Tuesday, December 15, 2015

See you in 2016

See you in 2016
Hi Beautiful People,

It is Day 15/31 of my depression free December journey and I am going on a hiatus. Not because things are really bad and I have to get into my bubble but because sometimes we just need to spend time with ourselves and what better time to do it than at the end of an amazing year. For the next 40 days from 1p today till last week of January, I will be away...no uploads on my Youtube Channel or here on Blogger or the various social media channels.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Happy List; Count your happy and name them one by one

Happiness is not a reflection or projection but being...Happiness is right now

Today is Day 14/31 of my depression free December journey and I woke up HAPPY!!! Happiness to me is not in the reflection of things that were nor is it a projection of things to be but happiness is in the being…it is in the right now. Most of the time we postpone our happiness because we think it is a place, a destination, something in the future or sit down and look at all the responsibilities on our plate and wish we could go back to the days ‘we were happy’

I have a tool I am exploring, called the Happy List that sort of reflects this statement…and yes I am trying it all out. Just as the name suggests, it is a mindful (focusing on the present, the here and now) list of things that are making you happy…not what made you happy (not having to adult everyday) or what will make you happy (list your dreams here) but what is making you happy now. This list is best done at the end of the day or as a reflection of the previous day during your morning power up (you can add it to your morning pages practice)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Beach Life; Part 3 - How to use the beach environment to boost your mental health

Journaling at the beach 
Good morning beautiful people,

Lord knows I would have loved to be doing a post by the beach instead of a post about the beach but I am glad I experienced it when I did and that this triple play was birthed from those experiences. If you missed Part 1 on Accommodation at Dhow House and Part 2 on Dinning on a Dhow, catch up. 

Now that the holiday season is here, I know there will be a lot of travelling (you better have all your travelling essentials with you) and one of the popular destinations for most Kenyans and people who experience winter during the Christmas holidays is definitely the Coast. I will use this last post of the Beach Life triple play to share some pointers on how you can use that environment to boost your mental health.