Searching Within You!

One night in Costa Rica my thoughts were every where as I swung back and forth in my hammock. I reflected on my day and how I wished I had a few more days at the lovely bungalow at Rancho Margot. My thoughts went from what I did that day, when will I visit the lovely Costa Rica again, my love life, my career, family, and my future. My thoughts started racing so much that I placed them on paper, and I now I want to share them with you…

This is wh
ere I sat in the middle of the night writing.

Sometimes in life we tend to go searching for things or people to fill a void; however, filling our void with the wrong things or people can be toxic. One’s void will only be filled when there is an understanding of oneself, which is very important.

It’s important to search within yourself so you can understand and know YOU better. When you are able to search within yourself, you get to know your fears, your likes, dislikes, your tolerance level, strengths, weaknesses, desires and a lot more.

Using myself as a example, at one point in my life I was trying to fill a void through other people, but I was finding myself bringing toxic energy into my life. Therefore, I started focusing on me and searching within myself to figure out what really drives me. I started stepping outside of my comfort zone in order to find what I was missing. At one point, I thought I needed love and support from a lover, but the true desire was more of self- love and respect for myself.

Being able to find exactly what is missing can come from doing more things one enjoys or aiming towards one’s goals. When I personally started searching within myself and doing more things that dealt with traveling, exercise, writing, teaching, and helping others develop in areas he or she desires, I started to fill my glass. You know, the glass people always try to fill so they can have a glass to pour from. You know like the quote, “you can’t pour from an empty glass.” I do believe everything takes time. When it comes to searching within and understanding one self, it takes as much patience as it would when you’re trying to accomplish a goal or getting to know someone new.

Having patience requires anyone to continue to learn and understand themselves and the things around them. Searching within will not just give a better understanding of self, but it will drive the self-love that’s WITHIN!

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Do What You Want Now!

Life is precious and we should live our lives to the limit. We often push things off until tomorrow and tomorrow sometimes never show up! Continue reading “Do What You Want Now!”

The Importance of Seeking Help From a Mental Health Professional

Seeking help from a Mental Health Professional is important because he or she will give you sound advice and unbiased counseling.
Don’t get me wrong, speaking with family and friends can be beneficial when you need a support system, but I have found professional help makes it easier to be open about emotions and addressing things that have taken place.
Some people will attempt to hide and ignore symptoms that point to mental health issues: he or she may be ashamed or don’t know how to handle it. According to Better Health Television, talking to your doctor or mental health professional about emotional difficulties is a positive step toward improving your mental health. A professional can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. For example, he or she can improve your problem-solving skills, build and increase confidence, help you heal from the past, and set and achievie personal goals.
I recently spoke with a young female in her late 20s and asked her three questions about speaking with a mental health provider; she was glad to share part of her journey.
1.Did you make the decision to see a mental health professional on your own, or was it recommended?

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Elements of Doing It

 

Today someone asked me, “How do I do it?” Meaning how do I continue to get up every day and maintain a busy schedule. My first response to her was, “I just do it.” After returning home in June from my summer trip I entered back into something I like to call reality: summer internship, part time job, a summer class, and finding time to study for class. One thing I suggested to her was to stop and say a prayer or motivation from time to time because it helps me to make it through each day I feel like giving up.
However, throughout the day I have been thinking about all of the things that really keep me going.
My first element: Self motivation. Having self motivation allows for me to push myself forward. Without motivation and I feel like I would be doomed. Sometimes you have to encourage yourself when no one else is there to do. Sometimes I literally stop and quote to myself, “when you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long.”  This quote has helped me push my way through college and it is helping me push my way to my career. If you have a favorite quote that motivates you it is good to say it to yourself from time to time to help you stay motivated. 
My second element: believing in me. Believing in myself keeps me going. I feel that you first have to believe in yourself before anyone else can. This all falls down to believing that you can do anything you set your mind to. If you really want something in life you work hard and smart to get it. 
My third element: confidence. Having confidence in yourself and the things you do can only make you stronger. Without confidence there is no motive and belief in whatever you are trying to do. Confidence says and shows a lot about a person; it shows through your facial expressions and body movements. Always wear your confidence. 
 
What elements keep you going?