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🐪Hump Day – June 1st – 2022

Photo owned by Della Lonaker

With only one day behind us, after a long weekend for some; Hump Day is valued. Regardless of anything, the halfway mark is breathing room. Looking for those stepping stone is important. It’s how we get by as humans. Needing those measuring stick that tell us, we are alright. Guidence can often be unwanted, needless to say, I welcome guidence often. So hump day is a measuring point to our work week. How does your Hump Day look like? Does Hump Day exist in your work time frame? Remember the old television commercials, the camel always created humor. 🐪

Are you a decorative spring, summer person? I love to decorate the flower bed, change my door wreaths, of course most of my decorative are made by me. 💘. Indoor and outdoor decorative s create a happy feeling. As we all like to smile and engage in projects that make us happy. The colors and designs give a home a comfortable feel. From flowers to lights, lawn ornaments, or handmade creations – just a simple touch of love. Welcoming to our mental health.

As we slide to the weekend, plans for any summer fun? Today I plant flowers and do a few projects. Nothing fantasy here, the sunshine sure has its warming effects. If your outside in the heat be safe drinking enough water. Also makes sure your pets have a cool place and water, as well. Enjoy your Hump Day.

Until our minds meet again, be safe out there. Much love and blessings. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter 🦋

🦋Minding My Business – May 28th, 2022

Waking up on the weekend. A nice pretty day, in Kentucky. The roses around the community are blooming. Such a beautiful creation, pink rose bushes at full of bloom. All the recent rain did a great job!

Smell of spare ribs and collard greens fill the air, balcony door open, birds chirping. 🐦 Surrounded by tranqility, at times we forget to enjoy the moment. For me it puts a soft smile on my face and a cozy feeling. With several projects at hand, its a sense of ” Me time”. As I refer to as “Minding My Business.”

Having projects, errands, and always tons to do. I still get the happy feeling when minding my business. I doubt anyone ever complains about having time to themselves, then again some people can’t be alone.

Since that subject is not my sytle, I will ✂ subject back to minding my businesd.

“Quiet” just feels good! This was pretty neat, as I looked out the balcony door two birds sat. Captured picture: one in air flying away. Just neat the picture did not blur, screen is almost unnoticed.

Birds – enjoying the day too

My crafty projects – if I have a bad day, crafts pulls my head out of my ass. Something with crafts make me perk up, focus, concentrate and create decoratives or door wreaths. Hobbies should be part of everyone’s routine. Either once a week or few times a month.

Why not mind your business doing something you love, and relieve mental stress? If you dont have a hobby; look into an assortment of interest. We tend to be good at a lot of things, just grabbing time to find the fit – excuse vs. effort. Once that minding my business hobby is found, happiness is an added bonus.

Having several hobbies and interest, rarely am I bored. A completed project just minding my business, can be a feeling of being productive. With totes of supplies and a mind full of ideas.. – time can be limited.

Picture owned by Della Lonaker🦋

A Saturday minding my business. I would like to encourage you to mind your business😁 What does Minding My Business look like for you? lt only takes a million thoughts or a good idea, to make one nice finished project. Share your happiness with us.. To continue my day, and until our minds meet again. Be safe out there, blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter🦋

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🌳Behavior Triggered by Others Actions

When you see your behavior as a reaction to other people’s actions, it can help you handle the situation differently. This is because it shifts your focus away from trying to control their behavior, which you have no power over. Instead, take time to think about what they might be doing with their behavior and what this means for you.

It’s important to remember that even though we may not always have control over another person’s actions, we do always have control over our own responses and behaviors. If someone else makes a decision that affects us negatively (for example by leaving us without adequate notice), then we need to let go of any expectations that they should behave differently in the future so that we don’t continue feeling upset about it or blaming them for how we feel now or in the future.

Emotions

The next area of human behavior we examine is emotions. Emotions are the result of our thinking and experiences, but they can also be incredibly helpful in guiding us to make decisions that benefit us or others.

Emotions are a part of human behavior and can be positive or negative. They can help us make better decisions by helping us to see things from a different perspective and allow ourselves room for change as well as growth.

Thoughts, beliefs and assumptions

Your thoughts, beliefs and assumptions are the foundation for your behavior. You will want to be able to recognize when they are not helpful and change them so that you can be more effective in managing your behavior.

