Elementor #52

Losing My Mind AND Personal Growth

Focus on the positive. Focus on the positive. Focus on the positive.

I feel like they’re trying to divert my focus to the positive in my life or else I might lose my mind LOL.

Let’s be real for a minute. What does ‘losing your mind’ really mean anyway? Google says, “Go crazy, lose one’s sanity, as in I thought she’d lost her mind when she said she was going ice-fishing, or That assignment is enough to make me lose my reason. The first expression dates from the late 1500s; the second employs reason in the sense of “unimpaired mental faculties,” a usage dating from the late 1300s.” To me it means you’ve lost your focus- I go through these periods of time where I feel so lost and not focused and I feel like there isn’t help. Call the doctor or counselor but they’re out of the office or booked solid. Great, now what? Find a friend, go for a walk, listen to music, yoga, meditate, and focus on the positive, focus on the positive, focus on the positive – like a mantra! Post stickies everywhere! Smudge your home, office, YOURSELF! Not sure what smudging is? Here’s an excellent video explaining what it does and how it can help move you to more positive energy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnt5GR7t964

One little thing can really throw my focus off. What to know what gets me out of a funk? My ‘tunage’, crafting and making jewelry using crystals and stones to help heal and create some calmness. Don’t forget to add some calming aroma using essential oils <3

The picture here makes the stone look light in color –

Goldstone is a protective warrior stone; the Goldstone crystal helps you get out of your head and back down to earth. This powerful grounding stone is a must-have for those moments when you feel overwhelmed by toxic emotions and negative thought patterns.

Let’s talk photography!

When I’m focused on taking a good shot and get one I love it keeps me motivated to take another and another, until I feel I’ve accomplished taking a picture people will see and say, “Wow, that’s amazing talent!” Peak times are early morning and sunsets (golden and blue hour), mid-day can be a little challenging getting the right light but with the knowledge of what settings to use on a camera it can be done.

This is Bridge 18 over the Kickapoo River on our Kickapoo Valley Reserve (http://kvr.state.wi.us/Home) and a path I enjoy walking and just taking it all in. I come here for peace and solitude.

I caught this sunset literally seconds before the sun set.

This was taken on top of the hill by the La Farge Dam. If you’re not familiar with the history of this, its pretty interesting! You can read about it here if you’d like > http://kvr.state.wi.us/About-Us/History/La-Farge-Dam-Project/

My point-

It’s ok to ‘lose your mind’ every now and again, everyone does it – just so we are safe about it, in which case please call for help or have someone do it for you (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/). It helps to redirect your attention in a positive direction. Sometimes when its warm I like to go outside with a good book and read, then go for a walk to take some shots. Go for a walk or go have coffee with a friend, create art, music, whatever your talent. Allowing yourself some self-care time is important for your health. Oh, and don’t forget to use some oils too! ; D

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