A friend sent me to this website called "My 3 Boybarians" to participate in a 31 Day challenge. Basically you write for 31 days about something you know really well. Initial I though I need to get into shape so why not write about that... then I remembered it has to be something you actually know about. I thought and though then it came to me. Why not write about Photoshop. It's the one thing I know well. I am going to focus on is Tips, Tricks and Tutorials. I need your help. Please write in and tell me what you want to learn. I want these 31 days to beneficial for you. The more you suggest the more I can tailor the site to your needs. Let the blogging begin October 1st!
Stress is a killer mentally and physically. I use to be stressed all the time. It only lead to anger and frustration that was hard to get rif of. What I have learned over the years is life is too short. Since you can't get rid of stress out of your life totally their are things you can do to reframe your thinking.
Here are some things I like to do...
1) When it is really bad either get organized or exercise. Physical labor gets your heart pumping and oxygen flowing releasing endorphins to calm your body down.
2) Read. Sometimes reading a quote can change my perspective in an instant.
3) Wait one day to see if it really bothers me. Most of the time my view changes with a little bit of sleep.
4) Do something good for someone. If I am having a really bad day doing something nice for someone else lifts my spirits.
5) Make a list. Stress completely fries my brain. When I write it down I realize I get more done.
The other day I discovered this really great thing... Chrome Web Store. I clicked on the latest version of Chrome. When creating a new tab I saw an icon called "Web Store". It's a bunch of free apps for your browser or computer. It makes life more fun.
I feel this song best describes me. Find Out
This one gets my toes tapping and in great mood. Find Out
At the moment I am obsessed with this one. If you've seen Grey's Anatomy you would be too! Find Out
"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." Gilda Radner
It can be really hard to get motivated when you have piles of laundry, looming bill deadlines and a shower that could be used for science experiments. Those are the moments you decide you need to start a new exercise routine or begin a blog. At least that is what I do. Avoiding issues can help when you need a mental break but most of the time it produces that feeling in the pit of your stomach. You know the one... dread if you don't do this right now you won't be able to function. I call it motivation. Stop thinking and just do it!
Yesterday I was reminded how people can make an indelible mark on your life no matter how long they have been in it. When I first met my coworker "s" six months ago I was astounded by how self-aware she was at such a young age. It can take some people many years to get to where she is on an awareness level. A week ago we were on a break talking about relationships... I mentioned how I felt mine was in an rut. We were doing well though not really moving forward. She suggested I watch the movie "Fireproof" then read the book "The Love Dare." I am not a religious person but I opened my mind on a spiritual level and took the message to heart. In relationships we sometimes think the other person is to blame for the relationship not progressing the way we want. If we take a step back to look at our own actions we just might see we are the one holding ourselves back. With work we can have the relationship we want as long as we truly love the person and they truly love you back.
Now "s" has moved on to another job—I am wiser because of her.