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🌸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 🦋💜

💸Referral Codes

Save a Little Cash

 Referral Codes, Extra rewards or effortless research? Peace of Mind Assistance?

 

Most companies offer new customers discounts or rewards for services used regularly.  Just  by signing up for or purchasing new product and service needed. Commonly failing to research hidden offers a company may promote.  Once completed a signup or creating an account not applying a referral code or coupon- results uncompleted terms.  Benefits lost due to failure completing requirements at signup.

Many new customers loss of discounts and benefits are plentiful. 

We have all created an account for a new game, credit card, cash app, or just signup to subscription.  Amongst new signup or creating an account – a referral code provided to offer benefits.  Just for signing up free or termed product or service is offered.  Either the big or small fine print, by completing the task or requirements using the referral code – rewarded for sharing a link attached to the service or product.. Now you gain the promotional benefits if requirements are meet.  Easy enough, right?

A month ago, you signed up for a new streaming service. Only to discover a promotional commercial offering 50% off monthly service for new customers. Why wasn’t the offer applied to your service? Its all about resources and research.  Companies advertise to reach new customers generally through their services. Other words, existing customers see the advertisement and have to share with friends and family. Companies save money by advertising on their own service or product.

Switching providers to gain discounts are common amongst existing customers. Accumulated increase for monthly service, while new customer services are discounted. Service providers who offer promotional discounts are ignored. Yes ignored because switching providers disrupts routine. 

Complaining about price with no effort to change defeats the purpose.

So why do we lack patience to take control of services available? The effort needed to talk and negotiate.  A fear of “No”. A fear of effort to make change comfortable.

This is a new world.  Use referral codes, promo coupons, ask friends about services they use.  Every dollar and cents count as inflation rolling at high turbulence.  The return of resources and research is a must utilize on demand.  

If you are struggling financially the examples below are real life assistance.

 With all social media platforms make a simple post. Help one another with programs or assistance that change give someone peace of mind.  Share the love… Examples:

⬅Hey friends

Just taking a minute to share a few resources to save money.   Products or services that might benefits your current situation. As my friend knew that basic cable service has increased. By cutting the cord, streaming has the benefit of discounted EBB (emergency broadband service) provided by eligibility up to $30 off phone or internet. Apply through your service provider ask about the ACP wireless service. The service application must be complete through the national verifier website. The website gives pretty clear instructions to check eligibility for internet and phone services. 

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In regards, I hope this offers someone a peace of mind financially and is shared.

Example (2):

⬅ Hey Friends

May this reach you with blessings.  Wow covid-19 has kicked ass without looking back. From financial struggles to mental health concerns social distancing is like the zombie apocalypse.  A new world of confusion and dazed. A time for alcohol sales to hit record highs is a fact during 2020 and 2021. Lockdown created a social distancing we still long to redefine.

Everyday as we are challenged financially. Blessings are appreciated.  Utilize your community action centers. Utility assistance. Rent assistance for those impacted by    covid-19. Health at Home eviction relief fund must apply online.

Resources are available. Share these blessings with those who need peace of mind and assistance.

After all, its doubtful any sleep was lost over a referral code. One importantly missed due past conversation at lunch with your co-worker about signing up for a service they use.  The 14 days elapsed and $50 has washed away.  For not using a friends referral code. Now you create a new account to receive a special bonus. Referral code for applying or signing up- a 14 carrot gold plated referral code that is long forgotten. Or lost eexistence.

Does the Friday night gatherings with friends highlight; benefits rewarded from referral bonuses shared? Huh? Funny line right? 

The whole key to referral codes. Google them when signing up for a new product or service. Share your referral code link after  signup is complete.  Those 5 minutes to share an email offering your referral code could offer rewards.  Someone could save the offer to signup at a later date.  A simple share of referral codes can have positive results.   

So what does referral codes or bonuses really offer?

Is it worth the time to share your special link referral code?

The limited time and terms applied to receive the rewards are unlikely completed.  As the bonus offer is uncompleted; the company gains with no loss of promotional profits.  The unclaimed bonus is money or benefits offered for signing up, that could save money for added services.

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Much love and blessings to all.

🛴Footing … Dial-Up ….. Co..nec..ting..

Flintstones

Meet the Flintstone’s, a time in history when life was priceless. I am honored to be a Flintstone.  Dad worked, mom took care of the household.  A rotary phone, shared with everyone in the house..  There was no secrets, ear hustling- no one listened to conversations.  We ran back outside to play if someone was on the phone.  If you made a phone call- either no one was home or the line was busy.  If it were important we went to their house.  Going through those big phone books, searching names that offered endless laughter. Prank calls, the laughter of being a silly kid. No being able to trace the call had it’s purpose- at the moment.  Following the cord or picking up the other phone- an awkward silence at times.

