Tag: self love

Traditional anniversaries: It’s my 3 rd wedding anniversary

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My husband and I have been married for 3 years. This year I wanted to do something based on traditions, traditionally leather is the gift you would give your spouse back in the day.

A few ideas that I came up with was a keychain, wallet, belt, coasters or a bag.Images courtesy of Pinterest.

I love this idea because it seems so masculine and unique.

Now if my husband wants to show up with some Sunflowers or Crystal /glass, I would be ecstatic!

I love to practice traditional things especially when it is something that I can pass through my family.

How I choose my wedding date:

My parents were married August 14, 1980 they would have been married for 38 years. As a tribute to my late mother, I decided to use their wedding day as a permanent reminder of the love that my parents shared. My parents were full of love and guidance that I channel every day.

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I love you, mommy and daddy, thank you for showing me what love is!

To my husband:

If marriage was easy everyone would be doing it, I am so happy that God has put you in my life! Happy Anniversary!!!

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Mind, Body and Soul-The Mind

Mind Body Soul is a three week series where we learn tips, techniques, and points for our goal of transformation and renewal. We have three weeks to work on ourselves so we can start off feeling revived and refreshed to take on new projects, businesses, and plans that we may have in the second half of 2018 and the new school year. Ultimately our aim is to pour into ourselves, so we can better pour into others. For us women, we often put self care on the bottom of our to-do list after performing our wifely duties, taking care of our children, running our homes, being the president of the PTA, having 5 businesses and ministries, and taking over the world. No wonder we get burnt out and we are tired all the time! Self care needs to be at the top. How can we be better moms, teachers, managers, leaders, or women if we do not take care of the women in the mirror?

 

This week we are focusing on our mind.

 

Hold up, Let me get my mind right.

 

So now that we ladies are more in tune with our spirituality, we meditate, we eat healthy, and we work out on a consistent basis, it is time to focus on our mind and brain wellness.

 

To be successful business owners, moms, leaders, managers, etc., we must take care of our brain. In fact, taking care of the brain and mind is often overlooked because some of us do not even know what that means and/or we think we got it all under control. Yeah, we may have it under control today, but there will be a time where we will not. That is just life.

 

How do we begin to take care of our brain and mind? Here are four steps.

 

First step: taking vitamins and supplements. If you do not take a multivitamin for women, you need to get on that ASAP! Vitamins are crucial because sometimes we may not get enough nutrients from the foods we eat, so the vitamins that we take will fill up our bodies to promote health and wellness. Vitamin B12 is medically known to prevent mental decline. A deficiency in this vitamin can cause memory loss and confusion. To purchase vitamin B12, visit your local supermarket or GNC.

 

Step two: THINK. Reading, writing, finishing a puzzle, and completing crossword puzzles are just a few examples that mentally stimulate your brain. You can even go on the app store on your smartphone and pick out games that help boost memory and cognitive skills. Personally, I am trying to learn two new languages at once. (Wish me luck please) When I am sitting trying to learn and understand new language concepts and words, I can already feel like mind and knowledge growing. I noticed my memory improves as well. That is because I am being forced to think.

 

Step three: Self reflection and evaluation. This is my favorite activity. Self reflection and evaluation is basically assessing your life and asking yourself questions. What is working? What is not working? What areas of my life must I improve? What must I get rid of that does not benefit me at all? How do I feel about this situation? How can I change this area of my life that I am not satisfied with? Are my priorities in order? Have I dedicated enough time for my family?

Questions that evaluate your life help improve your life. This strategy helps (in my life) keep depression at bay because I can actively work on bringing myself closer to a state of happiness, set needed goals, and have hope. It also helps because it has you critically think about your life and makes you think long and hard about what is going on.

 

Step four: Skip the drugs.

This is a no brainer (pun intended). Partaking in drugs messes up your thinking skills. Take it from someone who has seen people totally change when they started to do it, they think differently, and then act differently, and even myself…of course when you get super wasted or high of weed, you don’t think the same. Soberness helps you think clearly to make the right choices and decisions. That is why you don’t get extremely drunk and then show up at your final exam at college. It don’t work like that girl.

 

It is important to care for our mind and brain because it alleviates stress. When we think clearly and better, we can make amazing choices for our business, families, investments, and organizations. So that means less stress because everything runs more smoothly. If our mind is improved, we can treat the people around us better, since we are treating ourselves better. Plus, your brain is so important. I mean, it’s your brain. We need it.  No matter what the benefit is- you are winning. Get your mind right, and you’ll start to think your life is great (because it is great, and it will be great).

Self Care For 2018

2017 has come to an end and it is time to embrace 2018. I’m pretty sure that this past year has been an interesting roller coaster ride. This year my primary focus has been set on my family, which is not a bad thing but I didn’t set time aside for me.I didn’t do much to my hair or makeup, and I decided that I’m going to set more time for me.
So I am encouraging you to focus on Self Care.

If you can’t afford to do some of the things on your self care list here are a 10 tips to practice self care in 2018.

Here are some tips to make sure that you are taking care of yourself:

Coffee-time: I know that we all have experience the “don’t talk me until I have my coffee”. Coffee-time for me is sacred and it definitely gives me life. I mostly drink our coffee in the morning which gives me the opportunity to reflect on my day and to figure out what adventure my daughter and I would embark on.

Massage/facial: Getting a massage or facial can definitely relax the body and relieve stress. It also releases the toxins and leads to recovering with muscles pain and it releases endorphins & enhances your mood.

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Bubble bath w/ aromatherapy(essential oils): My favorite essential oils are Eucalyptus, lavender, and lemongrass; they hold the healing properties of muscle aches, colds, anxiety,and mood swings.Enjoy a large glass of wine and soak those worries away.

Mani/Pedi: If you get the opportunity to leave the house for a few hours take the time to get a much needed mani/pedi. You need to relax, relate and release; you can’t expect to be helpful to your family or those around you if you don’t take time for yourself. Do you!

Yoga/Meditation: Yoga and meditation has definitely changed my life, especially when I get stressed out or I just want to be healthy in my mind and body. With meditation I am able to reflect on the things that may affect me whether it is parenting or balancing entrepreneurship. I love how I am able to strengthen my body through yoga and use meditation for self awareness.

Journal: Journaling is definitely something that I encourage everyone to do. You are able to be creative or you can write about your troubles to help let them go. I know that we all have moments where we feel that no one understands what you are going through, but if you write it down then you are able to free yourself from that burden.

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Lazy Day: Recently I took the time to do almost absolutely nothing, I was determined to relax and not to run myself crazy. Having a lazy day gives you the opportunity to take care of yourself and to do less as possible.

Vacation: Pack you an overnight bag and get you can an Airbnb and go have fun. Take the time not planning your getaway.

Get dolled up: Recently I’ve got back into makeup and I decided to make this my mandatory mommy-time. I am loving how I am able to be creative and enjoy the time to myself. You can get dolled up and you don’t have to go anywhere.

Binge watch movies/shows: During this holiday season I’ve been binge watching everything HallMark. I love a romantic Christmas story, especially when they have an adorable story line. Hallmark is so great even when they have the same story line but it gets addictive.

Some of my favorite sites to use for finding discounted hotels, spa, hair packages, and etc is Groupon, Living social and Airbnb.Check them out! (This is not sponsored)

I hope that my 2018 Self care tips are helpful to you. You have to remember that you need to make time to slow down and make time for you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!