This week has been a week from hell and at one point I was sure that it was only going to get worse. Lately it seems like the harder I try the harder things have been getting. And I have been on the verge of tears for the better part of a month now but this week has been especially bad. Then today as I was doing my Reiki meditation a thought came to me and I had one of those “Ah Ha!” moments.
I was focusing on my lack of things and not on the joy and feelings of having the things I desired (such as money, lets be honest). And the more I noticed that I didn’t have money and wasn’t making money the less money I was making and the less I had. I thought I was being positive and thinking about things in the right manner but I wasn’t. I only was thinking the good thoughts when I noticed that I didn’t have which put my mindset in a state of lack and no matter what thoughts I was trying to force I was still in a state of lack. And from experience I know that a state of lack will only bring on more lack which will only bring on more, so on and so forth. It really is a hard cycle for me to break.
However, today no matter what kind of bad news I received I was coming from a place of love, joy, and gratitude. When I noticed something that I didn’t want I stopped myself and thought “What is it that you really do want Mandy?” So I started becoming clear on many things in my life, including how I have been working myself and my businesses. I realized that I no longer want to work and not see any monetary benefits come from it, that I need to follow my true passions in life, and give my 11o% to my goals. Which means that some of the things that I have been doing I am going to have to let go because they are no longer working in my life. The transition is going to be hard because I do not like change when that change is subtracting something from my life. However, in the end I know that I will be much happier refocusing my life.
So as I go through and make these changes you will notice a change in how I do things. I am not sure that I want to continue my daily readings as these take energy that although my followers do love I am not receiving any other benefit from. I will still continue doing my weekly readings but may start doing those in video format and providing a link to my YouTube page. I am going to start working hard at promoting my accounting business as I know that there is a great need for that and I have a passion for helping small business owners. I will also work hard at promoting my Reiki/Readings business as healing others and providing guidance is a gift that I must share with the world and also balance myself out. The other things I do may take a back seat for a while until I can prove that I can be successful in these two areas. I will still do my workouts and post those on my facebook page and maybe even start sharing them here.
My life needs to be filled with love, joy, and gratitude and that has been missing lately and I am working on getting that back. Working on that today I have several people that are wanting to come see me Friday for readings and/or chakra balancing and a couple of appointments Saturday for taxes. Proof that the Law of Attraction works when you allow it to and don’t block your own success.
I appreciate all of my followers and any feedback you have. May you be blessed with my joy and love in your life!
Ok, so it is tax season and it can be super stressful for us preparers. Just because we are smiling doesn’t mean that we aren’t stressed but it’s our jobs to make you feel comfortable and at ease with a naturally stressful part of life. By the end of the day, trust me, we are so stressed that most of us just want to curl up in a little ball and cry ourselves to sleep. This was me all of last years tax season.
For the sake of my sanity and health I decided that this year wasn’t going to happen like last year. First of all I decided to go out on my own. This may be stressful for most people but for me I honestly work better when I can be in charge. I am a horrible employee but a great boss. But more importantly I am ensuring that I am taking time for stress reduction. The biggest stress reduction that I am doing right now is my daily workouts. Doing my workouts in the morning before I get going on taxes helps me burn off the crazy and keeps me from getting super stressed out.
I could go into all the various studies that show that exercise is a stress reducer but really do you even care? Probably not. You are, after all, following a blog that is mainly about card readings and Reiki. So I am sure that you have either read those studies already as a health conscious person or really don’t give a crap about those studies. What I do want to share with you is my experiences with working out and stress levels and how this relates to my fibromyalgia.
First let me say that although I love working out I also really hate working out. I hate having to wake up early enough that I can trick my body into working out and not throwing a fibro fit. I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON!!! However… I love the feeling I get when I am covered in sweat and have just killed a workout. I love the rush of seeing my body changing for the better (no matter how slow that process is) and feeling so much stronger than I used to. I love that the things doctors have told me I would never be able to do again because of my fibro I do with gusto and a passion for life. I love how I can workout and no longer have the urge to yell at people. I love digging deep, as Shaun T would put it, and finding myself pushing harder than I ever thought possible. And yes, some days my 100% isn’t as much as my 100% the previous day but I always do my best.
Pushing myself through workouts is one of the best ways I have found for reducing stress. I feel more at ease with myself and comfortable with my body and to be honest if I push myself I usually don’t have the energy by the end of the day to fight with people. And for those that know me well know that I am a fighter and will argue a point to death. So the fact that I can become relaxed enough to let something go is huge for me. Just the other day I was talking to someone and although I knew they were wrong I just left it alone. Why? Because I was too tired and relaxed to care. I let them be happy and wrong.
Right now I am in month 2 of Insanity Max 30. This is the 2nd time I’ve done this program but the first time I tracked my progress. Each week I strive to push harder than I did the week before and have realized the importance of time tracking in this program. And what have I noticed? Each week I am able to push harder and go longer and “dig deeper!” After I am done with this round of Insanity Max 30 I am going to do a round of Cize and then back to Insanity Max 30 but with the deluxe set that focuses more on the abs. It is my goal to feel comfortable in a 2 piece bathing suit and be healthy… but mainly the bathing suit part. So I’m a bit vain.
Yes, I am still doing my Reiki and it does help a lot to calm my mind down. But if I don’t get to the Reiki I will still feel ok as long as I can workout. Both are important to my life and I do try to practice my Reiki daily but let’s be honest here, I don’t get to it every day and there have been entire weeks I haven’t practiced my Reiki and that’s ok. Because my real stress reducer in life is my workouts and as long as I have those humanity is safe… lol. It is because of my love for my sanity keeper that I am a Beachbody Coach and help others see the advantages to working out and eating healthy. This is why I run monthly Challenge Groups and why you see the information about Beachbody on my page. Because it has helped keep me sane. And I would love to talk to any of you that are interested in using exercise to help you with your sanity and/or health. So…. if you are interested you can go to my page and click on the Beachbody tab and fill out the form or find me on Facebook and send me a message.
Thanks for bearing with me and reading this blog. Love you all!
After working on the brochures for Hieatt Accounting, Inc my wonderful husband and I finally got them done. I love the way they turned out. So today I am going to get out there and hand some of the brochures out to area small businesses. I have a passion for accounting and for helping those that need it the most and small businesses are the ones most in need of an affordable accounting service. So here’s to growing Hieatt Accounting, Inc and helping those that need it.