The Lowest Point in my Life

The lowest point in my life: A journal prompt

I’m doing a bit of a heavy prompt today. I’m going to be talking about one the lowest points in my life yet.

It all started when I first began high school. I never had many friends before this point and I was confused and trying to find myself. While doing so I ended up mixing up within the wrong crowd.

I met my first best friend there within the first few days. At first I was excited, I never thought I could have so much in common with someone. This made me so happy. And because I never had many friends, I got ahead of myself very quickly.

Soon after meeting her, I found out a lot. She was living in a rough situation, emotionally abusive parents, she also self harmed and did quite a bit of drugs.

At this time, I did whatever I could to fit in with her. She continued to introduce me to people who were a lot like her. I fell right into all of their bad habits.

They convinced me to not care about myself or simply anything because “fuck the world”. (Sorry for cursing.) I became irritable all the time and treated my parents horribly. I stopped doing most of my school work and ditched school often.

At this time, I also started regular self harm around this time as well. I was very depressed and I was treating myself through drugs, influences, and self harm. I didn’t know any other way of coping.

At this time I was getting help as well, hospitalization was also considered at times. But I had a lot of trouble accepting this help.

Towards the end of the school year thing slowly began to improve in my life.

I started to realize what was happening to me. I also made some good friends, who are still my friends today. These friends told me that I was hanging out with the wrong crowd and that I deserved to be happy. They actually made me feel loved and cared about.Randomly, my friend who was the bad influence stopped talking to me. This was after she started dating a girl who didn’t like me very much. I remember being depressed and feeling betrayed over this. For a while I thought she was a true friend. I tried to talk to her several times, only to be ignored.

My friends started showing me screenshots of her talking behind my back. That was the deal breaker for me. I realized how awful my friends were to me at times. Then I realized I deserved better.

I dumped all my bad friends and bad habits and started working on myself to get better. 

From there my growth was slow but now my life is so much better than what it was. I’m grateful for the friends and the family that have helped me grow and change.

I just want to say I’m in much better place now. And the friend who I originally met in my freshman year is also in a much better place. I’m so grateful to be where I am right now. I also want to thank everyone reading for the support you all have given.

Contact me here if you having any feedback or questions. You can also leave a comment if you’d like 🙂

Much love,

Rosie

 

What are 3 Things I do even though they don’t benefit me?

Hi everyone! I first want to apologize for the inactivity on my blog. I’ve been super sick and completely unmotivated because of it. I also had to travel out of state for a day with a friend, which was fun, but because I was sick I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have if I was feeling okay. I’m feeling a bit better today so here I am to share a journal prompt with you all!!

What are 3 things I keep doing even though they don’t benefit me?

1. Eating junk foods

I think that eating unhealthy foods definitely deserves to be number one on this list. Of course it’s okay to occasionally treat yourself, but eating junk foods on a regular basis is not good. Unhealthy foods only give me temporary satisfaction. But at the end of the day they just make me feel like crap.

My eating habits have been something I’ve been working on for a while, but I have been getting a lot better at eating more nutritious food as of recently. I’m working on eating out less often and only shopping for healthy food. So far so good!

2. Sleeping in really late

I have a huge oversleeping issue. Sometimes I can control it and other times I’m just too lazy to get out of bed. Even when I should. I love to sleep a lot, but at the end of the day I just feel like it wasted time and I end up overtired from sleeping for over 9 hours.

Recently I started to work less in my room and near my bed and only associate my bed with sleep.  I was a little doubtful as first, but It’s honestly helped a lot.

4. Procrastination

I feel like everyone has this issue. But sometimes it’s worse than it should be. I typically procrastinate because of boredom, and then I end up not getting stuff done. My phone has become my worst enemy when its time to get stuff done. And simply the Internet in general.

I usually try to keep my phone and laptop out of eyesight when working on something. When I’m working on the computer I have to try extra hard not to press the ‘new tab’ button.

