Update: why there hasn’t been blog posts

Hello everyone, so this is going to be an update because i feel that I just haven’t been on my game and it’s really sad to me and I miss blogging and talking to all of you.  First of all, I want to thank all of you who have been reading my posts, who have gotten something out of them, who have been following me even when I don’t posts…You all are so amazing.  I’ve been super tired and it’s been challenging…anyway, lets just get into all of this.

 

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1.) I’ve been stressed out to the max.  We recently got a puppy…a Pomeranian husky, around 12 weeks old…and I had no idea how much work they would be to even train them. I also had no idea I would be the one taking care of him even though I wanted to wait to get a puppy.  We’ve had to put some money down and we are renting.  So my stress level is to the the max with trying to figure out how to train a puppy who destroys everything, follows me around, etc  My toddler is afraid of him, and we just got a muzzle to hopefully teach him not to bite.  On top of that, my toddler has been getting sick left and right, like usual so it’s been hard for me to try and keep him from not getting sick, and I’m working all the time with like very little sleep.  Trying to get on my computer is almost impossible since I have just about no time to myself anymore.  I’m really sorry for the lack of posts, because of all this, I just have lost my inspiration and sanity and I’m trying to figure out how to get it all back.  If any of you have suggestions, let me know lol.

2.)  Also, I’m trying to figure out if I want to upgrade and have my own website or start a business or both…I’ve really been wanting to do that for a long time, but haven’t been willing to spend the money to do that, so if any of you have any good tips or ideas on having a website or starting your own business or even having no support and all and how you decided to do it, or anything like that let me know because I want my own website, I love talking about self-development, self-awareness, health, yoga, all of that stuff and I love sharing my experiences, tips and everything with all of you.  My husband doesn’t believe in the whole having your own business, website, anything so I’m on my own in all of this…I have no support from anyone,they all think it’s a waste of money and time and no one really succeeds in doing that so any encouragement or help or tips would be amazing 🙂  I don’t have many followers but I haven’t been blogging consistently either so that is ok with me and very understandable, and will come in time I know.

3.) Topics…are there any topics you would like me to talk about?  Anything that you would love me to just discuss, maybe have like a daily theme or something?  I’m trying to come up with inspiration as well…just want to add you guys in the loop and see how my audience felt about what you wanted to see on my blog.

That’s it for now…hope you all have an amazing week and I will hopefully have a post up soon…God willing 🙂

 

4 Tips To Create a Space You Love

Hello my sweet sweet friends. Sorry it’s been so long, but I live in the northeast and we just had that horrible snow storm, and we have so much snow, it’s ridiculous…anyway… Have you ever wanted to work but just didn’t feel inspired? You wish that you could just have that one place, that office, that room, that you could just let all of your creative juices flow, but you don’t know how to get that? Ok well that was me and I’m so excited to say that I have created that place for myself.  I’m going to share my 4 tips on how to create that space for yourself, because we all need a space where we can go and meditate, be alone,work, create, etc.

Lets get started…..

4 Ways

  1. Find a space/room-So you want to find that space or room that you can make your own.  I took our 3rd bedroom that we weren’t using.

  2. Brainstorm the look-So after you find the room, you want to brainstorm what you want your room to look like, feel, etc.  I wanted my space/office to feel peaceful and calming.  I wanted to be able to meditate, do yoga, be inspired, but also have a sitting area, but in that, I wanted my desk so I can do all of my work.

  3. Lay it all out and decorate-This step you want to lay out your space/room and decorate. Declutter if need be, start putting things where you want them to go.  So for me, I got a light blue shower curtain with palm trees on it to remind me of the beach and used it as the focal point for my desk, then I put my desk up against it, I then took an ottoman and put it up against the wall underneath my window, and put a white pillow and a blue blanket on it.  I then found this little stand, that I put next to the ottoman and put a silver plate on it, decorated that with flowers, my pens and a beachy candle.

