I found my second wind listening to Joel osteen

Happy Wednesday!!

We are halfway to the weekend, and this week is already better than the weeks that have come before. I am motivated and hopeful all due to Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations. Like I mentioned on Monday, I could not be more excited about this podcast, sotoday I am going to tell you about the episode that I’ve already played twice. Actually, if I am being completely honest, I have listened to it at least FOUR times!! Call that weird if you want, but I am happy to share with you what points truly resonated with me.

In Episode 15 with Joel Osteen, Oprah discusses the power of speaking positivity into your life and how faith can help you live your best self. Joel Osteen may be an American pastor, but do not let that scare you out of listening to this podcast. He remains focused on positivity, love, and the goodness of God, while avoiding controversial issues as they relate to religion.

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I have been rather MIA from myself and my relationships, however listening to this episode turned all of that around quickly. My mindset flips between positive and negative so frequently. One minute the glass is half full, and the next minute the glass is half empty. Although, my mindset shifts depending on how much self-care I practice. I am a firm believer that negativity breeds more negativity, but I tend to forget that the converse is just as valid.

Upon listening to the first 10 minutes, I came to terms with how hard I have been on myself the last two months and how my own thoughts had really contributed to my lack of motivation. I have started every morning with “I am tired.” Or “I don’t want to do anything.” All that comes from that thinking is more exhaustion or lack of motivation.

I decided I will be kinder to myself if I want to bring out the good in myself. I will remind myself that I am unique, that no one else does me as well as I do. I am beautiful. I am smart. I am strong. I will look to enjoy life because I am blessed to be alive.

Seriously, I might even go listen again. It truly speaks to me, and I the more I read or hear something, the more I absorb. I hope this brings you as much guidance as it did to me.

 

*This blog is not intended to advocate for specific religion or political views, but to bring my own learnings to light within my 20’s in a way that may help others discover more of themselves. 

Fall into your Soul

Happy fall 20 Somethings!!

Yep, you guessed it. I LOVE FALL! I LOVE FAAAALLLL!!!! (singing in the best best Oprah voice that I can)

Do I love pumpkin spice? Of course, but I also love the change of seasons. It always feels like a new beginning to me. By the time August rolls around, I am sick of sweaty summer days in NYC. I am so happy for the city to cool down and start smelling normal again.

To kick off this new season, I want to share with you my new favorite podcast. About a month ago, Oprah came out with a new podcast series: Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations. This podcast was created as a guide to living your best self by interviewing thought provoking leaders, authors, and experts.

Words cannot even express how thankful I am for this program. I am ready to learn more about myself, and I can’t wait to share my favorite episodes with you. It is our audio guide to self-actualization.

Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think!!

MIA from You, MIA from Me

Hey everyone!

I know I have been a little MIA for the last month. If I’m honest with myself, I’ve also been a little MIA with myself. I’ve felt complacent, unmotivated, and just straight up exhausted.

I have gone through quite a bit of change as I have started a new job. As always, with change come uncertainty, and what feels like more change. Nevertheless, I persist to push myself, only to find myself pushing right back. What I mean by that is, I am my own adversary. While I try to maintain my awareness of this, I still feel stuck right where I am.

These ebb and flows are natural. No one can be perfect, and as much as I admit it out loud, I still have trouble accepting that fact. I keep telling myself that I am surviving, when in fact I’m not doing anything to survive at all.

I have been beating up myself over what I think I should be doing, then I remain complacent, watching a Bravo TV rerun for the 3rd time.

“I should be making a more conscious effort to work out. I should be making a more conscious effort to enjoy life and those around me.”

Saying “I should” is so easy to point out, yet not useful enough. It doesn’t quite get me anywhere at the end of the day. A more helpful perspective I should be taking is focusing on self love and encouragement (see what I did there?).

It’s not enough to just say I am surviving. My second wind is around the corner. I can feel it.