 

Most of the things on this list I noticed are stuff that gives me temporary satisfaction. But in the long run they end up bring me down. So I’ve realized that I need to think more of the long term effects of things whenever I’m about to do something that isn’t so good.

I hope this article was helpful! Honestly it was helpful for me to right this since I realized somethings about my long term goals.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you guys liked this prompt!

Much love,

Rosie

Successes and Fails and Dealing with them

Talking about both successes and fails can be kind of a vague topic, but I’m going to try to dive deep and see what’s behind both my successes and my fails. Is it motivation? my mood? Or just pure luck?

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Honestly I’m not sure, but I’d like to share to try to motivate everyone out there

I think my biggest success was actually getting out there and starting this blog. I never thought I’d become a writer for a blog, or of any kind for that matter. But here I am writing this post. My 2 biggest fears with starting a blog were, simply failing, or getting judged. I think in my short time blogging, I’ve experienced both, but only on the side of motivation, happiness, and support. Of course I’ve tried writing a post and completely couldn’t do it, or someone has said to me “You have a blog?….why..?”

I’m hesitant to share my posts sometimes, I’m afraid that I’ll be judged. Overtime I’ve learned that most people, if they are true friends of yours, will support you and cheer you on through your journey as a blogger, whether that be big or small.

Another success of mine is learning to be myself. I’ve always have some trouble with this throughout my life. I was bullied as a child, at school and at home. This basically taught me to contain myself in a bottle without causing a bother to anyone around me.

I didn’t learn to express myself until recently. At the time I was fed up and finally moving into a new environment with new people, so I let loose. I went a little crazy at first but soon I got myself together and I found out who I really was inside and what I wanted to make of myself.

If I put all my successes to the side, then I have my fails.

Which honestly are all very little things that somehow manage to bother me throughout the day. Such as saying something embarrassing, or writing a not so great blog post. They aren’t super serious issues but I feel like they add up.

Dealing with the little things can be hard. I’ve learned how to overcome little embarrassments.

The best advice I’ve given myself, which I’ve mentioned in past posts, was that what happens today won’t matter in 10 years. Or possibly even in 2 weeks. I pretty much live by this advice. I seem to embarrass myself quite a lot at times or mess up in tiny ways at work and such. Once I began to realize how after some time these things didn’t matter, I saw an improvement.

I’m proud of myself, how I’ve grown and where I’m going. The biggest thing I’ve realized through my fails and successes was that everything is a learning experience.

I know that we only live once and everything I’ve done, I have learned something. I wouldn’t trad that for anything

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Feel free to Contact me or leave a comment!

Much love,

Rosie

Top 5 best Articles on Overcoming Mental Illness

download.jpgDo you need a motivation or pick me up? I’ve been searching around the internet for article about overcoming mental illness. I usually like to read these type of stories when I’m feeling a bit down. So I’ve put together my 5 personal favorites and I’m excited to share them. These stories are both motivating and powerful and I hope that you guys enjoy reading them.

  1. Right here is an older story about how a man dealt with his schizophrenia, even though its older it still has the same inpact reading it. Maurizio Baldini’s story

  2. This is a great success story. This person talks about how reaching out to PHS gave them much support. Success story

  3. I love this story. It’s about a family member who should have reached for help. It’s kind of a sad one, but holds a very valuable and strong meaning. Dans story

  4. This short story is on the same website as the last, but very different. They use an accurate metaphor to describe their depression and anxiety. Steph’s story

  5. This blog post is about celebrities who have overcame their mental illness. I think it’s especially important to read celebrity stories because they try to portray their lives as being so perfect, but in reality, just like everyone else, they are people too. Celebrity Stories

 

I hope that you all enjoyed these short stories. I’m sorry for this article being a bit short, I’m dealing with some computer issues so I had to be a bit quick! But be sure to stay tuned for my journal prompt on Tuesday!

Feel free to contact me Here! And leave any comments or feedback that you wish!

