In the rush of all the holiday stuff happening, I gave you the wrong cut-off dates for shipping products from my I Choose Beauty Shop! 😬 So sorry! But… the good news is you get a few more days than I thought!
BREATHE is a great reminder this time of year. And honestly, it’s a practice that’s become a part of my life every single day. Whenever I feel like my negative thoughts are racing and getting out of control or when my anxiety is high, I force myself to take just a couple of minutes to breathe.
When I created my I Choose Beauty designs, I intentionally made them using the healing power of words. I believe the right words can help you hold on when you feel like your world is slipping through your fingers, bring you peace when you’re at war with yourself, and comfort you when you wish the hurting would just stop.
LET IT GO is one of the mantras I still struggle with, and have to seriously say to myself: “Sahar, stop. Just let it go!” I have a hard time hanging on to things that hurt me in the past or things that didn’t go well… and that’s not good for my mental health.
FOCUS ON THE GOOD is one of the main mantras that really helped me when I was going through the worst with my depression. I still rely on it pretty much every day, and constantly remind myself to focus on the good.
To me, SAVOR THE LAUGHTER, is what life’s really all about. We’re all going to have hardship and loss in our lives – that’s inevitable. But there will also be good times!
KEEP GOING is another mantra that rescued me when I was at my worst with depression. It was such a struggle to do anything, even the things I loved. That’s what depression does to you. On some days, it took all I had just to get out of bed. But I knew I had to find the strength to keep going.
As you go about your month, take a minute to just notice all the beauty in your life. Whether it’s the clouds, a moment with a good friend, maybe a cup of hot cocoa. All of these simple things are proof that happiness is right in front of you, all around you. You just have … Read moreBeauty is all around you (November printable)
BE HAPPY WITH NOW was a really tough one for me to wrap my head around. How can you possibly be happy with what you have now, when you want so much more? Does it mean you have to settle? I finally learned that the two can indeed co-exist..
I want to start sharing with you the meaning behind my I CHOOSE BEAUTY designs and mantras, and how they ended up on the products in my Shop. I created everything using the healing power of words, something I turned to when I was going through my severe depression.
As important as feelings are, sometimes you need to make sure you’re not getting worked up for no real reason. When I get super emotional and start spiraling out of control with all kinds of unhealthy thoughts and feelings, I have to stop and ask myself if I need a little fact check. For example, … Read moreFeelings are important, but they are not facts…
Mental Health Monday: Is it easier for you to forgive others than it is to forgive yourself?
Mental Health Monday: When you’re depleted, give yourself time to recharge.
Mental Health Monday: I’ll admit, this is something I’m constantly working on! I’ve always been good at encouraging others, but doing the same for myself takes a lot of practice.
It’s easy to take it all for granted – especially the small things.
Whether they are physical or emotional, we all have our scars. They’re part of who we are. For years, I despised mine (brought on by a horrible skin disease, lichen planus) and hated my body for failing me. It took a long time, but I finally accepted them. Now when I look at my physical … Read moreLearn to love your scars, they’re signs that you’re a survivor
#MentalHealthMonday: Do what you can today. ️
They tell you he’s in a better place. That everything happens for a reason. That good will prevail. That time heals all wounds. Frankly, you’ve been having a little trouble buying it.
That thing—it was done to you. That thing that no one else has had to suffer through, you did. That thing that turned your life so upside down, you didn’t even recognize yourself, for a while. That thing gave you scars, and made you hate the mirror for a while, didn’t it?