The Ultimate Guide to Emotional Healing

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Emotional Healing Process

Healing is a natural process that our body undergoes to repair and recover from physical, emotional, and mental injuries. Although it is a natural process, it can be a complex and time-consuming journey, and sometimes, we may need a little help to understand it better. In this blog post, we will explore the different aspects of the healing process, including physical, emotional, and mental healing, and provide tips on how to speed up and enhance the process.

We’re going to dive in the Emotional Healing Process. It’s important to remember that no two people’s healing process is a like. There is no timeline. There are no rules. You heal how it is best for you to heal and you go at your own pace, it can be a lengthy process or if can be short lived. Regardless, going through your own healing process after an emotional event is necessary for overcoming and stepping into the next version of yourself.

What is Emotional Healing

Emotional healing refers to the process of overcoming emotional pain and trauma, such as grief, loss, and abuse. Emotional healing can be a long and difficult journey, but it is essential for our overall well-being and happiness.

Emotional Healing can be needed after traumatic events, not limited to :

  • A loss of a loved one
  • A break up, divorce
  • Losing a job
  • Losing a pet
  • Childhood Trauma

Embarking on an emotional healing journey is difficult, but can be one of the most powerful experiences you take part in. The first step of emotional healing is to always…

Understand the Root Cause of Your Emotional Pain

The first step in emotional healing is to understand the root cause of your emotional pain. This could be the result of a traumatic event, such as a death or divorce, or it could be the result of ongoing stress or anxiety. Understanding the root cause of your emotional pain can help you identify patterns and develop coping strategies that can support your healing journey.

It’s important to understand the root cause of the emotional pain. In order to truly heal emotionally you must be able to identify the emotions and where the pain is stemming from. Diving deep into the cause, say a break up – you may be suffering from feeling rejected, or fear of being alone, or even stepping into some waves of depression.

Feel Each Emotion

Emotional healing is a journey that requires facing and processing our emotions. Whether we’re dealing with grief, loss, abuse, or depression, it’s essential to allow ourselves to feel and express our emotions in a healthy and safe way.

Suppressing or avoiding our emotions can prolong our healing process and lead to further emotional distress. Allowing ourselves to feel and express our emotions can help us process and release them, reducing their intensity and helping us to heal. When we face our emotions and work through them, we can better understand our feelings, develop coping strategies, and find closure.

Here are Some Tips for Feeling Emotions Safely and Effectively :

  1. Create a Safe Space – Choose a safe environment where you feel comfortable and free to express your emotions. This could be with a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional.
  2. Practice Self-Compassion – Be kind and gentle with yourself. Remember that your emotions are valid and that healing takes time.
  3. Use Healthy Outlets – Find healthy outlets for your emotions, such as writing in a journal, practicing mindfulness, or engaging in physical activity.
  4. Allow Yourself to Cry – Crying can be a powerful release for pent-up emotions. Don’t be afraid to let yourself cry.
  5. Seek Professional Help – If you’re struggling to process your emotions, consider seeking the help of a mental health professional. They can provide you with coping strategies and support during your healing journey.

Seek Support : From Family, Friends, and Even Professionals

Friends and Family are our rocks when it comes to emotional healing. Whether it be late night phone calls or bum-sessions that take our minds off of what is happening around us. In a time of emotional healing, family and friends can be a backbone that keep us moving forward. Surrounding yourself with people who make you feel supported, strong, and most importantly validate your emotions is imperative during the emotional healing process. There is no better time to embrace and lean on your friends and family. They will always love you and support and be in your corner for however long you need.

Sometimes family and friends can help us come back to our neutral state, but other times it may be best to seek help from a professional. If emotional healing on your own is weighing you down, you can 100% find the support you need from a professional. Accepting help from a professional may seem scary, and sometime you may not even think that is is necessary or that you deserve it. I am here to tell you that receiving support however you need during the emotional healing process is acceptable and deserved.

Here are some reasons why seeking up from a professional while you are healing emotionally can help:

Expertise and Training

Mental health professionals have the expertise and training to help you understand and work through your emotions. They can provide you with coping strategies and support during your healing journey and help you identify underlying issues that may be contributing to your emotional pain.

Neutral and Non-Judgmental Support

Mental health professionals provide a neutral and non-judgmental environment where you can safely express your feelings and emotions. This can be a crucial aspect of the healing process, especially if you have difficulty talking about your emotions with family or friends.

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

If you’re struggling with an underlying mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, a mental health professional can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to help you manage your symptoms and promote emotional healing.

Personalized Support

Mental health professionals can provide personalized support tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. They can help you develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and needs and provide ongoing support as you work through your emotions.

Short-Term and Long-Term Benefits

Seeking professional help can provide both short-term and long-term benefits. It can help you manage your emotions in the moment and provide you with the tools and support you need to make a full recovery and find lasting peace and happiness.

