Hi Friends! Happy Motivational Monday!
I know it’s been some time since I’ve blogged, but hey, I’m here 😊. Life, has been busy, and I also wasn’t feeling the best. I was battling a chest cold (which I hope is just about gone! 🤞🏾) and it just wiped me out. I hope if any of you might have caught the sniffles that you feel better as well.
This post today will be brief but my intent is for it to give substance. How often do you do for You? Many of us are spouses, parents, professionals, scholars in academia, volunteers for many causes and more. We are constantly on the go, we do so much for others and at times get caught in a whirlwind. This is great, however, do we find the time to schedule some “self” time?
I can admit, I get caught up with my family, friends, and work life that I don’t always make “Me Time”. I know it’s a selfless act, but in the long run, I see how it crashes down. I find myself worrying about unnecessary things in my life, all because I’m consumed in other factors instead of the “Me” factor.
If someone would have said to me 10 years ago that I needed to dedicate more “Me” time, I would have said “Isn’t that being selfish?“. Guess what? It’s ok to be “selfish” for your needs. It can and will make you happier in the meantime and down the road.
What are the things that you do for you? Have you found this to be beneficial? How would you recommend this to others? Let me know in the comments!
As always, thanks for reading friends! 😁
Nicole Cherise ♥️
Emotional Days happen.
MS symptoms can try to take over my spirit. Being a wife, a mother, a scholar, and a hard worker can be overwhelming. I’m sure many of you have felt the same. I’m here to tell you that victory is ours.
This picture was taken after crying my little heart out but a crooked smile was able to surface. I continued to think about my “why?” and I was able to wooo saaa and calm down. I pray that you all can find reason to smile after your storms. I’m here for you if you need me ♥️
Thank you for reading,
Nicole Cherise ♥️
If we all sat down together, you would hear many stories of triumphs and trials. We would discuss love and hate that we receive from others. We also could discuss our setbacks and who is the blame. How many can point at them self and say “I’m the issue too”?
With our failures and shortcomings, it’s so easy to point the finger and blame others. Many of us don’t take accountability for our part in any of our issues. When this happens, we are pretending to be perfect and act as if we are not human. We are bound to mess up, we will disappoint everyone including Ourselves.
Let’s be accountable for our words and actions. Recognize the faults they we have made. Then Learn and grow from it. After a while, if you continue to run into the same type of situations, no one will believe your “poor me” attitude or monologue. Remember friends, love and respect starts from within.
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ♥️
Peace within ourselves. We struggle with Anxiety, Depression and Pain. Let’s find ways to build ourselves and one another. You want to see better in your community? It’s starts with SELF!
-Nicole Cherise ♥️
Here we are again, the weekend has gone by fast and some of us still have crust in the corner of our eyes lol. Happy Monday!
This is a quick post about the importance to Rise up.
Our Past continues to haunt us, we are continuing toxic friendships, relationships and jobs. At some point we have to say enough is enough and yearn for more. Not everyone will understand this process and that’s ok. However, this is needed in order for true Happiness to shine through.
We will see that silver lining, we will see the rainbows that come after the storms. However, it starts with us. One step at a time. One day at a time ♥️. I hope this post can lighten your load of the Monday blues!
Thank you for reading!
Nicole Cherise ♥️
Sometimes, we tend to forget that things will be ok. We may be experiencing something very difficult and need a resolution. We may not like the outcome at first but we WILL be ok because we learn to adapt.
We adapt to situations for survival. Things will not always go as planned, that’s why we learn from actors to improvise in the mean time.
I’m currently going through something right now where I feel as if my back is up against a wall. No matter how good I may be, or how cooperative I appear, it’s just not enough for some. The truth is I Know my worth while others don’t. So as frustrating as things may be, I keep reminding myself that ” I will be ok”.
So will you Friends!! You’re not alone, in fact, most people don’t have it all together. Tell yourself this: “I know this situation may not be in my control or it didn’t go as planned but I Know I will be ok!”
Hang in there friends! I’m here if you ever need me ☺️
Nicole Cherise ♥️
The Truths that No one wants to discuss. We silence our past, pain, and fears. Start the healing, it starts with you ❤️
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I did as well, however this morning was another story. Last night I was experiencing nerve burning in my arms and legs. This happens here and there as one the many symptoms that I experience with MS. My neurologist prescribed gabapentin which helps arrange for patients with neurological pain. I felt better within the hour. However, this morning I woke up very drowsy and out of it! My arms and legs were weak and the inside feelings felt horrible. What made me even more upset was holding my 10 month old son, but being scared of dropping him due to the lack of strength I felt in my arms.
I know there are many religions and many who are not religious, but I tell you, I am a believer in God and Jesus. After barely being able to change my son’s pamper, I cried out and prayed for strength. I always do, but today with my son watching me, I had to give my sadness and worries to Him so that I could make it to work and carry out the best of my day. I started to walk around and stretched and started to feel a little stronger. I’m still not 100%, however, I managed to “look” not how I feel.
I share with you because I don’t want you feel defeated for long. Yes, things that we are going through can make us feel like we are in a whole, but remember you don’t have to stay there. Even if praying isn’t an option for you, meditating or self affirmations can help. If that doesn’t help, try not to be prideful, seek resources that can assist you with your issues. I’m here for you as well friends! Drop your email and we can chat. Have a good one!
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.