    In between my stand and my ottoman, I have this little basket that has my bible, devotional, notebook and a pen.  Beside my stand, I have my rocking chair, and on the floor in the middle of my ottoman, my stand and chair,  I have this beachy type rug…that way I have a sitting area. I then have a brown stand across from my rocking chair for my pictures and extra things, and then I have my desk.  I also have white lights, flowers and candles everywhere, and an essential oil diffuser.  And then near the door, I have my yoga mat so that I can do yoga whenever I want. 

  4. Appreciate -Now you can admire and appreciate the work you took to make your room, space, or office yours and enjoy it. You now have an inspirational space that you can let your creative juices flow into.  I love my space, it smells amazing, it’s peaceful, it’s calming, and I can just relax and do work if need be.

So there are my tips on creating a space you love. Be aware of the space you want in your life because a messy space equals a messy mind.  If you are feeling like you are confused a lot, or just irritated, or feel claustrophobic, take a look at your space and see if it’s messy and needs a little makeover.

 

Question for the week:

 let me know in the comments if you have a space for yourself.

Disconnect to Connect

Hello my sweet sweet friends.  How are all of you?  I’m doing pretty good myself. How many of you feel like you don’t have time to spend with your significant other?  How many of you keep hearing “I need you to spend time with me, why don’t you get off  your phone and spend time with me, if you don’t start putting me as a priority, this relationship is over?”  I know I have, and I’m telling you, it’s not a great thing to hear. Recently my relationship has been so much better, and I’m going to share with you some ways and tips on how you can make yours better as well.

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  1. Get off your PHONE!!!  This is a big one for so many people.  Most people have a phone and most people are on their phone from the time they get up in the morning, to the time they go to bed…this was me…and when I realized how much it was hurting my family, I changed.  Now when I have the time to spend with my husband or my family, I put my phone on airplane mode, I turn it off or I put it in another room…this way I’m not tempted to look at it, and no one can contact me in that amount of time.  Your relationships are important, and  you have to be willing to do something about it.

  2. Go for a walk.  You have no idea how much just going for a walk with your significant other or your family can really help you connect with them.  The fresh air, the closeness, just helps you bond and spend the time together.  If you do have to take your phone, just play music…that’s all you need…you don’t need to text people or to call people, just play music and enjoy your family.

  3. Take time and talk.  You may not think this changes things, but it really can.  One night, I just talked to my spouse about everything.  We talked about what we wanted to do with our finances, where we wanted to be in 5 years, how we could connect with each other, etc.  It helped us grow closer together and figure out what we want for our family.  We talked about our fears, and accomplishments, and everything…so talk things out.

So knowing all of that, I just want to help you realize that if you disconnect from the distractions and the technology, you can connect with the people who are important to you on a deeper level.  You can really build that relationship that maybe you never had before. This all has to do with mindfulness and self reflection and awareness.  You may not think that this has anything to do with mindfulness or even awareness…but when your relationship starts to change because you are taking the time to make it change, then you will see the awareness that I’m talking about.

Challenge for this week:

This week, anyone who comments, I want you to take one day and disconnect with whatever is taking up your time with your family, in order to connect with them on a deeper level.  This could be…turning off  your phone for an hour to spend time with your children, this could be turning off the television to spend quality time with your spouse or turning off your phone for your spouse, if that is what takes up your time…whatever it is..take one day and disconnect from it and connect with your family.  I’m telling you…it makes a huge difference.

Importance of worship

 

Hello my sweet sweet friends.  I’m going to talk about something that is important to me as a Christian and I feel that others could relate to.

disclaimer…if this is not your cup of tea…it’s ok…feel free to not read or go and read my many other non christian posts…however…if you choose to comment, please no disrespectful comments.  I’m saying this because this is not a place for that, if you have a different belief than me or anyone else…keep it to yourself…or comment in a way that is respectful to everyone.  Thank you and I hope you enjoy.

