Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Unit 8 - Visualization and Meditation

Hello Class,

I have found the visualization and meditation techniques to be most helpful and the easiest to incorporate into my daily routine. I like to try to give myself 10 to 15 minutes of meditation time everyday, usually in the evening, sort of as a last opportunity to review my day, decide on how i can make tomorrow, and basically just clean my slate so that the following day I can start everything fresh and new. I also find the visualization helpful I am a pretty active individual and it helps dor me to visualize my improvements when it comes to health and fitness. I think about all the positive benefits I will get from advancing physically and eating better and that helps me to make moves in the right direction. I also use visualization techniques when I need to cool down from a stressful event, I try to see a more positive environment and remove myself from the situation until I can deal with it in a constructive manner.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Unit 3

Hello Class,

1. Based on your reflections, and on a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being optimal wellbeing), where do you rate your A-physical wellbeing, B-spiritual well-being, C-psychological well-being? Why?

I would rate my physical well-being as an 8, I work out every day, and I eat a vegetarian diet, which makes me feel great physically. I say 8 because even though I feel as though I am continually improving with age I still have more to learn. I would say spiritually I am about a 7, I try to take time away to reflect but unfortunately sometime life gets the upper hand, but I am still pretty well balanced. I would also rate myself a 7 psychologically, I have a full schedule.

2. Develop a goal for yourself in each area (physical, spiritual, psychological).

I will try to spend more time with myself, focusing inward and letting go of outside stressors. I will also try to step up my came in the gym, improve on my physical.

3. What activities or exercise can you implement in your life to assist in moving toward each goal?

I will try to give myself 15 minutes of quiet time first thing in the morning and then 15 more minutes right before day so that I can reflex on my day and the day I would like to have tomorrow.

4. Complete the relaxation exercise The Crime of the Century. To hear this exercise, click here. Describe your experience. (What it beneficial? Frustrating? etc.)
The relaxation exercise was very relaxing at times, unfortunately I was not alone while I was doing it, I have a dog and he decided to bark several times throughout the exercise which threw me off a little but I believe that it could be helpful if I was alone and totally focused.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Welcome Statement

Hello Class,

I'm not quite sure if I am doing this right, I am very new to blogging. I am also not sure what is suppose to be in my welcome statement. So welcome to my blog, my name is Teresa Dawson. I am living overseas, Kuwait. So far I am doing my best to keep up with school and work, not too bad I hope, unfortunately I still haven't made it into class seminar yet, but I hope to find a way to work that into my schedule soon.

I guess until then I will see you in the discussion board and on the blogs.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hey Class, this is my first blog, hope you enjoy!!