How to Keep a Balanced Body and Mind

Life is so much easier when everything flows, right?

Sometimes it just happens, but there several tricks that will help you to keep this harmony in your life!

Start creating new habits and the results will bring an enormous positive impact in your daily life! Ready to change?

1.Sleep

This is very important. Make sure your body and mind rest at least 8 hours per night. When properly rested, your mind is fully aware, your actions and decisions become sharper, everything is clearer, and your more tolerant, and this can make a difference in your daily life when dealing with our daily challenges.

2.Self-care

Wake up earlier than you usually do. Start creating your morning ritual, take your time, make it “your time”. Dress for success! Use that makeup to highlight your beauty, this is valid to men as well!

When you love yourself, you gain confidence, you feel secure, and you pass that image for everyone around you!

3.Positive affirmations

Every morning, before getting out of bed, and every night, just before going to sleep read your positive affirmations. You can select the ones that make sense to you, the ones that are related to the aspect of your life that you want to improve!

Reading them frequently will help you to interiorise them, and day by day you will be with a more positive mindset. I wrote a post about Positive Affirmations. I’ll leave here the link.

Positive Affirmations.

4.Write down all your goals

Every day, go to a quiet place and write down all of your goals. The short time goals, the longtime goals, your daily goals!

Imagine yourself as if you already achieved them, Take the time to retain that feeling, that amazing feeling of achievement!

During the day, if something is upsetting you, go immediately to that happy place in your mind, feel your body reacting to that positive thought!

5.Listen to music

Music has the ability to touch our feeling right through our soul, right? Listen to your favourite ones, the ones that make you dance and jump, the ones that make you want to conquer the world!

You can do this with your loved ones, and create amazing memories!

Keep always in your mind and in your heart, you are a beautiful person that deserves the best!!

Go for it!

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

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How to Overcome Sadness

Have you ever took the time to count how many seconds, minutes, hours, and even days you wasted, just feeling sorry for yourself?

The truth is that we all have spent too much time doing this, it’s only human!

The question is, do you know how to go from there, how to turn the table, change the vibe?

Fact: life is too short and too amazing to be wasted on self-pity!

So, change it now!

This is how you do it, ready?

1.Is it worth it?

Of course not! Nothing is worth throwing your precious life to waste! Whatever the situation, you have the power to overcome it, it’s a matter of mindset!

You are able to overcome any sadness, or disappointed, ever a lost, trust me, you are able to move on. It’s absolutely vital for you to realise that you don’t deserve anything less than perfect! You deserve all that life has to offer, and it’s waiting for you to act on it!

2.What defines you

It’s very important for you to get this message into your system, that situation that is making you feel like this does not define you!

You are a wonderful person, going through a difficult time! You are not an unemployed person or a just-divorced person, or even a widow, you are not an ill person, right? You are a good person, that is going to a phase, and that is creating strategies to move on and achieving new and better goals!

3.Positive tribe

When we experience these moments, it’s very important and helpful to be surrounded by people that really love you. Look for that positive friend that is there for you, giving you that boost of strength and confidence!

4.Be You!

Make sure to keep true to yourself! You are unique, with your character, your humour, your particular way to do everything, that’s what makes you so special!

Don’t give up, keep fighting, keep going, have a positive mind and attitude!

I know that there best is yet to come!  

Every day is a new an amazing opportunity to happiness, and you deserve it, keep going!

Be proud of yourself!

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

How to Deal with Forgiving

They say that forgiving is a selfless act, that you have a big heart and that you’re able to forgive and move on with your life.

I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time when it comes to forgiving someone that actually hurt me and had no remorse about it! It was something that was constantly weighing on my mind, that frustration, how dare they to move on with their lives and be happy after being so mean to me?

Then I read something that made total sense to me, and it changes my mind and I finally moved on!

Just so you know, I do have a good heart, just like you, but I deserve to put myself first and well as my happiness, and so do you!

This is how I deal with forgiving:

First of all, I realised that I was the one that was keeping these people that hurt me still in my life! Just by having that frustration regarding them, just by thinking that life was being unfair, after all, they were living happily, and I was irritated. That had to change!

How could I just let go it go an move on with my life?

This so easy, and it really works: Learn to forgive them in order to let them go!

This is not a selfless act, this is a purging act!

