• flowerLast week I was on a seven day fast and today, I am awake.  What does it mean for one to be awake?  Here is what Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary says:

    • to cease from sleeping
    • to become aroused or active again
    • to become conscious or aware of something.

    Do you feel the energy of life waking up?  If you do not, I dare you to take a few minutes to observe your surroundings.  What do you feel?  What do you see?  What kind of energy do you feel?

    Nature is waking up and if you pay close attention and listen with great intensity, you will feel and hear that something awakening within your inner being, which helps you focus on your plans and goals for the year.

    I love this time of the year, because it feels like I get a second chance to reset and focus on my goals. I am full of energy, life and have a fresh set of eyes that help me see things in a whole new light.

    Springing forward on March 10th, is something that we all had to do, whether we wanted to or not.  Those who embrace springing forward know that nature will awaken soon.

    If you are having trouble waking up, here are a few things that you can do this month:

    1. Go outside and sit still.
    2. Listen to the sounds of life and nature.
    3. Look at the trees and take notice of when the trees wake up (leaves bud on branches).
    4. Observe how the grass goes from brown to green.
    5. Let the sun warm your skin.
    6. Pay attention to how your body feels.  Is your energy level higher?
    7. Observe the many smiling faces that you see.
    8. Focus on the life and energy within.

    Final Thoughts

    It is an awesome feeling when you awaken, because you are more creative than you ever thought you could be.

    The time to create, start new and refreshed is now.  There is no better time than the present.

    Grab hold of what is awakening within you and run with it as far as it takes you.  Do not let it go, because if you let it go, the power of that newness may not be as strong as it is now.

    Do what you can, when and while you can and have no regrets.

    Wake Up, It is Time!

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  • Evelyn Parham

    Blogging since 2008, Evelyn shares healthy living tips and inspiration.  Evelyn holds a M.S. degree in biology from Tennessee Technological University and she obtained an Eating Psychology Coaching Certification from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.  Learn more about Evelyn by visiting the About Page.  Join Evelyn's Mailing List to receive Blog Post Updates and News by submitting the Sign-up Form.  You can find Evelyn on Twitter, Google Plus, and You Tube.  Stay connected!

  • Comments


    Hi Evelyn, this post is right on time. You don't know how these words have touched me this afternoon. More than you'll know. Thank you.


    Hi Tam, I hope you are doing well? Thank you for stopping by and I am very happy that you got something from this post. :) Blessings, Evelyn


    I love this post! It is such a great reminder that we all need to wake up and smell the roses :) Appreciating all the wonderful things in your life will only bring more wonderful things.


    Hi Victoria, Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Take care, Evelyn


    Hi Evelyn, That was a good post because I needed that to put me back on track. Thank you and be blessed


    Hey Aunt Ronnie! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I hope you're doing well. Take care, Evelyn


    Great post! I couldn't agree more on how it's so important for us to take notice and be happy in the small things in life and that any type of changing of the seasons is such a wonderful time to reflect on the self! Thank you for sharing this! JoLynn Braley The F.A.T. Release Coach


    Hi JoLynn, Welcome to my blog! Yes, it is the small things that will keep us. Glad you stopped by and have a great weekend! EP


    Thanks EP, weekend was great! Hope you have a wonderful week!


    Great post Evelyn, and thanks for the inspiration. For me, switching to a vegan diet has increased and stabilized my energy, which has in turn helped me to increase my focus in God which keep my mind wide open (awake).


    Hey Aqiyl! Thanks for stopping by and sharing, truly inspirational! ;) Have a great week. Evelyn


    Thanks for the post! I agree - and have enjoyed the benefits of quiet time. Your suggestions enable the ability to be fully 'present'.


    Hi Dana, Thanks for chiming in and stopping by! Have a great weekend! Evelyn