Motivational Monday!

Stay True To Yourself & Stay Positive!

Happy Monday y’all! I am sorry I am a little behind today. I have been fighting a nasty and evil migraine since yesterday. It is a little better this morning, but I am still struggling some with a mild headache and other not so mild pain. Next Monday will be my first day at my new work from home job! I am a mixture of excited and nervous, but I am sure everything will be fine!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? I hope whatever you did you stayed safe and enjoyed every moment! On Saturday, I spent the entire day either cleaning or organizing. I have two boxes of stuff I am going to be donating to those in need! It is my belief that when there are things like clothing and household items that are going unused, it would be much more useful to donate to another person that is in need.

I know I am a few hours behind with sharing my normal Motivational Monday quote, but I hope this quote provides you with the motivation needed to start the week with a positive mindset! Of course, I would love to read your thoughts on it and will respond as quickly as I can.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I do always appreciate your continued support and enjoy reading your comments and the posts you share on your blog! Remember, the virus has not gone anywhere yet and is actually becoming more dangerous because too many people are acting carelessly, so it is crucial to follow all safety protocols! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Avoiding Drama

Ways to Avoid Drama

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I personally do not enjoy drama at all! The only drama that is welcomed in my life is from General Hospital, the only soap opera I watch and have watched for many years. I think any other drama is exhausting and completely unnecessary. Many people seem to live and breathe for drama and find life boring when there isn’t any drama in their daily life. I see drama as a useless and immature way to cope with life. Drama only increases the difficult and challenging times and in the end simply isn’t worth it.

With all the other unavoidable hard times we will encounter in life, we all must have a positive and clear mental state of mind. To have a life as stress-free and peaceful as possible, eliminating drama from our lives may be very beneficial, it just involves learning and implementing a few essential skills, which I will share with y’all!

1. Evaluate your circle regularly-

It is obvious, that the people we communicate with and are around most have the greatest impact and influence on our lives and views. It is undeniable the surrounding ourselves with people that enjoy drama and bring a massive amount of it into our lives is unhealthy for our mental state of mind.

It might not be easy to remove people from our lives, especially if they are family, but we can limit our contact with them until they make necessary changes in their life.

When evaluating those we spend the most time with it is important to take our time. There are questions we must ask ourselves, such as are these people positive? Do they cause us to feel good or drained? Do these people bring good or bad in our lives? If we continue answering these questions honestly, we will know what will be best for our happiness in life.

2. Practice the Gray Rock Method-

The gray rock method is a practice used to remove the fascination and entertainment form a narcissist’s life. This is a method used to make someone lose interest in us. You aren’t feeding their desire for drama or attention and they no longer have interest in you.

This method can also work with people who have a lot of drama in their lives, who unintentionally spread it by constantly insisting on the need for emotional support, but never do anything to correct their situation.

The sad truth is, these people typically offer and give next to nothing, but demand our full attention and support. They will make everyone else’s life and problems seem uninteresting and boring and draw all attention back to what they are dealing with, which is probably self-inflicted.

One simple way to handle these individuals is to give evasive answers, never give your opinions, avoid subjects with deep emotions involves, and no matter what they say or do, show no visible emotional reactions. It is also best to not share any personal information that they could use as an angle to work you into drama.

3. Only give advice when asked-

The advice topic can be a touchy situation. No one wants to be told what to do and advice is often unwelcomed unless it was asked for.

If you are the type of person that wants to help others get their lives together, unfortunately, this can be a double-edged sword because even though you only want to help, you can end up trapped in their cycle of drama.

One option for those that simply want to help others is to never advise unless that person asks for it. There are times when we might not fully understand if advice is being requested or they are just wanting to vent, so do not be afraid to ask this person. To avoid being sucked into their drama, make a rule for yourself to only give advice once and only once!

4. Utilize tactful honesty-

People who enjoy drama hate hearing the truth because it clearly diminishes their dramatic situation. It is best to do this tactfully because many people do not listen to things when they are said brutally.

To give tactful honesty, you must remain calm, cool, and collected no matter how much the other person tries to get you to argue. An argument, because you were honest, can be avoided by just not engaging with them. You can also give another tactful response by saying, “You asked for my advice and this was only my opinion.”

“I hate drama”-

People who enjoy drama will show it almost immediately. If someone says to you “I hate drama” or “I do not get along with this person”. Pay close attention before getting too close to them. Both of these phrases show this person has had constant issues with other people before. Many times this person is unaware of their problems with their interactions.

