Rainy ☔ Day Journal Prompts

It’s a rainy ☔ Saturday here in my city, so this is the time I like to create and right down my thoughts!

Writing not only stimulates your brain activity but it also acts as a great de-stressor. Keep a journal so you can record your thoughts if you are feeling down. Invest in a well-made journal to increase your creative juices….

Here are a couple of journal prompts to help you get started:

🖊 What risks do you want to take? What’s holding you back?

🖊 What are some of the strongest emotions you’ve ever felt? Write about how those emotions affected you and what caused you to feel those emotions.

🖊 What secrets are you keeping? Are these secrets affecting your life or mental health? Why or why not?

🖊 Write about your one of your happiest memories?

🖊 In the next year, what are 5 improvements you would like to make regarding your life?

One of the best ways to gain clarity about your life is by journaling your thoughts and feelings.

Keeping a journal can be a great way to manage your mental health.

Happy Writing☺️

It’s Podcast Friday 🎙

Did you know I host a Podcast every Friday👀

Yep, I do, and if you want to take a listen and need a little boost of inspiration to take you into the weekend, subscribe wherever you get your podcast!!

Check out this week’s episode and stroll through some others for all things mental health, business, and tons of amazing interviews!!!

🚨New Podcast Alert

▪️When you have dreams of doing BIG things in your life, you will undoubtedly have doubters!!
These happy killjoys shoot us down before we even take off. They say “you can’t” when we thought we could. They say, “you’re silly,” when you see nothing funny about living out your dreams.

▪️External doubt feeds self-doubt, and this is what you are; your doubters are counting on you doubting yourself; well, don’t give them the ammunition!!
Please tune in and get the 3 tips I use to keep my doubters at bay!

Links 🔗 below:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/girl-your-journey-starts-here-podcast/id1450758610

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yYmFjMjA4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

Happy Listen 💋

Transformation/Biz Coach

𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣: 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙃𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝘽𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚!

A new week, a new chance to change your thoughts in order to change your life.

Happy Monday, friends dropping by with some Monday Motivation to help you get your week started off right!

Remember you are responsible for the change you want to see in your life, let’s for start with your thoughts!

So are you frustrated with a certain area of your life? Want to make a change? You can change it as soon as you decide to change it.

You might say, “It can’t be that simple.” It really is that simple.

We must understand that what we ponder and think about sets the course for our lives, because what we ponder and think about gets magnified and becomes attracted to us. It’s “cause and effect.”

Many people will curse the effect, but continue to nourish the cause. The problem isn’t that they’re a victim, but the culprit.

Most of our current circumstances were birthed from our thoughts, and at any time we choose, we can change it all. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today.

If the idea of having to change yourself makes you uncomfortable, you can remain as you are, but then you would have no right to complain.

Make a decision right now. Change that area of your life you want to change. How? Start by making a list of the things you habitually say about your undesirable circumstance. Get help from someone who knows you well. Ask him or her what negative things you say regularly. And be open minded! Don’t get mad at them for telling you the truth. I will promise you that you are saying things you don’t realize you’re saying!

Once you have your list of verbal garbage, make another list that contains positive, faith filled sentences that are directly opposite. Don’t worry about whether these new sentences are true or not. It makes no difference. Your subconscious mind does not distinguish true from false. It only accepts the information you give it.

Now what you want to do is burn this new programming into your mind. Read and confess it everyday. Remember, what we ponder and think about sets the course for our lives because what we consider and think about gets magnified and becomes attracted to us.

Cause and effect say, “Think repetitive thoughts, reap their physical manifestations.”
Again, if you’re frustrated with a certain area of your life and you want to make a change, you can change it as soon as you decide to change it. You must start by changing your thoughts and what you say about it!

🌟Moral of the Story: You are in control of YOUR change. Choose wisely!!!

Have a Marvelous Monday and a Productive Week!

