Tag: Self Care

These 27 Self-Care Charts Will Get You Through The Rest Of This Week

Highly recommend you take a look at this, and reference it when needed 💚💚💚💚

These 27 Self-Care Charts Will Get You Through The Rest Of This Week
— Read on www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/peggy/self-care-charts

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Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
— Read on theconversation.com/why-nutritional-psychiatry-is-the-future-of-mental-health-treatment-92545

3.2.1 Quote Me – Hope

I was tagged, on July 3rd, by Beckie’s Mental Mess, to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge. The chosen word this time is HOPE 🙂 {My favorite word, tying with love and faith.}

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis
(interesting twist of the word)

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

My own:

Let hope not fall and fade, but rather, live and grow through acts of kindness.

Nova Namastè


I tag:

John

Paula

Kristian

Monday Greetings

I hope you all had a good weekend. I actually had a pretty good one, all things considered.

Saturday night I went to bed at 9:15, got up about three for snack, and went back to sleep until 8:15. I can’t remember the last time I slept all like that.

Today, I got a few things accomplished and really tackled my kitchen. Decluttering ALWAYS feels good. My dishes are about done, yeah it feels nice.

Other than that, it’s been a chill weekend. To hot and tired to do much else.

Good Morning y’all.

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Gratitude Journal 07/4/19

What I’m grateful for today?

Photo Credit: Pexel

07/04/19

  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Sparklers
  • Butter
  • Legos
  • Lawnmowers
  • Poetry
  • Pinterest
  • Beauty products
  • Baby wipes
  • Kindness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Gratitude Journal

I’m going to create a Gratitude Journal so I intentionally and consistently focus on the good in my life. Please feel free to add your contributions in a comment below.

06/21/19

  • Sunshine
  • Coffee
  • Fridays
  • Tampons
  • Pamprin
  • Incense

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

Brave words: a photographic project is helping people with mental health issues express how they truly feel | Society | The Guardian

Bryony Gordon, Alastair Campbell and Sue Perkins are among the subjects writing their feelings on their faces
— Read on www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/30/brave-words-a-photographic-project-is-helping-people-with-mental-health-issues-express-how-they-truly-feel

#CoffeeShare ☕️

Good Morning Beautiful People 😀

It’s little past six, May 2nd. The birds are up and chirping away. They seem to be most vocal before the dawn. Is that normal? Is it just me that thinks that? I don’t know.. There’s several different pitches and songs. I imagine the birds are preparing for babies. The last few years, the neighbors shutters held a nest of babies.

I’ve been up since five. I’m too excited to sleep. I have my love visiting this morning. I am beyond myself excited to see him. The last few days have been wonderful. I have learned he does remember bits and pieces, so he does remember me. Before him, things like concussions and PTSD were topics I heard. It wasn’t until now, that I’ve gained knowledge and some understanding of them.

Why do I say this? As humans, adaptation is apart of living… The more we know, the better we can work with new and unfamiliar. At no point in our lives do we know everything; and, we always have time to learn something new. On the daily, we’re reading blogs and Facebook, Twitter, watching GOT and the news. Our information intake doesn’t stop. What if we learned about useful topics, topics that already matter… What if we taught ourselves a second language. What if we chose to study the basics of the brain, or agriculture? I’m always hungry for new insight. I hope to have encouraged you to explore new information.

It’s now seven, and I’ve been trying to wake up and get this blog posted forever now. My girls are up, one sick (again!! Guh!), and the other one a bit still tired I think. They both look cute anyway. Zivah’s school year is almost over. That’s exciting.

OK, that’s the morning rundown. How you all enjoy your Thursday!


#Goals

This is a wonderful post. I love how this simplicity can show effort, achievement, patterns, and goals. The little things, those goals that we feel insignificant, add up when we see them all together. Each one is an achievement;and, we should pride ourselves in them. That’s how self confidence begins. That’s how we build self esteem.

I hope you’d check out this awesome post & strive to be a better you!!

johawkthewriter.com/2019/04/26/daily-quote-261/

Selena Gomez on Mental Health

She’s been diagnosed with Lupus! She suffers with Anxiety and Depression!