Gas stations and some grocery stores were closed on Sunday’s. A day when families enjoyed drives /rides, visiting friends or family out of town. Families had in person quality time. Sitting in the living room or outside conversation about everything. Listening to older relatives childhood stories, had offered knowledge and laughter. If we wanted to know something, hands on was taught through physical labor. Manual labor had no limit or boundaries. Chores had appreciation, respect, love, and support behind it.

Communication has no barriers. Calling relatives were every week on certain days. Routine and frequently kept for years. Staying in touch was priority for family and friends for connect was important. Sleepover with friends- no problem our parents met in person. Being dropped off and picked up- only source of GPS. Brown bag or a lunchbox with thermos- total excitement for a school field trip. Your lunch ticket- your ability to prove responsibility. Relationships with others in school, were influences to how we interact and communicate. These skills from peers and teacher were priority stepping stones; needed, later in life.

Riding bikes, catching frogs, gardening, barefoot and bee strings

Developmental skills learnt at childhood, are triggers, and reinforces needed to become an adult. Every experience as a child, reflect coping abilities, and knowledge of life. Not everyone has the same knowledge to cope with anger, loss, or pain. Catching frogs, riding bikes, or barefoot getting stung by a bee, are testing abilities of character. Reaction to a bee sting is tolerance and strength. Those little pest can hurt, but mentally can prove one’s tolerance to pain. Balance is technique used to establish coordination to ride a bike. These are just simple task performed and applied to developmental growth. Being Open-Minded is fundamentals applied to learning practices. Education and resources utilized, enhance experiences that offer personal growth and new opportunities.

Flintstones main source for building; manual labor- hands on and experience. Most reasonable creative abilities, were by imagination and mental technique. How to make the best from supplies available. Using your feet sourced transportation. Transportation, in which, had no complaints. Toughness of feet provided movement. No battery, radio, or rear view mirrors were known of.. Yet survival to maintain – those did just fine. As Flintstones life was Yabba- Dabba, dooo… Appreciation and respect was in every home. Conflict was rare, as basic supplies were the essentials to live. As the world began to populate, intelligence developed. From dinosaur speed and peace of mind, happiness, and comfortable. Humans evolved to speed and advancement. We become greedy wanting more.. more of everything, our need grew and grew…. And soon out of the sky!!!

Meet The Jetson’s – WIFI Speed

The little man was bought out, cost of living went up. A world of speed, greed, and the mighty dollar took control. Both parents had to work, and children had sitters. Gardens had no purpose, as demand grew artificial intelligence took charge. Boxed and canned food demand created processing factories. Speed had generated intelligence to control the world. Advanced technology, took the world and shook the little man. The hand made of manual labor lost its shine, when the ole’ mighty dollar came alive.

A separation in class divided the rich and poor. Children picked at or criticized other kids by financial status. A change took over so fast in the late 1990’s rotary phones became cordless, you could now leave messages on an answering machine. A monitor and keyboard – a computer, wow how expensive they were. Advancement of intelligence, at high demand in the world.

A simple life in history, as chaos, filled conflict, stress, and cable television- opened the news. News around the world, A new age, violence, robbery, crime of multiple levels, influence that created problems. Negative news; ripped and stole positive energy of our youth, neighbors, family, and friends. A moment in time, the need for speed influenced, greed. Greed to out do, be better, make more money, and advance with speed a Jetson. Friends fell out, family turned on one another. The daily news seemed to open negative influences into homes. Created challenging motives to empower money and self imagine. We have created a monster that continues to grow. Rapid speed..

And an extremely powerful connection happened. An artificial intelligence. The stepping stones, to modern light, to what we live today. Evil technology speed that controls our lives. Intelligence that destroyed family, friends, jobs, children’s developmental values. Communication is texting, social media vs. talking in person. Discipline is not an option, because knowing your child or friend is interaction. Interaction and productive communication no longer exist. Relationships have went to shit. Children and grandchildren depend on parents & grandparents, now days. Those important connections are broken by technology. No time fot interaction or personal involvement.