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Worship is important. I just want to share what God taught me this morning in my quiet time with him and maybe this can be a comfort to someone out there. How many times do we go through life and forget about God? (Ref. Revelations 2:4) The one who created us, the one who first loved us? God should be the first person on our minds everyday…but is he? I’m guilty of this too. We go through life and just forget him…we download the next best app or we download the Bible on our phones instead of going into his word directly..we ask a computer call Siri for everything but we don’t ask God… why? I want to change that in my life…do you? Are you forgetting God in your life? You know…We need to long for him…we need to be humbled and give him our full attention each day. Even if it’s for 5 minutes…dive into his word, meditate on what he’s done for you, (ref. psalm 143:5), pray if you are hurting, pray for those who are hurting….worship him, he will meet you where you are. 🙏🏾and as we do this, as we fill our minds and lives with his presence…let people see his love through us. We are created to worship, we are his sheep and he is our shepherd…as we worship him, as we hear his voice…as we seek him…we follow…we allow him to direct our lives and to bring us peace.

 

I hope this meant something to someone.   I do have a post coming about toxic people and learning from them…but I need to do something before I can do that…if you want to read about something, let me know.

My top 3 ways to make Quiet time for your soul-Part 3 of the Mind, body and Soul series

Hello my sweet sweet friends. Hello anyone who is new reading my blog, hello all who love reading my blog and are returning for another inspiring post. How has everyone’s week been so far?  Mine hasn’t been so bad.  I have a sick little boy, and we still have our winter weather, but other than that, things are going really well. So we have talked about the mind and the body, and today we are going to talk about the last part of this series…the soul.

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I’m going to be real with you all, this part was really hard for me.  I just was not sure what I wanted to say about your soul…so it took me until today to write this last part of the series.  But I’m going to share my top 3 ways to make quiet time for your soul. Hopefully  as you all read this, you can look at  your life and maybe deciding whether you need to make time to quiet your soul.

1) Journal or bible journaling-I have this journaling bible.  I got it off amazon about a few months ago. At  first it was just something that I liked because it was new and I thought it was cool but then it started changing me. It was like this light turned on in my soul and I just started craving it. I wanted to take my colored pencils, my highlighters, my stickers, all of my craft supplies and create a picture of the scriptures I read.

As I started to do this, I noticed how much I loved it and needed it in my life. I would sit down after my son went to school or when he went to bed, put on some music, and light a candle and I would spend quite time not only with God but also with my soul. Going back to my childhood years and being creative while also emerging myself in the word.

Now maybe you feel this isn’t for you and that’s ok. The point of this story is that you  need to fill your soul with what makes you happy. Journaling works the same way as does studying the Bible. 

2) Meditate-I have talked about mediation before on my blog but again this is a great way to have quiet time with your soul. It’s a way to remove the distractions from your mind for a few minutes and focus on the now.

3) Read– reading is great for the soul. It just takes your mind and soul to a different place and you don’t have to think about any problems or concerns you have. You can read, go into another world and educate your soul. 

Now I can’t tell you what will make your soul happy, that is something you need to find and discover on your own. You will know what that something is, because you will crave it and you will feel happy when you do it.

I hope this made sense and that this series made you think. I also hope that you find what makes your soul leap, shine,sparkle….happy.

 

So those are my top 3 ways to make quiet time for your soul. In the comments below, what are ways that you make quiet time for  your soul?

Keep your soul, mind and body healthy series Part 2: Your Mind…

Hello my sweet friends. Last week we talked about your body and how it’s important to keep it healthy.  Our bodies are what we live in, and unless you are a cat, you only have one life which means you only have one body.  We talked about different ways you can keep your body healthy.  This week we are going to talk about our minds.  As you all know, you kind of need your minds/brains…right?  I mean you are supposed to use your mind or your brain your entire life; from the time you get school age, to well the time you really don’t need to use it any more.  Our minds are a crucial part of our bodies, so it only makes sense to make sure that it is healthy, so that you can do all that you need to do. Today we are going to talk about 3 main ways that you can keep your mind healthy.  Keep in mind, these are my thoughts, if you have any other thoughts on this; please share in the comments below.