If you are looking for a some professional support during emotional healing, here are some steps you can take to identify who may be the best person to help. There are specialists for all types of healing, there will absolutely be someone out there to help you too.

  1. Research – Research different types of mental health professionals and their areas of expertise to find one that is right for you.
  2. Ask for Referrals – Ask friends, family, or your primary care doctor for referrals to mental health professionals they trust and recommend.
  3. Check Credentials – Verify the credentials of any mental health professional you’re considering, including their education, training, and licensing.
  4. Schedule a Consultation – Schedule a consultation with a mental health professional to discuss your needs and determine if they’re the right fit for you.

Immerse Yourself in Self Care and Self Love

Once you have experienced your emotions and sought out support, you need to give back to yourself. Whatever space was left from the pain or event needs to be filled and it is important to fill that space you love for yourself! Engage in activities that bring you joy, such as exercise, reading, or spending time with loved ones, and practice self-reflection, such as journaling or meditating, to understand your emotions and identify patterns that may be contributing to your emotional pain.

Self Care is a vital part of the emotional healing journey. It is when we start to get back to our normal routines and feel like ourselves again. Self Care allows us to immerse ourselves in love and spend time doing what you truly want to do.

Here are 8 reasons why Self Care is a needed in the emotional healing process :

Improved Self-Esteem

When you love and accept yourself, your self-esteem improves, and you feel more confident and secure in your own skin.

Better Relationships

Self-love leads to healthier relationships. When you love and accept yourself, you’re less likely to settle for toxic relationships and are better able to establish and maintain healthy, fulfilling relationships with others.

Increased Resilience

When you prioritize your own needs, you become more resilient in the face of stress and challenges. This allows you to bounce back from setbacks and challenges more quickly and effectively.

Better Mental Health

Self-love can improve your mental health by reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. When you take care of yourself and treat yourself with kindness and compassion, you’re better able to manage difficult emotions and maintain your mental well-being.

Greater Happiness

Cultivating self-love leads to greater happiness and fulfillment. When you prioritize your own needs and treat yourself with kindness, compassion, and respect, you feel more content and satisfied with life.

Better Physical Health

Self-love is also beneficial for physical health. When you prioritize your own needs and treat your body with care and respect, you’re more likely to engage in healthy habits, such as eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly.

Increased Creativity

Self-love can also increase your creativity. When you prioritize your own needs and allow yourself to relax and recharge, your mind becomes more open, and you become more imaginative and innovative.

Improved Quality of Life

Ultimately, cultivating self-love can improve the overall quality of your life. When you prioritize your own needs and treat yourself with kindness and respect, you become more content, fulfilled, and happy, leading to a more fulfilling life.

This is the time to give back to yourself. The emotional healing process is difficult. There are ups and downs and sometimes you feel like you’re just walking in circles making no progress. This is your friendly reminder that every day forward is progress! Small steps can be big steps. Practicing self care and self love while you are healing emotionally is like giving yourself a giant ‘thank you.’

Setting Healthy Boundaries and Sticking to Them

During this time it’s important to identify what is helping and what is hurting. Do certain aspects of life bring up past feelings and emotions? What do you feel when that happens? And most importantly, how can you make positives changes moving forward to incorporate things that only bring you pure joy and happiness. The idea of self care and reflection are vital to the emotional healing process.

Setting healthy boundaries is essential for emotional healing. This means being honest with yourself and others about what you need and what you are willing to tolerate. This includes protecting your time and energy from people or situations that trigger negative emotions and learning to say “no” when necessary. Throughout the healing process you are learning and growing, implementing this in action is difficult but setting boundaries, especially during this very vulnerable time can be a very positive experience with numerous beneficial outcomes. Setting healthy boundaries can help :

  1. Establish Self-Respect – Setting boundaries helps you to respect your own physical, mental and emotional health.
  2. Increase Self-Confidence – Knowing and communicating your boundaries can increase your confidence and assertiveness.
  3. Promote Healthy Relationships – Clear boundaries can foster healthier and more respectful relationships with others.
  4. Reduce Stress – Setting boundaries can reduce the stress of constantly trying to please others and prioritize your own needs.
  5. Improve Mental Health – Maintaining healthy boundaries can reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
  6. Protect Personal Space – Boundaries help to protect your personal space and prevent unwanted intrusions.
  7. Encourage Personal Growth – By setting boundaries, you can focus on your own personal growth and development.
  8. Enhance Self-Care – Establishing boundaries can help you prioritize self-care and ensure you have time for self-reflection and self-improvement.

Establishing boundaries is one piece of the puzzle, but the most important is sticking to them. It may be hard sometimes but taking action and knowing what is best for you and sticking to it is what makes the healing process so difficult. If this means cutting a person out of your life or limiting time investments to social media, maybe it means ensuring you make time to see friends more. Whatever the boundaries are that you set, it’s important to act on them and be unwavering!

