Keep your mental status sane, in shape, exercise your mind every single day so your body follows through. Maintaining healthy and powerful thoughts is what you body needs to be strong and young, healthy and beautiful.
How to help your mind?
Though sometimes it may be hard to keep up your hopes and feel confident, but you must always believe in yourself and your talent. Faith, Belief , self-confidence are enough to turn around any negative situation in a positive one!
Instead of ‘turning away’ from pain in avoidance we can learn to gently ‘turn towards’ what we’re experiencing. We can bring a caring open attention towards the wounded parts of ourselves and make wise choices about how to respond to ourselves and to life.
It’s a paradox that we all must understand: It is by turning towards negative emotions that we find relief from them – not by turning away.
Painful emotions can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.
The pain, just…
Being strong and resilient incorporates the ability to be emotionally flexible, accepting whatever one feels without judgement.
As all of you know, one of the tv shows I love to watch is Grey’s Anatomy. One of the many things I like from this show are Meredith’s monologues. Here is one for a wonderful sunday reflexion.
Word of the day: BOUNDARIES
“At some point you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out, they fence you in, life is messy… That’s how we are made… So you can waste your life drawing lines… Or you can live your life crossing them… But there are some lines… That are way too dangerous to cross… Here’s what I know, if you are willing to take the chance… The view from the other side is spectacular…” — Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy
It is soooooo easy to find gloom and doom stories around the www.com, but try to find positive and cheerful news, I dare you, it takes a long time. But it’s worth the effort!
I found this GREAT contest about kindness and compassion picture taking contest. If you don’t need the cash you can donate it later. After all, competing and sharing awesome photos that show kindness, love and tender care is what the world needs now…it is what WE all NEED now!
I hope you enjoy it and love it. Be cheerful today. Remember: living in the “here and now” with love, compassion and happiness is all we need, for each one of us can live strong and forever 💪💖😉
Research has shown that viewing images of peace, kindness, and compassion has a dramatic impact on a person’s happiness and wellbeing – and that’s why photographers from all over the world are now being asked to share their kindest photos.
“Every day, people are exposed to negative images, stories, and experiences,” says David Fryburg, founder of Envision Kindness. “We know that this exposure is stressful to the viewer—it causes anger, anxiety, depression, and can affect behavior, disconnecting people from one another.”
“To help counterbalance the negative, let’s share diverse, positive images like those submitted to the contest on a regular basis. We know that these images have great power to bring out joy, gratitude, optimism, love, and compassion.”
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West
“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” Milton Erickson
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Unknown
“Chase your dreams and your nightmares will grow tired of chasing you.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
“Well, I definitely advise anyone who wants to write, write. Don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. Because a lot of people can be very discouraging to people who say they want to be a professional writer. If you want to do it, then chase it. Chase your dreams. Follow your heart. If that’s what you want, go after it. Write it out. You never know, you could be the next big thing.” ― Helena Lancaster
Motivate yourself, everyday, every moment of your life, to continue to live with strength, goals, hope and compassion.
Get up every morning with that sparkle in your brain that makes your heart, your muscles and bones get up, then you smile big knowing that you are doing the right thing FOR YOU!
Run after your dreams, chase them until they are conquered by you! Do not let anybody take them away!
#1 — Don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you from taking risks
While we will all do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, we need to flip our thinking so that we look more to the long term. We must ask ourselves questions like, “Why am I so worried? What’s the worst that can happen if I just take a risk? What’s the potential outcome 2, 3, 5, or even 10 years from now?
#2 — Remember that you’ve got this — you’ve pulled through before, and you’ll pull through again
Other ways to achieve it: all you have to do is realize that you’ve pulled through in the past and you’ll pull through again. Jot down how you were able to figure out a once-desperate situation. Recall the times when things seemed dark and bleak, but somehow, one way or another, you figured it out. You did it before and you’ll do it again.
#3 — Immediately disrupt any and all detrimental behavior and negative beliefs that are holding you back
I talk about beliefs because worry is born from a state of negative beliefs. There are different ways to come to the “chronic worrying path”. We worry because we believe we’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to see something through. We worry because we don’t think we have what it takes. That leads to negative thinking, and a set of resultant behaviors that help to close the loop of negativity.
#4 — Your self-worth doesn’t rely on others’ opinions of you — ignore the naysayers
Make a conscious decision right now to do it. Decide, right here in this very moment, that your life means more than others’ opinions of you. And tell yourself you’re not going to worry about it anymore. It’s just not that important. It’s not worth your mental health. Just keep doing you and moving forward. All of the rest will eventually fall into place over time.
#5 — Anything in life that’s worthwhile, will never, ever come easy
Worrying does a huge number on us. It takes away on every level.
Physically, emotionally, spiritually and or financially. But, in order to move away from worry, not only do we need a major shift in our focus, but we need a strategic plan for the future. We need to set goals, create a plan, take action, persist, and never give up. Find your way back!
I just listened to UNBROKEN yesterday. I enjoyed the lyrics so much that I could not stop listening to it over and over.
If you feel down, listen to this song (MUSICAL VIDEO below). Listen to other songs that would liberate your mind from pain, from feeling unworthy, sad, lonely. But do it as soon as possible. See, the longer you allow yourself to feel like you can not go on anymore, the longer will be for you to recuperate, to go back on your feet and “fight” the good fight, to live plenty.
So, do it today. Today is the day for you to pull yourself out of that hole without ladders. There is always a ladder. If you don’t think so, if you don’t see it, then YOU get it and put it on the wall of the deep hole and climb it up!