May 16, 2018-Magic May, 30 days to blossom

Dear May,

after being kind of negative on my actual job, a health problem my mother had, made me focus on something else and put things into perspective.

I feel grateful for being there for her and for feeling that I can take of my parents.

How about starting to take care of me?

It is good to try things but not to struggle and to be afraid I am not up to the challenges that the day will bring.

How can I address that?

By doing something immediately.

Working is great, but it has to be part of joy and magic.

So, what next?

Well, no mater what, I need to get in touch with my internal compass.

Sit on the top of a hill, metaphorically or literally, and have a broader perspective.

Magic May, Spring is here, how about emerging and blossoming again?

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April 29, 2018- How to turn sadness into creativity

Hello April,

my spring break involved some challenges on family member’s health problems, and here I am, in my hometown, dealing with challenging realities and feelings.

My fears are not only with that, but with the kind of impact it can have into my life. Because, let’s face it, there is some percentage of selfishness in our worry for people close to us.

So, how can I choose a better feeling thought?

To begin with, this experience, helps me put things into perspective. Job insecurity, money or other similar questions are secondary to health.

Then, it’s like, how about feeling I have been struggling in a certain direction without getting into a place where I can say, I have accomplished something I can keep with me.

A place to rest. As if my successes were not stepping-stones.

But is this true?

Not really.

Actually, I have learnt to reboundΒ after pretty challenging situations.

Somehow, I found solutions.

I have become resilient.

Then, let’s face it, security was not my number 1 goal.

A meaningful experience is my goal.

And I feel gratitude towards myself and others, to have worked in this direction.

I feel grateful for my friends standing by me.

I feel grateful for the wonderful job I have been doing.

These are challenging times for everyone. We need to give it our best.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/how-to-turn-negative-emot_n_4158113.html

 

April 3 to May 3 2018- 30 day challenge- Getting the full-time job

Hello April,

here I am, with a month as a deadline to get myself the job to complete the part-time I have or to start a new one altogether.

I was told that hugging trees is giving you good energy, so now that the time is better I might try it and see how it goes.

Climbing trees is more difficult, so I will keep to the hugging part.

The most important thing, is my why, and I have one, related to creating.

I have been reading something on heuristics today and the kind of mistakes we make regarding our everyday judgements in uncertainty.

We could be a little bit as the different characters of this painting, part of a bigger complex, but now always aware of it πŸ™‚

So, how to make the best decision when we ignore the whole picture?

We can ask around, pray, read, google our question… πŸ™‚

https://maddoxgallery.co.uk/press-release/dan-baldwin-a-new-optimism/

March 9, 2018-Being strategic instead of working too much

Hello March,

it feels as if I have worked a lot and I am not sure about the result… am I on the path to achieve my goals or not?

It’s difficult to see what is on the other side of my efforts. It has happened to me to push in the wrong direction. So, I pause a bit and ask myself. Is this it?

I have spent years of painful learning and nothing seemed to materialize out of it: in my personal, professional life. It was experience. Still valuable.

But how about some materialization also?

If what I need to do seems too much, probably I am not in the right path.

When you are in the periphery of something, the way in seems difficult. There are shortcuts, but if you don’t know about them, you might spent all your life in the labyrinth.

So, how do I get a key?

A fairy godmother or a fairy godfather, as a mentor or friend could be an example.

The other thing, would be to take a form of action which is risky, high gain high benefit and at the same time is bringing together both mine and the group’s best interests.

Instead of working too much, I need to be strategic πŸ˜‰

 

February 28, 2018- Let it snow, and keep a warm heart!

 

Hello and farewell February,

it is so beautiful to see the snowflakes fall, and the city covered in a white, … it’s magical especially when you are not used to it and… kind of makes me feel dreamy…

So, what next dear April?

