Welcome to 31DaysofAwesome.
The idea for this blog was born out of some events that occurred in my life that prompted me to take positive steps to re-center myself and bring me back to who I am. The purpose of this project started with the premise to reconnect with yourself, live life and find the AWESOME in everyday.
Let me give some background on the principles. The main theme here pertains to a term we use often and a lot of us are intimate with: STRESS. Stress can result from a major traumatic incident, being overwhelmed by your to-do list, having difficulty at work or finding rifts within the close relationships that make up your life.
Where does stress come from?
Turns out stress was born with the cavemen (ancient ancestors if you will) who were habitually prepared to respond accordingly should any danger arise. This response from the body includes readied nerves and muscle tightening. The term coined for this response is “fight or flight” (self-explanatory).
Unfortunately, in today’s world, the “fight or flight” response is not as appropriate. Fist fighting with your boss over a promotion is not advisable and neither is sprinting away from your office building mid-day… Thus, it appears that we keep these natural responses inside, which brings me to my personal journey.
The foundation for this project really started a few years ago when I began to take proactive and positive steps to grieve for the loss of my mother. At present it has turned into a way to reconnect with myself and stay balanced throughout other major life changes, small and large stresses and everyday issues we all face at work or school, with friends, boyfriends or family.