Practice Mindfulness and Gratitude

Mindfulness and gratitude are powerful tools that can support emotional healing. Practice mindfulness by paying attention to the present moment and being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Practice gratitude by focusing on the positive aspects of your life, such as relationships, experiences, and opportunities, and acknowledging them with gratitude.

A mindfulness tool that I use frequently is called Insight Timer. It is one of my favorite meditation applications that houses an insane amount of meditations. From gratitude practices to grounding and everything in between, you can find it on Insight Timer. There are also courses that outline multiple tracks and courses to help you reach whatever goal you are looking for, in this case emotional healing.

Embracing mindfulness is critical in the emotional healing process. Here are some reasons why mindfulness helps promote inner peace and leaves you feeling full of gratitude from the work you have put in to get to this point.

  1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety – Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety by calming the mind and promoting relaxation. When you practice mindfulness, you focus your attention on the present moment, which helps to reduce worry and stress about the future or regret about the past.
  2. Increases Self-Awareness – Mindfulness helps to increase self-awareness, which is key to emotional healing. When you’re mindful, you’re better able to understand and identify your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how they impact your life. This allows you to make positive changes and improve your overall well-being.
  3. Improves Emotional Regulation – Mindfulness can also help to regulate your emotions. When you’re mindful, you’re able to understand your emotions, and you’re less likely to react impulsively or be controlled by negative emotions. This allows you to manage difficult emotions in a healthy and constructive way.
  4. Promotes Mind-Body Connection – Mindfulness also promotes a mind-body connection, which is critical in emotional healing. When you’re mindful, you become more aware of your physical sensations and emotions, and you’re better able to understand how they’re interconnected. This allows you to use physical sensations, such as breathing and grounding techniques, to manage difficult emotions.
  5. Enhances Self-Compassion – Mindfulness can help to enhance self-compassion, which is essential in emotional healing. When you’re mindful, you become more compassionate and understanding towards yourself, and you’re less likely to judge or criticize yourself. This allows you to treat yourself with kindness and respect, which is essential for emotional well-being.

Wherever you are in your healing journey, I am sending you good vibes! The beauty of healing emotionally allows us to enter into new versions of ourselves. Coming out healed gives us a new sense of power and freedom, even a confidence that we are capable of anything. There is no better feeling than thinking of something that once caused you so much pain, and feeling ok about it and seeing all the outcomes of the event that caused you to grow and become a better version on yourself.

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Unleash the Power of Positive Affirmations & The Benefits of Embracing Positivity

Positive affirmations have been around for decades, and for good reason. They have the power to change our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and improve our overall well-being. By repeating positive affirmations, we can train our minds to focus on the good in our lives, rather than dwelling on negative thoughts and emotions.

Through practice and embedding positive affirmations into your daily life, you have the power to unlock a new wave of positive energy and happiness into your life. If you are new to affirmations, here are some benefits that you may experience from adding positive affirmations into your daily routine or self care practice.

Improved Self-Esteem

Positive affirmations help us to reframe negative self-talk and replace it with positive and empowering beliefs. By doing this, we can boost our self-esteem, confidence, and overall sense of self-worth.

Increased Happiness

Positive affirmations help to shift our focus from negative experiences and emotions to the good in our lives. As we start to focus more on positivity, we experience an increase in happiness and overall life satisfaction.

Better Mental Health

Positive affirmations have been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. By training our minds to focus on positivity, we can improve our mental well-being and reduce stress and worry.

More Resilience

Positive affirmations help us to develop a growth mindset and become more resilient in the face of adversity. By embracing positivity, we can develop the mental toughness and determination needed to overcome challenges and reach our goals.

Improved Physical Health

Positive affirmations have been linked to improved physical health, including a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, and a reduced risk of chronic illness. By focusing on positive thoughts and emotions, we can improve our overall health and well-being.

Journaling Positive Affirmations: A Tool for Self-Improvement and Mental Wellness

As we know, positive affirmations are statements that are meant to boost our self-esteem and motivate us to achieve our goals. They are a tool for self-improvement and mental wellness, helping us shift our focus from negative thoughts to positive ones. One of the best ways to incorporate positive affirmations into our daily routine is through journaling.

3 Reasons Why Journaling Positive Affirmations is Effective

  1. It helps to shift negative thoughts and beliefs.

When we journal our positive affirmations, we are taking control of our thoughts and beliefs. By actively focusing on positive affirmations, we can shift our focus away from negative self-talk and towards a more positive mindset.

  1. It promotes self-awareness and personal growth.

Journaling our affirmations allows us to reflect on our progress and identify areas where we need to improve. This self-awareness leads to personal growth, helping us to achieve our goals and live a more fulfilling life.

  1. It creates a record of our progress.

Journaling our affirmations allows us to track our progress over time. We can look back on our journal entries and see how far we have come, which can be a powerful motivator to continue our self-improvement journey.

