The Things That Held You Back

Some people may look back and realize that there were several things that held them back. Perhaps those things were the people around them, perhaps their environment, their childhood, their limiting beliefs, etc. and for some, the very thought of these things holding them back keeps holding them back.

The one thing you can never recuperate is time. Once time is gone, it’s gone. However, you still have more time ahead of you. The longer you keep looking back at the things that held you back, the more held back you will be. The things that once held you back don’t need to continue holding you back.

If you are held back for whatever reason, I want you to seriously consider the fact that perhaps it is you who is holding you back. Why do I dare you to consider this? Because the reality is that you can NOT control what others do. You can NOT control how others think. NO ONE has power over you. NO ONE can define you. NO ONE, unless you grant them permission, can do anything in your life.

I want to briefly discuss about childhood and this is one that is difficult to talk about since I know for some there were probably serious childhood issues. Once you become an adult, YOU have the choice as to whether or not you are going to continue to allow what happened to you to affect you. If you realize that the issues are too deep that you can’t handle them alone, then go seek a therapist or a psychologist. Get the help you need but don’t continue to allow your past to affect you in negative ways.

I want to briefly discuss limiting beliefs. It is a must to find the source of the limiting beliefs. You may be surprised to learn that the limiting belief you may have is someone else’s beliefs and you just internalized it as your own belief. It is important to challenge your beliefs if you are to grow into the person that you are meant to be.

I want to briefly discuss your environment. You don’t have to be your environment. If your environment isn’t congruent with the person that you are, that doesn’t mean that who you really are is wrong. Just like not all trees can grow in the same environment, we all can’t grow in the same environment. Know that you are much more than your environment if your environment is not a reflection of you. Also know that just because you are not like your environment, that doesn’t make you wrong. That just means that you are you and that’s it. There is nothing wrong with that.

The last thing I want to briefly discuss is people. What people think or say about you is none of your business. Your business is YOU and that’s it. Once again, you can’t control what other people do. You can’t control how other people think. People can only hold you back if you allow them to hold you back. Also people’s complexes and criticisms are non of your business. What other people decide to do with their life you can not control. The only person you can control is yourself so start to control yourself so that you can have the life that you want.

It is a must to control your thoughts, your emotions, your decisions, your actions and what you allow in your life. Remember that nothing needs to hold you back unless you ALLOW it to hold you back. This is the key word- allow. Remember that you are the only one who can allow things to hold you back.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

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¿Qué tanta hambre usted tiene?

El hambre…..es algo que nosotros tratamos de quitar porque la verdad es que el hambre puede ser incomodo. No, no me refiero al hambre físico. Me refiero al hambre que usted tiene de mejorar su vida y su bienestar.

Yo constantemente oigo personas diciendo que quieren una mejor vida. Sin embargo, si usted le pregunta qué están haciendo para tener la vida que quieren, ellos dicen “nada”. He dicho una y otra vez, no es suficiente el sólo querer, usted tiene que tener HAMBRE. Entonces, me gustaría preguntarle ahora, ¿qué tanta hambre usted tiene?

¿Qué tanta hambre usted tiene de perder peso? Si usted no está haciendo algo para cambiar su dieta y su estilo de vida, entonces usted no quiere realmente perder peso. ¿Qué tanta hambre usted tiene de cambiar su situación económica? Si usted no está haciendo algo práctico para cambiar su situación económica, entonces usted no quiere realmente cambiarla. ¿Qué tanta hambre usted tiene de hacer sus sueños una realidad? Si usted no está tomando el primer paso para ir hacia donde quiere ir, entonces usted no quiere realmente hacer sus sueños una realidad.

Es necesario enfrentar sus miedos. El miedo es parte de la vida pero esto no lo tiene que detener. Las cosas serán desafiantes pero todo esto es parte de algo más grande. También lo quiero animar a que no compare su primer paso con el primer paso de las demás personas. La razón de esto es porque el camino de la vida de cada persona es diferente. Será diferente no importa qué tan similar el camino de dos personas pueda ser.

He aprendido aceptar el hambre. El hambre crea dolor, por lo tanto, lo animo a que sienta ese dolor. Siéntalo hasta que ese dolor sea más grande que el miedo que pueda sentir. Esto es lo que lo ayudará hacer lo que tenga que hacer para tener la vida que quiere.

Una vez más, y lo digo con todo el corazón, el querer no es suficiente en la vida no importa que es lo que usted quiere. Usted necesita tener hambre. El hambre es necesario porque el hambre lo empuja hacer lo que tiene que hacer para satisfacer ese hambre. No reprima el hambre. Siéntalo hasta que duela seriamente, después haga algo para cambiar la situación.