It is common these people continue making bad decisions and surround themselves with toxic people, but you will have the choice to not get too involved.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the information provided was beneficial for you and you will be able to distance yourself from any unwanted drama. I would love to read your thoughts on this delicate topic and how you handle it when anyone attempts to bring drama into your life. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday

Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope you are having a great week and you are staying safe. We have almost made it through another week and are heading towards another weekend. Unfortunately, not only has the virus calmed down, but the world is going through many other challenges. It may get difficult to find the positive in a nation full of so many awful issues going on. Honestly, everything we see going on breaks my heart, but all we can do is treat others with kindness, respect, compassion, and empathy.

As we are going to be starting the weekend soon, we must all continue to follow safety protocols. This means to always wear a mask when you go out of your home, wear gloves or at least do not touch your face until you have washed your hands. practice both social distancing and common sense, and wash your hands numerous times a day. It does not matter that the president of the United States refuses to wear a mask, do what is best for you and your family and wear one!

With all that said, we do need a little “pick-me-up” to help us get through one last day! Even though I do strongly believe we need extra motivating during these hard times, I am going to continue sticky to my normal routine by doing Motivational Monday, Pick-Me-Up-Thursday, and Let It Go Friday. If you tell me that you would like additional positive quotes, I will make sure to do so! Until then, I do hope the quote I am sharing today will serve you with the pick me up needed and do look forward to reading your thoughts on it!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today. I hope you have a lovely day and you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday!

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a lovely and safe weekend and you are ready to start a new week! I honestly did not to much over the weekend besides clean and organize my house. I did do a little writing and reading, but nothing outside the house. I still do not think things are safe with the virus because I am only seeing numbers increase drastically where I live. I do the best I can to stay home and if I need to leave the house I wear my mask and disinfect everything that comes into our house!

As we begin this new week, I think we could use a little motivation to start the week off with a positive mind! I hope the quote I am sharing will provide you with the motivation needed to start the week and I hope your week only gets better as the days pass by! I would really love to read your thoughts on this quote as well and promise to respond as quickly as I can!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have an excellent start to the week and you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope you had a good week and you are feeling the best you possibly can! Now that we have made it through another week are you ready for a fantastic weekend? No matter what you have planned for the weekend, please remember to stay safe.

I do believe we all continue to need a little pick-me-up because things are still a little unsettling with respect to COVID-19. . I hope the quote that I found to share with y’all will serve as a nice Pick Me Up! Of course, one reason I loved this quote was because of the butterfly, but the words are also very meaningful! I look forward to reading your comments and promise to respond as quickly as I can!

I hope you have a fabulous day and it is as stress-free as possible! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

spread-peace-and-love-always2Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope your week has gone well and you are continuing to stay safe! Unfortunately, we are still not free from COVID-19. It is important that we all continue to do what is necessary to stay safe. Hopefully, you will still be able to enjoy the upcoming weekend. 

I have already told y’all that even during any shut downs that are still in place, I want toa6bb092530f8c55f6b006361812e654c continue my normal blogging routine. It is my hope y’all will find the quote I am sharing today a great pick me up and carrying you through until the weekend! I would love to know what you think of this quote and promise to respond as quickly as I can! 

I do have several blog ideas that I am working on and plan to have them completed by the end of the weekend. During this time we are all battling this pandemic, I have had a lot of free time DoavsuCVsAELo9Gto dedicate my time to what I am most passionate about and I have truly appreciated all of the support you have offered. 

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a great day and you are feeling the best you possibly 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❤

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

photo_781.normalApril is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Two years ago, I did a couple of posts about Parkinson’s disease and why it meant so much to me to spread that awareness of this disease. Unfortunately, my stepfather was diagnosed with this disease and has been struggling for several years now. I am writing this to provide information about what this disease is, symptoms a person may experience, treatments available, the five stages to Parkinson, risk factors involved, and the importance of exercise to someone that deals with this disease. I also do dedicate this to my stepfather, Bob Rushing, who I think is a remarkable man and thankful for him to be in my life.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses What-is-Parkinsonsslowly. Men are 1.5 times more than women to develop this disease.  It begins with brain cells that are known as neurons, which control movement. As the neurons die or become impaired, the production of dopamine lessens, which causes movement issues. By mid-2020, approximately one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s disease, which is more than the combination of people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig’s disease. To really get the point across, there are about 10 million people worldwide living with this disease. Roughly, 60,000 American’s are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. I guess one reason why I understand my stepfather is because as you already know I live with parkinsonsMultiple Sclerosis.