How to Start Journaling Positive Affirmations

Journaling our affirmations allows us to track our progress over time. We can look back on our journal entries and see how far we have come, which can be a powerful motivator to continue our self-improvement journey. Journaling takes many forms and incorporating affirmations into your current journaling routine can help elevate your journal game! If you are new to the idea of journaling, here are some tips for journaling beginners!

  1. Choose a journal and pen that you love.

Having a journal and pen that you love will make the process of journaling more enjoyable and enjoyable experiences tend to be more sustainable. This is my favorite step. If you have a journal you love, it makes setting aside time and feeling inspired to journal so much easier. Journals take many forms and the right journal for you will just make sense, you might even feel like its drawing you in! Check out some of my favorite journals to inspire here!

  1. Choose your affirmations.

Select affirmations that resonate with you and your goals. These can be affirmations related to self-love, confidence, motivation, or any other area of your life that you would like to improve. Selecting affirmations for your day, month, or year is a fun process. It involved reflection and forward thinking to help you create a direction that you want to take your life. Affirmations can help bring positivity to your day, but they can alway help you create a path for where you want to be. Check out some of my past blogs with some affirmations you can incorporate into your daily routine.

  1. Set aside time each day to journal your affirmations.

It is important to make journaling your affirmations a daily habit. Set aside a few minutes each day to focus on your affirmations and reflect on your progress. Whether that means adding affirmations to your morning or nighttime routine or even setting a reminder on your phone. Making sure you have the time and respect the time you set aside makes all the difference in incorporating affirmations to your life and making them a repeatable practice.

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To Journal, or Not to Journal | 10 Journaling Tips for Beginners

Journaling is more than teenage girls writing stories about their dream boyfriends or drama they are facing at school. …Even though they are hysterical to read when you’re older!

Journaling is a tool that is very commonly used by adults and is a common self-care practice. Disconnecting for a few minutes and writing down your thoughts and feelings on things that happen or what you hope to happen can be therapeutic. Journaling can remove your thoughts from the chaotic lives we all live for a few moments.

If you’re thinking about starting a journal – don’t let the stereotypical image of a middle school girl deter you from jumping into this self care practice.

Journaling is a powerful self care practice that not only releases energy and thoughts that may become stagnant, but also can become an outlet that drives change and steers the direction we ultimately take our lives.

Writing in a journal also acts as a time capsule that holds not only what memories you have but all the emotions that go along with it. Reading through an old journal is like reminiscing on old times – you experience the good and the bad all over again.

Imagining having all of your lessons and favorite memories stored in one place? If you are looking to start a journal as a beginner, or thinking to journal or not to journal, here are some great tips for a journaling. beginner!

10 Journaling Tips for Beginners

1. Don’t Get Down if You Miss a Day

Yes it would be amazing to have a true daily journal, I’m sure there are tons of people out there that do. If you skip a day, it’s ok.

Some days you will be feeling it and other days you will want nothing to do with it. Part of learning how journaling fits into your life and what value it ultimately provides you is by doing and learning.

But the most importance thing to remember is that you should not get down on yourself if you miss a day. Your journal will not be mad at you and it will be ready to pick back up whenever you are.

2. Pick a Journal that Excites You

Getting motivated and excited to journal helps you remain consistent. Having a journal that speaks to you or moves you can really make the difference between picking up the book to write or skipping a day.

There are so many different types of journals – from colors, to lines, to sizes, to formats. I personally love to go to TJ Maxx to shop for journals. They typically have a really large selection and a wide variety of options. They also have recently had a lot of guided journals which I think is an awesome way to get into this self care practice.

I create a little Amazon Storefront that I update frequently with journals that I find that I think have personality! These are a wide variety of journals that can speak to many different people. So you may hate some, or fall in love with one – but that’s the beauty of finding a journal it only has to speak to you and you don’t have to have a reason why! You can check out the Journal selection here!

3. Find What Type of Journaling Works Best for You

There are so many types of journaling and it’s important to know that there is not just one way to journal. Frankly, for whatever you are trying to get out of journaling, there is a journal type for you. Here are a few different types of journaling that may be worth trying.

Bullet Journaling – A type of journaling that relates directly to organization and organizing your life – structuring your to-dos, goals, reminders, even brainstorming. Writing all in bullets, no full sentences means this is perfect for someone who may not have the most time, but needs to add some structure or productivity to their life.

Gratitude Journaling – This is a practice where you document everything you are grateful for. Not only does that serve as a great reflection practice, but it also keeps your mindset positive and focused on the good things that you currently have. No matter how bad a day, you can always find something to be grateful for.

Dream Journaling – Document you dreams! This type of journaling serves as a ledger for your nightly dreams or even waking dreams. Tie in the emotions you felt as well to truly release all the energy from the experience.

