The little things

  • The sound of rain
  • fresh sheets
  • listening to a song that brings you back to another time
  • being appreciated
  • accomplishing what you worked hard for
  • hugs
  • spending time with friends/family
  • laughing until you cry
  • trips to the beach
  • naps
  • dogs
  • moving your feet to a cool spot on the sheets
  • going out to breakfast
  • sunrises & sunsets
  • sleeping in after a long week
  • sounds of the birds in the morning
  • bike rides
  • swimming on a hot summer day
  • sun on a cold day
  • waking up healthy every morning

Ready to try again?

Ready to try again?

Hey!

Today I wanted to share a page from a magazine I love to read called “Breathe: Mental Health.”
It’s about being stuck in the overthinking cycle. And, offers some tips on how to give acceptance to second chances in yourself.
Failure is hard for some people. When we, fail we automatically put ourselves down for messing up then we never want to try again because of the experience that came with failure in the past.
This article inspired me to keep going, even if it isn’t what I expected.
Let me know what you think.

If you’re stuck in a frustrating loop with yourself and not sure how to move forward, here’s a three-point guide to giving or accepting a second chance

  1. It’s important to know that everyone sees situations through their own lens of the world.
    How could you try to consider things from the other person’s perspective? Ask yourself: “What could I be missing or not seeing right now? If I believe they’re doing the best they can, how would that change things?”
  2. The brain is wired to keep us safe. This means that a lot of the time people react from a place of fear and worry without realizing it. Deep down, they’re thinking: “What if I mess this up? What will they think of me? What if I fail?” To get out of this cycle, ask yourself: “What’s this really about?” And, the most popular question: “If I were to respond from a place of love, what would that look like?”
  3. Finally, check whether you’re offering this second chance for the right reasons. This means knowing yourself and your needs. What’s most important to you? Are you worried about what others will think or are you doing this because it really matters to you? If you’re trapped in that worry, or feeling like it’s a burden, then you might be stuck in your own fears. What is it you’re most afraid of? What could you do to remind yourself that you deserve this and you’re worthy? Also, if this is a fresh start that’s been granted, what’s the big lesson you’re taking away and how will you do things differently this time?

This page resonates with me when I struggle to explore my social anxiety. When I get, embarrassed I tend to close off who I am to protect myself. I’ll correct my personality to please the other person(s). Which, in the end, only makes me unhappy with who I am because of fear of not being accepted. It’s is something that keeps me from going outside because I don’t want to deal with people.

These questions help keep me grounded with my true self and in tune with my intentions with others. I’m not here to please everyone.
My mantra I’ve been using lately.—> “People aren’t going to like you. They don’t even like themselves.”

I hope you enjoyed today’s post.
Thank you for being here.

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

25 things to do instead of sitting on the couch!

25 things to do instead of sitting on the couch!

Hey you,

Let’s be productive today!

In 5 – 10 Minutes

  • Mediate
  • Make a gratitude list
  • Stretch
  • Have a dance party (DO IT by yourself)
  • Send a voice message to a loved one
  • Enjoy a hot drink with no distractions
  • Journal
  • Unsubscribe from annoying mail
  • Read an informative article
  • Learn a word in a new language

In 15 – 20 Minutes

  • Read a good book
  • Declutter a drawer
  • Write a letter to a friend or loved one
  • Draw or Paint
  • Revamp your socials
  • Exercise
  • Call someone special
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Take a long bath

In 1 Hour+

  • Take an online course
  • Bake or Cook something new
  • Make a vision board
  • Have a spring clean
  • Play a video game/board game

How to identify your feelings

How to identify your feelings

Hey you!


I had to share this is something I struggle with daily!


On my not-so-good days, I know something isn’t feeling right inside myself, but I can’t figure out the reason why I’m unsettled.
The first mistake that I’m still trying to work through is when we experience an off day on most occasions, it isn’t due to one specific reason.
Most unwanted feelings are usually caused by multiple triggers, even the triggers’ we weren’t aware of

Here are a few tips we can try to help us identify our feeling:

*List your worries!

*Don’t judge whether or not your thoughts are valid.

*Journal!

*Figure out if your body is giving you signals, like upset stomach- anxiety
Clenched jaw- anger

*Find 3 words to describe how you’re feeling

Try to open up and talk to someone

That’s all for today, just a few quick tips to try out next time instead of overthinking to death.

