How To Be Your Own Guru

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What do you do when you’re looking for answers to your issues? You “google it” or turn to someone who you “think” has the answers. There are so many wonderful teachers and gurus out there, but the truth is, there is no better guidance than that which comes from within. I’ve created a list of tips on how to be your own guru. That way, when you need guidance and no one is there, you can look yourself in the mirror and say, I got you!

6 Quick Fixes For A Bad Mood

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I can get moody – let me tell you.

I know that you have all experienced it from time to time.

I’ve had to learn that a bad mood does not have to mean a bad day, and I have also learned that a bad mood can be changed.

Sometimes we enter our day and something sets us off, we hear bad news, or encounter problems that seem impossible to fix. These events trigger our stress hormones, and leave us feeling down in the dumps.

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Here are 6 quick fixes to get a handle on your bad mood. 

1. TAKE A NAP

It may sound silly, but it works. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is. If you have the opportunity to take a nap during the day (especially if you are in a bad mood) – do it. Taking a nap helps you break the negative thought patterns that are going on in your mind. When you wake up, you feel refreshed, and are then able to face your day from a renewed perspective.

2. TAKE A SHOWER OR A BATH

Water is very calming. There is something about being in a bathtub or a shower that just washes all your cares away. As a matter of fact, when you are in the shower – imagine that every negative emotions is being washed away. When you are done you will feel calm and soothed, and you can approach your day again from that new feeling place.

3. LISTEN TO MUSIC

There are few things that soothe like music does. Put on a relaxing tune, and embody the feeling of the music. Music soothes the soul.

4. WRITE ABOUT IT

Sometimes we find ourselves in a bad mood because we can’t express what we need to express. Things stay pent up inside and we feel that we have no way to let it out. When you feel like that, a good thing to do would be to write about it. Get your journal or just a piece of paper and write down why you are feeling the way that you do. This will help you get those negative emotions out and not harbor them in your heart.

5. TALK ABOUT IT WITH A TRUSTED FRIEND

Notice that I said, “a trusted friend”. By trusted, I mean someone who is not going to perpetuate the negative emotions that you are feeling. The trusted friend should be someone who is a good listener, grounded, and someone who is able to give you suggestions on how to better cope with your emotions. Sometimes, just expressing yourself makes all the difference in the world.

6. WALK AWAY

Sometimes you just need to walk away. Remove yourself from the situation completely if you can. Get out of the house – if that is where your bad mood started. Walk away from your desk – if you are at work and you feel overwhelmed. Remove yourself from a heated debate – if you notice that the argument is taking a toll on you.

You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to. {Unknown}.

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I hope these tips help you with turning around your bad mood. If you have any tips to share, be sure to share them with us in the comments section.

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Inner Work – The Part Of Ourself That Blocks Our Blessings

Blocking Your Blessings

I was studying one of my dreams, and it pointed me in the direction of something that I need to face within myself.

I’m sure alot of you face this same issue from time to time.

We all want the best out of life, we pray for more blessings, for healing, and to have our spirits uplifted, but we sometimes don’t realize that we block the very things we are praying for.

I mean, how comfortable have you gotten with telling yourself you can’t do something, it can’t be that easy, or that you don’t have the support you need? We stay wrapped in that frame of mind so much that when the blessings do come, we can’t recognize them.

When you are angry, upset, or feeling down – the last thing that you want to hear is some Pollyanna Princess or Mr. Do Good telling you to let things go or to cheer up. Their messages are so clear and they give you a direct route to the answers that you have been seeking, but you are in such a bad mood sometimes that you don’t even realize what’s being spoken – so clearly.

Have you ever been there?

We must understand that our prayers are always being answered – always. We just aren’t attuned to hearing the solutions all of the time.

An answer to one of your prayers could be as simple as someone saying,

Believe

Think of how many times you have listened to a positive quote for a minute and then your mind switched back to all of the reasons why you couldn’t honor that positive quote. Your responses may sound something like this, “I’m too tired, I’ve tried everything, I’ve prayed endlessly, I’ve done this, this, and that, I see no future for me.”

Just Stop For A Minute!

Recognize what you are doing…

Someone said to you as clear as day, “Just believe in yourself”.

That’s it. That was your only task. It was the answer, and you took a different route, backpedalled through your past, and then drew the conclusion that the “positive talk” was bullshit because you attracted a situation that confirmed all the negative thoughts you were thinking.

If you would have turned those negative thoughts around and really believed in yourself, you would have attracted a different circumstance, and then your conclusion would have been completely different.

Someone calls you beautiful, and you shy away from the compliment. Someone leaves a nice comment on one of your pages, and you wonder what their “real” intention is for leaving such nice words. Someone offers you help, and you think it’s because they want or need something from you.

Why is it so difficult for us to just accept our goodness and our answers without the idea that something is going to go wrong, someone is out to get me, or this feeling won’t last long?

Why is it so hard for us to believe that we are the right person for the job, we are at the right place at the right time, and the resources to support us will line up once we get comfortable with that knowing?

Maybe someone stripped your joy away in the past. So you hold on so tight to certain things because you don’t believe that you are powerful enough or worthy enough to attract more things that bring you joy. Or perhaps someone told you that you would never make it. So you get the impulse to try something new, and then give up before it even has wings strong enough to fly.

You have to realize that there is higher part of you wanting nothing more than to link you with your goodness, power, and potential. But how many times do we repress this spirit because we don’t believe what it’s trying to tell us?

The bottom line is this…

If you have been asking, wishing, hoping, and praying for something, your answers are being delivered to you right here – right now.

Believe In Yourself

I didn’t say conjure old ideas about yourself. I didn’t say phone a friend to see if they agree. I didn’t say check with your brother, mother, or sister to see what their opinions are about you. I said, believe in yourself.

That means you have to find ways to honor and respect the totality of who you are, feel comfortable with who you are, and feel confident with the palette of life that has been laid before you. There is an infinite space of potential that we all have access to.

Anything can be created from the infinite – anything!

Set your true self free.

Thanks for reading!

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