The signs and symptoms often start mild and once noticeable begin on one side of the body. The four main motor skills that can be affected are:

  1. Resting tremors are involuntary shaking affecting a limb while at rest. This typically occurs in hand or finger at first.
  2. Slowness of movement, referred to as bradykinesia. This is followed by shuffling gait, reduced facial expressions, and minor fine-motor issues.
  3. Stiffness- abnormally tight or achy muscles that occur in any part of the body and can limit the range of motion.
  4. Postural instability- not being stable on feet, which can cause problems with balance, walking, and turning around. Falls can be a valid concern.slide1

There are a few other early symptoms that could be noticed, which include:

  1. Cramped handwriting
  2. Tremors in hands and feet, especially in one finger
  3. Uncontrollable moving during sleep
  4. Vocal changes, which could mean a lower soft voice or hoarse sounding

The five stages with Parkinson’s disease are as followed-Early-Warning-Signs-of-Parkinsons-Disease

Stage One-

  • Symptoms are mild and often missed
  • Family and friend may notice differences in posture, walking, and facial expressions
  • Tremors and difficulties with movements are typically on one side of the body
  • Medication could be helpful to minimize and reduce symptoms

Stage 2- Considered a moderate form

  • Symptoms such as stiffness, tremors, and trembling are more recognizable
  • Muscle stiffness can cause completing tasks to take longer
  • Challenges with walking can start to occur, but balance isn’t affected
  • Symptoms will be on both sides of the body
  • Progression from stage 1 to stage 2 could take months to years

parkinsonstages2-01-1Stage 3- Middle stage

  • There is a major turning point in the progression
  • Symptoms are typically the same as in Stage 2, but loss of balance is more likely and there is a decrease in reflexes
  • Movements become slower
  • An increase concerns of falling occurs
  • Able to complete tasks, but daily tasks can be significantly affected
  • Medications and Occupational Therapy can help decrease symptomsin_america_001

Stage 4-

  • This stage, independence is what separates Stage 3 from Stage 4
  • An individual has the capability to stand without assistance
  • A walker or another assistive device might be necessary for some movement
  • A person with Parkinson’s disease is not able to live alone due to decreases in movement and reaction time

Stage 5- Most advanced stage-

  • A wheelchair becomes required in this stage
  • Around the clock assistance will be required856830e97d132d978a5cc2203c9f8d1c
  • The stiffness in the legs can cause the legs to freeze when standing, which can potentially cause standing and walking impossible
  • Typically, unable to stand on their own without falling
  • Nearly, 30% of people will experience confusion, hallucinations, and delusions, which can occur during stage 4 and stage 5
  • Up to 75% of people with Parkinson’s disease will develop dementia

With everything we have already gone through regarding this disease, there is still much more to explain. I want to share with you the complications that are in addition to the typical problems a person with this disease may experience. The following are 10 Infographic - Parkinsons Canada - EN(2)complications a person with Parkinson’s could experience, but each of these could potentially be treated:

  • In the later stages, cognitive problems might become an issue and could potentially lead to dementia
  • Behavioral changes such as depression can be experienced in the early stages and can be treated. Other emotional changes such as fear, anxiety, and loss of motivation can also occur
  • Swallowing issues can develop due to an accumulation of saliva as the disease progresses
  • In the later stages, chewing and eating can become a problem with the possibility of choking or poor nutrition
  • Sleeping troubles can occur, which could include waking frequently during the Screen-Shot-2019-10-03-at-8.41.45-PM-copynight, waking up early, or falling asleep during the day
  • Bladder and constipation are common difficulties. An inability to control urine or having a difficult time urinating can create frustrations. Due to a slower digestive tract, a person can become constipated, which only contributes to the aggravation
  • A changes or drop in blood pressure can cause dizziness and lightheadedness
  • May experience issues with being able to smell which makes it challenging to identify odors or the differences between the odors in the air
  • The probability of fatigue and loss of energy, especially later in the day is very likely to happen
  • Some people with Parkinson’s disease may experience pain, either in specific areas unnamedor throughout the entire body

Unfortunately, in 2020 there still isn’t a cure for this disease. Even if only temporary, there are options that could ease or even eliminate symptoms. Drugs that increase dopamine levels in the brain are beneficial. The main medication used for Parkinson is Levodopa, which makes dopamine restore the brain’s diminished supply.