She speaks out, unafraid and unashamed.

So can you!

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocacy #beblessed # believeinyourself #therapymakesadifference

www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/04/24/selena-gomez-after-difficult-year-i-am-a-believer-of-therapy/23716687/

My Mental Health Journey 11

I wanted to take a few minutes and jot down a few notes.

I’ve spent two days alone now; and, I’ve allowed a constant flow of emotions. No regrets or shame, no prolonged sadness. I’ve let the thoughts come and be, then released them out into the universe.

Recently, I found an image on Pinterest that really spoke to me.

It’s deep. I realized that before, like the last four weeks, things were falling apart. Ha! It’s more like a tornado came through.

But they’ll come together again, because that’s life. That’s how life happens. In the last week, ideas and dots have been connected. Some things have become clearer, and other things have been removed from priorities.

Life isn’t a race, to focus on the finish line (death? Really?), and go…

The race is a journey, at whatever pace best suits you and your current situation… And that pace will change. The journey is the combination of ups and downs, when life comes together and falls apart… And comes together again.

Without the balance… Up with down, good with the difficult… Hard with the easy… Life wouldn’t be…

Something would too much…

Something else, would be too little.

Trust your journey 💕 Walk by faith!

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

When all is said and done, and you’re alone, standing before a reflection, if you can’t verbalize a thought, don’t say it elsewhere. Only you have to live with it’s birth; & words can’t be unspoken.

3-2-1 Quote Me: Attitude

Hiya!! 🤚🏼🥰 I wasn’t fortunate enough to be tagged by some lovely blogger, to participate in this challenge; but, I’m playing along anyway ❤️

Quotes about Attitude:

This has been one of my favorites since I’ve first heard it ~

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Photo Credit Pinterest
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My Mental Health Journey 5

“You seem happier!”

Someone just texted me that.

It’s crazy how fast words hit my eyes, then my heart, head, and soul at the same time.

Inspiration is so refreshing.

Anyway, what these three words said to me is

” You’re validated.”

” You’re hard work is paying off.”

” You are improving, what you’re doing is working.”

It’s encouraging to hear from another that they see what I’ve been working so hard to achieve.

It’s not about acceptance from anyone else, but that my efforts are evident and I can proudly smile in self validation.

….

I am happier. It’s true.

In my writing, I’m able to expose my ugliness and feel heard.

That, alone, is freeing.

You’re my therapy sessions lol, except I’m not paying a fortune, and limited to two hours.

….

I’m happier because of this job opportunity.

There’s more to that than what’s on the surface.

Ten years ago, I was a married closeted Bisexual, living in low income and ghetto housing, miserable, lost, and unhappy.

I had little confidence & very little pride in myself.

That year, I graduated with a 4.0 and a teaching license.

It was the being of my self discovery.

This job opportunity is the first one that I’m excited to start.

This is the first one that I feel confident to do, and to do well.

This is the most motivated and eager I’ve felt about a job ” EVER”!

MAYBE it’s because this job is career material, incredible in so many ways.

…..

I’m happier because I’m working on my emotions.

Being INFJ & HSP, AND EMPATH is exhausting.

There’s only a few of you who can possibly understand what I’m saying.

But, what I’m doing, and I just went through this process this morning, is being mindful and intentional about what I feel.

I was feeling so down this morning. I felt a certain way about an individual, and I didn’t like it.

Instead of sorting through why I felt as I did, I slipped insecurity through my fingers via text.

Then, I remembered I didn’t have to feel yucky. I realized I could identify what I do feel, remove the foggy lense, and feel ok.

…..

I’m happier because I feel some sense of purpose.

Making time to care for these free little libraries has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I’m able to demonstrate kindness to my daughter’s.

I’m able to use my time for a greater good.

I able to get outside, and invest into the future of generations to come.

This allows me to give to the community and not have to deal with coworkers and deadlines lol.

This also provides a place where I can place necessities for those who may need it.

