Pick-me-up Thursday

hang-in-therewearealmost-to-the-weekend-meme-creator-funny-50656199Happy Friday eve y’all! Even though I am very aware most people are not leaving their homes, I do hope you had a great week. We are all making the most of  our days the best we possibly can. Things are challenging for everyone in the world, which is why we all need to offer support, kindness, and compassion for one another. When saying this I want y’all to know that you are important and please be sure to take good care of yourself.

Once again, even though we are all dealing with a lot of additional stress due to the COVID-19, we still need uplifting quotes that create positiveness and happiness. The Sales-Motivational-Quotes-1500x844quote I am sharing with y’all today is extremely true for all of us. We may deal with illnesses that do not make life easy, but somehow we do get through all the challenges. While we may deal with an issues that are not predictable, we do also face other issues with our lives. I do hope this quote will give you the pick-me-up we all need from time to time! 

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you have a wonderful day and you are feeling the spread-peace-and-love-always2best you can! Whatever you do this weekend, please be sure you are keeping yourself and family safe. For additional protection, try to keep sanitizer with you at all times and wash your hands frequently. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Ways to get something positive out of confinement & social distancing

coronavirus lockdownThere is a very good chance I lost count of how many days we have been under what feels like home lockdown and social distancing due to COVID-19 pandemic. So many of us are in areas where those that are in charge have implemented a “Stay at home” order, which means do not leave your house unless it is necessary. Never in a million years could I have imagined people are being advised to not go to work, school, or even church due to risks of the spread of COVID-19.

I cannot just sit around the house doing nothing. It is challenging for me to not be unnamed (2)productive or be able to go to the grocery store. Considering how much I detest grocery shopping, I should be thankful for the fact going to the grocery store is not an option for me. I hate being told what I can and can’t do and I might have some very mild control issues. (I know my husband would be laughing about this right now, so I am not showing him!)

To keep what sanity I do have and remain in a good mindset, I have been thinking of things to pass the time and how to view home confinement as a positive thing. I am going to share some ideas I have thought of and encourage you to let me know what you thought of this information and share any ideas you have to get through all this mess.

  1. Remember when you were a child and how much fun you had putting a jigsaw images (2)puzzle together. Enjoy while you reminisce about the excitement you experience when you completed your masterpiece.
  2. Have a little fun and give yourself a manicure and pedicure. It might not be as great as when someone else does it for you, but your nails and toes will be pretty.
  3. Choose an interesting podcast to listen to. There are millions of podcasts to listen to podcastand there’s bound to be something you will enthrall. The link I am sharing will take you to many different podcasts you can check out. https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/saving-and-budgeting/articles/best-personal-finance-podcasts-to-listen-to
  4. Teach yourself a foreign language. There are many apps you can download, which will be very helpful for learning a new language. The link I have shared will take you to a list of great websites that will help you learn whatever language you desire. https://www.lingualift.com/blog/best-language-learning-apps/
  5. Write a letter to a friend or family member to let them know you are thinking about them. Or, think about a time when someone did something nice for you and even thank-you-600went out of their way to help you. Write this person a warmhearted letter acknowledging what they did and why you are appreciative. This caring letter will make the other person surprised and overjoyed.
  6. Over the years have you accumulated insane amounts of Tupperware? I will tell you that I have accumulated a lot! Organizing where your Tupperware is store by size and matching the lids, which will serve you well in several aspects. One, being organizing will help the massive clutter. It is true performing something like this, will give your mind a break from the COVID-19 stress.
  7. Now is a great time to go through your closet and determine what you will wear again and those you will never wear. Many of these items could be given away to 51bAji8JsgLhelp someone in critical need. We are now helping someone else and clearing space I nm closet I know this will sound crazy, but that’s okay! I enjoy organizing my closet and tend to have it in order by color, like from light to dark A little insane, right?
  8. We all have at least one drawer where we throw things because they do not have a designated home. Going through this drawer and either throwing things away or putting them where they need to be will help with decluttering our mind.
  9. Knitting and crocheting can be very relaxing. If you do not know how to either crochet or knit, watch a few YouTube videos to learn how!
  10. Coloring is no longer for kids only. There are many great adult coloring books unnamed (2)available and if you do not have one coloring page, pictures are available online to print and then color!
  11. Maybe it is just me, but I have a ton of makeup I have not used in years and really need to let some products out of the house. We can go through our makeup drawer and decide which products will not be used anymore and ones that will continue being used.
  12. As silly as this may sound, reorganize your dresser drawers. You know there is at least one thing you can’t even remember the last time you wore or used, so it might be time for donating!
  13. Discover new music! YouTube offers many music videos for a wide range of songs. Any type of music you enjoy, you can watch the video, plus Pandora and Spotify will give you more great music to uncover.maxresdefault
  14. Do something silly, like attempt writing with your non-dominated hand and laugh at how awful it looks. You can try training yourself to write with your non-dominate hand which might be frustrating, but could be interesting!
  15. This is a great time to catch up on the sleep we have been deprived of. We can enjoy catch upthe time we do not have anywhere to be and there is no rushing around.

