Mental Health Awareness 💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

It’s ok to say NO to people, including your friends, toxic family members, co-workers, or relationships!

Why is it difficult to say No?

•We are people pleasers. I want them to be happy. I want to be the one to make them happy.

•We are afraid of confrontation. If I say no there is going to be conflict.

•We feel guilty. If I don’t agree to do this thing for this person I love I’m a terrible person.

•There could be ramifications. My boss asked me to do this extra work for them when I have a full plate already and John over there has nothing but time. I can’t say no because it will look like I’m not part of the team or doing my job well.

•Fear of rejection. If I don’t do this for them, they just may not like me anymore.

•Feeling of responsibility. If I don’t do this, who will?

Look your mental health is your first priority, people will be ok, bosses will be ok, family/friends will be ok if you just say NO.

Remember you owe no explanation to anybody period…..🤷‍♀️🏽

Need a swift kick in the butt to teach you how to set boundaries and learn how to say NO without feeling guiltily…let’s chat 💭

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

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Mental Health Activity Sheets…✍️🏽

#mentalhealthawareness💚

Ya’ll know how much I like a printable 💗 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!☺️

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:👇🏾

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

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

Mental Health Awareness Month 💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

We are sometimes our own worst critics, we see ourselves as hopeless, less than, not worthy….but God sees us as beautiful human beings regardless of our flaws! We make things harder on ourselves which is super ridiculous, so how can you turn this around? How can you feel better about yourself, your life, your health? Let me know and how can you encourage others? 😃

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

Mental Wellness

#mentalhealthawareness💚

Are you aware of your struggles? Do you know about the resources in your area that can help?

Is there someone you can talk to?

Do you understand what you are experiencing and are you willing to get the help you need?

Please don’t let the stigma stop you from seeking the help you need!!!

Let’s Practice Mindfulness

#selfcare

#mindfulness

🧘🏾‍♀️Breath in and out, Feel the flow of your breath

🧘🏾‍♀️Forgive yourself for every negative thought

🧘🏾‍♀️Be Grateful, Say thank you to nature, people and your health

🧘🏾‍♀️Empty your mind, take a few minutes to be still

🧘🏾‍♀️Go easy on yourself, you will start to see the progress

Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness can be achieved wherever you are, give it a try when you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed!💚

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

10 Healthy Habits To Transform Your Life…👇🏾

#wellnesswednesday

1. Complete this sentence to start your day.

“I love myself because I ___________.”

2. Do housework as much as you can. (Yes a clean house soothes the mind)

3. Have an evening walk with your family.

4. Park your vehicle farther away from the destination. Walking more means burning more!

5. Spend time in Garden and Yard Work.

(I promise this is relaxing and soothes the mind as well)

6. Take the stairs instead of elevators.

7. Your brain also needs exercise. Play some brain games

8. Start journaling.

9. Join classes like dance, tennis, yoga, aerobics, scuba diving or anything you love.

10. Take a break to yourself whenever you stressed out.

A lot of these I have personally done, except for number 9🤷🏽‍♀️…think I might have to try some yoga 🧘🏾‍♀️

Wishing You Well,

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💓

Tips for Confidence….👇🏾

#tuesdaytips

#confidence

🤷🏽‍♀️I have lost count how many times I’ve read and heard of celebrity marriages failing. Not that I care , it just seems unusual that we frequently see movie and TV stars as unflawed individuals, living the fairy tale life of riches and glamour. I guess we all have to quit sticking our heads in the sand and confront reality.

There are a lot of ways to lose your sense of confidence despite of how trivial it might be. But whatever occurs, we ought to all try not to lose our own sense of self.

