Social Media: The Good, Bad and Ugly of it…how it affects our mental and is that HEALTHY?

capture_2017-01-08-09-43-37-1I was first introduced to social media only about seven years ago. And at that time it was only after my high school reunion did I decide to join the social media buzz. Yes, I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread back then. It was fun reconnecting with some people, but what happened??? It has definitely affected people’s mental to an entire different level. The videos that’s posted, the shade that’s thrown, the lack of support from those who pretend they like you and it’s to be expected, because we all have individuals in our everyday lives who pretend, but isn’t that draining??? Why follow people on social media knowing deep down you despise them? Social media has made individuals delusional and out of touch with reality. Now, ask yourself…how healthy is it for you to be on a social media page following a person you really don’t like, or you having them follow you? Is it to see how far ahead they are of you? Or, for you to show them you’re better than them…sounds crazy right? But, yes people actually do this. That’s not HEALTHY! Sharing your personal moments with real friends and true family is great, but doing it for the the likes and to impress folks that’s where social media went wrong. Wanting to impress individuals has to become  draining both mentally and in some cases physically! When I mentioned decluttering your life it wasn’t just about your home…that goes for all things associated with you and your personal space and peace including your social media pages. Social media has taken a turn for the worst in these recent years and some of the things you see is haunting! Certain images stay with whether you want them to or not, so long term think of the effects of this down the line. I decided to blog, because soon I may have to kiss social good bye! I am becoming tired of the rat race that everyone feel they’ve gotta be better than the next. Is it wrong to want better? Absolutely not, but can you imagine the STRESS some are under to keep up this facade for a bunch of people who really could careless about their entire existence? Social media has displayed the evil, hate, jealousy, envy, and the list can go on for days. It has brought people close together that’s true and initially that was suppose to be the entire point! What happened to spreading positive helpful meaningful things? Many don’t realize this, but what we take in on a day to day bases and if it is toxic things we’re taking in… this starts to taint your thoughts, perception, and your reasoning…why? Because, I personally feel that for “likes” we’ve given up integrity and many are surprised at the world we live in today. When you replace integrity for self gratification then you will soon lack…compassion, a conscience, morals and without these  three especially what’s left? Being healthy is a mental thing first and foremost, so if the mental isn’t properly nourished neither will most of the things you go to do. Til my next post…

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Inner Peace: Stop Allowing Others to Destroy Yours…

capture_2017-01-05-11-10-01-1This is a big factor in living a healthy lifestyle “Inner Peace”.  Not many can say that they are at total peace with themselves and it could be for a variety of reasons. Our inner peace is extremely important for day to day living and this is one of the main things I plan to work on in 2017. When we allow others to come into our lives and disturb things…our inner peace is destroyed. Would you allow a stranger to come into your home and just mess it up??? Of course not, so we have to treat our inner peace the same way. This goes back to healthy relationships. Some relationships can be very draining and take a toll on a person’s well being. This is definitely not good for your inner peace. Then we allow those who we don’t know to come into our personal space and disrupt our inner peace and those are ths worst ones. I’ve found myself in social media disagreements with strangers and often afterwards, I ask myself “why did I allow this person I don’t know into my space/peace???” So, guarding your peace is important. The peace robbers as I like to call them are easy to detect. They are those who aren’t generally happy and find it hard to be happy for others. They also will have a negative remark or comment about everything…don’t get me wrong not all things will be positive, but these type of people never see the light or good in anything. I’m not saying to pretend that things are peachy cream, but there can be good things sometimes too. Lastly, if they feel that you’re a step ahead of them then here comes the race to pass you up. In life we all have our own paths for a reason…that’s why we live different lives, so what one does has no effect or bearing on what someone is or maybe doing. Live your life according to your life plan. I use to feel that maybe if, I had did this back then or if I had done that and now I realize that my life has always been on course for me and, I am at peace with that. There’s no changing the past and it’s pointless to beat yourself up over “wouldve, should’ve, could’ve”, so take those learned lesson and move forward peacefully and pass down what you’ve learned to others. Just remember being at peace with one’s self is a sure way to be on the right road to success and to living a healthy lifestyle. Be more focused on your own grass instead of the yard across from you. Til next time…

