Day 15

We need to learn to let go of things that no longer serves us. This can be anything from physical objects, to digital clutter, to our feelings. We let go of the negative things and emotions, we now have more room for the things that bring us joy. We can feel happiness, we can truly appreciate the remaining processions. Instead of not being able to see them throughout the clutter.

If we continue to hold on to negative things, and feelings, then we are just going to continue to attract more negativity in our lives. And that is the last thing we want in our lives.

Today, I will learn when enough has become enough. I will release anything that has any negative vibes in my life. This way I am able to attract good and better things in my life. This also allows me to see things more clearly.

Day 13

I have always found that it is best, to get organized for the next day, instead of having to worry about it in the morning. When I was a kid, I liked to get up early for school, so I can read a book after eating breakfast. The night before I packed all of my notebooks, and text books in my backpack for school the next day. I also liked to plan my outfit for tomorrow. I like having peaceful mornings, because I found by doing these extra steps I am able to start the day off right.

Today, before going to bed, I will do something that will save me time in the morning, that way I can be more organized starting out my day.

Day 11

Every day, I am writing about a positive affirmation, and I am also going to discuss life lessons that I have learned that day, or have learned throughout my life. Even though I am in my mid-twenties, I still feel like I have a lot of wisdom to offer to others.

I was inspired by these blog posts by reading The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie. In that book she has daily readings throughout that book. She got a lot of her ideas from her other books about codependency. She is a really a good author. I started reading her books because someone dear to me who was an alcoholic. I found comfort in her books.

Today’s lesson is about eliminating one less expense from your monthly expenses. Whether it is you cut back on one less coffee throughout the month, or you eliminate a night of take out. You can look at your subscriptions, and think of cancelling one of them. You can decide how big or how small you want to cut back on expenses. It can really help you with your monthly budget. Perhaps one of your goals this year is to save money, this can be a really good starting point.

Today, I will be more aware of my monthly expenses. I will focus on ways of how I can more responsible with my money, and ways where I can save up more money.

Day Ten

I will understand the importance of making a to-do list for the day, or for tomorrow. I will make sure that I keep it to a list of a maximum of four things. That way it is an easier to accomplish your list. And when you schedule yourself to do too much, you often feel overwhelmed, and thus, setting yourself up for failure, or for procrastination. Normally, whenever you see a long, daunting list of errands, and chores, you don’t really feel motivated to get things done, but when you see only three items, you feel more motivated to actually want to accomplish those chores.

For instance, on my to-do list for tomorrow, I have this planned for my day…

  1. Go grocery shopping
  2. Clean the bathroom
  3. Cook dinner

These tasks shouldn’t take up too much of my time, probably no more than two hours. And the bonus part is that I’ll be able to get my walk in to the store. Getting my exercise in is important. I’m starting to exercise more which has been fun.

Today, I will learn to make to-do lists with no more than three items. This will ensure that I prioritize my most important tasks. By only having three things each day, I am able to focus on things that actually matter, and that they will get done.

Day Eight

Today I was reminded of an important lesson, to take things one thing, and one day at a day. It is easy to feel overwhelm by things. I feel a bit behind with my blog posts. But what I like to do, is to prioritize the next thing that needs to be done, and solely focus on that task at hand. Then once that is done, you can take a small break, or save it until after the next task.

It’s important to realize that you shouldn’t have to overwhelm yourself. Instead take a different approach, and single task things, by taking one thing at a time.

I used to be like my mom and multi-tasked a lot because I saw that she would always do that. But now, I am happy that I only single task things. I feel so much better. I am able to think more clearly. I have been trying to convince my mom to practice this trait, but she hasn’t gotten on board yet.

Today, I will learn to take things slowly, and try to focus on one task at a time. I know that there are only 24 hours in a day, and I should only focus on those 24 hours. Learn to take things one day, and don’t let tomorrow’s stresses ruin your today.

Day Seven

This is from Thursday (yesterday).

Never be afraid to ask for help, and never be afraid to give help to others. My Mama had asked me if I could help her pack for her move. I was happy to help. I made some beef soup for dinner, and I made it in my crock pot. I knew that when she dropped me off back at home that the soup would be finished. I was able to give her some soup. My mama enjoyed the soup.

I love helping people. I have helped out a lot of my family throughout the week, I baby say my niece the other day, so my sister can pick up a shift at work. And then I started helping mom with her packing. It was fun to spend some time with her, since we haven’t since the whole pandemic.

I sometimes feel bad asking others for help, because I know how busy my family is, and some family members I talk to, live far away. So, I mostly just ask for advice, or we just talk. But that’s okay. If I need any help, I normally just ask my boyfriend.

Today, I will not be afraid to ask for help, nor will I be afraid to give help to others. It is a freeing and powerful feeling to be able to help others.

Day Six

This is from Wednesday.

For all of my new followers, every day I post about important life lessons, with affirmations to help you live the best live. These lessons can be learned from the day, or throughout my life. I really hope this inspires you to make better choices, and appreciate what you have in your life.

Although right now, I am a bit behind.

My boyfriend had the day off, so him and I spent the day relaxing and just being together. It was a nice break. To love and to be loved is amazing feeling, so we shouldn’t either feelings for granted. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t found your person yet, you will. In the meantime, you can still send love to your family and friends. Always tell your friends and family that you love them, no matter what. We aren’t always gifted a tomorrow, so never go a day without telling them.

My boyfriend and I spent the day watching our shows, and had dinner together, even though we do that all the time, Wednesday just felt extra special.

