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: ⤵️


Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

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