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?

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❤️🌻

Your trauma is valid

Your trauma is valid

No matter what ANYONE says,

Your trauma is still valid even if:

  • You never told anyone
  • You can’t remember all of it
  • It happened a long time ago
  • People didn’t believe you
  • You are feeling better now
  • It didn’t develop into PTSD
  • Your life wasn’t threatened
  • You know people who have been through “worse”
  • You didn’t realize it was a traumatic until later on

You never know what others could be going through.
YOU are never alone!

I know

I know

It’s a new month

March..

I feel like nothings changed

Although I know that’s a lie.

I know I’ve made progress

And I won’t stop

This year I know

I’ll try harder than the last.

Xoxo

-Brittany🌻❤️

Blah

Blah

Lately I’ve been feeling blank.

Nobody’s home but

you can see a light is on.

Did you hear that!?

Endless days of war,

Tole to tole with head.

Good against evil

Today wasn’t good

Tomorrow will be better…

It wasn’t.

Goodbye Balloon

Goodbye Balloon

Yesterday something caught me eye and I couldn’t help but to write about it.

I live right across the street from a courthouse. I see all kinds of crazy’s walking by, angry people yelling, there’re are a few bars down the block, so usually the courthouse parking lot is free parking on the weekends. I see all kinds of characters, but yesterday was different.

I never seen a single person though I happened to turn to look out my window at the perfect moment.

Someone had released a balloon. 🎈
It was rainbow colored and shaped like a heart. It didn’t have any writing that I could see on it but I did notice something small like a little box was attached to the end of the balloons string.

My first thought was that something valuable could be in the small box attached to the string that is now swinging around like crazy due to the wild winds.

What if it was someone’s late Valentines gift? Now its gone with the wind.. literally.
How sad would that be?

My next thought though, painted a very sweet picture in my mind.

What if it was a same sex couple that just got married? 💟
Fresh bright glow of excitement over their faces. Family, friends came to celebrate outside of the court house with them, releasing a single ballon to symbolize their love and sharing it with the world, finally!
Attached was a small silver box with their written and scribbled vows.

Now I don’t know what exactly happened, and like I said earlier I never seen a single person after I watched the balloon sway away. Still, I sat there watching it and pictured so many scenarios that could be attached to this ballon.

I’ve always fascinated the different kind of feelings that are connected to releasing balloons in the air.

Some do it for the passing of a loved ones.

Others do it in a form of happiness, love, and hope.

Isn’t it weird?
No matter the reason behind it,
It’s a form of release.

A physical release that leaves you feeling refreshed and wholesome.

Anyways, just some things that go on inside my head. LUL
Hope you enjoy!

Have a GREAT day!

Xoxo
Brittany🌻❤️

Have You Experienced Trauma Before?

Have You Experienced Trauma Before?

What is trauma?

Trauma is the response to an overwhelmingly negative event that can cause people to lose their sense of self and values.

Google Definition.

a deeply distressing/disturbing experience,
Emotional shock following a stressful event or physical injury.

Experiences with trauma, you may have:

  • Kept Secrets
  • Grown-up too fast
  • Been mature for your age
  • Learned how to sense danger
  • Engaging in self-destructive behavior
  • Not trusted people
  • Learned to pretend that you are okay when you weren’t
  • Put your feelings aside because you need to focus on surviving.
  • Experienced emotional outbursts