It's that time of the year again when we start to get anxious to work in the yard, take longer walks, simply just get outside and smell the roses!
All of the leaves are beginning new growth and the buds are starting to sprout.
Catalogues and commercials are selling summer colors and beautiful summer dresses. I personally never, ever feel like wearing a dress until the weather becomes warm and summery.
June is the month that we all celebrate Father's Day.
To all those dad's out there......
HAPPY FATHER"S DAY!!!
Kids are getting ready for their school breaks and now we will have more things to plan and for sure more groceries to buy.
Its beach time and family picnic time and we all know what that means. It means tuck it in and get out the healthy low calorie recipes for the picnics.
Actually ladies there are so many very cute swim suits and summer dresses out now that are designed for us who have a bit more than we use to around the body. So fear not, take a few hours and browse through the new styles in the stores.
Instead of getting yourself all down in the dumps about your body image..buy a nice cover up outfit. Look for summery colors and even a new hair do will make you feel like you are ready for summer fun.
Keep your thoughts as light & as bright as the colors of summer!
AS I mentioned in my introduction summer is in the air and the social events are all geared around less clothing and more family gatherings and food!
So beware of those fast foods that we toss into the picnic baskets and also beware of the sun and the damage it does do to your skin.
Now that we are getting longer days of light and warmer nights...it is time to take advantage of it and walk a few extra steps.
Nothing feels better after dinner than a walk around a few blocks.
That does not mean that we forget about our daily exercises, that means that we take advantage of the day and add to our normal schedule. If you are bothered by your body image, the only way to cure that besides of course my suggestions on changing your negatives into positives is to also exercise off those few extra pounds that seem to make you want to hide away in the closet.
You all know that those bathing suits never seem to fit quite like they did last year and we always allow it to drag down our confidence. Let's get smarter and not just older !
Now that we have taken care of our food, our skin and our body image, lets talk about our inner selves for a bit.
Most all my thoughts that I share with you are directed towards positive thinking. Sometimes I feel like there is no end to explaining how to win the positive thinking battle.
Here is a list of how to overcome some of those emotional barriers:
Y ou can Improve your emotional life with these simple strategies.
-Make an effort to think positive: It is not the point of whether you feel positive now...make yourself think positive and I promise you that it will help you feel better, as well as others around you.
-Give religion a try: Even if you're into spirituality, try becoming more involved with religion to improve your emotional well-being.
-Stop taking things personally: It is not always directed at you: Try not to take everything so personally!
-SLEEP...SLEEP..:This is a mother natures cure-all!
-Take a walk on the wild side: Make it a point to step out of your comfort zone once in awhile. Try it...what have you got to loose?
-Clean out the old and bring in the new when we talk about clothing: I mentioned a blurb about the right fit in the first part of this letter..tailor what you just cannot replace and but things that will make you feel good about you!
-Hang out with the young at heart: Children see life through unfiltered eyes.Look at the world through a child's eyes and get inspired.
-Facials..pedicures and massages are a must in our life of stress and crazy busy schedules.:
-Celebrate your successes: When you've accomplished something, embrace that moment and feel good about it!
-Do you have a goal for today?? Why Not??
-Confidence is like wild fire. Make a decision to improve your self-confidence, and you'll feel better. Others will notice it, too.
-Remember the small stuff and be thankful for them.
-Cut yourself some slack: Avoid inventing your own impossible, stringent rules that you have to stick to-they'll only make you feel nervous and guilty.
-Let go of the past: Don't hold grudges-let go, and you'll free up emotional space.
-Don't be dramatic: Stop inflating small problems, or you'll make yourself more anxious than you need to be.
-Get to know your inner self: Let your emotions come out through art, writing, or other forms of expression.
-Who are you? Meditate: Take some time out every day to have an inner dialogue with yourself.
Self-esteem & feel Good Videos!
Here are few very positive videos to start off your day and your year with! Please click the links and enjoy!