One Thing I am still learning is that We are All Human which means we are All imperfect. Sometimes we hurt people, even unintentionally, but we have to forgive and keep Loving each other. We have to keep loving ourselves instead of blaming and punishing ourselves by dwelling on past mistakes.
“Gain some, Lose Some…” I try to keep this attitude when it comes to people.
With each new step of your journey, you will attract new people into your life as you lose others.
Appreciate the people you do have and Learn from the People you lose.
But Never fight for a place in someone’s life.
Four years ago my life was different. As a person, I was more focused on pleasing people than doing what was right for me. As a dancer, I felt the need to conform to an image that was given to me rather than being true to my own identity. I was so focused on money and attention that I put myself in a dangerous situation and I paid the consequences. Since then, I’ve learned from my past and decided that I will Never value people, money, or attention above my peace, happiness or well being again.
My Journey to Self Love begins…
I am only 25 years old, but it feels like I have lived many different lives. I have written and closed so many different chapters in my life. With each step of my journey, I strive to Know Myself, Love Myself and Be myself in all that I do.
In one of my last posts, I talked about the challenges I have with finding and maintaining a successful balance in each area of my life. I know that Balance is the key to a happy and successful life so I want to spend more time learning how to achieve it. I am creating a guide that pinpoints my personal goals for balance, the obstacles I face, and solutions for maintaining a healthy balance in each area.
1.Mind Body and Spirit-Balancing time for physical training, rest,and spiritual goals daily
Obstacle-Restless mind, tired body=No sleep
Solution-Quiet the mind before bed, spend more time reading and studying instead of on the computer
Maintaining balance between strength and flexibility
Solution-continue yoga daily!!!
Maintaining physical appearance-skin, hair, etc
Solution-Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier to have more time for grooming, schedule hair appointments ahead of time
3.Drinking-balance between enjoying and overindulging
A slight buzz=ok Getting drunk/wasted=Not ok
Obstacle-Getting too excited, self- discipline and accountablility
Solution-Limit the number of drinks per night and how many nights you drink per week/month
4.Time-balancing time for work, rest, and enjoying life
Obstacle-Understanding the difference between pushing yourself and pressuring yourself to do too much at once!
Being proactive as you take action but also patient as you are waiting for things to come together
Solution-Learning to plan ahead and prioritize, Balancing short term and long term goals
5.Money-Balancing saving and spending
Enjoy your hard earned money, but also save for the future!
Solution-Create a budget and hold yourself accountable! Check in with Budget daily!
6. Friends/relationships-balance between remaining open but unattached
Friendships=ok Co-Dependence=Not OK!
Obstacle-Becoming dependent in relationships
Solution-Always have “Me Time”, Establish boundaries in the beginning, communicate when you are uncomfortable/unhappy
This is a personal guide, but I hope it can help some of you as well. If it does, feel free to let me know!