How Journaling Saved My Life

Loneliness takes over a person’s mind and absorbs any ounce of happiness in their life.

When you are left with negative thoughts it can lead to a dangerous place. It’s only a matter of time before that ticking time bomb explodes. Sadly, a lot of people keep their thoughts to themselves. I mean I get it, you don’t know who to trust, and most of all you don’t want your business out there for someone else to gossip about. I have been there and to be honest with you I still struggle with that from time to time. 

2010-2011 was a rough year for me.  I was hurt from a previous relationship and to top it off, I was alone. I didn’t have the energy to do anything. I only went to work because I knew that was something I had to do in order to pay my bills. However, during that time conversations were meaningless and I viewed my life the same way. My friends were getting married and I all had were my feelings and my apartment.  Those days drove me insane! I went to work, did my duties, and rushed home to stayed in bed. I barely ate nor did I care if I had anything to eat.

When I relocated to another state I didn’t realize the importance of family. I was always around them and it’s true you don’t miss something until its gone. Well not quite gone but you catch the drift.  I was 3 1/2 hours away from home and a phone call was not always good enough. One time I managed to go home but I had to drive back to Maryland Christmas night because I worked the next day. The weather was horrible and I refused to travel alone on a holiday again. With that being said holidays were a drag and the following Christmas I didn’t do anything. Despite living in a new town and being distant with family and friends I had to find happiness within myself, but during that time I didn’t know how.

10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal -Thai Nguyen

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How Do You Find Your Grit?

On your way to work, you may listen to your favorite artist or radio show host. You might read a book by your most liked author, or watch a movie that has your best-loved actress in it. To some fans, it seems like celebrities are an overnight success, but that’s far from the truth. In order for them to get where they are, they had to be consistent, motivated, and most importantly they had to have grit!

I recently watched The Real and Ava DuVernay was a guest on the show. She is a successful film director and created the hit show Queen Sugar. She also directed a movie that was recently released called A Wrinkle in Time, she is one of the most talked directors of 2018. As I was listening to her story she stated something that stood out like a sore thumb and that was this: it’s never too late to start something new. She did not pick up a camera until she was in her early thirties. This gave me hope. As adults, we put a time frame on when we should be successful and if we don’t make it by that time we think we are screwed. Thankfully that thought is a total lie. Continue reading “How Do You Find Your Grit?”

3 Ways to Stay Committed to Yourself

We have to choose to be HAPPY.

It’s important to put your best foot forward. This can be HARD and it’s definitely easier said than done. I constantly talk about how we drive ourselves insane by doing the same thing EVERYDAY. We go to work, come home, do our home duties whether it’s cooking dinner, helping the children with homework, and/or sitting at the kitchen table figuring out bills.  Your day may not be like that exactly you might have a part-time job or spend most of your evenings taking your children to practices or extracurricular activities. Whatever your evening consist of if you are not fulfilling your purpose you will suffer from this type of lifestyle, even if the bills are being paid.  NO ONE can determine your purpose but God and you.  So whatever that purpose is, be sure to stay true to it and work daily to achieve it.

 In order to be successful in life, we have to make a conscious decision to stay committed to our short-term and long-term goals.

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4 Things You Don’t Need To Procrastinate

It’s a new year and I am sure you read a few blogs discussing New Year resolutions and all that good stuff. There is nothing like starting the year feeling refreshed and ready to tackle anything that comes your way. We are still in the beginning stages and by this time some people are going hard on the goals they want to accomplish this year.

2018 needs to be different it’s a year we will never see again and it is time to make major changes in our lives. If you planned to go back to school, go ahead and do it. If your goal is to go on a cruise, go skydiving, or attend network events then go ahead and knock yourself out. The time to do it is now, you’ve procrastinated long enough! Why let another year go by?

With that being said, there are somethings YOU SHOULD NOT PROCRASTINATE about this year. Forget about what you did last year, or the year before. This is 2018 and we are not going to make room for error. If we happen to make a mistake we are going to learn from it and keep it moving. Continue reading “4 Things You Don’t Need To Procrastinate”

5 Reasons Why People Are Depressed & How To Get Out of It

Depression happens to a lot of people and for some, they don’t realize they are experiencing depression until someone points it out to them.  Feeling down and out can be genetic and depression can not only affect a person but the people around them. There is no scientific formula that will make someone snap out of it, but there are ways to prevent from feeling blue. You can seek a therapist, psychologist, or even a psychiatrist, these professionals know what it takes to turn those dark days around. But it’s going to take some work within yourself to do so.

Here are 5 reasons people find themselves down in the dumps and may not realize it.

Finances: Everyone wants financial freedom right? When you ask a person, what will they do with a million dollars most will say pay off debt. We work hard and find it difficult to stay afloat with bills, loans, and other debt. When you find yourself not having money to spend on small things like taking yourself out to eat or paying a past due bill it can become overwhelming. Hundreds of people are working two jobs just to stay up on their finances. And there are even more people who are working and still don’t have enough money to provide for themselves or their family. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why People Are Depressed & How To Get Out of It”