National Crisis Hotlines. Share this out and help other’s and possibly save a life.

According to statistics, the Holidays are when depression is most common. Share this out.

For Suicide:

Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-827-7571

Deaf Hotline 1-800-799-4TTY

Domestic violence: 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE 

National Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish 1-800-942-6908

Battered Women and their Children 1-800-603-HELP

Sexual Abuse:

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Child Abuse:

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Missing Children and runaways etc.

Exploitation of Children 1-800-843-5678

Children in immediate danger 1-800-THE-LOST

Missing Children Help Center 1-800-872-5437

Runaways, Homeless, and At-Risk Youth National Runaway Safeline Call 1-800-786-2929

United States Missing Children Hotline 1-800-235-3535

Teen Crisis:

Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

Eating Disorders:

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention 1-800-931-2237

Eating Disorders Center 1-888-236-1188

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 1-847-831-3438

Grief:

GriefShare 1-800-395-5755

Homelessness:

Homeless 1-800-231-6946

LGBTQ :

Helpline: 1-800-398-GAYS

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 1-888-843-4564

Pregnancy Hotline:

Crisis Pregnancy Hotline Number 1-800-67-BABY-6

Addiction:

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline (24 hours) 1-800-252-6465

Drug Abuse National Helpline 1-800-662-4357

National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-554-2627

Substance Abuse and mental Health 1-800-662-4357

Self abuse:

S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) 1-800-DONT-CUT

Any Crisis:

United Way Crisis Helpline 1-800-233-HELP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not let others negativity bring you down.

Don’t let other people’s negative attitude or mean words get to you. It is just their perspective. Do not feed into others negativity, and let it consume your thoughts. Do not let what others say to you or about you effect you. This is petty, and not worth your thoughts or time.

Life is too short for that, and you will be happier and more productive, if you keep looking on the bright side.

Go about your day without their negativity, and if you can help them, do so.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

Do more, and worry less….

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it give you something to do but it gets you nowhere. ~ Glenn Turner.

Tell yourself not to worry. Instead think of or write down, what you can do about what you are worrying about. 

Worried about finances. Can you work more hours or can you do without something?

Worried about kids? Communicate with them, and think about what you can do to help them.

Worried about your spouse? Communicate with them also, and same thing with your job.

Keep busy. Have you ever noticed that when you are busy you tend to worry less.

Enjoy a hobby. Balance your life with work and fun.

Don’t worry, as if you were sitting in a rocking chair, going back and forth thinking about all the what ifs’.

Write down an action plan and be productive about these worries. Also get to the root cause of your worries.

I’ve struggled with anxiety disorder for almost two decades, so I blog about what has helped me, so in turn I hope I can help others!

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Choose to have a positive attitude.

Choose to have a positive attitude today!

You choose your attitude everyday. When bad things happen you can focus on the negative, or you can decide what actions to take to solve the problem. Look on the bright side, and look for the good no matter what! You will be more productive this way.

Don’t feed into and let others negativity influence you. Remember this and you will be more productive and lead a happier life!

Cheers.

Peace, and love!

Some more inspiriting quotes:

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” Benjamin Disraeli

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” Epictetus

 

My goal is to be more adventurous…

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I am a planner. BIG TIME.

I am one of those people that have to plan everything for the day. For example today I go to work, (as a caregiver) I am going to do x,y,z, and I have these people to shower.

Or today is my day off, this day is my rest day, (which rest is hard to do when you plan everything and feel unproductive when you are resting),  and the next day I’ll clean the house, and this day I will spend time with the kids.

I plan everything, and I am afraid of change. I am scared to change jobs, I have been at my job for almost 7 years. Change and unpredictability gives me anxiety.

Planning is a great thing, but probably not to this extend.

This is not how life works, is it?

Change is inevitable, you cannot predict what is going to happen next all the time, can you?

I do this (planning to an extreme extent) out of anxiety. I like to be in my comfort zone, and am scared of something happening that I don’t like. I’m afraid of failure, and afraid if I try something new I won’t be able to do it, this is out of perfection. These behaviors cause anxiety, but I realize this and I can work on it now. This is O.C.D. behavior in me that needs to be rewired in my brain.

I need to let go of this illusion of control that I think I have over life. 

No one can control what is going to happen and what other people do.

