hey, monday...

October 28, 2013

Today I'm thinking a lot about change. About how to release parts of ourselves and embrace new habits, lifestyles and experiences. I seem to be asking myself a lot more frequently lately, "What path am I on?" and "What comes next?" A clear sign that something...whether big or small...isn't working, or just doesn't feel right. Putting a finger on what that is exactly is always the hardest part.

This week I will spend some time bridging the life I am currently living and the life I am dreaming of. It's time for transition. In fact, I'm in the process of revamping my nutrition and this week the focus is Release. I think that makes this a perfect time for purging my closets once again, cleaning up my home and work space, and some good ol' fashion emotional "letting go". I want to feel lighter and more prepared. I want to feel set up and ready for change or inspiration...or whatever may come my way.

What is one thing you would like to release from your life this week? Here is an exercise to help you decide...Picture yourself at one side of a bridge and on the other side is the lifestyle, the career, or the relationship that you have been dreaming of. All you have to do is release the object you are holding on to and walk across. What do you feel is holding you back from taking that first step? Now, let it go.

monthly music

October 16, 2013

This month, challenge yourself to get out of your element. Be outgoing. Slide outside your comfort zone and have a little bit of fun. October is the perfect month to pretend to be someone new or bring out hidden sides of your personality using the guise of a costume. Maybe a mask or some ghoulish props on the side. Let loose and enjoy where it takes you.

1. Birds Fly Away - Theresa Andersson
2. The Fall - Rhye
3. I've Got You Covered - Sugar & The Hi Lows
4. A Storm is Going to Come - Piers Faccini
5. Thirteen Thirtyfive - Dillon
6. Ae Fond Kiss - Rachel Sermanni
7. Easy to Love - Ivan & Alyosha
8. Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
9. You're the Reason I Come Home (Live) - Ron Pope
10. Big Light - Houses

Outgoing October 2013 from joyful_life on 8tracks Radio.

hey, monday...

October 14, 2013

Oh how I have missed you! Well, not Mondays really, but definitely all of YOU. As you can see by the tardiness of this post, I'm running a little bit behind on the much-ness lately. My sincerest apologies for not visiting this space in over a month. (Seriously?!? This year is flooding by.) The past few weeks in my work life have been a struggle, but I am getting back to feeling somewhat normal again. 

So...this week is about setting my stride. Determining the pace I must keep to effectively tackle day-to-day tasks while still making room for enjoying fall colors, being creative, visiting with you, and dreaming about the holidays. I've learned a lot about my preferred pace lately. Mostly during the process of learning to run again. I like to keep it slow and steady. No more sprinting. The foot does not enjoy the sprinting. The pace should be challenging but pleasant. Lately, my approach towards the everyday reflects that thought. 

No more going a million miles an hour in a million different directions. It's time for focus. It's time to choose fulfilling routines and past times and make time for them and forget the rest. It's time for thoughtfulness. Instead of trying to be everything, do everything, and have everything, pick what means the most and put it into daily practice. It's time for wholeness. Seek what helps you to feel complete and find your personal pace.