My Perfect day

Have you ever thought to yourself ” What would my perfect day look like” if not It’s time to visualise and get creative. Our mind is so powerful and we can run wild with our imagination, it can almost feel like reality.

Today’s post is going to be an exercise, which I hope you’ll all will enjoy, participate in and share with your loved ones. I want you to think about what your perfect day would look like and visualise this, get a pen and paper and write whatever comes to mind. When you are thinking about this and making your notes, be as detailed as you can and think about your emotions.

Below are some suggestions of the things you can write down, but get creative and add as much as you life. IT’S YOUR PERFECT DAY !! 😊

MORNING

What time would you wake up

What country would you wake up in

What would the weather be like

What room would you wake up in

Who would you wake up next to you

What would be the first thing your do

What would you eat for breakfast

Who would prepare your breakfast

Where would you eat breakfast

What would you do after breakfast

DAYTIME / EVENING

What plans do you have throughout the day

What are you going to wear

How will you have your hair

Who are you with

How are your getting around throughout the day

NIGHT TIME

What time are you going to bed

Who are you going to bed with

Where are you going to sleep

What are you going to wear to bed

NEXT MORNING…….

You maybe thinking what’s the point of this exercise. The reasons why I recommended this as because, I wanted to install hope into your mind that you can achieve anything you want in your life, if your determined to make this happen. You are the master of you own life and you can create the lifestyle that you want if you just believe, think about all the emotions you experienced just writing down and visualising your perfect day. Now can you imagine if you created this lifestyle for yourself everyday, if you can believe it, imagine it you can achieve it.

Hard work pays off, YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF to smile and live your best life.

If you enjoyed this exercise let me know what emotions you felt and share with a friend❤️😊.

Peace and love x Shar

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How to get back up when you’ve been feeling down

Lately I’ve been feeling soo drained but my momentum is slowly building back up and I know I will get back to the place when I was feeling 100%. I feel motived to write this post because I feel like this is the current state that I am at in my life at the moment, so I’m writing from experience which I always do but this is fresh and based on how I’m feeling at this very moment.

Let’s make a start…There will be some days in our lives when we are feeling low and drained, especially if you are putting to much pressure on yourself or your feeling lost in your thoughts, ruminating about things. This post will hopefully help to encourage you to get yourself back up and start over again, regardless of what day it is or what no. attempt it is. It could be attempt 199 it doesn’t matter, what matter is that you try your best.

The first step in helping you to feel motivated which will help you find yourself again is, being able to identify what caused you to feel this way in the first place. Once you can Identify why this is, it will help you move a step further. Always pay attention to how your feeling and when you may have noticed a change in your behaviour, thoughts or feelings. There maybe many reasons why you began to feel low and that’s ok, nobody can judge you for this because we all have these moments, but take some time to identify why. Reflect back to the time when you wasn’t feeling how you are today and what you may have been doing differently. It may be years, months or even days when you noticed the change and that’s ok, identifying the cause (trigger) can help you move forward. In life we can all relapse or lapse, it’s normal it’s expected, don’t put to much pressure on yourself and take you time. You can only go as fast as you let yourself.

The second step once you’ve identified when, why, how you got to this place is working out where you want to be and how you can motivate yourself to get there. Below are 3 tips on what I believe may help you achieve this.

1. Write a letter to yourself

Writing a letter to yourself can make things seems more real and current, in this letter you can include where you are now and where you wan to be in the future. It’s ok if you don’t know how your going to get there, because tomorrow is not promised for anyone, but if you plant the seed for your tomorrow and have an idea of what you want you can water your seed and help it grow. Watering your seed helps Aline your plant with the reality that it will grow and flourish regardless of what it may look like now. Writing where you are now can help things sink in and help you gain clarity of your thoughts. You may find that your not in a good place now, but have an idea of where you want to be and this will encourage you. When writing this letter take your time, don’t rush and be patient with yourself. There is no right or wrong way to write a letter. Just write what comes to your heart and what feels good to you.

2. Write down some Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are my go to, when I need that extra boost to help encourage and motivate me. When writing your positive affirmations it can be helpful to start with I AM, so your confining it to yourself and speaking it into existence. Positive affirmations should be statements that help uplift you and encourage you.

3.Write down your Goals

For me I believe that writing down goals helps give you a senses of direction or where you want to go and what you hope to achieve in your life. Goals help give structure to your lifestyle and most importantly help you learn more about yourself.

I hope you have enjoyed reading these 3 steps as they have helped me, when I’ve been feeling down and hope that it can also do the same for you. I hope that this post has inspired you to feel motivated and encouraged when you may be feeling down. If you have any ideas that you want to share with me leave a comment below. Thanks for reading Shar x

Stop Judging others and be Kind to their Minds

The world would be a much better place if people learn to stop judging others for their individual differences. There are millions of people on this earth from different walks of life, been brought up differently, taught different things and exposed to different events and situations that make them the persons they at today and add to their story.

Within today’s society, it feel like it’s become the norm to criticise and stigmatised people when they are low and vulnerable, then wonder why suicide rates are high or why Mental Health problems are constantly on the rise. Sometimes it’s not about the problem but how we treat the individual with the problem. Learning from others is the best way to make progress and find solutions for ongoing situations. When you judge others you make the problem worse, for them instead and that’s telling them that you don’t care.