This world is constantly changing.

I probably do this because I live in a fasted paced city.

I need to let go, and go with the flow. And have confidence in myself.

When I was a young child, I remember not planning, we just go outside and play. Life was an adventure, and everything was new, bright, and fun. We need to remember these days and be more like the young child in us.

Peace, hope, and love.

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Lessons in gratitude. Change your mindset…

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When I find myself complaining I rephrase things like this:

  • I have to go to work. Let me rephrase that. I get to go to work. I have a job to feed my family with. I am not unemployed.
  • I have to get up early and take my kids to school. Translation: My kids live in a country where every kid has access to education. My kids know how to read, write, do math, and science, and so on.
  • I’m gaining weight. Let’s turn that around. I have food to eat, and can choose to have self discipline to eat well and exercise.
  • I have to get up too early. Translation: I am living another day, I can make it a good one, and have a positive attitude.
  • I’m sick, I have cold, and flu. Change the thought process to: I am healthy I just caught a bug, it will go away.
  • I have a flat tire, or need my car worked on. Translation: I have a car, I have transportation. I can always fix my car.
  • The energy bill is too high. I have heat in my house, and warm water. I have a job to pay for this heat. My kids will never sleep in a cold house.
  • My body is in pain: I can still use my body, walk, run, and exercise. I can always stretch and get a massage.
  • I have a tooth ache: I have access to dental care.

Be constructive with your complaints, and see what you can do about it, and always look on the bright side. This is a way to rewire your brain to choose positive thoughts, and helps prevent depression!

Cheers to a happier life!

Keep pushing forward, and do not let anything get in your way!

My daily reminder to not let anything or anyone get in your way of being you. Do not be intimidated by others, or limited by their negativity.

Reach higher ground. Achieve more. Do not let others get in your way or bring you down! Keep pushing forward!

They may be the one’s that are intimidated by you. Just keep going.

Which brings me to another quote:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch

Don’t let the insecurities of others get in your way of your achievements, goals, career, and your unique personality. Achieve your dreams!

Express yourself, your creativity, thoughts, opinions, dreams and goals.

Seize the day! 

Not everyone get’s along, and we all have different personalities, experiences, cultural background, perspective, or perception on life. We all have unique preferences, and tastes.

Be true to yourself.

Achieve more.

Go after your dreams, and do not let anything or anyone negativity impact you.

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” ~ Mae Jemison

I love this quote as a reminder to not let other’s negative options of me and what I do to influence me and what goals that I have set out. Also Jemison is a unique last name. It is a family last name. My Great Grandpa’s last name was Jemison!

 

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent… ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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This quote is very freeing, because I let others intimate me and I feel belittle by others sometimes. If I meditate on this quote I believe I will grow. This is something I need to remind myself, as I work on self esteem and self worth. I let others make me feel inferior. Imagine how beneficial it would be to take this quote to heart and practice it!

Be your unique self.

canva-woman-sitting-on-rock-doing-heart-hand-gesture-MADGv_z80BUDon’t compare yourself to others, you’ll lose your uniqueness. Everyone is unique. In fact it is quite amazing how different everyone is. Be happy with yourself, and stay true to your identity, and it will be easier to work on yourself, and things that you want to improve in your life. <3 Don't compare yourself to others, you will be miserable. Everyone has their own talents. "Be yourselfeveryone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

 

 

Positivity, Choices, and attitude.

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This is a good reminder for me to focus on the good things in life, and not the negative things in life, which contribute to depression. I am working on my mental health right now.

In light of Thanksgiving, there are many things to be thankful for, and there are things in life that are just negative. Bad things happen, bills are due, bad attitudes from others. There is plenty of situations in life that we can choose to let drag us down, if we let it.  Rewire your brain and think of the good! Don’t let negativity effect you, instead think to yourself “What can I do to make this situation better”?

You only have one life, make it your best. Chose to have a positive perspective, and happiness will follow. Always look for the good, and look at obstacles as room for improvement, and think to yourself, “How can I react to this situation in a more constructive way”?

Everyday we choose our attitude, and how we react. Be positive, constructive, and firm. Assertive, not passive, so others walk all over you, and obviously not aggressive. Choose to view life with a positive lens.

There is plenty of bad things in life to focus on, but let’s focus on the good, and go far in life. <3