Some examples of a thought: “I’m going to lose my job.”

A belief: “If I get fired again it’s because I’m not good enough.”

An assumption: If I do not have a job then my family will suffer financially.

When we say something like “I am going to lose my job” we make an assumption based on what we think someone else might say if they were aware of our thoughts. We create this story about ourselves that often makes us feel powerless and out of control over the situation – which can lead us into feelings such as frustration or anger towards others (i.e., blaming).

Triggers behind your actions

Triggers are the reason behind your actions. They can be positive or negative.

The positive triggers are what pushes you to do things, such as when a friend asks you to go out to eat and you feel excited about it. The negative triggers are what makes you want to avoid doing things, such as when someone says they don’t want to hang out with you and it makes you feel sad or angry.

When identifying your triggers, ask yourself: “What led me here?” or “What was going through my mind at that time?” This will help determine what is causing these feelings so they can then be changed!

How can I change my trigger? If something happens that causes negative emotions in me (like feeling sad), maybe try talking about it with someone I trust instead of avoiding them like I usually do! That way we both get some support from the other person instead of just one person feeling bad about themselves because their plans have been cancelled due to their own behavior patterns!”

Commitment

Commitment is the spark that lights the fire of change. The more a person is committed to an outcome, the more likely he or she will achieve it. If you want to make significant changes in your life, you need to make a significant commitment along with it.

You can’t expect one small leap forward after another to have any lasting impact on your life; however, if you are going big or going home (or both), these small leaps will add up over time and transform into something much bigger than they seem at first glance.

This applies not only to behavioral changes but also new habits as well—if you want your new habit of flossing every night at bedtime become ingrained in your routine (and ultimately part of who you are), then it’s time for some serious commitment action!

Commitments come in all sizes: some are smaller commitments like “I’m going go running tomorrow morning,” while others are larger commitments such as “I will lose 20 pounds by my 30th birthday.”

To change your behavior you must first understand it better.

The first step to changing your behavior is to understand it better. You must understand that behavior is a response to a trigger. It is not something that happens randomly or without reason, but rather it occurs because of some sort of stimulus in your environment or life. The second thing you must know before changing your behavior is that all positive changes start with motivation and commitment. If you are not willing to commit yourself fully and completely then nothing will ever change in any way shape or form!

Behavior and action, have thought us the triggers are caused by emotions, actions, and behavior. To make change its important to understand the reason of behavior. The more we understand the cause of behavior, known as the triggers, we are able to respond differently. Emotions can result to behaviors to others actions. Knowing how to stop poor behavior will reduce emotional response. Be committed to understanding triggers, so you can manage behavior and actions. Allowing the natural abilities to help reduce unpredictable actions..

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there, blessings and much love. Remember, Everyday Mind’s Matter 🦋

Journaling Daily 🌺

Paper, Pen, & Positive Results

Today we are going to talk about the benefits of daily journaling that will change your life so you can improve yourself. Keeping a daily diary can help you become more self-aware, which will help you increase your knowledge of what is right for you. One aspect of journaling that makes it so effective is that journaling can become a key habit to help you focus your energy and attention on where it will be most effective. Of course, every time you can keep an effective diary, that time is well spent, but the best practice is to keep a regular daily diary.    

It’s often helpful if you keep a journal regularly, even if you don’t have to do it every day. You can certainly learn more about yourself by looking back at what you do every day, but journaling is often more than just recording everyday events. As mentioned, journaling can help you reflect on yourself, sort out your feelings, and gain a deeper understanding of the various events that occur in your daily life. Let’s look at the importance of journaling and how to incorporate this powerful habit into your daily routine.    

You can use a diary to write down affirmations that will help you reach your goals or keep track of memories so you can reflect on how your life is going. Journaling allows us to put our emotions on paper, separate them from ourselves, organize our thoughts, our days, our intentions. Writing about feelings, environment, and activities without judgment can help you be more present in everyday life. Simply writing about your feelings and frustrations will help you focus on what is really going on in your life and mind so you can find solutions to your problems.  Most importantly, journaling can help problem solve situations. Fixing relationships or issues by understanding the problem. Then a solution can be organized and resolved.  You are more aware of the thoughts and feelings now they are written out.Most importantly, journaling can help problem solve situations.  Fixing relationships or issues by understanding the problem. Then a solution can be organized and resolved.  You are more aware of the thoughts and feelings now they are written out.