So what does it take to be a cut above the rest? Here are a few of the things you are able to improve on:

🔹Know your passion.Are you drifting through life with little direction – hoping that you’ll come across happiness, health and prosperity? Identify your life passion or mission statement and you’ll have your own unequalled compass that will lead you to your truth every time.This might appear tricky initially when you feel you’re at a dead end. But there’s always a way to turn things around and you are able to make a big difference in your life.🔹Understand your values.What do you value most? Arrive at a list of your top five values. A few examples are security, freedom, loved ones, spiritual development, and learning.As you set your goals for this year – check your goals against your values. If the goal doesn’t line up with any of your top 5 values – you might want to reconsider it or revise it.🔹Understand your needs.Unmet needs may keep you from living genuinely. Take care of yourself. Do you have a need to be acknowledged, to be correct, to be in command, to be loved? There are so many individuals who live their lives without realizing their aspirations and most of them wind up being stressed or even depressed for that matter. List your top 4 needs and get them met before it’s too late!

🔹Understand your loves.

You know who you are and what you truly like in life. Obstacles like doubt and lack of exuberance will only hinder you, but won’t derail your chance to become the individual you ought to be. Express yourself and honor the individuals who have inspired you to become the very individual you wanted to be.

🔹Live from the inside out.

Better your awareness of your inner wisdom by regularly reflecting in silence. Commune with nature. Breathe deeply to calm your distracted mind. For most of us it’s difficult to even find the peace and quiet we want even in our own household.

In my case I frequently just sit in a dimly lit room and play some classical music. There’s sound, yes, but music does soothe.

🔹Observe your strengths.

What are your favorable traits? What special talents do you have? List 3 – if you bog down, ask those closest to you to help describe these. Are you inventive, witty, and good with your hands? Discover ways to express your genuine self through your strengths. You are able to better your self- confidence when you are able to share what you know to other people.

🔹Serve other people.

When you live genuinely, you might find that you develop an interrelated sense of being. When you’re true to whom you are, living your passion and giving of your talents to the world around you, you repay in service what you came to share with other people -your spirit – your essence. Sharing your gift with those close to you is so rewarding.

Confidence is indeed one type of work that’s worth it. It shouldn’t always be inside the confines of an office building, or in your room. The difference lies inside ourselves and how much we wish to change for the better.

Need a little extra help, let’s chat:

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💓

𝒜𝓈𝒽𝑒𝓈𝒯𝑜𝐵𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝓎 𝑀𝑒𝓃𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔

Monday Motivation….

#mondaymotivation

As you arrange your goal, you need to see to it that they stick with the principles below. These are what will guide you to decide the right goals so that you might pursue them.

1. Assure congruency with your life purpose.

Your goals have to be specified in the context of your life purpose. Everything in your life ought to be in line with your purpose. Your purpose is the focus for everything in your life.

If your goals and your purpose are not congruous with one another, it either connotes:

a) Your goals are not in line with what you wish to achieve. If so, review them to perceive your central motives for listing them

b) You’ve limited the definition of your purpose. If this is the case, try to build on the definition of your purpose.

Do you realize what your purpose is? By differentiating your purpose, you then have absolute clarity on your direction and focus in life. The last thing you need to do is to spend your whole life trying to grow apples when you truly wanted oranges.

2. Assure your goal is an 80/20 goal.

How much does this goal interest you? Is this goal a fundamental goal in your life – in other words, an 80/20 goal? Your 80/20 goal refers to the 20 percent of goals which when achieved, will give you 80 percent of the collective happiness from achieving all your goals. What are these 20% goals, which really interest you? These are what you should begin centering on.

3. Grasp your motives.

Have you ever had an experience where you pursued a goal totally, only to distinguish you never truly required it? There are a few basic symptoms, which come out when you don’t truly wish a particular goal: like self-sabotaging yourself in your goal quest, losing interest during the goal achievement process, feeling hollow after the goal has been achieved.

As you ascertain your goal, be unclouded on your fundamental motives. Your goal should be something that you truly wish, and not what others wish for you. How come you need this goal? Is it for you or for others? What will you achieve out of getting this goal? Being clear on your fundamental wants will drive you ahead in the times when you face obstructions.

If you find yourself setting a goal, which isn’t what you truly wish but what others wish you to accomplish, it’s a sign that you’re chasing imposed purposes -purposes placed on you by others around you. It’s the opposite of freeing purposes – purposes that are live creations by you and your cognizance.