Hey y’all! Today’s S.Y.K. is a list of questions that will have you thinking about the future.
This series was established for bloggers to share with their readers a more personal inside look at who is behind their favorite blogs.
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How much of what you do for other others is conditional?When I give of myself or gift a gift, I do so without condition or expectation. However, it is nice to receive a thank you.
Are you driven by motive?Not when I do for others but in order for me to do anything for myself, there must be a reward.
Who do you think of when you offer assistance to someone in need?I mostly do for those who struggle and have children. I do for the children. While I am empathetic I am not sympathetic by far. The reason for me to do for those who struggle is strictly for the kids. I do donate to the local women’s home and will soon be able to work with local sex workers.
If you see someone, a stranger in distress, do you…..A. look the other wayB. hang around to see if they receive helpC.jump to aid them without thoughtD.help if you have time??? None of the above. I freeze. I physically cannot react/respond. I have been this way as long as I can remember. It is almost as though my system shuts down but the thought of the exchange of bodily fluid (my ocd trigger) has much to do with this. My ears usually ring when something bad happens so I stand in place with my eyes shut and my ears plugged. I wish the opposite were true.
Do you feelintegrityis a moral or something created by society that guilts us to follow societal standards?I truly believe integrity is something that belongs to our soul and is the way to stay true to ourselves. With that said it is one of few standards not set by society. I am an open book and have no regret (except one) from my 40-years of existence and that is because what I’ve done behind closed doors, I would do regardless of who is watching.
I have decided to take care of me. It is something new to me and I will start by taking a well-needed break from blogging.
I need to rejuvenate my mind, body, and soul. By default, I am a workaholic and my needs are often put on the back burner. I have come to learn the importance of self-care also being taught crisis doesn’t have to be the reason for me to do so….
I always say that it is from our pain we learn lessons and for the first time in my life, I am going to stop before it reaches the point of pain. It has nothing directly to do with blogging. It is all me and the way I push and push until I break. I am tired of breaking. So…
It is. I will be available for contact but as far as producing content worthy of reading, I will be out of commission.
This week on So You Know I am going to ask you to really think about your answers to the following questions. I also would like to say that I understand if you do not care to answer them publicly but I do ask you to reblog this post. Why? Because I think the questions I am going to ask need to be asked of others to encourage them to think about the way they (we) as individuals operate.
I only ask you to participate if you can be 100% honest. I feel that many, if they are being honest, will not want to share their answers.
I like to keep it pretty simple around here and here are a few things to keep in mind while participating:
There are no right or wrong answers… Your answers = Your opinion = Your life
Answer a few or one, whatever you are comfortable with
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Be real. If you feel a certain type of way, say it. You were asked your opinion (double dog dare)
A number of questions will be asked. At least 1, no more than 5.
Questions will range in subject from cherries to prostitution.
Participation will consist of you creating a post on your website, listing the questions and responding.
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How much of what you do for other others is conditional?
Are you driven by motive?
Who do you think of when you offer assistance to someone in need?
If you see someone, a stranger in distress, do you….. A. look the other way B. hang around to see if they receive help C. jump to aid them without thought D. help if you have time???
Do you feel integrity is a moral or something created by society that guilts us to follow societal standards?
Last weeks S.Y.K. was a combination of gross and funny and I was surprised at the honesty of two of my fave’s… Ashley and Beckie. Thank you for participating each Monday and for being transparent with your followers.
It isn’t necessary for you to always be doing, nor is it healthy. If you do, at some point, nothing becomes.
You are trying to force something into existence that isn’t ready…and neither are you.
What is necessary is the rest
What goes up must come down and your insistent resistance proves you need a break more than anything. Take the damn break. Step away from your phone, laptop, and all forms of technology to reboot.
Nourish your mind, body, and soul before it is too late. Crisis isn’t anecessary state, remember.
Be you separate from the outside factors. Start today. Whatever you think needs to be done can wait. Change your thought process and evaluate where you stand. What is being accomplished from this feverishly, constant state of go? You will find. ..nothing.
Even God takes a break – famous words of advice from Beckie
A list of ideas:
Read a book
Give yourself a manicure/pedicure
Take a nap
Watch a movie
Play in the rain
Hang out with a friend
Binge watch Netflix
Listen to podcast
Use this time of rest to connect with yourself
You are a work in progress and that process cannot be rushed.