Seriously, this gets missed A LOT by MANY people!
Speaking from my own experience, I have a tendency to put everyone in my life’s needs before my own & by the end of the day, I am spent with no energy to give back to myself.
Recently, I have been switching it up.
Checking in with myself each MORNING & ensuring what I need from myself for the day, I get.
What this has shown me is that I am still able to be there & support others like I always did (if not even better now) & all my own personal needs are taken care of & I do not waiver from ensuring they are in a timely manner everyday!
So do what you need to do to take care of yourself FIRST & then watch how much easier it is to be there for others!
What is it that you need to take care of YOU?
In a world of busy, it is important to remember whether you are in person OR on-line you have a choice in EVERY moment to show love and kindness.
So many times I see negativity being spread on social media and just the other day, I was at the gas station and witnessed a guy yelling at a woman because in his opinion, she was taking too long at the pump. Whenever I see this kind of behavior whether on-line or in person, I have to wonder how much energy all that negativity just sucked out of the person dishing it out and how much energy was taken away from the person who it got delivered on.
I know first-hand when I am being kind to someone in either situation, by the end I am lit up and so is the person I supported or spoke kindly to. It is like a little energy boost without doing a physical work out. It just feels great!
I assert that when we/you/I dump negativity on someone quite the opposite occurs and a loss of energy happens. This leaves us feeling drained, unhappy and many times ready to give up.
That being said, if you want to energize your day, spend the day doing kind deeds or saying kind things to others and see how your energy level boosts!
An attitude of gratitude and sprinkling kindness everywhere you go brings on Good Karma, abundance of energy and an awesome life!
Don’t just take my word for it….GET OUT THERE AND SPRINKLE KINDNESS EVERYWHERE! 🙂
Anyone who knows me well….knows that my home is full of Superman items and a few other super heroes. Yes, I am aware that I am a grown up. I also feel that it is okay to NOT live in a “grown up” home! 🙂
For 3 years now, ever since I saw an image of this…I have wanted my OWN upside down Christmas tree being held up by no other than my main man Superman. My husband and stepdaughters have put up with my constant conversations over the past 3 years of how I was going to do this and what would I need….I am so appreciative that they have put up with my constant discussions about this.
This year, I finally jumped with no real net of how I was going to do it but said this is the year! I researched fake trees, went from store to store searching. I bought cable wire (too heavy), picture frame wire (too complicated) and finally settled on zip ties and fishing line!
My husband agreed to help me hoist the tree into place. At the very last moment he said “I don’t think this is gonna work.”
My response…. “It is gonna work! It HAS TO WORK!! I can’t go another year dreaming about this! Anything is possible!”
Being my hubby is AMAZING, that answer was good enough for him and he hoisted it up and zipped it into place! It took lots of love and a whole lot of zip ties and fishing line but this year…My Super Hero gets to hold up our Christmas Tree!!
SO PUMPED FOR THE FAMILY TO SEE IT!!!
Do you have a unique decoration you would like to share? Please do!
Recently I was in a conversation with someone who shared with me that they could not dance. This statement always makes me wonder at what point in their life did they “make up” that they couldn’t?
Did someone tell them they couldn’t?
Did they try and felt foolish?
Do people ACTUALLY have 2 left feet? I have never seen that but for sure would love to sometime!
I often think that the judgements of not being able to do something is just simply put, a thought we have that we give power to.
I believe this when it comes to many things.
For me, dance is just a natural state. I often do not even realize when I walk across the floor that I will begin to “glide” (as my husband says)..I cannot help but move in a fluid motion, it has become natural.
I have recently taken on learning about finance and real estate. Why I bring this up is because when I started to learn, I had the thought “I cannot do this…this is hard”…and then I brought myself back to when someone tells me they cannot dance and my belief that everyone can…(even if it is to their own drum..they are STILL dancing).
Taking on that anyone CAN learn and do new things has opened me up to see that I am actually very capable of learning in the world of finance and real estate!