Sending much love to you all,

Love,
Rosie

20 Free Self Care Tips to use Right Now!

2960305500_055085cd28_zSelf Care is very important. I learned about self care and ways to positively release stress about a year ago. (I know, took me long enough). Since then I’ve been making huge efforts to take care of myself for my mental well-being.

Taking a few minutes out of your day to take care of yourself will help you focus more on you, feel better and more connected to yourself. Always try to put yourself on the top of your priority list. (This is also something I’m working on).

Here are my 20 free tips for self care so you can be the healthiest you! You can take off or add whatever you’d like to this list to make it your own!

1. Get up. Great ready- Getting out of bed may be hard but getting up and getting ready for the day will feel great.

2. Go out for a walk- Get some fresh air. Go to a nice neighborhood and take a stroll!

3. Read a book- I love reading! It’s one of my favorite hobbies!

4. Color- I actually have like five-ish coloring books!

5. Netflix and chill- Not in the dirty way! Like literal Netflix and chilling!

6. Write-  I write down legit everything. Filling up notebooks like crazy!

7. Watch some childhood favorite movies- Remember all those Disney movies you used to love? Look some up!

8. Cook something “fancy” with only what you have in your kitchen right now.

9. Sit in the grass outside- Be mindful and pay attention to whats around you and get some fresh air.

10. Organize something in your house!– My close is my current project!

11. Count your blessings- Make a list of everything you are grateful for!

12. Set some goals- Try to complete some of the goals that you can today!

13. Make some art- It doesn’t even have to be good art!

14. If you have pets, spend some time with them- I’m writing this with a foster kitten on my lap right now!

15. Make a healthy diet plan- Thinking of doing a blog post on this too, what do you guys think?

16. Watch the clouds! 

17. Invite a friend over- Find some good company to chill out with.

18. Read motivational stories about how other overcame mental illness!

19. Write a list of everything you love about yourself!

20. Take some time off social media- Social media can be toxic at times with all the drama and scary, controversial news. So sometimes it’s best to take a break from all that.

I hope you guys find these helpful. Make your own list of self care tips at home if you can! Feel free to use any of these.

If you are feeling as if you are in a crisis and need immediate help, please call the suicide hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or consult your therapist. I promise you things will get better.

Thank you for reading this! Feel free to leave feedback or contact me!

Love,

Rosie

 

Don’t let anyone ruin your day!

7695374602_85bfeeb7f4Something that may be hard
to see is the fact that you have the choice to not let others ruin your day. It’s different to ignore the negative minds of others, especially when they are someone who you are close too.

We all know people who are like this. They simply are just negative and they put all of their bad thoughts onto other people. Sometimes on purpose, and other times they don’t even realize what they are doing. They could just be having a bad day, so they are acting out on their emotions.

But you could be having a great day. And all those little negative comments could slowly ruin your day, to the point where you are miserable. Why does this happen? How can we prevent situations like this?

When you are feeling like someone is bringing you down,

  • You can just tell them kindly something along the lines of: “I’m sorry you feel this way, But I disagree.”
  • you can just walk away.
  • If they are a friend of yours, or someone who you really care about, you could ask them whats wrong and see if you could help. That would be a win-win for both of you!!

But if they do not deserve your time, then don’t give it to them.

Remember if you feel someone negatively affecting you, stop and think about it. Think about whether or not its even worth getting upset over. And remember how you felt before they made any comments. You should never let someone else ruin your mood. Always make yourself your number one priority. download

These people are having their own issues that they have to deal with. You do not deserve to carry their burdens. They arent going to become your problem if you don’t let them become your problem.

Life has it’s up’s and downs. There will be many days and many people like this that you will come across. Once you get into the habit of not letting others bring you down, and you take full control of all your emotions. You will feel so much greater. Your days will be fabulous!

Right now, you should make a promise to yourself to not let any negative people ruin your day. Start off your days with this mindset and things will get better. It can be hard at first, but the effort is always worth it.

“You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.”
Joel Osteen

If  you guys want to read an article on negative thoughts, which kind of goes hand in hand with this post, check it out HERE!!

