Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Disturbingly Emptying The Tank

I don’t wanna worry bout nothin for a while, I just wanna play around livin’ like a child

With old tunes jammin on my Walkman, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can 
I don’t wanna think about anything at all, I just wanna run around doin what I want

With a pretty ass girl and a slow jam, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can
 – Bryce Vine, hook from Sour Patch Kids

I have to admit, the lyrics to this song rang true for me in so many ways.  I have those days when I wish I could rewind the hands of time.  When someone else was responsible for keeping a shelter over my head, food in my mouth, basically be responsible for me while I take vacation from the reality that I’ve created.  Or walk away from bs that really don’t matter instead of worrying and applying my precious mental time to it.  

Why is it we have that worriation of world matters on us just because we are adults now?  Why can’t we let things go?  Are we afraid the consequences of dropping the ball and walking away are too great for us to handle? Why can’t we just check out? Why are we always fighting for something or for someone? or fighting each other?  Why are we designed this way?

When I was a child, my parents would tell me “one day you’ll wish you were still a child.”  “NOPE, I CAN’T WAIT TO GROW UP AND BE GROWN!” was my response. What the hell was I thinking?  Who said this nonsense was fun, just because I can pretty much do what I want?   

Oh well, it’s time for me to get off the soapbox.  I have to come back to reality.  Be responsible for myself. Be a part of adulthood. This is some bs.     

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Diva is Journaling

Hi lovelies!  It’s Monday, and the Diva is journaling.  Today I’m attempting to empty my brain and myself by doing a mid-year (late mid-year) restart.  I’m doing this with the assistance of Marc & Angel Chernoff,  who are authors, (1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently) bloggers, teachers and professional coaches who were recognized by Forbes as having “one the most popular personal development blogs around.” They have a blog called Marc and Angel Hack Life   and I’m a subscriber of their daily/weekly inspirational advice/ideas that can help jump start and get you over the hump. 

For me, one of the most helpful bits of information they’ve shared is an article called 30 things to start doing for yourself. Usually two or three ideas might jump off the page at some people, but I must admit there were several things on the list that attacked the hell out of me and were absolutely vital in order for somewhat of a transformation to occur in my life.  I keep this beside my bed on my night stand.  I pull it out regularly. 

#24 on the list is start working toward your goals every single day. One of my goals is to turn my home into a total tranquil environment, calm, serene, free from commotion. 

I’m a highly organized person, effortlessly.  Now I’m not the person who finishes everything on time with time to spare, nor am I the person who never misses deadlines, (some of mine have to be extended), however most of the time I can find exactly what I’m looking for.  I live my life in an organized manner, with my work routine as well.  Productivity is important to me.  It’s my mindset.  However, because I’m away from home more during the week that I am home, sometimes my life there needs a little adjusting. It can be something as small as placing a vase of flowers in a particular place to jump start me in the mornings to getting rid of furniture, clothes, or clearing away “hot spots” (you know…those areas that pile up quickly, like mail piles). This weekend I got rid of a huge piece of furniture that was quickly becoming an eye sore, and I rearranged my bedroom.  It feels like life is already flowing freely throughout my space. I’m eager to get home and just be there.  I’m going to be getting into aromatherapy soon to help boost my productivity, and to calm me as well.  

So if you’re feeling stagnant, check out Marc and Angel Hack Life.  Also there are many, many more blogs, activities, apps, books, personal counseling, etc. that can assist in moving you from a to z.

Until next time, Ciao!