Does anybody remember these … ?

This afternoon, I was doing nothing but watching TV, eating a snack, and talking to my Goodmommy and betta fish. Considering that I had no school work to do–aside from short study sessions for my up-and-coming up FSA tests–I decided to do something productive with a simple art project. And I already had an idea for what I wanted to make: an origami chatterbox.

Now, for those of you who are unaware of what a chatterbox actually is, I will explain: it’s a really fun game that you make out of folded paper. In the folds, you create little messages under different tabs, which range from number 1-8. Although chatterbox is my preferred name, they are also dubbed as fortune tellers, cootie catchers, whirlybirds, and more.

When I attended in-person public school from kindergarten to third grade, I used to see kids making these ALL THE TIME. I always found them super fascinating to look at, but I never learned how to make one–at least, if I did learn, I don’t recall LOL. That being said, today seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a few paper chatterboxes of my own. After a quick search through Google, I was able to find a simple tutorial on YouTube, and I got right to work!

Even though it took me two attempts to actually get the instructions, once I was able to complete one, I was on a roll. Chatterboxes are extremely fun to make considering that the instructions are simple, and they don’t require a large load of supplies. All that I used to make one was a piece of paper, Posca paint pens in four colors, and a pen.

My favorite part of the whole process is probably the decoration aspect. Either that, or adding quirky messages to each of the tabs. Adding the color to the game brings it all together, and makes it look more interesting compared to a bare piece of folded paper.

Each one of my 3 products has a different design. One has dots with inspirational messages, the second has flowers with icebreaker questions, and the third one has an 8 Ball design with short answers to simple questions that the player can ask.

It was a lot of fun to find a way to make each chatterbox unique in its own way–the more comfortable I got with making these, the more details I put into each one that I made.

This is a project that allowed me to incorporate a lot of creativity without being to demanding. Plus, it serves as a great game that I can play with my family and friends when we have some spare time on our hands. In the end, all three of my chatterboxes look super cute: I might even make a few more, after awhile.


Although I didn’t know what to expect before I started this art project, I must say that now I am a little obsessed LOL. Maybe it’s because I’m that type of person who really likes to fidget with things–I almost always have to be touching something. That’s why little trinkets like this are super satisfying to me. Not to mention the fact that they’re super fun to make!

Depending on the response that I get on this post, I may even make some more for you all, in the future.

LET’S CHAT~Have you ever heard of or seen a chatterbox? And if you have, have you ever made one?

Have a beautiful, blossoming, and blessed day, everybody! May God bless you all, and I’ll see you next time! ✨

May is National Teen Self Esteem Month | 5 Tips to Improve Your Self Esteem

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that self esteem, especially among teenagers, is a common topic of mine. Ironically, I just found out that May is National Teen Self Esteem Month. The first thing I thought; I have to share this with my followers!

Our teenage years are a critical time in development, physically and emotionally. Along with that, teenagehood (childhood) is when we begin to figure out who we are and develop our self esteem and confidence. That being said, today I will be sharing some tips for every teenager (and adult) who is wondering how they can give their self esteem a bit of a boost. Let’s get this party started! ✨

Think positively about yourself. In order to increase self esteem, we need to put in some effort to see ourselves positively. When you look in the mirror, try to focus on what you like about yourself rather than what you wish you could change. Regardless of what other people say, always see yourself in a positive light.

Try a new hobby. You may wonder how this tip could be helpful for self esteem–let me explain. When we are able to gain a new talent, we develop the feeling that we are capable to gain new knowledge. And when we feel capable, we begin to feel more confident in ourselves and our abilities.

Keep a good support circle. The people who are always by your side to support you, through life’s ups and downs, are your support circle. This may be limited to 1-3 people. And if so, that’s okay. The size of your support circle isn’t important; it’s the people in your circle that matters most.

Don’t compare yourself to others. This is a big one, considering that the reason why many think so poorly of themselves is because they are constantly comparing themselves to other people. The media commonly makes the impression that we are “supposed” to look and act a certain way to fit in or be “beautiful.” But we always have to remember that beauty is more than just our outward appearance; beauty begins from within.