For example, talking about specific relationship problems can help you better understand your emotional needs and how to meet them. Writing can help you tune into the situation and “feel” if something is wrong with the other person or situation. A journal is also a useful tool to help you make emotionally clouded decisions and know when it’s time to make changes because you’ve been writing the same thing day in and day out for weeks at a time. Creating a writing routine and scheduling time for journaling can help keep you on track even on days when you don’t feel inspired.    

One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success when you figure out how to start a daily diary (or any other habit) is to make it as accessible as possible. If you want to make it a habit, choose a time of day for journaling and make it a non-negotiable in your life. 

When we have a daily journaling routine, we reap the many benefits of journaling, such as increased self-esteem, self-awareness, awareness, and positivity, every single day. A diary should not be just the act of writing paper on paper and recording the mundane events of your day. For example, incorporating a 20-minute diary into your nightly routine can help you relieve heavy feelings of stress before bed.  

Importance of journaling has so many benefits. Time is only your favor to journal in habit. Once routine takes place, in no time you can better understand yourself. Having opportunity to feel, and acknowledge your needs and desires are rewarding.

Until next, keep that pen moving, enjoy the writing experience- of journaling. Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there, blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter.🌸👣

🌱How Schizophrenia is misrepresented in TV and film — and how we can do better

Over the years or even current mental health has lingered with much stigma. Reality, helping to encourage recovery or treatment should be priority, yet create entertainment is the wrong way. TV has shook the self- imagine and twisted the reality for entertainment purpose. Here you will learn we can do better with misrepresentation of mental health.

Misrepresented by TV

From Yellowjackets to Criminal Minds, the schizophrenic charaQcters we see onscreen are usually supernatural villains, criminals, or inspirational fodder.Courtney Eaton as Lottie in Yellowjackets. (Showtime)

We’ve all seen popular movies and TV shows that have used schizophrenia to drive a story forward. But how often do we stop to consider what those representations actually mean? How do they portray the experience of actually living with schizophrenia, and how do the stereotypes that these representations lean on come back around to harm mad and disabled people?

A 2021 GLAAD report found that disabled characters made up only 2.8 per cent of all series regular characters in the 2021-22 television season in the U.S. That’s roughly 22 characters out of 775 total examined. When looking at that figure, especially considering that 22 per cent of Canadians and 26 per cent of Americans live with visible and invisible disabilities, people with disabilities are shockingly underrepresented onscreen.

What’s even worse is that the few representations of disability and madness that we do see are wrapped up in stereotypes which impact how we view mad and disabled people around us. Schizophrenia is one of the conditions that the general public views most negatively, according to a 2014 study published in the journal Psychiatry Research. The prevalence of stereotypes also creates internalized stigma that impacts the self-image of disabled people. Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko, Jena Malone as Gretchen Ross, and James Duval as Frank in Donnie Darko. (Newmarket Films)

A commonly observed trope in TV and movies represents schizophrenia as criminal and violent. (Think Norman Bates in Psycho, Mr. Cleg in Spider, or any of the dozens of characters from shows like Criminal Minds’ endless carousels of violent depictions of madness and neurodiversity.) Horror, thrillers, and true crime often frame mad people as villains whose motivations are blamed on conditions like schizophrenia, which perpetuates the idea that people who have those conditions are a danger to others. 

Another common representation of schizophrenia makes the condition out to be supernatural or magical, like in the show Yellowjackets or the film Donnie Darko. When schizophrenia is placed in the supernatural or fantasy realms, it diminishes the real-life experience of living with schizophrenia and suggests that it is beyond humanity or our understanding. By aligning schizophrenia with demonic entities and malicious spirits, these supernatural representations similarly perpetuate the idea of schizophrenic people as “other,” which can ostracize them and negatively impact their self-perception.

Not every trope makes people with schizophrenia look like villains, but even the more well-intentioned attempts can be harmful in their own way. Take, for instance, the portrayal of the “supercrip” as seen in A Beautiful Mind, The Soloist, or the show Legion. “Supercrip” is a term used by the disabled community to refer to stories where people “overcome” their disability. Although these depictions are sometimes created to challenge the perceptions of what mad and disabled people can and can’t do, as explained by Stella Young, they “objectify disabled people for the benefit of nondisabled people.”