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                   3 tips to keep your mind healthy

  • Think positive.  Positivity can really change the way you look at life.  I know people don’t believe this, but it is true.  When I am having a bad day, if I look at something with a positive outlook, it helps me see things clearer and it makes me feel better.  It gives me hope in a way…and in some instances; I think that if you have hope, it can really help you stay sain.  It is like if you are in the hospital for cancer, if someone tells you that it will be ok or that you are going to live to see your children get married or your children have children, it gives you that bit of hope that maybe you needed.  Its helping you think positive even though you are going through a horrible and painful time in your life.

  • Get rid of the negatives’ around you. This goes with the first tip, you need to get rid of the negative people or things that are making you sad, however you also should embrace the negative people around you. (I will write another post about this) Having negative people or things around you can bring your mood down, and if you are in pain or in a hospital with an illness or you are recovering from something, you don’t need people telling you that it will never get better or this is your life so get used to it or whatever.  You want people to bring you up and make you feel like you can get through anything.  Another way to do this is to go through your social media and delete the negative people or send them a message about how you are feeling that way they know.   

  • Read a positive book and soak it in. Reading can really help your mind.  It can one: make you smarter, but also make your mind relax and be at peace.  Being sucked into a good book, whether fiction or nonfiction is just a great thing to be in.  Grab a snack and a drink, set the mood and read.  People don’t need to know why you are doing it or why you’re reading the book you chose, you just need to realize that it’s ok.

Your mind is so important and when you realize how important, then you can start to see what you need to do to keep it healthy.

Challenge for this week:

Pick an activity, that can be good for your mind. Maybe it’s journaling, reading, meditating, doing yoga, sending a positive message to 1 person each day next week,etc…whatever you choose…do it for that whole week. See if your mind is relaxed, renewed…when the week is over…reflect…ask your friends and family if they saw a difference in you…have you seen a difference in yourself?  Is your mind…less cluttered and more clear?

Remember: “Where a mind goes, a man follows” Proverbs 23:7

Keep your soul, mind and body healthy series

Hello my sweet sweet friends. So this is a new series that I’m going to start.  It will take about 3 posts to make sure that this is a good series.  As you know, you mind, body and soul are very important to you in different ways.  In this 3 part series, we will talk about all of these individually and go in depth why they are important and how they go hand in hand.  Today we are going to start with the body.  So lets get started shall we….

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Body

Our bodies are very important.  It’s what we live in…and because of the importance, our bodies should be treated right.  Now I’m not going to go into bible scriptures about how we should keep our bodies pure because well, I’m not, but I will give you 3 tips of things you can do to help keep your bodies healthy.

 

  • Drink water. I know that you hear this all the time but drink water.  It’s really important because most of our body is made up of water. Different ways you can drink water…you can put fruit in it, you can put lemons in it, you can drink it plain…however you like it, make sure that you drink water.

  • Exercise/Stay active. This is also what you hear all the time but stay active.  The more active you are, the longer you will live, and the healthier your body will be.  We should be taking care of our bodies so that we can live longer.  Think about it, we only have this one body, so why wouldn’t you want to take care of it?

  • Pamper your body. This is so important too.   A lot of times, we keep going, and we never stop to just take care of ourselves. One way to do this is by doing a manicure or pedicure.  Another way of pampering yourself is by taking a bath, or watching a movie and relaxing.

    These ideas are just some ways on how you can take care of your body. Just take one day out of the week to reflect and take care  of  your body, not only just by drinking water and exercising but also by treating it like you could die tomorrow and wont’ get time to actually have that nice and relaxing feeling.

 

Challenge for this week: Think of a way that you love to take care of your body, whether that be by giving yourself a pedicure or manicure, taking a nice hot bath, exercising, watching a movie and giving your body a break from your busy week,give yourself a facial, have your boyfriend or husband give you a massage, etc…whatever it might be…do one thing to take care of your body this week. Once you have chosen what  you are going to do…hold  yourself accountable by telling a friend, a coworker, a family member…and make sure you do it. Remember…your body is important and you only have one, so treat  it right.