Transformation/Biz Coach

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April is Stress Awareness Month…💚

Stress, America’s #1 health problem, is a leading cause of major illness. In fact, heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression are just some of the harmful effects of stress.

So at all times, if you can avoid any kind of stress! For those of us who suffer from Mental Health issues, this is easier said than done.

Well, today and for the rest of the month, I will talk about ways to handle stress, things that cause us stress, and how we can avoid it!!!

So go over and check out my new video on YouTube 👉🏾3 Things That Keep You Stressed

XoXo

Transformation Coach

Sunday Mood…Are you feeling stressed? 😩 Use these tips below to combat that negative mood!! ⤵️

▪️Do you ever have thoughts, feelings, or impulses that attempt to hijack you?
These intense feelings and thoughts come out of nowhere. They show up when you least expect it. It might be anxiety, despair, loneliness, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, or anger. What is your response to this villain who is attempting to take over your mind, body and emotions?

You have two choices: Willingly become a prisoner, or assert yourself and regain control.

▪️Here are: Five Instant Stress Soothers for Counteracting Negative Emotions⤵️

✅ Change your perspective:

You may not be able to control the source of your stress, but you can control the way you respond to it. Change your perspective by reframing what is happening around you. In other words, change your interpretation.
Think about things in a new and positive way.

✅ Let it go:

Be forgiving of others and yourself. There is a difference between conviction and condemnation. Conviction is a healthy form of guilt. If you make a mistake, admit it. Accept responsibility and strive to make things right. Learn from your mistakes. Once you’re dealt with things, let go of all guilt and regret.

✅ Realize that the only person you’re responsible for is yourself:

Sometimes obvious solutions are overlooked by the people who need them the most. Don’t be stressed out about people, circumstances, or events that are beyond your control.

✅ Keep a positive mental outlook:

You can be resilient to stress in everyday life by thinking positively. Be happy, optimistic, upbeat and adventurous. Let setbacks roll off your back. Change the way you look at problems until you find the best solution. Live your life as a winner, and you’ll perform at your best.

✅ Be assertive when you need to be:

It is important to deal with problems immediately and directly. Speak up for yourself.
Don’t stuff your feelings, or attempt to de-stress by overeating, smoking, or drinking excessively. You can be assertive and still be considerate of the feelings of others.

Hope these instant stress soothers, help you get through the rest of this Sunday…

Wishing you a stress-free Sunday, ☺️

🌟If you need a stress reliever and like to journal, don’t forget to grab my new Prayer & Gratitude Journal: ⤵️

https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Cast-Cares-Prayer-Journal/dp/B08WK6M927

Would YOU like to Join⤵️

▪️You are the one person you are with for the entirety of your life. This is why it’s so important to practice self-love and learn to forgive yourself.

▪️Being grumpy and holding grudges against yourself makes for a cruel, grim life. Don’t do that to yourself, Friend. Be kind to you, and forge a loving relationship with your mind, body, and soul.

Time for some Spring 🌸 Cleaning, not for your house but for your mind…

The first day of Spring 🌸 is Saturday…will you join me…

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🌸Join me for a 5~Day of Spring Cleaning via email challenge…💌

Ahh, yes, it’s spring. It’s a time of rebirth, renewal… a fresh start and a return to life.

Topics to be discussed⤵️

✅Day 1:

Freshen Up Your Perspective

Journal Exercise: Put a Fresh Spin on Your Self Talk.

Set Your Intention

✅Day 2:

Lighten Up Your Outlook.

Journal Exercise: Go to the Light.

Set Your Intention

✅Day 3:

Clear Away Worries.

Journal Exercise: Let Go of Worry.

Set Your Intention

✅Day 4:

Purge Your Regrets.

Journal Exercise: Address Regrets, Then Let Them Go.

Set Your Intention

✅Day 5:

Clean Up Your Chaos.

Journal Exercise: Replace Chaos with Comfort.