This trope also suggests madness and disability exist entirely within a person instead of engaging with the oppressive social, legal, and medical conditions that create barriers for mad and disabled people. “Supercrip” stories can act as a defense mechanism for the status quo — because if one mad or disabled person could beat the odds and live happily in our current society, ostensibly, all mad and disabled people should have it within themselves to do the same. Criminal and violent representation in Criminal Minds Joe Adler as Danny Lee Stokes, a schizophrenic serial killer, in Criminal Minds. (CBS)

A 2012 study found that, in 41 movies studied, a majority of schizophrenic characters displayed violent behaviour toward others and themselves, and almost a third of those characters displayed homicidal tendencies. The same study also found that causation is hardly discussed in those films.

Shows like Criminal Minds, which follow a procedural format where a new weekly suspect is pursued by federal officers and caught by the end of the episode, are chock full of exaggerated depictions of schizophrenia. The formulaic approach of Criminal Minds made the show easy to watch, but to keep viewers from getting bored, it had to continue to shock them with more and more gruesome stories. Crimes committed by supposedly schizophrenic people ranged from cannibalism to necrophilia.

Even if the viewer knows to take these stories with a grain of salt, the depiction of these horrific crimes and lack of exploration into a character’s motives — coupled with zero follow-up on their fates after they are caught (or often, killed) — reinforced an “us vs. them” mentality that creates a fearsome idea of schizophrenia. This is bolstered by storylines that continuously ask the viewer to sympathize with the neurotypical, non-disabled police, who are billed as heroes for tracking down and capturing the suspects. 

Mad and disabled people are actually more likely to be victims of violence rather than the perpetrators of it. And in a study in which 46 mad people were interviewed about the stigma they have experienced, people with schizophrenia reported more verbal and physical abuse than any other group in the study.

The show’s less overtly negative representations are few and far in between. Spencer Reid’s mother Diana, one of the rare recurring characters with schizophrenia, is shown to have a loving relationship with her son. But even though the show sympathizes with her, it also makes her out to be one of the “good ones” against a backdrop of countless violent mad characters; ultimately, whatever positive representation Diana provides is completely overshadowed by an overrepresentation of schizophrenic killers.Supernatural representation in Yellowjackets Courtney Eaton as Lottie in Yellowjackets. (Showtime)

Another common stereotype in TV and movies suggests that schizophrenia is the result of some kind of supernatural force. This trope depicts schizophrenia as something that possesses a person and forces them to do things that they have no control over, often harming others in the process.

Showtime’s critically acclaimed 2021 psychological drama Yellowjackets depicts a character named Lottie who experiences hallucinations after running out of her medication for an unnamed condition. While the show was praised for its representation of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it slips into problematic territory with the way Lottie transforms from a sweet background character to becoming possessed, experiencing premonitions and visions of death, and calling on the girls around her to hurt one of their own. Since this transformation happens after Lottie runs out of her medication, the implication is that she is this way when untreated, which reduces a complex condition to a clichéd representation. Yet again, a mad character becomes a villain or someone to be feared, and the only explanation for their motivation is their madness. 

With just one season out so far, the show is still well-positioned to turn this representation on its head and provide useful commentary about the way Lottie was medicalized at a young age for her apparently atypical behaviour. But if it continues along the same path, Yellowjackets will become another representation of schizophrenia that dehumanizes mad people and causes the viewer to fear them.”Supercrip” representation in A Beautiful Mind Russell Crowe as John Nash in A Beautiful Mind. (Universal Pictures)

“Supercrip” stories rely on narratives of inspiration and overcoming adversity. One of the most well-known depictions of schizophrenia is A Beautiful Mind, the 2001 film starring Russell Crowe. A Beautiful Mind won four of the eight Academy Awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture

and is based on the life of mathematician John Nash as told through Sylvia Nasar’s unauthorized biography of him. Throughout the film, Nash experiences hallucinations that lead him to be forcibly institutionalized; his condition also inadvertently causes him to put his infant son in danger. But Nash is later able to overcome his hallucinations by sheer willpower and return to his work, eventually going on to win the Nobel Prize. 

