The Definition Of Insanity…

Is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Want a new life? Change that shit up. The right thing to do is usually the hardest for a reason, it requires willpower, sacrifice and discipline. When I first started making different lifestyle choices I had to weed out a ton of people, who didn’t have the foresight or self-restraint. I’m sorry, how do you intend on being an actress if you close the bar every night getting wasted with your co-workers, leaving no time to pursue your goals? Missing auditions day in and day out, going back to the same job you despise, having nothing to show for it but a beer belly.

The people who criticized my decision are in the same place, stagnant, never evolving and confused as to why. Here it is, this is the reason- you kept doing what you always did, so you keep getting what you always get. Doing the hard work, spiritual and otherwise pays. Humans are suppose to adapt and evolve it’s intrinsic. BE honest with yourself, are you stagnant due to insanity or upgrading to a better version of you each day? Why or why not?

Finding Everyday Beauty

Focus on the blessings in each day as frequently as you can. Narrowing in on negativity is a default you can dismantle. Practice makes perfect, the more you do it the better you get. Name one beautiful thing from your day (something that happened, something you saw, something you did…). Via: Motivation Director

Hurt: Not Deserved Or Definitive

A common trauma response is victim blaming, which goes two ways, people blame the injured party, or the victim blames themselves for being injured. This post is for the second category. You didn’t deserve what happened to you, nor does it define you. It’s not your job to carry the burden of responsibility for what a malicious being did to you, on top of dealing with the trauma endured.

This is a crucial piece to the mental health and wellness conversation! Domestic violence victims, for example, stay for this reason: if I didn’t get them angry, had I remembered my place, why didn’t I do it right the first time…with outsiders asking ignorant questions- why did you stay if it was so bad?

Because trauma rewires the brain (numbing, repressing memories, escapism, building bad habits, abusing substances). Has something similar happened to you, how did it affect your mental wellbeing?

Via: Seconds Apart & Motivation Director