Each morning you will, receive an email, a journaling exercise along with a 25-page workbook, daily affirmations, and then join me on FB for live coaching session on the topics each day!

We will focus on:

✳️Cleaning up the brain clutter

✳️Letting go of the chaos

✳️Addressing self-sabotaging behaviors

✳️Purging old thoughts/situations

✳️Getting help reinforcing new habits and beliefs

✳️Loving yourself again

▪️So if you are ready to clean up your mind, join me Monday, March 22nd -26th for 5 Days of free coaching and journaling sessions!! 

🌟Participate in all 5 days to win my 

Signature Heal▪️Grow ▪️Transform Tee👚

and my new Gratitude & Prayer Journal

🌟Send your email address 💌 to: olivia@oliviabshepherd

Transformation/Business Coach

Meghan Markle is My Hero…

By now, we have all seen the interview with Meghan and Harry…

So I have been hearing Meghan shouldn’t have aired her dirty family business out this way…

This is my AND WHY NOT FACE??? 🤷🏽‍♀️

Transformation

▪️The reason I suffer from mental health issues today is because I kept family secrets, because I wasn’t able to talk to anyone about what was going on in mines!

▪️Now, this isn’t to put down my family, because I love each of them dearly, but people have issues in families, and no one is perfect!!

▪️I believe Meghan is using her platform to put mental health, family issues, and suicide at the forefront!

▪️I wish I was brave enough to seek help and explain how I was feeling back then! I wish I didn’t have to keep family secrets which turned me crazy. To each, it’s own on how they choose to heal, who are you tell her or me any different!

I applaud Meghan for being brave enough to go to someone she loved to discuss how suicidal she felt; I didn’t have that as a child, a teen, or an adult.
Please know that you don’t have to carry the burdens of your family around.

You are NOT obligated to keep their secrets, which will eventually drive you crazy. It’s time to let go and release those hurts from your mind.

NOPE, it won’t be easy, but it’s necessary…
Stop feeling ashamed and guilty for the things you can’t control. We don’t get to choose our family, but we do get to decide how we will live our lives and how we heal from it!

Meghan is my hero; I commend her for stepping up for her family and to Harry. What an amazing husband you are!!!

Heal▪️Grow▪️Transform

Guilt and lack of forgiveness of self and others, burdens many people with the heavyweight of inappropriate shame and the destruction of deep-seated resentments….don’t let this be you!

If you are ready to start your healing process, let’s chat📲🖥

https://calendly.com/oliviabshepherdcoaching

#ThursdayTips…Why you should fight procrastination to find your purpose in life…

Happy Day all, this week in my Facebook Group Mastering Mental Health & Entrepreneurship, we are focusing on trying to find your purpose in life.

I get tons of client’s/mentees who don’t know what direction they are headed for in life; for those who suffer from mental health issues, this task can be a little more challenging.🤷🏽‍♀️

How the hell can you find your purpose when your life is a freaking mess.🤦🏾‍♀️ Down below are some reasons why we need to stop procrastinating ⤵️

▪️Procrastination is a delay tactic that has the ability to choke your dreams and abort the plans and purposes you have for your life.
It has to be nipped in the bud. It should not be given a chance to put your life and your dreams on hold.

▪️Here are 3️⃣ reasons to stop procrastinating so you can:

✳️ Find out what you can do:

If you want to find out what you can do and how far you can go, Stop procrastinating! When you don’t procrastinate, you get a chance to be the best you can be. You discover what your abilities are, how far you can stretch and what you can do. Not procrastinating gives you a chance to amaze yourself and others!

✳️ Get yourself out of a rut:

When you are stuck in a rut or a situation that needs to be acted on, dreaming and constantly talking about future actions you plan to do, will not help. Do what needs to be done as soon as you can.