Si usted quiere las cosas que quiere pero no está seriamente haciendo algo para obtener esas cosas, entonces se  tiene que preguntar qué tanta hambre tiene. La falta de acción indica que usted no tiene hambre. Se requiere el tener hambre para tomar los pasos necesarios para tener la vida y el bienestar que usted quiere. Acepte el hambre hasta que duela y después haga algo para satisfacer ese hambre.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

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How Hungry Are You?

Hunger….is something that we try to suppress because let’s face it, hunger is uncomfortable. No, I’m not referring to physical hunger. I’m referring to the hunger that you have to improve your life and well-being.

I constantly hear people saying that they want a better life but yet if you ask them “what are you doing to have the life you want?”, they say nothing. I have said over and over again, it’s not enough to just want, you have to be HUNGRY. So I would like to ask you now, how hungry are you?

How hungry are you to lose weight? If you are not doing anything to change your diet and lifestyle, then you are not truly wanting to lose weight. How hungry are you to change your financial situation? If you’re not doing anything viable to start changing your financial situation, then you truly don’t want to change it. How hungry are you to make your dreams come true? If you are not taking the first step to get to where you want to go, then you truly don’t want that dream to come true.

It is a must to face your fears. Fear is a part of life but it doesn’t have to stop you! Things will be challenging but it’s all part of the bigger picture. Also I want to encourage you not to compare your first step with other people’s first step. The reason for this is because everyone is in a different journey in life. Everyone’s path will be different no matter how similar it may be.

I learned to embrace hunger. Hunger creates pain so I encourage you to feel that pain. Feel it until the continue feeling of that pain is greater than the fear you may feel. That is what will help you do what you must do in order to have the life that you want.

Once again, and I mean it with all my heart, wanting is not enough in life no matter what you may want. You need to have hunger. Hunger is a must because hunger pushes you to do what you must do in order to satisfy that hunger. So don’t suppress the hunger. Feel it until it seriously hurts then do something to change the situation.

So if you want the things you want but are not doing anything serious about it, ask yourself how hungry are you. The lack of action is an indicator that the hunger is not there. It takes being hungry to take the action necessary to have the life and well-being that you want. Embrace that hunger until it hurts and then go do something about that hunger!

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

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Construya reserva de los órganos

Lo que me pasó hace como un fin de semana atrás me hizo valorar la manera que cuido mi cuerpo. Volé con algunas personas que estaban vomitando, cuatro personas para ser exacta, y una de ellas tenía el flu. Claro que la persona que tenía el flu yo estaba en contacto con ella ya que ella estaba de mi lado y ella se acercó a mí para decirme que tenía el flu. El día siguiente me levanté sintiendome muy cansada que me preocupé de viajar. Aún asi volé esa noche y al llegar a mi destino, me sentí un poco adolorida de cuerpo y sentía frio. Yo honestamente no sabía cómo iba a sobrevivir el viaje ya que también tenía dolor de cabeza.

Cuando regresé a NY, mi cuerpo se pudo recuperar al otro día y gracias a Dios por eso. Tengo que decir que eso fue rápido. Yo sé que fue por mis reservas de los órganos y es de esto que quiero escribir.

Leí el término “reservas de los órganos” mientras estaba estudiando para obtener mis créditos para mi certificación en nutrición holística. Lo que reservas de los órganos quiere decir es que los órganos tienen la capacidad de permitir que el cuerpo lidie con el estrés a través del exceso de capacidad no usado. Comparo esto con los ahorros. Habrá momentos en la vida en donde economicamente puede estar en una posición en donde usted tendrá que usar de sus ahorros porque los tiempos están duros. Las reservas de los órganos son como sus ahorros pero asi como usted necesita ahorrar dinero para un día que lo necesite, usted necesita construir reservas de órganos para que en momentos de estrés, su cuerpo pueda enfrentar el estrés y volver a lo que era antes sin ningun problema.

Entonces, ¿cómo usted puede comenzar a construir reservas de los órganos? Usted comienza desde AHORA. No espere hasta mañana, la próxima semana, el próximo mes o hasta el verano. No, comience AHORA a cuidar de su cuerpo. Este cuidado, claro, consiste de comer saludable y de tomar los suplementos apropiados que su cuerpo necesita. Un error que mucho hacen es pensar que pueden obtener toda su nutrición a través de la comida. Perdon pero la comida no está hecha de la misma manera que antes y muchos de los nutrientes se pueden perder mediante el pasar del tiempo desde la cosecha hasta cuando se cocina. Además, no creo que muchos de nosotros, me incluyo también, comemos la cantidad de comida que necesitamos para que el cuerpo pueda obtener la cantidad de nutrientes que necesita para poder funcionar a un nivel óptimo. Por lo tanto, asegúrese de suplementar lo que come escogiendo los suplementos apropiados. El estar físicamente activo también ayuda y el estar físicamente activo no quiere decir el hacer ejercicios que sean duros para su cuerpo. Puede ser tan simple como el ir a caminar.

