Anxiety attacks you may not realize

Anxiety attacks you may not realize

Zoning out

It’s harder than usual to get yourself to focus.

Irritate

You seem to lash out more frequently and for no real reason.

Constantly playing with your hands

Leg shaking

Pacing

You find it hard to stay still and relaxed.

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❤️🌻

Daily Prompt Question: What principles define how you live?

Daily Prompt Question: What principles define how you live?

This post was inspire by my Daily Prompt Question.

What principles define how you live?

  1. Love More.
    Love everything and everyone, and do it unconditionally. Especially yourself!
  2. Be Mindful.
    Keep in mind just how grateful you are for everything around you and everything you do.
  3. Live in the present.
    Dwelling on the past, keeps you in the past. You can never grow and move forward in life or have a healthy mindset if you are stuck in the past. Focus on now!
  4. Self-Care is Health-Care.
    Hygiene is very important. Brush your teeth, take a shower, wash your face every night, and MOISTURIZE YOUR BODY!
  5. Choose Happiness.
    Every morning is a new start. Begin the day with happy thoughts and reasons why you should be happy today.
  6. Forgive and let go.
    Holding in built up anger can cause MAJOR health issues. It’s extremely crucial for your health to learn how to forgive others and yourself most importantly, in order to live a peaceful life.
  7. Be Kind.
    Of course its important to be nice to those around you, but its even more serious to be kind to ourselves and your minds. Self talk has a huge impact on your mental health and development. When we are kind and at peace within ourselves it is much easier to give kindness to those who need it most.
    Most angry people are just hurting inside.
  8. Drink More Water!
    I am bad at drinking water.. It is not my favorite. Still, it has TONS of health benefits following with even more risks if you don’t drink water. It even helps with having healthy clear skin, as well as taking care of your body and mind.
  9. Avoid any negativity.
    If your anything like me, your very influenced by the energizers around you. If someone is obviously having a tough day and all they do is complain. Your first obviously going to try and help them out of their rut, right? But.. If nothing is works I’m doomed to negativity along side with them. I match energies in the room, so its okay to walk away if your not feeling the vibe of those around you. Trust your gut!
  10. No time for laziness.
    Stop being lazy!
    Its too easy to sit around all day and do nothing productive. For me though, doing so only increases my anxiety due to my internal list of
    things to do growing by the second. I need to quit procrastinating, get up and move!

I feel that everyone has principles almost identical, but the issue is keeping these in mind to continue to be the best person you could possibly be.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. I’ll see you tomorrow with another!

Please, feel free to write your thoughts on the prompt. What principles define how you live?

Leave a comment or email your response to: barelyablog1@gmail.com

Thank you for stopping by! I can’t wait to read your responses. Share this post with others!

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

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.

Buddha

Ten years from now you’ll laugh at whatever’s stressing you out today.
so why not laugh now?

Tony Robbins

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.

Roy T. Bennett

No matter what comes your way.
No matter how difficult or unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive.

What is done with love is done well.

Van Gogh

Affirmations

  • I have faith and trust in my journey.
  • I am manifesting my dream life.
  • I am thankful for my job and the many opportunities it offers.
  • I am gifted with the power to have trust and forgiveness.
  • I am thankful for everything I have.
  • I love myself and I allow others to love me too.
  • I find joy in the little things everywhere.
  • I am powerful
  • I am grateful for my body.
  • I love taking care of my skin.
  • I am creative and come up with new ideas everyday.

Here is a little positivity to give to kick start the week off right. I hope you enjoyed!
Have a blessed week! Let’s make it a great one.

Xoxo
Brittany ❤️