Carbidopa, is commonly taken in addition to Levodopa to help prevent and reduce certain side effects, which include nausea, vomiting, lower blood pressure, and restlessness.parkinson disease drugs - moises dominguez - updated

MAO-6 (Monoamine Oxidase Type B) is an enzyme produced in our body that breaks down numerous chemicals, including dopamine. It also offers benefits for motor symptoms of Parkinson and is useful in early treatments.

COMT inhibitor is a class of Parkinson medications that do not have a direct effect on the symptoms but is utilized to prolong the effects of Levodopa by blocking its metabolism.

Amantadine can be used to prevent and treat the flu. It also is used to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, such as stiffness and shakiness.

Carbidopa-levodopa is a group of substances that block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) at synapses in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

There are numerous reasons why exercise is significantly crucial for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers discovered that a person with Parkinson, who exercises at least 2 ½ hours weekly, will experience a slower decline. Exercise also assists with maintaining balance, mobility, and being able to continue doing daily routines.

Of course, exercises between each person with Parkinson will differ, but could include b18a982b7214bf9090a36cc4fa4fe7f7things such as intensive sports training, treadmill training without body weight support, resistance training, aerobics, alternative exercises with things like yoga, leg extensions while sitting down, short walks with a friend, loved one, or even your precious dog, cycling indoors or outdoors, and anything else that can be done safely.

An individual with Parkinson’s disease can benefit in two different ways by exercising Symptom Management and slow disease progression.

  1. Symptom Management-
  • Reduces stiffness and improves mobility, posture, balance, and gait
  • Increases oxygen delivery and maintains neurotransmitters keeping the heart, download
  • lungs, and nervous system healthy
  • Reduces symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety
  1. Slows disease progression-
  • Improving mobility can decrease fall risks
  • Exercises such as running or riding a bike can produce changes in the brain that is caused by aging or Parkinson’s diseasemaxresdefault

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope the information I have provided about Parkinson’s disease was beneficial and gave you a better understanding of this disease. It is possible the reason I can understand my stepfather is because of the challenges I face living with Multiple Sclerosis. I do realize that Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are different, but the two also have things in common. I can understand his frustrations images (31)and the anger that comes with there not being a cure yet.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, you are staying safe, and you are feeling well! During this tragic time people globally are experiencing, we have to try to remain positive because nothing good will ever come from holding onto negative feelings. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

 

 

High sensitivity makes you stronger, not weaker

main-qimg-abb7dd235b660e3e1e5867419d060fb0Throughout your life, how many times have you heard that you are “overly” sensitive and emotional and care too much for others? First of all, this doesn’t make sense to me because I believe in a world that is full of negativity and hatred; we all need more compassion shown. Maybe the “overly” sensitive and caring people are here to combat the ugliness in the world today.

Unfortunately, many times our level of sensitivity and ability to care is viewed as a weakness. I do believe that anyone who can say Emotionally-Sensitive-Quotesanother person cares too much and views that person as overly sensitive does not understand just how the traits they very as a weakness are in fact a sign of vast strength.

It is because you care why you are not able to do what so many others do and turn a blind eye to someone who is suffering. Instead of turning around to walk away, the desire to do all you can to help runs deep within your soul. You will do whatever you can to contribute to alleviating the anguish another has experienced.

highly-sensitiveDue to how effortlessly you care, you have an endless ability to understand the unpredictability of the world we are living in today. You have the inner strength to look beyond your own needs but look toward to needs of another person. You do not have any issues sacrificing if it will help someone else find their way to better and happier days.

The way society is in 2020 is causing many to show little to no respect for another person and only look out for who they view as most important, themselves. You on the other hand always try seeing the good in everyone. You refuse to judge anyone for their flaws and can recognize we are all flawed. By having the ability to understand everyone has their own set of flaws, you can care for everyone despite their flaws and treat them with the respect they deserve.

One issue that gets your blood boiling is when someone in a powerful position abuses too-sensitive-1024x765their power. You will stand up to those behaving in a disrespectful manner and stand up for those that are being mistreated. You feel strongly that people deserve to be treated fairly and with the utmost respect.