Asegúrese de que usted esté mental y emocionalmente bien. Cuando su mente no está bien, nada puede estar bien. Ahora, sé que a veces esto puede ser un desafio. Créeme, lo sé, pero es necesario hacer el esfuerzo de estar bien mental y emocionalmente. Entienda qué le roba su energía. Entienda qué le provoca ciertas emociones. Haga lo que le hace sentir bien. Recuerde que usted es una inversión que tiene que hacer pero usted vale la inversión.

Si usted por un momento piensa que su cuerpo es una cosa que tiene hambre cada dos horas y media a tres horas y no es algo de valorar, piense en qué sucede cuando usted no tiene ahorros. Cuando las cosas se ponen en malas, usted no tiene nada en que caer. Bueno, lo mismo ocurre con su cuerpo. Usted quiere algo en que caer y las reservas de los órganos es ese almohadón en momentos de estrés. Por lo tanto lo animo a usted a que comience a crear reservas de órganos. Si usted necesita ayuda con eso, usted puede ponerse en contacto conmigo mediante este sitio de internet.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

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Build Organ Reserve

What happened to me this passed weekend made me value the way I have been taking care of my body. I flew with some people who were throwing up, four to be exact, and one of them had the flu. Of course the person with the flu I was in contact with since she was at my side and she came close to me to tell me she had the flu. The following day I woke up feeling so drained that I was worried about traveling. I still flew out that night but by the time I was landing at the destination, I was feeling some body ache and was feeling cold. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to survive the trip since I was also having a headache.

When I came back to NY, my body was able to bounce back the following day and I thank God for that. I must say that was pretty quick. I know that is because of my organ reserve and it is this that I would like to write about.

I came across the term “organ reserve” while working on getting my credits for the requalification of my certification in Holistic Nutrition. What organ reserve means is that the organs have the capacity to allow the body to deal with stress through unused, extra functioning abilities. I compare this to savings. There will be times in life when financially you may be in a position where you will have to use your savings because times are tough. Organ reserve is like your savings account but just like you need to put money aside so that you can have for a rainy day, you have to build organ reserve so in times of stress, your body can cope and bounce right back up with no problem.

So how can you start building organ reserve? You start by starting NOW. Don’t wait until tomorrow, next week, next month or until the summer time. No, start NOW taking care of your body. This care, of course, will consist of eating healthy and taking the proper supplements that your body needs. The one mistake that many may make is thinking that they can have all their nutrition through food. Sorry but food is not grown the same way anymore and so many nutrients can be lost from the passage of time of the harvest to the cooking. Besides, I don’t think many of us, I include myself, eat the amount of foods that we need in order to get the amount of nutrients the body needs so that it can function at an optimum level. So make sure you supplement what you eat by choosing the right supplements. Being physically active also helps and to be physically active doesn’t mean doing hardcore workouts. It can be as simple as going for a brisk walk.

Make sure that mentally and emotionally you are right. When your mind isn’t right, nothing can be right. Now, I know that this can be a challenge at times. Trust me, I know, but it is a must to make an effort to be fit mentally and emotionally. Understand what drains you. Understand what triggers certain emotions in you. Do what feels good for you. Remember, you are an investment that you must make but you are worth the investment.

If you ever think for a moment that your body is just this thing that gets hungry every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and it isn’t something to truly treasure, think of what happens when you have no savings. When things really go sour, you have no cushion to fall back on. Well, same thing with your body. You want a cushion to fall back on and organ reserve is that cushion in times of stress. So I encourage you to start working on creating some organ reserve. If you need some help with that, you are more than welcome to contact me on this site.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

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La organización es necesaria para su bienestar

Trate de escribir discursos, blog, trabajar en varios proyectos a la misma vez y encima de eso sentir cansacio a causa del cambio de horario por volar a otro país y ¿qué usted obtiene? Se sentirá abrumado, ¡es eso! Esto es lo que ha ocurrido conmigo ultimamente, lo confieso. Como seres humanos, sólo podemos hacer lo que podemos hacer y tenemos que ser realistas en cuanto se trata de nuestro tiempo y nuestra energía. He escrito esto antes y lo escribiré de nuevo. He llegado a la realidad de manera dura de que la organización es necesaria para su bienestar.

