Checking-In

Hey Lucid’s, How are all of you? I pray better than okay. The last time I posted a blog, I had no idea that the very next month our lives would change drastically and probably forever. I know it sounds so cliche when people say that we are living in unprecedented times, but we truly are. Covid-19 has changed life as we know it for sure. While it seems that the summer is coming in and things are trying to get back to normal, I hardly feel that it will. I think not only the U.S but the whole world has a hard recovery ahead of us and it’s scary. I thank God that my life has not missed a beat since the start of this Pandemic and I pray that he continues to cover and protect all of us through this. I just fear for the people that are not as fortunate as some of us. I am scared of what they will face once this situation lets up. I remember looking at a poll a social media influence-er posted, she asked how people were feeling, 62% of them said not well, that showed that we are not fine as a people and something has to change.

Everything will be Okay!

While the future may be a little bleak or cloudy for a lot of us, We should still try and stay focused and steadfast in our goals and ambitions whether personal or professional. Try and take each day as they come and try and stay positive. A good practice to try and think positive is to write down all of the things that we are thankful for when feeling down, watching comedy or something to make us smile, or having a great uplifting conversation with a friend. Another thing that can be done in our down-time is creating goals or a vision board and putting those things in place, that will surely get us fired up.

The last and big to me that can ease our troubled hearts is to CONTROL our Social Media Intake. Monitor the people or things that we follow as it has an affect on our thoughts and feelings. Take a social media break if need be, we may feel that scrolling our timelines has no effect on us, but it actually does. If we tried taking a break for a week from social media, there will be a guaranteed difference in how we will feel. I know advise is always easier said then done, however we have to take care of ourselves and especially our mental health and thoughts.

We will all get through this some way or some how and it will all be okay. Again, I pray that all of you are doing okay and getting this with positive mind and optimistic thoughts. Do what you can for self each day and pray about the rest. Don’t carry any unnecessary stress especially for things that are out of your control. Well until next time friends. Remember to take care of yourself.

Love Lucid……….

Feeling Frustrared and Overwhelmed? You may need a Life Detox!

No matter what path you are on in life today, at some point; we all feel tired mentally. We feel frustrated and overwhelmed. We feel stuck like we are obligated to everyone and everything and forget to feed our own souls and hearts in the process. When life gets to that point, a Life Detox . If not; everything we are feeling inside comes to the forefront. Meaning; if our minds are cluttered,  it shows up in the way we keep our homes and ourselves sometimes.  If we are feeling sad and confused inside, nothing gets accomplished or we don’t put our best foot forward in anything that we do. Our relationships start to suffer and we become angry and resentful. I was all of those things once. I’ve always given people and situations my best but was upset when the same treatment was not returned to me. That became a cycle for a long time for me. I became anti-social, not as generous to people, and most of all that anger and resentment started growing. Until one day I decided I had to choose to be happy and figure exactly what I needed to do to get there and since life is ever-changing I’m still on that journey of finding my happy place today.

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When I say a Life Detox is needed, I mean we need to unplug from life for a moment, gather ourselves and our minds, and figure out what it is we need to do to fix our situations, whatever they may be. I created a list of things I often do to try to keep myself from repeating those old cycles.  I hope you will be able to get something from this list that can help you. Thanks for reading ……

  1. Unplug from Social Media

Taking a couple of days from Social Media a few times a month is highly encouraged. With all the negative videos post or people and friends posting the best moments of their lives, leaving you feeling like your life falls short. Don’t do that to yourself, know that no one life is perfect, even with all the money in the world.

2. Rid yourself of Toxic People and Situations

If anyone or anything in your life is not contributing to your happiness, feeding your soul, or making you want to do and be better. GET RID of IT or THEM…We have enough stress in life and where it is going, we don’t need to add toxic people and situations. Love yourself enough to when it’s time to walk away. Know that you come first and if you are not watching out for you, who will. Even if it is a family member, forgive them, separate yourself, and love them from afar. You matter…

3. Take a Stay-cation just for you

If possible, take a vacation day from work when you feel you are getting tired mentally. Take a day or two just for yourself to relax or regroup. Not running errands or taking care of the family. But to take care of yourself. Do something you enjoy, something that makes you smile, big or small.

4. Definitely Be Still

When I say be still I mean. Quiet always helps to calm the mind. Things like reading a good book. Not on a tablet or device, but an actual book. Writing helps if you don’t feel you have anyone to talk to. A journal helps in healing.  Or meditating or praying as well. Prayer and meditation are like a reset button. You feel renewed afterward.

5. Exercise

Exercise works wonders. It lifts your spirit. Energize your body and mind, and makes you feel good about yourself. Yoga, or simply stretching. It all helps. Again you are taking care of you.

6. Revisit your Finances. Plan & Budget

We all want whatever our little hearts desire and that is fine, but if your finances disagree. You may need to redo your budget. I plan everything from Bills, Trips, Grooming, Outings, even when I will treat myself to a movie or a new stick of mascara. Feeling overwhelmed about money is the worst. It’s very stressful, scary, and confusing. But if you plan your moves before you make them, you will be fine. Create a budget for yourself and your family and stick to it. Make sure you are preparing for unexpected losses. And last but really first, live within your means.

That’s it …Thanks again for reading! Remember to hit the Follow Button….