Become an Asset

On today’s post, I would like to encourage you to do one thing that if you don’t get anything else from this blog, this is one thing that you must do that can dramatically change every area of your life and that is to become an asset.

That’s right! For so many of us it is easy to blame other things, people or situations for our shortcomings, our “failures” whether that be in relationships, money, etc. However, none of this helps. All this does is continue the cycle of misery, frustration and dissatisfaction. I find that the best way to overcome shortcomings, misery, frustration and attracting the wrong things over and over again is by becoming an asset.

Become an asset by working on every area of your life. This means that you work on becoming a better self in every way you can- mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. So how can you start becoming an asset and in what areas am I referring to?

Become an asset to your family! Everything starts at home. Ensuring that you become the best mother, father, brother, sister, cousin, etc. will help create a very healthy home. This means that you work on being the best version of yourself because you understand that you are a role model for other family members. So make sure you are a good role model to yourself first so you can be a great role model to others.

Become an asset to your husband/wife or companion! You do this by making sure you are in harmony with yourself because you can only offer what you have. This means that you work on any issue you may have, so if you have any hurt or if you are broken, you work towards becoming whole. What constitutes healthy relationships are two whole people. If you realize that you need professional help in order to heal, then go seek that help. You are worth the investment.

Become an asset at work! Always do your best to acquire new skills so that you can have more to add to the work that you do. Do your best to always be grateful for the job that you have. Always strive to be a great coworker for your fellow work colleagues.

Become an asset for your friends! Do this by always striving to make yourself happy so you have more joy to offer to your friends. Always take care of yourself so that you can be that example to your friends. Always strive to be grateful for all you have as a person.

Become an asset to yourself! Yes, you read right. You have to be an asset to yourself. You do this by taking care of your whole body. This means taking care of your mindset, of your spirit and your physical body. This means stating positive affirmations to yourself, doing things that you love, being more loving towards yourself and always striving for happiness. This also means taking yourself away from situations that don’t serve you. This last thing I wrote is a form of love because you don’t allow yourself to be in situations that are harmful to you.

Becoming an asset is about making the effort and taking responsibility for your life. This is crucial to your overall well-being. It all starts with a decision so make a decision to choose yourself first and become an asset.

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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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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Las diferentes maneras de ser saludable

Creo que todos nosotros sabemos que es importante el ser físicamente saludable. Esta es la parte más visible de uno, haciendo obvio el estilo de vida que tenemos. Aunque es importante el cuidar de nuestro cuerpo, hay otras maneras de ser saludable que es igualmente importante sino más importante ya que cuando estas partes de uno no están saludables, el cuerpo físico también sufre. Es importante ser saludable mental y emocionalmente y de eso voy a escribir hoy.

Primero quisiera escribir cómo puede saber cuando no está saludable mental y emocionalmente. Una de las maneras más sencillas es mirando a su alrededor. ¿Su vida refleja lo que merece? ¿Qué tipo de relaciones tiene con los demás? ¿Qué clase de relación tiene consigo mismo? ¿Tiene usted alguna relación que es destructiva e insalubre en su vida? ¿Cómo usted se siente mayormente? Todas estas preguntas son indicaciones de cómo está su estado mental y emocional.

En otras palabras, si usted bloquea su propia felicidad, si usted vive con miedo, si es pesimista, si usted aleja las cosas y personas buenas, si vive en el pasado y es un pasado doloroso, si permite negatividad, entonces usted no está saludable mental y emocionalmente.

Lo que muchos no se dan cuenta es que siempre y cuando usted pone una curita a una herida grande o ignora los problemas reales que tiene, usted NUNCA podrá alcanzar la verdadera felicidad. La felicidad verdadera viene de lidiar con sus problemas cuando sus problemas lo previenen de las cosas buenas en la vida. Sí, es difícil abrir esa maleta y ver todo lo que tiene y botar aquello que no necesita pero es ahí cuando se tiene que preguntar si vale la pena cargar con una maleta pesada.

¿Qué quiere decir el ser mental y emocionalmente saludable? Quiere decir sentirse bien sobre usted mismo y de su vida, aceptar la abundancia, aceptar y permitir la felicidad, saber que usted es merecedor, saber que usted merece ser amado bien por los demás, permitir personas quienes lo ayuden a crecer y quienes realmente lo aman. Es mentalmente tener la capacidad de dejar ir aquellas cosas, situaciones o personas que no le sirven. Es el no estresarse por las cosas que no valen la pena. Es enfocarse más en las cosas positivas que en las negativas. Es hacer lo posible para desarollar la agilidad mental y emocional para poder levantarse después de una desilución. El ser emocionalmente saludable es poder amarse aún cuando los demás no lo aman. El perdonarse por sus propios errores y el aceptarse a si mismo aún cuando los demás no lo aceptan. Es el usted amarse más que a cualquier otra cosa. Este acto de amor es necesario ya que es este tipo de amor lo que lo previene de permitir situaciones, cosas o personas quienes no lo hacen sentir bien.