Some have noted that schizophrenia is generally well-represented in A Beautiful Mind, and the viewer is certainly meant to sympathize with John Nash instead of seeing him as a violent person or a criminal. Nash’s ability to exercise control over his life and learn to live with schizophrenia, especially with the support of his loved ones, can be an empowering thing for mad people to see on screen. But nevertheless, this type of story paints madness and disabilities as individual “problems” that need to be fixed and overcome in order to live “normally.”How can we represent schizophrenia more thoughtfully? Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid and Jane Lynch as Diana Reid in Criminal Minds. (CBS)

As with so many movies and TV shows about marginalized people, stories about people with schizophrenia are rarely told with mad people in control of the narrative, and the actors who play them are not part of mad and/or disabled communities. While neurotypical and non-disabled actors take home awards and accolades for their portrayals of madness and disability, real mad and disabled people feel the repercussions of these stereotypical depictions reverberating in their everyday lives. 

Mad and disabled people deserve to see themselves represented wholly, not as punchlines, lazy plot points, or inspirational fodder for the benefit of the able-bodied. Our experiences are all unique and multi-faceted, yet the stories told about us are too often boiled down to stereotypes instead of embracing neurodivergence, madness, and disabilities. 

Increasing or improving representation of schizophrenia in the media will not immediately change societally-rooted ableist attitudes. But empathetic and informed storytelling can help to counteract and correct the misinformation that is shared through TV and movies. With stories about schizophrenia still so deeply entrenched in stereotypes that impact the real-life treatment of mad people and the inequities they face, the need to tell better stories isn’t just critical — it could be life-saving.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there with blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter 💕😇

🌸Time of Mindfulness

The Science of Positive Thinking: A blog post with tips on how to improve your mental health.

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Ten years ago, our mental health was overlooked. We were taught to sacrifice mental well-being for physical health, but science has proven that it’s unhealthy to do so. If you want to stay productive, happy and healthy, you should practice mindfulness, which is the practice of paying attention and awareness to your thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness can be applied to any task, but it’s helpful when you’re working on a project. It helps you to focus on the task at hand and on your mental health. Research has proven that mindfulness has a positive effect on productivity. In addition, mindfulness helps you to be more creative. You may find that mindfulness is easier to practice when you’re in nature, so you can take advantage of it when you have time.

Learning to acknowledge mindfulness provides a dynamic to happiness. A conscious reality to emotions, thoughts, and sensation felt through the body. An ability to focus on positive influences enables control. Thoughts determine success in life. Motivation and productivity Take control of your actions. A focused mind enhances retention, comprehension, and quality of life. To maintain mental health wellness can be challenging. Be patient with your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Your responsible for actions that slip by mouth that are unconscious thoughts. Your mind is priority, so treasure the thought process. Writing is a start to connecting to your own mind.

The problem with productivity is that it can be difficult to achieve. Everyone has their own personal method of getting things done. Some people may be able to get things done by avoiding distractions, while others may only have time to focus on a project for a short period of time. For those who are struggling to achieve greater levels of productivity, it might be time to start thinking about mindfulness. Studies have shown that a mindful attitude is essential for a productive workday. By taking a moment to pause, take a deep breath and reflect, you will be able to maintain a healthy mindset in the face of distractions. For example, if you are working on a project and you find yourself distracted by your friend’s call, you can take a moment to pause and focus on what you are doing. In the future, you can also use this technique to help maintain productivity when you work with a team.

Mindfulness is all about being aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment, rather than letting your mind wander. When you’re working on a task and letting your mind wander, you’re not being mindful. And being unmindful can be detrimental to your productivity. When you’re mindful, you’re more productive because you’re in a state of active attention. You’re focused on the work in front of you, not letting your thoughts wander to something else. You’re letting go of negative unproductive thoughts rather than dwelling on them, and you’re actively focusing on something productive.

When you’re mindful, your brain receives signals that you’re safe. As a result, the part of your brain responsible for fight or flight (also known as the ‘primitive’ or ‘reptilian’ brain) shuts off, and the part responsible for problem solving (also known as the ‘rational’ or ‘human’ brain) turns on.

The result – Problem solving becomes easier while signals from stress hormones in our body decrease. Eliminating stress decreases the negative thoughts which mindfulness wins. It just takes a little practice to achieve mindfulness. Start today in creating a productive healthy life of mindfulness.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋💜

☀️6 Reasons Why Minding Your Business: Can Help You Live a Happier Life💫

Happiness

Modern life can be incredibly busy and stressful, and it’s easy to forget how important taking care of your well-being really is. Minding your business isn’t just about getting things done; it’s also about staying healthy, productive, and happy in the long run. Having knowledge and understanding, so you can live the life you want to live. The benefits of incorporating positive habits to minding your business daily adds to one’s quality of life. To enhance a happier lifestyle start by reading more..

