anxiety, art, depression, fear, meditation, mindfulness, self help, Uncategorized

Do not fear

These days some of us live in fear that something terrible is about to happen any moment, I kind of feel this way myself working at a high school and dealing with teens on a regular basis. I don’t want to leave my job because I actually like it. The environment is what impacts us but let’s not forget that we all contribute to it this way or another.IMG_20180225_100307302.jpg

Growing up I was a really brave little soul, so why is it changing with time? Maybe we should be like young kids completely oblivious of all the evils happening around us… Not very mature approach to facing reality but possibly helpful, what do you think? Gurus teach us that mindfulness is something we should practice to cope with fear and anxiety. Some of us are really successful in this but not me, I have to say. Doing breathing exercises helps me relax along with coloring and blogging. IMG_20180224_202223046.jpg

Often I have to remind myself: Do not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will take care about itself.  But how do you guys make it work? I try to bring a bit of sunshine every morning I show up at work. I try to create a non-confrontational atmosphere in the workplace. I try to actively listen to others, it usually helps them feel better.

I am sure that some of you know a lot more having years and years of experience. Feel free to share your tips in comments.

 

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inspiration, meditation, morning, motivation, self help, Uncategorized

Good morning!

How to make your day better? Start with a winner morning. I am pretty sure you have heard this before. Well, summer is here which is honestly a perfect timing for kicking off a new habit. Here is a few things I plan to do myself cause you never know… It might actually work 🙂

  1. Mind your head before minding your feet. It’s Buddhist advice which makes you look in the mirror, comb your hair, smile at yourself and put your thoughts together before you run somewhere doing something.
  2. Meditate / pray or just sit quietly practicing Zazen for 20-30 minutes. Stay away from watching TV or checking your social media accounts at this point.
  3. Drink water before you have coffee or anything else. Play some music if you like.
  4. Have breakfast outside or inside. If you are not hungry in the morning, try to eat half of your meal the previous night saving the other half for the next day. Light dinner will help you sleep better and be hungry  the next morning.
  5. Keep your diary. Look back on what went well on a previous day, what could be done better next time, note lessons learned, plan and prioritize.

If you can do at least three of those every morning you will feel like a champion. Add sports/yoga activities if you like. Be good to yourself, life is too short to skip the best part of your day. Good morning!