Travel Journaling – A type of journaling where you write about your experiences from trips you have taken, favorite spots, not-so-favorite spots, new things you learned, and new experiences you had.

Creative Journaling – This journaling practice is where you mix both words and art on the same document. Doodling, drawings, color, and words. This is a great way to express yourself if words do not come as easily as you would of hoped

4. You Don’t Have to Write the Same Amount Every Entry

Some days you’ll be a fire and ready to write a small novel, while other days you are going to be lucky it you can form together 2 sentences. Setting a word count or minimum page count for journaling may not do you good.

You may just ramble on to simply put words on a paper that divert from what you are actually trying to do. When you think about, sometimes one powerful sentence says a whole that more than 3 pages of fluff. It’s ok if you get all your thoughts or feelings out in a few sentences and it’s also okay if it takes multiple pages! Each day is different which means each journal entry will be different.

Instead or trying to hit a number of journal pages or words, try using a timer, maybe try journaling for 15 minutes – at 5 minutes you’re still blanking, you can use those remaining 10 minutes to meditate or to stretch. That way you are still taking time for yourself and not beating yourself up because you aren’t journaling the amount you imagined.

5. Your Journal Doesn’t Have to be a Physical Journal

Journals have evolved so much. Look back to movies when you were in middle school and high school – someone sitting on their bed with their journal with a matching pen, writing out all their deepest darkest secrets. Now journals can be in all different sorts of mediums!

I mean you could even consider this blog a journal, right? Journals can be digital or physical. You can type your entries or you can hand write them. You can even make a bullet journal using the notepad on your cell phone.

Wherever you choose to start your journal is 100% up to you and should be one that be aligns with how you will feel comfortable consistently writing entries. As someone on the go, I tend to love using my phone for bullet journaling and organization because on the fly I will need to figure out a plan and calm the million of thoughts running through my head. I also keep a physical gratitude journal because I think it is super powerful to physically write those entries. It’s also enjoyable to pick back up and read through!

Moral of the story is there is not one right way to start a journal!

6. Add Journaling to Your Morning Routine or Nighttime Routine

In order to promote consistency in entries, adding journaling to your daily routines is a great way to ensure you make the time for this self care practice every day (or whatever cadence you want). With how busy we all are, it can be easy to let self care practices, like journaling, slip through the cracks if we do not pre-plan the time.

Adding journaling to your morning routine means you can start the day off by writing what you hope to accomplish and acknowledging your goals. It also gives you the ability to reflect on what may have happened the day before and how that will steer your day today. Adding journaling to your nighttime routine allows you to document your day and serves as an action that triggers the end of the day and that it is time to wind down.

7. Don’t Be Afraid to Carry Your Journal with You

You know what you shouldn’t be ashamed of? Journaling. Carry your journal with you! Sometimes you may want to put some thoughts on paper in the middle of the day or there was a situation that you just can’t get out of your head and need to release it.

Just because you added journaling into your morning routine or nighttime routine, doesn’t mean you can’t journal at any moment in time.

8. Make Sure Journaling Doesn’t Become a Chore

Journaling is an act of self care and even an act of self love. It is time we take for ourselves to be exactly what we need it to be. Number 1 piece of advice for journaling beginners is to enjoy it.

The moment journaling becomes and chore and you resent it is the moment that it no longer benefits or helps you. If you force the self-care practice you may get some benefits, but you will not get the full value of a journal.

Keep journaling fun by having a journal you love picking up or by researching journal prompts and journal topics. Also explore some of the many tips of journaling – if bullet journaling isn’t for you, maybe a transition to creative journaling will be a welcomed changed. There is no pre-determined best practices for what journaling will work best for you. If journaling becomes a chore, you can shift your practice to fit your needs so you continue to gain the long term self-love and self-care benefits from the practice.

9. Write for Yourself

You journal is for one person and that is you! You don’t have to put a lock on your journal or hide it away, but you have to remember that the only reason you are writing is you – your self-love, your self-care practice, your mental health.

If you don’t want to write about something, don’t write about it. If you want to write monthly, do it. If you want to doodle at the end of ever entry, do it.

You control your journaling practice. At the end of the day you get out of journaling what you put into it. You may not want the same outcome of your journaling as a friend of family member, or even a stranger. When you journal, it’s most important to remember that this is something for you and for nobody else!

10. Stick to What Works for You!

Journaling is not one size fits all. In order to make sure you are making the most of your won journaling practice, you need to consistently analyze what is and what isn’t working for you.

Whether it is evaluating your progress and what you are getting out of your journaling practice or revisiting how much time you devote to this self-care practice on a daily or weekly level. In order to get the most out of journaling especially as a beginner, you need to reflect, learn and adjust.

This is ongoing! What works for you one year, may not be the same thing that fits into your schedule the next year. There’s no shame in having to change a routine or shift your journaling practice.

