1/6 Rituals That Have Impacted my Life

REFLECTIONS IN LIFE... something I make sure to do at least once a week. Keep myself in check

After my injury on September it has been a slow yet steady process of getting back to my normal active lifestyle. From going to yoga once a week and working out 3 to 5 times, to barely walking more than 2 miles a day... Not fun for me.

What was the upside of having to dealing with this condition? Having the chance to use my time on other opportunities, and slow down! I sometimes forget like I bet many of us do, that it is OK to take a break. It is OK to relax on the beach. It is OK to listen to our bodies when we feel under the weather. 

I have the issue sometimes of overcommitting and it has been a journey that I will continue to practice of saying, "No". It's wonderful to keep your options open, but it gets to the point where you have said "Yes" to way too much! Focus on what you're really values are and work on those! It's not easy. It's hard. That's the real truth... but I have some some tips if you feel like this may be happening in your life.

1. Breathe

I can't explain HOW important this is for each of us. Be aware of your core balance. Today after my weekly morning practice, I was discussing with a friend of mine the importance of learning how to breathe and it's benefits when learning to be self-aware in decisive moments.

2. Visualize all of your commitments, DRAW them out! 

3. Ask yourself, "Is this really helping me?"  Is it REALLY? 

4. Now IMPLEMENT. You are now AWARE, and have the power to make a difference. So GO FOR IT! 

Here's an example of how I have used this in my life,

I was a part of the Student Government in our university. I realized although I believed it was a beneficial experience I was dedicating a lot of time to something that I really wasn't enjoying and needed to be spending more of that time on things that will enrich my career goals, like spending more of my time with my Entrepreneurship club. 

"Society tells us that successful people are busy. Think about the CEO’s, famous law firm partners, crazy celebrities, politicians, the rich and famous “leaders” of society. They’re just so successful that they’re super in demand, always taking phone calls, going to meetings, cutting ribbons, giving speeches, running shit like events and parties. Successful people just have so many successful things going on that they need to always be doing these successful people things."   This article gives a strong opinion on overcommitting, click here . You may find this useful, you may not.... Check it out. Share your thoughts! 

I am not a professional in any shape or form. This is only from personal experience and vouched by many conversations with friends and family.

If you're somewhat feeling this way, and may need some friendly guidance, I am Willing and would love to help. Maybe you've gone through this in your life already, if so Share! Comment below. I'd love to hear your opinions and gain more feedback.

 

Travel to KC

Good Morning! Last weekend I went on a trip to Kansas City, Missouri for the CEO National Pitch Competition. What an amazing experience, surrounded by entrepreneurial minds and inspiring life stories... made some great relationships and friendships while I was there. During my time there, I got the chance to participate in the Elevator Pitch Competition, and specifically pitch Live Ritually! I received useful information from keynote speakers and experienced business owners, and they have given me lots of feedback. Really looking forward to continuing and growing this brand! 

Last week while having coffee with a friend, we discussed what we envision our work environment in the next few years. What I found interesting from the conversation was the importance of surrounding yourself with people that really engage, and motivate you to be your best. I have spent a lot of my life always pleasing others, which has helped me grow as a person. What I mean by this is that it has made me realize that I need to focus on what makes me happy and step back sometimes from that habit. I love my family and friends and I am always here to support them. Additionally, I need to create a balance of spending time serving others while spending time with Myself. I am confident that I will create a work environment that gives me the ability to travel, make relationships, and keep learning. 

 

Definition for thought:

Billionaire - changing the lives of billions of people.

 

Question for reflection:

What do you admire from your parents?

 

I love reading your responses and love replying! So please leave a comment or send me an email! Have an amazing day!

 

Simplicity

For a long time people have asked me how I keep my life so simple and minimalistic. Since we're getting to know each other, I am going to pretty much explain why this is so...

  1. I have my everyday "uniform" of jeans and a basic white or black shirt with my espadrilles or converse. 
  2. My room is super bare with a clean minimal wooden desk, my calendar above, just a couple books, laptop, and a lamp... then I have my tall bed with simple pillows. My whole room is a super simple color scheme of navy and white with a few gold accents .
  3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I am really simple as a person. I am true person that really just wants to see people grow and improve in their ambitions. I love supporting my family and friends. It's crazy how life is impacted when all you want for others is good and happiness. 
  4. But enough about me... lets focus on you!

If you are trying to declutter and destress, my biggest suggestion is to learn to breathe. Having the ability to control the situation whether you're stressed or tense can enable you to succeed in many different situations.

Another thing that has helped me is learning to shrug it off, or like Taylor Swift once said, "shake it off" (had too, haha)...  A great way to get over unimportant things is just by learning to accept it, and be indifferent to it. Take a step back and realize this was an experience. You've learned from it. Thank you. And Move Forward. I'm always encountering myself with people that make themselves the victim or blame a flaw on a certain past experience. Once you are able to breathe and step back, it is amazing what you realize about others.

As you can tell I really enjoy discussing this, so if you have any personal questions or comments please send them! Love reaching out to all of you!