Some of my friends go through existential questions, one of them has found a job in the Netherlands and he is feeling lonely, … he is Dutch but apparently, after a period of time spent in the UK, that helps to confuse oneself…

My other friend is finishing a PhD, this is wonderful, but it needs so much concentration, and she feels as if she doesn’t have time to meet anyone, because she is single… and what is more, she doesn’t know if after all this effort she’ll find a job…

So, how do we feel at home?

And if the job is important, how do we adapt and feel ok in our new environment?

I have been too job-oriented also, and security is something that I don’t know, … yet.

What makes me continue, is a sense of purpose.

I KNOW there is something I need to create and to communicate.

This helps me continue, even if the only thing which is stable, is change πŸ™‚

So February, let it snow!

February 26, 2018- Snowing in London, one step before spring!

Hello February,

snowing, is this a joke, or a metaphor for our lives? I am wearing winter clothes one step before Spring comes!

Snow is beautiful, but I come from the South, and right away I start thinking, oh, la la, cold, how am I going around as usual, …

On the other side, I know Spring is nearby, so I am like: ok, how long is this going to last?

Let’s be patient!

That’s not the easiest thing, especially when you don’t see the other end of the tunnel, whatever you are up to, no?

For me, if felt as if I were focused, so much focused, and then I forgot relaxing, seing my friends, having other type of fun… as is things that I overlooked because of my focus, started being out of balance…

Then what?

Just relax and smile.

It’s time for an active pause, meaning, taking care of me, having a bath with Magnesium flakes, eating well and sleeping, while taking care of the everyday staff without exagerating.

Yes, I am not perfect, I am just AWESOME, and so we are all, no matter what πŸ˜‰

http://www.armchairfrance.com/armchairgallerySnow.htm

February 18, 2018- How to reload our brain after huge effort

Hello February,

yes, I met my deadline, it was a race against the clock, but I DID it!

What happens next?

I feel slow, sleepy and low energy. Too good its the weekend πŸ™‚

So, how do we reload our brains?

Any ideas?

I found a web site which gives a lot of suggestions, I will take a trial and see how it goes. How about feelings, affection and connexion? Let’s take it one step at a time… πŸ˜‰

http://www.fitbrains.com

January 23, 2018- Feeling challenged and finding a way through

Hello January,

after my first week in my new job, I feel like I am asked to do a lot, and I am a bit behind. Probably because this is part-time, and I have another objective that also requires dedication and focus.

And in all this, I caught myself doubting and feeling discouraged and stressed-up.

Memories of times when I wasn’t on my top came back.

It felt as if I don’t play enough.

How do I dissolve this negative self-talk?

By making every moment enjoyable.

By taking other people on the ride with me.

I have reversed tendencies many times.

By eating more healthy food.

More and better.

All these fearful ideas are my past self conceptions, based on other people.

Do I want to take them over?

How about having a definition and imposing it?

But still, respecting other people’s needs.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-edlund-md/relaxed-concentration_b_973819.html

December 8, 2017- How to take the bull by the horns :-)

Hello December,

yes, this is not exactly an expression with Christmas spirit, more like a corrida in Spain expression, but as the year drives towards the end, you realize there are things you need to accomplish, still there.

So, what to do?

Depress?

Fell incompetent?

Or, take the bull by the horns?

The last seems better.

It’s like, taking action and facing right away the biggest fear, or what the oponent has the most fearful first.

In my case, I need to write that email NOW

http://www.historybyzim.com/2014/04/take-the-bull-by-the-horns/

December 1, 2017- December Ninja ;-)

Welcome December!

Winter is coming with you, and it’s a good thing to see things more clearly, the naked tree branches and a more minimalistic aspect of nature!

For me, adventure is here:

I need to move out of my current room by Saturday, and the studio didn’t work because they were asking the 6 months in advance plus expenses plus agency plus deposit.

There is another possibility coming up, but I need all my “sang-froid” or my cool and relaxed attitude to make it work.

The Samurai or Ninja attitude.