Breathe. You’re Going To Be OKAY.

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Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been in this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This too shall pass. I promise it will pass.
-Daniel Koepke
Just some real and true encouraging ones for the beautiful who’s fighting depression the hardest today. I love you. Sending lots of positive vibes your way! Breathe, for real. Everything is really going to be okay. xoxo!

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15 Ways To Be Mentally Strong!

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  1. Don’t fear alone time.
  2. Learn how to be content with your own company.
  3. Don’t feel like the world owes you.
  4. Don’t expect immediate results.
  5. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone or living up to their expectations.
  6. Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself.
  7. Don’t waste energy on things you can’t control.
  8. Be able to accept that not everyone will like you.
  9. Don’t let others influence your emotions.
  10. Don’t let others influence your own personal opinions.
  11. Don’t hate on other people’s success.
  12. Clap for other’s in their winning season.
  13. Don’t shy away from responsibilities.
  14. Be accountable.
  15. Don’t give up after the first failure.

 

It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it! Your mental strength is SO important !! Make sure you take care of it !! 

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Self Care Sometimes Means Making Peace w/Your Past & Changing Your Number.

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“God will INTENTIONALLY allow the people you want to be in your life, to be a let down in every way possible to help you recognize His plans do NOT include them. We end up making ourselves miserable by hanging on to the very little parts of them that make us comfortable and ignoring the negative all because we do not want to release them to move on without us. Letting go may cause a TEMPORARY discomfort but forfeiting God’s plans for you are not worth it. Trust me when I say “just do it”. You will understand it better by and by.
Self care sometimes means making peace with your past and changing your number. Some people just no longer need access to your life nor should you leave any room for them to think they do. We will never move forward into God’s promises if we keep stringing along people we we were supposed to have dropped off a long time ago. Don’t become your own hinderance.”💛 – Montana Danielle

These beautiful words were written by one of my Facebook friends but I was particularly inspired to share it here on my blog to encourage those men and women out there in toxic relationships to move on and let go! I know that’s much easier said than done. It’s never easy for a good person to walk away; especially after you’ve invested so much of yourself into making it work. I know it’s hard. I’ve already been there and done that but you want to know what I learned? Sometimes it’s not about having the strength to hold on, but it’s about having the courage to let go. Trust that God has a better plan down the road. I know I did and now I’m blessed more than I could ever put into words. I love my Husband with everything in me and it feels to good to know, see and feel that same love being reciprocated !!
If you are going through high-highs, low-lows, desperation, self-loathing, vindication, relief, depression and confusion, I have a message for you: Love doesn’t feel like this. It doesn’t feel like what you’ve been putting up with. Praying for you and your strength to let go and move on!!
-Jessica

Chin up .. Trouble Really Doesn’t Last Always!

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“What you are going through is created to position you in a better place than you were before. It may not look like it right now but it’s forcing you to level up. You are getting what you asked for and more. It may not be pretty but in it’s own way the process is beautiful and you will be prepared for what you for.” -Tatiana Jermone

Tough times do suck but I’m here to encourage you in the fact that they really don’t last forever. I’ve finally come to the conclusion that there are some things you just HAVE to go through and there are some storms you really just can’t get out of going through. As much as our human nature despises it, it is absolutely necessary for our growth! Learn to appreciate the opportunity to grow and improve. Struggle makes you stronger if you let it. There is always purpose behind the pain. Remember, highs and lows bring balance. Appreciate the season you’re in. Trouble don’t last always!!

Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way !!

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Affirmations to Remember During Some of Your WORST Days!

 

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1. What I’m going through is NOT going to overtake me!

2. God will NEVER put more on me than I can handle.

3. Trouble don’t last always.

4. Better days are ahead.

5. What’s over my head is STILL under God’s Feet!

6. This that I’m going through is making me stronger and more experienced. It might not feel like it right now but after I make it out of this storm, I’ll see that all along God was building me instead of breaking me.

7. Not everything I go through is God punishing me but sometimes it’s for the benefit of others.

8. Somebody somewhere is going to find healing in my wounds!

9. God’s making it work for my good.

10. It can’t rain forever. There IS light at the end of the tunnel.

11. It’ll get better .. no matter what it looks like right now.. it will get better!

12. I’m stronger than I think.

13. Through it all, I’m still standing and smiling and I thank God that I don’t look like what I’ve been through.

14. The Joy of the Lord is my strength!!

15. I am loved.

16. It’s okay for me to cry sometimes .. just as long as I don’t unpack and stay there in the trap of sadness.

17. Strong people have their weak moments too and that’s okay!!

18. It’s OKAY. Everything is gonna be okay, for real !!

19. I would have never known I was unbreakable if this here wasn’t trying to break me. #I’mStrongerThanIThink

20. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

21. No NEGATIVE thought formed against me shall prosper!.

22. This is my “winning season” .. even if God has to carry me through it because I can’t afford to lose again.

23. EVERYTHING attached to me will win !!

24. If God brought me to it, He will bring me through it.

25. God is still good, even on my worst days!

 

Everything that I’ve listed here is a lot of what I tell myself on some of worst days, my worst moments, my days of depression, when I’m stressed or just overwhelmed with pure sadness. As you can see, I encourage myself in God more than anything else. At the end of the day, I KNOW where my help comes from and I also know that it’s not up to other people to keep me encouraged. It’s up to me. Encouragement comes from the inside.

You better learn how to start encouraging yourself, speaking back to your storms, your situations and your circumstances. Self Encouragement is so important and to be honest .. it has helped me get through some mighty rough days!! Remember, it’s not what we say out loud that really determines our lives. It’s what we whisper to ourselves that has the most power. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today!! xoxoxo!!

– J e s s i c a