Why Pay Attention to our Thoughts

Hello everyone, hope you’re well.  Here’s a little something to consider.

thoughts

Mostly we don’t pay attention to our thoughts, we just have the same thoughts repeating themselves day after day, over and over in our mind, but the thing is that

every thought matters

every thought creates a feeling

every feeling creates an experience and

every experience dictates our every action, which is directly linked to our thought.

The result is that this is our life.

If we want different results, if we want change, we have to start with paying attention to our thoughts.

Change your thoughts and change your life.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

5 Simple Ways to Bring Joy into Your Every Day

Hello everyone hope you’re well,  I wrote this article back in March 2020 for the May issue #11, of The Inspired Guide magazine, here, pg 64 – Whether we realize it or not, we need joy in our life every day for our well-being.  I’m delighted to share this article here and I hope it inspires you.

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I believe that now more than ever, we need to feel anchored, grounded and hold onto a sense of balance in our daily lives.

For me, like many of us, one minute I feel great and the next I’m stressed, anxious, fearful or on edge.  It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions and I need to return to my daily rituals of self-love, and self-care.  I need to bring into my day those regular things that support and nourish my well-being. I need to regain my sense of calm.  I need to create balance and have positive uplifting things in my day so I can cope with the rest.  I need to bring sunshine into my heart, I need – JOY!!!

Joy is what illuminates the darkness, joy is what heals our mind and body.  Joy is what brings moments of bliss and fills us with love.  Joy lights us up, and opens our spirit to shine.  When we’re full of joy, we emanate that energy out into the universe, and the universe needs all the joy we can muster.

joy-2Joy is my daily sanctuary, it’s not always possible, life happens, but when you can I invite you to join me, get creative and gift yourself a little time each day to do something uplifting and joyous.  It’s those few moments of creativity, of being immersed in something that makes you feel good that will uplift and brighten your days.

Here are 5 easy, feel good ways to bring joy into your day:

Take a photo – Challenge yourself to take a photo every day of something that makes you feel happy when you look at it.  Doesn’t have to be big, or complicated, you can use the camera in your phone and just snap.

Kindness.  Do something kind from your heart for someone, it will raise your vibration and fill you with joy.

Learn something new.  Learn a language, how to knit, how to draw, Yoga, how to fix a cabinet.  There are endless possibilities.  Just involve yourself and give yourself a new experience.

Connect with nature.  Walk barefoot on the grass.  Hug a tree. Listen to the birds chirping.  Bring flowers into your home.  Go for a nature walk around your neighborhood.  Watch a show on TV about nature.  Just admire nature, if you’re open to it, nature will open itself to you.

Love yourself.  Cultivate the habit of loving and nurturing yourself.  Make time for you.  Give yourself what you need, rest, jump, read articles on how to love yourself.  Find one thing you love about yourself every day and give gratitude for it.

Joy is not indulgence, it’s a necessity and it’s our choice and responsibility.  It’s our empowerment.  There’s magick in feeling joy, it lights us up, makes us feel good, fills us with energy.  Joy can help us combat stress reenergize us and boost our resilience.  Joy keeps us healthy and sane.  It strengthens our immune system, and we can rely on it to pull us through difficult times.

Joy is an essential part of our daily life; we need joy for our well-being. Even if we spend just fifteen minutes a day doing something that makes our heart smile, we will raise our vibration level, uplift our mood, elevate our mindset, and just plain feel joy-filled.

Joy-full Blessings.

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

 

Start the Week with Self Love

It’s Monday, it’s a brand-new week and brand-new possibilities lie ahead.  I’m starting the week with the intention to be kind and gentle with myself first.  No matter what comes up, these are the two energies I’m focusing on to get me through everything.  When I feel restless, when I have low energy, when I’m being lazy, procrastinating and get annoyed at myself.  When my body hurts and I can’t go out for a walk and I’m upset.  When I let myself get frustrated, forgetting myself and eating out of control…I’m leaning on – kind and gentle.

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Sometimes we just need a little kindness and gentleness to get us through.  Not every day can be the same, not every day can we expect the same, and when we just plain fall off the wagon, we need to remember to be – kind and gentle – with ourselves.

I wrote kind and gentle on a sticky note and stuck it on my fridge so I can see it every day.  Use these words if they feel good for you, or use whatever words feel good, and just remind yourself you deserve to be – kind and gentle – with yourself.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Happiness Starts With…

Happiness starts with the way you feel about yourself.

happiness starts with 2When you don’t feel love for yourself you can’t be happy.

When you’re constantly judging and criticizing yourself,

when you’re always picking yourself apart,

when you don’t give to yourself,

when you don’t make yourself important,

when you’re always putting yourself down,

giving yourself ugly thoughts,

when you don’t feel worthy,

deserving, beautiful…

You cannot be happy no matter how hard you try – to be happy you need to come from a loving yourself place within.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

 

A Time for Extreme Self-Love

This is a time for extreme self-love and self-care, and I like all of us, need some extra special love right now.  I’m trying to be strong for my kids so they don’t worry about me, but the truth is  that I’m a bundle of emotions.  I have moments where I’m totally stressed out, on edge, anxious and then I have moments where I’m feeling calm and joyful and I know everything will be all right.

I think that practicing self-love & self-care right now is more important than ever.  Loving ourselves and caring for ourself has to be an essential part of our daily routine. It’s not a luxury, it’s an essential part in keeping ourselves healthy, strong, and maintaining a healthy immune system.

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One of my self-love practices is, I write myself a ‘love note’ and I like to place it on the end table in my hanging out room so I can see it throughout the day.  Every time my eyes land on – hello self I love you – it makes me smile, uplifts me and fills me with joy.  I wrote this a couple of months ago, and I’m still looking at it every day, and it’s still nourishing me.

If you need some extra special love right now, try this – write yourself a love note – place it someplace where you’ll see it throughout the day, it can be anything that makes you feel good.  Your own words, a phrase from a book, lyrics from a song…anything that will elevate your spirit, make you smile, feel good, feel happy and fill you with joy.

Buddha said “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

And now more than ever we all need to do whatever we can to empower ourselves and give ourselves self-love & self-care to get us through this time.  And let’s remember that this will pass and – Everything will be alright.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020