MM: Planner and life

Sitting at my secretary, everything, the madness, seems arbitrary. (If it Rhymes it MUST be true).  Lately it seems that everything has been spinning and spinning, with no signs of stopping.  Hard to get a handle on things, let alone see straight.  But now I take moments like this to just sit down and just be.  Just being is incredibly important to full mental clarity, and lately I believe I’m beginning to understand exactly what that means.

Take today for an example.  Last night I took it upon myself to map out my day today, from my very “morning routine” to even posting this blog, and my meditation tonight before bed.  (Meditation Monday? haha). Waking up today knowing I had exact plans for myself, no matter how small they may seem, gave me purpose today and I actually got a lot done.  Crazy how just a simple thing like a planner could have a profound impact on ones day-to-day life.

I have practically accomplished every, single, thing on my list.  Maybe in my actual life with the bigger and much more outstanding goals, planning may not be such a bad thing after all.

I have always been the kind that likes to organize, to keep things tidy (sometimes), so I feel like I have clarity.  But if I don’t take a conscious effort on the side to really talk to myself about what it is I NEED to accomplish, it may never get done.

So I’m writing today because, indeed, it was in my planner to do so, but I am also writing to encourage everyone to take the time to reflect on the day you had and the day you WANT to have tomorrow.  Write it down, and believe me if you write it down it will be real, and you will accomplish what it is you need to accomplish. Better for you, for your mind, and for your life.

MM: Sick Days and Hazy Ways

Tis been a hot minute since the last time I posted a free flowing thought on this blog.  However, lately, under the circumstances, I have been having quite a lot of down time, thinking time, and boredom time.

Since Saturday I have been under the weather, which upon first thought I blamed on the seasonal changes.  The strange warm weather, bringing in out of the ordinary thunderstorms and rain, letting the weeds expound their seeds into the air.  Normally a little hay fever would be of little consequence to my well being, but then as time progressed I then realized, dang nabbit, this is a freaking cold.

So yes I am indeed sick.  Sniffling, coughing, hocking all sorts of things up, attempting to eat food and feeling incredibly depressed that I can’t taste it.

Who knew that the major reason why I eat is for the taste/ pleasure of it rather than the essential nutrients obtained by it.  Which is another thing I have been struggling with lately.  My weight.

Since I had been taking care of my parent’s residents and pup whilst they were away taking care of some family matters, I had endured a diet of mostly veggies for about a month.  Only to then lose 6 pounds.  Now to some this may seem not such a big deal, 10 pounds would be something to marvel at, but 6 pounds for me (on purpose) is quite a feat.  Not meaning to toot my own horn but dieting has never been my strongest suit.  I love food.  Not really to cook it but eating it is soooooooooo my cup of tea.

Even working out lately has been a chore.  I was enjoying my little routine I had established for myself, Mondays would be my “Muscle Mondays” do some cardio, come inside do some weight lifting, and then some yoga to finish it off, wednesdays would be my “Walking Wednesdays” where I would go somewhere like a park or a beautiful place and just walk, and of course Fridays, “Fitness Fridays” mostly exclusively for Tennis.  My sport of choice.  Really the ONLY sport I am partially ok at.

But then, ya know, life happens.  Get sick, have too much  to take care of at home, womanly issues out of the blue, lazy, etc. there were always excuses.  And today is no different.  Didn’t work out, womanly issues and I’m sick as a dog (never understood that expression, “Sick as a dog” are dogs always sick or when a dog is sick they are reeeeeally sick? hmmmm).

Just have to push on and see the sun rays through the haze.  Its been a trying couple of days but I know once I am through this sickness I am going to make the most of my health and get going with my life.  So many things I need to get accomplished, sometimes it takes being forced to be on your butt to really see what needs to get done and how to do it.  Posting on this blog is definitely one of those things I really want to start doing more.  So here’s to good luck and getting over this stupid cold, and for not being lazy anymore.  I can do it.

Peace love and happiness,

MourningDoves7 >*<

Shenanigans Saturday

Prompt 2

“Have you ever spoken up when you saw something going on that was wrong? Were you scared? What ended up happening?”

Since Sophomore year in high school I have been away from any social situation, being home-schooled and all, so it has been difficult for me to really have any opportunity at all to defend anyone.  However, when I was little and in elementary school, roughly 3-5 grade, I always stood up for those around me that I felt was badly mistreated,  Literally my fellow classmates, some of which I never really considered friends, would come to me when they needed someone to back them up, listen to them, or face someone who has done something horrible to them.  One instance I remember was when this girl and boy were arguing I stepped in the middle and mediated.  I wasn’t really scared but more upset if anything.  They both ended up hating me as well as each other, but I felt good about myself for having stepped in, made me a “loser” in everyone’s eyes but I know I did the right thing for standing up for the right and trying to help them both see each other’s sides, to help them understand what was really going on.  Even though because I did that everyone thought I was “uncool” I don’t regret doing the right thing…ever!

Another instance I think of was when I was in Junior High school a bunch of the kids in my class were pouring mustard on snails and because I’m a big believer of not causing living things unnecessary pain I tried to pry them off and I was yelling and screaming at them, they called me stupid or weird because I defending a snail.  But I knew what I felt was right and doing that to any living creature is wrong in my eyes I stood up for the right thing.

*Note: Prompts courtesy of the 300 Writing Prompts book that I bought from Barnes and Noble.  Every Saturday I will write a prompt or something interesting, just a bunch of shenanigans really.  Hope you enjoyed today’s prompt.  Let me know if you ever stood up for something you believed in and what happened I would really like to know! Hope you are having a greatly blessed weekend filled with Love and happiness.

All my everlasting peace and love to you all,