I like to think of myself as a very loving person. It is very important in life to “do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” I’m not sure that the above quote is perfectly written but it’s from The Bible. I’m not a religious person but I certainly believe in a certain energy in this world that influences the lives of others; I would consider myself to be a spiritual person. Karma…that’s certainly something I believe in. Certainly bad things happen to good people but that doesn’t mean that karma doesn’t exist. Nobody is perfect. I believe in Ullr too, the Norse God of snow. I think I need to do some extra dancing for Ullr…the effects of global warming certainly isn’t sending the snow where my mountains are. My 10-years-younger-cousin Ashleigh inspired me to write this post. I started this account I’m guessing at least a month ago and I still hadn’t written anything. This is super stream of consciousness as you can already tell and I really don’t feel like editing it tonight. I just want to get my thoughts out.
I’ve recently renewed my commitment to be a lifelong learner. I know that every day I learn at least one new thing but I’ve decided to put more effort in to my learning. I am starting to learn more about meditation, I am learning and improving my skills at the Subconscious Release Technique (SRT), I plan to learn more about how LinkedIn works so that I can network more effectively in my fields, I plan to journal more often (like I did in high school), I have started listening to audio books with Audible (I can do this while driving; I drive quite often), and more.
While listening to the end of The Psychology of Selling by Bria Tracy last night, there was a quote that really resonated with me:
Human beings are very much like chameleons. We take on the attitudes and the behavior of the people with whom we associate. We become like these people, we adopt their opinions. The power of suggestion – especially the outlooks and view of other people exerts an enormous influence on how we think and feel about ourselves and how we behave on a day to day basis.
I think a mistake I have made in the past (particularly when I was younger) is not choosing my friends (or some of my boyfriends) wisely enough. For the most part, I feel like I have made better decisions as of lately; as I said before though, nobody is perfect. I have made up my mind to be extremely conscious of who I associate with from here on out.
I haven’t felt angry in 20 months. That’s a huge deal. I have to admit that I did previously struggle with controlling my anger at times and I am proud to say that I no longer struggle with that issue. I still feel emotions strongly but I realize that these emotions (that potentially could lead to anger) are some other emotion such as frustration. I label the emotion that I am feeling at the time and deal with the feeling and the situation accordingly. I feel much more mentally healthy than I have felt at other times in my life.
Speaking of health, I want to start eating healthy food more often. I’m certainly eating healthily more often but I could also be much much better. I have a lot on my plate work-wise (I’ll post about that in my next post) and I don’t want to overwhelm myself with trying to do too many things at once so I am not going to hyper-focus on the physical health aspect just yet. When I move to my next destination (somewhere in the Aspen Valley) I will add in the physical health portion as an additional challenge once I am all settled in. I love the positive growth that is happening in my life on all different levels and I look forward to adding in more awesomeness to my life as I continue on my adventurous path of life!
Oh yes, I also decided that I am going to set an intention of waking up between 5.30am and 6.30am on a regular basis. I’m not sure how long it is going to take me to get there but I am going to try this as an experiment. My best friend Charlie helped me with the SRT this morning and I am reprogramming my body to not hate mornings. I am going to wake up tomorrow to a pleasant sounding alarm (the alarm I have been using is one of the most terrifying noises I have ever heard on an electronic device) with a smile on my face before 6.30am! I can do this!! Go me!
Much love always!!