El estar organizado lo ayuda evitar el sentirse abrumado. No hay nada de malo con querer hacer más pero tiene que ser organizado con lo que usted hace. Por lo tanto, lo animo a que encuentre una manera que funcione para usted. Esto va a tomar tiempo porque quizás tendrá que provar diferentes cosas para ver qué le funciona a usted pero si todavía no ha encontrado un modo que le funcione, no se rinda. Las cosas toman tiempo para ajustarse y toma tiempo encontrar una manera que funcione para usted pero confie de que encontrará el modo.

El estar organizado es lo que le permite lograr hacer más cosas. Es necesario estar organizado con su tiempo, su energía y sus recursos. Esto quiere decir que si usted está haciendo una cosa, sólo se enfoca en esa sola cosa por un tiempo antes de comenzar otra cosa. Por ese tiempo, usted enfoca su energía también en esa sola cosa. El enfocar su energía en varias cosas a la vez no le permitirá terminar las cosas.

El estar organizado le permite poner las cosas en prioridad. Es importante el organizarse mentalmente cuando se trata de saber qué va primero. Determine qué es una cosa que si usted terminara esa cosa, le resolvería también otras cosas. Lo que sea, haga esa cosa primero y cuando termine eso, entonces trabaje en otra cosa.

El estar organizado disminuye su nivel de estrés. Esto no quiere decir que su estrés será eliminado, no creo que el estrés fue diseñado para ser eliminado completamente ya que tiene su propósito pero el estar organizado ayuda a bajar el nivel de estrés. Coloque las cosas en un solo lugar y colóquelo ahí siempre, de esa manera usted va a saber en donde encontrarlas. Tenga los documentos de un mismo tema todos juntos en donde los pueda encontrar. Sea organizado en su propio espacio para que usted pueda sentir que puede respirar. Escoja la ropa que va a utilizar el día antes. Asegúrese de salir de la casa con tiempo para que no tenga que andar deprisa a donde usted tenga que ir. Todo esto es parte de ser organizado.

La razón que menciono el estar organizado es porque mucho de lo que nos causa estrés viene del hecho que nosotros no estamos organizado en nuestra vida. No estamos organizados con nuestros pensamientos, nuestro tiempo, nuestro espacio, nuestro proyectos, etc. y cuando esto es el caso, nosotros añadimos estrés innecesario. Entre más organizado usted esté, más podrá alcanzar, mejor se va a sentir y podrá disfrutar más la vida. Si usted no está organizado en un área de su vida, lo animo a que lo sea ahora para su propio bienestar.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

Usted puede leer el blog en su Kindle haciendo clic en la tienda Amazon Kindle en https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 y puede escuchar mis pláticas en la red en http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

Organization Is a Must For Your Well-being

Try writing speeches, blogs, working on several projects at once among other things and on top of that being jet lagged and what do you get? Overwhelm! That’s what you get. This has been me lately, I confess. As human beings there is only so much that we can do and although we are capable of so much, we must be realistic about our time and energy. I’ve written this before and I’ll write it again. I came to the realization in such a hard way that organization is a must for your well-being.

Being organized helps avoid overwhelm. It is ok to want to do more but you must be organized with what you have to do. So I would like to encourage you to find a way that works for you. Now, this may take time because you may have to try different things before you find what works for you but if you haven’t found a way, don’t give up. Things do take time to adjust and it does take time to find a way that works but trust that you will find that way.

Being organized is what will allow you to get as much done as possible. It is a must to be organized with your time, your energy and your resources. This means that if you are doing one thing, just focus for some time on that one thing before you start doing another thing. For that time slot, you focus your energy as well on that one thing. Focusing your energy on several things at once will not allow you to get anything done.

Being organized allows you to prioritize. It is important to organize yourself mentally in terms of knowing what goes first. Determine what is one thing that if you can get that thing done, it would resolve other things as well. Whatever that is, do that first and once that is done, then work on the next thing.

Being organized diminishes your stress. This doesn’t mean that it will eliminate your stress, I don’t think stress was meant to be eliminated completely since it does serve a purpose but being organized certainly can help decrease it.  Place things in one spot and place it there always, that way you will know where to find it. Have your documents of the same subject stacked together where you can find it. Be organized in your own space so you can feel like you can breathe. Pick out the clothing you will wear the day before. Make sure you leave your house with enough time so that way you are not rushing to get to wherever it is that you have to go. All this is part of being organized.

The reason why I mention being organized in this post is because many of our stresses does come from the fact that we are not organized in our life. We are not organized with our thoughts, our time, our space, our projects, etc. and when this is the case, we actually add unnecessary stress. The more organized you are, the more you accomplish, the better you feel and you can enjoy life more. If you are not organized in an area of your life, I encourage you to do so now for your own well-being.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

You can also read the blog on your Kindle by clicking on the Amazon Kindle store at https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3%A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 and you can listen to my online radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.