Finding Your Perfect Journal

I hope you stick to journaling and fall in love with whatever type you choose! I have curated some adorable journals from Amazon, so if you are eager to get started you can order one off Prime today! There are a wide array of selections – colors, designs, sizes, lined, unlined – that should help in guiding you to find the journal that is best for you! You can check out the Amazon storefront, here!

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Why You Need a Morning Routine

4 Signs You May Need a Morning Routine

Waking up every morning is not always easy. Whether it’s because of seasonal changes, waking up when it’s cold and the sun hasn’t risen, or because of the daunting day you face ahead, leaving your bed in the morning can seem like an impossible feat.

Morning Routines are an effective and a pretty underrated way to make waking up a bit easier. Whether you take 15 minutes every morning to make your bed and wash your face or multiple hours to get a workout in and do a full skincare routine, having a structured morning helps keep you accountable and waking up on time every morning.

Implementing a morning routine is pretty simple and very customizable to every individual. All it takes is creating a repeatable process that you can make happen every morning.

After adding a morning routine to your day, you can anticipate less stress in the morning, better night’s sleep, more productivity, and even some health benefits!

If you don’t have a morning routine but are thinking you may want to add one, here are 4 signs that may indicate a Morning Routine will help make your mornings more bearable!

4 Signs You May Need a Morning Routine

Sluggish Feelings Into the Afternoon

Waking up sluggish and having that feeling linger into the afternoon is a total day killer. There are multiple reasons why you may feel sluggish when you wake up but one way to remedy this is to incorporate a morning routine for what you do every single time you wake up. Knowing what you have to do every morning, make your bed, work out, shower, etc. helps your body understand that once those tasks are done, it is time to kick start the day. As soon as your Morning Routine is completed, you should be refreshed and ready to start your day and rid yourself of those sluggish afternoon feelings.

Little Motivation to Get Out of Bed in the Morning

A possible explanation for this is not feeling ‘excited’ or ‘motivated’ to wake up in the morning. You may wake up dreading work or the amount of chores you have to do and when you wake up it is the first thing that’s on your mind. Introducing a morning routine to your day can help sooth those anxious morning thoughts by adding in a routine that you stick to and is the first thing you do every morning. You don’t need to tackle any of the tough tasks of your day before you wake up first and finish your morning routine. Post morning routine, you are ready to take on whatever challenges await you, good or bad!

Repeatedly Skipping Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are repeatedly skipping Breakfast there’s a chance that you are not waking up with enough time to have this vital meal. Having a morning routine can help you be more productive in the morning and help you complete tasks you need to get done including having Breakfast. Instead of running out the door every morning in a rush, introducing a morning routine to your day can mean more time to relax and have Breakfast and fuel your body with the energy that you need for the day.

Restlessness at Night

Restlessness at night is something that can deter your entire day. Not getting ample rest and enough hours of sleep can lead to groggy mornings and low productivity throughout the day. Having a morning routine can help alleviate this because it can help dissolve whatever it is that is keeping you up at night. If it’s the daunting tasks at work or a conversation you need to have, going to bed knowing that the first thing you are doing is your morning routine can help make those late night restless feelings decrease.

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Manifestation Affirmations

15 Best Manifestation Affirmations to Use Daily

Affirmations are powerful statements that help align our thoughts with out actions. Using affirmations can help you reach your goals and help keep you in a positive mindset. Practicing affirmations can also aid in manifestation. Your thoughts have the power to become things, and that is what manifestation preaches.

One thing to remember about manifestation is that you can try to manifest $1,000,000, but it won’t suddenly appear. You need to put action behind your thoughts and work to make your manifestation dreams come true. A great place to start is by using manifestation affirmations. Using these powerful manifestation affirmations means that you are putting in the ground work to align your thoughts and your actions.

Here are 15 Manifestation Affirmations for you to add to your practice!

  1. I am living in abundance and it flows effortless to me every day.
  2. I am in control of my thoughts and am creating a life that I desire.
  3. My dreams are becoming reality every single day.
  4. I am capable of achieving everything I desire.
  5. What is meant for me is on its way to me.
  6. I am attracting all that is good for me and love the life that I live.
  7. I have created the life that I have dreamt. My new reality is now.
  8. There are no barriers between me and my goals. I achieve everything I put my mind too.
  9. I exist in a higher vibration. My energy attracts all that is meant for me.
  10. Love, Abundance, and Positivity come into my life effortlessly.
  11. I am living the life I love with all the gifts the universe has brought me.
  12. My life is one I dreamt of and I am thankful for the blessings every single day.
  13. I release all that no longer serves me to make room for what is meant for me.
  14. I am a magnet for my dreams.
  15. I am happy. I am fulfilled. I have everything that I could ask for and more.

