Journaling Is Healing…

#tuesdaythoughts

How many of you journal? If not why not? Journaling can be very beneficial to your healing and it gives you a chance to write all those negative thoughts on paper ๐Ÿ“ instead of being stuck inside your brain causing stress!๐Ÿ˜ฃ

I love to journal and love coming up with different questions to ask myself, then I come back to my journals to see if my answers have changed…you know to see my growth!

So if you donโ€™t journal, you can write these questions and answers down and stick them in your bible or favorite book for later!๐Ÿ“

Here you go:๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

โ€ขWhat habit would you most like to break? What habit would you most like to start?

โ€ข What are you most proud of?

โ€ขWhat are you most afraid of?

โ€ขWho would you like to connect (or reconnect) with? Why?

โ€ขWhat practical skills do you wish you had?

โ€ขIf you could make one change in the world, what would it be?

โ€ขWhat excites you?

โ€ขWhat do you wish you did more of?

โ€ขLetโ€™s jump forward a year. What would you like to have achieved in the past year?

Happy Journaling,

๐“›๐“ช๐“ญ๐”‚ โ€˜๐“žโ€™๐Ÿ’ž

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Wellness Wednesday…practicing Self-Care ๐Ÿ’“

#wellnesswednesday

PHYSICAL:๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Sleep

Stretching

Walking

Physical Release

Healthy Foods

Rest

EMOTIONAL:๐Ÿ˜ญ

Stress Management

Forgiveness

Compassion

Emotional Maturity

Kindness

SOCIAL: ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Boundaries

Positive Social Media

Support Systems

Communication

Ask For Help

Spend Time Together

SPIRITUAL: ๐ŸŒˆ

Time Alone

Meditation ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yoga

Journaling

Connections

Sacred Space

PERSONAL: โ˜•๏ธ

Hobbies

Knowing Yourself

Personal Identity

Honoring Your True Self

SPACE ๐ŸŒŽ

Healthy Environment

Security and Stability

Organized Space

FINANCIAL: ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Saving

Budgeting

Money Management

Splurging

Paying Bills

WORK: ๐Ÿ–ฅ

Time Management

Work Boundaries

Positive Work Environment

More Learning

Break Time

In each areas listed here are somethings you can do to create better self-care in your life! Take a moment and just go through the list and write out what you can do better…ex. Work Boundaries, you could write: donโ€™t hang out with Susan at lunch because sheโ€™s a Debbie downer and sucks up my energy! You get it????

You can practice self-care in all aspects of your life, not only will this improve your life but your mental wellbeing as well!!!๐Ÿ˜Š

๐“›๐“ช๐“ญ๐”‚ โ€˜๐“žโ€™๐Ÿ’“

โ€œSelf-care is a divine responsibility & I accept this responsibility with joyโ€

Mental Health Activity Sheets…โœ๏ธ๐Ÿฝ

#mentalhealthawareness๐Ÿ’š

Ya’ll know how much I like a printable ๐Ÿ’— to stick in my journal, so I created this Self-Love activity sheet and a Task sheet to help keep you stay sane throughout the day! Remember when in doubt don’t pout write and pray!

Self-Love Sheet: Learn how to write down good things about yourself and go back over them when you are feeling sad and being hard on yourself or just need a quick boost!โ˜บ๏ธ

Plan Of Action Sheet: Sometimes we get so overwhelmed and forget lots of things, those of us with mental illness find it hard to do simple tasks and need a constant reminder!

Download your PDF here:๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16RkXc69aoTrtaVBkAnGlOORFpJc5bKsZ/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fiiV1KbbFBpqwzCiF3o5Qdi75O0ktLNl/view?usp=drivesdk

How Do You Cope With Negative Emotions?????

Happy Wednesday friends,

I will be interviewing a young lady who deals self-care through meditation, journaling, and affirmations! She empowers her clients to learn how to manage negative emotions and listen to their inner guidance!

If you have a question you would like answered please leave in comments or DM, email, or Vox me!

https://web.voxer.com/u/oshep18

Email: ashestobeauty@oliviabshepherd.org

I look forward to your questions!!!

