Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How to stay positive in an ever changing environment

The way to stay positive in an ever changing environment is to accept that we can’t control our environment, we can control ourselves, and that we can never know what is going to happen. If we relax and ground ourselves in what is real, we will be able to smile and move through life no matter what is going on around us.

How do we let go?

  1. Take a breath – by remembering to breathe we can bring ourselves into the moment. Worrying about the future and the past is useless; all it will do is stress you out, but by focusing on your breath you can relax and bring yourself into the right now.
  2. Smile – Smiling is one of the greatest gifts we have. It is linked to positive thoughts in the brain and by smiling we can make ourselves feel good no matter what.
  3. Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is their choice not yours. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others you don’t suffer needlessly. Assume that no matter what happens it isn’t about you, this will make your life so much easier.
  4. Always do your best and accept that your best changes – Because of physical conditions and environment your best changes, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and there is nothing to be self critical about.

Life is a good thing, and no matter what remember that everything is a gift. The only thing we can control in this world is ourselves and since we can choose to relax, do our best, think good of others and act with love and respect, shouldn’t we? This will make the world easier and better for us and free of needless suffering. You have a choice, take it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Some Work on Balance

It is monthly review time and it is time to start working on reviewing 20,000 feet. I am working on life balance
Here are a few categories that I am working on balancing:

Work (Work projects, responsibilities, perception of self by staff)
Personal (Home projects, fun, time with friends)
School (class assignments, extracurricular)
Piety (Prayer, behavior, repentance, meditation)
Study (Organized, Self)
Action (Laity, Witness)
Community (Susan G. Komen, participate in friends' and coworkers' charities)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Some of my best photos I took in 2009

If you know me, you know that I love photography and I tend to have my camera riveted to my hand at all times. My old venue for sharing my photos was; unfortunately do to forces out of my control I took down the site leaving me without a really good place for me to share my work and right now I really feel like sharing some photos!
Below are some of my favorite photos I took in 2009. I hope you enjoy.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

How do I do my best?

How do I do my best? What does that mean?

The first thing that comes to mind is working hard. If I work as hard as I possibly can is that my best? That doesn't take balance, health, and wellness into mind. So how do I really do my best?

It is a question of values. I can only do my best if I know what my values are and I am working towards them, if I am truly being myself and am working hard towards my core values I am doing my best.

In my case one of my values is keeping a balanced and healthy lifestyle so if I work calmly and focused it is much closer to my best then working hard and frantic.