Journaling Your Affirmations

Affirmations can be spoken, written, or both! I personally enjoy writing down my affirmations multiple times every morning. Not only at I speaking them to myself, but I am writing them on paper. Having a journal that speaks to you and motivates you to pick it up and write is something that can evolve your practice with affirmations. Writing down all that you are grateful for before you write down your affirmations is a great way to raise your vibration and be in a positive mindset. This is so powerful when using affirmations! I’ve curated a list of you great journals that I hope can inspire you to start journaling with your affirmations.

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Bay Shore Long Island Restaurants

5 Bay Shore Restaurants for Your Next Long Island Date Night

Long Island is home to some incredible restaurants. Every town you pass through has a bunch of great spots, especially for date nights.

If you’re planning a date night on Long Island, a town you should look into is Bay Shore. Bay Shore, Long Island is located on the south shore in Suffolk County.

It has recently been revitalized and many new restaurants and bars have popped up making it an awesome Long Island date spot.

If you are planning a date night, check out these 5 Bay Shore Restaurants! Not only is the food incredible at all five, but the atmosphere and service is top notch.

5 Bay Shore Restaurants for Your Next Long Island Date Night

Verde Kitchen & Cocktails

Monday | 12pm – 9pm
Tuesday – Thursday | 12pm – 10pm
Friday – Saturday | 12pm – 11pm
Sunday | 12pm – 9pm
Bar is open an hour later every night **

Coastal Kitchen

Monday – Thursday | 11:30am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday | 11:30am – 11pm
Sunday | 11:30am – 9pm
Bar is open two hours later every night **

Aji 53

Monday – Thursday
Lunch | 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner | 4:30pm – 10pm
Lunch | 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner | 4:30pm – 11pm
1pm – 11pm
1pm – 10pm


Monday | 12pm – 9pm
Wednesday – Thursday | 12pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday | 12pm – 9:30pm
Sunday | 12pm – 8pm

Tula Kitchen

Tuesday – Thursday | 4pm – 9pm
Friday | 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 10pm
Saturday | 5pm – 10pm

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10 Cute Amazon Finds

10 Cute Amazon Finds That You Will Love

By now we all know that Amazon has everything you could even imagine and more. From kitchen finds to athletic goods and everything in between, Amazon is your one stop shop for what you are looking for.

If you’re looking for Cute Amazon finds for yourself or for a gift, check out this list.

All of these Cute Amazon Finds are also on Prime so if you have a hard time waiting or need a gift in a pinch, you can easily get these on your doorstep as soon as possible.

10 Cute Amazon Finds That You Will Love

Weighted Dinosaur Stuffed Animal for Anxiety

Cartoon Chick Phone Stand

Acrylic Make-Up Mirror

Llama Ring Holder Bowl

‘You’re My Bestie’ Fill-In Book

Silver Scratch Art Mini Notes

Duck Nightlight Lamp

Pig Mug

Bow Tie Make Up Headbands

Cat Ear Socks

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5 Tips for Beginner Bloggers

5 Tips for Beginner Bloggers

As a beginner blogger, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Having such a clean slate can be overwhelming at first. You may have tons of ideas in your head about what you want to write about and how you want your website to look, but at the same time have no idea of what you actually want. Trust me, I get it. I’ve been there.

Being a beginner blogger is exciting! It means you took the first step to creating your own space on the internet that you truly own. It’s your website and you can do whatever you want with it!

It is exciting in more than just one way. You’ve taken a step towards something you’ve probably been thinking about for a decent chunk of time. You’re opening yourself and your thoughts up to a very large audience. You’re even stepping out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying something new. Being a beginner blogging is truly exciting.

Starting a blog can also be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. There’s a lot to do. There’s a lot to learn. Meanwhile, all you want to do is blog the best way possible and be successful.

Here are 5 Tips for Beginner Bloggers :

5 Tips for Beginner Bloggers

Write About What You Love

In world full of thousands of blogs, it can be tough to truly stand out. Don’t write about something that you think will perform great, write about what you truly love. If it’s cars, or sports, or fashion, it could be anything. Write a blog about what you are passionate about. It’s going to help you get creative with posts, to get you excited to log in and write, and to allow you to share what you already know. If you’re already interested in something, researching it and learning more about it to share won’t seem like a chore. Just because you saw a successful blog about Amazon finds, doesn’t mean your blog on Broadway shows won’t be equally or more successful.

Learn SEO, Don’t Swear By It

SEO and Keyword Research are imperative to getting your blog to land on the Google Search results page. If you master this then you are ensuring there will be visitors to your blog daily who are searching for content like yours. The only downside to really diving into SEO means that you could start writing to include long-tail keywords and suddenly your blogs go from thoughts on paper to written like a robot who’s trying to cram in as many search engine friendly phrases as possible. If you are writing to appease search engines, there is a chance your writing will be tough to read and highly repetitive when stuffing in keywords. As a beginner blogger, you should learn SEO and how to leverage it to your advantage but don’t swear by it.

