52 Lists for Calm, #21
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Hello all, and Happy Monday! Was your weekend good? Did you do good things? Where are you right now? I know a lot of folks are taking some time off to decompress and my time is coming.
I have another Weekly Update … so take a quick listen as to what happened last week.
LifeCast er…Weekly Update”
Today I’m working through List #21 of the 52 List for Calm. If you’re new to my blog and this series, check out the backstory and information on Moorea Seal’s 52 List Series —–> RIGHT HERE.
Last and final update on List #14 …
I finally found some calm last week, and it wasn’t rooted in a tangible object, but just in the act of cleaning and arranging my room, cleaning my space, and a wee bit of daydreaming. I’ve learned that it’s not always a thing that calms you but in the things you do.
Now for List #21 …
List #21 is a RELEASING EXERCISE to help to be your most authentic self and to help you better express your feelings.
Working through the exercise …
Adulting is hard, but it’s one of those things that you figure out along the way. There’s no manual or laid out plan to help you be a better individual but through trial and error, we learn. However, at what point of learning did we become afraid to express what we are feeling.
I was never big on telling my early friends how I felt about life in general because they were fast-friends and I didn’t trust them with such a precious commodity. Live and learn right…because at some point you meet the right people and you start to feel more comfortable expressing yourself, but why is their shame behind these feelings.
We are taught but not on purpose to “get over it”, “move on”, and “man up”. We learn to push things down because we are afraid of how people will respond, or if they will think of you differently once they have your deepest fears.
I may be older but it doesn’t mean that the fear goes away. I still struggle with many things, but I know these things will get easier in time. I’ve adapted this new philosophy through my Bible teachings and I know that we can’t always change our surroundings, but we can change how we react to them.
I would hope everyone has some type of outlet for releasing those fears. Mine is this blog, my journal, or just to talking it out in a Podcast. Unconventional yes…but it’s raw and unfiltered, and it’s how I feel. This is what I take from this exercise. To find some sort of medium to release what you feel so you can be a stronger, better person going forward.
“Do everything in love.” — 1 Corinthians 16:14
What’s in your toolkit? …
I have a toolkit. This is not like your average kit with physical tools for work, but one that’s written, to help me get back on track and gain focus through difficult times. This kit isn’t something that’s going to immediately stop the pain but it’s a means of helping you learn to deal with your situation no matter what it is.
What’s a toolkit? For me, it’s a list of positive affirmations, activities to work on, maybe adding meditation or yoga in the evenings, a list of crafts and projects, or even a writing schedule, so I can work out what’s happening, no matter how hard it is. Everyone’s toolkit is different and catered to the needs of helping yourself get through that rough patch.
What calms your mind …
Do you have trouble calming your mind? What tools do you have that help you ease your mind in these stressful times? Check-in with your senses, and start with a simple commitment to yourself to be your best self. With that, I’ll end this here. Again … thanks for hanging with me today, and as always. — Know Thyself —
Know Thyself Art …
It’s been my mantra (or manifesto) at the end of every chat to say “Know Thyself”. The phrase is not a new concept but one I’ve adapted and held near to me. Know Thyself has many meanings to people, for me it means … know your limitations, know who you are, know your boundaries… know thyself. So of course I made this little piece.
It’s not elaborate, just the simple words on a white background. Feel free to download this 8 1/2 x 11 image for yourself. If a quote or a few words motivate you then write it down, make it an affirmation or turn it into a printable so you can see it every day.
Yoga for Calmness
Chilled Vibes to Listen To
Looking for chilled mellow music to listen to while you study, work, or relax. Check out Jazz Hope Cafe on YouTube.
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