I wear this BREATHE pendant pretty much every day. It’s such a great reminder for me, especially when I’m anxious or stressed and my mind is racing.
BREATHE is a great reminder this time of year. And honestly, it’s a practice that’s become a part of my life every single day. Whenever I feel like my negative thoughts are racing and getting out of control or when my anxiety is high, I force myself to take just a couple of minutes to breathe.
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Both your body and your mind need consistent exercise for your overall fitness. Train your brain to reframe negative self-talk, to see the good, to be grateful.
Focus on the good… especially through the bad times.
Things will get better. Hold on.
It’s easy to take it all for granted – especially the small things.
Wanting more, versus being grateful for what you’ve got: it’s a modern-day conundrum.
“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.”
They tell you he’s in a better place. That everything happens for a reason. That good will prevail. That time heals all wounds. Frankly, you’ve been having a little trouble buying it.
That thing—it was done to you. That thing that no one else has had to suffer through, you did. That thing that turned your life so upside down, you didn’t even recognize yourself, for a while. That thing gave you scars, and made you hate the mirror for a while, didn’t it?
One morning in 1982, a bright 17 year-old girl opened a rejection letter from her dream college. In the following years, she lost her mother and miscarried her first child. Her husband was abusive and after just a year of marriage, she was a divorced, single mother suffering from severe depression. She relied on welfare to make ends meet and at 30, she contemplated suicide.
On the couch one evening. She sits alone, in her head, thoughts ruminating and weighing her down. The television flickers unimportantly. Background noise.
Things may not always be going well, but challenge yourself to find just one good thing a day. It will shift your attention, if even for a moment.
Hold on. It’s going to get better…
If you’re hurting, this is for you. Please hold on. You will get through this hell, even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.
SAVOR the laughter. Make the most of the good times. Don’t just take them for granted and go through the motions.