Don’t Get Discouraged

Starting a blog is a lot of work. It’s something that you have to devote a decent amount of time to – from setting up a website, to hosting, to picking a ‘niche’, to learning how to grow your blog. It’s a process and it takes time. If you’re a beginner blogger and you’re looking for something to be successful overnight, this may not be the best way to achieve it. Don’t get discouraged if your blog doesn’t take off overnight – if you put the work in, it will. There will be times when you put tons of work into an SEO-friendly, well researched, well thought out blog, to only have a handful of people view it. It sucks in the moment, but it is not the end of the world. The beauty of blogs is that they can be found at any moment in time, you may have and old blog start crushing it out of no where! Just because you don’t see that instant success or have instant gratification from your blog, doesn’t mean that you never will.

Roll With the Waves

When you are writing a blog you are likely going to have motivation that comes in waves. Sometimes you’re on fire and can brainstorm tons of topics and want to get writing immediately. Other times it can be like pulling teeth to even think about sitting down at your desk to start writing on a topic. The beauty of blogging is you can write and share your thoughts on your own cadence. No one is forcing you to write multiple pieces of content a day, or even a week! Roll with you waves of motivation. When you are in the blogging mood – blog! When you don’t feel like blogging – do something else! Blogging is supposed to be fun, especially for a beginner blogger. You’re sharing your thoughts and your take on topics that you are passionate about. Some days it will be easier than others, but don’t let a few days of no blogging put you down because inevitably there will be a wave of blogging motivation that will eventually come your way.

Keep Going!

If you’ve read this far then you’re obviously very interested in blogging or trying to get your already started blog running like a machine. My advice for you as a beginner blogger is to keep going! Remember why you started your blog in the first place. Remember how awesome if felt to see your website with your name for the first time. Remember how many people said they were proud of your for doing this. Remember the people that said you couldn’t or doubted you and you proved them wrong. Your blog will only be as great as the effort you put into it. Whether it’s promoting it on other channels or writing more consistently, keep going at whatever you are doing!

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10 Best Amazon Kitchen Finds

10 Best Amazon Kitchen Finds You Didn’t Know You Needed

Amazon has a way of hiding little things that make your life so much easier and when you find them you wonder how you ever lived life without them.

From kitchen goods to home goods, Amazon has everything. You never realize what one little tool can do to make your life easier and Amazon is full of those surprises.

I genuinely enjoy searching for Amazon Finds because half the time I don’t know what I am looking for. It’s like stumbling across a gold mind!

10 Best Amazon Kitchen Finds You Didn’t Know You Needed

Taco Tuesday Lazy Susan

Two Piece Under Drawer Sliding Storage

Dish Soap Dispenser with Sponge Holder

Mini Ice Cube Ball Trays

Electric Vegetable Peeler

Snap & Strain Pasta Strainer

Electric Jar Opener

Cupcake Corer

Cake-Sicle Pan

Table Top Snow Cone Machine

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Good New Years Resolutions

Looking for Good New Years Resolutions? Look No Further.

New Years Resolutions, you either love them or hate them. If you’re here look for good New Yers resolutions then you are clearly loving them. New Years Resolutions are great tools because they help us create an annual goal.

Whether it’s sticking to a plan or trying something new, New Years Resolutions give us an opportunity to work towards something that we’ve always wanted.

You’re probably wondering, what makes a good New Years resolution?

A good New Years Resolution combines a few things :

  1. It’s actionable
  2. It’s something you truly want to accomplish
  3. It is realistic (to an extent)

You need to make sure you are able to accomplish your New Years resolution by making it actionable. How are you going to make this resolution become reality? Then it must be something that you truly want to accomplish. If you’re just piggy-backing off of someone else’s resolution, chances are you aren’t invested in it and aren’t going to give it 100%. And lastly it must be realistic – I’m not saying don’t push yourself but don’t make your resolution “I’m going to be a 35-unit rental property” when you’re 16 and have no source on income. Make sense?

20 Good New Years Resolutions

  1. Practice mindfulness – meditate daily
  2. Stop drinking alcohol at home after work and only drink alcohol on one of the weekend days
  3. Cook one new home-cooked meal every week
  4. Save at least $6,000 towards the down payment on a house
  5. Learn a new language
  6. Go to the gym at least 3x a week
  7. Stay active by walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day
  8. Create a side hustle and work towards making it profitable
  9. Make weekly time to hang out with friends
  10. Visit a new place once every month
  11. Limit phone screen time and mindless time on social media
  12. Start each day with a compliment to yourself
  13. Pick up a new hobby
  14. Learn how to knit ( or crochet, or work with resin, or any creative outlet )
  15. Write in a daily gratitude journal
  16. Read for at least 30 minutes per day
  17. Will not let work interfere with personal life
  18. Stick to a new diet for 1 year
  19. Visit a foreign country that you’ve never been too
  20. Save money monthly to reach my annual goal

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