Learn to be Flexible
Parts of my life are very regimented. I have checklists for my checklists. I do things in order of importance, methodically, thoroughly… being sandbagged while Iâ€™m knee deep in my process often makes me anxious or even angry. Itâ€™s not that I canâ€™t handle switching gears or expecting the unexpected, I would just rather take time to reshuffle instead of completely switching gears. I guess you could call me anal, but I know that I have a hard time being flexible sometimes. I know how I want to get from A to B and thatâ€™s all that matters. But in life, which is already a true balancing act, we all need to learn to be flexible.
Understanding Your Relationship With Food
I’m a recovering emotional eater. I’m also a recovering emotional non-eater. My relationship with food has pretty much run the gambit of eating habits. When I hated myself, I would eat… and eat…and eat. Cheesecake for breakfast? Yup. Fried string beans as a snack with…
How many of you are reactionary? Before you fully assess a situation, youâ€™re already reacting? Iâ€™ve been guilty of this too. Whether itâ€™s over-analyzing or overthinking situations or not fully understanding a situation, flying off the handle is never good for you or anyone involved. There are times to get fired up and there are times we need to breathe. Learning to let the water roll off the duckâ€™s back is challenging. But, in order to keep your mind happy, you need to learn how to stay calm. Eventually youâ€™ll be able to remain calm in any situation.
How to Identify Toxic People
We all have people in our lives that we like, but we also want to keep them at arms length. Iâ€™ve talk about these people before… the ones who seem to have a storm cloud over them at all times. These people arenâ€™t necessarily the worst people we could keep in our lives, and we, as positive people may eventually have a positive impact on them, but there are some people that are just toxic. Toxic people suck and change your personal energy. These are some ways to identify toxic people.
Read More, Troll Less
How many of you read actual books anymore? If youâ€™re like me, you spend most of your time trolling the Internet, reading articles of depressing current events or watching viral videos. We need a shift in how weâ€™re using and exercising our minds. After your day to day, itâ€™s easy to get lost in the interwebs, but itâ€™s much better to get lost in a book. I remember loving to read, but somehow life took that away from me, and many of you. Itâ€™s time to get that sacred place of relaxation and imagination back
Why I Chose Not to Medicate My Depression
I remember the feeling of standing in my dorm room at 19 years old and wanting to end my life. I didnâ€™t have strong relationships with anyone and I felt worthless. I could be in a room of people and still feel alone. It was an awful feeling coupled with unbelievably high levels anxiety. I was either shaking or completely numb and still. I called the schools emergency hotline that day. Something inside me wasnâ€™t ready to commit to the permanency of death. The school psychologist rushed over and sat with me until my parents flew down. It was an extremely embarrassing feeling, but clearly the angel on my right shoulder was winning the battle with darkness that day.
Mind Over Matter
Any time I was afraid of something or felt my body giving in to illness, I remember my mom saying, â€œmind of matterâ€. Unfortunately, that statement isnâ€™t very true when it comes to getting sick. I mean, Iâ€™ve successfully held off vomiting a few times, but always succumbed to it not matter how hard I thought I wouldnâ€™t let myself get sick. As far as conquering fears though, I think this is definitely true. It all comes back to the mind being incredibly powerful.
The Law of Attraction
Iâ€™ve talked about the fakers and the doers in another blog. They are people that either talk a lot of game or theyâ€™re actually working hard and doing things. When it comes to achieving your goals, itâ€™s important to set intentions by speaking and writing what you want. Iâ€™ve watched the documentary The Secret about a dozen times. The Secret addresses the law of attraction. What you put into the world, you get back. Your thoughts are vibrations and have the ability to attract the things, but if you donâ€™t actively work for your goals, will you achieve them?
Self-Reflection Change is always hard, but if you donâ€™t understand why you do certain things, change will become even harder. Self-reflection can be a tedious process if youâ€™re not used to tapping into your own mind, but itâ€™s an important process to go through if you want to move forward in life. Have you ever failed to do something multiple times? Maybe youâ€™ve tried to diet and just canâ€™t seem to stick with it. There may be things in your past, locked inside your self-conscious, keeping you from achieving what youâ€™d hope to. Self-reflection is also great way to learn how better ways of coping and most importantly, loving yourself through all of your trials and tribulations.