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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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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Finding Inner Peace

inner-peaceDo y’all know what does inner peace means? Inner peace is a state in which you are mentally and spiritually at peace, despite the potential of any stressors that might arise. When you truly have inner peace, you have fully accepted yourself and therefore, do not waste your precious time, energy, and attention on unimportant thoughts. Inner peace is the direct opposite of anxiety and worries.

There are things we can do to find our inner peace.

  1. Set your limits-set limit

By knowing when to stop, we can minimize being preoccupied with certain things that do not matter in the bigger picture of life. What this means is we can set a certain amount of time to spend on social media because that is something we do not need to spend unnecessary time on. I am sure many people will disagree with me on this, but we can live without social media, we can survive!

  1. Try to relax-

take breathExperiment with deep breathing exercises to help release your tension. Deep breathing is something that can be done anytime and anywhere. You can practice breathing in through your nose slowly, allowing your chest and belly to rise as your lungs fill with air, hold inhale for 4 seconds. Then slowly exhale through your mouth for 6 seconds.

If this doesn’t work for you, do a little research on other relaxation techniques until you find the one that works best for you.

  1. Don’t make any issue bigger than it is-

When facing an issue you think is huge, take a break and ask yourself if this situation will still matter in a few days, weeks, months, or years. Asking and answering this question will help you to keep things in perspective.

  1. Slow downslow down

Constantly being stressed and panicked can have many negative effects on your mind and overall health. Most often by simply slowing down, you will have a chance to lower the feelings of stress.

  1. Unclutter your life-

If your workspace or home is cluttered, it may keep your mind preoccupied. Personally, when my house is a mess, my thoughts remain fixated on everything I have to do. I tend to make a to-do list with everything I need to-do in order of importance. The issue with this is, I only make the to-do list in my mind and then feel keep-calm-and-be-a-minimalistoverwhelmed, which nothing gets done.

  1. Be a minimalist-

This can remove the unnecessary distractions from your life, allowing for peace of mind, clarity, and focus on a welcomed new thought process.

  1. Be prompt-

Even though being prompt might be a small and easy habit, it can be a huge help for our schedules. Maybe being 10-15 minutes early will only give you those extra minutes to relax and recharge, but you will be amazed to how much it helps our mental status. Every free minute we have in this unpredictable and stressful world is very beneficial to our body!

  1. Learn to accept and let go

We all have heard that saying, the past should stay in the past. It seems that this notionlet_go_expectations has been lost, but we need to try to bring it back into our thoughts. Nothing will ever change, no matter how much we stress or constantly think about it. It will be in everyone’s best interest to focus our attention solely on the present, never the past or even the future.

  1. Ask, don’t guess-

Most of what causes our stress is our assumptions. The truth is, no one can read minds, but too many still try which only causes too much unnecessary anxiety. Instead of assuming anything, we need to have much more open communication and ask escapequestions!

  1. Escape for a short time

       What this means is to allow yourself time to recharge and even some soul searching. This isn’t quitting anything; you are just enhancing your life!

  1. Quit Procrastinating

      I know not all problems can be solved quickly, but we can’t procrastinate trying to solve our problems. Honestly, the longer we wait, the more tension and stress we will feel.

  1. Disconnect from work-

Your work life should never belong in your home. Weekends and time not at work are offline-is-peace-of-mindyour time to recharge and not think about deadlines. I was never good at this when I had a job and wish I had adopted this thought process a long time ago, but I will when I do have a job again.

  1. One thing at a time-

There are times when multitasking can be a great quality. However, multitasking can also cause too much stress. The thought process of focusing on one thing at a time can be healthier for your health because it will take a lot of stress off your shoulders. Everything will still get done in time.

  1. Focus on good memories-

focus-on-a-positive-memoryWe tend to focus too much on our bad memories, instead of all the good memories we have. Maybe we do this because those bad memories caused some trauma and we will rethink what we could have done, but that isn’t going to fix anything. If we try replacing our bad memories with good ones, we will hold onto the strength we felt during the good memories. This might take time, but it will be beneficial to our mental and physical health.

  1. Meditate daily-Daily-Meditation-1-735x675

Meditating is the most common way to discover your inner peace. By meditating even for just 15 minutes a day, it will help you discover and hold onto your inner peace. A fellow blogger shares some pretty amazing meditation ideas, so I will encourage you to check out her site. Bella’s site is https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/

positive vibesThank you for stopping by my site today. I do hope, if you haven’t already visited Bella’s site, you will do so soon. I promise you will not be disappointed because she is pretty great!! I am looking forward to reading your comments about this post because I know you will provide great insight! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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Left and right brain thinkers

full disclosureI find the information I am sharing with you today very interesting, but I do want to inform you that I am not a scientist, psychologist, or anything of the sort. The information I am providing today is all based on the extensive research I have done and wanted to write about it.