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I hope the information I have provided will be beneficial to you while we are in difficult times. I am excited to read what you think about my ideas and even more excited to read your suggestions. Of course, we do not know how long we will be in this situation, but we can make the most of a difficult time by working together. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

The benefits of serotonin and how to increase levels

what-does-serotonin-doWe have all experienced those days when we felt a little down, cantankerous, agitated, or uneasy. Have you ever wondered why you had any of these feelings? There could be several reasons, but maybe it is something as easy as a low level of serotonin. Let’s explore what serotonin is, why it is important, and how we can increase levels when necessary.

Serotonin is most commonly known as the happy hormone. It plays a vital role in the “happy hormone.” It plays a vital role in stabilizing our mood, offers a sense of well-being, and happiness, while it also helps to decrease feelings of distress and concerns.Banner When our serotonin levels are low, we may have melancholic feelings and when our levels are high; we may feel tranquil and have serene emotions.

An interesting fact about serotonin is about 95% of serotonin is produced in the lining of our gastrointestinal tract (GI), which is where it manages the movement of our intestines. The other 5% is processed in the brainstem, where it communicates prompts between nerve cells in our brain.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy blood test to test for serotonin levels, but there are symptoms that would indicate if levels were low. The symptoms of low serotonin low levelsinclude:

  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Abnormal sleepiness
  • Restless sleep
  • Low appetite
  • Stomach issues
  • Craving for carbs and candy

We have covered the negative effects of having low serotonin levels. There are many benefits serotonin can offer us that include:

  • Promotes good sleep by regulating our sleep-wake cycle that repeats every 24 hours
  • Helps synchronize our appetite
  • Encourages knowledge and memorysun-quote-1
  • Assist with stimulating positive feelings and social acceptance

There are several ways you can increase your serotonin levels, some choices are with specific foods, which include:

  1. Eggs-

The protein that eggs have can boost blood plasma levels of tryptophan. The yolk part of the egg contains many nutrients that are beneficial for our health which include tryptophan, choline, biotin, and omega-3 fatty acids.

  1. Cheese-

foodCheese is a great source of tryptophan.

Allow me to clarify what tryptophan is and how it is beneficial for our health. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that has several intentions such as nitrogen balance in adults and growth in infants, but it is also crucial in creating neurotransmitter serotonin.

  1. Pineapples-

Pineapples contain a protein called bromelain, which helps reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and helps suppresses coughs.

  1. Tofu-

Tofu is a good that is made of condensed soy milk and is then pressed into solid white blocks. There are several health benefits with tofu including being another great source of tryptophan and provides us an excellent calcium boost

  1. Salmon-SEROTONIN_BoostingFoods1-min

Not only is salmon rich in tryptophan, but it also contains other nutritional benefits that provide help balancing cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and is a source of Omega-3-fatty acids.

