Updated: Feb 13
I took a power nap today. It was very helpful for me in order to be productive for the rest of the day. I can’t help but remember my mother. I am in a good place right now because my mother wanted the best education for her children; and she worked very hard for it. And my father supported her. She didn’t take power naps. She was a successful entrepreneur, who ran an office supplies business. She was a busy bee. She went to work before dawn and came home after dusk. She worked seven days a week. I was amazed by her energy. Sadly, when my parents retired and closed their businesses, their health deteriorated. My father preceded my mother in passage by several years. It is interesting to note that when my mother passed away; she was still grieving the loss of her husband.
My Life’s Lessons
I COMMIT TO LIVE A BALANCED HEALTHY LIFE. I felt my mother’s life was mostly work because she wanted the best for us. I am very grateful for that. But I wish that she took care of her health too so that she could still be here with us today. In her mid fifties, all her children finished college and were independent. She could have lessened her work load at that time. I just wished both my parents were alive today because their grandchildren are still quite young. They would have benefited to have their grandparents in their lives.
I RECOGNIZED HOW I COPE UP WITH STRESS AND I CHOSE A HEALTHIER WAY TO ADDRESS IT. My mother was a stress eater, she confessed that when she was emotionally stressed, she would eat a box of Sees chocolates. I was kind of the same. The day I realized it, I looked for healthier ways to handle stress, like practicing meditation and yoga. I am grateful for an online class in Mindvalley. I just finished a quest on Modern Qi Gong with our teacher Lee Holden. It taught me that I can transform stress into vitality. It is true. It works for me. And so I practice Qi Gong almost daily.
I LEARNED TOOLS TO PROCESS MY EMOTIONS. I JOURNAL. It seemed throughout my mom’s life, she was not able to process her emotions because she was busy with work. She sacrificed her own good for our good. To honor my mother, I decided to take care of myself and to be there for our family. Journaling helps me to process my thoughts, emotions and beliefs. If you look in my journal you would see that my handwriting was nice and neat when it was about happy thoughts. When it was about sad events, you would see marks of tear drops on the pages. Oh, when it was about anger, you would see big bold written words of what I thought and how I felt at that moment, no holds barred. But after hours of journaling and as I pour all my soul on that paper, I calmed down. With the grace of God, enlightenment enveloped me and I was gifted with a renewed mind and heart.
Be amazing today!