Do You Talk to Your Plants??
What a strange question...or is it??
Words can ENCOURAGE!! Words can discourage!
You can SPEAK LIFE!! You can speak death!
What you say can LIFT UP!! What you say can cut down!
Who do you speak to? Your spouse? Your child? YOURSELF?
YES! YOURSELF!! Even words you say to yourself can make a HUGE difference. You can Encourage…. Speak Life…. Lift up yourself!!
Or the words you speak to yourself can cause discouragement, death of self-esteem or bring you down.
Words carry a frequency! I know this sounds way out there! I’ve heard about an experiment of two containers of rice. One was spoken love to! One was spoken hate to!! But try this experiment!!! See what happened!! I’ll try it also and post my results!!!
When I’m out watering my plants, I sometimes find myself talking to them. Encouraging them! Excited to see new growth...NEW LIFE!! This reminds me, I need to also Encourage, Speak Life and Lift UP my family, my kids … and myself!!
Just like new life and new transformation can grow in plants, it can also grow in others! It can grow in YOU!! Remember to Speak Life to you!!
“I Can Do All Things Through CHRIST Who Strengthens Me” is one of my favorite verses to encourage myself!!
Say “I CAN!!” “I WILL!!” “I AM ABLE!!”
I CAN walk daily! I WILL reach my goal! I AM ABLE to do this thing!!
REMEMBER YOU ARE AMAZING!!
YOU ARE ENOUGH!!
YOU GOT THIS!!!
Tell YOURSELF THAT!!! Tell others That!!
Speaking of Encouraging words! I also find what music I listen to makes a difference in how I feel. I mostly listen to Christian / Worship music, in the car, at home, etc. I feel ENCOURAGED, POSITIVE!! When I don’t, say the kids or husband are listening to something else or I relive my younger self music - I really can feel a difference!!
Challenge! Text HOPE to 816-239-8829 then Listen to only Christian and / or Worship music for 30 days! Find a Christian radio station! Play a playlist of Worship music! 30 days!!! See how you feel!! Tell me what happened in the comments!!!
When was the last time you took care of you?
Are you a new Mom with a precious little bundle? But you have all the feels … Happy, Joy, Excitement but also Overwhelm, Anxious even Sad!
Or are you a Mom of 2 or more under 5. You don’t seem to know which way is up, let alone get a moment to yourself.
Or … Are you a Mom of a child with Special Needs. You have additional challenges and appointments. Top that off with behaviors. Maybe you have more than one child… with or without Special Needs. You feel stressed to the Max!!!
We know that Moms don’t seem to give themselves permission to invest time in Self-Care.
Moms need Self-Care! Moms need to take a moment to regroup or recharge.
Did you know Self-Care can be little Pockets of Moments in the day?
It can be as simple as doing some deep breathing.
I learned a technique called Square Breathing. It can be used to help when you feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. You can do this spur of the moment when you need a quick calm, because you are at your wit’s end!! You can also Breathe (wink) purposely just to keep yourself grounded to start the day and/ or throughout the day!!
Ideally you would find a quiet few moments, play soft soothing music, I like to add a calming oil like Stress-Away or Peace and Calming. Feet flat on the floor to be grounded.
Add a drop of oil to your palm (cupped hand), rub hands together then cup over nose and inhale deeply a couple of times.
Next you want to close your eyes and think of a square or focus on something.
Now ... Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 4 seconds, breathe out for 4 seconds and hold your breath for 4 seconds. Repeat several times.
I challenge you to try this technique once or twice a day!!
This can also be helpful for your children as well.
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