The Meditation Resolution

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Hi! My name is Shobha. I am a 22 year old personal trainer and medical student. This blog was made to inspire myself and others to bring more mindfulness into our lives. You will find posts about fitness, science, spirituality, good books, nature, nutrition, medicine etc. I don't take credit for the pictures I post unless said otherwise. :)
Asked Anonymous

Funny enough I’m actually dealing with the same situation myself. I think for me I just got burnout from school and now with the end of the semester coming along I have zero drive.

What I am doing to move forward is by making a list of goals for the day, the week, the month and the year. I stay focused by forcing myself to complete each task that I have assigned myself. This takes a little self discipline but after the first few times the high of getting work done and accomplishing your daily goals will help motivate you to continue on that path.

Its also important to identify places and stimuli that allow you to be the most productive. Do you work best at the quite library? Or loud Starbucks? Or in a room full of friends who are also working? Do you work well with coffee? Does it make you more jittery and unfocused? Is tea better? Do you take breaks every 20 mins or so? Does it help? Are there any foods that make you sleepy? Does running round for a bit make you more alert?

These things take a little bit of trial and error but make it a fun little experiment and figure out what external conditions allow the internal conditions to be aligned enough to work.

For me I find that I work well when I see people working around me quietly. I need little to no distraction. I can only drink about a half a cup of coffee and anything more will make me unfocused. Carbs make me more alert. I need to take frequent breaks when I see myself wandering off. It also takes me about 20 mins to actually settle into my flow so if I’m distracted in the first 15 mins…thats normal…i just have to be patient.

Also make sure that you are not getting overwhelmed by looking at EVERYTHING you have to do. Just focus on the task at hand. What can you do now to make some progress?

Hope this helps and hope this answers your question. Feel free to message me for any clarifications. :)

- Ali Ibn Abu Talib

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”
― Mary Manin Morrissey

2 exams down 3 more to go until summer vacation! Whooo

Feeling real good. Watched the movie ‘Home Front’ with the boyfriend after the exam. It was an awesome movie! Roller coaster of emotions.Then we spent out Friday night studying. Perfect. 

Not very tired today so I might stay up late getting work done and getting ahead for next week.

Hope you had a great day! <3

Quote for today: 

"Once I realized that right thinking is vital to victorious living, I got more serious about thinking about what I was thinking about, and choosing my thoughts carefully."

Joyce Meyer

Shobha  

Trying to find research project to start on this summer AND study for my exam on Friday…failing at both!! 

I’m going to put my pride aside and email everyone until someone lets me work with them! lol

Drinking coffee  totally backfired today. It made me more distracted than ever and now I have the worst stomach ache. Ugh curse you Starbucks!! 

Other than that today was a good day. Not a productive day but a good day. Ill make up for the  slack tomorrow. :) 

<3 Night

Today was an awesome day. 

Just goes to show that one shitty day doesn’t make a shitty life. But too many shitty thoughts will lead to a shitty life.

Excuse my language. 

<3 

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Best quote I’ve heard in a while. :)

- Sylvia Plath