El ser físicamente saludable sin duda es importante pero uno no puede olvidar qué extremadamente importante es el ser saludable también mental y emocionalmente. Cuando mental y emocionalmente usted no está bien, no hay manera de estar bien físicamente ya que estas tres partes están conectadas. Si usted siente que su vida no es de la manera que usted desea, lo animo a que mire estas dos partes de usted y si necesita intervención, entonces vea un terapeuta o psicólogo. Esto en una inversión que usted hace en usted mismo y usted vale la inversión. Su mente y emociones son bienes que tiene que cuidar, por lo tanto, asegúrese de que usted haga lo que puede para que estas partes estén saludables.

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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“De una manera u otra todo se resolverá”

El mes pasado ha sido un mes estremadamente estresante. La última vez que estuve tan estresada fue cuando mi papá estaba muy enfermo pero este estrés, lo cual fue a causa de mis metas que he tenido, de seguro no es un estrés saludable. Esto me trajo tanto acné a mi cara, tanto que no he visto en tanto tiempo y un decaimiento del cuerpo hace dos semanas atrás, lo cual me llevó a estar en la cama todo el día. Constantemente oía una voz diciendome, “de una manera u otra todo se resolverá” y si yo hubiese escuchado esa voz, no creo que hubiese llegado a ese nivel de estrés. Es esto lo que me gustaría animarlo con lo que escribo…que no importa qué usted esté tratando de lograr o qué necesite terminar, de una manera u otra todo se resolverá.

De una manera u otra todo se resolverá, por lo tanto, no vale la pena estresarse. ¿Para qué? ¿Para estresar su cuerpo innecesariamente? ¿Para subir su presión sanguínea innecesariamente? ¿Para poner su mente mal? No importa cuántas metas usted tenga, nada es más preciado que su cuerpo, por lo tanto es necesario relajarse y pensar que todo se resolverá.

De una manera u otra todo se resolverá, por lo tanto, no tiene sentido preocuparse. El preocuparse le roba su energía al punto que lo paraliza. Es una energía baja, entonces esto de seguro no lo llevará adonde usted quiere ir. El preocuparse le roba de su agilidad mental y emocional, lo cual usted necesita cuando tiene mucho que hacer.

De una manera u otra todo se resolverá…si usted siempre tiene esta frase presente en su mente, esto lo ayudará a disminuir cualquier emoción negativa que pueda sentir a causa de las presiones que pueda tener. Mientras usted se enfoque en el resultado final, lo que sea que usted quiera hacer, usted verá el resultado de su esfuerzo.

De una manera u otra todo se resolverá…una frase poderosa, créalo o no y una manera de entrenar su mente y cuerpo a no estresarse por las presiones de la vida. Usted no fue creado para estar estresado a tal punto de enfermarse. Disfrute de todo lo que tenga que hacer, hasta las cosas que no son tan plasenteras- todo esto es parte del camino de convertirse en la persona que usted fue creado a ser.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de segura 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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Don’t Use That Crutch

My wish for this new year is for you to start the new year with a bam. It is my wish that you have a great year and have the best well-being ever. However, in order to have this, mentally and emotionally you must be right. It is for this reason that I start of this year by suggesting you not to use that crutch.

Crutches are for when one has an injury and needs to use a crutch in order to lean on to move forward or move anywhere. That is the ONLY time you should be using a crutch. Other than that all you will be doing is making yourself more handicap by continuously using something that you no longer need.

The key phrase in the word “crutch” is to lean on. I emphasize this because that is what we sometimes do in life- we use things or others as crutches in order to move on, making ourselves handicap. I’ve said before and I will continuously say and write that the worse handicap is the one of the mind. I would like to add that another kind of handicap which is just as bad is being emotionally handicapped but this I will reserve for another post. Having things or others as crutches is terribly detrimental to your overall well-being and this is what I will be discussing.

Using others as crutches is detrimental to your mental and emotional well-being. It makes you a slave of that other person by attaching some sort of value to the other person that can sometimes undermine your own value. This can make you not realize your own potential, your own capacity to get certain things done and you hinder yourself from seeing how much power you have. It is also detrimental to the relationship. It hurts the relationship because by using someone as a crutch, you accidentally become like a leech, sucking the life out of the other person. This kind of behavior makes you push others away unintentionally. There needs to be balance in a relationship and in order for there to be a healthy relationship, two people need to be whole. A relationship where one is a crutch means one person is not whole.

Using things as crutches, again, it makes you a slave to those things. Part of achieving a great well-being is not having any attachment to things. The best and healthiest attachment to have is with oneself. Again, just like using someone as a crutch hinders you from seeing your own power, so does using things as crutches. It is important to know that no one can help you move forward if you don’t move forward yourself.

Crutches, the wrong crutches I would like to emphasize, rob you of your power. They hinder you from seeing what you are made up of. They mentally and emotionally make you handicapped. In order to be whole you must release those crutches that you have been holding on to and know that it is YOU who makes your life happen.

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El problema con un asunto no resuelto

Una de las cosas que puede arriunar el bienestar sin uno darse cuenta es cualquier asunto no resuelto y es de esto que voy a escribir.