✳️ Conquer your fears and take risks:

The longer you procrastinate on overcoming your fears, the bigger your fear becomes in your eyes. The bigger your fear, the more terrified you become and the more you get tempted to procrastinate! Minimize your fears, stop procrastinating, act now and achieve your dreams.

Wishing you all good mental health,

Transformation/Biz Coach

🌟Don’t forget to sign up for tomorrow’s Friday Night Call: Mastering Your True Identity: How To Find Your Purpose When Your Life Is a Mess⤵️

Also, you will get 25 questions to help you find your purpose, straight to your inbox☺️

Master Call Signup

Also, don’t forget to grab my NEW Prayer & Gratitude Journal available on Amazon now:

Girl, Cast Your Cares

Available NOW

I told you I have been busy; check out my latest interview:⤵️

Straight Outta Savannah with Tammi Morrison and Olivia B. Shepherd

Long Time, A Quick Hello and I have Good News🎉🎉

🎉On Sale Now

Good evening all, it’s been a while since I haven’t written a post, but I have been a busy little bumblebee 😁

I’ve been enjoying retirement, which let me focus on my life coaching business, and I even had a chance to create a new journal which is on sale on Amazon right now!!!! ➡️My New Journal

Yes, I’m super excited, and if you know me, I love all things journaling and couldn’t wait to create one of my own! This is the first of many that I will create and publish!!!

Also, I just finished my Self~Love Series, which was an amazing 14 days of teaching lessons on how to love yourself, have a better relationship with yourself, and journaling!!!

So as you can see, I have been super busy, mentally things have been great, and I’m trusting my journey!!

Hope each of you are well and hope you get a chance to check out my Youtube Channel for a couple of the Self~Love videos, and please check out my new journal!!

Wishing you all good mental health,

Transformation/Business Coach

🌟The Importance of Journaling: ⤵️

▪️Journaling helps clear the mind….
Journaling is an excellent method of clearing mind-clutter and managing thought patterns. The “untamed” mind tends to wander about aimlessly. At any given moment, we have a multitude of thoughts and internal conversations.

▪️Our random thoughts can turn into worries, which turn into stress, which can then manifest as conditions like depression or illness. The act of addressing our thoughts and acknowledging our inner voice allows us to clearly express our feelings, motivations, and desires. When we do this, we gain the insight needed to effectively manage them.

Girl, Cast Your Cares Gratitude & Prayer Journal 📘✒️

14 Days of Self~Love /Youtube Channel ❤️

Have You Made Resolutions…Read these Tips Below to Help You Keep Them!

🥂🥳New Year is the time when we usually look back on the events of the past year, see what we learned from it and what we achieved. Then we make resolutions for the upcoming year, all the things that we want to change and accomplish in our life.

🤦🏾‍♀️Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are often associated with empty promises. Nobody takes them seriously anymore, since we all know that most people break their resolutions within the first week of January.

✔️Make sure your goals are truly desirable for YOU:
Sometimes people want to do things because “it’s the right thing to do” or to make someone else happy. You will succeed only if you do it for yourself.🤷🏽‍♀️

✔️ Make realistic resolutions:
If in the back of your mind you don’t really believe that your goal is achievable, your mind will resent putting in the effort towards achieving it.(watch your thoughts)

✔️ Prioritize your goals:
If you try to do too many things at once, you’ll lose focus. Once the focus is gone, the motivation goes within.

✔️ Instead of making the END GOAL your resolution, it’s better to commit to the MEANS of getting to this goal:
For example, instead of making “lose 50 lbs” your resolution, make your resolution to start exercising and eat healthier. 🥦🥒🍎

✔️ Make gradual changes.:
You will not wake up on January 1st as a new person. Expect that the new habits will take a while to learn, and don’t let this fact discourage you. You will have your ups and downs, but if you persist and stay focused, you will definitely reach your goals.

🙌🏾Imagine how proud you will be if you keep your New Year’s resolutions!

Let’s make them all happen!💪🏾

Transformation/Biz Coach

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