…..

It feels good to feel this sense of self acceptance and identity.

It really does!

Personal Self-Reflection Questions

Questions Taken from Jeanine Nicole’s page:

Self-Discovery Journalling Prompts

1. What three words describe me best?

2. What are the important things in my life?

3. What values are important to me?

4. What does my ideal life look like?

5. What is my biggest regret?

6. What are my favourite memories?

7. What makes those memories so good?

8. What is holding me back I life right now?

9. What is my biggest strength?

10. What allowed me to reach this far in life?

11. What makes a life good?

12. Am I happy with my life?

13. What do I admire about myself?

14. When am I most happy?

15. Do I like the person that I am today?

16. What is my best quality?

17. What is my biggest weakness? How do I make up for it?

18. What is my love language?

19. What is my communication style?

20. What is my passion in life?

21. How happy am I?

22. What is my purpose on this earth?

23. What am I most grateful for?

24. What do I want to improve about myself?

25. What are the most impactful events that have happened to me thus far?

26. What are the three most valuable life lessons that you’ve learned?

27. Where will I be in 10 years?

28. What am I most looking forward to in the next 5 years?

29. What could I give a presentation in with no preparation?

30. What do I lack confidence in?

31. What do I judge myself about?

32. What is my personal definition of success?

33. How successful am I in life?

34. What is on my bucket list?

35. When do I feel most comfortable?

36. What makes me uncomfortable?

37. What stresses me out the most?

38. How do I deal with stress?

39. What drains my energy?

40. What gives me life?

41. Where do I feel most at home?

42. What are 4 fundamental beliefs that I have about life?

43. What are 3 limiting beliefs that I have about myself?

44. What are 5 empowering beliefs about myself?

25 Lifestyle Strategies to Heal Adrenal Fatigue

Here are a few info graphs from Dr. Jockers article on Adrenal Fatigue. Many strategies are ones an individual can use for self care. It’s no wonder how these walk hand -in -hand. I believe this is what I feel, most of the time. These are some strategies I’d definitely recommend! You can read the entire article by clicking the hyperlink above.

I was there

Every shirt, towel, PJ set, and matched pair of socks

Every clean dish, cooked meal, grocery run, bathroom cleaning….

Every puke clean up, diaper change, spill clean up, bed change…

Every brush teeth reminder and trip to the dentist,

Every small victory celebrated, homework completed

Every drink refill, cut up apple, push on the swing,

Every pair of shoes on then off to be put on again,

Every cry soothed, every tear hugged away, every goodnight kiss…

Every morning trip to school, every stern declaration

Every tea party, and sing the ABCs, every Birthday, Christmas, every lost tooth and Easter egg Hunt…

Every milestone, every laugh, every bruised bump and tummy ache,

Every bite of ice cream and piece of art work, every time you needed guidance

Every signed permission slip, every vaccine shot, WIC appointment, and PT Conversation

Every book you heard, every lesson you learned, every tickle and every smile

Every step down the stairs, and every bite of solid food

Every squirrel that you saw and every plane you saw,

Every bird you watched, and chipmunk you chased

Every leaf you collected and every flower you picked.

Every moment, I was there. It’s been me, and though I doubt I did enough…

I’ve done the very best I could.

Because I am your mommy

And I love you, with my whole being.

12 Words 2 Describe My Blog

This blogger is such a sweet gem, and without fail, will inspire you and your writing!

Roy, from The Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip, had posted this inquisitive question:

QQ– 12 Words To Describe Your Blog Would Be, What?

Here’s Mine 🌸

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but rather some’s cup of coffee! ☕️

What would yours be?

#commentbelow or visit Roy’s post:D

I Choose Now

” I choose to slow down enough to connect with the gift I’m given in this moment. ”

When I go through something tough, I’m always looking for the lesson. There’s so much change needed to become the best version of me, that I need to use every given opportunity. Today, this is that lesson.

I think back and frustratingly grieve my losses. I sit here and fight with whomever about everything that isn’t RIGHT NOW.

