The Law of Attraction – Day 344

May 13, 2011 1 Comment

 

 

365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey – Day 344

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

 

You might have noticed that I haven’t written any blog posts for quite some time.  There is a reason for that.  I have been avoiding you.  I didn’t feel like being inspirational or funny and on top of that my creativity left me for awhile.

I have been dealing with a number of personal and family issues over the past few months that have overwhelmed me so I did what I usually do when I’m overwhelmed, I shut down.  I almost completely stopped looking after myself physically and emotionally and just let the negativity of the problems I am facing take over.  Then I started feeling bad about myself for letting this happen once again and I had to remind myself that this is one of the reasons I started my 365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey almost 365 days ago.

It is easy to take care of yourself when you are feeling positive and happy. It is when we most need balance in our life that we become the most unbalanced.  Even knowing that good nutrition, vitamins, regular exercise and meditation will improve my coping skills I still stray far from my normal routine becoming less effective in my problem solving skills.  I even quit reading inspirational books and articles.

Well, I’m back.  I have made great efforts with my nutrition over the past week and have restarted my exercise program slowly as I am recovering from an injury that took me out of the game for awhile as well. 

It seems everything happened to me at once.  Have you ever had that experience?  Everything starts to go wrong, big and small?  There is a reason for that.  We are attracting it into our lives with our thoughts.

I am a great believer in manifestation.  What we think about we create.  Sadly my thoughts have only created more of what I don’t want.  I have been living in fear for several months as I try to help a family member solve some serious issues and recently have decided that my fear is keeping me from effectively dealing with the problem.  I am now looking at the future with more optimism and am focusing less on the problem and more on visualizing the solutions that will leave both my loved one and I stronger for the experience.  Sound foolish?  Well, coincidently when I decided to take a different approach things started to lighten up a little. Communications improved, anger deminished and even a little humor found its way back in.  This shift allowed us to open our minds to possible solutions that will create a better environment for healing.  This alone has moved us from despair and confusion to optimism.

Fortunately we can manifest good things into our lives with a little effort.  Now whenever I find myself thinking “doom and gloom” I turn it around and focus on one positive thought.  I calm myself by taking deep belly breathes and I try to meditate whenever I can (this one is still hard for me).  I am not always successful.  Sometimes I give into the fear but I am not letting that last for too long before I take positive action.  Even if that means taking a 5 minute walk to clear my head.

Another major change was to quit telling disaster stories.  The more I talked about my problems the more focused I became on them.  This is hard for me because I am a natural born storyteller and even though the good news stories are not nearly as interesting sometimes as the disaster stories, I fiind it infinantely more theraputic to talk about the positive solutions and steps we are taking.  This also creates an opportuntiy for a more positive flow of ideas.

To add to my burdens, I have been disappointed in myself for not keeping consistent with my 365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey blog entries and started considering this whole project a failure because of it.  Then I read through some of my past blogs and positive comments I have received from readers and realized this has been a success.  I may not have come as far as I had hoped in this past year but I have enjoyed the journey and believe it has helped me and others.  It is continuing to remind me to remain focused on balancing my life every single day helping me to remain positive and grateful for my wonderful life and all the great things I am capable of doing if I remain healthy, happy and at least a little balanced. :)

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One Comments to “The Law of Attraction – Day 344”
  1. Maggie says:

    Dear Roneen:

    Sorry to hear of your personal struggles. Sometimes i have occasion feelings of depression or a sadness, but my circle of friends, sport activities and little travel trips bring me back. I try to be grateful everyday.

    I thought it was great you were committed to the blog…365 days is a long time..good for for you..

    m

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