¿Por qué escribir sobre asuntos no resueltos? Porque asuntos no resueltos le pueden prevenir de vivir una vida plena. Asuntos no resueltos pueden hacer que usted aleje todo lo bueno y usted no entender el por qué. Asuntos no resueltos pueden hacer que usted persiga todo lo que no es bueno para usted y no entender el por qué. Asuntos no resueltos pueden hacer que usted tenga algo que lo esté lastimando y que se haga difícil de desprender. Asuntos no resueltos pueden hacer que usted haga algo, acepte personas y circunstancias que no son saludables y que lo lleva a decisiones destructivas para usted. No estoy exagerando, lo PUEDE llevar a decisiones destructivas para usted.

¿Cómo una persona puede saber si tiene asuntos no resueltos? Creo que la mejor manera es prestando atención a cómo está su vida. Preste atención a lo que usted está atrayendo, preste atención a lo que usted ha aceptado en su vida, preste atención a sus relaciones y preste atención a cómo usted se siente y piensa de usted mismo. Nosotros aceptamos lo que pensamos que merecemos. Nosotros aceptamos que lo sentimos que merecemos. Cuando usted sabe que merece mejor, usted no acepta nada que sea menos que lo mejor. En base a cómo usted se ve a si mismo y cómo ve su vida, eso es lo que usted tiende aceptar.

¿De dónde vienen los asuntos no resueltos? ¿Cómo es que se llega a ese punto? Hay muchas cosas que puede llevar a uno tener asuntos no resueltos. Puede ser de su ñiñez, de sus padres, la manera que fue tratado en la escuela, cualquier rechazo que occurió en el pasado, cualquier fracaso y la más importante especialmente después de ser adulto, su percepción. La percepción es muy importante porque su percepción de cualquier cosa lo es todo. Lo que le sucede a uno no es lo que importa mucho, es la manera que uno percibe lo ocurrido lo que importa más. La manera que usted llega al punto de tener asuntos no resueltos es que cuando algo pasa, usted talvez no le dió mucha mente a lo que pasó y no procesó cómo algo lo hizo sentir y sus pensamientos de lo ocurrido, las lecciones, etc. Es importante el darle espacio a las cosas- darle espacio a usted mismo al igual que a lo ocurrido para que usted pueda procesar lo que pasó. La mejor manera de resolver algo es procesandolo. Es un error el echar estos asuntos a un lado, el sustituir lo que le hiere por otra cosa sin primero aprender la lección y después seguir hacia adelante. Es así cómo muchos sin darse cuenta y sin querer hieren a los demás.

Asuntos no resueltos…es necesario lidiar con estos asuntos y seguir hacia adelante. Una vez más, es un error el echar estos asuntos a un lado, el sustituir lo que le hiere por otra cosa sin primero aprender la lección y después seguir hacia adelante, un error muy grande el entumecer sus emociones con alcohol, drogas, comida o cualquier cosa que no sea saludable. Si usted no quiere que esos asuntos vuelvan a su vida, es mejor aprender y crecer de ellos.

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The Problem With Unresolved Issues

One of the things that can ruin one’s well-being without one realizing is any unresolved issues and this is what I will be writing in today’s post.

Why write about unresolved issues? Because unresolved issues can prevent you from living your life fully. Unresolved issues can make you push away all the goodness and you may not even understand why. Unresolved issues can make you chase all that is not good for you and you may not understand why. Unresolved issues can make you hold on to something that is hurting you and you may find it hard to let go. Unresolved issues can lead you to do things, accept people and circumstances that are unhealthy and can lead to destructive choices. No, I am not exaggerating, it CAN lead to destructive choices.

How can one know when they have unresolved issues? I think the best way is by looking at how your life is. Take a look at what you have been attracting, take a look at what you have been accepting in your life, take a close look at your relationships and take a closer look at how you feel and think about yourself. We accept what we think we deserve. We accept what we feel we deserve. When you know that you deserve better, you don’t accept anything less. Based on the way you view yourself and your life, that’s what you tend to accept.

Where do unresolved issues come from? How does one get to this point? There are many things that can lead to one having unresolved issues. It can come from your childhood, from your parents, the way you were treated in school, any rejection you may have had in the past, any failure and the most important especially as an adult, your perception. Perception is a big one because your perception of anything is everything. What is done to us is not what really matters, it is the way we perceive what happened what matters most. The way that you get to a point of having an unresolved issue is that when something occurs, you perhaps didn’t give it much thought and didn’t processed how something either made you feel and your thoughts of what happened, the lessons, etc. It is important to give things room- give yourself as well as what happened room so that you can digest it. The best way to resolve something is by processing it. It is a mistake to sweep things under the rug or substitute what hurt you for another without first letting it sit for a bit until you learn the lesson and then move on. This is how many without knowing and unintentionally hurt others.

Unresolved issues….it is a must to deal with the issues and move past it. Once again, it is a mistake to sweep things under the rug, substitute what hurt you for another without first letting it sit for a bit until you learn the lesson and then move on, a huge mistake to numb your emotions with alcohol, drugs, food or anything in an unhealthy manner. If you don’t want the issue to creep its ugly head, you might as well learn and grow from it.

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