Living with Purpose

Everyone wants to live with purpose, but not everyone understands how important it is. Successful people know that living with purpose is absolutely vital to their happiness. When you’re fulfilled by your work and are driven by clear goals, there’s no room for regret or guilt about past choices. It’s also easier to make decisions because you have more clarity around what matters most. Once you figure out what drives you, don’t be afraid to follow it. The only way to find out if something works is by doing it. It might take some time before purpose starts falling into place, but once they do, life will never be dull again!

Getting Organized

Organizing your life is much easier if you organize your things first. This can be as simple as cleaning out one drawer, or it can mean getting rid of several boxes of junk. It’s often said that we’re most productive when our surroundings are organized and tidy—so get to work! Clean up your act literally by giving yourself that clean slate you need to make progress in every other area of your life. An organized area brings in positive thinking, to clear thoughts for productivity.

Being Mindful In All You Do

Mindfulness is all about being present in all you do. If you are distracted or lack focus, you are being unmindful and your success will suffer. It’s tempting to let thoughts about past or future things occupy your mind but by doing so, you’re not letting yourself enjoy what’s happening now. When you can fully be present in everything from conversations with friends to work meetings to workout sessions, life improves dramatically. You deserve to be acknowledge by your abilities. Be present and embrace happiness.

Focusing on the present moment

Living in an overwhelming, stressful, and hectic world can be a tough thing to do. It’s easy to get caught up in what-ifs and whys, but you need to live in what is. Being mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and actions will help keep you focused on what really matters – your own health and happiness. Here are some tips on how to stay mindfully present throughout each day What exactly does it mean to be mindful? Mindfulness means being fully aware of your surroundings and yourself. When you think about it, it’s pretty hard not to live in a mindless way. We often react automatically to our environment or lose ourselves in thought during everyday activities like brushing our teeth or walking from point A to point B. These habits don’t serve us well because they leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others around us.

Knowing what works best for you

Not all approaches to life work for everyone. Some methods that have worked for you may not be effective for others, and vice versa. By knowing what works best Cou, you can optimize your well-being and maximize your ability to pursue happiness. Knowing what doesn’t work for you is just as important—if not more so—as knowing what does. When you know where certain strategies fail, it’s easier to avoid them and find better ways of dealing with problems.

Putting yourself first

Most of us spend much of our lives running around, often doing things for other people—whether it’s family members, friends or colleagues. It’s only natural to put others first. But that means you have to find time to slow down and take care of yourself. Take some time out and figure out what you really want in life. If you need help prioritizing your personal needs, try creating a what-would-you-do list with three items: An item that will benefit someone else; an item that will benefit your career; and an item that will benefit you personally (such as sleeping more).

Everyday we focus on the world around us, neglecting our own well-being and happiness. At times by consideration know as selfish or selfless – by availability to others. It’s okay at times because you are minding your business. Handling your business give life purpose reality. Take care of yourself, and continue healthy habits to minding your business.

Until our minds meet again, Be safe out there. Blessings and much love, Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter 😇💗

🌼How to Understand Yourself Better

Date Yourself by Chop Suey is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Life is hard enough without spending your time trying to figure out why you’re the way you are. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to understand yourself better is to really dig in and examine how you think, how you feel, and how you interact with other people. This can be difficult, but it’s worth the effort if you want to live a more fulfilling life! Here are some ways that you can better understand yourself and find more happiness in your day-to-day life.

What is Self Awareness?
Self-awareness is also referred to as self-reflection. Self-awareness is a form of introspection, or looking within yourself and understanding what makes you who you are as an individual. Understanding who you are enables you to understand how your actions affect others and how others’ actions affect you. It also allows us to understand our values, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses and other things that make up our personality. Self-awareness takes time and work, but with consistent practice it will become easier over time.

