Work With What You Have

There are times when we might feel like we need more in order to have more or that we need more in order to succeed or that we need more in order to have enough. There were many times when I felt this way and still did until recently and I learned that in life we just have to work with what we have.

When you work with what you have, you will realize that you have enough, if not, plenty. You will realize that you are enough just the way you are. When you work with what you have, you start to take advantage of all “the fruits that are reachable” as I like to say to refer to whatever resources you have that are available to you. You use your gifts and skills and focus on that rather than on your shortcomings. You focus on what works for you and magnetize that as opposed to focusing on what doesn’t work.

When you work with what you have, you will find yourself complaining less because you are able to see the abundance that you possess. You will notice more of the talents that you possess that you probably didn’t even know that you have. You will learn to be more observant of yourself.

If you want to start living to the fullest, one way is to start working with what you have. It’s what you have at the moment that counts so use it to your advantage and watch things multiply. When you learn to utilize what you have because you can see the value in what you have, this is how things can then start to multiply.

What does this have to do with wellbeing? It has all to do with wellbeing because part of wellbeing is being grateful for what you have and you utilize and appreciate what you have. Part of wellbeing is how you feel about yourself and about all that you already have. If you don’t feel like you have much to offer, if you feel like you are not enough, you will experience a void that robs your happiness. People who work with what they have do so because they see the value in what they have. When you see the value in things, you can then treat it like the precious jewel that it is. Every one of us have value and it’s important to see it and work with it. So what are you waiting for?! Starting seeing that value and work with what you have!

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What Do You Think/Feel You Deserve?

Today I would like to write about deserving and what does it take to be deserving of anything. I’m going to start off by asking you, what do you think/feel you deserve? That’s right, this is this week’s question and I ask you to take a deep look within to know your answer.

The reason why it is important to know what you think and feel you deserve is because this has a strong correlation with your overall well-being. How so? Whatever you feel or think you deserve is what you will get. So if you think and feel that all you deserve is mistreatment from others, then guess what, that’s exactly what you will get. If instead you know, think and feel that you deserve love and respect, you will get just that. Your overall well-being whether you realize it or not, is a reflection of what you think and feel you deserve. When you know you deserve better, you don’t accept anything less. This is why the topic of deserving can not be left out when it comes to your well-being.

So with all this said, what does it take to be deserving of anything? It is your birthright to be loved, receive love, give love, be healthy, be happy, be wealthy, etc. So it is not a matter of whether there is something that you must be in order to be deserving but it does take you believing with your heart and mind that you are deserving of anything that you want. The most important element here is YOU. This whole act of deserving has nothing to do with your parents, with your friends, with what others think and all to do with how you think and feel about yourself. If you don’t feel deserving, it is important that you work on your self-concept and self-esteem. There is no way around it. This is necessary work for your overall well-being.

Deserving or not deserving….that may seem to be the question but that question is only in your head because you were and always will be deserving of the things that you want. It is a matter of what you think/feel you deserve. So with this, I encourage to start knowing with your mind and heart that you are deserving of all that you want and need.

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Are You Feeding Diseases?

These past few days have been very stressful for me because of what my family and I are going through with my dad’s health. Finding him a rehab center was more challenging than we have thought. Luckily this week, after many weeks of looking for a rehab center for him, we finally found one that accepted my dad with all his medications. After one emergency after another, after speaking so much with social workers, with doctors, doing research, going around checking out facilities, there were times that I put my health aside, really. I skipped meals these past days, it was challenging to sleep and it got to a point where I knew that my regular routine was lost. I no longer needed strong coffee to feel jittery because I was able to sense that my body, even when there was no reason to feel agitated or stress, it still thought it was in a state of emergency. All this got me thinking about how easy it is to become chronically sick over time and because of this I ask you this one question…are you feeding diseases?

