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I want to be better prepared!

Hey girl hey! So, as I'm sitting here binge watching all these shows (you know the ones I've been missing cause work was keeping me sooooo busy) I had an epiphany, if I keep snacking I'm gonna be mad at myself later.

I'm over here snacking like I still have the same metabolism as I did as a teenager!Ummm no ma'am that's definitely not the case. But, then on the flip side, I feel like the STRESS from social distancing is encouraging me to eat more chips and brownies than normal. I had to start telling myself, "girl, you better be thinking about that waistline". Lol, cause like I said, when the summer hits we will definitely be fighting to participate in any and all vacation type activities!

I decided I have to find other activities, beside binge watching these juicy shows, lol (yes, y'all know they are very entertaining). So, I pulled out my new journal (you gotta get you one and they cute too), and I started tentatively planning the rest of the year. I don't know exactly what the future holds, but after being forced to stop life as we know it, from now on I want to make sure I'm using all my time wisely. Truth is I know I could do a lil better with my time management, especially since I see how easily life can change at the snap of a finger. Work is important but it's a must to find a better work/life balance.

Even if you are not apart of the pandemic layoffs and still working, you need to find a stress reliever, other than going on that shiny special isle in the supermarket. Lol, yes, apparently those spirits are essential too! So take a moment and start to look at those other streams of income. At least three other things besides your main 9-5. All this pandemic business has me thinking about what is considered "essential" cause the next time this happens (and it will happen again) I want to be better prepared!

Journal to Remember

Research shows that journaling can reduce stress by helping one get rid of negative thoughts! Thoughts can be regenerated, but in the short-term, the symbolic act of throwing them away does help with clearing negative thoughts from you mind, which will help you feel better and problem solve more effectively. Here are a few other ways journaling can help:

  • Journaling serves as an escape or emotional release and forces you to check out on everything else and focus on you.

  • Journaling can reduce #stress by helping one get rid of negative #thoughts.

  • Journaling has been shown to improve physical #health.

There are no rules when it comes to starting or maintaining a #journal. It's important to find a routine that works for you, whether it's once a day, once a week or once a month. Journaling is most effective when done consistently.

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