  1. Nuts and seeds-

All nuts and seeds have tryptophan. There have been studies that indicate eating a handful of nuts a day can decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems. Nuts and seeds also provide great sources of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.

  1. Turkey-

Turkey is full of tryptophan, which as we have already seen is beneficial.

Besides the various foods that have been discussed, there are many other easy ways to stimulate serotonin levels, which include:

  1. Exercising can trigger the release of tryptophan into our blood and decrease the increaseamount of other amino acids. The type of exercise could be swimming, bicycling, brisk walking, jogging, light hiking, or any other aerobic exercise
  2. Spending time in the sunshine can increase serotonin levels. To have the most benefits you should get at least 10-15 minutes outside every day and you could take your physical activity outside for an additional serotonin boost.
  3. Supplements- If you attempt to take new supplements, it is important to check with your healthcare provider first to ensure you won’t have any negative interactions with medications you are currently taking. A few possible supplements you could try are pure tryptophan, St. John’s Wort, Probiotics, Vitamin B12 and C, and Magnesium.
  4. Get a massage-

Massage therapy can increase serotonin and dopamine levels. Dopamine is another mood-related neurotransmitter. A massage can decrease cortisol, which is a hormone the body produces when under stress.

  1. Mood induction-happychemicals

When you think about things that make you feel good and happy, you can increase serotonin in your brain. This encourages the enhancement of our mood overall. Remember, that our moods are multiplex and are not easy to alter. Things you can try are:

  • Imagine a memory of when you felt a great amount of joy.
  • Remember a positive time you had with loved ones.
  • Look through a photo album of happy times you had in the past.
  1. Be positive-

When we think positively, we are decreasing the cortisol in our brains and creating serotonin.

  1. Reduce stress-

My Mind Is CalmWe need to teach ourselves to relax our minds and give ourselves the break we deserve. We need to care of both our mental and physical health.

  1. Yoga and meditation are known to lift our moods and can improve symptoms of mild, moderate, and treatment-resistant depression. Meditation is known to trigger parts of the brain for understanding, self-care, and emotions, problem-solving, adapting, and increasing awareness.
  2. Music therapy has been suggested by researchers that music could increase neurotransmitters such as serotonin. Listening to music typically has a relaxing effect on people.unnamed (2)
  3. Dance therapy has been shown to increase blood serotonin levels in those who try dancing. Dance therapy has also been suggested to use as a complementary behavioral approach to pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in some individuals with mood disorders.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your week is going well and you are staying safe from any risk of coronavirus. I am doing much better with this as I have not left the house in several days partially because the number of cases where I live seems to increase every few hours and it terrifies me. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Ways to care for your mental health during a pandemic

coronavriusOn March 11, 2020, both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic due to the coronavirus. The coronavirus has affected 192 countries and territories worldwide and 1 International conveyance, the Diamond Princess Cruise ship. It has steadily been causing vast amounts of turmoil in most households around the world.

Only to add the apprehension things have occurred, no one ever thought they would see in their lifetime. Starting with sporting event cancellations, school closings, mass ppe-graphicshortages of personal protective equipment in hospitals, delaying elective surgeries, borders closing to International travelers, malls with either adjusted hours or closing altogether, restaurants only offering take-out, grocery store’s shelves are pretty much empty, employers being forced to allow employees to work from home if the work permits or laying employees off because they can’t afford them,  and I am sure there is more that I didn’t remember.

Even though it will not be easy, we all need to find ways to calm our overactive anxiety and feelings of distress. First, how many times do you check for updates regarding the coronavirus? Second question, how many news outlets, whether it is TV or online news CoronavirusAMUpdatesources? It may help your anxiety and stress levels if you try limiting the number of times you check for updates, such as no more than 2 times a day and NEVER right before bed. It is also very important to choose a credible news outlet for your source. It could provide you additional security to have at least two trustworthy sites because it will allow you to fact check the information.