One thing that we sometimes fail to realize is that all of us are prone to diseases. All of us. However, what determines whether we develop a disease or not is our lifestyle. Our genes do play a role, however, whether or not you develop a disease will also depend on your overall lifestyle. This is why I do advocate not to abuse your body on a daily basis because there will be times that because of life’s circumstances your health may be compromised a bit. This is why it is important to give your body the basics on a daily basis. The basics are proper nutrition, proper sleep, physical activity and stress management.

Proper nutrition is the FUEL for the body. You are on the outside what you put in the inside. If you want everything to work properly in your body, feed it not just to control your hunger but to have OPTIMUM health. One thing that I must include with your nutrition is supplementation. It is CRUCIAL to take supplements. Why? Because as the word itself implies, it supplements what you eat. Supplements are not meant to make up what you don’t eat, they are meant to ADD to what you are already eating. However, when choosing supplements, make sure you choose high quality ones which would be pharmaceutical grade. I can discuss more on another post.

Make sure you get enough sleep. Sleep for everyone will be different since some may need more than eight hours of sleep while others may need less. Sleep is so crucial because it is when you sleep that cells are replenished, the immune system gets a boost, anything that you are learning are reinforced in the brain and the list goes on and on as to the benefits of sleep. This is a topic all on its own. If you want to feel balanced, alert, and not feel so hungry, make sure you get sleep.

Awww physical activity, a must to maintain health. It helps the blood circulate better throughout the body, it helps release the feel good chemicals in the body, and there is something about working out that just makes you want to keep up with the healthy eating. Being physically active creates a domino effect in your life so even if you have to start small, do so but stay active. Your body was designed to be in motion.

The last thing but equally important is stress management. Stress was not meant to be eliminated from your life. Stress has its purpose since it helps prepare the body to either “fight or flight” a situation that may be threatening for us. Even though stress has its evolutionary purposes because stress does help the body prepare to deal with a threatening situation or with an emergency, constant stress creates damage to your body over time. This is why it is important that you know how to manage stress. Find things that are soothing and relaxing for you and try to do those things on a daily basis. This is not a luxury, it is a necessity for your overall well-being.

Your overall well-being depends on all of the things that I have discussed in this post. You are worth the investment and time in yourself. Should you want to learn more about supplementation since I am passionate about that topic as well as overall well-being, you can contact me by filling out the “Contact Me” form. I encourage you now to start taking a look at these different areas of your life and to start taking care of your body now.

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Are You Making Daily Deposits to Your Health?

This past weekend was a very stressful weekend to the point that I thought I was going to have a breakdown. I have had a lot going on caring for a loved one and it can be very overwhelming if one is not careful. And why did it get to this point? Because this weekend made me realize one thing that I am asking you today, are you making daily deposits to your health?

This weekend I realized that for some time I had stopped making my usual deposits to my health and when we do this, well, it is only a matter of time till we become bankrupt in terms of health.

Everyday we expect so much from our bodies that we forget that we have to do things on a daily basis to nurture it. We need to make daily deposits to our health because we are constantly making small withdrawals but there are moments in life in which we may have to make a big withdrawal and we will want to have the strength and the leeway to do so. What do I mean with “the leeway to do so”? For instance, if you constantly deprive your body of sleep, constantly eat junk food, are constantly stressed, there is no way that you will be able to afford to make the “big withdrawal” of perhaps missing sleep or messing up with your eating when things are really getting tough in life. Because part of life is the tough times, there will be moments where if you don’t have a plan in hand, your well-being may be compromised perhaps because a loved one is sick, because of a breakup or anything that may be taking up a lot of your energy.

One of the biggest ways you can make great deposits is by making sure you get plenty of sleep. Sleep has its purpose and one of them is that it restores your body. Notice when you get sick, your body craves bed. That is because there are cells that are being replenished, growth hormones are being secreted while you are in deep sleep, memory is also being restored and the list goes on and on as to why it is critical to get a good night sleep.

Eating right for the most part is so essential to your overall well-being and the purpose of eating goes beyond satisfying hunger. Eating for the body is equivalent to you putting gasoline in your car, it serves to fuel the body. So when you give your body the right nutrients, you are feeding it to provide you with energy and strength. Food is basically equivalent to a drug since it does interact with every part of your body since food does affect your mood and thinking as well. Every time that you put in the right foods, you are making small deposits to your health. And if you want to know what I mean with the right goods, you can listen to my talks on my online radio show.

