Live In the Moment

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We hear this all the time, as much as “think happy, be happy.” But with all our distractions- how can we totally be in the moment?

I heard a quote today “you have to be somewhere”– same as “you are here”!

Deep breath- youre gunna have to be here or there anyway- enjoy it!

Simple and sweet: off your Twitter feed… On with your life!!

Sunday Blues

Sunday Blues

So, Sunday night..the end to a great weekend!

You might have just returned home from a weekend escape, a nice hide away weekend (You + Netflix= Love), or a party filled weekend. No matter what you did Friday and Saturday, even today- its normal right now to think overwhelmingly.

Dreading the new week is not fun, you’re thinking about all the things you have to do the next day..how are you going to get them all done?

Sunday nights for me consist of usually a lot of resting, once my home is cleaned and my week is totally planned- of course.

How do we make these nights more fun?!
Let’s see..schedule something fun! Just because the “weekend” is over doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to do anything fun. Your week is full, but scheduling something inbetween the hours like yoga, cardio latin dance groove…kickboxing- anything that doesn’t feel like a chore: “Gym” just never makes me want to cross that off my list.

What about planning some dinner dates with your girlfriends? Anything to look forward to. Make a cute calendar so you are excited to figure out what you’ll be doing all week.

Make healthy snacks, pick a great outfit: something to look forward to tomorrow.

Do something off your to do list today. Oh..Now, I’m no longer AS overwhelmed!

How do you like to make Sunday night a little more fun?

Take a Chance, On Yourself

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Pictures like this always speaks volumes to me- sometimes a photo can impact people much more than a quote.

Most people who meet me would assume I take a lot of chances, I am free spirited and impulsive. But.. What I fail to take chances on is myself. I calculate most of my days because without a plan anxiety strikes and what if I go off the rails?

My point here is no matter how much we plan- plans wont go our way.
I challenge myself and all of you- to take a chance on your day to day activities too.

Dont make plans for Friday night and see what comes up!

Dont text all your friends and let them come to you.

Let go of the reigns or be controlled by the reigns. (Thats a GG original 😉 )

Namaste!

Good & Bad Karma

Happy Labor Day!

A random thought that comes into my mind often is, do I have bad karma coming for me? It’s funny that I never think “do I have good karma coming for me?”

Just like in life, we tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive- its a habit; a force of nature, an easier way. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s easy to feel guilty for relaxing into happiness. One might think, “Am I missing something? Are all my chores done? Is it OK to be totally happy right now?” YES. You’re in control of your own happiness, though it can be hard to remember- noones (well, no one on earth) is watching you- let go of your guilt and relax into happiness.

Good Karma typically outweighs the Bad :)

Allow yourself …

Allow yourself to feel the wonder, to drink in the beauty and to experience the special time and place where you are. Life is always special, so live it accordingly.

— Ralph Marston

Have you ever noticed once you get sick or something unfortunate happens- you might think “urgh, if only this wasn’t happening I’d be so happy” But..You weren’t before, you needed something to go wrong to realize how right things were prior to the unfortunate event.

Make a list of everything that is right in your life- if you need to, accompany this with a list of all that is “wrong”. I am confident you will find the right list outweighs the wrong. If it does not, think of creative ways to move “wrong” to “right”.

Your list might look something like this:

RIGHT:

My family is healthy

My dog is alive (seriously, it can be that simple!)

I had enough money to get gas, go to the grocery store, and enough time to make dinner. (Those chores don’t seem so bad now do they?)

WRONG:

I need to lose 15 lbs. (Motivation for a new you- all around!)

My friend is mad at me. (Can you use this a learning experience?)

I’m not doing well at work. (Are you doing something your passionate about?)

Take the time to write these things out. Truly feel what each one brings up for you. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the amount of “right” and “wrong” in your life- hopefully you can see that nothings ever that black and white. As Marilyn Monroe says, things go wrong so we can learn to appreciate them when they are right; but let’s try to see it beforehand and savor every moment and opportunity for change and growth!

I’ll read your list and turn it optimistic if you struggle 🙂