Easy way out..

Easy way out..

This can’t be from lack of sleep.

All I ever do is sleep!

I can’t enjoy a full day without getting sleepy and dozing off.

I used to think it was because I work the graveyard shift, have been for years now. 

If that’s not it

Could I be depressed? 

Aren’t we all if this is what it is?

I work so hard to fight this urge.

Urge to be mean, cold , bitter, more selfish than normal. 

I fight the urge to cut everyone off and run away back to my shell somewhere in the mountains.

What is going on with me? Why can’t I figure it out- Why do I always wish for the easy way out? 

Intrusive thoughts from a rough day.

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❤️🌻

Using our senses can help reduce your stress, anxiety, and depression

Using our senses can help reduce your stress, anxiety, and depression

Did you know that using your 5 senses can help boost your mood?

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed?

Does everyday feel like another day wasted to bad vibes?

If your feeling fed up and looking for new perspective in life try these out:

Smell

Seek out scent.

Everyone has that one smell that can transform them back in time to when they were little, or perhaps even a scent that smells like vacation, smelling a favorite flower, the air after raining in spring. Anything you can think of that brings you home inside your mind. Seek out a scent that will help to clear your cloudy mind. (aromatherapy)

Touch

Take a cold shower

There are so many studies out there that can prove how good a cold shower every-now-and-then can be for your mental health and physical health. Taking a cold shower for up to 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times per week helps:

  • Increase endorphins
  • Improves metabolism
  • Improves circulation of blood flow
  • Helps fight off illness

Embrace the weather

Get some sun.

The lack of sunlight can affect your mood. So get up, put some sunscreen on and let your skin glow!

Rainy day? No problem

Rain can calm your mind and relax your body. Cuddle up with a book, journal, or a good movie. Let the rain act as white noise in the background, and reflect on your blessings. Feel your shoulders lighten up as you meditate to the sound of the rain.

Hugs

Hug your friends, family, spouse, children, don’t forget about your pets too! The embrace of someone else is always calming.

Hearing

Stop and listen

Communication is always good on your mental. Talk to somebody who will listen, get things out of your head and off your chest.

Listening to music that matches your mood always does the trick. Music induces relaxation. It makes you move, even if it’s just tapping your foot.

Vision

Look for reasons to be happy

Find some old pictures that might bring back good memories. Remember how you felt when this picture was being taken, what was going on?

Go for a walk and think about how lucky we are to be on this earth.
Pick a spot somewhere and allow yourself to daydream.

People watch.
No judgement, no thoughts just mindless watching.
( You can do this with animals and nature too!)

Taste

Cook with mindfulness

When you prepare your meals, bring awareness to how it got here.

Be thankful for the farmer that took the time to care and grow something that will fill your body with health and energy.
Think about others in areas who aren’t fortunate enough to have home cooked meals everyday.

Movement, relaxing, eating, and touching are essential in human experiences. We all do these things without thinking about it, but what if we bring out attention to how this affects our minds and bodies in incredible ways. Instead, let’s all be more mindful of how senses can bring us joy in life and repeat!

Self-Sabotage & Regret

Self-Sabotage & Regret

On a good day I enjoy life like a hippy.

I feel blessed with nature

the earth is trippy

animals are precious and innocent.

I wish I enjoyed life like this everyday

thankful for everything around me.

But things can’t be that simple for me

can they be?

I enjoy life but I also hate it.

I sit there wishing I could be doing this

Well, what if I tried that?

No!

You wouldn’t last.

Harassed by my past

My parents always told me

Don’t waste your time on dumb shit

And just like that

My day up and went

Self-Sabotage & Regret

A day wasted, I’ve spent

Countless years replaying the past

Overthinking is the forecast

Not anymore.

NOT ANYMORE!

Affirmations of the week!

Affirmations of the week!

Hello

Welcome, to this week’s Affirmations of the Week!

Positive Affirmations Every Monday!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy. Although, I have discovered a way to block out negative thoughts. It helps to write down positive quotes and affirmations that make me feel confident and more at peace.

 When I find myself in a mood for the day, I refer back to the positive quotes and affirmations I’ve previously written to help snap out of the negativity. Happiness is a choice you have to choose every day. I know all too well how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativity and how difficult it can be to get out. That’s the reason I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle.

Positive Quotes

Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating, these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.

-Wayne W. Dyer

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

-Christian D. Larson

It’s not stress that kills us,
it is our reaction to it.

Hans Selye

Stop repeatedly going over the issues that stresses you out,
the more you do the worse it will feel.

The river becomes calm when it reaches the ocean.
Find your ocean each day.

Maxime Lagace

Affirmations

  • I am proud of myself for all of my big and little victories.
  • I am excited for this new life.
  • Everyday is another opportunity to improve.
  • I have the power to make positive changes in my life.
  • I love the person that I am and the person I am becoming.
  • When I fall I will get back up, and try again.
  • All that matters is what I think of myself.
  • I send love and healing to every organ of my body.
  • Being brave means taking a chance.
  • I give closure to the past.

Again I’m so sorry Ive been away, but I’m back and doing better!
Things have changed, even my website got a fresh look!
Go check it out!

