Showing posts from June, 2020

Can't Sleep?

It’s that time! You just finished your nightly routine and you’re undressing your bed. It’s been a long day and you can’t wait for it to be finally over. All you can think about is how good the cool sheets will feel after a hot summer's day. The lights dim down as they shut off like they too are saying goodnight. One last sip of cold water before you crawl in. The softness of your pillow as you lay your head and it sinks in. You let out one last yawn and shift around to get settled. Everything is perfect. Tonight is the night you will sleep soundly. *ding* Notification! You choose to ignore it. Your eyes still shut, you take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Wait, did I set my alarm? You turn and reach over to grab your phone just to make sure. The brightness of the screen awakens you again. Yes. All set! You shut it off and get comfortable again. You try to clear your mind in hopes to drift off sooner. Then another thought pops up. Did I turn up the volume or is my pho

Late Monday Night Chat

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and let’s hangout. I got my favorite pink camo mug of hot herbal tea sitting beside me as I write. So, it’s the start of a new week and holy cow am I thankful for that. This past week was a roller coaster, to say the least. I started this blog as a way to not only better myself but in hopes that what I share might be useful to you too. We’re all human and we have those days or weeks where we’re like, ok, is it the weekend yet? In my case, I’d say it’s more like, is it 2021 yet? The start of 2020 was exciting! A New Year, New Me type of situation. Am I right? Just like every year, we make a list of things we either want to change, excel, or learn. Well, I have been learning a lot! A lot more than I thought I would be in such a short time. When it comes to blogging there’s way more to it than I thought. I tip my hat to the men and women who do this for a living! Kudos! I won’t bore you with too many details but I’ve been learning to r

Must Know Secret to Achieve Your Goals

It’s June!! We are officially halfway through the year 2020! So many of us, if not all of us, this past December started to evaluate the journey we had in 2019. We celebrated our victories and replayed how we would have done things differently and made what we call, resolutions. Well, I’m here to ask you, “Why wait until December rolls around again to start creating and recommitting to resolutions you made to work on yourself?” If you are all in and want to once and for all  celebrate  success at the end of this year then here you go. The secret to achieving your goals, which has been proven time and time again, is to  create small, attainable targets! Imagine, if you will, a staircase. There’s no point in dwelling over how many steps it’d take to get to the top because you know that ultimately the top is where you want to get to. Everyone has their own staircase in life. Goals we want to achieve. Looking back over the past 6 months, how are you doing on those resolutio

5 Easy Ways To De-Stress Right Now

From time to time, we all have those moments that call for a deep sigh to release tension. Most of us recognize stress when we feel it. That overwhelmed state of mind causes our body to flood our system with hormones, predominantly adrenaline, and cortisol. While this incredible sense of “super-power” can allow us to respond to an emergency, it’s not something you need to feel on a regular basis. Can I confess something? I was living like this by default! I still find myself experiencing the tightened muscles, the heart-pounding, the frenzied feeling, and the occasional migraine. Being mindful, of course, has helped me to shorten the effects stress brings about and it enables me to then focus my energy on something productive.   So without further ado, these 5 tips are my go-to: 1. Turn Off All Electronics! Yes, that means the t.v., tablet, computer, your phone. Pretty much anything with a screen. There’s no need to add to the already sense of frustratio