Dancing Can Change Your Mindset

August 30, 2018




Have you been stuck in a rut? Can seem to stop being so negative and everything out to get ya?

Yeah, me too.

Maybe it's all the mercury retrogrades that have been going on, maybe it's just life. Either way, it sucks we when are down for so long doesn't it?  It seems as if the more we give into the negative feelings, negative thoughts, negative actions the more of those type of things are around us. That is why I am such a huge believer and Law of Attraction. Now, before you get all bippity boppy on me, I don't think you can just wish stuff into existance. No no, you must work for it. However, mindset is a huge factor into getting what you want.

How do I know this? Because I have tested it. I spent one week just drilling myself into negative thoughts after thoughts. Guess what, that whole week I had terrible luck. The next week full of positive affirmations and a positive outlook-let's just say that week when so much better!

But how does one pull themselves out of the negative cycle? How do we break the chain and get the positive vibes flowing?

The best way I have found is by dance.

Yeap, that's right. Dance.

I'm not saying you have to be great at it AT ALL. Believe me, I am not a dancer that would dare show off my skills in the light outside my own house. However, I love music. Mainly 90's hip hop, but hey we all have our preferences right.

I have noticed that listening to music itself can completely change my day. I can cry to music, scream out my frustrations, and just simply sing along. That can help change the mindset alone. If you add dance to it though, it is pure magic!


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Who here has seen Grey's Anatomy? You know were Meredith always wants to dance out her problems when she is upset? I used to laugh at the idea back when I first watched the show, long before I stumbled upon mindset changes and what have you. The truth is. It is so absolutely correct. It may look silly, you may feel silly but after you've gave it all you've got- you will feel better.

It may start with tears and screams, but by the time you're done all the pent up emotion that you have been repressing will have had an escape! Dancing helps get you up and moving, the blood circulating and the vibes climbing. Sitting still for to long isn't good for you and dancing is a great way to break out of that mindset.

Have you ever tried dancing to make yourself feel better? How do you change your mindset?











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Self Care is Not Selfish

August 23, 2018



I recently watched a video of someone declaring that self care and self love was a reason to be selfish. The feelings that washed over me while watching it was absolutely awful. SELF CARE IS NOT SELFISH.

Now, are there some people who probably use it to be selfish, sure... but there are also people who use the Bible for their own gains, and people who use charities in terrible ways too. You will always have that.

You can not take care of others, if your personal needs are not met. Believe me, I know. I've tried. I am a mom. My children, husband, and close family always get put before me in my "taken care of" line in my mind. That means I will go months on end at times, without taking a single break for myself. I will bend over backwards to be at appointments, making sure they are happy, and doing everything they need before I even consider doing something for myself. And do you know what happens when I do this. I GET BURNT OUT.

That's right, I'm not wonderwoman. I will find myself in a fit of anxiety that oils, medication, food nothing can fix. I will find myself losing sleep to help do what needs to be done for others. I find myself getting irritated at the kids for no real reason. I become hateful and the person that I don't like to be.

All because I didn't take time for myself.

I have found that when I do take care of myself, maybe 10-15 minutes of a facial mask, getting my nails done, or simply going to the gym I feel my cup back up and I am ready to help fill others.

You MUST take care of yourself before you can take care of others. Even on planes when they go over the safety precautions, you put your mask on before helping others.So you must take care of yourself if you plan to help others.

This may mean bi-weekly trips alone to get a massage, facial, the gym. It may also be just a quick 30 minute trip alone to your coffee shop of choice and drinking a beverage doing nothing. Whatever it is that makes you feel more you, is what you need to be doing.

Don't let anyone try to tell you that you are being selfish because you asked for a few moments alone. As a mom, I know people who have felt bad for asking for help or asking for a break. You can't do that. You want to be the best mom you can be, then take care of yourself.

You do what you need to do to be a better human.
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