IF I’m never given another moment, I’d want you all to believe my words that I’m grateful for you. I’d give you a big hug and tell you life will change again, things can be better.

Right now, I’m exhausted from the fighting. My heart and soul goes into him… But, so few are worth it. Love isn’t pretty. Right now, my dishes need done. My girls rooms need picked up. I could use a shower…

But right now, I’m feeling thankful that he chose to continue fighting me. He wasn’t willing to block my number and dismiss me.

It’s 7:15… My favorite hour:) I’m sitting in my favorite chair, listening to the tick tock of two clocks, nearby. I’m listening to my girls laughing and playing in the other room.

Right now is a gift. I’m thankful.

The other lesson I learned is to not speak from a place of insecurity. I know I matter to him. I know that love is something special and takes time to develop.

I know what it feels like when we spend time together ; and nothing else is in our world at the moment.

Insecurity robs us of a peace of mind. It doesn’t have too, if we recognize it’s ugly stench.

I’m a work in progress.

Affirmations For Success – Be Inspired..!!

The mental law of correspondence says that our  outer world is a reflection of our inner world.  By  focusing on the traits and characteristics we would like to have, we begin immediately to attract them  into our life. Affirmations are a great way to keep  our minds focused and our thoughts positive. As Claude Bristol says, “It’s the…
— Read on empress2inspire.wordpress.com/2019/03/03/affirmations-for-success/

3-2-1 Quote Me: Courage

Thank you, Fandango, for tagging me in this challenge!

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the Selector — Thanks Fandango ☺️.
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day — See below.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘321 Quote Me!’ — See below the quotes

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Three bloggers :

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

EXCELLENT read💕💙💕💙

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression


— Read on foxandco.life/2019/02/26/rethinking-how-we-heal-from-anxiety-and-depression/

Sunday Morning Affirmation

AAAMMAAZZING list of positivitea~ You tell yourself what you want to believe, and you’ll eventually come to believe it.

Happy Sunday > Positive Affirmations

https://empress2inspire.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/happy-sunday-positive-affirmations/
— Read on empress2inspire.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/happy-sunday-positive-affirmations/

What Is Love

This post has been inspired by The Alchemist’s Studio’s post We Need More Love in The World.

Types of Love:

You can read more about these in the attached link.

You can read more about here, as well 😀

And of course, I can’t leave out this amazing feeling in comparison with personality types.

Continue reading “What Is Love”

Won the Battle

Written for Go Dog Go Cafè’s: Tuesday’s Writing Prompt 02/12/2019

Today’s prompt:  

Today I challenge you to write a poem called an “elfchen.”  I was introduced to these little poems by poets on Instagram.  I find them challenging yet fun to write. An elfchen is an 11 word poem written in 5 lines— Line 1=1word,  Line 2=2words,  Line 3=3words, Line 4=4 words,  Line 5 =1 word.  Lines 1 and 5 should not be the same word.  

The fun in this challenge on Instagram is when you are tagged by someone, you must start your poem using that person’s LAST word as your FIRST.  Today I give you 3 elfchens written my me.  You may use the last word of any of the poems to start yours.

Stronger,

Resilient, Wise.

She has won.

The battle: her mind.

Warrior.

I challenge these 3 individuals to write an “ elfchen”. You can use the last word of mine OR begin one of your own. Please create a Pingback to this post.

#TGIF

Friday morning is a perfect time to affirm what’s important! This week’s been crazy, emotionally. I feel semi-normal again. I hope all of you meet this weekend with a great flow of contentment and peace.. That you feel, ok… Even if you don’t have answers or can forsee the path… Or even understand the current state you’re in. Time seems to sort everything out and work our paths to influence our perspective.

YDWP: Inviting

Rita decided to take a sabbatical from work. She was frustratingly overwhelmed, to say the very least! Six weeks ago, a multimillion dollar malpractice lawsuit landed on her desk. As the Chief of Surgery, she’s responsible when “shit hits the fan.” This was a Santa’s sack of coal set on fire kind of damage.

