Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

Goood Morning!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far.
Hope today treats you well.

Last week was a tough one at work. We worked TONS of overtime which i’m very blessed for always, but I’m tired lol!

My boyfriend and I drove home for the weekend. Thankfully we are working close enough we get to do so.

I’m glad we did though, I needed this. 🥰

The cozy vibes from being home is a feeling like no other.

My favorite thing is opening all the windows in the house early in the morning. one- to watch the sunset and two- watching the natural sunlight come into my home. 😍 Euphoric vibes. I’m so hypnotized by nature.

I’m so blessed and grateful in this life.

I love when I get consumed in my gratitudes.

How was your week and how are you relaxing?

Let me know in the comments!
I hope you have a great day.

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

Back to work

Back to work

As the holidays come to an end, I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has to go back to work here soon. I had a lovely time off, It’s always good to be home. I’ve been trying to stay moving. So that going wouldn’t physically hurt too bad. I’ve gotten better at my yoga! Proud of me for that. I have been getting more social with communities that are full of kind, inspiring people. I joined a book club and a Just Dance 30-day challenge! Things to keep me going while I travel for work this year. My work schedule is FULL, and that fact overwhelms me. Because this year, I wanted to focus on myself (and I still will.)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay humble, mindful, positive when everyone around you is disgustingly unhappy every single day. But this time around feels different. I feel more grounded and in-tune with my intentions on what I will give my energy into and what I will not. This year I will not lose myself in this job.

I hope 2022 has been treating you well so far.

Best wishes to come.

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

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❤️🌻

My Goals for the New Year

My Goals for the New Year

As 2021 comes to a bitter-sweet end. I hope we can all take a few days to rest, and reflect on how blessed we are to see another year.

I wanted to say first before anything. Thank you for being here with me! It’s been a beautiful year and a half with you all, THANK YOU. I’ll be forever grateful for my blog. I’m so glad I started my page, and I’m able to grow with yall and document my journey!

It only gets better as the years go by and for 2022 I wanted to list a few things I’d like to manifest/work on.

I’m interested to hear some of your Goals for the new year as well.

Here are my Goals for the New Year:

  • Keep working on having a positive mindset.
  • Practice more yoga and meditation.
  • Read more books
  • Exercise 3-6 times a week.
  • Cook more.
  • Take more risks
  • Hike.
  • Take Pictures.
  • Speak nicer to myself.
  • Be more compassionate.
  • More confident.
  • Self-care more.
  • Say “I love you” more, to myself and loved ones.
  • Come out of my shell.
  • Write more.
  • Give to others.

2022 will bring positivity and new opportunities.

I hope you all enjoy your holidays, Stay safe!
Thank you for being here.

xoxo
-Brittany🌻❤️

How deep are your roots?

How deep are your roots?

Hey

I found this in a magazine and had to share!
Here we go:

Do you have a strong sense of who your are and what you believe in? Are you easily uprooted by beliefs and opinions of others or do you stand strong and tall for what you hold true? Can you bend and sway in the wind without compromising your integrity?

Each tree that stands tall and strong in the forest lends its support to neighboring trees.

It’s important to take time to identify the core values and beliefs that help to drive your behavior and thoughts. Often dissatisfaction with life or a difficulty in decision-making comes from either not being clear about your values or not living by them. Sometimes this is because people are unsure about their beliefs or haven’t delved deeply enough into who they are. Others may be living with inherited values-from guardians or peers-that either never did or no longer belong to them.

Identifying your core values

Without thinking too much, using a stream of consciousness, write your response to the following questions.
Jot down as much or as little as you feel you want to. For each, imagine having, doing, or being those things in as much detail as possible.
What would you see, hear, and feel? What’s so good about it? What would it give you?

What do you have/want to have that’s important to you?

What do you want to do?

Who do you want to be?

To help get you started, here are a few examples or core values:

  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Authority
  • Balance
  • Boldness
  • Challenge
  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competence
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Fame
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Influence
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Popularity
  • Power
  • Recognition
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Security
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Status
  • Success
  • Trustworthiness
  • Wisdom

This helped me out a TON! It helps me to figure out what I really want for myself.

I hope you enjoy this post & I hope it helps!

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

Anxiety coping skills

Anxiety coping skills

Hey

Today I wanted to share 6 coping tips to try the next time we feel anxious or uneasy.

Coping Skills

Grounding

Sit up straight, put your feet on the floor, focus on your breathing.
Describe in detail 5 things you see around you.
Go into as much or as little details as you desire.

Breathe

Get into a comfortable position and close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose and imagine breathing in a calming color. Exhale through your mouth, imagine your anxiety exiting your body through a different color then the one you choose as your calm color. Repeat.

Confirm

Say the following things to yourself out loud, and repeat.
I am safe. I am not in danger.
A panic attack cannot hurt me.
I am breathing in enough air.
I am beginning to calm down.
I am going to be okay.

Outside

Go outside.
As much as you don’t want to, just go.
Sit or stand and breathe in the fresh air.
Look at the stars or the clouds and focus on them. Feel the warmth or coolness.

Shower

If you’re able, take a shower.
This sounds trivial, but it’s one of the most common ways most people use to come down from anxiety.

Oils

Essential oils are another popular coping methods used to reduces anxiety and stress. Most recommended are: lavender, copaiba, cedarwood, frankincense, peace and calming.

I hope you enjoy the day today with peace of mind.

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

Let’s get 🎶PERSONAL🎶

Let’s get 🎶PERSONAL🎶

Hey!

Happy Tuesday.

I wanted to share some personal news with you guys if y’all are interested.

I’m back to work for at least the next two months, but of course, we get to go home for holidays. (minus Halloween)

They have us in Colorado, which I’m very excited about- If you know me, you know I vibe with the mountains, and I’ll always be a sucker for the cold. I love it❤️

I’ve talked a little about my job before, but I travel often. We go around to different hardware stores and rearrange the layout of the aisles and merchandise. It’s a lot of work, and most projects last a good 2-3 months per store. It’s a pretty tough job, we work the graveyard shift with maybe two days off if you’re lucky, but I’ve been doing this for four years now, going on 5.

I love my job! I do, it pays well, and I get to see the world with my hubby.🥰

BUT…

Working month after month turns into years, and just like that, in a blink of an eye, you’ve worked for three years straight with no time home besides Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It took a toll on my body and my mental, I desperately needed a break, so hubby and I took the month of September off, and I feel good and ready to come back with a fresh and determined mindset.

I am determined because I don’t want to disappear on you guys again like I always seem to do when I’m on the road working. I want to keep up with my blog posts, and keep interacting with the readers’ section. You guys are so talented 🥲

I WILL still be here!

The new plan is to work for a few months steady and have a month off.
That seemed to really help me keep a balance between my job and my mind.

I hope you guys have a great day!
Thank you for reading this nonsense, and THANK YOU for the support.
All your likes, follows, comments, DONATIONS!! (I can’t believe it, still)
I appreciate it very much ❤️

Have a blessed week!
I WILL SEE YOU SOON!

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.

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!