No matter where we live, we are all in this together and will be until things start to improve. Not to sound negative, but things will probably get even worse before they begin to get better. It is critical to listen to and rely on trustworthy news outlets and WEBREADY_Free-Press-Editorial_Oped_Hannah-Riseman-900x600actual public health experts. It doesn’t matter who the politician is, they did not dedicate their lives to healthcare.

What does your body go through when stress and anxiety reach extremely high levels? What exactly is causing you the most worry? What do you fear the most right now? Is there anything you can do to make what you are worried about easier or end altogether? Allow your mind the time and honesty to answer these questions. Maybe this will distract you some and provide you clarity of your feelings.

The unfortunate truth is we have no control of this virus, but we do have control of what copingwe do and how we cope with major situations. I am going to share some ideas that may provide distractions to relieve your anxious mind.

  • Connect with family and friends via video chat, phone calls, emails, and social media.
  • Yoga- If you have not practiced yoga before and want to start, now might be a good time because learning and trying new things could be enjoyable and a healthy distraction.
  • Meditation- If you have never meditated before, that’s okay because there are numerous apps available that are easy to follow, such as https://www.headspace.com/ and https://www.calm.com/. You could also visit Bella’s website https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/. Bella has many posts about meditation that are absolutely amazing and helpful.
  • Controlled breathing, which is called square breathing. Imagine your breathcoping traveling along a square. Inhale up the first side of the square, count to 3, and exhale. Do this on all sides of the square!
  • Read a good book
  • Watch a comedy
  • Eat familiar foods that you enjoy
  • Free yourself from stress by coloring
  • Form a calming atmosphere with sweet aromas
  • Get out your knitting, crocheting, sewing or any other creative craft you enjoy
  • Take a warm bubble bath to drown your stress away
  • Contemplate with your journal. If you do not have a journal, it might help you to EPIDT6GUCNBRLE5PF4CDD73D4Ystart one now
  • Pour yourself a warm cup of tea
  • Refresh yourself and skin with a facial mask
  • Get a deck of cards, puzzle or board game out to play

We do not really know how long we will continue being in monumental amounts of turbulence. We realize there is so much we do not have control over, such as how long we will be dealing with this pandemic, how many people will suffer because of it, or how our communities will be affected. None of this is easy to accept or even understand, but there are several ways we can reduce our personal risks of obtaining the virus.

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or handCoronavirus-Twitter-card-pic.xc9f75d90 sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth in particular
  • Even if you do not feel sick, stay home as much as you can
  • Avoid crowds and gathering with more than 10 people
  • Avoid all non-essential shopping and travel
  • Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when out
  • To help support your immune system, get plenty of sleep
  • Follow ALL recommendation from health establishments

self careWhile we remain in distressing time we need to not forget to care for our body and spirit. The following ideas are ways we can tend to our self-care while we deal with disturbances caused by the coronavirus

  • Be kind to yourself:

If you’re experiencing depression and or anxiety, go easy on yourself and know you are not alone

  • Maintain a routine as much as you can:

Even though you might be confined to your house, continue your normal sleep, meals, and work schedule

  • Make time for the activities you enjoy:

Read that book you’ve been meaning to start, play games you find enjoyable, cook julyselfcaresomething, and create something or anything else to occupy your mind from the stress you have been feeling

  • If possible get out in nature:

Sunshine and fresh can be beneficial for our mental and physical health. Whatever you do, obey the restrictions that have been put in place, keep your distance from people you may encounter, and avoid crowds

  • Find ways to exercise:

Of course, all gyms and exercise classes will be closed, but you can find alternative ways to exercise. Staying active will help relieve stress, anxiety, and even manage our moods. Get creative with what you are images (2)able to do without equipment, such as using your own bodyweight to exercise

  • Avoid self-medicating:

