitely been there!

Try to remember that we won’t always get instant results for every goal we’re trying to achieve.

In this time of stand still, challenge yourself to have patience and trust the mystery of life. Things are being orchestrated on your behalf and your endurance will lead to better results than you imagined! Keep the faith!

Our Own Worst Critic

We all have times where we are doubtful and our own worst critic. Even though this is normal and something we all deal with, this can hinder us from reaching our highest potential!

To overcome your doubt, instead of fighting it, acknowledge it and show yourself compassion by assuring that everything will be fine and will workout in the end.

Show self love and compassion by trusting your judgement and being patient with yourself during these times. Your future self will thank you for it! =)

Happy Thursday!

Enjoying Mother Nature
&
Manifesting The Life That I Desire =)

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This Thing Called Life

“Life isn’t about finding yourself,

It’s about creating yourself.”

Many times we may get discouraged by family members who try to tell us that what we shouldn’t be doing this or that because it’s not how we were raised or because the family wouldn’t approve of it.

You also may have friends who may tell you that what you’re doing is silly or won’t bring you success.

But we have to realize that people don’t know the situations we’ve experienced, the knowledge that we’ve gained, and the goals that we have. They just see that whatever we are doing may be totally different from the “norm”.

But we must create the path that is the most comfortable for ourselves and our own lives. Listening to your own inner voice will lead you to experience happiness in creating the life that you’ve always wanted!

Happy Friday! =)

Self Care Morning Routine!

I’ve been trying to get into a solid morning routine where I can indulge in some self care and help me prepare for the day! Check out what I’ve been doing!

MINI WORKOUT

I found a quick, but effective workout on Pinterest called 6 Minute Before Shower Workout.

That workout consists of:

15 squats

15 pushups

30 second plank

15 bicycle crunch

As soon as I get out of bed, I start my workout. I started doing this on Monday and it’s been working out pretty well so far!

I’m not a fan of exercising so this routine is a good start for me to get back into the groove of exercising again!

As listed, this part of my routine takes about 6 minutes.

SUN SALUTATION

After I do my workout, I do a sun salutation sequence. I like doing this sequence because the poses flow so well one after the other.

For those that don’t know, sun salutation is a set of 12 yoga poses that helps with stretching, flexing, and toning the muscles. It also offers health benefits like relaxing the mind and help your body produce energy.

After doing this yoga sequence, I jump in the shower and I actually have a few personal motivational affirmations that I say everyday while taking a shower. It’s helps me get into a good mindset in order to be able to take on the day!

This takes me about 3 minutes to complete my yoga stretches.

MEDITATION

I then do a mini meditation session where I’ll listen to either a guided meditation or I listen to calming sounds on this app called Mindfulness. My favorite sounds to listen to are the beach sounds because that’s where I want to be everyday, all the time!

For my guided meditation, I listen to Michael Sealey on Youtube, he has a lot of options to choose from. Here is a link to one of the videos I like to listen to: Michael Sealey’s Guided Meditation

But I listen to the short 10-15 minute videos. It consists of soothing background music as he provides instructions on helping you to completely relax during the meditation session. His voice is so calming I can listen to him talk all day! Haha

I spend on average 10-15 minutes during my meditation sessions. If I have more time in the morning, then I’ll extend my session. If I wake up late or don’t have a lot of time in the morning, I listen to Mindfulness App for 5 minutes so I can still get in my meditation for the morning. Believe me, it makes a difference!

MUSIC IS LIFE!

After my mini meditation session, I start to get dressed and ready for work. As I’m doing that, I listen to my favorite upbeat songs on Pandora or my favorite tunes on Youtube to give me some energy before leaving my place.

It may sound like a lot of things that I do, but it really isn’t. And once you get a good flow going, it’ll be easier to do.

I’ve been noticing that I have more energy in the mornings because of my routine that I’ve come up with, so I’m happy to see the improvement!

I hope this gives you good some ideas on coming up with a morning routine for yourself!

Do you have a self care morning routine?! If so, what do you like to do to prepare for the day?!

Sources:

Destressmonday.org

Pinterest.com

Yogapedia.com