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September 27, 2012
12:28 pm
Roeroe92
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Lately i've been having a hard time with.. well, about everything. I'm losing steam with school, I'm tired all the time it seems like, and I really just want to spend days in bed. 

I dread friday's because that is out clinical day, and I really just need to find some motivation or inspiration to get myself through this and next week. I have a break the week after next and I really cannot wait!!

Are there any websites, books, music, articles, or anything that you do that gets you motivated when you really just want to sleep for days?

September 27, 2012
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KendrahLi
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I'm terrible at these things. I haven't even found a daily driver for myself aside from vengeance. I pretty much live my life day to day just existing. I do have some days where I am driven to do something (mostly my painting) because I was told I can't. It was driven into me that I'll never be an artist and sure as hell never make money at it. So when I do paint I do it above and beyond what I know I can do because I will be in a gallery to prove the family wrong.

Although, I do have a few moments where I yell at myself like the drill instructors did in drum corps and that'll get a response from me. Mostly works when I'm about to let pain make me not continue walking/moving. Slightly amusing.

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September 28, 2012
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I try and remind myself that i tend to feel better if i get going, or why i originally wanted to do whatever it is i'm struggling with.

It's also important to listen to when your body does need rest though!

I'd also reflect on why some things are hard to get motivated for, is it something about them or you? Is it what you want, or is it just difficult? Is it worth the hardship, and what would achieving it mean to you?

 

I find answers such as this can help me sort it out, and pout the effort in for those things i have prioristised, while being able to lose the things which stress or tire me needlessly.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
September 28, 2012
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I drink kombucha.  It makes me feel super energetic.  If you don't know it look it up.

I fall in love with plants and rocks.  I learn what they look and smell and feel like.  I learn the characteristics and virtues.  I sing praises about the flowers and minerals and I keep them in my home.  Even a simple quartz crystal may help change your vibration. 

Everyone has something to say about the Mona Lisa until you're standing in front of it speechless.
September 28, 2012
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@oakbear, those are some good questions that I haven't thought of. Thanks for sharing!!

 

@Sommersett, Do you have a book or anything about different plants or rocks and what they stand for or help with? I have been interested in rocks and crystals but haven't been able to find a good book or website that explains it well. 

September 28, 2012
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Judy Hall has several good resource books for crystals. Cunningham's isn't bad, just watch out for planetary associations because he tends to get those wrong in his other books.

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September 29, 2012
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-Grow Your Own Drugs  by James Wong   mostly a garden guide but it includes how to make a salve and tincture.

-Love is in the Earth  by Melody and Julianne Guibault   several editions are available and even a stone layout book (which is so much fun) and I like all of them.  Make sure it is a full edition.

-I'm sure you can find something available on kindle if you want it fast.  Maybe aromatherapy would be good to look up.

Look at the community board at your local health food store and see if anything jumps out at you.  If you see or hear of laughter yoga GO!!  Look for trail blazing groups through REI or alltrails.com because you are in a beautiful area!!

Everyone has something to say about the Mona Lisa until you're standing in front of it speechless.
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