Hey Guys! I hope this post finds you well and surrounded with positive people and positive vibes. We are halfway through the Champion Challenge!!!!! I’am going to tell you that I’am so proud of us for sticking to our goals even when we didn’t feel like it. It is not an easy task, high fives all around!
Today has been a bit of a rough day for me personally, however I did accomplish my goals and tasks. It was just one of those days I guess. Nothing dramatic happened I just haven’t been feeling inspired or very motivated, in general I haven’t been feeling my best self yet. We gave Thanks, had coffee, ate some lunch and got ready to get to work. We woke up too late to go to the beach today but we did go yesterday and it was super beautiful to go snorkeling and see up close and personal the sea life.
For some strange reason there has just been like this heavy dare I say negative energy lingering. I never wake up at 10:00 in the morning but today I did. My husband woke up at 9 ish and that’s not like him either. Perhaps we are just tired from everything and just haven’t caught up yet. It’s hard to stay focused on you’r growth and dreams when everything is happening in the world, but what I do know is that ” This too shall pass.”
As I was doing my work out stuff I started thinking about how hard it is to feel thankful for each day we are alive and feel blessed with the shear amount of horrific things happening. It’s easy to feel blessed and Thankful when things are going good in the world but what about when things are going to shit? According to an article in futurelearn.com we can start by telling ourselves it’s ok to feel down sometimes.It’s a normal part of the emotional spectrum and they say that it’s unhealthy to feel happy all the time especially in our worlds current situation.
Then we build emotional resilience. They describe emotional resilience to reacting well and strategically to bad experiences and situations. How do we build such resilience? Some methods are as follows:
- Being aware of our feelings and emotional responses to different circumstances.
- Practice thinking and talking before acting
- Focus on solutions to problems and improve your mental flexibility.
- Practice good self care to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
- Allowing ourselves to fail without treating it like a defining moment in our life’s legacy or a bad characteristic.
Determined to get back on track I have created a list of things to accomplish today so tomorrow can be a better day then today and I think that realizing that God has our backs no matter whats going on in the world helps alot as well. Unfortunately we are on;y in control of our own lives and none of us can control whats going on in our world today. It can lead us feeling, well..out of control and full of fear and negativity.
I broke down and had a full on cry fest today after hearing the news as I was doing my tidying up because personally I do feel out of control in this world. Apparently our Earth is spinning faster then before, Polio is in New York now, we have the Monkey Pox, Carona freaking Virus, war in Ukraine, a possible war between the United States and China, not to mention the other issues STILL going on such as racial tension, growing number of homelessness, human sex trafficking, people going hungry, climate change and the list just goes on and on.
The thing is we can’t run around living in fear and scared of the future. Is it scary? Yes absolutely but we have to give it to God because only God can move mountains and bring beauty from ashes. Our jobs are to help others, trust in him ( easier said then done ) and live our lives to the best of our abilities each day. Our jobs are to be our best versions of ourselves each day and grow as individuals, as couples, as families and as communities. There is really nothing else we can do.
Today my intentions are as follows:
- Give Thanks ( Done )
- Stretch ( Done )
- 1 minute plank ( done )
- 85 squats ( done )
- 50 lunges ( done )
- Chloe Ting work out videos ( Done )
- arm exercises ( done )
- 120 crunches ( Done )
- meditation ( done )
- putting good healthy food in my body ( done )
- answer emails ( done )
- conference call about new changes to a painting ( Done )
- Journal ( Done )
- 4 hours of Italian class ( 2 hours done 2 more to go )
- go to bed earlier tonight so I can wake up earlier tomorrow refreshed ( soon )
Let me know what you guys do to stay centered in these trying times.
Thank you for joining me for the Champion Challenge. Feel free to like, comment and subscribe and until next time stay Inspired and Blessed.