Be cautious about using alcohol or other substances to control your anxiety and depression

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site today. I hope the information provided will be beneficial for you and your family. Times are anything but easy right now, but hopefully things will start improving very soon. I hope you have a great afternoon and you are feeling the best you can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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Motivational Monday

Cute-motivational-Monday-quote.-Time-to-sparkle-and-shineHappy Monday y’all! I hope you spent your weekend safe, comfortable, and relaxing so that you are fully ready for whatever will happen during this upcoming week. I think many people are working from home and while kids are out of school might be a little challenging. The world as a whole are doing the best we can, while we all have many questions about all the what if’s.

I guess all we can do is keep living our lives, even if we are not leaving our homes to stayquote-challenge-doubt-overcome protected from the coronavirus. So let’s do what we always do on Monday and read what I think is  a motivating quote! Of course, I hope you will find this quote motivating and it will keep you leaning towards a positive outlook! It is my belief that staying positive in bad times is the only way to deal with life because what will becoming negative do for us? I also think that if we are negative, we will only feel worse about everything in life. Sometimes, finding the positive in any situation will give us a stronger sense of purpose and we might even be able to help someone else that is going through something much worse than we are. I guess we will never know unless we at least try!

we are in this togetherI want to thank you for visiting my site today and would love to read what you think about the quote I shared. As many of you already know I have been trying to post more frequently. After all, I am not working at the moment and the pandemic keeps me feeling relatively stressed. The reason for my stress is because all I do is worry about everyone else and fear if I leave the house I will come in contact withbutterfly someone with the coronavirus and with a weak immune system will more than likely get sick. I enjoy writing and it keeps me a little calmer. I am trying to build on my skills by writing about things I probably would not have thought about before, but it has been an amazing experience for me and I do hope you are enjoying the random things I have been writing about.

I hope your week starts off well and only gets better each day! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤,comfort, and many positive vibes!

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Higher levels of consciousness

higher-level-of-consciousnessMost humans are unable to comprehend what higher consciousness is because they stay comfortable at a lower level of consciousness, where they are primarily concerned with themselves. They typically remain more concerned about their own well-being, survival, and success.

There are those unusual times when there aren’t any threats or demands and the body and passions are stagnant allowing for an opportunity to access a higher mind. Neuroscientists call what is experienced at this time our neocortex, which allows us to neocortex-2acknowledge our sensory function that includes imagination, empathy, and impartial judgments.

According to Mary O’Malley, a certified counselor and author of “Belonging to Life: The Journey of Awakening”, we have six levels of high consciousness. O’Malley also believes that getting to higher consciousness will require specific shifts in our perception, behavior, and awareness. These shifts are crucial to advance to the next levels.

The following are O’Malley’s six phases of higher consciousness:

  1. Life happens to you-

perspectiveYou realize that you are not a victim of life. It is understood the more unconscious we are, the more we feel like we are the victim. Feeling like life is happening to you, the more often you will view things as threats. Being in a victim mindset doesn’t do anything for learning to be open to the thoughts that life is in front of us.

  1. Life happens by you-

This is the first stage of higher consciousness, which many people find themselves to be stuck in. Even though we might feel powerless in this stage, we will begin to control everything about our life. We finally stop being a victim of life and begin to live life by our own intentions. We know we aren’t creating our own reality, but instead clearly view it as showing up to a reality that has already existed.

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Once we have quit trying to control our life, we learn something wonderful; life isn’t something that can be controlled and being open we know life occurs delightfully. It is in this phase of higher consciousness we being choosing ourselves. What this means is we focus on ourselves, not in the past or any person or things that have caused us hurt and or harm.

  1. Life happens for you-

This is the fourth and most difficult stage in higher consciousness. The reason this is the most difficult stage is that it is based on trust. We must let go of our control and believe EmilysQuotes.Com-initiate-habit-choosing-choice-thoughts-thinking-ideas-feeling-good-feelings-support-powerful-consciousness-amazing-great-wisdom-advice-inspirational-Wayne-Dyerthat everything has a purpose, meaning and it will lead us somewhere amazing. There is something incredible and soul-altering with learning how to let go and just let things be.