Be a cheerful giver. Another great way to boost self confidence is to do something nice for someone in your community. Some examples of this are doing some work in your neighbors’ yard, tutoring a student, or even volunteering for a local soup kitchen. Helping others is another way to help us feel as if we are doing something purposeful, and that we are capable of making positive differences in the lives of others.


I really enjoyed coming up with some tips to encourage growth in self esteem among teenagers, and I hope you were inspired by my words, as well. Remember that God made each of us unique and beautiful in our own, authentic way. We were not made to fit in. Instead, we were made to stand out. Today’s message: just be YOU.

Have a blessed day, everybody! God bless you all! ✨

An open letter to my younger self…

Dear younger self,

First of all, let me say that I love you, and I know what you’re facing: I was you. While I’m not that much older than you, and I still have much to learn, I hope that you will read these words with an open heart. God has given me lots of wisdom, and like you I am learning every day. I still have things that I need to do and I still have imperfections. But through it all, God has always been there for us, and He always will be. This is the advice that I have for you.

Just be you. I know that you may look in the mirror and see imperfections. But God says that you’re beautiful, inside and out. Even with your flaws, you are the apple of His eye. Don’t ever look in the mirror and wish you looked like someone you’re not. From now on, when you look at your reflection, say “If God says that I’m beautiful, then I think so, too.” The more you say it, the more you’ll believe it. Just shine. Be the the light in the darkness that God chose you to be.

It’s okay to have just a couple friends, because sometimes “friends” can be the same people who will try to take advantage of you in your highs and abandon you in your lows. However, through it all, God is your friend. You are your friend. Goodmommy is your friend. And you might even meet one or two more friends along the way~but don’t rush it. For the Bible says that a friend will stick closer than a brother. And considering that we have a great little brother already, I know that can be pretty hard to beat, LOL.

Keeping the peace is more important than being right. I know that you’re a perfectionist. I am, too. Naturally, we want everything to be perfect all the time. Sometimes, we might think that something isn’t fair or that someone owes us an apology. We might think it in our heads. But a rule to always remember is avoid speaking everything that pops up in your brain. Every thought isn’t meant to be spoken. And if you ever need guidance, pray about it. God will tell you what to do. He’s good like that.

Don’t compare yourself to people. There will be times where you may look at someone else and think that they’ve got everything together. They may always have the biggest smile on their face. They may be popular. They may be pretty. They may be rich in money and jewels. But never forget that sometimes only God knows what’s happening beneath the surface. Rich in money is far from the same thing as rich in peace, joy, and love.

Stop worrying about what other people think about you. What do YOU think about you? What do the people who love you for who you are think about you? And most importantly, what does GOD think about you? What does He call you in His Word? These are the voices that you should listen to. The rest is nothing but background noise.

Let God fight your battle. Life might not be easy in every moment. You may need to make important decisions, and sometimes you might not know what to do. If and when these moments come, be still and listen. Let God fight for you, because He’s already won this battle. Some of the trials that we face are simply a test, where God is asking us “Will you keep your faith in Me?” In everything, God is able. And in His timing, the perfect timing, every season will pass. And with each season, God will make you stronger in Him.

With lots of love,

– Your future, teenage self ♡

If you could say anything to your younger self, what would it be? Feel free to share your thoughts in the chat. I’m super excited to hear from you!

Thank you all so much for reading! Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! God bless you all! ♡

5 Ways to Find Inspiration as an Artist

Don’t you just love that feeling that you get when you look at a finished project that you gave your all? As artists, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pure happiness when we know that we just created another masterpiece.

But the truth is, no matter how much we love art, finding an original idea for a new creation can be a challenge; especially while we balance our hobby with the other areas of our life. As a fellow artist, I can say that just about all of us have been through this at one point or another. But the truth is, inspiration is inevitable–sometimes, we just need to switch things up a little.

Here are some ways that I’ve learned to find inspiration as an artist.

1) Don’t Procrastinate and Show Up — No art is going to get made if we procrastinate and avoid making anything. Inspiration can be as simple as sitting at your creative space and brainstorming ideas. Art doesn’t need to be perfect or super technical. What matters most is that it stays true to what we believe and who we are. We can spark our creative sides when we simply show up and remain present.

