Happy Fourth of July & Self-Care Sunday ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Pic Courtesy of My Sorority

Happy Fourth, just dropping in to say Hi…. Do you have any plans? Not me I’m just resting and watching Crime Shows, which are my fav, plus it’s a form of Self-Care for me just to do nothing!

I call it Boring Self-Care; yes there is such a thing!โ˜บ๏ธ

So I actually have been doing this for a while but didn’t know it was an actual thing which excites me!

Usually when we think about self-care weโ€™re often provided with extravagant examples of pamperingโ€”full body massages, day trips to the beach, fancy 4-course meals, and monthly mani-pedi appointments complete with champagne.

But sometimes, self-care is kind of boringโ€ฆ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

When weโ€™re stuck in a rut or so depressed we can barely get out of bed, just simple things like brushing our teeth, washing our clothes, eating 3 full meals can be very daunting! Trust me , I’ve been there!

Now while all those fancy things are ok, Boring Self-Care can actually make you feel just as good!! Those of you know that the housekeeper in me loves a clean home, but believe it or not, I sometimes let a lot of things get out of hand when my depression takes over.

So don’t get discourage you are not alone, and enjoying Boring Self-Care can actually be just as beneficial to you as well!

Here are few things you can do today if taking a bubble bath ๐Ÿ› isn’t in the cards for you:

โ–ช๏ธFOLD LAUNDRY: Yes,๐Ÿ˜ฉI know we all hate this, especially if you have kids. The loads can be massive, but I promise you will find some comfort in getting this done!! It will give you a sense of accomplishment and keeps you organized

โ–ช๏ธCHANGE BED LINEN: There is nothing like fresh, clean sheets on your bed. After you finally muster up enough strength to shower, put those clean sheets on the bed, and even spray them with a lavender resting spray to hel you relax

โ–ช๏ธCLEAN YOUR KITCHEN: Cleaning your kitchen is pretty important; it helps to keep the bacteria down, which can also keep you from getting sick! Just a good scrub down at least once a month; yes, cleaning is therapeutic

โ–ช๏ธCLEAN YOUR TOILET: Just like with your kitchen keeping your bathrooms ๐Ÿšฝ clean can prevent germs and also give you a sense of accomplishment; I know this sounds crazy, but when your house is clean, it takes one thing off your list of things to worry about which will calm your anxiety.

And there you have it, Boring Self-Careโ€ฆnope, it isn’t glamorous, but necessary!!!

โ–ช๏ธWhat does Self-Care look like to you?

However it looks, I hope it’s a good one!!

๐ŸŒŸAlso, catch my new podcast episode right here: Girl, Your Journey Starts Here

3 Things To Do Before Bed To Prepare For The Week Aheadโคต๏ธ

Happy Sunday; it’s been a while; life has been very hectic for me, and I have had some major curveballs thrown my way…but I’m still standing!

Hope each of you are well, and I promise to give you all the deets in my upcoming podcast and blog post!!!

Also, I got to play Gigi for 2 weeks straight! Yes, my sweet grandbaby visited all the way from El Paso, TX, and it was a blast! He celebrated his 4th birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ here in South Carolina.

I absolutely enjoyed every minute of him๐Ÿ’™

While, you are enjoying this cute pic of my cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž grandbaby, here are the 3 tips to help you prepare for the week! Promise not stay away so long, have a fabulous Sunday night!!

Now, that Sunday is almost behind usโ€ฆhere are 3๏ธโƒฃ things you can do to prepare your mind for a fabulous week ahead!

๐Ÿ›PRAY FOR A GOOD WEEK:
I absolutely recommend this step, talk to God, ask him to open doors, to create paths in your life and on your healing journey! You might not see the changes right away, but at least He knows your heart’s desires!

๐Ÿ“JOURNAL YOUR INTENTIONS:
I don’t care how depressed you are; get up every day with the intent on not giving up. Journal your hopes, your dreams, and the steps you need to take to get there!!!

๐Ÿค”DO SOMETHING YOUโ€™VE BEEN PUTTING OFF:
Every week you make excuses; let this be the week you STOP THAT! Start that business, seek help, write your book, or even start that diet!!!
You can dream of a better life, but not put in the work!!!

You owe it to yourself, to be better this week!!

It’s Podcast Friday ๐ŸŽ™

๐ŸŽ™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!!

Listen ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿพ Hereโคต๏ธ

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

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

Enjoy

Looking for more inspiration, follow me all over Social Media @oliviabshepherd

๐ŸšซSTOP THE STIGMA

๐Ÿ’šPretty 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, ๏ฟผ 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 encouragementโ€ฆbecause we fight battles you will never understand!

๐Ÿšซ STOP THE STIGMA
๐Ÿ’š
Lady O
Mental Health Advocate
http://www.rethinkstigma.org

It’s Podcast Friday ๐ŸŽ™

๐ŸŽ™New Podcast Episodeโ€ฆโคต๏ธ

Continuing my Mental Health Awareness Theme: Let’s talk about Boundaries

Boundaries are the rules and expectations that we set in relationships. Boundaries help both parties understand how to behave — what behavior is acceptable and what wonโ€™t be tolerated.

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

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

It’s Favorite Quote Fridayโ€ฆin keeping with my set boundaries theme for today, this is my quote!โคต๏ธ

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!!!

WRONGโ€ฆโŒ don’t let the love you have for these people cloud your judgment on how you should be treated!!!

SET BOUNDARIES!

Now it’s your turn, share your favorite Friday quote! โคต๏ธ

Happy Listening ๐Ÿ’‹

Transformation Biz Coach

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ’šItโ€™s Mental Health Awareness Month

Grab a cute tee to represent for you or a loved one and show your support!

๐Ÿ’šTees are $20 + $5 shipping
%10 of all proceeds will go to Rethink Mental Health Incorporated

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https://www.paypal.me/teeztoinspire

โ€œMental health needs a great deal of attention. Itโ€™s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.โ€~Adam Ant

Rainy โ˜” Day Journal Prompts

Itโ€™s a rainy โ˜” 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 juicesโ€ฆ.

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

๐Ÿ–Š What risks do you want to take? Whatโ€™s holding you back?

๐Ÿ–Š What are some of the strongest emotions youโ€™ve ever felt? Write about how those emotions affected you and what caused you to feel those emotions.

๐Ÿ–Š What secrets are you keeping? Are these secrets affecting your life or mental health? Why or why not?

๐Ÿ–Š Write about your one of your happiest memories?

๐Ÿ–Š 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 Writingโ˜บ๏ธ

It’s Podcast Friday ๐ŸŽ™

Did you know I host a Podcast every Friday๐Ÿ‘€

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!!!

๐ŸšจNew Podcast Alert

โ–ช๏ธ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 โ€œyou canโ€™tโ€ when we thought we could. They say, โ€œyou’re silly,โ€ when you see nothing funny about living out your dreams.

โ–ช๏ธ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 ๐Ÿ”— below:

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

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

Happy Listen ๐Ÿ’‹

Transformation/Biz Coach

๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ: ๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š!

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!

๐ŸŒŸMoral 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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Podcast for more inspiration!

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April is Stress Awareness Month…๐Ÿ’š

Stress, Americaย’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 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ3 Things That Keep You Stressed

XoXo

Transformation Coach
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