Ask yourself What Would Others Think?
Although you may be aware of your strengths and weaknesses, it can be difficult to have an unbiased opinion on how you are doing. It’s important that you see yourself from an outside perspective in order to get a good idea of how others see you. Take some time with a friend or family member that knows you well and ask for feedback. If possible, offer them specific examples about what traits about yourself that they should look for when evaluating your performance.

How Can I Feel Loved and Appreciated?
One way to improve your self-esteem is by looking at how you can feel loved and appreciated. If you’re having trouble feeling good about yourself, it’s easy to get caught up in worrying about what other people think of you. Instead, it’s important that you take care of yourself first and foremost. Find ways that you can feel nurtured and supported so that your self-confidence increases. This will make it easier for other people to like you, too!

Can I Break Any Bad Habits?
One of our personal goals is usually to improve ourselves, but if you’re like many of us, then you probably have a few bad habits that stand in your way. Whether it’s overeating or being late for work, it can be difficult to change longstanding behaviors. Luckily, there are several ways you can kick any bad habit—no matter how long you’ve had it. Keep reading for tips and techniques on how to fix negative behavior once and for all.

What Are My Strengths?
Make a list of your strengths. They can be characteristics or skills—basically anything that you do well. Once you’ve listed them, ask yourself what your strengths mean for your career and life in general. You may find that one strength carries over into multiple aspects of your life, or you may discover a few new directions in which to take things. Either way, take some time to make sure that you’re playing up all of your strengths as much as possible.

What Do I Do Well?
If you’re going to be your own self-evaluator, it helps if you have a firm grasp on what you do well. Spend some time thinking about your best traits and natural gifts—things that make it clear why certain people like and trust you (and why employers should, too). On another piece of paper, write down things that could get in your way professionally: behaviors or personality quirks that might cause someone to question whether or not they want to hire you.

Am I Really Happy Right Now?
ppl are often surprised when they discover that their happiness is not what they thought it was. For example, you might think you’re happy because you have a new car or a promotion at work, but in reality, you may be unhappy because your marriage is falling apart or your kids are driving you crazy. To get a better idea of what true happiness looks like for you, ask yourself these questions: What are my top three sources of happiness? What am I doing that contributes to my overall happiness?

Who Is In My Corner?
Getting in touch with your deepest, truest self can be difficult. Often we’re told that we need others—our families, friends, or significant others—to understand who we are. But ultimately, it’s not those people who know us best; it’s us. Whether you want to better understand yourself or someone else, these tips will help you get there.i

Am I At Peace With The Past?
Most of us struggle with our past from time to time, wondering if we could have done things differently or if we missed out on some important moments in life. If you’re not at peace with your past, you can learn how to move forward by learning how people who are at peace with their pasts handle similar situations.

Which Relationships Are Positive Ones For Me?
The number of relationships in your life can impact your mental health—particularly if they’re unhealthy. It’s important to look at each relationship you have and decide whether it’s making you happier or healthier. If not, then you need to think about how that relationship makes you feel, and how it might be impacting your life negatively. Read more about it here…

At the end of each day, we are who we acknowledge to be. It takes time to understand the difference in our true self. Continue to take responsibility for your actions and behavior. Self-evaluate the things your good at and improve your flaws. We all struggle on a regular day to day basis. Helping yourself is a reward of its own. Everyday is a new day to try again or continue to learn “you”. Take time to be your best self by understanding your feelings, thought, and well-being.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there, blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Mind’s Matter 💗

🗄An Army of One – Learning To Be Your Own Best friend

Body and Mind

The goal here is to use intellectual experience to connect mental health and well-being. Resources available on the site, and life experiences to influence positive thinking. Inspire and encourage each other to appreciate the value of a healthy mind. Let’s be open minded, encourage positive energy relating to mental health challenges.

Self-confidence, awareness, control or values established consciously. Altered influences can be unconscious failing to control self urges or desires. Keep that self relationship on point. Yes, we fall out of line more than we should time to time. Correcting the dysfunction is important. Allowing self to regroup and focus recover from the disconnect. Awareness self accepts responsibility to a behavior, play factor to reoccurrence. Reoccurrence is accepting poor behavior as habit. Breaking habit can be challenging. It’s important to educate self with resources to overcome negative influences. Encourage routine, A simple smile can circulate for miles. If you catch one, you be glad you did.