2) Just Doodle — Letting go of trying to make everything perfect and just going with the flow can be a big help in the art department. If you’re a perfectionist like me, it’s only natural to want to plan everything to a T. And while planning your art can be a good thing, if you’ve run out of ideas, why not just get inspiration as you go? The process can be more fun when your in the moment (and present) using your creativity to create something beautiful.

3) Make Art Inspired by What and Who You Love — I can tell you from experience that some of my favorite art is the works that are inspired by important aspects of my life. Whether you want to use your faith, family, other hobbies, or the work of another artist that you look up to, make art based on what’s familiar. Just remember that when finding inspiration from other creators (which is always a great idea) please don’t copy their work, but instead use it as a source of creativity.

4) Take an Art Class — You want to be inspired? Consider finding opportunities to be around other artists. When we put ourselves in classes that allow us to interact with other creators (safely, of course) we are gaining ideas from each other, and learning new techniques to incorporate into our art.

5) Try a Different Platform or Medium– Some people prefer traditional art. Others prefer virtual. And the last section enjoys both. If you are used to one platform to create, I would recommend branching out and trying a different medium or a different way to make your art. This change doesn’t need to be permanent. Instead, it could be a way for you to try something different.


Art comes in many different forms, and inspiration is always present. Being in the moment and constantly trying new things are amazing ways to improve as an artist. I hope that with these tips, you will find yourself flourishing with creativity.

Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! Thanks for reading! 🎨

8 Exciting Ways to Spend Your Spring Break

For most of us students, spring break is in session! Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and colors are peeking through every nook and cranny of nature. But, besides the fact that we’re glad that we get a break from school, it can be dawning to figure out some exciting things to do with our family and friends to truly enjoy it.

Hence, here are 8 bloomazing ways to make your spring break one to remember for a lifetime!

Go to a Festival/Amusement Park

Spring offers the perfect weather for walking around, riding on rollercoasters, and eating fried foods. These are only some of the reasons why spring break is the perfect opportunity to give your favorite amusement park, or even a festival (such as the Strawberry Festival) a visit. Theme parks and fairs will bring smiles to your whole family.

Plant a Tree or Start Gardening

One of the best parts about this time of year is the beauty of nature all around us. We shouldn’t take this opportunity lightly; why not start gardening or plant a tree in your backyard? Not only are you giving back to your environment, but gardening can be a great way to maintain mental wellness and bond with those who we love. It’s a win-win!

Read Something New

If you have a reading goal or you just want to read more, this is a perfect opportunity to read a book; whether its one that you have been working on or have been wanting to read for a while. Books are a great way to give yourself some entertainment and learn a positive life lesson in the process.

Take a Hike

One of the best parts of spring is getting in-tune with nature. Hikes allow us to get a breath of fresh air, learn about species of plants and animals, meet new people, get some exercise, and maybe even make a new hobby. Nature walks, camping, and hiking are all amazing for the spring due to the gorgeous scenery and opportunities to learn about nature. And the best part is hiking is an activity that you can do as a family–a great way to spend spring break!

Get Ahead in School

Yes, I know. I might have gotten a couple of eye roles at this one. However, if you are a virtual student like myself, it is likely that you are able to work “ahead of pace,” even during spring and winter break. While I completely understand if you wouldn’t like to do so, you will likely be grateful when you’re taking your summer break early.

Catch Up on Your Favorite Series

With over a week until school resumes, we have plenty of time on our hands. And one of the best ways to spend any long break as such is by catching up on your favorite TV show. We all have those time when we miss a couple of episodes due to our other responsibilities. And while we should still fulfill our duties of our homes even while we’re on break, there’s nothing wrong with a little binging when we get some free time.

Do Some Family Spring Cleaning

Sure, cleaning might not sound like anything “exciting” to do during spring break, but it can be enjoyable if you are creative. For example, you could create your own cleaning playlist, have pillow fights with your siblings, or play The floor is lava while you are dusting. And that’s just a few options. Believe it or not, just about anything that we do can be fun–all we have to do is open our minds to new ways to have a good time while getting the job done.

