Don’t Forget About Your Little Dreams While You Dream Big

I haven’t posted in a while as I took some time off from this blog to play catch up with life and other projects that are on my plate. So I want to take a moment to talk about the things we all could de to appreciate the journey we all are on for inspiration and improving our lives.

When you decide you want to pursue a big dream, you get excited and are ready to take on that goal, you’re focused in the mission to accomplish it and then all of a sudden you’re burned out and have lost your gusto. Well that was me this past week or two since I last blogged.

I realized I needed to take time for my self and go after my small dreams. These dreams consist of easy and obtainable goals. One of my dreams was to go on a shopping trip for a new wallet after work, and just be with myself.

My next dream was to take my son on a early birthday trip to an amusement park and the beach. Mission accomplished, we had a blast!

My little dream this week is to try something new! Just as simple as that.

I call them little dreams because we all think about something we want to do and accomplish. What makes life more fun is to give yourself a to do list of your little dreams and accomplish them as much as possible. Once you practice this, you’ll be surprised of how motivated you will get to continue on your BIG dream. Your mind will be clearer because you’ve raised your energy level to match the energy you need to fulfill your big goal. If for some reason you fall out of love with your big goal, don’t worry just enjoy the journey overall and continue to make little dreams and new big dreams will come true.

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Inspirational weekend

Inspirational Weekend: Planning Stuff & Good Deeds

 

Hey everyone, this weekend is going to be really busy for me as I’m going through some family restructuring phases and planning ahead for blogging so I can keep providing everyone with valuable content. Some days I will not be posting but when I do I want to make sure what I share is worth reading. Also working on other side projects that will allow me to be more creative. So I just want to say thank you for tuning into my blog I really, appreciate you all!

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So starting this weekend I’m going to experiment as much as I can with doing good deeds. For me the challenge will be to do them hopefully without the recipient knowing it was me.

I’ll be doing a followup post to let you know what I experienced and felt as I am working on shifting the way I perceive the world by giving to others.

Hope you join me this weekend and do a Good Dead mission, and if you do let me know how it went, I would love to hear your story!

Have a great weekend!

Broke Up With Anxiety, Still Tries To Visit On Occasion.

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I broke up with anxiety and it still tries to visit.
But I don’t answer the door anymore.

Anxiety and depression has been something I have struggled with for many years, all starting in my 20’s when I learned that the world was not safe and I was no good. I can’t really tell you where that came from, it could have been the environment I lived in or my belief systems from growing up where I didn’t fit in the world because of basically everything about me was wrong.

Once I reached my 30’s, my perspective about how I perceived myself shifted. There were times where I felt like life was finally getting better. I was growing up allot more and I realized that had more control to figure a way to make life better. Seeking to get outside of my self and be around like minded people. Meditation helped me through as I didn’t want to take pills or antidepressants. I figured I had to try everything to work with Anxiety and get to the root issue of why I was having episodes.

Then my 40’s hit and I was in a time of my life where I was supposed to be blissfully happy when I found out I was pregnant at the ripe young age of 39. The feeling of bliss did occur, although I was sick through the whole thing, puking, nausea, heart burn, gas and acid reflux as the cherry on top. I made it through the 9 months and I was happy to be pregnant and also very happy when my son was born.

Then there was a dark period I will not forget, the experience of getting a c-section and not getting that storybook moment with the baby on your chest for bonding. I remember being cut open and my baby getting checked out and prepped. I remember being disappointed that I couldn’t have him natural.

The feeling of failing as a new mom carried on for almost 10 months. My hormones where out of order due to being drugged up on pain meds and then my body trying to adjust after all of that and being pregnant. Believe me, that was an experience I wish on no one.

I did seek out help and got 2 types of healing, one was a traditional counselor and the other was reiki energetic healing which I still do today. Seeking help got me through some tough times and I am glad I did.

Life does get hard at times no matter how much you try to stay positive. The reality is it’s impossible to feel uplifted and happy all of the time. You will go through tough times, you will experience some form of depression, it is life.

We all have things we wish didn’t happen to us, we all have been through allot of shit one way or another. But for my experiences, growth was necessary and looking back on all the things I thought was horrible was actually a deep learning experience and maybe a soul experience to grow or have a better understanding about myself. I am a good person, great mom, talented, worthy of love, and beautiful.

Now that my son, who is almost 3 and I am thankful I have him in my life and I fight the life battle for him. He will go through many challenges in his life and I will too. But he will know he is never alone and never will be. None of us really are.