At birth; a beautiful gift begins to develop into “self”. Gift of self is a connection that joins body and mind.. This relationship is committed throughout your lifetime. Building a solid core is established by environmental factors. Influences can effect self in many ways. The ability to control those influence vary between connection of body and mind. As physical and mental development take place, the self- is character. Aligning the relationship will be challenging at times. However it’s important to strengthen the connection daily. Time for self helps re-define needs, wants, desire, and motives. Your mind- the master over physical body. Acting to impulse behavior, your body may engage or act inappropriately. Self-conscious to poor behavior reflections character. Poor behavior will carry weight of embarrassment, pain, shame, and reflect poor character. Lesson can be used to encourage positive choices. Self character can prevent and avoid poor behavior. Consequences can last a lifetime.

Establishing healthy mental and physical connection. Learning yourself. Take time to listen to emotions, deal with relationships, overcome financial barriers. Create a plan to value morals. Have routine meetings with yourself to conquer obstacles. Determine the negative impacts your facing with situations. Educate yourself on mental health strategies. Yes, our friends say call me if you need to talk. However, we are busy and so are you. Sometimes it’s to late and we have that endless tearful moment. Everyone’s in bed. So it a great time to find those journaling tools. Expressing the details on paper allows you to release every emotion felt. No judgement, criticism, no embarrassment, you relieve the burden. Later once you get all the tension out, acknowledging a solution can be determined.

Rewarding benefits of journaling reduce stress and support mental health development.  Journaling in my opinion; the secret imaginary friend. Journaling can be referred to by your own choosing. When writing becomes routine, its remarkable how much you learn about yourself. And knowing your own happiness and hell is the road to healthy well-being.

It’s good to sit and chill. Take a minute and embrace the moment. You can learn so much in such short time.

Your not alone, we all have faced troubling, soul shaking tragedy in this lifetime. How you faced the world day in, day out – you did one day at a time. When you lost hope, taking grip to the loss, and climbed up – one grip at a time. The defeat; beat and fragile your body, unsure consequences of one more pull and grip. Extreme pain rips every fiber throughout your body. From beneath the breathe, a force of strength come alive. Courage, fire, and fearless, emerge the voice, “you got this”. That one friend who saves your ass? You got it! “Your mind”!

Your mind is not just a friend. Your mind is the master to all commands. Every step of the day, every breath, and creation body and soul. Conflict within will drive the mind to dark places. Your friend has only one need, you. You must work well to compromise life as best friends. To overcome emotional, physical, and mental challenges – you must join the army of one. That one best friend that has your back, your mind. Positive intake will generate healthy habits. Positive reinforcers enable abilities to remove negative energy as needed. At times, negative elements sneak in and create new behavior. Behaviors- that take slowly disconnect the power cord to your main source. The body and mind lose connection, and negative energy impacts, of careless behavior/ actions.

Bitter “Truth” a separation of body and mind; is not terms for happiness. One relationship you must fight for your entire journey in life. Joined as an army of one- The reflection is always viewed by others.

Of course we have outside influences of friends. The outer friend can offer happiness to life. New friends share influences to our personal space. To know allow friends into our recruiting lounge, being open minded is priority. Determine the influences and requirements to establish friendship. How does friend influence my army? Positive energy or negative energy? When energies connect the influences combine. You just maintain your army on a regular basis. Once the alignment pulls away, unwelcomed habits form as health decline.

Maintaining connection between body and mind should be regularly with alone time. Listen to your emotions, physical needs, mental functions. Practice healthy exercises that re-establish your relationship. The positive and negative outside friends will influence you throughout the lifetime. How you relate to influences are by choice. Time to yourself can enhance personal growth of body and mind. That character is the master behind the scenes.

A healthy self relationship is knowing who your are defined by character. Allowing personal growth can help challenging situation as they surface. Knowing your strengths and weakness will prevent outcome. Knowing solutions to challenging by your own self is important. Do you blow up to small situations and get more defeated? Do you look for resources for advice on situations? Are you strong willed to align body and mind blocking negative influences?

When your eyes went dark, you washed them off,. looking in the mirror you took a moment, glaced at yourself: what did you say? What do you say about your self -best friend?

If you journal release some self energy to yourself. How will you handle situation you deal with now? Write a journal entry to yourself. What issues are you aware of that are disconnected with body and mind? If you like please feel free to use comments to release thoughts and feedback. Or just write in flow whatever your thoughts flow with.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessings snd much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter!🤗