Thank you so much for reading!! I Hope you guys enjoyed. You can leave any feedback that you have in the comments or you can contact me here:)

Thank you! Love,
Rosie

P.S. Have an amazing day!

 

Journal Prompt: When do you feel most connected to yourself?

SO, here is my third journal prompt! trying to get the hang of writing once every week 🙂journal

But I really like this prompt, it’s something that makes me happy to think and write about. I hope you guys feel the same way about it, and are able to use the prompt in your own writing/journal

when do you feel most connected to yourself?

I feel the most connected to myself when I’m working with and help animals. They are my life, my passion, my world.

I believe it’s very important to feel connected to yourself. But I didn’t really think much of it before I found my passion. I was 15 and planning to drop out of high school when I started volunteering at an animal shelter. That opportunity opened a new set of doors for me.

I don’t know where I would be right now if I never realized how much I love working with animals. Especially cats. Now I foster, and work with several organizations to rescue pets!

I’ve found that I have a deep connection with all of the cats I work with. (You can call me a crazy cat lady all you want!) But this has become my motivation to keep going in life, even when things are rough. I always have something to look forward too everyday.

This is when I feel most connected to myself, when I’m doing what I love.

I love what I do and I plan to keep doing this for the rest of my life.

I’m curious to know when you guys feel most connected to yourselves.I would love to hear some responses! If you are unsure, finding your passion might just be the answer.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Feel free to leave feedback or contact me Here.

Love,

Rosie

8 Simple Poems to Brighten your Day

Poetry is beautiful, right? I think everyone could agree. Lately I’ve been looking up quitesimple poems.png a bit of poetry on pinterest and other sites and I have a few that I like more than others. These 8 simple poems will surely make your day better!

1. Love is better than hate – Poppy Coke

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,
love is better than hate.

Life’s too short to waste opportunities
you have the chance to take.

One day you could be alive and the next you could be dead,
so keep your head held high with a big smile on your face!” -Poppy coke

 2. Life is beautiful – Andy Cave

“A flower blossoms as a bird sings its song
life is beautiful but it doesn’t last long,
so enjoy it while it’s here, don’t wait till it’s gone
or you might miss the flowers and the birds lovely songs” -Andy cave

 3. The Butterfly – Rich Hunter

“The butterfly is a thing to behold,
with colors more beautiful than gold.Flying hour by hour,
going from flower to flower.Oh, how I enjoy your beauty butterfly,
as I sit and watch you flutter by.” -Rich Hunter

4. Never look Back – Christina Renee Donnal

“Never look back at your past,
The past is the past,
and nothing at last,

Look into the future,
for what you might see,
is you and me forever.” – Christina Renee Donnal

5. Happiness – Sri Chinmoy

“The mind chases happiness.
The heart creates happiness.

The soul is happiness
And it spreads happiness
All-where.” – Sri Chinmoy

6. A Word to Husbands – Ogden Nash

“To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,

Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.” -Ogden Nash

7. Risk – Anais Nin

“And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.” – Anais Nin

8. I love you – (Author Unknown)

 What is a flower without the sun?
What is the earth without the sky?
What is life without fun?
What am I without you?
This is why I tell you,
I love you.

I hope everyone has enjoyed reading these simpl poems, and I hope some of them offered a mood boost! Thank you so much for reading! Feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback you may have!- Rosie

 

Grateful For 50 Things : A Journal Prompt of The Week

First and foremost I just wanted to tell everyone I’ve recently decided to start posting weekly journal prompts to my blog.  By doing this I hope to not only give you guys a journal prompt that you can do on your own, but also answer the journal prompt on my own as well. My hopes are that this will give you guys an opportunity to take the ideas for a journal as well as being able to get to know me. Today I want to write about the things that I am grateful for today, and I want to see for myself if I can come up with at least 50, so without further adieu…

Here are the things I’m grateful for:

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  1. Family and friends who are always there
  2. My job
  3. This blog, and its reader
  4. Being able to do what I love
  5. Having a roof over my head
  6. My education
  7. All the great people I’ve met over the years
  8. The animal shelter I volunteer at
  9. Every amazing book I’ve ever read
  10. My car
  11. Being healthy
  12. The internet
  13. Cats and Animals
  14. Money!!
  15. My mom being my best friend
  16. Good food!
  17. Traveling
  18. Hugs and cuddles
  19. Fresh and clean water!!
  20. Being able to go for long walks
  21. The Gym
  22. Clothes and fashion
  23. My cell phone and Phone service
  24. Being able to document moments by taking photos
  25. Indian food!
  26. Movies!
  27. Going out to eat
  28. Being able to see, smell, and hear/ use all my senses
  29. Thrift stores
  30. Free samples
  31. Coloring
  32. A good nights sleep
  33. Summer and spring weather
  34. Being generious
  35. Having fun
  36. Going to the beach
  37. Trees and flowers
  38. Emotions
  39. The mistakes I’ve made that taught me how to grow
  40. Cooking!
  41. Where I live
  42. My support system
  43. Colors of the rainbow
  44. Things that smell nice
  45. Smoothies!
  46. Hiking!
  47. Sitting by a warm fire at night
  48. Music
  49. Clean Laundry

Finally,

50. Being able to have gratitude!

It can be a little hard to find what you are grateful for, but once you get going you realize all the things in your life that you have that you might have originally taken for granted! For further posts about looking at the glass half full check out my article on 10 simple ways to boost your self-esteemLastly, and as always, thank you so much for reading; consider leaving a question, comment, or critique in the comments section.

With much love in my heart,

Rosie

Self Esteem: 10 Simple Ways to Improve the Tarnished Ego

Low self esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

Issues with self esteem is something we all struggle with at some point in out lives. Boosting your self esteem can greatly improve you life all around and is essential to  be successful at finding peace and happiness. If you regularly use these tips, you will definently see a huge difference

1. Focus on the good people in your life-

Remember they love you. Try to cut out all the toxic relationships you may have, they only make things worse.

“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.”

-John Mark Green

2. Don’t dwell on past mistakes/regrets-

Everyone does something that they shouldn’t have at some point in their lives. Don’t worry or beat yourself up over those mistakes. Learn to let go and grow from them.

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

– Oscar Wilde

3. Count all your blessings-

Remember to count all your blessings, both big and small.     

“Count your blessings to fill your life with bliss.”

– Debasish Mridha

4. Self Talk-

When you are thinking negatively, it’s important to shut your inner critic up. Remind yourself whats true and reasonable and whats not. I wrote and article on this here

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”

– Hans Selye

5. Accomplish goals-

Set reasonable goals for yourself that you are able to accomplish. Getting stuff done will always make you feel good. 🙂

“Accomplish something every day of your life.”

– Walter Annenberg

6. Eating healthy and exercising-Self Esteem by letting go of the things that weigh us down

There are many studies showing how taking good care if your body can improve self esteem. And speaking from experience, I definitely agree. 

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

– Jim Rohn

7. Be kind to yourself and others-

When being kind to others you will start to be kind to yourself. Seeing how happy people become when you are kind to them will definitely brighten your day. 

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

– Dalai Lama

8. Do not compare yourself to others-

This is super important and essential to finding peace and happiness in life. Everyone is struggling with their own problems. Focus on loving yourself. You are your number 1 priority. 

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

9. Do what makes you happy-

Follow your passion. Don’t ever worry about what others what you to do, this is something I struggled with for a long time. Just do you. 

“You’ll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions.”

– Jay Weatherill

10. Smile-

It’s super easy and simple. Almost too simple. But smiling makes us happy by sending off chemical reaction and releasing endorphin’s into your brain which will surely increase your mood.  

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.”

– John Ray

Remember, having amazing self esteem doesn’t happen overnight, so don’t get down on yourself for not improving quickly. Just try to use these in yourself daily life and stay optimistic. Be patient and show yourself love.

Much love,

Rosie <3