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

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❤️🌻

Mental Health Check!

Mental Health Check!

Hey!
Let’s check on ourselves today.

Sometimes we all get into a funk.

It’s that feeling of disconnect from nearly everything around you.
Are you feeling depressed lately? Overwhelmed, Anxious?

It’s okay that we feel like that sometimes…,

As long as we don’t let the feeling grow and develop and we correct the issue NOW!
In the moment of discomfort, because if we wait for the “right time,” we’ll be waiting forever.

Even if you’re not in a mood, it’s healthy to check in with yourself every once in a while to see where your mind is at., Or if you need to work on some areas in your life.

Mental Health is important, and too many people ignore their unwanted emotions and to bottle up their feelings.
NONE of which are healthy!

All you have to do is take a few moments to yourself.
Find a nice quiet place and take a few deep breaths in and out.

Once your relaxed, ask yourself these questions:

  • How am I feeling?
    (Physically & Mentally)
  • When did I last eat a whole meal?
  • When did I last drink water?
  • How long have I spent on my phone today?
  • When did I last breathe deeply?
  • When did I last talk to someone about my feelings?
  • When did I last go outside?
  • What can I celebrate today?
  • When did I last take a shower?
    (or bath)
  • What is taking up most of my headspace?
  • Am I tired?
  • What can I do that will bring me joy?
  • When did I last do a kind thing for someone else?
  • What kind of mantras should I meditate on today?

After each question, continue to have deep breaths (in and out) and be true to yourself. Write them down if needed.

The point of this exercise is to become more intune with your mind, spirit, and body.
I hope this helps! Use it as often as needed.

Tips for taking that first step

Tips for taking that first step

Hey!

Lately, I’ve been struggling with consistency.

It’s hard for me to get into a routine that I desperately need, and when I’ve failed to do the things I wanted. I notice myself start to get overwhelmed, and anxious. I start to lose patience with things and the people around me.

A while ago I bought a mental health magazine that I’ve just got around to reading, and it has a lot of good tips and tricks on ways to understand and correct unwanted feelings and emotions.

Along this journey, they talk about how rewarding it can be to analyzing yourself, asking yourself questions, and giving yourself time to think of what you TRULY want. Write down your response so you can see what your intentions are.

So let’s try this!

  • Acknowledge the change: What is it about your job/life that you want to change?  Why does it feel important that you need to do it sooner rather than later?
  • Make concrete plans: Think about concrete, achievable objectives you can start working toward to achieve that change.
  • Look at the facts: When you’re overthinking, breathe and stick to the facts. Try not to let your emotions take over.
  • Remember who you are: You’re not the voice you might sometimes hear in your head telling you that “you can’t do it” or ” you’re not good enough.” Challenge that voice every time it speaks.
  • Look back, but not with regret: While moving forward in life only look back to see how far you’ve come and congratulate yourself up if things don’t work out-circumstances change there are myriad versions of success.

Hopefully this will help!

xoxo
Brittany❤️🌻

Life Update! | New House, Birthday & Tattoos ? |

Life Update! | New House, Birthday & Tattoos ? |

Hello again…

I really have to stop disappearing, but this time it was for something good! I swear!🥺
Pls let me explain.

In one of my posts a while back a wrote about how we (me and my boyfriend) are moving back to our home town in Texas.

We made it, things have been GREAT! It’s been so good to see everyone again.

BUT the reason I was gone for a while was because we had been working on renovating our home!!
Getting things finished and move-in ready took longer than we expected…

It had originally started with refurbishing our hardwood floors.

Before
After

Then after the floors, we got ambitious..


I just wanted to sand and repaint the cabinets in our kitchen, but it needed some serious lovin’ to the whole kitchen.
So we decided to tackle it!

Here are the before and after pictures.

Before
Before
After
After

Can you see why it took longer than expected! 😂
Not to mention it’s been a steady 98-102 degrees here on top of all this work we were doing in such a short time.

Thankfully things are perfect. I am SO blessed and beyond grateful!

We finished just in time for my birthday got moved in, and my childhood BEST FRIEND from the 6th grade flew out from Chicago to help me decorate, and to celebrate my 24th birthday this year!
Things couldn’t have worked out better❤️
Happy Birthday to me! (Sept 12)
For her visit, we went to get tattoos as something special to do for my birthday!

DUH! Great idea.
I got my favorite animal!

I fell in love! I needed more.

So today…
I got this!

I found it on Pinterest a while ago but never actually thought I’d have the guts to do it.

Let me just say I’m SO glad I did!

I’m completely obsessed.

I feel new confidence inside myself. I feel proud to have stepped out of my comfort zone, and wear my heart on my sleeve…
Literally. 😂

Anyways I thank you for stopping by to listen.

Thank you to my 200 followers! I appreciate the shit out of you!

Your support means the world to me!

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 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 judged by others means that you’re that important

that they have the time to think about you and talk about you.

Relax.
Let every moment be what it’s going to be. What’s meant to be will come your way, what’s not will fade away.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring.
All of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Broken crayons still color.

Be your own biggest fan.

Love yourself and give yourself the things that you need.

mel robbins

It’s okay to put yourself first.

Motivation may get you started

but it takes discipline to keep you going.

Get one good habit down consistently

and congratulate yourself before adding another good habit.

Never put the key to your happiness in somebody else’s pocket.

Affirmations

  • I am working on me, for me.
  • I let go of all the things that make me anxious.
  • I love ALL versions of myself.
  • Today I am going to shine.
  • I am living my best life.
  • I have many reasons to be blessed
  • I feel gratitude for the little things
  • I am exactly who I need to be at this moment
  • I am comfortable being alone
  • I am a person that I can admire

That’s all for today!

If your reading this know that you are AWESOME😍

I hope you have a great day but even better week!
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!