Olivia ๐Ÿ’“

Affirmations and Positivity ๐Ÿ’

Everyone has that little voice within themselves that constantly tells them when they can or cannot do something. Most often, that little voice is giving you a million and one reasons why you canโ€™t, which only adds to our self-doubt.

Positive affirmations are positive thoughts or words that describe a desired situation or outcome, such as success. These have to be repeated over and over again in order to trigger the subconscious mind into positive action. 

Most people spend far too much time repeating negative words and statements in their mind, whether consciously or subconsciously. Keep telling yourself that you canโ€™t do something, that you are too lazy, or that you are stupid and donโ€™t be surprised if you never succeed at anything. Words and statements work both ways, to build or destroy. But their capacity to cause harm or good is up to us.

The repetition of positive affirmations help focus your mind on your aim, automatically building corresponding mental images in the conscious mind, when then affects the subconscious mind. By using this process consciously and intently, you harness the power of your subconscious mind to transform your habits, behaviour , mental attitude and reactins.

The most effective affirmations are those that are composed by yourself. But in order to be truly effective, you must believe whole-heartedly in your own affirmations. It is best to state your positive daily affirmations in the present tense, for example, โ€œI am…,โ€ rather than โ€œI will be….โ€ Also, choose words which will evoke positive mental images, describing what you really want. If you desire to lose weight, tell yourself โ€œI am getting slimโ€ rather than โ€œI am not fatโ€.

The transformative powers of positive affirmations are very real. By repeatedly stating what you want to be true in your life, you mentally and emotionally see and feel it as true, thereby attracting it into your life.

Write down a few affirmations of your own and leave them around your house or workplace. ๐Ÿ“

Good Sunday Night,

Olivia ๐Ÿ’

Merry Xmas Eve ๐ŸŽ„

Good morning friends, happy Monday and Christmas Eve! ๐Ÿค—

Lord, sometimes the Advent season can be stressful, even difficult.

There are moments of awkwardness when someone gives you a gift and you have nothing for them, or vice versa.

There are moments of loneliness amid the bustle. The pains of fractured relationships seem especially sharp at this time of the year.

Please keep my eyes focused on you. Help me not get so invested in the idea of a โ€perfect holidayโ€ that I neglect my daily time in prayer.

Wishing all of you an amazing day, sending virtual hugs to those in need of one! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ

Remember to put your mental health first and continue to stay focused!

Merry Christmas,

Olivia ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’‹

Gratitude Journal 12/9/18 ๐Ÿ“”

Happy Sunday bloggers, hope everyone is having a great morning so far.โ˜บ๏ธ

Just wanted to take the time to say Thank You for reading my blog. I’m not the best writer but I do enough to get my point across.

Thanks also for the gift of writing.

What a joy it is to express myself through words!

A letter, a diary entry, a blog, or a report…all these things are ways I can share my thoughts and knowledge with the world.

I am grateful for the chance to express myself and pray that God will guide my pen every time I write.

Olivia โœ๐Ÿพ

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Gratitude Journal ๐Ÿ“” 12/5/18

Good morning friends,

How good it is to talk to God!

Formal prayer is important, but today I just want to pour out my heart and speak to God in my own words.

Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you as a friend.

Thank you for listening to my prayers and understanding my heart โค๏ธ

Remember you can talk to Him without judgement and shame.

Come as you are…..

Have an amazing day,

Olivia

New podcast alert ๐Ÿšจ coming this Friday be sure to download ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

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Self-Care isnโ€™t Selfish…itโ€™s ok to Reward Yourself โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Good Morning friends,

Today I am going to treat myself!

Thank you for the opportunity to do something special “just because.”

Thank you for giving me the chance to reward myself just for being me.

I am grateful for these little joys and for the ability to recognize that I am worthy of pampering.

My life is special, and today I am thankful for the chance to rejoice in myself.

Now, I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet!

I just know whatever I do I deserve to do it, and will not be told I’m being selfish. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

What do you feel like doing but didn’t want to take the time to do?

Happy Tuesday Luvs,

Olivia๐Ÿ’‹

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