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#BloggiteBits-Rejuvenate F.A.N.C.Y.

Rejuvenate F.A.N.C.Y.: Fantasy escape, Atmospheric retreat, Neurological refresh, Conscious cleanse, Yearn deeply

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Rejuvenate F.A.N.C.Y.

Life is too serious.  People have forgotten how to decompress, unplug, and reconnect with themselves.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to suggest some mental release and help you Rejuvenate F.A.N.C.Y. in your mind and life: Fantasy escape, Atmospheric retreat, Neurological refresh, Conscious cleanse, & Yearn deeply.

Fantasy escape: Taking a break from all the demands and seriousness of life is hard.  Your mind needs a reset and one great way to refresh it is to create a fantasy escape for you to go to mentally when life gets to be too much.  I am not talking about anything erotic (unless that’s your thing, I don’t judge 😉 ), what I am talking about is creating a mental escape that will help you relax and decompress.  Your fantasy escape is yours and yours alone.  Everyone is different.  My fantasy escape is imagining myself in a secluded log cabin that faces a lake.  In my fantasy, I imagine myself sitting on my comfy chair in front of the fire reading a good book with a glass of wine on the table and classical music playing in the background.  When I feel too overwhelmed, I just close my eyes for a few minutes and imagine my fantasy escape and just let my body release everything and allow my mind to reset.  Create your own fantasy escape and go to it regularly to keep your mind fresh and clear.

Atmospheric retreat: Another great mind reset is an atmospheric retreat.  This type of retreat is good for your overall well-being as well as your mind.  An atmospheric retreat is where you adjust your environment to help you find the mental and physical comfort of the highest order.  You have all heard the saying “remove yourself from the situation” before, Dear Bloggites.  An atmospherics retreat goes along those lines.  It is a location you have chosen and set up for your own personal escape.  One atmospheric retreat I have is in my bedroom.  From the bedding on the bed to the colors throughout the room, I immediately find my mind and body begin to relax as soon as I walk into the room.  Create your own personal atmospheric retreat that you can go to for immediate reset of the mind and body as soon as you enter into the space.

Neurological refresh: Finding ways to decompress is necessary for all of us.  If we were unable to relax and clear the mind we would all go crazy.  A good mental release you can do to decompress is a neurological refresh.  A neurological refresh is a simple task of changing focus from a stressful demand to something entertaining for the mind.  An entertaining mind refresh is something you enjoy doing.  My neurological refresh I like to do is read a good book.  When I delve into a good book, my mind is able to break away from those stressful demands and enter into the world found in the pages of the book.  Figure out your own neurological refresh, be it reading, watching TV, or going for a walk.  Make sure to allow time to create a mind reset by engaging in your personal neurological refresh.

Conscious cleanse: A conscious cleanse is good for a mind reset.  When you feel overwhelmed by the many decisions you make throughout the day, your mind becomes cluttered and in need for freedom of any decisions for a moment.  A conscious cleanse is just that.  Imagine soft drops falling over your mind washing away all the clutter in the mind.  Even though our minds stay active, you can take a moment and think of nothing.  Sounds funny, but figuring out a technique that can cleanse your conscious to just a blank slate will do wonders for your overall mental health which in turn makes your mind stronger to deal with everyday decisions.

Yearn deeply: As children, we knew the joy of longing and yearning for things we desired.  As adults, we do not find joy in longing and yearning.  Why is that?  Yearning deeply helps us tap into the recesses of our minds.  These recesses help open up our mind’s ability to imagine the unimaginable for our lives.  A final mental reset to utilize when life gets too serious is to yearn deeply for something you desire to do.  Tapping into those deep recesses gives your mind a break from the demands of life and begin to find that joy we used to feel as children.

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-Joyful M.I.N.D.

Joyful M.I.N.D.: Master positive thoughts, Inner peace with oneself, Nourish the brain, Delight in life

#BloggiteBits-Joyful Mind
Joyful M.I.N.D.

The mind is a terrible thing to waste, would you agree, Dear Bloggites?  Have you ever noticed that negative thoughts waste away your mind and in turn waste away your joy and happiness with life?  The things you allow to fester in your mind and thoughts tend to come out in all aspects of your life.  Negative thoughts and mindset cause a person to respond to people and things in a negative way.  The reverse is also true, positive thoughts and mindset cause a person to respond to people and things in a positive way.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to give you some tips on how to have a Joyful M.I.N.D. which will change your mindset to the positive each day: Master positive thoughts, Inner peace with oneself, Nourish the brain, & Delight in life.

Master positive thoughts: In order to have a joyful mind, you need to master the art of positive thinking.  This is a hard thing to do for some because it is always easiest to focus on the negative, but if you intentionally force yourself to throw out those negative thoughts and immediately find something positive in a situation, you will begin to master the art of positive thinking.  If you train yourself to master positive thoughts you will find that your outlook will be much more hopeful and joyful.  Train your mind to find the positive in every situation and you will train yourself to be a positive person.

Inner peace with oneself: Believe it or not, most people are not comfortable in their own skin and mind.  There is so much busyness in the world that people have not learned to be comfortable with oneself in the quiet moments.  Find ways and techniques to learn to have inner peace with oneself and you will find that life does not seem so bleak.  Having inner peace helps settle your mind and when your mind is settled you are able to allow joy to enter in.  How wonderful to find joy just from finding a way to be comfortable in your own skin and mind.

Nourish the brain: Nourishing the brain is when you feed your thoughts only with positive, happy information.  I love scary movies and books (hello, Stephen King is my favorite author), however, the thoughts I allow to enter into my mind are only positive, life affirming ones.  You are worthy of self-affirmation and you should strive to nourish the brain with thoughts that bring joy into your mind.  Remember, just like a body that thrives on healthy, good foods, your mind also thrives on healthy, good thoughts.

Delight in life: I give you permission to say, “Realistic living be damned!” and instead say, “I will delight in my dreams and imagination through life!”  Delight in all that life throws at you, be it good or bad, you can always find that quirky, silver lining that will bring you joy.  People think that when they “grow up” they have to shed all their childhood wonderment they found in life.  I am telling you today, you do not have to lose that childhood wonderment that brought joy to your life.  Finding the delightful things in your everyday life will bring joy to your mind, body, and soul.

~4-Ever, P