It was a Wednesday night, the ER was fairly quiet. Middle of August, weather’s been nice… The patients on the stupidity scale has been alarmly low.

Rita was in the process of a triple bipass when the call came in. Immediately, she passed the surgery to the Senior Attending and assisted with this case. The President’s daughter was drunk and fell over a banister, into a five foot pool. As if the lack of depth wasn’t enough of a problem, a resident knicked a main artery. She bled out before Rita and the other surgeons could contain it.

The conversation with the President was a far cry from a nightmare. He needed someone to blame. The rage was uncontainable. That’s understandable coming from a parent, any would get it; but, he had intangible expectations for his daughter.

Shaking her head of the disarray her work has been, she came back to the present. This quaint little cottage off the Switzerland Alps was perfect. Inside, the cozy guest area, private jacuzzi, and accommodating kitchen greeted her with a warm inviting atmosphere.

The bedroom was dressed in grizzly bear commodities: bedsheets, curtains, night stand. She placed her suitcases on the bed and sat down.

” It feels so nice to finally have some peace and quiet!” She whispered with great relief.

Written for Sheryl’s Your Daily Word Prompt

The Best is Yet to Come

Her biggest heartache isn’t that she doesn’t have a great life;

Her biggest heartache is the life she keeps within her mind as if her “now” shows nothing in her favor.

Her biggest heartache is this image she’s holding onto, instead of embracing what she has.

Time has transformed so much, and that’s what time does best.

Trust your journey sweet moonchild;

It’s changing you for the better;

And the best is yet to come ❤️

©️2019mynamastè365online

Reflection

Yesterday, I had the honor and priceless privilege to be a guest on BottomlessCoffee007‘s podcast.

In conversation, he asked me, ” Why did you choose the word safe instead of beneficial?” when I was defining the point of “good/healthy mental health.”

At the time, I knew it was the necessary word… But, it even puzzled me as to why. I spent the night thinking about it. As I do with every encounter to my life, I discect and analyze it until my understanding has been satisfied.

Safety is apart of the intent in which laws are created, enforced, and adjusted. Safety is apart of the intent when troops travel to enemy lines and fight back. Safety is apart of the intent why most civilians buy fire arms.

Good mental health is when our choices are safe: for ourselves and toward others. Safety is consideration of physical well-being. Safety also involves physical well-being of two or more individuals.

Now, beneficial… Is a state in which an individual gains something. Sometimes, beneficial is a positive. It’s not always.

Let’s consider education. It’s beneficial for children to attend school, so they gain knowledge and acquire a job. Usually, attending school is also a safe choice.

Now, let’s consider methamphetamines. It’s possibly beneficial for an individual with severe pain to take a very slight amount of it, to control it. Is it safe? Not really because it’s addictive.

Beneficial doesn’t mean good. There’s cons to situations that may “benefit” someone…. When the individual chooses to behave in a safe manner, there’s a much less chance of a loss. There’s less amount of lives impacted by negativity.

This is my reasoning anyway.

Living with a Mental Illness VI

Take time, MAKE TIME, to be good to you! When you feel overwelmed with life, when your thoughts are on the highest volume and everything is creating anxiety, stop…..

Grab your self care kit ( check out my blog for ideas), and take time to unwind 💕💕💕 Here’s a list of other super ideas! The important thing is you feeling better about you. No other and no one else’s voice matters.

Living with a Mental Illness V

A dear friend of mine once said, “My dad would always say ‘Together, we win!’ “.. And this has stuck with me since. Love never gives up. Love conquers all… No matter how challenging it is. Those of us who struggle… NEED your strength when we don’t have it. We need you to gently remind us of our own strength, so we rise up from the dark stuff.

As humans, we were made to be here for one another. Be that person to someone, you’ll make all the difference.

01/04/2019

This is a bit repetitive; that’s ok, though.

#4. Something that you’re looking forward to.

Hhhhmmm, let’s see. I am really looking forward to the Summer. My girls don’t see much of each other while Zivah’s in school. This summer, we’ll have lots of time together and the weather will be exciting.