Mental Health Awareness…learn how to control your thoughts!

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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}

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Mental Health Awareness

#mindfulness

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3 Quick Steps To Practice Mindfulness

Step One: Journal 📔 Your Thoughts

Right down what you are thinking about first thing in the morning how you want your day to go, then again at night to reflect on the day! Don’t let your past creep in, don’t let what happen yesterday creep in…just stay focused on the present day! One day at a time sis…💓

Step Two: TURN OFF YOUR PHONE 📱

Yes Girl, 😳I know….much like me I do all my business from that damn phone, but ask my friends and family…when I put my phone down I do! I don’t answer calls, texts, or emails for about 2-3 hours. During this I nap or just sit and relax, this keeps you focused and calm! The world 🌎 will be fine without you for a couple of hours, your health is most important!

Step Three: LEARN TO MEDITATE🧘🏾‍♀️

Meditation is the key to mindfulness. It allows us to learn how to be mindful. It is the key to the whole ideal. Without it, it is much more difficult to become mindful in any moment. Sit down, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and just be in the moment.

Mindfulness has been shown to improve overall health, improve our brain functionality, and will enable you to be a calmer, happier, more intentional person. Yes, I know it’s hard to turn our wired brains 🧠 off but I promise just for about 10 minutes you will definitely notice a change.

Mental Health Awareness 💚

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Do you have some coping skills for when days get bad?

Here are a few you should try if not:

💚Draw or paint a picture. It doesn’t have to be good!!! Growing up in a family of visual artists… Wow, the desire to compete with them when I am a writer, not a visual artist, was hard to overcome at times. But first and foremost, art is a hobby and a coping skill. Just because we’re not amazing at something doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still do it if it brings us joy!

💚 Cook your favorite meal. I enjoy cooking most when I for the most part. Using my hands and immersing myself in making a meal takes my mind off all the mess going on around me, helping lift my depressed mood. It’s great because at the end, I have something to munch on!😋

💚 Write a letter to someone you are angry with, and then destroy it. An easy way to let out any frustration toward someone is to write a letter. This coping skill is great for letting out feelings about someone who would not be receptive to a confrontation or who you no longer have contact with. However, I would advise against writing the letter in an email or text message. 🤦🏽‍♀️All of us have probably sent a message accidentally before, and that would most likely make the situation 🙄😆

💚 Rearrange your room. When we’re in a situation where we feel stuck or powerless, it’s helpful to focus on the things we do have control over, like our attitude or the way we’ve arranged our room. Spice things up and move some furniture around.

Hope these help, they have done wonders for!!!

Wishing you well,

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💚

Mental Heath Awareness….

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#meditation

You have the ability to create your own mind-set. Whether your attitude is positive or negative, is up to you. The ability to change your environment, circle of friends, and attitude, is within your control.🧘🏾‍♀️

Just like a computer absorbs raw data, so does your mind. Within your mind a culture, within itself, has grown. Many people feel like they have no control of their own mind, because this culture has become negative. The negativity is a result of past experiences, being in a negative environment, or being under the influence of unconstructive ideas.

Similar to a computer virus, you have to identify it quickly, to avoid letting it spread within your mind. You can also pass this virus of negative thinking to people around you. As a result you are spreading negative energy around, like “weeds in a field.”🧘🏾‍♀️

Much like a farmer, you cultivate too. The energy in your mind is the crop, and it is up to you, whether it is weeds or wheat. If you have a farm and let a field take care of itself; you will be lucky to have any kind of a crop, from it.

This is the same with the energy within your mind.🧘🏾‍♀️

You have to option to pick quality seeds: Information, in the form of books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s, lectures, courses, workshops, and seminars. This is learning, for the sake of self-improvement, and it results in a positive mind-set.🧘🏾‍♀️

However, your work is not finished, because you must still reinforce the lessons, and keep everything in a focused order. This might be compared to fertilizing, watering, and “weeding the mind.” You have to work at it continually or the weeds will grow back. This, my friend, is meditation, and one of the reasons why we meditate, in the first place.🧘🏾‍♀️

Meditation is controlled focus on an object, thought, or task without judgment.

This process makes it possible to look at all situations objectively. You can find solutions, turn negative situations into positive learning experiences, and create your own positive mindset. As a result of this you will make new friends, reach goals, handle problems easily, and develop an indomitable spirit.🧘🏾‍♀️

Remember the last time you made an accomplishment. That feeling, and that ability, are within all of us. It is a formula for success, but you have to take action. Action is something that the vast majority of people will never take.

Learn to separate yourself from “the pack,” through education, meditation, and action.🧘🏾‍♀️

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 Be Aware of The Signs…💚

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You don’t feel like doing anything, even the things you normally enjoy.

There has been a change in your appetite: eating more than or less than normal.

You feel exhausted all the time.

You feel more stressed than normal; things that normally wouldn’t stress you out are.

You are much more irritable and grumpy.

Your thoughts have been more negative and you’re having trouble being positive.

You feel down/sad.

You feel guilty or shameful for feeling the way you do.

You’ve stopped doing things you normally do: make-up, hair, brushing your teeth, etc.

There has been a big life change in your life.

👍🏾Don’t be afraid to seek help…you are not weak..

Check your local city for free services!

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

Best essential oils for relieving anxiety

Some research has suggested that aromatherapy with essential oils may help promote relaxation and relieve anxiety. Learn about the best essential oils for anxiety, as well as how to use them, here.
— Read on www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324478.php

I’m in love with lemon 🍋, lavender, and orange citrus 🍊

Eucalyptus is always a calming one I use most in my baths!

Olivia