Many of us have heard about either being a left brain or right brain thinker, but true? Or was this something that has some holes in it and or contains misleading information? This has many holding onto the idea without question, which doesn’t explain the complexity of personality and thought processes.

Neuroscientists and psychologists are working to be able to comprehend what can be brainrightleftconscious and human. It might be proven that we do not completely understand why our brains work the way they do.

There was a theory of left brain-right brain thinking which indicated each half of the brain-controlled certain parts of how a person thinks and views the world. This theory appeared in Dr. Roger Sperry, a Nobel Prize winner who worked on studying the effects of epilepsy. Dr. Sperry found that serving the corpus callosum, which is the structure of the brain connecting the left and right hemispheres, could eliminate seizures in patients with epilepsy. When the patients had the corpus callosum cut, they would end up having other difficulties as a result. It was at this time; Dr. Sperry realized the conventional views of the brain were not correct.

unnamed (2)Left brain thinkers were believed to be more analytical, objective, logical, and methodical. These individuals respond better with logical arguments, hard facts and processes. The left brain thinkers would transcend in fields of computer programming, mathematics, engineering, and other fields where there is concrete facts in their work or problem- solving. Also, they are thought to be better with critical thinking, reasoning, troubleshooting, and languages.

Right brain thinkers are thought to be more in touch with emotions, intuitive, thoughtful, creative, imagination, and empathy. Those that are right-brain thinkers would excel asWatercolor Banner Left Vs Right Brain an artist, musician, crafter, counselor or graphic designer. They will flourish with their creativity, emotional side, and intuition.

After a two-year analysis regarding the left brain-right brain theory, done by a team of neuroscientists, there was no proof the theory was correct. An MRI was done on 1,000 people, which divulged the human brain doesn’t favor one side over the other side. The systems on one side are not typically stronger than the systems on the other side.

No matter if you are completing a logical or creative task, you are receiving information from both sides of your brain. For example, the left brain deals with logic, but the right brain helps with the imagination. You do not use only one side of the brain, the two sides work together.

Left-Brain-vs-Right-BrainPersonality traits and learning styles do not dictate if you are left brain or right brain. Indeed, many of the things we learned regarding the different sides of our brain were not completely true, but there was one fact, the two sides of the brain are very different.

First, I want to thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the information I shared was as interesting to you as it was to me. Second, I hope your week has started off great and you are feeling well. I would love to read your thoughts and hope if you have time you will leave a comment, but no pressure of course! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

How to not feel trapped by life

pursuit of happinessWe are all in the pursuit of happiness for our life. We must try to discover what we truly want from the life we are living. We can easily begin to feel trapped by our aspirations, triumphs, failures, and responsibilities. We can inflict these on ourselves or they may be imposed on us by outside forces.

Our ultimate goal needs to be to not feelwindow-335607_960_720 trapped in life because there are so many pathways for a joyful, prosperous life that there isn’t a good reason to not aspire for something healthier.

It is crucial to create your own journey and not view something as better but focus on making things healthier. This can enable us to free our mind from feeling trapped in our life. Below are ways we might be able to get to that free point.

  1. Live below your means

There is so much marketing that encourages consumers to buy new products. They promote these new products as better and those they will make people happy, which isn’t true.

live belowThis creates the thoughts we need to make more money so we can buy bigger houses, newer cars, up to date brand name clothes, or the most current electronics, even though the one bought last year still works.

Living below our means gives us the freedom to not be a slave to a job that makes us miserable. The advertisements that are created to grab our interests need to be ignored because most of those products are not needed. Balancing our needs with wants is important to acknowledge.

  1. Accept responsibility for your choices and actions

We are the only one that can save ourselves from the decisions we have made. There arerespp too many people that spend their time complaining about how awful they think their life is, instead of putting the effort into making the changes we need. There are times bad things happen to a person that can’t be avoided.  When this does happen, we need to accept what occurred and move on the best we can.

The truth is, many only want to blame everyone and everything else for their hard times in life, but they fail to look in the mirror for the blame. It is important to look in the mirror because often times there is no one else that can fix our problems.

  1. Strive for a healthier lifestyle

Living an unhealthy lifestyle will negatively influence our quality of thoughts, emotions, bband life.