While so many people are significantly passive, you are strong enough to fight for what is right. You always have the ability to be proactive solving problems, instead of reactive and fully understand the difference.

Your morals and convictions are powerful enough to not allow for your beliefs to be influenced. You are stubborn almost to a fault but instead, you are completely determined to do the right thing. You hold onto your integrity and remain passionate about your beliefs.unnamed

You do not have any issues showing your emotions in front of people. Like so many fears showing their emotions because they think they will be viewed as weak, you pretty much wear your heart on your sleeve. It takes a stronger person to be comfortable crying rather than a person who tries hiding their feelings.

Personally, I think it is sad that sensitive people are often viewed as weak. Honestly, it is the sensitivity that provides us with an ability to be strong, effective, and prosperous Too-sensitivewhen facing hardships. The traits that make us highly sensitive are the qualities that develop our inner strength. It is so important to not try being less sensitive but to acknowledge these as our strengths.

Somethings that highly sensitive people need to understand is:

  1. Awareness- Most highly sensitive people are very aware of their surroundings and feelings, which help them understand when stressed, overwhelmed, and what is required to be calmer.
  2. Creativity- Our creative adventures provide us with the ability to the way our energies to flow in positive ways.
  3. Empathy is being able to put yourself in someone else’s shows easily. This gives a sense of recognition while understanding human nature.64d884de435829b732b5bcae2d6bd0cb
  4. Appreciation- Highly sensitive people are able to notice details and deeply appreciate the beauty the world has daily. Appreciating life builds our inner strength because we do have so much to be thankful for and also brings a sense of inner calmness, happiness, and joy.
  5. Passion- Even though highly sensitive people tend to be gentle and compassionate, they are also extremely passionate. They often have very strong beliefs regarding their values and strongly believe in certain topics, which helps them to be resilient. Highly sensitive people will continue moving forward regardless of the challenges they may encounter, risk and dangers they could face and even their own internal fears.66dd38238519bc06a28f0b15bf8ba9af

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today! I hope you are enjoying your day, but also staying very safe. I can’t believe it is already April, but I guess time just flies by. I wanted to let y’all know that there four different awareness’s I am going to be writing about, one is Parkinson’s which will be dedicated to my stepfather, two is alcohol awareness as this affects so many, three is stress awareness which directly impacts my life and lastly is child abuse awareness.

I hope the information provided in this post was beneficial for your life. I do look oiupforward to reading your comments on it and promise to respond as quickly as possible. I do feel like y’all are a lot like me and you are highly sensitive people, which is not something to ever feel ashamed of. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

                                                                                                                                          

Own your personality!

16-personality-types-infographicWe all have our own personality, which is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form who we are. Our personality makes us unique and different from others, which I think is great. I am sure everyone has heard the terms introvert and extrovert before and know the meanings, but did you know there are 16 different personality types? I am going to go through to explain the meanings and clarify the characteristics of each type. I find things like this very interesting and I look forward to reading what you think.

Introverts are quiet, reserved, and do not seek out any special attention. They are good listeners, self-sufficient, focused, and easy to please, observant, trustworthy, and committed to goals they have set for themselves.

Extroverts are friendly and outgoing. People that are extroverts have broad interests, enjoy communicating, enjoy being the center of attention, tend to act before thinking, excel working in a group of people, feels isolated if they have too much alone time, and enjoys talking about thoughts and feelings.

Now that we understand the meanings of introvert and extrovert, we can learn more about the different personality types based on the four-letter code found in the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator.

ISTJ-“The Inspector”. The four-letter code stands for Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. A person with this type of personality prefers to spend time alone or in small unnamed (3)groups. They are planners and are unable to rest until everything that needs to be taken care of is completed. They prefer to follow procedures and maintain structure. Those who have this type of personality value loyalty to those that are in their life.

Strengths:

  • Detailed oriented
  • Realistic
  • Focused
  • Observant
  • Logical and practical
  • Orderly and organized

Weaknesses:

  • Judgmental
  • Subjective
  • Insensitive
  • Blames others

ISTP- “The Crafter”. This four-letter code stands for Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. A person with this type of personality focuses on action, not emotion. They prefer working independently with a hands-on activity and the freedom to work at their own pace.