I do prefer to dance. I am more comfortable dancing, however, I am learning to not be limited!
Dancing teaching us flow. Flow through life, problems, happiness, sadness, breakthroughs and breakdowns.
Whether you dance to your own beat or in a class, I promise you…LIFE is just better when you DANCE! 🙂
I have discovered that everything in life, jobs, relationships, being alive, is always evolving and if I stay “static” or not moving in one area then everything eventually seems like it gets “stuck”. It becomes a force that is very hard to move forward.
The beginning of 2018 brought upon many incidents/accidents that have had me begin to re-evaluate much of what I have been working on. Not like a problem, only that knowing when many challenges show up, sometimes it is like the universe’s way of saying “HELLO TAMMY!! Are you listening?”
The most prominent that started my year were 2 car accidents less than 2 month’s apart. Both times I was rear-ended and ended up with whiplash and concussions. The second time I was hit, my car that I just purchased less than 6 month’s prior to the accidents, it didn’t make it.
Being that I work primarily in the fitness industry this was very hard physically to see some of the limitations I was having after both accidents. I had headaches regularly, my body was very sore constantly. I would easily forget things I had just done or said in the first few weeks following these accidents. It was terribly frustrating at the time.
Thankfully, I know my body well and went directly to my chiropractor and medical doctor right after the accidents. I immediately got the support I needed and have bounced back extremely quickly so I can keep working doing what I love.
That being said, the accidents also opened something up for me. I realized I really had no back up plan if something were to happen that I didn’t “bounce back” again if something else were to happen. The question to myself was “If I am not able to dance anymore, then what?”
I realized this year that my passion is and always will be to support others in discovering what lights them up. Supporting others in finding the relationships they are looking for. Supporting people of all abilities to move and find their groove! Supporting others in making their dreams reality, whether it be fitness goals, relationships, financial, building businesses, creating extraordinary events, and so much more.
The company I have built, the Live OUT LOUD Movement, is so much more than just a fitness program based primarily in Zumba Fitness.
The Live OUT LOUD Movement is a LIFE MOVEMENT.
A place to take all that seems like heavy weights on our shoulders and discover the silver lining within them all to produce extraordinary results in the face of no agreement in life.
I truly believe that everything happens in our lives for a reason. Even all the “bad stuff” that I wish never happened. I see it as it had to happen to show me something that I couldn’t see was available before. In the moment, it never “feels” that way, however the true gift of this MOVEMENT is the opportunity to look more in-depth at what is happening and discover what I/we can’t see right away. Discovering the knowledge that is hidden deep within what ails us to creating a strong and vibrant life that impacts ourselves and others by what is discovered!
I am in the process of rebuilding new aspects to the Live OUT LOUD Movement and new offerings over the next few months to really dive deep into what is possible through this company to help people in a unique way.
I hope you stick around to see what is next and how it all plays out. I will always continue to dance for as long as my body will let me, you can bet money on that and now is the time for me to take what I have built thus far and expand it far beyond where it is today!
In this day and age, I have discovered fewer people look up at each other when walking by. Many are immersed in their cell phones and totally oblivious to what is happening around them.
Recently, I began ensuring that when I am out walking, I have no phone in hand and my head is up and I am making EYE CONTACT with anyone who looks my way.
I have discovered that when making eye contact AND flashing a smile….in most cases even a “hello!”, “Good morning/afternoon!” seems to alter not only my view of the day but it rearranges the molecules of the person I interact with. Someone who may look completely down in the dumps can easily shift to a smile and exhibit a sparkle in their eye!
What I believe is that we never know what is going on for another human being. It may be the worst day of their life. It may have been a mediocre start, but as soon as I bring a SMILE or a FRIENDLY GESTURE into the interaction, they light up and so do I.
My request for the remainder of the week is for everyone to put our phones down, raise our eyes to meet others and make it a GREAT WEEK for not only YOU but those whom you interact with!
You never know how that smile of yours can impact others!
Go out and see how powerful you truly are!