Drive Around Your Neighborhood

Although we may think that we know everything there is to know about our neighborhoods, why not put that to the test? On those days when you want to get out of the house with family, it can be fun to simply drive around. You may just find a craft store, get a tasty treat at an ice cream shop, or even meet some new people who you’ve never seen before. And you can always sing your favorite tunes or play “I spy” in the car with your fam while you look around. There’s nothing like a mini road-trip.


Hopefully, these tips will definitely be a guide for some fun ways to spend your spring break. I hope that you and your family have a great time together as you embrace the wonderful weather and the overall beauty of the spring season.

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite thing to do during spring break?

Thank you so much for reading! Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! ✨

Ranking the Official Disney Princesses | Which one is my favorite?

March is Woman’s History Month, and I’ve been watching a lot of Disney ranking videos on YouTube. That got me thinking–why don’t I rank all of the Official Disney princesses. I thought it would be perfect for this special occasion since the princesses are such iconic and strong female role models.

*Please keep in mind that the order of my list is my opinion and my opinion ONLY. I like all of the princesses. This list is just the order in which I like them. If you have a different order, I would love to see your lists, in the comments. As well, I will not be including Anna and Elsa or Raya in this list. Only the members of the official Disney princess lineup. Thanks! :)*

Okay, well I have got a lot to say, so let’s get right into it!

#12 – Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

To be honest, this was an easy placement. While yes, Aurora is sweet and kind, she has 19 lines throughout the whole film of Sleeping Beauty (I know–there’s a fun fact!) All she really does is talk to the fairies, frolic with the prince, prick her finger, and get awakened by a kiss. There’s nothing that stands out about her personality wise, because we don’t really get to know who she really is. She doesn’t really do much. Hence, I had to put her in last place.

#11 – Snow White from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

I must respect the fact that Snow White is the first Disney princess. However, the reason why she is so low on my list is very similar to Aurora; she is obviously very kind, particularly to her animal friends, but besides that, we really don’t get to see variety in her personality. And she sings, “Some day my prince will come,” without trying to do anything for herself. I tend to be drawn to more independent princesses. But considering that Snow White is from a 1937 film, when Disney was just beginning to make movies, she is an okay character.

#10 – Pocahontas

First off, let me say that I really like Pocahontas. She is very driven, bold, determined, and independent, all of which being characteristics that I admire. I absolutely adore her character design and how much wisdom she carries, even at her young age. While I remember watching this movie before, it was years ago, and it has never been one of my favorites. Pocahontas is a wonderful princess, but there are just some others that stand out to me more.

#9 – Cinderella

Here is the same pattern with other classic princesses–Cinderella definitely is a dreamer and a romantic at heart. What I really love about her is that she is sweet, spirited, hard-working, and regardless of her situation–having to work hand and foot for her stepmother and stepsisters after her father passes away—she still remains undoubtedly optimistic, respectful, and kind to others. She treats people how she wants to be treated, even if (and when) they are cruel. And in return, she becomes a princess. Very well deserved, if you ask me.

#8 – Jasmine from Aladdin

I’m not gonna sugar code it–Jasmine isn’t my favorite. But she has a lot of good values and morals. For example, while she does want to be a good queen for her subjects, she also doesn’t want to marry out of spite. Jasmine wanted to marry for love and love alone. She also cares deeply about her father and friends, and remains loyal to those that she loves. These are all aspects that I believe serve as a good role model for young girls.

#7 – Merida from Brave

Merida is extremely independent, which is one of the things I like most about her. While she can be a little quick on her decisions, some of which she began to regret, she has always loved her family. Her character isn’t the best, or most likeable, from the start. Although, throughout the movie Brave, Merida and her mother, Eleanor, change and learn to understand each other. Most characters have their quirks, and Merida is no exception. But Merida is completely content without needing to marry, especially at such a young age. She doesn’t dream about a fairytale, but she enjoys her life and her family as it is. To me, that is something to be respected.

#6 – Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Ariel is yet another dreamer. However, out of all of the classics, she is definitely one of my favorite princesses. Like me, I find her to be very artistic, smart and bubbly. She also makes the most of things that may seem like garbage to others, or in this case, humans, calling them “trinkets and gadgets.” Ariel has the ability to see a treasure in the smallest of objects. Although at some points in the movie, she is a bit naive, I admire how she has a “never give up” attitude that helped her achieve her goal. Besides, her singing voice (Jodi Benson) is absolutely fantabulous. Part of Your World is definitely on my list for my favorite Disney songs.

