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You Deserve A Peace of MIND!

What does internal peace mean for you?

Does it mean a place of sanctuary where you can come home from stressful situations and find that place of safety away from the ‘cares of the world’?

Does it mean a place where you can be yourself without the facade many of us wear throughout the day so that people won’t know how we really feel?

Or is this place (often our home) one more place where we need to defend ourselves from the ongoing onslaught of anger, hostility, and power games that are so often the measure of our lives in the 21st century?

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The dictionary defines internal as having to do with or situated inside of the body, or relating to or existing within the mind.

Peace is defined as a state of calm and quiet; freedom from disturbing thoughts; and an agreement to end hostilities.

For the purpose of this article, I will combine these two notions and define internal peace as the integration of our thoughts and feelings culminating in a state of tranquility and harmony.

One of the most important keys for this tranquility and harmony, or ‘peace of mind’ as it is often called, is to honor our emotional nature and find methods to express our feelings in appropriate ways that allow us to release them.

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Learning to deal with and release negative emotions is crucial to your mental health. Developing these skills takes time and practice, so today’s email will be the first of a 2 part series…

Practical Steps to Releasing Emotions

1. Learn to listen to yourself.
Many of us have been harried for so long that we are out-of-touch with how we feel. A situation will present itself and we will ‘flip out’ and find it unbelievable that we have lost control. This actually results from a build-up of emotions that we have not been aware of.

2. Accept responsibility for your feelings.
No one makes you feel anything; rather you choose how you think and feel based on what you interpret the situation to be. Blaming others gives away your power and when you feel like a ‘victim’ you react with anger and resentment.

3. Find a ‘safe place’.
Look for relationships and places where you can express your feelings without the fear of judgement. Talk to a trusted friend or counselor and release the emotion.

4. Accept yourself.
You are not supposed to be perfect. Learning to accept yourself with all your strengths and weaknesses creates feelings of peace within. It IS about you

5. Don’t judge yourself.
Judging yourself means thinking you have to be perfect and creates feelings of not being ‘good enough.’ When you feel inadequate, you judge yourself harshly. No matter what you do, it will never be ‘good enough.’

Take the time to include these habits into your daily routine. Remember you are worth it! #iCheer4you #POMPOM
TREAT YOURSELF!

Give the gift of freedom and peace for Mother’s Day! Schedule a “Self First” call for yourself or someone you love today!

Go to http://bit.ly/Selffirstdiscovermecall to get started NOW.
Shawanna Kennedy,
Your SelfFirst Stratrgist and Well Being Advocate
http://www.theselffirstmovement.com

Get Out and LIVE!

Stop Procrastinating, set goals, get out and live…

Know your POWER and start using it NOW

Procrastination is the biggest thief of time. And since life is measured by time, it is in fact the biggest thief of life.

Think about this story: a man kept on putting off buying shares from a particular local company. He kept saying ‘I don’t know enough about the company to invest in shares’ or ‘I will go down to the stock exchange and buy some shares tomorrow.’ He kept procrastinating until shares were no longer available to be sold. Years later, that company was worth millions and some of those that had bought shares from the company came into a great amount of money.

Now think about that man’s regrets, think about the blow to his self-esteem and possibly, the opportunity to live a comfortable life that he missed.

You don’t want to be at the place where you look back at your life and realize you have accomplished nothing.

This is the pain of procrastination.

One of the greatest enemies to your SELF-FIRST journey is procrastination. Whatever you have decided to do, do it as soon as possible, do it NOW. Do you know why? You lose your drive and passion for new decisions the longer you procrastinate. You tend to feel guilty and depressed whenever you compromise on your decisions. These feelings will affect your motivation to stick with your decisions.

In the video below, I’ll show you how to beat procrastination by having a plan.

As you have made up your mind to put yourself first, remember the power of putting you First.

Keep you on the list and enjoy life a little bit more.

“It is about you! Put you back on the to-do list”

Shawanna Kennedy,
Your SelfFirst Advocate

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