  1. Life happens through you-

At this point, we have overcome the life-altering stage of acceptance and now need to focus on feeling. This might be the most peaceful part of the discovery of higher consciousness because it is all about gratitude. During this stage, we notice our awakening to the acceptance of what we can’t control, which offers us peace and calmness.

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Our excursion was all about questioning our existence, changes, and finally coming to terms with those changes. We are no longer a separate being, but we have merged into the creative flow of life and comprehend that everything and every-being are what they are and we are who we are.

The 7 step guide to achieving higher consciousness, according to O’Malley:

  1. Develop awareness-

Don’t just go through the normal motions; instead, expand on the awareness of what is Dvv__FNXcAA7ohogoing on around us. It is important to question everything while staying in the present internally and externally. By maintaining your awareness of everything inside and around us, our ability to react meaningfully to life will be much greater.

  1. Introspect-

We will not be able to attain our higher consciousness if we aren’t processing our internal struggles. We need to take time by ourselves, understand our thoughts, and determine the source of our struggles before we can begin reaching for higher consciousness.

  1. Control yourself-

We will be able to conquer our own reactions to our internal process and external circumstances of life once we allow our “observer self” to be released. Controlling one’s self is more than simply ending our impulses or delaying our reactions, but more about being accurate with them.19d203fc1da00ccd23768f834f6dd0ff

  1. Know and educate yourself-

Achieving higher consciousness requires a lot of awareness. Knowing who we are, what drives us, and what motivates us to take action. Self-knowledge is acknowledging our strengths, weaknesses, and negative human tendencies. The essential part of self-education is to consistently cleanse ourselves of bad habits while continuing to work on our virtues.

  1. Develop discipline-

Being disciplined means not letting our thoughts and or fears to control or silence ourselves or interfere with our journey to higher consciousness.

  1. Listen to your gut instincts-

quote-and-we-re-seeing-a-higher-level-of-consciousness-and-many-more-opportunities-for-people-neale-donald-walsch-30-62-13Many people believe that intuition is the highest form of intelligence. Intuition is quiet and less assertive than the intellect of the mind. Intuition is often ignored because it doesn’t put demands on us. It is vital to differentiate between good and misleading intuition because it can be easy to realize the difference if we are paying attention.

  1. Think first and speak later-

The majority of our issues in life are a result of our inability to think before we speak.D59WCDJU0AAoxT3

Do you know if you are changing to a higher level of consciousness? If you encounter any of the following signs you are more than likely changing to a higher level of consciousness and I do hope you will embrace this experience with open arms and enjoy it.

  1. You have softer energy-

While we are transitioning a higher level of consciousness, we will begin letting go of the anger and aggression we use to cling to. There’s no longer room for feelings that were generated by animosity while we are concentrating on our own inner workings.

  1. You take full responsibility for your life and where you currently are-

relaxWe have stopped trying to blame others and understand our past is a result of our experiences. We recognize we have learned from our past and embrace it.

  1. You own your emotions-

We do not rely on anyone else to bring us happiness because we know we have the power to create our own happiness. We no longer fear what might happen in life because we have prepared for any obstacles that might arise. We can even spend quiet time alone without feeling unproductive.

  1. You practice self-love-7e02134de77061ecee344d5e540ec1e9

We started taking care of our own needs before handling the needs of others, partially because we realize we won’t be able to help anyone else if we don’t take care of ourselves. We don’t expect perfection from ourselves and we now embrace our imperfections. We use our imperfections as a chance to grow into higher levels of consciousness. We value time alone to explore the inner workings of our mind.