#5 – Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Let me start with the fact that Belle loves to read, and as a fellow book lover, I truly love that. Second off, she is smart, and beautiful. But Belle’s beauty doesn’t just shine through in her appearance. The whole theme of The Beauty and the Beast is about inner beauty, and Belle’s entire personality is a hint to the theme from the start of the film. Instead of marrying the most handsome man in the village (externally, not internally) she fell in love with a beast with a good heart. When it comes to role models, Belle is definitely one of the greatest.

#4 – Moana

I fell in love with this movie since 2016, the first time I saw it. The animation is fantastic, the songs are a bop, and the characters are amazing! Moana is no exception. Like Pocahontas, Moana is extremely driven, particularly by nature. Not only is she similar to me due to the fact that she is close with her grandmother, but she’s also so brave. Moana is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, so it only made sense that Moana herself was at the top end of my list.

#3 – Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

Talk about role models LOL. Tiana has always been one of my favorite princesses, and she still is. I even have two posters from her movie hung up in my room. She isn’t looking for a man or even her rich best friend, Charlotte, to pay for her restaurant. She wants to achieve her goals with hard work, and even when she marries Prince Naveen–who had recently been cut off, financially, by his parents–she still uses the money that she has saved up with two part-time jobs to buy her dream restaurant. Tiana’s not just a princess. She’s a QUEEN!

#2 – Mulan

She saved her whole country. She brought honor to her family. She’s an icon! Besides the fact that Mulan is such a boss, she was so selfless to fight in a war and pretend to be a man in place of her ill father. Out of all the Disney princesses, Mulan has got to be one of the bravest. I mean, seriously, she saved her country, people!

#1 – Rapunzel from Tangled

Last but not least is my most favorite Disney princesses of all. To be honest, this spot can fluctuate over time, but there’s always been something about Rapunzel that has stood out to me. Even after she found out that the woman that she thought was her mother isn’t her mother, she still remained compassionate and kind to just about everyone around her. She’s optimistic, cheerful, and smart. Plus, her sidekick, Pascal, is one of my personal favorites.


While this list took a while to write, it was absolutely worth it. Disney princesses have been a huge part of my childhood and considering that I’m a Disney lover, will continue to be. Lists like this are super fun!

Okay, but now I’m curious; What are YOUR rankings of the Disney princesses, and/or who is your favorite? Tell me in the comments.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! Peace in! ✨

Do our names affect who we are in Christ? – Words of Wisdom #8

You all know your names. But have you ever taken the time to look at what your name actually means? Let’s take some of the most common American names, as examples.

Nancy – filled with grace

Anthony – worthy of praise and admiration

Donna – lady, mistress of the house

Anna – God has favored me

Justin – just, upright, love

Christopher – bearer of Christ

Sofia – wise or wisdom

Zion (similar to my name, Q’Zion) – Mount Zion, city of God, a holy place

Shoutout to everyone who has one of the names that I mentioned (I may have incorporated a couple of the names of my family members LOL.) But, back to my main point for this episode of Words of Wisdom, I wanted to talk about our names and whether or not they affect who we are in Christ. I would say no, and I will gladly explain why.

Let me just state that I do think that what you name and call people is important, as you are sewing a seed as to who you want them or expect them to be as a person. Every time we are called our names, we are called something of a greater purpose. Our name likely either had a sound or meaning that our parents (or whoever named us) took a liking to.

The reasons why I say no to this question–Do our names affect who we are in Christ?–is because you can be named Michael (gift from God) or Christina (follower of Christ) and then go down a completely wrong path. Yes, our names are a part of our identity, they do not define who we are in Christ.

God has already stated who we are throughout His Word. He says;

  • We are loved. (John 3:16)
  • We are forgiven when we forgive others. (Mark 11;25)
  • We are redeemed. (Romans 5:1)
  • We are chosen by the Lord to be His. (Deuteronomy 14:2)
  • We are God’s children when we receive Him. (John 1:12)
  • We are justified by faith. (Romans 3:28)

These are the things that God says that we are. And if God says it, we know that it is the truth. While a couple of these are conditional, they are also unwavering between all of us, regardless of our names.

