Monday, May 12, 2014

Staying focus

One of the hardest things I've come across during this assignment is finding the time to meditate, but once you get started it's all deep breathing and relaxing from there on. Another thing is you don't want to go into it thinking you're gonna meditate for 30 minutes straight because that probably will not happen. It's literally a kind of skill that you have to sort of train your mind to do. It's easy to be distracted and if you find yourself not able to focus, take a break and try to come back to it later.
Success to me is any experience that you've learned something or accomplished a desired goal.Success is even when you don't accomplish what you want, but you're able to take away the knowledge that will help you complete the task in the future. I've been successful in my academics and athletics. By getting an A on my last Calculus test or by scoring the game winning goal in a soccer game.
Failure is when you don't even try to accomplish a task. In this last trimester looking at my grades showing that I haven't putting forth my full effort. Senioritis is the reason for my failure. 

"You've only failed when you stop trying."

Monday, March 24, 2014

With Practice comes Relaxation

With the more time I spend meditating, the easier it is and the longer I can go. Also, with the more I practice the easier it gets to focus and block out distracting thoughts. But some days are harder than others to concentrate, depending on the events of that day. Meditation definitely gets easier though with the more time you put into it and the more consistent you use the relaxing remedy.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Meditating or deep relaxation has many health benefits including increased immunity, emotional balance, stress relief and calmness. This link also provides some easy "get-you-started" tips on how to meditate.

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Meditation App - Calm

Calm is a good app to use for Meditating. It has many features including a voice talking to help guide you through it. Very useful for those that are just starting out meditating. Also has timers, relaxing melodies, nature sounds and background images. I highly recommend the usage of this app. It can be accessed on your smart phone and online.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Your Top Strength
Humor and playfulness
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.
Your Second Strength
Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness
You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control.
Your Third Strength
Social intelligence
You are aware of the motives and feelings of other people. You know what to do to fit in to different social situations, and you know what to do to put others at ease.
Your Fourth Strength
Kindness and generosity
You are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor. You enjoy doing good deeds for others, even if you do not know them well.
Your Fifth Strength
Citizenship, teamwork, and loyalty
You excel as a member of a group. You are a loyal and dedicated teammate, you always do your share, and you work hard for the success of your group.

I feel that this is an accurate portrayal of my strengths. I always put other people's feelings before my own and I'll do anything to cheer someone up. I look for the bright side in every situation and try to keep a positive outlook on everything. I'm always looking forward to my future and doing things to make it better.

Monday, December 16, 2013

1st Meditation

I Meditated for the first time today and it was a truly relaxing. I found a "nature sound" app that plays a lot of relaxing music and sounds of nature. I thought that my first experience went well and I was at a real relaxed state and lost track of time. I need to work on my breathing and casting out any distracting thoughts. I look to lengthen the time I spend meditating and work on going to a deeper state of relaxation.