Strengths:

 

  • Logical
  • Learns by experiences
  • Realistic
  • Practical
  • Self-Confident
  • Easy going

the-myers-briggs-type-indicator-2795583_FINAL-5c4b6112c9e77c00014af95fWeaknesses:

  • Can be difficult to get to know
  • Insensitive
  • Becomes bored easily
  • Risk-taker
  • Doesn’t like commitment

The meaning of the letters for this personality type is Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. When someone is this type of personality they tend to be reserved but warm-hearted. They are good at understanding emotions, but yet struggle expressing their own feelings. They prefer concrete facts over abstract theories.

Strengths:

  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Sensitive
  • Responsible
  • Good eye for detail

Weaknesses:

  • Do not like abstract concepts
  • Avoids confrontation
  • Does not like change
  • Neglects own needs

ISFP- “The Artist”. This four-letter code stands for Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, MyersBriggsTypesPerceiving. People who have this type of personality are described as quiet, easy-going, peaceful, and caring. They tend to be doers, not dreamers.

Strengths:

  • Very Aware of their environment
  • Practical
  • Loyal to beliefs and values
  • Enjoys hands-on learning
  • Very caring towards others

Weaknesses:

  • Dislikes abstract information
  • Reserved and quiet
  • Strong need for personal space
  • Dislikes arguments and conflicts

 INFJ- “The Advocate”. The four-letter code for this personality stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. Those individuals that have this personality are reserved and highly sensitive to how others feel.

Strengths:

  • Highly creative
  • Focus on the future
  • Values important and deep relationships
  • Enjoys thinking about the meaning of life
  • Idealistic

ATS-Personality-PicWeaknesses:

  • Has the potential to be overly sensitive
  • Can be difficult to get to know
  • Overly high expectations
  • Stubborn
  • Avoids confrontation

INFP- “The Mediator”. The four-letter code for this personality type stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. The person with this personality spends a lot of time leaning their life’s purpose and how they can use their skills to best serve humankind.

Strengths:

  • Loyal and devoted
  • Sensitive to the feelings of others
  • Caring and interested in others
  • Works well alone
  • Good at seeing the big picture

Weaknesses:

  • Overly idealistic
  • Takes everything personally
  • Can lose sight of little things
  • Overlooks details
  • Social situations drain their energy

INTJ- “The Architect”. Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging. This type of person is images (1)highly analytical, creative, and logical and prefers to work alone.

Strengths:

  • Enjoys abstract concepts
  • Hard-working
  • Good listener
  • Deals well with criticism
  • Self-confident

Weaknesses:

  • Overly analytical
  • Very judgmental
  • Perfectionist
  • Doesn’t like talking about emotions
  • Can seem callous or insensitive

INTP- “The Thinker”. The four-letter code stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. This type of personality tends to be quiet, enjoys alone time and they come up with solutions to problems. They also do not have a wide social circle because they prefer to be around close and select group of people.

Strengths:

  • Logical and objective
  • Abstract thinker
  • Independent
  • Loyal and affectionate with loved ones

Weaknesses:

  • Difficult to get to know
  • Insensitive
  • Prone to self-doubt
  • Trouble expressing feelings

what-do-the-big-five-personality-traits-say-about-you-1ESTP- “The Persuader”. The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. Those with this type of personality are outgoing.

Strengths:

  • Energetic and funny to be around
  • Influential and persuasive
  • Adaptive and resourceful
  • Observant and action-oriented

Weaknesses:

  • Impulsive and can be reckless at times
  • Competitive
  • Can be dramatic and insensitive
  • Easily bored

ESTJ- “The Director”. The four-letter code stands for  Extraverted. Sensing, Thinking, Judging. People that have this type of personality take charge and have a more here and now way of thinking.

Strengths:

  • Practical and realistic
  • Hard-working and dependable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-confident

Weaknesses:

  • Insensitive
  • Inflexible
  • Not good at expressing feelings
  • Argumentative and bossy

ESFP- “The Performer” The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving.

Strengths:

  • Optimistic
  • Practical
  • Enjoys people and socializing
  • Focuses on the present, but can be spontaneous

Weaknesses:

  • Impulsive
  • Does not like abstract theories
  • Does not plan ahead
  • Tends to get bored easily

ESFJ- “The Caregiver” The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, traits-coverJudging.

Strengths:

  • Enjoys helping others
  • Kind and loyal
  • Outgoing and organized
  • Dependable and practical

Weaknesses:

  • Can come across as needy
  • Approval-seeking
  • Sensitive to criticism

ENFP- “The Champion” The four-letter code for this type of personality is Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving.