  1. You are kind, loving, and compassionate-

We can forgive ourselves and others easier. We relish with helping others through their journey. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves and offer assistance to those CskKzCZWgAE6VNFaround us. Many people have noticed our new and standout kindness.

  1. You have a strong desire to change yourself-

There is something inside us encouraging us to make notable changes to our life. As we begin transitioning to a higher level of consciousness, there will be somethings that no longer fit in our life.

  1. You pull away from toxic people-

We are unable to deal with anyone that drains us of our positive energy. We will not welcome any drama into our life because it is full of negative energy and not worth the progress we have made in reaching a higher level of consciousness. We have determined that toxic energy only decelerates our transition.

  1. You have trouble sleeping-29a0550c907d31c872d07eb065f17fb5

It is not uncommon to struggle with sleep during your transition to a high conscious state. This may happen during those late nights or early mornings because our subconscious mind is sending messages to our conscious mind.

  1. You get rid of your destructive habits-

Whether we used to eat an unhealthy diet, drink alcohol, or smoke, don’t be shocked if we have no desire to partake in any of our previous bad habits. It has become clear to our long-term victories involve removing some indulgences in the short-term.

  1. You are more productive than you have ever been-

7cb1d4ef7f660f479fcc8df3b4ef2465We have the ability to work more accurately because we are in the present with everything we do. All of our priorities are clear, we do not surrender to distractions, and we do not waste any of our time. Our stress levels are lower because we can visualize the bigger picture and the ways everything fit together in the way we imagined it would.

  1. You no longer feel the need to compete-

We no longer feel the need to prove ourselves or compete with others because we are not comparing ourselves to anyone. We now realize that by helping others instead of competing with them, helps us to enhance our future.

  1. You have an immense sense of gratitude-af70c68ae852a3fc35e4b367ab5ebcf1

We value everything we currently have and what we will have in the future. We are grateful for the good we are able to see in the world. We are appreciative that even though there are still many things to be worked on, we will be a part of the solution as opposed to being the problem.

While we find our way to the discovery of a higher level of consciousness, we realize our entire life is improving. We recognize positive changes in comparison to that of the way we were in the past, that being infantile and self-centered.

Welcome the changes we have experienced and our natural capability to help others as the will to provide us with a higher level of fulfillment in our own life. The changes we 3772078-Wayne-W-Dyer-Quote-But-when-you-get-to-a-higher-level-ofhave made are good because it means we are becoming an even better person. Find peace in the changes made and respect the astounding person we were always meant to be.

Thank you for visiting my site 4ca53ff3c52d8dea919888a31a92c40atoday. I hope the information provided in this post was helpful for you in your life. As always I would love to read your thoughts on this post, but I am not pressuring you at all. I hope your weekend is going well and you are enjoying relaxing time in the safe and comfort of your home! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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The Importance of Compartmentalization

compartmentalize-lifestyle-1Life can be challenging and often we do not get a break, but need to keep moving. During the day or week, we are confronted with so many difficult decisions and the million things we want to get accomplished. All of this was just personal things that do not matter too many people. Besides what we are going through our own experiences, we still see so much tragedy when we view the news.

 

If I were to ask you what compartmentalize meant, what would you say? There is a lot tocompart be said regarding the answer to this question. If you are anything like me, it wasn’t until I spent hours upon hours researching this topic because all I want to provide you with it the best and most clear information I possibly can. Compartmentalize is an internal process of putting feelings towards someone or an experience you had away from your immediate thoughts. This is also a way to lighten the emotional baggage we carry with us everyday. Chances are we have many things going on in our life that need to be compartmentalized to keep them from overlapping other things in our life. Utilizing compartmentalization can be a way of doing something that under normal circumstances, you would never think to do. Of course, there are both healthy and unhealthy ways this can be implemented.

