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❤️🌻

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 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❤️🌻

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?

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❤️🌻


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!