Hi Everyone! Today I wanna focus on the importance of our negative thoughts how it can consume our day. Sometimes we need a distraction to remove those thoughts and focus/ distract us when we are having a bad day. IF you put our energy into something else, we stay focus and determined. If we work on a activity it can help us block out the world and put are focus on the activity we are all working on to feel complete. For example, I always wanted to go back into drawing I am not the greatest but it does help me focus on something else and escape my mind. So today, it was a beautiful day out and wanted to escape my room for a bit and enjoy the weather. Did some yoga to put myself in a good mood while drinking some water, and decided to write a quote “I’m still growing” I believe we are still growing as we get older, finding out what we like or dislike, what do we really enjoy doing, and find the true meaning of happiness. I believe I am still growing as a person, still going through good and bad times to help me become a stronger person. I’m still learning about myself, at the age of 22 and I’m excited but still nervous to see what will happen in the future. When I was drawing this I thought about plants (just like the old saying “Plants make People Happy” which I finally realized was true) My favorite plant is a sunflower, I went to a sunflower field over the summer and It was so beautiful and amazing. I wanted to resemble myself as a sunflower I am standing tall and through my ups and downs im going to make it through while standing strong. During the day while drawing this I stayed focus listening to some calming music I created on my playlist. Feeling relaxed and calm I believe art really helps me forget about the worries I have in the world. I believe if we focus on something to get our minds off of certain things we can excel and find true happiness and joy through the process.
So last week, I decided to get out of the island for a bit and explore somewhere. (Shocking) I heard they just opened a new mall in the Hudson Yards, my mind at 4 am decided “Hey lets go, I wanna check it out!” The best thoughts and ideas happen at 4 am, don’t deny it at all. So I woke up around 9 am and asked my dad to come along with me, (needed someone to take some good Instagram shots of me) and he enjoys city trips! So we took the drive out there and was gazing upon the tall buildings, and was memorized. Finally, after finding parking (which took forever) we walked around and we finally got to the Hudson Yards Mall. We wanted to check it out, because it had just opened about maybe a month ago so we had decided to experience the new Mall.
Here’s the picture inside the Hudson Yards Mall, it had 5 stories and it was super huge. (obviously because there were 5 levels) It was super unique, there was a tiny art museum in the mall I wanted to check out, because I saw a beautiful painting of Audrey Hepburn (My Idol) but sadly it was going to open at 3 pm and we were there at 11 am (struggles but I got to look at it and admire from afar) When walking around we wanted to check out The Vessel, it was super helpful people were helping us find it because, me and my dad circled around the mall to find it (I am super clueless when it comes to directions) So we went outside and saw The Vessel it was amazing, seeing it in real-life was breathtaking.
Stepping outside seeing The Vessel, It was super unique I never saw a building like that and its interesting now a days seeing how people are designing buildings in the city. While on my way to the Hudson Yards I was super upset I didn’t get to take a photo of the building. I like the idea of how they are changing the buildings up and making them more unique and modern. When I saw The Vessel, my dad and I decided to wait on line to go up but I am afraid of heights. (Ask anyone I have a panic attack) but I thought hey! let me go and do it! Experience something new and what not, As we reached our turn we realized we had to pay for our tickets before getting on the line. The line at that point was crazy long so we had to take the long walk of shame. So, in my head like every girl wanting to look cool I asked my dad “Can you take a photo of me behind The Vessel!” So he had taken a photo and it came out sick (Perks of your dad being a videographer he takes rad photographs)
Also, I thought It was really amazing the art that was shown around the mall. I saw some of the artwork but this really stood out to me the most, “We Believe The Future Is Ours” meaning that we decide what our future wants to be and the world is behind us, reaching our goals. When walking around the mall I saw a lot of cool quotes (I wanted to look at all of them and take photos of them) But, in conclusion is was a dope mall, (ew can’t believe I just said “Dope”) next time in the city you should totally check it out!! It was a hip mall, and out of the gate trips are the best I was so glad to escape into the experience and enjoy my time in the city!
Namaste (nah-mas-tay) “My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty, & peace within you, because it is also within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.”
Hey Everyone !!
Like the intro of the blog ? Today I am going to talk about how I will be attending yoga for a month, to focus more on my physical, mental, and spiritual health.
“How did the idea of attending yoga for a month, come to mind?”
One of my goals this month was, getting back into shape and feeling better about myself. Recently, I have not been happy with my weight recently and that has affected my self-esteem and people around me with my constant “I’m so fat!” and I would want to hear the reassurance of “No! Brooke you are so thin!” I decided to get out of this funk, and thought about joining a gym but the downside is I HATE working out (I can only work out for a good 5 minutes and i’m basically done) and I didn’t wanna waste my money on something that I know I’m not going to enjoy so that idea was off the table. But, I had thought “How about Yoga?” I went to a yoga studio near my house and it was an absolute amazing experience. After a couple of classes I stopped going because I was busy with work and school so I stopped showing up (main reason my groupon there was expired) Recently Ive missed it a lot, and it had made me feel good about myself and had a positive affect on my life.
“Were you nervous to get back into Yoga?”
I signed up for my groupon on Sunday, I wanted to start the week on a good note and spring is now here so I decided to get out of the house more often to attend yoga and maybe do a walk around the park afterwards (: When I went on Monday, I was super nervous I thought “Oh my god what if everyone is better than me?” Of course when you get back into something, your negative thoughts resurface but don’t let it get the best of you ! You’re doing something good for yourself and something that makes you happy that’s pretty amazing in my book !! My first class back, my instructor Laura made me feel welcomed and that helped me overcome my negative thoughts and fears in the yoga session. The people who were there also in the class were super nice any time someone walked in they would always greet you with a smile and its great to know you are in a place where everyone accepts you without even knowing who you are, its a judgement free zone. I look at it like this, we all have one goal we want to focus on whether its waning to become more fit, do something we enjoy in our free time, we should be proud that we took the first step into achieving our goals, and whoever is making fun of for it or wanting us to fail is losers who are to scared to step out of their comfort zone.
“What do you want to get out of doing Yoga for a month?”
My goal out of this month is, to find true happiness within myself. I believe Yoga will help me because, it helps you take a moment out of your day to focus on yourself. How we should be grateful for this moment we have and we can go at our own pace and no one is judging us, as my yoga teacher said to the class the other day “This is your journey, just focus on your breathe and go at your own pace.” What I want to do this month is, recently I have been going to Yoga in the morning because its a great way to wake up and start the day also working out in the a.m. helps you be awake and give you endorphins. Also, I am trying to go 7 days a week, I know its a lot but I want to take the time out and for a moment to focus on myself and know everything is going to be okay just keep calm and continue the flow in and out of the yoga practice. I hope yoga can open new doors for me to become more confident and help me loose weight by doing something I really enjoy! I will write about my yoga experience in month, on how it had changed me mentally, physically, and spiritually. I just wanna say to everyone thank you for taking your time and reading my blog, I enjoy writing my experiences and my ways of self-care ! The positive feedback means everything to me !