I hope you all have a great day but even better week ahead.
xoxo
Brittany❤️🌻

Recognizing Stress In Yourself

Recognizing Stress In Yourself

Thinking Symptoms

  • Constant worry
  • Forgetfulness, feeling “scatterbrained”
  • Difficulty making decisions, second guessing yourself
  • Unable to concentrate on a task
  • Lost your sense of humor.

The overthinking brain cannot translate these thoughts into actions or positive outcomes, so therefore creates feelings of stress and anxiety. The brain triggers the “fight or flight” mode.

Emotional Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling powerless
  • Frequent mood swings such as:
    1. Anger
    2. Frustration
    3. Sadness
    4. Nervousness
    5. Irritability
    6. Insecure

Emotional stress involves the experience of negative affects.

Physical Symptoms

  • Racing heart
  • Headaches
  • Exhaustion
  • Upset stomach
  • Muscle tension
  • Not feeling like yourself

Stress can cause physical pain in your body if it’s not taken care of properly.

Please! Go check out my posts about ways to recover from stress and anxiety.
Even if it’s just the monday blues.

Take care of you!

Xoxo
Brittany🌻❤️

Sources: Pinterest- averstu.com. Google.com

How To: Do The Work

How To: Do The Work

Today’s the day,
Today we begin the long hard journey to discovering YOU!

This is what
”Doing the work”
Looks like:

  • Create clear boundaries
  • Be aware of energy you bring to any situation.
  • Understand the ways of coping that have protected you in the past may no longer serve you now. (You’ve grown & changed)
  • Bring awareness to your behavior patterns, responses, triggers, Etc. Validate those feeling and replace them with new healthy ones.
  • Journaling! A beautiful way to get to know yourself and see your growth and progress.
  • DO NOT BLAME when your reacting to an emotion or feeling. Take a moment, a few deep breaths, and figure out why you are having that response.
  • Always have accountability!
  • Allowing your trauma to be apart of you but not define you. Learn and grow from your trauma.
  • Be kind and compassionate to your inner child. Positive self encouragement and self love spreads peace to everyone around you.

Hope you enjoy!

Have a beautiful day.
xoxo
-Brittany🌻❤️

STOP & Correct Unwanted Emotions

STOP & Correct Unwanted Emotions

This post was inspired by a pin on Pinterest created by: Natalie Brite

Recently I came across a post with very interesting ideas on ways to learn from and correct the unwanted negative emotions we all sometimes feel. Almost every self-help book I’ve read so far talks about how it’s important to replace your intrusive thoughts with a positive one, but none of these books actually tell me how to..

I’m hoping this will help to put a more visual picture on how to process the emotions and correct them in a more positive & non-judge mental way.

When I Feel:

Unworthy

Lacking

Fearful

Annoyed

Anxious

Unseen

Not Enough

I Will:

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths and bring attention to what I’m judging my worth on.

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths and focus on things that make me feel fulfilled.

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths and work through weather it’s valid or just ego.

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths and search for the trigger and reason why it triggered me.

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths, notice what is luring me away from the present, and bring attention back to the now.

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths and bring attention to how I can fully accept and see myself.

Sit with the feeling, take a few deep breaths & call in a new perspective that allows me to see all the abundance within and around me now.

Replacing a negative thought with a positive will always be easier said than done but I hope that putting a little more detail behind how to react accordingly helps out.

Thank you for reading.
Enjoy today, Have a blessed week!

Xoxo
-Brittany 🌻❤️

Affirmations of the Week!

Affirmations of the Week!

Hello!

Welcome, to this week’s Affirmations of the Week!

Positive Affirmations Every Monday!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy. Although, I have discovered a way that helps me to block out negative thoughts. I like to write down positive quotes and affirmations that make me feel confident and more at peace.

When I find myself in a mood for the day, I refer back to the positive quotes and affirmations I’ve previously written to help snap out of the negativity. Happiness is a choice you have to choose everyday. I know all too well, how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativity, and how difficult it can be to get out. That’s the reason I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle.

Positive Quotes

Let the past make you better, not bitter.

Normality is a paved road:
It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.

Vincent Van Gogh

“So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid?
And then go do it.”

Sheryl Sandberg

“I have spent my life resisting the desire
to end it.”

Franz Kafka

I was waiting for something extraordinary to happen
but as the years wasted on
nothing ever did unless i caused it.

Charles Bukowski

May the flowers remind us why the raid was so necessary.

XAN OKU

Your future needs you.
Your past doesn’t.

M.R.

A year from now
You will wish you had
started today

Karen Lamb

Affirmations

  • I am building my dreams into reality.
  • I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet.
  • My body deserves to be loved.
  • I am proud of how hard I am trying.
  • Good things will flow into my life today.
  • I choose to be positive.
  • I trust the process.
  • Things will work out how they need to.
  • Stepping out of my comfort zone is necessary for growth.
  • I am grateful for the good in my life.
  • I am present.

I’m so thankful for all my followers and HELLO to my new ones! Thank you for being here! I really appreciate it SO much.

I hope you enjoy these posts, have a blessed week ahead.

Xoxo
Brittany❤️🌻