What are you saying to yourself? Are you saying kind things? Awful things? Personally, I was so used to the loop of bad news replaying in my head every single day that I stopped noticing how mean I was to myself. Thoughts such as "I can't do it", to "I'm never going to be good enough" often play in my head for no reason. Why? Unfortunately, that's the way that my brain has been wired for almost 23 years! I'm doing a challenge to read 20 different books in 2019, I stumbled upon "Preach to Yourself" by Hayley Morgan and I can honestly say that it's been the most life changing book I've ever read (up to now, LOL)! We have to stop the bad news that replay in our minds every single day by putting truth over them! What does God say in His living word about what you're saying to yourself? Even what you're saying or thinking about others? Allow God to transform you by renewing your mind! I know well that it's going to be a life long process, but it's time to fully believe in His word and to stop doubting!
This might be more on the personal side, but I hope that this will encourage you to open up to God about the areas in your life where you're telling lies to yourself. My prayer is that you let Him in and allow His truth to transform you. Once I finished reading the book, I started a document that listed all the nasty things I was saying to myself every single day, and I looked up scripture that says the opposite. Now, when I catch myself pondering on the bad news; I look at my document (yes, I have a physical copy in my purse and a digital one in my phone).
I've always seen the whole "12 new resolutions for the new year" as simply a tradition. I'm not sure if many share this tradition, but with my family right at midnight when the clock marks the new year, we eat 12 grapes. Each grape represents one of our new resolutions of the new year. Usually, by the end of the first week of January I already forgot what my resolutions were. For that reason I feel like there just a tradition with no real substance. Last night after work, I was thinking of approaching the whole thing in a completely different way. What if I focused on one resolution at a time? For example, this month I'm focusing on reading 10 pages of a book every single day. Next month I want to focus on worrying less. My goal is that by the time I start on my second resolution, the first one will have become a positive habit in my life. I want to slowly create healthy habits around the 12 different resolutions that I was 100% sure I wasn't going to accomplish. I'll keep ya'll updated!
Right after my last day of work before a very well deserved Christmas break, LOL. I decided to completely shut down. No thoughts about work, about blogging, or anything that made me feel stressed or worried about the new year. I traveled with my family and it was amazing. I truly lived in the moment and enjoyed it to the fullest! When my vacation was coming to an end, I caught myself thinking about work several times a day. I caught myself feeling scared, overwhelmed, and worried about what was to come with my return. In those moment, I told myself to stop. To stop thinking the worst of a situation when it hasn't even happened. To cherish my family and the opportunity that I was to relax and have fun! My first day back to work was great! It was awesome to be back and to catch up with my aswesome friends! It was nothing like I was expecting to be. Don't let your own thoughts cloud your expectation of something. You might end up dreading something that could be amazing.
Happy Wednesday everyone!
A couple of weeks ago, I realized that I had to be more intentional about scheduling my resting time. Last weekend was not a complete success since I failed to schedule my days off. This weekend was a slight different, I was able to 100% schedule both of my days off. Monday I planned to go to Disneyland with my boyfriend and then I planned to go to Universal Studios on Tuesday with friends! Overall, it was a great weekend! Am I a little tired? Yes! That's the thing about weekends and your days off, if you do things that make you happy and spend yout time with people that bring you joy, then that weekend was a success! Rergardless if you're feeling a bit tired. My next weekend is Christmas day and I'm looking forward to spending the time with my family and friends, even if that means giving up on a "rest" day.
I grew up in Chula Vista, which is literally in the middle of the suburbs. It’s a beautiful city, but it can feel small and boring at times. For that reason, sometimes I crave to go somewhere else but still stay close. Do you ever feel that way? Like you want a change of scenery, but you don’t really feel like driving too far away? I feel like this all the time! In case you ever feel like this, I recommend going to “The Haven Pizzeria” in Kensington. From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived at the parking we were already having a great time! They have a lovely wall outside of the restaurant that it’s great for pictures! The establishment is cozy and the atmosphere made me very feel relaxed and welcomed. Everyone who works there is incredibly friendly and provided amazing service. I tend to ask a lot of questions about drinks, food items’, and even dessert… I was truly in awe of their attention to detail and true care for the customer. The food was amazing! The Haven is very known for making their own creations when it comes to their dishes and they didn't disappoint. We tried one of their specialty pizzas and it was so good! I love going to places that try new things and provide detailed information about their menu items. I’m looking forward to visiting this place very soon again! Maybe, this time I’ll go back with my family or friends! This restaurant is great for date nights, birthday dinners, or just because you’re hungry and you’re craving amazing pizza! Not to mention that their signature cocktails are delicious! The environment provided by this place is friendly for all situations!
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