Finances: We All Could Be Healthier With More Income…

Another contributor to our overall health is finances.   Many stress over money issues capture_2017-01-08-09-14-28-1daily and stress will affect your health, appearance, mental and more. Yes that green dollar make things happen and when we don’t have it…here comes the stress. Well here are a few “extra” income or as I like to call it pocket change ideas and tips for you. First you know those spare coins that are just laying around and everywhere???Well collect your spare coins and start to save them. Coin Star machines are located nationwide inside grocery stores and will turn all those coins into dollars. The more coins you save and collect the bigger the payout! I also read somewhere that if you take a two liter pop bottle and fill it to the top with dimes…that once its filled that’s 700$ in extra money that you got just from collecting spare change. Another tip regarding the decluttering of your domain would be to make some extra money off your old gently used clothes. Yes donating is a way to declutter and you can get a tax write off as well…which will lead to you having EXTRA MONEY, but there maybe some items that’s worth a little cash. There’s websites you can use to sell items on like Posh Mark and Marcari are just a couple, but trust there are several! Also, you have stores where you can take your clothes directly in and exchange them for instant cash like Plato’s Closet (which I need to pay them a visit myself real soon). Lastly, I was doing my end of the year cleaning and while watching for a delivery truck, I saw a guy walking down my block collecting cans. And I thought…people still do this??? But, then I thought what a smart way to earn a little extra dough! A little money is better than no money all day, so I say to stress less and be more happier and not totally stressed out over finances find a way to use some items that you’re not using, or the other tips I posted to rock in 2017 with some extra cash! Check  back later for my next blog posting…

🚫Stress: That Undetected Pesky Factor of Health…

capture_2017-01-08-10-08-06-1Stress…where do I begin??? Stress is known as the silent killer for a reason and that’s due to the fact many don’t realize how detrimental it can be on them, their loved ones and what stress can do to your health. It’s all around us and hard to escape at times, but reducing what we stress about could be life saving! For me and I’m still learning not stress certain things, because unfortunately…we can not control every aspect of life. I know, I would like to be able to do this too (you know control every aspect of my life), but life happens and stressing over things that’s out of our control only make things worst and takes a toll on our health.

Work, families, relationships…LIFE in general all are contributors of stress. And let say that you’re not alone and that many people have these same factors in their life. So, to how to make life a less stressful? Well finances is usually at the top of the stress list and another big factor that cause unnecessary stress. Bills and responsibilities…yes those pesky things and many of us have them too, so join the club and know you’re not alone. Now having bills don’t always have to be as stressful and when we learn to have our bills be less than what we bring in…that eliminate a lot of stress in it self. Bills should never be more than your “take home” income and if they are its time to re-evaluate things. Cutting back may not be what many want to do, but which is more important that extra unnecessary bill(s) or your peace of mind? I vote for having to stress less and a mind that is at ease.

Each household is different, so I can’t say what should stay and what needs to go for your life to be more peaceful…only you know how your wallet looks. I will however suggest taking time to write down all your bills and then looking at them to start the process of elimination. Oh yeas you can control what bills you have coming in, so grab a pen and paper and start to reevaluate things. Having extra money has never been a bad thing, so if it will bring you peace of mind and a few extra dollars I say do what’s needed to be done to help you stress less! Speaking of extra money my next blog will be on ways to make some much needed extra cash.

Then there’s the outside of your regular life stresses. Yes sometimes stress is all around us, but the key to stress is knowing what not to stress over. Work stress is another major factor that often invade our personal space and our inner peace. It can be hard I get it, but work is exactly that work and when you leave work…leave all of the work stress there too. Bringing your work home, or allowing the stresses of the day to eat away at you will only add to making your outside life more stressful. Again any of us need to work, so do your job with all the crazy things that may cone with and then when its time to leave work…leave work at work.

Unhealthy relationships are another factor of stress. These can be any types of relationships that’s not playing a positive roll in your life. If you have it stressing you out and not being productive…why are you allowing it to stress you? Knowing when to let go of what’s not good to or forvus is hard for many, but as I mentioned earlier stress plays a huge role on not only our mental. ..it also plays a huge role on our health. So, if you find any relationship that is becoming a toll on you it could be time to let it go.

The good thing about letting go of the stressful unhealthy relationships is that…you learn what you don’t want and then your able to build new healthy ones. Again any relationship that’s stressing you reevaluate whether or not if it’s necessary. Your overall health is why your making these necessary changes.

These were just some of the major causes of stress and I’m not saying that stress at some point won’t happen after making these changes, but changing what you’re stressing over now may help your health. Remember we’re on a new journey of a healthy lifestyle, so change will need to happen. I hope this blog was helpful and if you found it informative please share. Stress less and try to enjoy life as much as possible! Until next time…

Healthy Tips by Tamira

Starting the new year off right is the beginning for a prosperous year! I hope you all will join me on this journey to a beautiful beginning with many tips shared by me.

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My name is Tamira and I would like for you to enjoy healthy living tips from me. As we embark upon 2017 it’s the perfect time to put more focus on ourselves not only for us, but for our families as well. As the years has progressed I’ve become extremely conscious about the products, I use in all aspects of life from doing laundry all the way to the nail polish. I also pay close attention to what foods, I consume on a daily basis. As you can imagine there are many things in between this broad spectrum and I would like to share all of these life changing tips with you! As you visit my blog expect to hear of natural remedies for beauty and health. Healthy eating is very important as well for beauty begins on the inside, so you can definitely expect me to touch basis…

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