When anxiety does try to push it’s way through, I take time to understand the feeling and the issue that’s causing it. Look at it from the outside in and shift the way I perceive that situation our thought. Then I add some music, meditation and a good laugh to feel better.

Thank you for reading my story. I hope this it helps someone. If you need help, seek it. Someone out there really wants to help you.

Take care and have a great week everyone!

 

 

Where’s Your at Peace Place?

My peaceful place is always near a body of water. The images in this post were taken today. Living in Vegas for over 4 years now, I try to give myself a retreat as often as possible. I’m am thankful that I have a understanding family that supports my needs for time alone.

The ocean has always been my place to seek peace and refuge when I need some time to think and explore creativity, when I lived in Southern California i would seek to be near it, even for a moment or two.

It’s very important to give yourself some time alone. You don’t have to take trips, or travel anywhere. Your solitude can come in the form of reading a good book in your room. Taking a stroll at your favorite park or retreats in a nice warm bath.

It also could be building wood furniture out in your garage, or knitting something for a loved one, watching a movie or taking a class. Your peaceful place can be anything and anywhere, it’s up to you!

When you need some time for yourself, where do you go? Where is at peace place? How has taking time for yourself helped you?

Inspiration Ahead

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Hi it’s Cynthia and I really want my readers to have the best content I can possibly provide. The weeks ahead my plan is to create engaging topics and blog interviews with people who are not only inspiring but also provide great ideas to help those who are seeking something more in their lives. Topics may range from small business owners to stay at home moms who are taking on the world.

If there is something that you would like to see that’s inspirational, visit my contact page and leave me a detailed message. I look forward to providing you with great content.

Thank you for visiting Living Inspired By!

 

 

 

Can’t Seem to Balance Work Life Balance?

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This is a struggle I am having currently in my life. This thing called “work life balance.” Do I really have such a thing and how do I really achieve it? If you look at it like this, It’s not necessarily real for allot of people. We have jobs, family, school, outside activities that take up at least 16 hours of our day each week. The last time I had anything close to work life balance it was when I worked four 8 hour shifts and had 3 days off each week. That was the most work life balance I have ever had. I really do feel I was at my most happiest state.

Now I am on a mission to achieve that reality and have the balance I am craving. I’m seeking the balance so I can work on my businesses. Working a nine to five is difficult when you are building your dream, but there are ways to manage your time to get more balanced and to feel like a whole person again. So when the next time some one asks how you’re feeling you can honestly say “I’m good thanks”

 

  • Schedule one hour a week to have your me time consistently.
    This can be 1 hour a day, reading a book, meditating, praying, taking a bath, taking a walk. making art, talking with a friend. I schedule a energy healing session twice a month. What ever you do you’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed to keep going.
  • Adjust your work schedule.
    If you have a flexible schedule at work, see if you can work from home a couple days a week if possible. Get as much as done as you can and prioritize the rest of your day to focus on you or your family.
    If you can’t adjust your work schedule, take as many breaks as possible to get outside and get some fresh air. Even a 5 minute break will help you feel refreshed.
  • Let things go.
    Work and family make us busy enough, if possible skip on the small chores one day and move those chores another day that’s flexible and spend the time you’ve created with yourself and with loved ones.
  • Make the time.
    If you think there is absolutely no time within your schedule to take a break for yourself. I challenge you to find the time, whether it’s an 1/2 hour after your family goes to bed or 1 hour before everyone wakes up. Create the time by moving your schedule around.
  • Take a break from social media.
    Now I’m not saying give it up, but just take a break from it. The time you spend on social media could be allot more than you might think! There was a time that I took a 6 month hiatus from all social media, it was hard at first but I it was the mental break I needed. Try a day or two break it to start.

Where ever you find your time, make it count. The time you have is valuable for self care. We all have to work but make the most of how you care for your well being. I’m going to continue to strive for work life balance. Family is very important to me and I want to make sure my legacy remains in their memories that I was there for them

How do you balance your work and life? Share your ideas, Leave a comment below!

Last note, I love audio books. And these days reading for me is listening to an audio book on the way to work. My next listen will be this book called:

Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction

I’m going to give away 1 hard copy version of this book to 1 lucky reader, just to say thank you for reading my blog.

To enter leave your name, email, and the word BALANCE in the Contact form on the contact section of the website. Only 1 entry available.