Children don’t know the struggles of looking up “capsule” in a dictionary or “mars” in an encyclopedia. We helped each other if we didn’t know or understand something. Parents have used technology as sitters. Truth is technology has raised our children. Friends are online- no longer outside to interact or play… Bullying is the new cyber playground. Instead of helping each other – to hurt someone or belittle is the new trend. Structured families are rare. * If you remember; getting up to change the cable channel, (having to slide the ticker to a channel), on a floor model tv. Most of all; we gathered in the living room to watch a movie, had popcorn, or watch weekly shows together. – continuing these practice- you are parents of 1970’s to 1980’s Flintstone’s. Big Yabba- Dabba Do, well accomplished.**

In history, tools needed in today’s world, no longer exist. Resources offered are fading away. As new advancements awaken, the manual labor is pushed out. The final destination has arrived; Technology.

Time Evolved Chaos Happened “” NO“” Longer Offer Generation Youth

This my friends, new generations have no youth development morals or survival skills. Today the technology advancement– destroyed manual labor and hands on skills and work ethic. Manual labor– the mind advanced artificial intelligence, a human robot. The ability preformed manual labor into a operation through Proof that Everyday Mind’s Matter. Technology has ruined relationships, destroyed morals, and formed addictions….

Bitter truth, we face is the history can not erased or re-written. What we created is artificial intelligence to comfort and addiction. Poisonous entertainment coverage from phone to phone. Education has lost the core of intelligence. An escape and easy way to answers, solution, and divorce. We can’t visit Aunt Sally 2 miles away. But you better believe, face-time and snap chat sent with emojis, your busy will be sent. Excuses to visit in person, we are so busy doing social media shit, that social distancing is history. Social distancing had played into our busy lives, it was a “thing”; hideous barriers set to avoid live connections. Addictions of technology has mental health at a record high level.

Technology has raised our children. Children don’t know the meaning of affection and love. Robbed by technology we don’t even realize… Yes, I say this with heartfelt pain. Our level of acceptance, to love has lesser value. Our closeness to others are at a social stand still.

Take a minute and take this in…. Have you attended any funerals in the past couple years? Has the world lost emotions? Sentimental touch? Empathy or compassion? Tears must be left at the door or of history. Do we not see what our time has created? Are relationship at such social distancing; that, pain has no time or place for tears? Have relationships changed before our eyes, that it’s normal to no longer express emotions? Hell no, we are conditioned with stimulus. And without a deep connection, there are no emotion connection to tears. My friends, take a deep breath. Life is a precious gift. Time can not be place on pause to rewind.. When your final days approach- will your legacy be written in Flintstone’s – Stone Age? Or will your legacy Fly with the Jetsons – lost in speed? Or lastly- will the addiction of technology; form the trace of your legacy? Are you a man who covered social media with endless post on women’s profiles? A man who wanted to experience life to ultimate highs. Blocking emotions and attachments to others, selfish pleasure– to satisfy your desire and needs? Or a women who preyed on dating sites, — aging with time to find a sugar daddy vs. real love? Technology has deleted our connection to empathy, compassion, and our real character. Our needs, desire, and greed has created addiction within our minds.

Our relationships are not built on love. Love has settled to a comfort zone, that we believe is okay — overtime.. Lust and temptations have no boundaries. After all there’s no emotional ties to comfort. Our excuse is we’re busy. We don’t have time. Right, we don’t take time to understand ourselves. Our happenings, our worlds have been rocked by divorce, deceit, lies, broken homes, and overtime– we accept– nothing. We just find a replacement. Our mind and body are off balance. Acting in impulse, no one wants to feel pain. So we condition the pain, — a false emotion to hide behind. To communicate with our partners, in person has faded. Why? In our world today– an ability to perform a live connection– just conflicts creating a barrier. Corrupted our minds to shut off– a secret auto pilot that gets us by. In no time, social distancing has expanded in outside relationships. Tucked in our own shell of excuse or existence. Conditioned to no longer deal with feelings, emotions, or cope with uncomfortable situations. Why not convert to being open-minded? Change your relationship status to live connection and welcome conversation. Bring back history, close temptation; reconnect with Dial-Up. You might find something meaningful; you never experienced. Maybe take a step behind- – create the Flintstones life. Jetsons or technology life has depleted manual labor. But you can still grow a garden, limit texting and open dinner time as a family. Everyone sit at the table no cell phones, talk about your day. Enjoy the interaction to express your character. Its great to be a Flintstones, no stress, no chaos, no distractions. Live connection, that’s says ” I am right, here”! A feeling that you can’t deny– a connection heart to heart.

