If you are reading this…

If you are reading this…

If you are reading this right now. Please know that you are loved.

Please know that there are people who care about you.

People who want to see you succeed in life.

YOU ARE IMPORTANT, SMART, AND BEYOND BEAUTIFUL

If you are reading this right now.

Leave me a comment describing your happiest moment in your life.

Tell me about something positive that happened in your life.

Let’s make today a positive one by focusing on the good things that are happening around us.

It’s never to late to turn a bad day into a good day.

❤️ Brittany.

Things To Do Before 8 am

Things To Do Before 8 am

Get up and out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off.

Fight the urge to hit the snooze button. DO NOT DO IT! 5 minutes extra is not worth it. At least not when there is a fresh beautiful day ahead.

Drink a glass of water

After a long night of sleep, it’s good to hydrate your body, especially before all the caffeine. Some of us still do require our coffee and soda you won’t like us without it, it’s essential, but first, A glass of water to start the day off in a healthy way.

It includes many benefits such as:

Hydrates your body immediatelyHelps to fuel your brain
Fights sicknessJump-start in your metabolism

Mindfully make a cup of coffee

Make a cup of coffee and think of things to be grateful for, think about positive elements in your life that your thankful for, or qualities you have you like about yourself. Be in the moment while you make coffee. Drinking it will be like a happiness potion. EVEN MORE than coffee already is, like magic. Talking positively to your coffee will make it taste better! Try it!

Write down what you appreciate

Use this time to write your wondering mind on paper. Get things out that have been bothering you, clear the air, help kick start the day towards a fresh start. Write out your gratitude’s, write out your blessings number them it helps to feel even more full, to see the number of positive things in your life.

Write down your top 3 goals to achieve today

Write out the goals that you want to be done by the end of the day. Visualizing your goals is good for staying on track for the remainder of the day.

Meditate for 10-30 minutes

Tune into your mind, body, and breathe. Find your true peace. Clear your head, understand your thoughts, Let your worries go, and be excited for the fresh start today.

Do some light yoga or simple stretches

Yoga can be another form of meditation. The only difference being, stretching is meditation for not just your mind but muscles, joints, and bones. Start stretching now your older self will thank you.

Here’s a website I use for stretching: https://www.self.com/gallery/daily-stretching-routine

Shower & dress for the day

Get freshened up and ready to face to day with a positive attitude!
When you look good, you feel good it’s a proven fact.

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

Why You Should Read More Books

Why You Should Read More Books

Read to Stimulate Your Brain

Did you know that reading regularly helps in preventing Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Mental stimulation keeps the brain active and engaged. Just like working out your muscles in your body, your brain needs exercise to stay healthy and strong.

Reading Reduces Stress

Getting lost in a book can take all your worries away. Allowing yourself the time and attention to be able to get lost in a remarkably good story can be very relaxing and beneficial in many ways. For example, reading reduces your heart rate, which keeps the stress levels low.

Improves Memory

Reading stimulates our brains, which then creates connections between neurons that are called Synapses. During the process of synapses, your brain receives new memories and strengthens the existing ones. The more frequently you read, the better your mind gets at remembering and retaining all the new knowledge.

Improves Focus and Concentration

Reading helps train your intrusive thoughts a little discipline. To fully comprehend and absorb what you are reading requires 100% of your focus and attention. As you begin to focus, you can tune out any distractions happening around you, strengthening your attention span and increasing your concentration toward other aspects of life, not just reading.

Expands Vocabulary

Reading one book doesn’t impact your vocabulary overnight. It’s the consistency of reading and the exposure to words that help the definition to stick in our brains. Like exercise, you can’t expect results if we quit and give up. Reading daily works out the brain, and gets it prepared for new information to memorize, and store away for when the information is needed.

Reading Makes You Smarter

Having a consistent reading habit increases different types of intelligence in your brain. For example, Crystallized Intelligence, knowing and understanding literal facts, figures, and data.

Many books have in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics, subjects, and inventions. The more you read, the more information your brain stores.

Other examples include:
Fluid Intelligence-the ability to problem-solve, detect a pattern.
Emotional Intelligence-the ability to feel emotions and make connections to those feelings

Reading Improves Your Imagination & Creativity

When getting lost in a good book, your entire being gets teleport-ed to another realm. You experience the things happening in your reading as if it were your new life, new friends, new places, new experiences, and new lessons learned by new fresher broken hearts. Reading opens your eyes to all kinds of possibilities. When you read, you work out your imagination, increasing creativity.

Resources: https://thriveglobal.com https://blog.neuronation.com/en/ https://jrelibrary.com/ https://bookriot.com/

Affirmations of the Week!

Affirmations of the Week!

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 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. 

*Quotes by Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart*

Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it too.

Be where you are, stop over-thinking, and focus on what you are doing.

Find something that inspires you, dare to try something new; allow yourself to be open to whatever experience arises.

Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.

Make improvements not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.

It takes courage and wisdom to acknowledge there are areas where you could improve. Only in identifying your limitations can you stretch yourself beyond them.

Let go of something old that no longer serves you in order to make room for something new.

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

You make the world a better place by making daily improvements to become the best version of yourself.

What you stay focused on will grow.

Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success.

Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.

It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.