We need to learn to accept people for how they are and not judge them, based on the chapter of their life you walked in. The year 2015 was one of my worst years of my life and if you meet me then, I most definitely not have been the person I am today.

So this post is a gentle reminder for people to think before they judge others or have something to say about another persons life. Your judgement can be damaging for a person and could be the final straw for them, so be kind to other people’s mind and spread love and happiness.

Thanks for reading and if your one of those people who judge others think before you speak and ask yourself would you like to be judge in this way.

Spread love and Happiness. Shar x

Therapist Diary – 05 – Music is my Therapy

Music has always been my therapy, when I feel low or not quite in the mood when I play some music (slow Jamz) and this helps uplift my mood. Now some people may think that slow Jamz are sad and emotional and yes some songs are but for me I feel like these songs make me happier (not sure how the artist will feel about this). The reason why music is my go to and very therapeutic for me is because throughout my childhood music was always played in my household. I grew up on music and music was always associated with happiness, love, laughter and celebrations (so disappointed that I cant sing).

One thing I would love to get into and most likely will when I have enough time would be Music Therapy. I would love to be able to help inspires someone through sound. Also that just reminds me that, there are other types of music that Jealous me therapeutical not only slow Jamz but classical music. This type of music helps me feel soo calm, this particularly works when I’m in my car, when something on the road is irritated me or has annoyed me. I definitely believe that music has the ability to change people’s Mental Wellbeing and I would love to know more about this.

In life It’s so important to find something that helps keep you sane, particularly when your feeling low or need to have some time with yourself. I hope that you all have something that helps you therapeutical when you feeling down or lost.

Thank you for reading this post, I would love to hear some of you lots therapeutic healing treats for yourself. Shar x

It’s ok to ask for Help

You are Strong, Brave, Ambitious, Courageous and Beautiful. When times get hard, remember that you do not have to suffer in silence and isolate yourself.

In life it is ok to ask for help, or to admit to yourself or to anyone else, that you are struggling or you cannot cope with things in life at the moment. Many people have days of feeling when their feeling stressed or unable to cope. Being honest about how you feel, does not make you a weak person, because it takes strength to be honest when you are feeling vulnerable and admit when your finding life challenging.

Mental health difficulties may impact on your daily functioning and sometimes you may feel like, you can’t manage and cope alone and its ok to say you need help. In life you are not going to know and have the answers to everything and there are people in this world who will know some of the answers to the things you may not know or need help with. We are a community and a culture (smiles) and we are here to help each other. If you notice that you are struggling with anything in your life mentally or physically never feel ashamed to say “Can you help me please” because it’s by seeking help that you are able to grow within yourself and potentially help others. We all have knowledge and skills worth sharing.

Positive Word Search

n s c h n g c r y b
v u a w e s o m e e
h o j m l g h j s a
s i h g I f t e d u
a t t f d g y j b t
r i d l o v e g l i
n b d b v f x i e f
a m u q d u g k s u
h a p p i n e s s l
d f v x m n n t e g
s w e e t y u r d b
e a c x h g i o f d
h k i n d w n n k l
s x r h b o e g a w
g h f e t u i k i y
g q t c a r i n g u

Love                                  Caring

Happiness                           Funny

Strong                                   Awesome

Beautiful                              genuine

Be well                                 sweet

Kind                                       gifted

Funny                                   blessed

Ambitious

Good luck and let me know how many words you find x Shar

Finding Peace of Mind

Finding peace of Mind can sometimes feel like the hardest thing to do particularly when the world around you is so busy. When your head is filled with so many thoughts, your head is spinning and you can’t think straight, trying to find peace can feel so overwhelming.

You may notice that even if you try to find peace of mind, with all that’s gong on around you, you may start to have second thoughts, begin to second guess yourself or start becoming worried and anxious about the next steps in order to achieve this. If this is you, try to challenge these thoughts by saying something positive to yourself like “I can do this, I owe it to myself.”

Finding peace of mind can simply be having some time alone by yourself, just sitting down in the bath relaxing in silence or sitting alone in bed with some candles and peaceful music. Finding peace of mind can also be engaging in an activity, doing something that puts your mind and body at rest. This can simply be going for a walk, doing some exercise, yoga or even dancing to your favourite music playlist. Whatever it is that you find to help you have peace of mind, ensure that it is something that makes you smile and feel happy at all times. Finding peace means something that is therapeutic to your mind, body and soul.

Here are some tips of how you can find peace of Mind

1. Think about any hobbies or interest that you enjoy doing, try to get back into doing these.

2. Think about how these hobbies or interest make you feel.

3. Try and see if you can schedule one of these activities in your day to day life even if it’s for 10 minutes.

If you find that your can’t think of any of the above

1. Try and find something you’ve never done before and give it a try.

2. Step out of your comfort zone

3. Do a little research to help gain some clarity.

I hope that some of these steps will help you in finding peace of Mind, if you are struggling in this area. Give this a try and let me know how it goes. I would love to know how you got. Better yet if you like share some of your ideas that help you find peace of Mind already. Shar x