Today, I will express and accept love from my family and friends.

Day Five

Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well. Last night my sister was asked to work a shift for tomorrow. So she had messaged me if I can watch my niece, and I didn’t mind. I was able to spend the day with her, which I love! She is 21.5 months, so it is such a fun age since she is learning a lot, and loves to laugh.

It was a bit last minute, which is okay, although I wished I had a bit more time to do the things that I was planning on doing tomorrow. Although I should have used my time a bit more wisely on Monday. As part of my resolutions, one of them was to do what ought to be done. If it takes one minute to complete, you must complete that task without putting it off.

I was happy that I was able to spend some time with my niece, but I just wished I was able to get the things done. I knew I would be at her house for a little while, so I wouldn’t have a lot of time to myself in the evening.

Today, I will spend my time wisely to ensure that I am able to get my get things done. I will learn to not procrastinate my errands. If you do it now, you won’t need to stress out about the deadline. And who knows what tomorrow may bring.

Daily Affirmations and Life Lessons Introduction

Hey, everyone! I woke up with this inspiration that I should write about daily affirmations and or life lessons that I have learned throughout my life. I figured that will help other people with whatever they may be going through.

Back when I first began my blog, that was one of my ideas of writing about things that I have learned that day, whether it be something I had learned from work, or just having time to myself. I am excited to do this again.

I first began my blog six years ago in May. All of my coworkers saw that I was always positive, and happy a lot. I had always had something positive to say, and I gave good advice whenever they needed it. I am very proud of myself for starting this blog. Back then I thought I was popular with getting one hundred views in a month, and now that is how many in a day. I had no idea the power my words and ideas I have on others. I am so proud of myself for all of the work that I have been into this blog.

It’s almost like if someone told me how popular my blog would have been when I first started, I don’t think I would have believed it.

Back then I blogged for a year straight, and then I unintentionally took four years off. I was just thinking about my blog just before my birthday (last year), although I had some trouble with remembering my passwords, so it took me a few days to get everything situated. I am so happy I did.

My goal is to be a low key famous blogger, who writes books about all sorts of ideas and genres.

I love being able to help others, and provide others with advice. So being able to write out daily affirmations, and talk about the things I have learned with others, I think that will be extremely helpful.

Feel free to add any insight in the comments if you would like to add more to the ideas. I would love to hear from you.

After such a difficult year, we need more positive vibes to motivate and cheer us on. I like to think that our words have the power to heal to others, and that we shouldn’t be saying anything bad to others. We have the power to make people feel better about themselves. Always remember that.

Read This When You Are Angry

Hi y’all. Sorry I haven’t been around much. I have just been going through something the past few days. More on that later.

So, this was a letter I wrote for my boyfriend. The theme was these letters, sealed in an envelope. It says “Open when… You are Sad” Other emotions were when you are happy, when you need motivation, when you are bored, when you need motivation, etc. I had written ten different letters, because it was for our 10 months anniversary.

This is what I wrote for Anger. It include quotes from movies we like, and proverbs I like.

Dear: Boyfriend,

“Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming!” -Dory, Finding Nemo

“If you are pateient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” -Chinese Proverb

It’s okay to be mad every now and again. It’s HOW you handle it, that matters. When you’re mad, it’s important to not say something that you do not mean. It’s also important to respect people’s belongings, and feelings.

Allow yourself to be angry, no need to disguise it, or dismiss your feelings of anger. Next learn to sit with your anger. Don’t act on your anger, just sit and think about it. No need to rush your thoughts and or actions. Just sit. Take your time to feel this emotion – feel your heart beat, observe your breath. Meditate with your feelings. Decide you are not looking for a way to get even, or to gain power.

Look back on what kind of mood you were in before the situation (the one that got you mad). It may not have been the incident that is to blame. Ask yourself; “Why is this bothering me so much?” Is it really what someone else did, or are you feeling angry because of what you are interpreting their actions to mean? For example you get mad at someone for not listening, because you interpret it as this person not caring about you. Take a look at your actions. Look for all areas where you may be projecting your own traits onto someone else to get closer to the root of your feelings. Jot your feelings down in a journal. Let it all out.

Now that you’ve spent some time dealing with your anger, initiate a conversation with this person about what bothered you in a way without you expressing your anger in a rude or violent manner. The way to do that is by using; “I feel…” language. This way, you are not assuming this person did something intentionally, or that you come across as assuming something. Another phrase that is beneficial is “It seemed to me like…”. This helps you explain your understanding of the situation without assuming something of the other person. You are simply expressing how their actions make you feel so they have an understanding about how their actions impact you. Resist the urge to bring up other grievances, instead stick to the situation at hand, and discuss those at another time, if you still need to. Validate the person’s perspective. It is important to value the way they see the situation, too. Focus on creating a solution. If your goal is to get the other person to admit that they were wrong, you’re probably end up in a power struggle.

Learn from what you value. This situation taught you something useful about what you value in people. Learn what you need, maybe you needed that lesson, to improve a relationship. Learn from it, own it, act on it. Learn how to communicate clearly. This helps you to fully express yourself in a way for you to be honest. This also helps you to learn how you can improve your response to anger from escalating. Maybe you have learnt to put more space between your feelings, and responses. Next, reflect and learn what you’ll do differently in another situation.

And lastly, forgive. After the person has apologized, one way to finish the conversation is by saying. “I love you. I forgive you.”

“For ever minute you spend being angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”