Easy choices like cutting back on unhealthy foods, trying to get a little more regular exercise, and the proper amount of sleep each night can drastically improve our mentality and perspectives. A healthier lifestyle can depend on the foundation of sleep. The deeper stages of sleep are when our brain produces the images (1)chemicals to maintain our mood and balance throughout the day. Both our moods and emotions will suffer if we don’t get enough sleep.

Food and drinks provide our minds with the nourishment we need and offer us our energy throughout the day. The simple changes we can make to drink less sugary and caffeinated beverages and more water can provide mental and physical health benefits.

  1. Embrace change when it is the only option

Growth and change are things that can’t be avoided if we are living a positive and meaningful life. We will make changes to our views; work on our mental and emotional health, which may show us we have outgrown some situations and or people.12-30-2018_Image_EmbraceChangeposter

Outgrowing certain situations may be challenging. Outgrowing some of our friends and even our family will be much more difficult. During this time we need to analyze the situations and people to determine which are meaningful to our life. If you view some people are toxic because of their actions, they will only continue dragging us down.

Some people actually prefer to stay stagnant in their life because it is comfortable and they do care to make changes for a healthier life. We need to try embracing changes and enjoy the amazing opportunities that will free us from feeling trapped.

  1. Learn to say “NO”

unknown-author-color-text-cream-paper-learn-say-no-explaining-8u3xAdapting to the ability to say “no” can be difficult, but it is an important skill to learn. There will never be a time when something isn’t going on or someone else doesn’t need something or even when another responsibility doesn’t come up. If we don’t learn to say “no” we will always be caught up with something and may even be taken advantage of by someone who doesn’t expect to hear us say no.

The ability to say no could keep us from feeling trapped by too many responsibilities.

  1. Do more things that make us happy

This might not be something we think about because of many different reasons that make sense to us.7df2c73195ef62c8298ee47459879666 As long as what makes us happy isn’t harming anyone else, there is nothing wrong with it. We all know that people enjoy judging others for how they live, but they really do not matter at the end of the day.

We all have the right to discover happiness and do what makes us happy. Dedicating time to what brings us happiness is necessary for self-care.

The normal day-to-day life can have a great deal of negativity and repetition. There are times when the repetition can lead us to believe we are bored with our life, which can make us feel trapped. This is the main reason for doing things that bring us joy is so important.

  1. Add spontaneity and creativity to your life

Human beings are not designed for an inflexible immutable schedule of things we mustcreativity do. Often the feelings of being trapped are more thought of being trapped due to the monotony of life.

Working a normal job, bills to pay, and other responsibilities can get too routine. We all need excitement, creativity, and spontaneity in our life. Whatever we do doesn’t need to be expensive, it can simply be a walk in the park or a short scenic drive. We can even do something creative that can be displayed around the house or given to a friend or family member.

  1. Seek help from a professional

crossroad signThere are many reasons a person may feel trapped and not all will be easy to figure out. The reasons could lead to depression or other mental health issues.

It might not be easy admitting the need to talk to a professional, but it might be worth it. Talking to a professional could help get past the feelings of being trapped.

 

Our life doesn’t need to feel like it is a chore because it has so much more to offer. If we can learn to replace our negative emotions with healthier thoughts and habits, we can allow ourselves a more fulfilling life.depositphotos_110108908-stock-illustration-healthy-body-helthy-mind-healthy

Thank you for stopping by my site today! I hope what I have shared will be beneficial to helping you do what you need, so you can have the happiest life possible. I do look forward to reading what you thought about this information and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

How to conquer feelings of bitterness

bitternesssWhat is your first thought when you hear the word bitter? Have you ever felt bitter towards another person? The word bitter actually has two means that cover two different things. The first meaning is a sharp taste, with no sweetness. The other one is what I am discussing today, which is anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly, which can turn into resentment. Resentment is another emotion that is awful to feel because it is a combination of disappointment, disgust, anger, and fear.

We do not want to carry feelings of bitterness for an extended person of time because it is very distressing. We need to be able to acknowledge what we are dealing with as valid before we are able to move on.

I am going to share some helpful tips to move on from these feelings of bitterness onto a more positive future.

  1. Take a step backtake a step back

We all know how easy it can be to get caught up in our emotions. It is pretty natural to forget to give ourselves time and space to breathe. If we try removing ourselves from the situation that is causing bitter feelings, we can gain a new perspective. Detaching from these experiences for a period of time is important to do before continuing with this process.