In today’s society it seems like relaxing is a luxury but it is not a luxury, it is a necessity. The more you do, the more you need to relax. Whatever it is that relaxes you, do it on a daily basis. I know for us women sometimes caring for a loved one can make us feel good but it is important to remember that we need to care for ourselves as well. If yoga relaxes you, do it! If reading relaxes you, do it! If exercising relaxes you (I know I feel good after a workout), then do it! But it is essential everyday to do something just for yourself that relaxes you. Relaxing serves as a way to prevent you from becoming too stressed out. Since stress was not meant to be eliminated, we can only manage it and doing things that relaxes you is a way to manage stress.

I can go on and on about ways to make deposits to your health but I think these are the main three that so many of us may struggle with, especially during very difficult times. We live in a society where so many people are sleep deprived, many may not even eat a healthy diet and definitely for many it seems like relaxing isn’t even possible but it is a necessity if you are to have balance in life. I can just tell you from personal experience that making these small deposits daily does add up and can prevent you from going bankrupt (bankrupted meaning low in energy, not in a good mood, etc), especially during difficult times.

 

 

You Need To Lose In Order To Win

Wouldn’t it be nice that the person that we love loved us back and not have to go through so much hurt when it comes to love? Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to invest so much time nor money in a business when starting out? Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to workout every day and eat right every day for us to see weight loss? Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to go to dozens and dozens of job interviews before finding a job? Gosh, this all sounds exhausting, right?!

One thing we MUST all remember if we want ANYTHING in life is that we need to lose in order to win. “What Aura?! No way! I know there is a better way!” If this is what you are thinking, I’m sorry to disappoint you but it was not me who made up this rule, it was Life who made this rule. In every lose there is a lesson and great things don’t come very quick. Great things like love, a successful business, weight loss, a great career comes with lots of loses because there is great sacrifice involved. Don’t take my word for it, I will give you examples. When starting your own business, there is a lot of money that you have to invest because it’s the money to start the business, the advertising, promoting, education, rent if you have an office space, etc and with all this, there will be lose of money but that lose is gain in the long run, not necessarily in the short term. When you want a career, you need to invest in your education and for those who are doctors, lawyers, psychologists, they know it means thousands and thousands of money that they have to put in before they even succeed financially in their careers. It means most likely going for jobs that won’t pay much now in order for them to be where they want to be. When it comes to love, oh love, this is a big one for many. Those who have found great love I’m pretty sure have had their share of tears, disappointments and suffering before finding their true love. For those who didn’t, good for you, but all those disappointments, for those who have been greatly disappointed in love, they are lessons, yes loses but not so much loses if you consider that those experiences are gains in the long run.

What does this “you need to lose in order to win” have to do with your well-being and life in general? Oh, I dare to say it has so much to do with your well-being and life in general. If you think that the great life you want won’t come with moments of lose, you will be greatly disappointed and most likely you will give up on your dreams of achieving anything when the going gets tough. If you give up on your weight loss journey just because you plateaued or because you are not currently seeing results, you may miss out on some crucial learning that can catapult you to being the person that you want to be! If because you have been “rejected” by people that you like/love you decide to give up on love, you may miss out on recognizing the person that truly is the love of your life! If because you feel that you have invested so much money in your business, spent thousands and thousands of dollars in a business and because you haven’t seen results you give up on your dream of having your own business, you will end up feeling bitterly disappointed, giving up hope on the person that you want to become and you may miss out on being that great person that you truly are!

I think that rather than giving up on what is in your heart, remember that to win there will be some loses, perhaps even huge loses but with every lose comes some gain. It is to your benefit to remember this and to keep this in mind no matter what your goals and dreams are. Losing is not a bad thing. As a matter of fact, if you allow it, losing actually makes you a winner because it takes great courage to be willing to lose in life.