Yesterday I had what I like to call, a mini meltdown. When a series of events happen, big or small, they can culminate into a heap of worry and you break down crying or sometimes freaking out. Most of the time the things that we stress about are all normal things just with added irrational fears. Yesterday was one of those days. At the begining of July my boyfriend, Taylor Cornelius asked me to move in with him, I was extremely excited and knew that it was the right time. All signs pointed to yes. This was also followed by some anxiety about moving in with someone. It's been almost five years since I have lived with someone. I began to project my past experiences onto my current relationship. This made me put expectations on how I thought my boyfriend should act about living together and put pressure on him to show how he felt as I showed it. The anxiety compounded when I was informed that my lease actually ended 20 days sooner than expected. This gives me a little over a month to pack, move, and organize. As Taylor and I went to apply for our first apartment together, there were some minor adjustments to our plan. We both shut off, defensively thinking that we couldn't get this apartment, and looking back our reasoning was a little off, which lead to an argument in the parking lot. Sadly the argument was one sided as I continued to spout my reasons for being upset. Projecting my fears of rejection, the pressure of career vs. family and even the dreaded jealousy card. I was giving it all. This went one for about ten minutes until my boyfriend took my hand and told me it was ok to not be the strong one all the time. It was time for him to take the lead, which he did and it was a great step in our relationship.
He calmly talked the situation through with me without passing judgement. He was allowing me to accept when I had to ask for help. Something that I have always had issues with. "Wait, aren't I the one that is supposed to do that?" Holy cow was he actually about to coach me on something. Yes, and it taught me such a valuable lesson. As I sat in my car and listened to him I realized that he was exactly right. I was trying to take care of the whole process on my own and was begining to stress myself out. I cried (I do this often, I am a true water baby and crying is an emotion I have made peace with over the years...sad movies, cards, christmas songs you name it, I'm that girl) and released some much needed energy and apologized for my behavior. Then after a much needed lunch at Shane's we went back to his place for our own versions of meditation and reflections. I learned many lessons yesterday and let go of a lot of past experiences. Mini meltdowns will happen and last night I was thinking of ways that I can go through them with more personal power.
This is what I came up with:
There are many creative ways that you can relax, blow off steam and even let go of past experiences that you no longer wish to harbor. What are some of the ways you calm down during or after a mini meltdown?
Your Throat Chakra....speaking your voice.
Your throat chakra inspires your voice and houses expressing of self. It gives a sense of clarity while decreasing self consciousness and shyness. It is located in your throat/base of the neck and is represented by the color blue. The throat chakra's element is sound and nurtures independence and sense of security.
Ways to balance and stimulate the Heart Chakra;
Exercises and practices:
Stones and other chakra cleanses:
The heart chakra, helps activate your emotional center and works with energy of circulation, the expression of love and a sense of empathy. Also releases negativity and anger. It is located n the chest and is represented by green. The element centered around this chakra is air and it focuses on mind, passion and compassion. The heart chakra also helps develope emotional love with self as well as others. This chakra is a symbol of devotion.
Ways to stimulate and balance your heart chakra:
Stones and colors:
Have you ever had a green smoothie? There is something so glorious and refreshing about them. I went a bit askew with my normal routine and decided to kick start my lifestyle back into full gear. This morning I'm sipping on a lovely blend of mangos, bananas, kale and spinach.
Mixed to pure creamy goodness saying, Hello world here I am!
More recipes coming your way.
Remember always blend the greens first! :)
Keeping fruit frozen will help keep your smoothie cold.
Adding coconut water adds a great flavor and is very hydrating too.
Mason jars make great smoothie cups
Have a wonderful morning and great rest of your day.
I'm sure you've seen countless articles on yoga and the benefits. While yoga isn't for everyone, It's true once you fall in love with it you'll always have it in your life. Yoga is a great way to get fit and/or stay in shape and even tone up. I love it bc it beats running on a treadmill watching other people look like certified gym goers and I'm over here going..."30 min that's good."
I was never a person who got excited by getting sweaty in a gym or running for miles. ( I do like to jog occasionally) It just would get boring and I would lose momentum and motivation.
Yoga has given me a lot and I'm super thankful that I got into it. I now can successfully do a push up, which was a great accomplishment for me, I'm the champion of the "girlie" ones. Not to mention that it gives you the most excellent yoga bootie. Hehe
Why I love yoga:
One of my favorite ways to ground, balance and get in time with myself is hiking. I have often found comfort and peace on the trails marked and unmarked. A favorite place of mine is only a few miles outside the heart of Atlanta and is good for all levels.
This park has two sides of the Chattahoochee river. On one side there are paved running trails and the other more rugged and quite. Lots of trees and animals. The trail also has large rock structures and formations that Cherokee Indians used as homes or ritual areas.
Every time I go to the park I see something new and I have yet to get bored with the trails. There are even some trails where you do some rock climbing. Hiking also helps with anxiety, insecurities and being in the moment. Not to mention helps with focus and determination. I'm not a big fan of conventional gym workouts so getting my heart pumping and enjoying the outdoors is a bonus for me.
I highly recommend getting out and going hiking when you can. You'll feel so refreshed when you're finished. Maybe even dip your feet in the river to cool off from the summer heat. :)
The Solar Plexus Chakra, midway btwn your sternum and navel, helps stimulate the metabolism and helps to get rid of laziness. It's element is fire and is represented by Yellow. When in balance it gives one personal power. It helps one become expansive and helps with personal growth.
Ways to Balance the Solar Plexus:
Worked on some happy charm necklaces tonight. :) So excited, today charms tomorrow books, who knows what next, but first bedtime. I'm barely able to keep my eyes open. ::yawn:: Night all my Neverlanders. Have wonderful dreamtime adventures.
The sacral chakra, awakens a healthy, natural desire while decreasing desire for artificial substitutes. It is located in your abdoman and is represented by the color orange. The element associated with the Sacral Chakra is Water and focuses on emotion, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Ways to Balance your Sacral Chakra
Other ways to balance your Sacral Chakra:
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