  1. Write it down

write it downSometimes it can be challenging to process emotions in our minds. Expressing yourself by writing down the way you are feeling can serve as a way of taking control of a situation while also admitting there is something that is upsetting you. Writing whether in a journal or just on a blank piece of paper can make an enormous difference when struggling with feelings of bitterness.

  1. Talk it outtalk it out

For some people, putting a voice on their feelings works wonders, but it is still beneficial to add journaling along with this. Talking about our feelings helps us to confront the way we are feeling. This also enables us to rid our minds of guilt, which is commonly felt by the one that is bitter.

Containing feelings of stress and resentment will only continue to grow. Guilt is an enormous part of resentment because we are feeling guilty about a past decision and regret how we might have treated someone else.

  1. Don’t talk too much

dont talk too muchWhile it is important to talk things out, we need to be mindful of how we speak. As much as talking things out is important, it can also cause us to relive those emotions as if it were the first time feeling them.

Our feelings of bitterness tend to build up over time and then take a while to dwindle from our thoughts. Every time we go over the reason for dont talkour bitterness, the great the chances we will get all worked up again. It is okay to rant or complain as much as we need to, but it would be best to set boundaries. For instance, we could set certain days or times during the week to have our rant sessions.

It is natural to want explanations and solutions for why we are upset. Even with that said, going over the issue over and over again probably won’t change anything. It is crucial to find a balance between expressing our emotions and living our life.

  1. Meditate

Even if it is for just 15 minutes a day, meditation is an effective self-improvement activity. meditationIt will allow time completely to yourself each day to find out how you actually feel.

The feelings of bitterness tend to be surrounding us, which can become overwhelming and consume our every thought. We can become obsessed with the bitterness we feel and forget to check daily how we truly feel. If we can utilize meditation as a tool to investigate our inner mind, the way we actually are feeling, not always how we think we are feeling. This can help shift away from those bitter feelings and move towards positive thoughts.

  1. Get your blood pumping

Any type of exercise, whether it be running or practicing yoga, releases the endorphins that make us feel good. Doing something active to help change our mindset, gives us the opportunity to not only offer the self-respect we deserve but also embraces physical blood pumpingchange.

When we are feeling bitter towards another person, it might be because of insecurities we are feeling about ourselves. We could be insecure because of our personality or even our appearance. Sometimes taking control by taking care of ourselves might change how we feel about who we are and what we look like. The better we feel about ourselves, the more positive we will feel and less resentful.

  1. Confront it

confrontIt is rather normal to find ourselves suddenly feeling resentful. We may feel frustrated, upset, or even angry, but we need to move on from these feelings. Once we have recognized our feelings by writing and or talking, it is time to take the next step in the process.

Are you able to identify who is at fault? If you honestly believe someone else is at fault, is this person partially or fully at fault? How will you confront this person? The confrontation should not be hostile, disingenuous, or filled with rage. It will be much more effective and healthy to simply explain how you feel and preferably get closure. Also, avoid finger-pointing for the blame; it will not solve the issues.

The goal is to find a way that suits both people to move forward. This could mean modifying your own actions or requesting the other person to be more aware of your feelings.

  1. Be accountableaccountable

We need to be mindful of how we react to situations because the way we react might trigger feelings of bitterness. Others might spark feelings of regret or even make us feel bad, but we need to look inside ourselves as well.

Ask yourself, why do I immediately feel bitter? Why do I struggle with some feelings more than others? These questions aren’t easy to answer, but they are necessary. It is natural to ignore our involvement with certain feelings as a way to protect ourselves.

Learning our triggers can help us learn healthy ways to avoid these triggers and how to adjust our behaviors appropriately.

  1. Set goals and make plans

Newsletter-Banner-2-11We need to start taking an active role in our life, as opposed to being passive about life. We should add things to our calendar that make us feel good and happy. These can be short-term or long-term goals. Maybe we want to join a gym or start a new hobby, it can make us feel good and show that we are taking care of ourselves.

We will quickly become used to enjoying things and looking forward to these things we enjoy. It will be seen that you are worth what makes you happy and in control whether we do those things or not.

  1. Determine your future8671-quote

Our attachment to the past is what causes feelings of resentment and bitterness. Our unwillingness to let go of the past holds onto the discomfort we do not want to have. Feeling bitter can be linked to the lack of the closure we desired. We need to make the decision to have a future without the emotions or bitterness and resentment.

artworkimage-medium-21902316-7336573Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope this information was helpful for you and provided you with the knowledge to help you get through difficult times. I know we all experience challenging times, so it is beneficial to have tips on at least some of those times. I hope your week has started off great and continues to get better. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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Three Helpful Sleep Practices

  1. Good nights sleep

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep and or staying asleep? Do you find it difficult to turn your brain off from any stresses you might be experiencing? I know I do because my brain is on constant overdrive. I have discovered a few sleep practices; I wanted to share with y’all to try.