So, in conclusion, while our names may be important, what really matters is who God says who we are, as well as the choices that we make and the path that we choose to take in our lives, regardless of what our names mean. But just remember that you are loved and chosen by God. Even though none of us deserve it, He chose us to be His children. What a blessing from God (thank you, Jesus!)

So, for this National Learn What Your Name Means Day, feel free to tell me in the comments, what does your first name mean?

A poem to women and girls around the world: Happy International Women’s Day ♡

March 8th is also known as International Women’s Day: a day to acknowledge women and girls, God’s creations, as well as their contributions, progress, advances, and value in today’s world as we know it. Although every day is International Women’s Day, this is yet another opportunity for us to come together and celebrate each other, just as we are, in love.


Of course, I had to slide some Bible scriptures in here. It’s always nice to hear some words of wisdom. Here are a few empowering Bible Verses about women and their strength in the Lord. I hope you enjoy! ❤

Proverbs 31:26
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Luke 1:45
"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

1 Corinthians 11: 11-12
Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

Last but not least is the poem that I wrote today for (and to) women and girls around the world to read with loving and hopeful hearts. I absolutely LOVE poetry, so it’s always exciting when God gives me a new idea to write something new. All Rights Reserved.

Some may think we aren't strong enough
That we must be stout to sit at the front end
But that's far from the big picture, you see
What they may break, we can mend

For although we might not have muscles
That can strike the hardest of steel
We do have the mentality and grace
To love, to nurture, and to heal

Love that's true, love that's real
Love that's in a home cooked meal
A hug and a kiss to seal
Love that no one can conceal

And, yes, we are feminine
But that doesn't mean we're weak
We come in many shapes and forms
And even when we're silent, we speak

Sure, we are different;
Me and you aren't the same
Nor our backgrounds, hometowns, and kin
Nor our names or our frames
But no need to be disdained

Let's come together
Celebrate each other
Love one another
As we would a sister or brother

For, although we’re not the same
At the end of the day
No one can take away our love
Because love always wins
And we’re all sisters beneath the skin

- Words for Women, Written by Princess Q'Zion on March 8th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you all so much for reading! Please take this time to share your gratitude to all of the wonderful, strong, and powerful women in your lives who are always there; every step of the way. I definitely thank God for the woman of God that He’s put in the place to raise me with Him. And you see, that’s what this day is about–appreciating the woman who have treated us with kindness and passed their wisdom from the Lord to the next generation.

The Classic, Crunchy, Any-time Snack: Cereal

It’s no surprise that cereal is one of the best–and most popular–breakfast picks in America, and for good reason. Cereal is quick to fix, delicious, crunchy, and fills you just enough to hold you until lunch. Besides, all the time is cereal time; you can eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.

And since it’s National Cereal Day, why not talk about this popular, simple, and forever classic treat.

The Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispies are probably some of the most delicious cereals out there. And Rice Krispie Treats are delicious. Here’s the classic recipe for this crisp treat that the whole family is bound to love.

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Add your marshmellows (can be generic or name-brand, depending on what you like.)
  3. Mix it up lightly.
  4. Add the Rice Krispie Treats into the mixture.
  5. Mix it up until everything is evenly combined.
  6. Pour the mixture in a 9 x 12 ceramic dish.
  7. You may either let it cool on your kitchen counter or in the fridge.
  8. Enjoy your delicious Rice Krispie Treats.

And finally, I’m curious: What is your favorite cereal? I decided to make a poll with some of the most popular brands. Enjoy!

Writing this short and sweet quick read was a lot of fun, and I really hope you all found it as pleasant as I did. Although I haven’t eaten much cereal lately (I honesty got tired of it after binging it for months, and I’m thankful that now, I eat a nice, hot breakfast every morning LOL) I must say that cereal will always have a place on my favorite breakfast foods list.

It is definitely a food that most of us have grown up with. And the things that we do (and eat) as children tend to be the highlights that stick with us for a lifetime.

Thanks for reading; have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! 🥣

10 Mental Health Tips to Remain Stress-Free (and Blessed Abundantly)

Mental health is more then just our emotions. It is also how we view the world around us, how we think, how we feel, and it can even have an effect on the decisions we make. No matter what your age, it is important that we have a stable mental wellness that allows us to remain flexible, positive, and productive in all of the many different stages of our lives.