Strengths:

  • Warm, empathetic and caring
  • Enthusiastic and fun
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Highly creative

Weaknesses:

  • Needs approval from others
  • Disorganized
  • Tends to get stressed easily
  • Overly emotional

ENFJ- “The Giver” The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Feelings, Judging. Those with this personality type tend to outgoing, loyal, and loyal.

Strengths:

  • Warm-hearted and empathetic
  • Wide social circle with the ability to be friends with anyone, not matter their personality
  • Encouraging to others
  • Well organized

Weaknesses:

  • Approval-seeking
  • Can be overly sensitive
  • Indecisive
  • Self-Sacrificing

ENTR- “The Debater” The four-letter code for this type of personality stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. Those who fall into this type of personality are innovative, clever, and expressive.

Strengths:

  • Creative
  • Great with conversation
  • Enjoys debates
  • Values knowledge

Weaknesses:

  • Can be argumentative
  • Dislikes routines and being controlled
  • Not very focused
  • Could be viewed as insensitive

ENTJ- “The Commander” The code for this personality type is Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.

Strengths:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Self-assured and outspoken
  • Well organized
  • Good at making decisions.

Weaknesses:

  • Impatient and intolerant
  • Stubborn
  • Insensitive
  • Aggressive

575x360-v-as-114793358I hope y’all enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Some of the things I entered as a weakness, I do not really view as a weakness. I mean, for instance during my research it continued showing a few things I do not view as a weakness. For instance, I do not think disliking confrontation because most things we will argue about do not matter in the big picture. As you read through this, were you able to determine what your personality was?

Thank you for visiting my site today. I can’t ever thank you enough for all your continued support and amazing comments from posts I have completed. I am looking forward to reading your comment and what you decided is your personality type. To be completely honest, my personality is a slight mixture of a few that I listed. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

~Get Your Life Back~

images (1)There is no denying the fact that life is difficult. Going through hard times at some point in life is inevitable and often totally unavoidable. Everyone deals with these troubles in different ways, some might face them head- on, and others may try to downplay the hardships hoping no one sees through the pain, this tends to be the way I had them. How do you deal with troubles that literally knock the wind out of you? Those struggles that come out of nowhere and leave you with your mind spinning out of control are extremely upsetting and painful to accept. It takes time, but it can be a long road.

Recently, I went through an ordeal that was not expected at all and it left me feeling lost.life-difficult I feel like my life was torn apart and there are no honest answers as to why. Not knowing the real reason or reasons, but understanding what I was told makes accepting much more difficult because I know it is a LIE.

Right now I am doing my best to pull myself together and start over, but this has been a terrifying situation that is causing more stress than I have ever felt before. What I went through recently is what inspired this post for today and I hope it will be beneficial to you if you are ever faced with a situation that brings you down lower than you ever knew was possible.

Keeping-Your-Life-Together-When-Things-Fall-Apart15 Ways To Get Your Life Back

1.) Quit Talking to Only Complain. No one wants to hear what you think is wrong with your life. Constantly listening to someone complain about anything and everything can be draining and in the end, will do more harm than good. Dwelling on problems you are faced with will worsen depression, anxiety, and cause more unneeded stress.

2.) Don’t live life in a reactive manner, but live your life in a productive manner. Many people procrastinate by putting things off for tomorrow, possibly to get out of the extra work and or because they do not want to do anything. The problem with procrastinating is it makes it easier to forget about that thing you were putting off. Continuing to put tasks off for tomorrow will leave you with a mountain of tasks to do, which will cause stress. Something that could have been avoided if you had taken care of things, instead of pushing them off for later.

On the other hand, you can live your life in a proactive way. By being proactive you are a lot more likely to get important tasks are taken care of as soon as possible, which will result in having less weighing on your mind and in turn cause less stress.

3.) Get and stay organized. Being organized is a very important ability to possess and images (2)an essential puzzle piece to success. In order for plans to work best and efficient, staying organized is required.

There are several methods for being organized:

*Chronological Order- place information in a sequence of dates or time frames.

*Order of importance- you can go from most important to least important and vice versa.

*Compare and Contrast

*Geographical organization

*Inductive method- Arranges information by complexity and puts facts before conclusions and recommendations.

*Deductive Method- Beings with a recommendation and follows with information that supports the recommendation.