  1. Progressive Breathing:

First, try counting each inhales in seconds, then each exhales by two counts. Simply by doing this exercise before bed, you can be provided with many benefits which include Progressive-Muscle-Relaxation-1 (1)relief from insomnia and anxiety and peaceful easy feelings. Try the following steps tonight and see how much it will benefit you and your sleep.

  • Begin by sitting in a comfortable position, keeping your spin straight.
  • Close your eyes take a few deep inhales through your nose and exhale from your mouth.
  • Inhale through your nose for a count of 3 seconds, and then exhale through your mouth for count of 5 seconds.
  • Inhale counts 4 seconds, and then exhale count of 6 seconds.
  • Inhale count of 5 seconds and then exhale count of 7 seconds.
  • You can continue with this pattern increasing inhale count by 1 and exhale count HL-templateby 2 each time for as long as you are comfortable. Do not increase more than you are comfortable with considering this will not work if you are not at ease. The important part of this exercise isn’t the length of your inhales, it’s the exhaling longer.
  1. Visiting Your “Happy Place”:

The purpose of this exercise is to mentally put yourself in a setting where peace and relaxation are purely natural. We can prompt our brains to release serotonin, which makes us feel good and helps override panic by spending time in our “happy place”. This doesn’t mean we are avoiding any stress we might be feeling, but rather we are learning how to cope with the stress. We don’t want to allow stress to control our sleep; we want to be in control of the stress.

Let’s try creating the perfect place in our minds!Happy Place

  • Sit tall or lie down comfortably, supporting yourself with blankets and pillows. Create the most peaceful setting possible in your mind.
  • Now close your eyes. Focus your attention on your breathing while gradually relaxing every muscle in your body.
  • If you find it difficult to create a pleasant image, just focus on the journey you would take to get there. The journey might take a lot of effort, but the purpose is well worth it.
  • Image there is a protective entry-way made of light. This entry-way keeps the outside world out and provides restfulness and peace.
  • Picture a peaceful and beautiful scene, a place where everything is exactly where you picture it in your “happy place”.49877854edac394a4db2ef479cf7c2cc
  • Submerge yourself in the sensory elements of the beautiful place. For instance, imagine the warmth of the sun heating your skin, the sounds of the waves crashing on the shores and the smell of saltwater filling your nose. The feeling of warm sand surrounding your feet.
  • Linger in this comforting place as long as you can, even if for only a few minutes. It will help!
  • If any thoughts from the day appear, gently guide your mind back to the peaceful place you had been in. In a tranquil state of mind, bring your focus back to your breathing
  1. Emotional Landscape:

Direct your imagination to help overshadow the tormenting and agonizing thoughts keeping you awake at night. By gaining a different perspective on your emotional landscapes, you are giving yourself the liberation for relief. You are basically renewing your subconscious mind to distinguish emotions without allowing them to dictate your course of sleep. Sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it? Follow the steps below and see what this can do for you.cover_2

  • Sit comfortably and use relaxed breathing.
  • Choose an uncomfortable emotion you would like to change. It can be anything, regret, shame, self-doubt, bitterness, and the list carries on.
  • Try to imagine yourself sitting barefoot in a place where you can feel the earth beneath you. For instance, this can be on top of a mountain or on a quiet hill or even on the beach with the whitest sand.
  • Invite the discomfort to present itself to you as a landscape. Utilize your curious mind, notice what you can see, a dark forest, vast ocean, the choice is all yours.
  • Observe any details on the landscape. Don’t force it because things will come together. Describe anything that grabs your attention, sights, sounds, colors, shapes, impressions, everything means something.
  • Recognize the place showing itself as an internal state of being you recently inhabited.91Hnl6IueiL._SS500_
  • Try to heighten your exploration by calling in a winged creature that is big enough to climb on. You could even imagine being on a hot air balloon or sitting on your own cloud.
  • When you feel ready, ask to be brought back to the mountain or hill you started on.
  • Don’t forget to bring back the steady breathing.

I hope the information I have shared with you will be beneficial and you will have a much better night’s sleep. We have all heard how important sleep is, but unfortunately,2948304_0 some of us struggle with sleep for so many reasons. I will be honest and tell you, I am unable to turn my thoughts off at night and this does include all the stress I feel daily. If you do end up trying one of these habits, please let me know which one worked for you, if any.

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