Wisdom Wednesday: Finding Balance

imageGood Afternoon! I know it’s been a minute since my last post and I really have no other excuse besides the fact that I have a lot going on and haven’t found the time to post. I used to complain about not having anything going on and how I was frustrated with my lack of motivation. At the end of 2015, I made a promise to myself that I was going to start getting my life in order and work towards becoming a better me. So far, I’ve conquered my fear of driving by getting my license, got out of a toxic relationship (https://amoreluxe.com/2016/02/24/wisdom-wednesday-priority-vs-option/) and I was promoted at my part-time job which has required me to take on more responsibility. I am proud of myself for achieving these goals but feel overwhelmed at times because I have a hard time finding balance.

I know a lot of it has to do with learning how to manage my time wisely (Check out this post for tips that I’m working on: https://amoreluxe.com/2016/02/04/acquiring-time-management-skills/) but the majority of it has to do with me trying to play catch up and looking at my life as a race towards the finish line instead of a journey where I should pace myself and focus on the present as well as the future. The only person that I should be in competition with is myself and that everything that has happened in my life has happened for a reason. I may not be where I want to be but I am a lot further than I was and for that reason alone, I am thankful. As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and I understand that greatness takes time. Learning how to live life to the fullest in the present while still making sure that you stay focused and prepare for your future is a balancing act in itself but I feel that it’s essential for me to maintain peace and sanity. I’ve been slipping as far as my diet and exercise routine but I’m not giving up! I also am working on going out more and trying new things instead of staying cooped up in the house because that’s when I get back into a rut! Slowly but surely, everything will come together and I will continue to take the necessary steps towards my goals. Stay tuned to see how I’m doing!

Let me know what you think by posting in the comments section below and thanks for your continued support:)

 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

 

 

Wisdom Wednesday: Getting Your Mind Right!

mindlifeGood Afternoon! I wanted to start this Wednesday off with an inspiring post that would not only inspire other but myself as well. I get into these ruts where I focus on my current predicament instead on focusing on the future and the great things will come my way. It gets even tougher when I feel overwhelmed with what I am facing and many times, I just feel like shutting down completely to take the pressures that I put on myself. I know that doing the physical work is essential to getting to where I need to be but it wasn’t until I went on Instagram and saw a post by singer Jessie J that spoke to my soul. All of this time, I have done everything backwards. I have tried to achieve all of my goals and dreams without picturing them already accomplished in my mind. I assumed that once I was able to accomplish them then my mentality would change. After reading the quote posted above, I realized that I won’t be able to move forward to achieve anything if I can’t envision it beforehand. The mind has to able to visualize your future success before it manifests itself in life. Instead of seeing is believing, you have to believe for you to see changes in your life.

I have so much going on in my  life that it can be difficult for me to think about the future. I know that the mind is a powerful tool because I have witnessed people who were in tough situations overcome them and not only survive but thrive all because they can change their perception on their situation and focus their energy on their passions and dreams. I am learning that although you can only take things one day at a time, you can’t lose sight of the bigger picture and that your end goal is to get to wherever it is that will make you happy/successful/fulfilled etc. 2016 has started off  with a bang for me and even with all the challenges I face, my mind is focused on getting to where I want to be in all aspects of my life.

 

Hit me up in the comments section and let me know what wisdom you have to offer this week! Talk to you soon!

 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!