Until our minds meet again, Be safe out there, much love and blessings.. Remember Everyday Minds Matter! 😘😇

🏕Our Hidden Path

Secret Direction to Purpose

Oh, the world we live in today! Wouldn’t life be much simpler at times, if we had instructions or directions? Be to easy to navigate through our challenges and obstacles. We are late in discovery most time with everyday life, or overlook what we could of had long before. My purpose and hidden path.

Growing up in the county, 80’s and 90’s. – a peace of mind- tranquility, A time in history; outside at night,  echo’s of bullfrog carried through the woods.  Crickets a pain in the ass, lighting bugs, routine catching at nightfall.  Running through mud puddles after a good rain, drinking from the garden hose, and the joy of weeding the garden. Snapping green beans for canning, shucking corn on the cobb, cucumber for pickling, and berries for jam.  Watching dad fix the lawn mower or replacing brakes on the car.

An elderly couple lived on the driveway to my house. Maybe to be a pest or be nosey. Of course, visiting or getting in their way, likely got on their nerves. To me it was nice to check in on them when needed or just to visit to check new projects. Old man Clyde had a wood shed where he spent his time. Shep a boarder collie, like Lassie the TV show. Shep was old but he let us play, but watched as we picked tomotoes from the garden. Every moment was learning tools when Clyde explain his projects he was working on. One day Clyde was tinkering with a push mower-  sparked to gasoline; the whole shed in flames. Playing outside seeing the blaze- running to our uncle, he rushed to help. Old man Clyde so determined to save his burning shed – he suffered burns. Not wanting to go for treatment, conveinced he had too. Ambulance eventually took old man Clyde to hospital. Later told he had 1st degree burns trying to extinguish the blaze. Once Clyde got released to come home. Not hesitating to help his recovery; change bandages on his legs or check the mail. Or carrying in groceries was always worth a pack of gum and .50 cent or $1.00. He recovered over time. His wife was always glad to see me, she knew it took chores off her. Evaline was a fragile as her body was slow moving at times. I help with hanging curtains up and house hold things if needed. While at school, Evaline tried to change curtians, slipped from the stool broke her hip.

Caregiver become priority each day, after school. Positioning pillows, laundry, or help with other household chores, I was there. Just as her strength improved, she started using a walker, happiness covered my face.  Her recovery gave me joy since it took a lot of work.  Friendship had a special place deep in the heart.  One afternoon after school; knocking on the door- no answer. The car was gone but she was always home. Something was different. Mom was outside as I walked down the driveway. Starting to cry, mom hugged me saying she will write or call. She went to live with her daughter in Indiana.  Unable to say good-bye, heart broke, thinking my best friend didn’t say good-bye.  My days walking past the trailer, wondering if she thought of me. That day carried a weight–; good-bye’s hold much love– bring tears to my eyes.  Reunited visits of family or friends capture the heartfelt love of joy. And we all know the final days of life good-bye’s, can’t be prepared for. Endless tears….

As a young girl, everything inside was torn apart. Weak feeling, crying, and angry, wanting to be alone. What had happened? Kids aren’t suppose to be sad.  Every part of me, experienced hurt. Waiting for a letter or phone call from my friend. Mom and I had tried a few times, to contact her. The phone number she left– no answer.  Not a single letter in the mail.

To ease the pain, I wrote my friend many letters.  With no response, writing in a journal gave my heart relief. Over time, thinking about her many days. In my world, I knew she lost my address and number, to me she lived forever somewhere.

A plan was created written in crayon, marker, sealed with stickers and pink nail polish. Written by a brown eyed, brown haired 7-year-old- just in case she forgot about me.

  Everyday Minds Matter – mental health and well-being set the path for everyone. Establish practice to focus, retention, and concentration; healthy habits to prevent obstacles in mental status.  Overcome mental health challenges faced that affect daily routine. 

Writing that filled notebooks, diaries, and scrap paper- focused on my future dream.

In little time, old man Clyde move away. It was diffetent for a moment. Then one day, my mamaw- (fathers’ mom) move in the trailer.  The void was filled. Not skipping a beat; my brother and I had mamaw to aggravate.  With no time to waste, enjoying my childhood– documented every step of the way. Seems that the conversations grew on me. It was interesting to listen to my mamaws childhood. In my eyes it was more than interesting. A world where play was all work. In the early 1900’s not many toys were made. Everything from learning and entertainment was outdoors. Friends weren’t always close so most were visiting relatives.

A path to being a caregiver seemed to start young. Looking back I seemed to fall into the right path. Life takes us places and sometimes times passes- that all makes sense. Did you think back to your hidden path? How accurate did your role as a child play to your work or career choice?

Until our minds meet again.. Be safe out there and remember Everyday Minds Matter