I hope this helps.

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

How deep are your roots?

How deep are your roots?

Hey

I found this in a magazine and had to share!
Here we go:

Do you have a strong sense of who your are and what you believe in? Are you easily uprooted by beliefs and opinions of others or do you stand strong and tall for what you hold true? Can you bend and sway in the wind without compromising your integrity?

Each tree that stands tall and strong in the forest lends its support to neighboring trees.

It’s important to take time to identify the core values and beliefs that help to drive your behavior and thoughts. Often dissatisfaction with life or a difficulty in decision-making comes from either not being clear about your values or not living by them. Sometimes this is because people are unsure about their beliefs or haven’t delved deeply enough into who they are. Others may be living with inherited values-from guardians or peers-that either never did or no longer belong to them.

Identifying your core values

Without thinking too much, using a stream of consciousness, write your response to the following questions.
Jot down as much or as little as you feel you want to. For each, imagine having, doing, or being those things in as much detail as possible.
What would you see, hear, and feel? What’s so good about it? What would it give you?

What do you have/want to have that’s important to you?

What do you want to do?

Who do you want to be?

To help get you started, here are a few examples or core values:

  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Authority
  • Balance
  • Boldness
  • Challenge
  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competence
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Fame
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Influence
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Popularity
  • Power
  • Recognition
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Security
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Status
  • Success
  • Trustworthiness
  • Wisdom

This helped me out a TON! It helps me to figure out what I really want for myself.

I hope you enjoy this post & I hope it helps!

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

Anxiety coping skills

Anxiety coping skills

Hey

Today I wanted to share 6 coping tips to try the next time we feel anxious or uneasy.

Coping Skills

Grounding

Sit up straight, put your feet on the floor, focus on your breathing.
Describe in detail 5 things you see around you.
Go into as much or as little details as you desire.

Breathe

Get into a comfortable position and close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose and imagine breathing in a calming color. Exhale through your mouth, imagine your anxiety exiting your body through a different color then the one you choose as your calm color. Repeat.

Confirm

Say the following things to yourself out loud, and repeat.
I am safe. I am not in danger.
A panic attack cannot hurt me.
I am breathing in enough air.
I am beginning to calm down.
I am going to be okay.

Outside

Go outside.
As much as you don’t want to, just go.
Sit or stand and breathe in the fresh air.
Look at the stars or the clouds and focus on them. Feel the warmth or coolness.

Shower

If you’re able, take a shower.
This sounds trivial, but it’s one of the most common ways most people use to come down from anxiety.

Oils

Essential oils are another popular coping methods used to reduces anxiety and stress. Most recommended are: lavender, copaiba, cedarwood, frankincense, peace and calming.

I hope you enjoy the day today with peace of mind.

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

Try these in your morning routine!

Try these in your morning routine!

Morning Rituals

Cleanse + Refresh
Drink water or take a shower or bath

Attract + Abundance
Write down three things you are grateful for

Connect Mindfully
Inhale & exhale in 5 deep breaths

Ignite clarity + Creativity
Burn candles, incense or oils

Self-healing
Meditate for 10 to 30 minutes

Be open to change
Stretch your body with yoga or dance

Manifestation
Write down your goals or intentions of the day

Nurture with self-love
Go for a walk in nature

Feeling bad but don’t know why?

Feeling bad but don’t know why?

Ask yourself:

How was my sleep?

Have I nourished my body today?

Am I spending too much time on social media?

How are the people around me affecting me?

How am I doing with my hygiene & cleanliness?

What am I putting my energy into?

Do I need some rest?

What is my mind craving?

What is my heart wishing for?

Is there a source of stress, or something, weighing on me?

What is the tone of my self-talk?

Morning routine to set your day up for success

Morning routine to set your day up for success
  • Don’t check your phone for the first 8 minutes
  • Make your bed
  • Drink a glass of water
  • Journal 3 things you are grateful for
  • Brush your teeth with the opposite hand
  • Workout for 20 minutes
  • Have a cold shower
  • Meditate
  • Take some vitamins
  • Have a coffee

Now you’re ready to concur the day!

Hope this helps to motivate you to have a productive day.

Xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