Strength is not always visible

Monster

Monster, Monster go away.

Monster, Monster please don’t stay.

Find a place far away.

Go so far that your chill no longer exists today. 

Monster, Monster I’m only asking for this;

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To feel sunshine and let it sink in.

To be alone and okay in my own skin.

To not be scared when things get tough.

To remember always that life is simply rough.

To keep in mind that just because, the flare ups come, does not mean I am forever numb.

Monster, Monster you have a name and even though I say it with shame.

Monster, Monster I am stronger than you. But some days your stronger than me too.

Until the day I dismiss you forever, I wont give up. Not today, not ever.

 

Written by: Ashley Roberts 

 

Positive Mental Food


Born with a Positive Attitude


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Now, don’t get me wrong I am far from exceeding an anxiety free life but, I tend to manage working thru everything simply with the right attitude.

Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” 

Be positive! It just sounds so cliché but those two words together pack a lot of power.

Waking up in the mornings are the most detrimental and impactful portion of your day. It is the beginning and the impression for your start.

Now before I jump into some tips and little pieces of my own personal motivators. I want to share with you three of my absolute favorite affirmations.

Perhaps someone else will fancy them as well.


Repeat these as you read them

  • I have it within me to solve any challenge that occurs today.
  • I fearlessly believe in me.
  • I am enough. Who I am is enough. What I do is enough and what I have is enough

Those three affirmations can be very impactful if you use them the right way.

When you are affirming yourself you need to be sure you are saying it with conviction and belief. When you look in that mirror and repeat encouraging and empowering words back to yourself, you have got to believe it.

Hoping you are filling; no, I hope you are overflowing yourself with affirmations that help you feel like you can fly.

Because, the power of self-empowerment is over looked to often. We seek others to be our consistent encourager.

When in reality, seeking encouragement and empowerment for absolute from others is not your best longevity answer.

Mostly because, the one person you should know you can always turn too for a personal boost, is you.

We are our own most powerful tool. Its time we start putting ourselves to work.


Brain Food


Be kind to yourself

The reason this is the starter is because most people are really hard on themselves. We are known to be our own worst critic.

It is so important to be sure you celebrate in moments of success. No matter the size of the conquer.

Buy the dessert if you did some extra sales that week!

Go get that Day Spa treatment you have been telling yourself you deserve.

For the love of all things be sure you tell yourself how absolutely wonderfully made you are!

Because gosh darn it God doesn’t make junk!

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Steer away from the Blue Light


  Get out and experience the beauty away from your phone

Screen time. They say that for children under two years old, tv should be limited to one hour a day.

Mayo clinic states it right here.

So what is healthy for adults? What are we left to work with if technology is the source to our rapid moving society?

How are we to keep from seeing a screen so much in our day when a screen is what allows us to move forward in multiple ways?

Adults have cell phones with them at all times. So what can we do in order to manage more intentional screen time?

Well you can start with timing yourself. I know, it seems silly but it is more silly to allow yourself to feel more tired than you need to only because you cant keep your eyes off of the screen.

Did you know that the human mind in todays society can only keep a attention span for 8 seconds?

How are we ever to be innovative or creative with our minds if we are constantly consuming and drowning them with everything other than our own thoughts?

I encourage you to look into how to manage screen time in your life. You can do that by clicking here.


Reading


You can read your favorite style of book or perhaps just favorite topic.

You can choose to grab a non-fiction story or you can choose to grab the book all about launching your career.

You see, when reading and positivity come together, personal growth books are what come to mind.

When you want to properly feed that beautiful brain you have, be sure your giving it the proper nutrition.

The type of food that will fuel it for long-term. You don’t want fatty food to clog your mental awareness or creative thoughts.

You see if you choose to grab that book that will feed your brain the knowledge to launch your career it could just be the answer to just that.

How will you know unless you read it?

How can you move forward by reading that non-fiction?

How can you possibly have a positive and forward moving attitude towards your day or future by just reading about fantasy?

Get real and be intentional about your brain and what you feed it. Be intentional about how you become positive for yourself.

In the end my friends you are the solution to your own positivity.

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Am I doing it right?

 


All the choices


The questions spiral most days. They can transpire into good or bad but, most days I spin my wheels trying to decide. I have always been a creature of solution seeking. Trying to figure out the best way to solve the troublesome issue that either repeats itself or is simply a one-time occurrence.

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When my hair is flat I use hairspray and tease it like I am a sexy lifeguard off Baywatch in the 80’s. If the batteries run out of juice I simply grab another toy and use those batteries. Simple problem solving yet, people fret about these things instead of just fix the issue without bitching. We all know in this day in age tho you can not have a day without a complaint of some sort. Why do you ask? I have no damn clue. Let alone I really don’t get why you wouldn’t want to just have a day without something shading your sunshine. Right?! Nope. But, you’d think so!

I wonder day in and day out tho when I make choices if I am making the right ones. Or if there really is a right one.

Raising another human is seriously a lot of responsibility and pressure. Not always in a heavy way but, let us be real. We are shaping the life of a person that will eventually have a voice in this world. I don’t want to raise a dick. Right? Ha! ( Light hearted joke
I mean when Gracie is sick or gets a rash is it just something we let work itself out and it will go away? Or do we call the doctor and do what every single mom does in this day in age. Worry that what Google is telling them might be that their child will die over some red splotches. You get what I am saying yeah? 

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Truly every single day I am fretting over whether or not I am making the right choice. But, besides the basics of right and wrong in the world. Who is the hell made the “Right” list? Like, as in how things are supposed to be done. Why do I and possibly you feel like we have to doubt if we are making the right choice to stay home or go back to work? Perhaps it is as simple as putting your kid in speech therapy at two or at three. Do we disservice them by doing it our way or listening to the doctors? Is it really going to matter if they eat that handful of dirt? Will the finger in the socket really kill them or teach them a lesson to stop pulling the protectors off? (I’m kidding) Can you feed them a piece of popcorn at two or are they really going to choke and die?

I mean you guys, the list goes on and on with what choices we make day in and day out. Are we overprotecting or are we simply encouraging to make smart choices and be aware of things? Should I be so worried about teaching my daughter all the bad that is happening to women in our day today? Can I just not tell her the bad and horrible things to protect her mindset or am I honest so that she is informed?

In reality, we are all fighting to make the choices we think are going to be the best ones for our kids. Heck even making choices for ourselves every single day can be stressful. Depending on your job or just the position your in with life currently. Choices have so much impact on the conclusion for ourselves and others. I find that being aware that choices are powerful really help me at least alleviate that scared feeling of making the wrong choice.

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In the end my friends, we are not in control of the end result. In my paradigm, God has reins on that one. No matter the shift in direction by choice. If something is meant to happen or be, God will bring you back too it. Even if the battle isn’t always pretty, in fact, it could be a bloody mess.

Is the fight worth it to you?

Hangry Hannah

Always Hungry.

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