Let’s take a look at 10 simple and easy mental health tips to help YOU remain completely stress-free and blessed abundantly.✨

  • Journal about how you are feeling and what you are thankful for. Although it may be hard for some people who are struggling to focus on the positive, it can really help to write about the things in your life that you are thankful for. Additionally, write in a personal journal what emotions you are feeling or have felt throughout the day. This exercise can help you get more in-tune with your emotions and what exactly is happening in your life.
  • Distance yourself from harmful influences. One of the major keys of having good mental health is a great support system. Not only does this mean that we should surround ourselves with people who can and will support us to do better, but we may also need to distance ourselves from negative influences. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that some relationships need to stop forever–give yourself and the other person a break if you need it. Just remember that who you spend your time with can reflect on you and your choices. We should surround ourselves with good company.
  • Pray about it. Sure. It may sound a bit cliché. But that doesn’t take away from its truth. Prayer is powerful, and sometimes it could be something that we are doing subconsciously that could be having an effect on our mental health. It’s always a wonderful idea to ask God for help and what we need to do or stop doing. At times, we may need God to save us from ourselves.
  • Don’t bail on your beauty sleep. Seriously, sleep is very important. And not only to keep our bodies happy and healthy, but our minds as well. I would recommend creating a schedule for your week; one that will give you plenty of time to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Sleeping helps us rest our minds and bodies, helping us to wake up ready to start the day off great.
  • Practice effective communication. Sharing our feelings and what we could be going through with a confidant (the best range is probably 1 or 2) can usually help improve our mental health for the better. It can feel good to know that someone who you trust knows what you are experiencing and is there for you every step of the way. We’re humans; we can’t read minds. Therefore, making those that we love the most know how we are doing and feeling can help us feel heard and acknowledged.
  • Spend your time doing things you love. Hobbies are the things that we love to do. Therefore, chances are if you are enjoying a fun leisure activity of yours, it is sure to give your mind a great big boost of happiness. Of course, school is school, and we have duties in which we still need to fufil. However, after school is out, and you’ve done your homework, spend time with the people and doing the things that you enjoy the most. You can’t be sad when you’re doing some of your favorite things.
  • Remain present, even while planning for the future. If we want to continue to improve and keep a healthy mindset, we must learn to grow from the past and use the lessons of life in the present as well as our plans for the future. We must look forward as each day goes by, and continue to live life in a way that is productive and optimistic.
  • Ask for help when you need it. This very much ties in with the communication point, but this one goes more in-depth. There are times where we just can’t fight our battles alone. Sometimes, we must humble ourselves and ask for help from those who we love and trust. That person (or people) can be God and a family member or friend. Whoever you trust and can depend on is the perfect person to ask for help. If you can’t do it alone, why not do it with someone you love?
  • Create positive coping mechanisms. The truth is, life has its joys and trials. Some days might be better than others. It isn’t what mountains stand in our path that is the question–everyone has or has had an obstacle or two. The true question is will we climb the mountain or try to walk around it? Instead of trying to run away from and avoid the obstacles through harmful or destructive methods, we need to find positive ways to face the problem, get to the root of it, and eventually solve it. Learning how to cope positively can make for a better look on life and a happier mentality, overall.
  • Do your best to reach your goals. When we give ourselves a goal, we are providing ourselves with a sense of responsibility and purpose–something that we can work for in order to get the great results that we want to see, when our work is done. Knowing that we’ve did our best in everything that we do–despite the possible obstacles–is an accomplishment, within itself.

So, I’ll be honest–this was a pretty long post. Well, for my blog, anyway LOL. But long isn’t always a bad thing. Mental health is one of the topics that I enjoy discussing, the most. Although it is getting more acknowledged, these days, we should still be proactive in making sure that we remain in good spirits. If you have a healthy mentality, chances are that positivity will soon have an effect on our bodies and spirits, as well.

With a good mindset, especially the same mindset as Jesus Christ, we are automatically set for success.

Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! Please don’t forget to like this post and follow my blog for more. Peace in! ✨