Every year on April 23rd, National Take a Chance Day encourages us to break out of our comfort zone.
Many of us have dreams or goals which have gone unfulfilled. Could today be the day to make even one of these dreams or goals a reality?
What’s on your list to accomplish? Maybe it’s learning a new language, learning how to fish, learning how to ride a motorcycle, the list goes on.
Do you have an even bigger goal on your bucket list? Why not book a trip to an exciting place and have a real adventure?
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY
1. Write down a time you took a chance and it paid off .
2. Challenge yourself and someone else to take a chance with you in completing a dream.
3. Share on social media using #NationalTakeAChanceDay
As for me, I will be doing a few things from my list. In March 2023, I started my own business. Osmera Ascending Solutions‘ main goal is to help companies ascend into creative solutions, by assisting them with writing newsletters, and blog posts with both short-term and long SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and social media content engagement.
I plan on taking a motorcycle riding class, finally going to the sheriff’s office and getting my concealed carry permit. These are just a few things on my list.
Today I encourage you to challenge yourself and take that chance.
Spring Essay Writing Contest response on Medium.com.
Springtime is here. I love the smell of flowers blooming, and the trees are beginning to show new buds and leaves. It’s a time for renewing and rejuvenation. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word renew as a transitive verb meaning to make like new: restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection: to make new spiritually: REGENERATE: to restore to existence: REVIVE.
Nature isn’t the only thing springing into the renewal process, this is the time when we should be evaluating our relationships with others. Reflecting on hurtful relationships can be very painful however, it can also be the perfect way to express those hidden feelings. I’ve found that when I can’t speak to an individual, writing down my thoughts, in turn, aids my soul in breaking free from the pain.
One way I like to free my feelings is through journaling.
A research study performed by Baikie & Wilhelm, 2005, p. 339 Baikie & Wilhelm, 2005, p. 339 showed that by capturing our thoughts and feelings on paper, the “participants often reveal a considerable range and depth of emotional trauma”.
It was reported that a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits come from expressive writing. A few examples the study found were that writing down our thoughts:
* Lowers blood pressure
* Enhances a happier mood
* Reduces stress and anxiety
* Decreased loss wages
* Improved Psychological Well Being
These are just a few. I encourage you to read the articles to gain more insight into this topic.
The Journal I Recommend
One of my favorite tools to use is the Self-Care Journal just $13.95, this will take the user on a self-guided way to journal. It’s filled with guided prompts and simple activity logs for the night and daytime to assist you in a 90-day journey of self-awareness.
Music is Good For the Soul
Another way we can improve our mental health and increase the rejuvenating process is through music.
Music plays a huge part in soothing and healing the mind, body, and spirit. The frequency of music has multiple benefits.
Sound frequency has been used to treat many ailments of the body. Such as insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression, and diseases of the nervous system.
Frequencies start at 40Hz and run up to 963Hz. Each sound affects a different part of the body.
What is Sound Frequency Healing?
Sound healing, alternatively known as Sound Therapy or Vibrational Medicine, is the practice of using sound and frequency for relaxation, healing, and personal development.
Frequency, as it relates to sound, is the rate at which something vibrates or repeats. In the context of frequency healing, these vibrations are the waves that are emitted when sound is produced by instruments such as the human voice, drums, tuning forks, and gongs among many others!
Spring is a time for a change. A time for all things to become new.
I live in Colorado and one of the most irritating facts about Springtime in Colorado is changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time. In the spring we move the clocks forward an hour, and in the fall they get changed back an hour. Gain an hour or lose an hour of sleep. Either way, it makes no sense to me since the reasons it was acted into law are no longer valid.
I won’t get on a rant about that!
Watch For Motorcycles
It’s also a time for drivers to become more aware of motorcyclists out in traffic. The warmer and longer day means it’s perfect for riding.
Some riders are on a single bike, while others are riding in groups.
Please be aware and look twice in your side mirrors because it could mean saving a life.
Wait, Stop, Hold the Presses!
While writing this essay, I had to stop due to a health emergency. My husband had to rush me to the emergency room on Sunday, March 19, 2023, with severe right-sided stomach pain and nausea.
I’d been having some stomach issues for a few weeks and thought it was the stomach flu or that it was just uncomfortable due to something I’d been eating over the past few weeks.
After what seemed to be three very long hours, I was diagnosed with appendicitis. They had me in the operating room by 10:30 pm and in the recovery room around 11:30 am. I was in a room by 2:00 am. After spending the night in the hospital, I was discharged and sent home.
Of course, recovering from surgery isn’t easy for me. I’m always busy doing something. From cleaning the house, watching my youngest grandchildren, working, writing, and whatever else comes my way.
So now, I’m trying to relax and recover. I keep telling myself to slow down, stress less, worry less, relax more, sit back, and smell the newly bloomed flowers. However, my brain is not cooperating with the idea.
While I’m recovering it’s the perfect time to practice frequency healing. One of my favorite after-surgery healing videos is Post Surgery Healing Music. Sometimes I just lay down and listen to it even without anything medical going on. You should give it a try.
In conclusion, spring will always arrive, and time will move forward leaving each one of us to figure out how, where, and when to begin our rejuvenating process.
With things that happen in life it truly can make you put things into perspective. A family friend’s Dad recently passed away and we have been busy with offering comfort and help where needed.
In light of helping other people I have put some of my needs and “business” duties on the back burner.
For instance, I try to write my blog in the morning so I can complete the task on my daily method of operations. Today as you can see did not go as planned. Here it is 10:45pm, and I am trying tonwrite to write something meaningful to my readers.
Next, I had to decide if I should write a short blurb or a long page. I think today I’m doing good with just writing anything.
Lastly, My mind is racing a hundred miles an hour about all the things that I have to get done this week. Where do I start? How do I get things done inspite of the fact that life happens?
There is no easy answer to this thing called life. We wake up each day with a fire in our belly, ready to tackle the days challenges. It’s up to each of us how we handle the obsticals that come our way. And if we get behind in our goals, then we can push forward to get things done in a timely manner.
Behind I maybe today, tonight but tomorrow is a new day to face new challenges.