4.) Set Goals for yourself. Setting goals can pave your way to where you want to be in life. There are three types of goals:  

main-qimg-eb0d2bc22d1837e47b003eb472418167  a.) Long-term goals are something you want to accomplish in the future and they take  time. This type of goal might be at over a year away.

 b.) Mid-term goals are goals you want to accomplish between 3 and 5 years. This goal can help to make sense of many short-term goals we may have.

  c.) Short-term goals are you want to accomplish in less than a year.

5.) Remove toxic people from your life. Toxic people are those that may belittle you, which can make it difficult to keep a positive attitude and stay focused on the goals that have been established. Toxic people tend to cause harm to another’s well-being.

6.) Put more effort into your physical health. It is often challenging to make a change and actually focus on our own health. With this change, we may need to take baby steps. You can start by limiting sugar and caffeine intake, which will improve energy levels and offers a better night’s sleep. Eliminating processed foods with large amounts of refined sugar will be beneficial as well. The combination of a healthy diet, proper sleep, and regular exercise can provide an enormous benefit 635213034708795798IMG_1227for physical and mental health.

7.) Tune in to what you are passionate about. It is important for our mental and emotional health to be able to balance work and something we enjoy and we have a passion for it.

8.) Understand & Accept yourself. This can be a long and difficult journey, but once you are on that road, it is possible. Take time to get to know yourself, what you are passionate about, and what your gifts are (you do have many gifts)! We all go through difficult and painful times, and life isn’t always going to be fair. As a matter of fact, life can be extremely unfair. The hard times we battle in life do not define who we are, but we will always remember them. Find the time to accept who you are and learn to love yourself.

9.) Quit chasing superficial happiness and validation while practicing more gratitude. Constantly chasing superficial happiness and validation is the same as a hamster running on the wheel in their cage. You will pretty much be on a continuous race, but you are not going nowhere. If you think about it, superficial happiness is not genuine and you really are feeling it the same way you would if it were meaningful. Happiness is something that is peaceful and quiet and should be enjoyed not pushed.

10.) Don’t stand by waiting, take action NOW. You will never succeed in what you want to accomplish if you do nothing. It is important to take time to plan ahead for whatever path you want to take, but also important to jump in and take ACTION! It is okay if what you planned for doesn’t go well at first, this may just be a minor setback and means you need to TRY AGAIN!

11.) Create an effective routine. Your daily routine consists of the things you already do 33. Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow. - Terri Guillemetsdaily without having to think about them at all. Once you have a routine that works for you completed, this can take the pressure off of your mind and help you to worry less about what needs to be done.

12.) Face your fears and learn to overcome them. The first step would be to take a little time and be honest with yourself to determine what your fears are. All our fears do is create obstacles to achieving our goals. Once you know what your fears are, do not attempt to rid yourself of them, but keep moving forward inspite of those fears.

13.) Set Clear Boundaries. Declaring boundaries with people in your life is important for your own well-being. Try to not get drawn into people that only bring you down and cause stress. People that cause you additional hardships and bring absolutelygoal-einstein no benefit to your life. It isn’t selfish to be choosy about whom we allow into our lives, but it is perfectly acceptable because we are putting our own needs first.

14.) Remember what motivates you. Motivation is basically a desire or willingness to do something. There are several types of motivation, but I am only going to discuss the two main types.

        a.) Intrinsic Motivation is those that are motivated with their own internal feelings of satisfaction. They have a strong desire for feelings of satisfaction, pride, and contentment that come along with reaching a goal.

        b.) Extrinsic Motivation is from recognition given from external factors and other                    people. Those motivated by external factors do things for various reasons that      artworkimage-medium-21902316-7336573don’t fit in with predictable behaviors.

***Please take a moment to consider what motivates you. Are you motivated by others or your internal feelings? ***

15.) Live your life just one day at a time. Try to remember that you can’t change yesterday as that is in the past. There is nothing you can do for tomorrow because it is in the future and there, therefore, has not arrived yet. Today is the present and what you do with today is what matters. It is important to not dwell on what happened yesterday or what may happen tomorrow because you will miss out on what you have some power over, TODAY!unnamed (1)

Thank y’all for visiting my site today. I hope your week is going well and of course you are feeling well. I am looking forward to read what you think of this post because I know you have excellent ideas. I do promise to respond as quickly as I can to your comments. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