To forgive, in my perception, it means to be able to have no feelings regarding those that hurt you! This requires some work, but it’s totally achievable. Value yourself more, put yourself in a higher state of mind, look at the big picture, and as soon as you begin to have any kind of negative feelings, make sure to immediately focus on something positive about your life!

We are the ones that decide who gets to be by our side in this amazing journey!

Of course, there will be disappointments, people will fail us, just be wise enough to understand that it’s not you who has a problem, that they didn’t do this to you, they do this to everybody, it’s their lack of character, not yours!

You are a good person, with a good heart, that has the ability to understand that you are better off without that kind of people in your life!

Do this for you, because you deserve the best, and that includes the best people, so just forgive and let go!

No hard feelings, no remorse, make yourself a priority and enjoy this amazing life!

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

Don’t settle for less than the Stars

You were born to shine! You were born to be happy! You deserve the best. Choose wisely your tribe. Make sure to surround yourself with the right people, the ones that stay by your side.

Learn with eager every day, help others and be humble enough to accept help when you need it.

Appreciate the simple, always be grateful for the amazing things that you have. Focus, believe, work envision it, live as if you already reached your goal.

Don’t depend on people or circumstances to be happy. Be happy and grateful for everything you have.

Raise your head and look at the sky. Be proud, you deserve to reach the starts.

Thank you for meeting halfway.

How to build a strong relationship with your child

My 19-year-old daughter and I have this unbreakable bond, this connection, this trust, and it’s the most precious gift of all.

There is this trust, liability, we know that we can count on each other for everything. This trust was very important through her teenage years.

The wonderful truth is that we, as parents, can have this level of relationship with our children.

I’m giving you some tips from my journey, and I hope it will help you.

1.Always together

Since my daughter was born, I started doing everything with her. All my daily routines included her. As a single mother, I decided that she was never going to be alone, she would always have company. I talked a lot! It sounds a bit odd I know, but I had monologues about what we were doing, where we were going, everything.

This wasn’t seen as a good thing, some people would tell me that she had to learn to stay alone, to cry herself to sleep, but I couldn’t do that. I followed my heart, So, I stayed with her until she went to sleep. Always together, I said, since the day she was born.

2. Creating routines

As she was growing and going to kinder garden, we started new routines so she could have that safety feeling. Every day my daughter knew that I would pick her up, go to the park, have a walk and then go home.

Then we would play after it was bath time. I would prepare dinner and she was there with me. She would have dinner, then go to bed, I’d read stories to her and then she would go to sleep.

This made her feel safe.

3. Communication

We always talked about everything. Every question she asked wasn’t left unanswered. I didn’t follow the “only grown-up conversations”, because I didn’t underestimate her perception of the reality surrounding her.

Children have conversations at school between themselves about everything, which lead sometimes, to incorrect information so, I would tell her the truth, of course with the age-appropriate explanations. She learned that she could count on me to share her worries and opinions about everything, that I would be there for her always.

4. Telling the truth

The importance of believing in someone’s worth, and that we can trust each other, because we don’t lie.

The worst thing anyone can do is lie to me, and my daughter knew that. When she understood how important our worth is, we bonded even more.

5. Respect

Something I’ve always wanted to pass on to her was the importance of respecting others and be respected. From early on, she would always show respect for me and for the other adults and would always be upset if some colleague disrespected her. Now that she’s an adult, she has the same principles and she still tells me about how crucial this was for her.

6. Teenage phase

This is definitely the hardest and worrisome phase of any parent. They start being independent, and we have no idea what could be going on with them. This was the moment I felt like all of the hard work paid off. She felt comfortable enough and trusted me enough to talk to me about everything. Thankfully, she wasn’t a hard teenager but I’m a strong believer that she was the way she was because of the principles I was able to pass on to her.

I hope this post helped you.

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

Why are you looking back? The rainbow is just ahead!

Today I dare you!

I dare you to get up and face one of your fears. Just a small one.

Don’t over think, just acknowledge it, positive mindset, focused on that goal and go!

Once you overcome that fear, you will realize that you can do anything, and that is an amazing feeling!

Even if you don’t make it at first, keep going, keep trying, focus even more, and you will make it!

Be sure of this: the rainbow is just ahead of you!

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

A positive mind leads to a peaceful heart

Start today!

Set your mind to it, be consistent, make it your main goal and keep your focus. You’ll be amazed at the consequences!

