Quick Tips To Help Someone Who Suffers💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

The belief is people who suffer from some type of mental illness is doing this to get attention, we can easily ‘snap out of it’ you say….🤔

Truth is most of us don’t really want to be bothered or we don’t want to bother you with the demons we are facing on a daily basis.

So instead of accusing, guessing, or gossiping about us, here are a few ways you can help me or someone you know that suffers:👇🏾

👉🏾Make a date with your friend, spouse, co-worker, or whoever you know that suffers. We hate leaving the house but make it worth our while, take them some place quiet or pack a light lunch and find a nice place in the park.

👉🏾Offer to do the dishes, clean up, or ask them if there’s any errands you can run for them. People who suffer sometimes let the little things like cleaning the house or washing clothes go.

👉🏾Offer to do their hair or take them to enjoy a spa day. This could give them a chance to feel good about themselves if for only one day. Sometimes our confidence is really low during this time.

👉🏾Sit and talk with us without passing judgment, sometimes all we need is a listening ear.

👉🏾Support them, offer to educate yourself about their illness. Offer to go to therapy or help them find resources in their area.

See it’s not that hard…we just need support and comfort during this time.

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

“Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

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Mental Health Awareness…learn how to control your thoughts!

#mentalhealthawareness💚

Overthinking can be a BIG problem for most of us, we usually think on things we can’t control the most! Here are 5 tips to help control those thoughts:

#1– CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS

“We can’t control our thoughts”

Yes you can by not thinking on everything that pops in your head. When the negative thoughts pop up, ask yourself “will this thought drain my energy”, how can I think on something better or different?

Most of the time those thoughts are unimportant and stress you out more.

Yes we have things we have to think about, but it’s how you react to them.

The goal isn’t to stop 🛑 thinking negative thoughts all together but learning how we react to them.

#2 – DON’T BELIEVE YOUR BRAIN

“Just because you think it, doesn’t make it true”

Really enough said about this, stop believing everything you think period…🤷🏽‍♀️

#3– BRING YOURSELF TO THE PRESENT

Mindfulness is so important, stop dwelling on the past, last week, and yesterday. Life is too short keep thinking about what would have happened.

When you bring yourself to the present, you move forward from the past.

Our past doesn’t define our future, so why should it ruin our thoughts?

#4– ACTION STOPS FEAR

Thoughts that are based on anxiety or worrying about a future event. It hasn’t happened so why the hell are you worrying now🤷🏽‍♀️

When we are feeling anxious, we are often fearing or dreading something that is coming up in the future. This could be a big event, a job interview or more abstract things like paying the bills, finding purpose in life etc.

Let it go girl….worrying doesn’t keep things from happening, but learn how to get through the situation. I promise it isn’t as bad as we usually think.

#5– CONTROL PLAN

A control plan is a list of things that you either can or cannot control.

CAN CONTROL:

•Hairstyle

•Makeup

•Clothes you put on

•Relationships

•Diet and Exercise

CANNOT CONTROL:

•Facial structure

•Body structure, God made you

•Height

•Others opinions of you

You get it right???? Try making a list of your own and see how this can help control those unwanted thoughts!

Need little extra help, let’s chat 💭

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

8 Ways Your Nighttime Habits May Be Making Your Anxiety Worse The Next Day

It’s pretty easy to have good intentions when it comes to your night routine, but much harder to actually follow through on the good habits you want to do. Once you find yourself deep in a Netflix hole or buried under a mountain of laundry, you…
— Read on www.bustle.com/p/8-ways-your-nighttime-habits-may-be-making-your-anxiety-worse-the-next-day-17894936

Great article…

Wellness Wednesday…practicing Self-Care 💓

#wellnesswednesday

PHYSICAL:👟

Sleep

Stretching

Walking

Physical Release

Healthy Foods

Rest

EMOTIONAL:😭

Stress Management

Forgiveness

Compassion

Emotional Maturity

Kindness

SOCIAL: 💬

Boundaries

Positive Social Media

Support Systems

Communication

Ask For Help

Spend Time Together

SPIRITUAL: 🌈

Time Alone

Meditation 🧘🏾‍♀️

Yoga

Journaling

Connections

Sacred Space

PERSONAL: ☕️

Hobbies

Knowing Yourself

Personal Identity

Honoring Your True Self

SPACE 🌎

Healthy Environment

Security and Stability

Organized Space

FINANCIAL: 💰

Saving

Budgeting

Money Management

Splurging

Paying Bills

WORK: 🖥

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: don’t hang out with Susan at lunch because she’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!!!😊

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💓

“Self-care is a divine responsibility & I accept this responsibility with joy”

Mental Health Awareness Month 💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

It’s weird because I feel mental illness made me weak and strong at the same time. I’m glad that I was finally diagnosed because I was able to control of what was happening to my brain. I no longer feel like the weak person I once was. I’m stronger enough to speak my truth about the ups and downs of this disease and no longer have power over me.

So tell me how do you feel? Are you stronger because of this illness why or why not?

How can I help you get to the point of being strong 💪🏾?

Lady O

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

TuesdayTips…ways to boost your mental health 💚

#tuesdaytips

#mentalhealthawareness

Boost brainpower by treating yourself to a couple pieces of dark chocolate every few days. The flavanoids, caffeine, and theobromine in chocolate are thought to work together to improve alertness and mental skills. This is my kind of tip 🙌🏾❤️😋

Sometimes, we don’t need to add new activities to get more pleasure. We just need to soak up the joy in the ones we’ve already got. Trying to be optimistic doesn’t mean ignoring the uglier sides of life. It just means focusing on the positive as much as possible.

Stop worrying about what’s not working out and focus on what is! You will worry so much about stuff that’s out of your control which then results in headaches and anxiety attacks, get enjoyment out of what you can control and all other things will fall into place! Let go it go girl…

Your mental health is important and you should take time to listen to your body!

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💚

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’