Motivated By Past Pain – Naked

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Motivated By Past Pain – Naked

I remember days when I would not

Look in my own face

Thinking to myself what the hell

I am supposed to do in this place

Running then was my escape

But most of the time when I’m back

My thoughts

Would be on what I’m lack

Before I knew it

It was the weekend

My mom has been up since six

Washing clothes with her hands

That wasn’t ours

Nor hers

By eight we would be

Marching beside and behind her

To clean this everlasting church

Sometimes

We would clean it

And all day what we would eat

Is oranges that is not yet ready to eat

Upon reaching home

I could see the sadness

On my mom’s face

Knowing she didn’t have anything

To put on our plates

Later we would be told

Lay on your stomach

Because this too shall past

That went on for awhile

I thought it was going to last

Forever

But when I leave home

You couldn’t tell

Because sometimes at my friends home

I would leave

Just when they are about to eat

I was more so thinking

Will they be eating anything at home

Upon walking away

In my stomach you could hear

The roaring sound

I didn’t know that those painful moments

Would lead to this

Where I would be expressing

What I’ve been through

On paper

Or the computer

At first I was embarrassed

About the whole thing

I would sometimes cry

Because what I was going through

I couldn’t come to grips

The reason why

But out of feeling inadequate

For more than half

My existence

My purpose was awaken

In me

Yet still I battled

With what I could be

Because it was easier to slip back

In the comfort of

Barely existing

Despite those tempting moments

There was a soft voice

 That reassured my existence

It was since then

I made a promise to myself

That with God

No matter what

I am going to change my circumstances

I did

It can be hard but you must still try.

It is possible to go beyond limitations. It may not be easy, but it is possible.

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8 Ways To Conquer Your Crazy Schedule

Busy schedule“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

What happens at times is that we get overwhelmed and that feeling can make us feel paralyzed. However, if it is you who created the schedule in the first place (Having too much on our plate) then you should be able to make the necessary adjustments to take the craziness out of our daily schedule.

It’s time to CONQUER that which has been conquering you.

This past week as I listened to my students present their presentations in class of which gave me the opportunity not to say much. The common theme in each student’s presentation was time management. My conclusion was that time management seems to be the most important topic that have been covered in class this semester.

Making the transition to something new can make your schedule become somewhat crazy or make you feel overwhelmed. Well, that’s what I got from most of my students as they themselves had to deal with taking on more responsibilities and still making the most of college.

Our schedule can also get crazy despite the fact that we are not sitting in a classroom. To avoid having a crazy schedule you may want to checkout the eight things I have listed on this post.

This semester I fell victim to having a crazy schedule as I wasn’t expecting to have as many classes as I did. I realized early that I had to do something or else some of the things I had set out to do would not have gotten done. It was a month into the semester when i decided that I have to make some adjustments because of the other plans I have set prior to accepting the classes.

You can conquer your schedule if you are willing to:

  1. Select the most important things from the list of things that you have to chosen to do and then attach a timeline to them. After that, start taking action on what you have selected immediately.
  2. Create a to-do-list. A to-do-list will help you to focus on the things you want to get done.
  3. Get clear on your priorities so you can know what you will or will not compromise.
  4. Create a “most important things” list for the next day the night before.
  5. Plan and cook your meals ahead.
  6. Do similar activities around the same time each day.
  7. Put time aside for exercise because it’s a good form of stress relief especially for hectic schedules.
  8. Limit the distractions that take up your time. For example- You may want to check your social media at a designated time during the day.

Promise yourself that you are going to accomplish more of your goals this coming year.

You can manage your time better by not overextending yourself.

It is possible to go beyond limitations. It may not be easy, but it is possible.

Thank you for your support!

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