Difficult Moments

During our most difficult moments there is often a lesson to be learnt, strength to be gained or a new purpose or direction to follow.

In such times it is easy for us to be consumed by our emotions but it is important that we not let the pain we feel swallow us up.

If we do, we might end up missing an opportunity for growth.

Cry if you have to, talk about how you feel, take a few days to reflect if you must but whatever you do:

DO NOT SHUT DOWN EMOTIONALLY!

DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP!

DO NOT GIVE UP ON LIFE!

Difficult moments are just that moments! Learn from them and move forward.

 

What’s Up Wednesdays #9

Good night and Wednesday greetings to you all!  Sorry for the late post but this Wednesday and this week overall has been very hectic. So I’m going to give you guys the summarised version hope you don’t mind.

What I’m eating this week:

Today for lunch I had Rotisserie Chicken and Green Salad. For dinner we ate out at a place called Hayley’s. I had Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushrooms and Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce.

I love pasta dishes especially the ones with cheese based sauces. Yummy!! 🙂 The ambience was delightful, the waitress was pleasant and the lighting was just right.  It was our second visit to Hayley’s and the kids love it there.

What I’m reminiscing about: 

When my clothes and my body complimented each other and there was no fighting for attention. Lately my stomach has fought for the spotlight more than it used to. The sweet life is catching up with me.  Balance is key but the struggle is discipline. I will be addressing this.

What I’m loving:

Family time! The experiences we are sharing and will continue to share for the rest of the holidays.  Once the kids are happy and enjoying themselves that makes me happy. 🙂

What I’ve been up to:

The usual craft at least until tomorrow because it’s our last day of camp. Here are some of the items we did this week.

     

         

 

What I’m dreading:

I’m hoping that we could get everything done in time regarding the house but I suspect we would have to put off some stuff for later in the year. I don’t want this to negatively affect the other stuff I have planned for the family. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we would be able to work around it.

What I’m working on:

Too much stuff and then again nothing I want to be working on.  You know that feeling when you have a ton of stuff to get done but the stuff you would rather do gets pushed back and the crappy stuff has to take centre stage because you can’t avoid it. It’s rather bitter/ sweet for me at the moment.  Sometimes being the “woman of business” can be very stressful.

What I’m excited about:

Can you guess? I hope you’ve been paying attention. 🙂 My VACATION!!! 🙂  Forgive me for playing that tune over and over but I’m really excited and anxious. I’ve been waiting for these few weeks like forever. No clock watching! No alarm clocks! No pick-ups and drop-offs for school! Just relaxation and whatever fun activities WE want to do. 🙂

What I’m watching:

Lately, very little television so I’m yet to start Orphan Black.  I’m focused on finalising vacation arrangements for the family so I’m spending even more time on the computer. Next year things will be more organised I promise! 🙂

Who/ What I’m listening to:

This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna.  Good music can definitely wake me up and give me the energy to work. I crash and burn once the work is done but still thank you Lord for the music. 🙂

What I’m wearing/ Let’s Go Shopping:

Tonight, we’re shopping for accessories. I visited  Brighton.com  and these are some of the items I fell in love with. The handbag unfortunately is out of stock but I still love it. 🙂

a.     b.     c.        d.

a. Rafaela Soft Tote
b. Meridian Petite Pearl Necklace
c. Meridian Swing Watch
d. Meridian Pearl Leverback Earrings

What I’m doing this weekend:

Catching up on much-needed sleep hopefully!

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Let me put it this way hotel-food-relaxation. 🙂

What else is new?

No more than you guys already know sorry to say.  As the weeks go by this should get more interesting.

Until next week, stay blessed and remember we’re all unique and WE CAN do anything we put our minds too.  That’s what I’ve been telling myself LOL and so far so good. 🙂

Make this week a great one! Thanks for stopping by.

 

Obstacles

Sometimes in life our biggest obstacles are not always directly in front of us but rather the ones inside of us. 

FEAR, DOUBT, UNCERTAINTY and  NEGATIVITY are all things that can hinder our progress, growth and happiness!