When you have a positive mindset this is what happens:

-You’re always ready for a new challenge;

-You’re not afraid to fail and start over;

-You’re always ready to learn;

-You’re always focused;

-You’re consistent, resilient;

-You always have a goal, a purpose;

-You’re always calm, even in unexpected situations;

-You’re always clear minded;

-You’re self-confident;

-You have simple and objective perspectives!

This is why your heart is peaceful!

This can be your life, starting today! You got this!

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

What your child should know before starting School

Where we live, children start going to school at the age of 6, and that is when they start to learn how to read and write.

When my daughter turned 6, everybody (me included), started to talk about it!

I was so excited about this new milestone in her life, that I forgot the essential, explain the whole process. The result? When she returned home from her first day at school, she was so disappointed, why? She thought she was going to learn how to read and write on that day! Of course, only then I realized that I had to make a plan to prepare my sweet child to school.

So, here are some tips that helped me to get everything back on track! I hope it will make this process easier for you.

1. Learning is an ongoing process

It is important to explain to our children that their lives are going to change, for the better, that they are going to school every day of the week, and they are going to learn step-by-step how to read and write. It is a process, it takes time, but it is so worth it.

2. Behavior

Although they already know from kinder garden, when it is time to play and when it is time to sit down, be quiet, it is important for them to create this habit, so that they are able to behave properly, to be focused and get better learning results.

3. Study habit

It’s very important to create study habits. You are creating your children’s minds into a very important living habit. Throughout their student’s lives, they will already have that mindset, that habit that will re-enforce what they learned during that they, and it will make their life so much easier.

4. Adjust weekly schedules

My daughter was having 3 swimming lessons per week before school started. Her school started at 8.30 a.m. and finished at 3:30 p.m. With homework that she had every day, the swimming lessons were no longer bringing her joy. She was tired. So, we change the swimming lessons for the weekend and it worked! The extra school activities are very important in our children’s lives, but it can be overwhelming sometimes. We just have to re-adjust

5. Constant positive re-enforcement

This is very important. Giving school, the whole learning process a positive experience. Showing them the importance of knowledge, the impact on their daily lives, and where it can take them.

I hope these tips helped you.

Thank you for meeting me halfway.

Mum Journey

I have a beautiful 19-year-old daughter. I have the big honor and responsibility to raise her on my own and let me tell you, this is The Ride of my life!

For me, the most precious advice that I got was: there is no right or wrong way to raise your child, there is the loving, protecting, caring sweetest way!
Like everything else in our lives, raising a child is simple, but it is a big responsibility. This amazing life is under our care and protection, and that is why sometimes it becomes so overwhelming and scary, but we keep on going, push through and overcome, one step at the time!
Of course, I made poor decisions, I made mistakes, I cried, second-guessed my decisions, we all do, but we learn and we move on, right?
So, on these mum’s posts, I´m going to share with you my experiences, tricks and thoughts, unexpected and wonderful memories that we created so far, and hopefully, they will help you through the several phases of these amazing lives that we have.
Until my next post, thank you for meeting me halfway.

How to not be affected by toxic people

On an emotional level, it is fair to say that we all aim to be emotionally stable and balanced throughout the day, right? Well, somewhere along the way, when interacting with a co-worker, family member or a friend, we experience some emotional changes. Inexplicably, we are now emotionally stressed, impatient, extremely
riled up and upset.

How did this happen? 

The reality is, when we are interacting with negative, toxic people, we, unconsciously, are being controlled by their attitudes, we are feeling them as if they were our own. We start acting with the same negative emotions.

How do we change this pattern?   

We change it by, consistently, following these two simple steps:


1. Stop reacting
Negativity is not contagious, we don’t become negative just because somebody else wants us to be in a bad place in life. We actually do this to ourselves. Our mind just reacts to someone else’s feelings and emotions, assuming that they are our own. So, we need to change our mindset, gain control of our thoughts and feelings. We move beyond it.

By not reacting to other people’s energy, you are creating a barrier, you’re collapsing their negative energy field and you no longer allow that negative energy interfere with your mindset.


2. Take control
Take absolute control over your thoughts and emotions. Be consistent. We are not able to control the world around us, but we can control the way we perceive it and how we respond to it.

Remember, a strong mind is a peaceful mind.


I hope this post will help you and lead you to a better way of life.
Thank you for meeting me halfway.