I love painting, reading, studying, writing and working out. How on earth do I balance my hobbies? I found the best way to make it work for myself and it’s changed my life.
Do you have trouble finding the time for your pleasures?
I found myself with writers block and I couldn’t understand why some days I was able to read books without a break and other days I couldn’t handle thinking. Some days I was able to paint non stop other days I couldn’t. I also found myself able to meditate but not able to focus anywhere else so I couldn’t get work done. I found myself in a very reflective state over and over again. I felt frustrated with my personal growth.
How on earth could I find the energy to live out all of my passions?
I had to find out what was going on with me. What really got me was I noticed when I would write my moon affirmations on the Full Moon I’d be energized and the New Moon I’d be completely exhausted.
Every single time for about 7 months this pattern kept happening. New moons my daughters naturally fall right asleep but full moons they are up all night.
It was eerie & I was suspicious of nature.
The crazy thing was I was finding certain times in between these lunar events that I could exercise. I was out there and felt energized. My body was more receptive. I was at my peak and then as soon as that phase started to change I had to rest and just focus my self on studying and picking up books. It was a desire for knowledge brewing in me.
I know I’m not alone; sometimes you find yourself too mentally exhausted for your hobbies but amped for others.
The hard part for me was accepting that my creative side had to rest. I admire people who are constantly creating all the time and this is where I wanted to be but then I found myself having to really stop and say no this doesn’t work for me.
I can’t constantly go and pour out my energy. I need to stop explore, research, meditate, and practice.
As a mother it’s a blessing disguised as a challenge; it’s about finding the time to do these things. So I found an amazing way to truly cultivate creativeness and to really master who I am in my entirety.
I started to realize that according my life to certain phases of the moon I could really master my craft. It was about following the laws of creative nature. I could do everything that I’ve been trying to squeeze into one day within this schedule following the moon.
Here’s what I do to optimize my creativity to follow the moon. It can actually alter your state of being. I’m not joking there is actual science to this theory. The moon moves & controls the tides so us as human beings are practically 80% water! It’s absolutely incredible to note we are affected. If you read about this you will see other factors take place as well.
So guess what? The moon controls you too. This is a powerful way to really tap into your higher self.
My personal practice goes as follows *(Also where my hobbies fit in):
New Moon:(I Read)On the New Moon I write my intentions and what I want in this cycle. By cycle I mean the lunar cycle. First step into the lunar cycle is the beginning of the Inspirational Quarter. This is when you have the new moon leading towards the first quarter this is the time where I can sit down and read. I pick out new books and study like crazy. It’s very important to take this time to rest and become inspired. It’s also a powerful time to focus on your aspirations.
First Quarter:(I Paint) Next step is the Creative Action Quarter this is going from the First Quarter to the Full Moon what I do is I focus on my craft. As a writer this is when I can really get my work done. The energy starts to rise close to the Full Moon. That means that the work that we put in at this time is going to be creative, natural, full of energy and life.
Full Moon:(I Write) The next stop is the Full Moon leading towards the Last Quarter this is the time of Manifestation. During the Full Moon I write my gratitude and the things that I need to let go of. So if you have intentions from the New Moon that aren’t really serving you and not resonating with you this is the perfect time to go ahead and release it.
Now like I said from the Full Moon to the Last Quarter we will be in the Manifestation Quarter so what we intended to keep and we showed our gratitude for this is where the blessings come in. This is where you nurture your blessings & intentions.
Last Quarter: (I Work-Out)For the last part of the lunar cycle we have the Last Quarter to the New Moon that is the Transformational Quarter. This is where we make our brutal changes. If you are a person that is addicted to fitness like I am this is the time you go hard in the gym and you really just focus on your health. Finding a new fitness regime to explore would be great at this time. This in no way means work out one week a month. I support everyday fitness but this is the time your body will be more susceptible to change. It’s a great time to focus on reaching your highest-self, cutting out the clutter, and kicking the bad habits.
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