I like going out and laughing having it a good time, but sometimes just being around people is to much. It sounds crazy but if you’re introverted you get it. You just don’t have the social bug extroverts have but even the most social butterfly […]
You know that romantic scene in every romantic comedy movie where the two lovers who just recently met kiss passionately before the camera fades out? I was never into that. I never really cared about or gotten the concept of kissing. Most times I kiss […]
Stress is one of the top killers in the world, it can lead to many more issues both mentally and physically. Hopefully, that intro didn’t stress you out more but helped you realize that you need to get it under control. It’s not always easy especially if you worry a lot, but with a little help and a lot of laughs you can get through it and manage your stress and finally, breathe. Here’s how we’re going to do this
..::Ask Why are you stressed, and write it down::..
Document when you get stressed in a journal, who it all involves and how you can overcome it. Now that you armed yourself with this knowledge get in touch with someone who can help you. If its a coworker harassing you talk to HR and have them handle the situation. If it’s a stressful deadline quickly approaching work out a time schedule that you can manage. Make sure you identify what stresses you out so you can deal with it properly.
..::Take a Break::..
Sometimes you just need a day off. I don’t recommend using all your vacation time at once but a nice 4 day weekend is a nice thing to look forward to. Just make sure you take time off as you see fit. Plan something that you enjoy, even leaving early on a Friday and meeting up with some friends for drinks is a nice break.
..::Leave Your Desk Every Once In A While::..
We sit down too far too long, get up every other hour or so and talk to your coworkers, get some water, stretch. Sitting at a desk all day every day gets dull, boring and your back starts to hurt. Try to move a little bit more every day.
This is just good overall. When you eat better you feel better and you look better, plus you don’t stress out about how bad you’ve been eating. It doesn’t have to be a big thing just a salad instead of fries and a wrap instead of a burrito is all you need. Don’t forget healthy snacks.
..::Don’t Forget To Breathe::..
I can’t tell you how many times breathing saved me from getting fired. So many times I’ve been angry or frustrated and I had to go to the restroom and take ten deep breathes and think happy thoughts. That little break made me feel oh so much better and I handled the situation better. When you can take a minute to think about it, process it, breathe and then react. Break the instant stress cycle.
..:: Relieve Stress and Self Care::..
When you have those days off and the business is closed, practice relaxing self-care practices. Yoga, Meditation, and massages are my go to. Maybe your’s is shopping, kickboxing class, or binge-watching your favorite show whatever calms you down and makes you happy DO IT!
..::Turn off Your Phone::..
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tinder can wait. Take some alone time and enjoy the moment. There are so many studies that show how constantly being on social media can lead to depression and anxiety. I can speak to that, I felt so much better when I got off it for a while. I highly recommend a social media detox every once in a while to keep yourself sane.
..::Refocus On Your Goals::..
Create a vision board or plan a way to improve your life in anyway. If you’re feeling as if you’re not progressing work out a plan to get it done. Think about your underlying passion and goal and define it this alone can make you feel a lot better.
Chemical peels, once something everyone feared has become quite manageable and easy to do, in fact, you can do them in your own home now. They now come in a variety of forms, from gentle exfoliation to acne treatment and improving the overall quality of the […]
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..::This is my travelogue::..
I finally made it down to the beach this year! I literally haven’t been since I was maybe 16 years old. Crazy I know, but life happens, so my sisters and I decided it was time for a trip!
We stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club Anderson Ocean Club (whew!). The view from the room was amazing I had a great view of the beach from the balcony. You could walk out of the resort and be right on the beach. Every morning we would wake up and overlook the beach marveling at its beauty.
During the day we mostly relaxed at the beach collecting sea shells and soaking up some sun.
When it was time to eat we had to go to a seafood place right? I mean we’re by the ocean. The concierge was a great help and recommend Hook and Barrel, a great wine and seafood bar right down the road.
I had the pan seared scallops in a creamy corn sauce. It was mouthwatering if I could have 2 plates I would have, but alas I couldn’t.
The next day we went to the Wild Water and Wheels water park which was included in our hotel price(score!). I haven’t been to a water park in years and it looked lot different then I remembered. In the sense, I didn’t want to get in the water. But I couldn’t resist the temptation of the water slides! Too bad they closed at 5 😢 but I’ll live.
That night we went to Crocodile Rocks Dueling Piano Bar for drinks and atmosphere. The musicians were crazy talented and we kept the drinks flowing within reason, I mean a girl gotta get home, doesn’t she? But I could have listened all night. We ubered back to my room and slept silently on the freshly made bed as I wondered why don’t I have housekeeping at home?
Last day turned in to something a bit more relaxing. For breakfast, we headed to Donalds Pancake House. Their food is truly the definition of home cooked. I had the Mexican Skillet, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart with fresh jalapenos peppers but it’s was worth every spicy bite. The hash browns and eggs have you ready to take a nice nap afterward and relax by at the beach which we did.
It’s definitely a place for friends and family alike. This was my first trip and it was perfect, I couldn’t ask for it to be any better.
Full disclosure I forgot to take picture at some places so I had to take some from big brother Google
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There are so many different ways to meditate it’s astonishing. Today I wanted to talk to you about mantra meditation.
Mantra Meditation is repeating a sacred word, phrase, or short affirmation aloud or in your head.
I see mantra meditation as a sort of self hypnosis, in your relax state you’re training your mind to believe and think a certain way. Like, the old saying goes If you say it while diving in to a deeper consciousness your mind will never forget it (ok not an old saying but yeah).
How does one Mantra Meditate?
Step.01. FIND YOUR INTENTIONS
ask your self why are you meditating today, what are you trying to accomplish?
Identify your goal and create a chant that best suits it.
Step.02. Begin Meditating
Get comfortable on your meditation pillow or mat (or just the floor) and begin calming your mind. Focus on your breathing. I like to count up to ten then repeat until I’m completely relaxed.
Once you’ve fully relax and have entered your meditative state begin chanting your mantra silently in your head. Then a few times aloud to speak it in to existence.
Heart breaks are always tough. It feels as if they go on for ever and you’ll never move on. I’m here to tell you, you can and you will. My first heartbreak was when I was in 9th grade. There was a guy that I […]