Letter to myself

Letter to myself

You’ve been way to hard on yourself for a really long time.

We are already everything we want to be and more!

Just look at everything we’ve accomplished in the past few years!
You have made a beautiful, creative, fun life for yourself.

All you need to do now is enjoy it.

STOP with the overthinking, over analyzing.

You have nothing to be afraid of

You know how strong you are.

We can get through anything

and it will get rough at times.

Those things happen, and that’s okay.

Really.., It’ll be okay.

It might not feel like it’ll ever end.

But those thoughts you get aren’t always true

and the feelings you feel are temporary.

They will pass.

Please know that you are loved.

And please know you need to love you for who you are inside and out.

Nobody else can feel exactly what you feel.

Be the person you need for yourself.

Be gentle to yourself.

You are amazing! You know that.

You just need a reminder to water your flowers.

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❤️🌻

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❤️🌻

How are you doing? Oh, me?

Hi y’all.

It’s been a while again… I’m sorry.

How are you doing? I’m genuinely asking.

Also while I have you, can I ask:

If I was a streamer would you come watch me play video games/hang out with me?

Before I get into my life lately, I wanna say now, I’m doing great. I’m just going through it with this emotional rollercoaster.

It’s me, I’m the emotional roller coaster. Hear me out though, I think it has everything to do with me on my own journey to finding and loving myself.

I’ve been correcting things in my life that have shed light on areas I want to work on.

A HUGE part of this process is taking risks when it comes to being my true self. I hold back a lot because I’m nervous what others will think of me.

I’m learning to embrace my personality, and love me for everything I am.

I happen to think I’m funny- others think I’m weird…, but WHO cares!! I’m happily me.

Ultimately, I’m slowly trying to get out of my shell which is why I was wondering if any of you would watch my stream if I ever got the guts to go live!

Being a streamer would be an amazing dream come true, but in order to do that, I’d have to actually do it first… scary.

I know I’d be great and I try to be positive. Even if no one watched, I’d still really enjoy it.

First I need a camera.. I have lots of work to do. (Excuses) Ahhhh anxiety.

Anyways! I hope you all are doing well, and have wonderful days to come.

Happy Holidays!!

Xoxo

-Brittany 🌻❤️

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❤️🌻

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!