Compartmentalization can be used as a healthy way to handle and even manage emotional situations. Healthy compartmentalization is a tactic we can use in our daily lives; to reduce the weight of existence, protect at least some of our personal peace and to chase our happiness.

human-emotions-compartmentalizedCompartmentalization can be used as a defense mechanism and to gain the endurance we need for any situation we may encounter or it can show how our minds deal with conflicting internal standpoints simultaneously.

Compartmentalization can be unhealthy if we only try to continuously ignore our emotions because we will never be able to ignore them indefinitely. Memories, good or bad, tend to have a way of revealing themselves anytime without warning. There isn’t a way to keep bad emotions hidden for long, which is why we should tackle our problems when we are emotionally ready to.

I am going to share two different healthy techniques to compartmentalize our emotions. The great thing is, this places us in better control of how we address serious issues in their own time and place.

  1. Try extreme focus-

It is normal and common when placed in a stressful situation to act based on instinctsort-categorize-compartmentalize-organizes and the desire to compartmentalize the stress by pushing the stress to the side. It can be helpful to push everything, accept for our stressor to the side and put your focus on what is causing the stress. An entrepreneur, Ryan Blair, calls this technique extreme focus and suggests setting things aside for a brief and distinct period for us to jump into one specific problem. It is important to know when that time is up, close that compartment, and move on with our day.

  1. Create healthy boundaries-

There are times in our life there are people that provoke painful memories or topics every time we get together with the person. Sometimes it might be best to gently reject the invitation. No one can expect to compartmentalize healthy if we are feeling pressured by the environment we are in because this will only lead to a sea of negative emotions. Once we are feeling secure with the issues at hand, we can readdress future divorce-compartmentalizationinvitations.

  1. Don’t make false connections-

If we intend to live a well-balanced and positive life, we will not be able to have a compartment for every emotion we have. There will be some smaller problems that we can choose to simply let go of, disconnect them from the more urgent issues, and move on.

The goal behind compartmentalizing emotions and life is not to allow any unnecessary or extreme attention to situations that don’t warrant for. We can designate specific things and then put them away in a box. We only will open a box when we are steadily searching for direction, knowledge, solutions, or you are dealing with a similar situation. We are teaching our brains to not dwell needlessly. Below is another way to utilize compartmentalization.

  1. Identify the situations and circumstances that need to be compartmentalized

It is important to visualize we have various boxes in our minds. Each of these boxes cani-am-in-control-prints accommodate our thoughts for any given situations that need to be compartmentalized.

  1. Determine what thoughts, emotions, and worries that need to go in each box

Write down any thoughts or worries that are associated with any specific thing. It could make how we understand our views of emotions and thoughts easier.

  1. Determine appropriate times to address the contents in our boxes

Our lives can’t fit easily and methodically in a box, so we will typically open one box at a time and handle something we see. For the most part, we will handle certain issues as they arise.

1516733-Terrence-J-Quote-I-ve-really-learned-to-compartmentalize-theIntrusions are not always avoidable, which means we need to find ways to carry on. Being predictable is very helpful. This also means we don’t open any of our boxes until it is necessary.

  1. Take time to open boxes and process the contents within

Problems compartmentalizing can create are avoidance and procrastinating. It is crucial to not forget one thing and then avoid another because if we continue doing this the contents within our boxes will overflow and it will make going through the boxes more complicated. We should only open a box when the time is right.

  1. Work on keeping this in their respective boxes, until we decide to deal with them againCompartmentalization-longside-e1516683510343

This is the hardest part. This might be a new habit and the form of mindfulness will also be new. It does take time and practice, but in time we will have many benefits for our physical and mental health.

I hope this information was beneficial for you! I did share two different healthy ways to compartmentalize, so you can decide which one works better for you. Maybe neither of them work for you, which is perfectly fine because there are a few other ways that might be better suited for you.

compartmentalize-repost-alexinstinctnyc-someinspirationalbullshit-2362242I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my site today. I am looking forward to reading any comments you may have about these techniques, but no pressure to leave a comment. I hope your weekend has started of great and you are able to relax and recharge. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