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7 Ways to Destress

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Have you ever felt like you want to be positive, but there are so many things that happen to you it makes you want to change your mind? I swear that’s me everyday. There are good days and then I have days when I just want to tare my hair out. But then I remember situations are only situations. They’re not meant to last forever. You go through them in order to prepare you for the next big thing you may have to face. So since I’m sure there are those of you who have gone through or are going through a difficult time at the moment. I want to leave with you some of the things I do to get myself out of a funk.

Remind yourself of your accomplishments- Sometimes you have to remind yourself of the things you have accomplished so far, because remembering where you came from will remind you of where you’re going. Besides it makes you feel better.

What are you thankful for- When you remember what you’re thankful for, everything you’re going through seems trivial. Also it keeps you humble.

Future plans- Thinking of future plans when overwhelmed with a situation, helps you remember you are not going to be in that predicament for long. It’s your silver lining.

Remain humble- Being humble is something a lot of people have a hard time being, because they believe it makes you comfortable with going with out. But it’s the opposite, it actually makes you appreciate what you have so that you are able to make room in your life for more.

Purchase a Diffuser- I never realized how mandatory a diffuser was until I got one. I find it to be a great addition to my daily routine. It’s just the right thing for me when I go to bed.

I put a little water and a natural oil of my choice, and it puts me right to sleep. The oils I find relaxing are lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint. But you would have to find out what works for you.

The one above is the one I really wanted. But I couldn’t wait so I bought mine from another store (I shouldn’t have waited). You may not need this many oils. I just like to have variety.

Listen to sounds that calm you- What I like to do is turn on my Google Play and listen to white noise, rain sounds, or sounds of nature. If you do that plus have your diffuser going with your favorite relaxing sent, you are sure to fall a sleep in no time!

Meditate- What I’ve found with meditating is, it helps you to have a great start to your day. Many people may not have this problem, but I do. What I’m talking about is, needing time to get thoughts together and have an idea and preparedness of what you’re going to possibly deal with in the day. Meditating helps do that for you. It centers you and places a calmness over you.

I hope you found these tips helpful. If you would like more types like this please leave a comment, and I will be sure to give you other types I do for relaxation. Also if there are other things you would like to see on this blog leave a comment.

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As Always……


The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Wow!! That’s all I can say when it comes to what the island of Puerto Rico has gone through since Hurricane Maria. It’s been almost a year and all power has not been restored. I’m not quite comprehending how this could be possible. They’re apart of the United States right?…..

The people of Puerto Rico should have been treated as more of a priority. There’s no way those people should still be experiencing hardships because of something that happened almost a year ago! If we had someone in office that led with compassion and empathy these problems would have been taken care of a long time ago, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Now what these people are faced with is trying to find other people that are willing to donate and help get the island back on it’s feet.

There have been a countless amount of people who I speak to daily, who tell me they had to pick up and move to the states because it became unbearable to continue to live without all the amenities. And this is coming from people who have lived and grew up there. Imagine how emotionally painful and stressing that could be, moving because you can no longer bare the primitive way you had to revert back to living, because your government is doing you and the land a disservice. I have an idea of why the government isn’t in a rush to fix the destruction Hurricane Maria caused. I’m thinking it could be, either they want people to abandoned the land they own so that it can be seized, they don’t have the man power for the repairs, the government and it’s leader aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the people, or it could be a combination of, they aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the people and they want to seize the land to make profit off of it. That’s one thing that I’ve noticed that’s very prevalent with the American society. Without monetary gain most people won’t budge, doesn’t matter if it’s the morally right thing to do.

Acts of kindness these days are few and far in between. You know why that is? It has a lot to do with being so busy with daily tasks and chores, that we lose focus of what should be taking place, which is human connection. Everyone is so worried about their self and loved ones they don’t allow too many people in. That in turn makes us cold and unaffected by tragic things that happen to strangers, over time. Also there are so many scams out there, that programs the average person to always be on guard for someone who’s trying to take advantage of their kindness.

When it boils down to it. The U.S Government has done the people of Puerto Rico a huge disservice in every way. It’s like the fact they’ve had over 4,000 deaths because of this catastrophic event doesn’t faze the leader of this supposed free land. Like the lives lost didn’t mean anything. It’s so sad that you can plainly see the lives lost didn’t mean anything to our “President”. Through his actions you see he could care less about the people (including the people of the states). It appears the only person he’s concerned about is his self, his children and wife. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

Below is a link to an article questioning the actual death toll of the people lost to this tragic event.