365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & Well-Being

8.13.19

Day 5

Do you lack energy? If so, what is causing this?

  • In the recent months I feel as though I have been lacking energy to what to do anything that needs done in my life. For a while it was because of the lack of sleep I was getting, and sometimes it pertained to the kind of meals I was eating (heavy on the stomach?) but now, I think it has caused me to be lazy and not motivated to do things that once were important to me. I have been putting things off for a long time now, keep telling myself I will make time to do it and even write it in my planner but always find an excuse to not have it done. This laziness has been bumming me out and I really want to turn it around and go back to the highly motivated and goal achieving person I once was — and I know I am capable of doing so if I make it a habit once more. This question didn’t ask for a solution to my issue, but it will take me sitting down, writing a list of goals in detail (Quarterly, yearly, monthly, weekly, daily) and coming up with a schedule that is productive and puts my priorities first & then making time for entertainment as well so that I don’t get burnt out too quickly. It is actually simple, the hard part is step 1) sitting down and organizing my thoughts without being distracted. I am giving myself tomorrow as my start date to really get things going. Wish me luck. 
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365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & Well-being

8.12.19

Day 4

Are you getting enough sleep? If not, why do you think that is?

  • In the past I failed to get enough sleep, I was maybe getting 2 hours a day if that most days & now I am making more of an effort but still feel as though I am missing out on sleep due to working two jobs & one being third shift. I brought this to my doctors attention recently and she recommended some home remedies and over the counter meds that could be beneficial if necessary. I am aiming for at least 6 hours of sleep a day for starters and eventually hoping to bring it up. During the weekends, I am able to sleep in — so getting enough sleep is never an issue but during the week — it gets pretty tough. 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & Well-being

8.11.19

Day 3

What changes could you make to improve your physical health?

Again, physical health is very important to me and one that many Americans deem not important until the unexpected happens  — I am a firm believer that when one takes care of their physical health it can make the difference in their attitude and how they carry themselves. Personally, this list is for me but doesn’t mean that others can not take this same advice or follow suit, and as always, if you find other things you want to add to the list, feel free to do so in the comments. 

  • Have my annual check ups with my doctor
  • Take care of my oral hygiene
  • staying active outside of the gym
  • eat less processed foods
  • take care of skin and hair
  • drink water daily
  • again, get enough sleep 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & WellBeing

8.10.19

Day Two

How could you take better care of your mental health?

Mental health is very important to me, so this question definitely is helpful to not only myself but to others who have mental health conditions and need advice or tips that I am currently taking or that I am planning on implementing in my life so that I can live a healthier lifestyle. If any of my readers would like to add to this list of things, please feel free, everyone is different and I am always open to different ideas. 

  • Ridding people in my life who are toxic, negative, and mentally draining 
  • Finding ways to better manage my anxieties, depressive moods and stress
  • Fueling my mind with affirmations, meditations, good quality food, and positive thoughts
  • Not allow myself to give too much of myself to anyone to prevent from pouring from an “empty cup”
  • Have boundaries/create boundaries to have control over myself and what I will allow and prevent those from taking advantage of me
  • Communicate with a therapist, friend, family, spouse instead of keeping everything bundled up inside 
  • Take time for myself as much as possible 
  • read, listen to podcast, watch educational videos – keep my mind busy with learning experiences
  • Get enough sleep daily

Busier and Busier ..

Summer Busyyyynesssss!

Hello readers and bloggers, many of you might have noticed my lack of communication, consistency, normality, time management, etc and whatever else that might show through my writings — I apologize because many of you have continued to support my blog(s) and website and are waiting for me to do the same >.< which is to expected and should be the way it is. I could make ALL the excuses in the world for the lack of attention I have given my followers for the past 6 months or so, but the truth remains that I have been hectic and this is good news because as a personal trainer, I have so many more clients/fitness consultations I am doing each week & I have had time to meet and make new friendships in the real world, spend time with my loved ones and use my time to catch up on much needed sleep (due to working two jobs — one being third shift). I make just enough time to blog and then I immediately log off without showing much support to any of you and that’s not right nor intentional but it seems to happen often enough where finally I feel the need to apologize and find a solution to such an issue. Today I will use some of this day to catch up on cleaning, researching time management options that will benefit me, catching up on blogging and ordering items for my powerlifting meet, and shopping for an event I will be going to June 14th — June 16th (out of town) and whatever else I can think of that seems to be put on the backburner every week (including all of you) but that will have to wait for a little while longer as I need to do things by priority so that I stay in order and keep things flowing or else, I might lose my mind! 😦 

In the coming weeks, I will have a much better plan when it comes to blogging and showing my support to all of those who do the same for me daily & to all the new bloggers as well. I just need to go over the plan on paper and make some adjustments (as needed) because things won’t always go as planned — that’s life. When I do come up with this plan today, it will begin to show gradually & hopefully it will be long term. I wanted to make blogging/writing full time & I still in fact have that goal, but it will take me working harder as a personal trainer so that I don’t need a second job & don’t need to consume so much of time sleeping to make up for the lack of sleep I don’t get during the week sometimes. Everything that is meant to happen, will happen in due time. If any of this fails to show my gratitude, forgive me, I know everyone has a busy schedule and this might not be a great excuse but it is my reasoning and the truth. Trust me, when I tell you, I plan on making up for this & giving more time to blogging, and writing and showing my support as well — it won’t happen overnight , but it will come slowly. There used to be a time I could blog 2-3 times a day and still manage to support all the writers (take me back to that time) but now I get lucky if I find the energy to blog once a day without falling asleep on the computer or being distracted by outside noises. 

I hope we talk soon, and thank for you all the continued support once more. If any of you follow me on social media — I have been slow on the trigger in posting regularly but I do still post on IG, FB and Twitter & check my emails regularly as well. Blogging is my life, really it brings me peace and gives me inspiration through writing and reading other people’s creations, I yearn for it when I haven’t been consistent, I just need to plan my days out more accordingly and keep myself in order and make sure to spend my time wisely so that I don’t overwhelm myself too quickly and give up my passions. What’s good for the soul should never die. 

Shay-lon 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.25.19

Day 57

If you could choose to have any emotion right now, what would it be?

  • Happy & Well Rested 

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365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.12.2019

Day 44

What do you like to do to relax and wind down?

  • Sleep, lay in bed to music, drink wine/eat good food and watch a movie, play video games, spend time alone. 
What do you like to do to relax and wind down?