🎙Do you feel like your life’s a mess and the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Do you find it hard to stay motivated and productive when this happens, and at this moment you are ready to run and hide. When this happens, suddenly, nothing really matters. Wellllll, I have good news, you don’t have to stay this way! It is possible to get up and get your mojo back! Tune in to this week’s episode and learn how I managed to stay motivated while my life is full of chaos!!
💚Pretty powerful, right? But sadly true, just because you don’t see our suffering doesn’t mean we’re not hurting!! As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, ￼ remember that mental illness is just as important as physical health.
We don’t need your silence; we need your support and understanding. Get educated, ask questions, but don’t dismiss us!
If you know someone who’s suffering, reach out to them, send cards, words of encouragement…because we fight battles you will never understand!
It’s Favorite Quote Friday…in keeping with my set boundaries theme for today, this is my quote!⤵️
Just because you love someone doesn’t give them grounds to call you names, disrespect you, ignore you, or treat you less than! I spent so many years of my life around family members who thought this was ok and decided that no matter how they treated me, I had to put up with their behavior because I loved them!!!
WRONG…❌ don’t let the love you have for these people cloud your judgment on how you should be treated!!!
Now it’s your turn, share your favorite Friday quote! ⤵️
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.
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!!!
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▪️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!
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!!!
▪️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: ⤵️