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”

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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 Awareness 💚

#mentalhealthawareness💚

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’💚

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’

Let’s Be Aware of The Signs…💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

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’

Wellness Wednesday…💚

#wellnesswednesday

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth

💚Take Off The Mask 👺

Stop hiding and pretending to be ok if you’re not! You are only hurting yourself, take the mask off.

💚Decide What Matters and What Doesn’t

Please stop giving energy to people or things that drain your energy throughout the day, you are not a cell phone that can be charged instantly. Stress is a hell of a thing to get rid of, so don’t even bother

💚Practice Patience

Now, this is a hard one but comes in handy when you feel like hitting a co-worker, fighting with your kids/ spouse, or even at a red light! Breath in and out…count 1,2,3! This melts the stress away just for a bit, gives you time to rethink going to jail🤣👊🏾

💚Let Go Of The Thoughts That Are Not Serving You

Everything that comes into your head doesn’t need to be thought about! Let it go and focus on positivity, yes it’s hard but try your best. This also soothes the stress in the moment and keeps you from getting all worked up over some stupid thought!

💚Stop Taking Things So Personally

Everything isn’t about you all the time, let others express their thoughts without you going into some rage like your being picked on. This causes your heart to race and you are probably overthinking the situation period…calm down sis!!!🖐🏾

💚Embrace Self Discipline

Ok chick, this is where self-talk comes in! Blowing off the handle at every little thing doesn’t help you or the situation. Your voice will raise along with your blood pressure, which causes stress and strokes. You’re too beautiful to look and sound ugly…positive self-talk goes a long way suga😊

Need a little more help?

Feeling Like You Can’t Go It Alone?

Let’s Chat:

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

“Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

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’💓

Wellness Wednesday…tips for better sleep 💤

#wellnesswednesday

Many of us are having difficulties falling asleep at night. Instead of sleeping and dreaming they roll around in their beds trying to fall asleep. The result usually is people not rested enough in the morning and tired all day. This results in stress and less performance on the job or at home. Here are a list of 6 powerful tips that have helped me to achieve better sleep.

🛌Room temperature: Keeping the temperature in your bedroom at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below is recommended. Too often an overheated bedroom is causing sleep problems. Scientific studies show that the body can better relax with temperatures at 70 degrees or slightly below.

🛌Reduce caffeine. A recent study showed that caffeine is not metabolized efficiently and fast enough at night. The effects of caffeine last much longer than most people expect. The result is difficulty falling asleep. Studies have shown better sleeping patterns if no more caffeine is consumed after 6.00 PM.

🛌Avoid alcohol. Alcohol will keeps the body from reaching the deeper stages of sleep, where the body does most of its healing and resting. The result of drinking can be a very light sleep or difficulty falling asleep in general. (Learned this the hard way)🤦🏽‍♀️

🛌Beds are for sleeping. If you are used to watch TV in bed or even work while being in bed, you may find it much harder to relax and to fall asleep. Remove the TV and do not work in bed. Sleep requires your brain to slowly shutdown and any distraction will cause sleeping problems.

🛌Go to bed at around the same time every day. Don’t change your bedtime back and forth. Having a certain schedule developed it will be easier to fall asleep pretty much at the same time every day. A recurring schedule will help your body to get into a sleep pattern and make it easier to fall asleep.

🛌Remove the alarm clock from your view. Starring at the time will only create the feeling that you have to sleep, but you are not. These worries will make things even worse. Losing the feeling for time by not seeing the actual and how long you have been awake has shown to improve healthy sleep.

Hope some these help you…..

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

{Life Empowerment Mentor}