Take control of your life today, by overcoming each obstacle one day at a time. The only control they have over us is what we give them.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Music Reflection Mondays #5

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  I trust that you all had a wonderful weekend and that the memories you created were enough to get you through one of the toughest days of the week.  🙂

Today we are looking at my Top 20 Dance songs.  Whenever, I hear these songs I can’t help but sing along, tap my feet and just move my body.  Hopefully, some of your favourites are here if not you might get some new ones.  😉 Feel free in comments to list one or two of your favourites below so I can check them out. Let’s begin.

1. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

3. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

4. Last Friday Night – Kate Perry

5. Work – Rihanna featuring Drake

6. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

7. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

8. Happy- Pharrell Williams

9. Get Busy – Sean Paul

10. All Night Long – Lionel Richie

11. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

12. Single Ladies – Beyonce

13. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

14. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

15. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

16. Cheerleader – OMI

17. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

18. Waka Waka – Shakira

19. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

20. Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Now in all fairness to you all, there are just too many great songs out there to ever narrow down a list to just 20 songs.  I don’t know how some people do it but it was tough.  The above are just a few of my favourites.  Do we have any in common?  If we do, which ones?

Until next time, let the music settle your mind and help you unwind. 🙂

Have a great night and thanks as always for stopping by. Make this week a great one!

 

 

 

 

Health and Wellness Fridays: Lifestyle

Welcome back dear friends to Health and Wellness Fridays! 🙂 Thank God we persevered and made it.  After a long, hectic week Fridays just seem to make everything easier.

This week my post is a little different to what I would normally do.  Why you ask?  Well, health and wellness is not just about what we eat but also how we care for and treat our bodies as well.

It is important that we not only nourish our bodies with food but also do things that help care for our bodies.  I’m a firm believer in “prevention is better than cure.”

Here are some things we can do to help care for our bodies outside of eating properly.

Getting a proper night’s rest – did you know that the average adult between the ages of 18 -60 years needs about 7 or more hours of sleep per night?

Get active – it is important to get your body moving so running, dancing, swimming, walking, cardio exercise, cycling, tennis whatever form you choose it is a step in the right direction.

Knowing when to stop and rest – this is sometimes easier said than done at times but the body gives us signs when it is tired and sometimes we ignore them.  It is important that we get proper rest to ensure that we are able to function at our best both mentally and physically.

Get regular check-ups.  We don’t have to wait to become ill to visit our healthcare provider.  Schedule a check-up to make sure that you are truly performing at your best.

Maintain proper oral hygiene. Visit your dentist. Taking care of our teeth would be cheaper that ordering new ones. 🙂

Have your eyes tested to ensure that they are healthy and functioning properly.

Read and research the ingredients of the products you use.   Some of those ingredients found in everyday products research has shown can do more damage than good.  Click here to learn more.

Find healthy forms of relaxation for both the mind and body.  Some people use yoga, meditation, music, others even have a spa day while some take up sports.  Whatever helps you relax and find peace of mind, body and spirit do it.  We all face stressful situations in life some have more than others but not having a healthy way to cope can result in you becoming ill or worse resulting in a nervous breakdown if not addressed and handled properly.

Reduce and end negativity – we sometimes underestimate how toxic negative people and negative thinking can be on our overall well-being.  Take control of your life. Be the pencil and eraser, add what you want and remove what you don’t.

Last but by no means least believe that YOU are worth the investment.

These are just a few of my suggestions.  I know life can be hectic and it is difficult to keep track of everything all the time.  I fall short sometimes but I don’t let it get me down I just get back on the path and keep moving forward and that’s what you should do as well.  Beating ourselves up about what we didn’t do does not make it better.  Instead focus on what you are going to do to make it right.

Our bodies can only give back what we put into it.   If we give it 20% it would give back 20%, if we give it 60% then we get back 60% and so on. Create a balance between what you put into your body and how you care for it externally as well.    The time, effort and resources we invest now may help us in the future by reducing our risks for various types of diseases and illnesses.

Health and Wellness is therefore a lifestyle.  What we choose to do and not do in regards to our health and overall well-being has consequences in both the short-term and the long-term which consequences are you prepared to live with?

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great night and a wonderful weekend!:)