The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

Positive Affirmations

  • I trust myself, I believe in me and I have confidence in myself.
  • I am so much better than my negative thoughts and actions.
  • I am talented and smart.
  • I am thankful for all that I have.
  • I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
  • I am doing my best, and I am proud of who I am becoming.
  • I am in control of my mind.
  • I am beautiful
  • I am brave, bold and strong.
  • I accept myself just as I am.
  • I am excited about this week.
  • I choose to be happy and love myself today.
  • I am unique.
  • I release negative self-talk.
  • I will not worry about things I cannot control.
  • I release any doubts or fears
  • I trust I am on the right path.
  • I am becoming closer to my true self every day.
  • I accomplish anything I focus on.

That is it for this week, I hope it helped and gets you motivated for this week!

Have an Awesome day!
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 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. 

*Quotes by Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart*

  • The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.
  • What other people think and say about you is none of your business. The most destructive thing you can do is believe someone else’s opinion of you.
  • Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.
  • Keep your mind open. The meaning of things lies in how good people perceive them. The same thing could mean different meanings to the same people at different times.
  • The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind.
  • Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
  • No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.
  • You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.
  • Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.
  • To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.
  • Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.
  • Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.
  • Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, and being grateful.
  • Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.

*Personal Affirmations*

  • I am beautiful inside and out.
  • I can choose how I want to perceive every situation.
  • I am embracing each moment with gratitude.
  • I am letting love lead the way.
  • I am healthy and I am free.
  • I have the right to be happy, to shine, to succeed.
  • I live in a world full of infinite love.
  • Kindness is free.
  • I am loved
  • I am enough
  • I am strong
  • I am proud to be me
  • I am grateful for my experiences, hurt, and lessons learned.

I hope this post helps you feel more at peace. Have a wonderful week!
Xoxo
-Brittany♥

Old Memories

Old Memories

My fondest memory was back when I was a little girl over the moon, excited to be going on a road trip with my parents. We were on the way to my mom’s long lost best friend’s wedding in Giddings, Texas, Just about 8 hours away from Amarillo, my home town. A short drive for most, but as for me, this was my first ever road trip, we stopped more times than expected just for the sightseeing. To a little girl, it was excruciatingly long, but I loved every minute of it.

I can vividly remember watching all the beautiful trees and all kinds of different cars racing by, me sitting in the back seat of my mom’s little car, my dad in the driver’s seat mom in the passenger. I remember seeing a young lady, maybe in her mid-20s, driving along beside us. As she passed, I must have drifted off into a daydream when all I remember is me wishing I could be her or anything like her when I grow up. A beautiful young lady traveling in her very own vehicle to only she knew where she’d end up. Independent, Happy, and free. I pondered what her line of work could be for her to be able to afford to travel on her own. My parents worked so hard all the time but still had so little. They used to tell me all the time, “traveling is a luxury that we can never afford.” As a little girl thinking, “if my parents can’t afford it, how will I ever be able to?”

All I wanted was to travel to see the world. I didn’t get out much in general, but I always knew the answer would be a no before I was even able to finish the sentence. Seeing that young lady sparked something in me that I never realized until I got older. My goal has always been to travel, and to see the world, it wasn’t just a daydream, it was real. I didn’t know it then, but that memory has been the fuel to my fire. The thing I held onto as I grew up to be the exact beautiful, young, hardworking woman I am today, the woman, younger me wanted to be.

Little ole me

Today I have a great job to be blessed with that allows me to travel and make my dreams come true, and I never even realized it. I am so grateful for the opportunities, and beyond blessed to be living the life I have.
This memory means so much to me because when I reflect on how I used to feel about my future as a little girl, I never had any support. When I got up the nerve to share my inspirations with my parents, I’d get hit with why it logically wouldn’t be possible for me, and money was always the roadblock. Yet, despite all the negative, I grew up around, I still managed to reach my dream without having to worry about money as my parents did, and I am grateful for that.

I am one lucky bad ass young lady!


The women I always knew I could be.

Affirmations of the Week

Affirmations of the Week

Welcome to another Affirmations of the Week!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy’s. I found in order to block out the 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 like to refer back to my affirmations in order to help break the cycle of negative vibes I’m currently feeling. Happiness is a choice you have to choose everyday. I know all to well how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativeness, and how difficult it can be to get out. I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle.

  • Quotes by Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart
    • Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of expectations and opinions of others.
    • We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.
    • It’s only after you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
    • Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
    • It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.
    • Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
    • Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.
    • Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus on to something positive.
  • I will be more sensitive, compassionate, caring, and understanding.
  • I am loved.
  • I choose to be positive, happy, and nice.
  • I can do anything I want.
  • I am beyond blessed.
  • I am beautiful, brave, and a one of a kind.
  • I am proud to be me.

I hope you have a great week!
xoxo
Brittany♥

Affirmations of the Week!

Affirmations of the Week!

Happiness starts within you! Affirmations help bring me positive vibes to get through the week. Here’s a few I’ve chosen to share with you.

  • I choose nice.
  • I am healthy
  • I will be happy
  • I am strong
  • I am brave
  • I am human
  • I can do better next time.
  • I can be anything I want.
  • My positive thoughts create positive feelings.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I deserve to be loved.
  • I on;y compare myself to myself.
  • I believe in my goals and dreams
  • My mistakes help me learn and grow.
  • I always get through the worst.
  • This week will be a great week.

Have the best week ever!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

As cliché as it is

I hope that this new year brings you so much joy

Happiness, positivity and overall just a good outcome of the year in general.

I hope that this year is the year that really brings out that you you’ve always wanted

Because you deserve it.

You deserve to be happy

To be ecstatic with life.

To be filled with nothing but happiness, love and peace.

This is your time to shine!

This year is about improving YOU!