Tag: positive

Why compete? When you can show love?

Hi all! Happy Wednesday to you.
I’m the type of person who gives love to others when great things are happening in their lives. In my opinion, I have no time to be jealous because I know my blessings and time will come. However, many of us have this need of competing with the next person or being a “one up”.

What is the “one up” person? It’s a person who no matter what’s going on in your life they always find a way to prove that they have accomplished the same plus more. For example, if someone purchased their first car and its Honda Civic; the “one up” could say, “I purchased my first car too and it’s a Mercedes Benz”. Yes, now that is good news, but it also comes off as competing. 
Why is it so hard to just be happy for others or for them to have their time to shine? The world is big enough that we can all be successful in some way or another. Has this happened to you? Can you admit that deep down you have been that “one up” person or jealous person? Hang in there and trust that your day will come. You get what you put out in the universe, so try to project love and wellness. 
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Motivational Mondays: can we ever get out of dreadful Monday’s syndrome?

Hi friends! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies and we will remember those who are no longer living.

After a wonderful weekend, people always have the feeling of “urg it’s Monday tomorrow”. However, I do know some who are eager to see Monday and they treat it as if it were Friday.  Is the anxiety of Mondays due to unhappiness at work? For many, this is probably the answer. How do we change that?

For some the answer can be as simple as quit your job. Even though the uneployment rate is steadily decreasing, it’s still extremely hard to find work and make the money that’s deserved. So many have anxiety to Mondays because of the frustrations that comes with going into the office. Some are not happy with the facility or colleagues therefore the mood is in all time low or they are on edge.

Another option is to change our congnitions and speak positive affirmations into the new work week. We can affirm:

  1. This will be a better work week.
  2. I’m thankful to have a source of income.
  3. Even if this is not where I plan to retire, I will use this as a stepping stool.

When we place those affirmations into existence, we begin to believe it and we will achieve it. 

I hope and pray that we all do get better with the “dreadful Mondays syndrome”. Rather it’s getting a new career, becoming an entrepreneur, or a change of attitude, let’s get it done. We have to bring our own sunshine wherever we go, we hold the key to our success!

Thanks for reading friends 😊

Nicole Cherise 

Motivational Monday’s: positive thoughts

  
Many ask, “Nik with all that is going on in your life, how is it easy to put a smile on your face? Or for you to remain positive?” I want to say that I am no different from any of you. I have things that I struggle with that I leave to God in prayer, I get sad, mad and want to go off on people like anyone else lol. What I realized is during my studies of psychology, I always believed in CBT (cognitive behavior therapy). I believe that if we replaced our negative thoughts with positive ones, our behaviors could change for the better. Let’s face it, people gravitate to those like them or those that they want to learn from. No one truly wants to associate with people who are constantly performing or thinking negatively. I’m able to smile because I realize that crying over things I can’t change just makes my eyes red and puffy. I smile because regardless of the hardships of life, I do have support, I’m not alone. I truly believe if you start to give yourself daily aspirations, you will feel better from within. So, maybe a personal goal can be to replace your doubts with a positive fact about yourself. I hope this helps friends!

Nicole Cherise

Motivational Monday’s: 2 choices

If you are not happy about something in your life, you have 2 choices: Accept it or Change it.

It seems hard but it’s the truth and the reality.

I can admit that lately I’ve been going up and down with my weight and it’s made me feel down about myself. However, the reality is this: I have a choice to accept the way I look and feel sad or change it by doing what I need to do so that I can be happy. 

What goals are you trying to make but it just seems like it’s impossible? A career move, your dream home or fitness goal? Trust, if it was meant to be easy, it would be done by all. Making the choice to change also means that you need positive energy surrounding you. Do not be around Debbie downers or doubters. No worries you Can do this! I believe in you but you Need to believe in You. 

Let’s encourage each other daily, we will make the best choice.

Nicole Cherise

Feel good Friday’s: pushing through life’s obstacles 

Hi all!

When I think about all that I encounter daily, what gives me the most humbling experience is pushing through challenges. Let’s face it, life is and can be unfair. Challenges will arise in your life and some will make you feel like you hit a brick wall. So what do you do? Keep going!

As a MS Warrior, I have days where walking is a difficult task to do. I’ve cried, been angry and had self-pity MOMENTS but they can’t last long. If we feed those negative vibes and energy to ourselves, it will be our new cognitions. So do what you need: pray, meditate, yoga, watch a comedy, go to the gym to blow off steam, write, call someone, speak to a support group or me *wink*, etc. You need to do whatever it takes for you to transition out of that obstacle. 

  
This is a collage that I made last night and shared to social media.  Could you believe that just three weeks ago I couldn’t use my left leg efficiently and had a limp? Believe it friends, I’m just like you, a fighter. We have to claim victory because we CAN’T lose. 

Keep your chin up and head in the game. No worries, things will get better. Keep going. 

Enjoy your day and Happy 4th of July weekend!

Nicole Cherise

If only you saw me two weeks ago

My testimony:

This week, I’ve been able to go to work and exercise. I wrote recently about my fitness goals and how I’m feeling good. 

What some of you may not know is that for 2 weeks, I walked with a limp. I was literally dragging my left leg along because I had a MS flare up. However, after steroid infusions to calm the inflammation, I slowly got better. 

God is good people. I can smile today and walk with confidence knowing that the sunshine has came after the storm. I don’t take anything for granted, especially my body. 

So to anyone out there that is battling any disease, or are caregivers; there is light at the end of the tunnel. Peace to you all. 

Nicole Cherise

Motivational Monday’s

Hi all! 

Thanks for visiting and sharing my blog.

Today is what I like to call in my blog “motivational Monday’s”. This is also apart of the scheduled blog entries that I discussed in a previous post. Today, I want to discuss “Hope”.

What is Hope? I feel hope is the anticipation of a positive outcome for the future. 

This hits close to home for me especially on today. If you have been following my blog, you may know that I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 5 years ago. With this debilitating disease, I find myself in a battle of emotions constantly. On one hand, I remain strong and keep in mind that things could be worse. On the other hand, I’m frustrated with the symptoms and the potential ending result of the disease. Hope is what keeps me grounded. 

I have Hope that scientists will find a cure, I have hope that no more damage will happen to my central nervous system,  I have hope that I may feel normal again. Besides my wonderful support system, having hope, makes me not want to give up even when at times I want to. 

What is hope for you? It may be career, relationship goals, self help. Whatever it may be, try to think positive and not give up. It’s ok to prepare yourself for the not so great events but it’s good to always have hope for a better outcome. 

Take care all!

Nicole Cherise