This post is called Not Sure because I am not sure what I’m writing about yet. I know my energy has been low, and I don’t like that. I’ve been more social lately, which I like, but I’ve been thinking those nagging, “I’m falling behind” thoughts. Luckily, I’ve been thinking them less, which is good.
I don’t like feeling those thoughts because one, it could indicate that I’m letting someone else down. Two, it usually means I’m feeling behind in something. Three, it means that I don’t feel completely ready or prepared for something.
Also, if I’m not making time for everything, it usually means I’m not using my time economically or that I’m not feeling like my life is balanced.
I know everything on my list is feasible, but I procrastinate sometimes or stall, which wastes time.
Yes, yes, yes. I did some QiGong the other day and I felt so much more grounded by just doing it for about 2 to 5 minutes. What a difference! I feel like I need to get exercise and movement back into my days. I think QiGong would be good, even if it is only for 2 to 3 minutes a few times a week – because even that makes a difference.
What else would be good for me? I think highly active movement, like running, and sunshine, outdoors and nature.
I just had a great conversation with my brother, and it was totally what I needed. Other people’s positive energy is infectious. It feels so great to be around positive energy and to be surrounded by other people who believe anything is possible and who go after their dreams and live their passions. That kind of energy is infectious and inspiring.
During our conversation I felt cleansed. My slow, negative energy was washed away and I felt inspired again, grounded and fueled with more focus.
What do I need to maintain this mindset? I need to actively cultivate it? Listen to myself and go outside when I need sunshine. Go for a walk when I need movement. Interact with people when I need to. Have great conversations with other good energy people.
It’s a constant theme in my life, but it’s an important one to remember: Our mind is our greatest tool. We are our own best ally. Positive thought is incredibly powerful.
I was reminded about this today after reading my sister’s post, Anything Is Possible, and after talking to my brother about what we were both excited about. He wrote a short screenplay in about a week, which he finished today. He decided that he wants to write a book in a month, and I LOVE the concept for his book. He was also in LA this past weekend to scope out places to live & to try some acting workshops where he realized how important it really is to have a positive mindset, to be confident and to believe in yourself.
It felt nice to discuss how powerful positive thought is and to know and remind ourselves that it’s true. This is something I need to constantly remind myself, cultivate and practice, and in those moments where it resonates with me, it feels so good, and I truly believe that I can do anything. I like being in that mind frame.
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Gay Media Network. She’s launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication, The Human Experience. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.