Do you ever get into a funk or just feel down and can’t get yourself out of yourself? I do. I try to think positive thoughts – and get uplifted. I used to watch Criminal Minds – but that just opened up another trap portal to thinking the worst about people – so I wouldn’t advise that. However, I have found a few awesome songs that help me turn my mood around. You can dance to these songs too and that helps. So, I have found Spotify – yes, my 17 year old has a membership – but it is free as well. On spotify you can make a playlist or look up others playlists and jam out. Think of your favorite songs that make you smile or get you in a good mood. Search for those first. I found the song Level Up by Ciara if super fun. I also found Woman by Kesha. This has some lyrics that your young kids might not want to listen to – or you might not want them to listen to, but they are fun. You can set this up on a music list on your phone and there are several other apps you can use to make a playlist – but I like spotify for the moment. Yes, you listen to an advertisement first, but then you play and make it happen. So, go ahead and enjoy. See if that gets you in a good mood – or if all else fails – get outside or go to youtube and play some Fitness Marshall – he is sure to put you in a good mood. Enjoy!!!
Journaling is very important to get yourself clear in so many ways. Journaling is good for your mind and
particularly your mental health. It can help you harness your creativity. When you are journaling, you can see your growth of where you were to where you want to go. Journaling can let you realize your values and goals. Journaling with help you understand about yourself more and help with your personal growth.
If you are starting out – here are several good prompts to get you started journaling.
1. What will be your impact 100 years from now?
2. What would you tell your 13 year old self?
3. What do you see yourself doing/ being in 10 years?
4. What is the most fun you have ever had? Take yourself to that place.
5. What is the best vacation you have had or what is the best vacation you could envision?
6. What do you like in a person that you are romantic with?
7. What causes me the most stress and how can I improve that situation?
8. What are the core values you have in life? Why?
9. If you could describe the best day, what would in consist of?
10. What is a goal you want and didn’t go for and why? What would life look like if you were not scared?
Good luck with your journaling. Put a timer on for 10 minutes and let your mind wander and go. Ask the spirit to take you where it will. Enjoy the process and get to know yourself better.
Today I am going to talk about your mindset. A positive mindset is what you should thrive for. A negative mindset can harm you – so the important thing is to try to change your mindset for the better.
With mindset, comes equally gratitude. I know, Oprah tells us to be grateful for everything we have. She is right. When you are having a bad day, remember what you have to be grateful for. I remember thinking I know that when I was going through a horrible divorce that women still would want what I had. I had to remain grateful for all of it. Lessons can be learned from everything in life. Look on the bright side.
Every night, you should ask for what you want clarification on and list about 5 things you are grateful for and in the morning, wake up with a positive attitude. It doesn’t matter what you are going through.
I still think – Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Remain positive. Get yourself to listen to a good song or songs if you are negative. Jump around. Dance around. Get out of a funk if needed.
Positivity breeds more positivity. Be the kind of person you would want to meet.
Go out and smile!!!