MY MIND PLAYING TRICKS: THINKING YOU ARE NOT AS GOOD AS YOU ARE

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“Mind F**K.”


why i hurt

I come from work from my overnight shift and go to sleep because it is still in the early A.M. And when I wake up it is usually in the morning in as well. How do I get myself motivated when my mind is rattled about when and where to start my day. This is something that comes across my mind on a daily basis. You start to feel like your mind is trying to destroy you from progressing in life. And that is a tough thing because you need your mind to exist. And your mind will be the launching pad that will propel you into success. So when it goes so does the ability to succeed.

the mirror doesn’t lie, your mind does

You ever stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself with disdain? The look that you don’t like what you see and that you are never going to be better than where you are now. That feeling of image as you look in the mirror will eventually turn into your reality. And the mirror will give you a literal interpretation of what you think of yourself. Only the mirror is not a trick mirror. You will slowly turn into the person you thought you were prior to what you have become. Your own physical embodiment will shift and now you are that person you hate. Trust and believe I know what that feeling is about and have been in that place.

uncertainty and unknown

Walking into the land of who knows what is a scary place to be. Because now you are trying to maneuver in a place where you are foreign. You don’t speak the language of the land and any form of communication means nothing. And I walk through this land, not because of the city where I dwell, but life. And that is why I feel like the mind is playing tricks. What I wake up intending to do and what I actually do sometimes is different. It’s like I am in a fight with myself because I don’t ever think I look as good as I look. I don’t think I am as smart as I am. So there is this constant battle with self until I am successful at what I do in life.


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QUALITY OF LIFE: HOW YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH EFFECTS DAILY ACTIVITIES

Man and Woman Jogging Near Body of Water

“Take care.”


just existing

Ever wake up in the morning and feel like you just can’t get yourself motivated to do anything that is of benefit to your physical health? This is something that millions of Americans deal with everyday. And the reason being is that staying in shape is such a tough feat, especially once you’re out of school and no longer have to do so. You hated it in gym class, and even more now that you’re an adult. But what happens when you are not motivated to care about your physical health? I’ll tell you what happens, so goes the quality of life with the physique. Try doing to simplest of activities when you are not in shape and see how difficult it can be. Difficulty that was not there when you were in the best shape of your life.

going about your day

You take one step, then two steps, and by the third step you have to stop and take a breather. You are going to have to ask yourself a  few questions. And one of those questions is, how much do you weigh? Are you of healthy size? And if you still feel fine, know that walking such short stints and then having to stop for air is not normal. That is your body telling you are not fine. As a human being, why are the easiest of task wearing you out? Lifting weights should make you tired, but walking halfway up the street without having to take a seat is problematic. And I know people say love yourself, but liking what you see, and what is negatively effecting your body is another. You can discredit the physician, but don’t be surprised when it happens, the drawbacks.

when enough is enough

There will have to come a day where you can no longer run away from the thing that is keeping you from motivating yourself. You will have to eventually say to yourself that you are not well. And anyone who has dealt with weight problems their entire life will tell you that they don’t truly feel good. Not being mobile so you can accomplish simple task effecting your overall quality of life is not something you want to live with over time.


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GOOD HEALTH, GOOD LOOKS: HOW HEALTH MAKES YOU LOOK BETTER

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“Take care, people see.”


your upkeep

Whenever you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If you do, count your luck stars because a lot of people do not like themselves for who they are physically. And if you happen to be one of these unhappy people, there is something you can do about it. What you can do is try to put yourself on a small workout program. Make something like 30 minutes a couple times a week. Then when you get more comfortable, you can switch up and make it more times per week as well as heavier lifting. And never underestimate the good feeling of the compliments you might receive.

the out fit

Your clothes that you typically wear will start to fit your differently once you start putting yourself on a strict regimen. You will put on clothes and there will be this glove feeling that shows off more of your figure and the feeling of how it fits will be different. I started lifting weights last year of 2018, and I will tell you from experience that shirts do appear to look a certain way. Your jeans will fit in a way, especially if you are a woman, that will extenuate your curves.

moments of realization

There will come time you look in the mirror and be able to stand there and look at yourself feeling good. And that’s what taking care of your health does for your overall quality of life. Some people have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning because they are so worn. But if you practice good habits, then you will be able to have that good feeling so many people have when living in a healthy body.


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LISTEN TO YOUR BODY: HOW TO CARE FOR YOURSELF

Man Holding Barbell

“Take care of yourself.”


listen to yourself

Your body will tell you all sorts of things if you just listen to it. But this topic today is not about listening to the human intuition about life or listening to yourself pursuing a career. This is about listening to ones body in regards to their physcial health. Now, every now and then the body has a tinge pain, but it’s normal especially if you have been sitting or standing for a long period of time. But then there are the more serious ailments where things have not gone away for some time. That is the signs of something else. Now, it may be something minor, but nontheless, listen to yourself. Familiarize yourself with the medical terminology associated with the body both mentally and physically.

don’t get to scared

WebMD is the most horrifying website for anyone trying to figure out why they are sick. Because that website will give you the worst sicknesses connected to your symptoms. And the reality is that you most likely don’t have much wrong. So you have to ssit back and actually look at the worst, but first observe the minor problems. Like everything in America is linked to Cancer.So we automatically think we have Cancer. But the problem is, we just have something like lower pain cured with rest and ice. So don’t drive yourself crazy for nothing.

practice a healthy lifestyle

Exercise and eating right are not guarantees for a long life. Some people smoke cigarettes and live to be 90 years old, others die in shape at 25 years old. The reliaty is, everytime you smoke you decrease your odds of life. So you have no guarantee of long life, but that doesn’t mean you do whatever to your body. Because when you get sick, it is others that will have to care for you.


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LEARNED BEHAVIOR: THE RESULTS OF MIRRORED EATING HABITS

 

Woman in Black Shirt Facing Mirror

“I did what I knew.”


in the home

Growing up, your image of health is your parents. They are the ones feeding you and feeding themselves in the process. And that is how it was in my household growing up. I ate whatever my mother would eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The only problem is that she battled a weight problem for most of her adult life. And only now is she able to take off the pounds. That’s how most people end up overweight themselves. They watch their parents consume food and never exercise, so it becomes a thing for them. Yet, my mother always stressed keeping yourself in shape and healthy. She never wanted us to battled like she did with weight.

affordability

If you grew up in a poor house and community, then chances are, you will not have the money for healthy food. And when that happens, you eat things that are not good for you, leading to illnesses. But what are you to do when you have multiple mouths to feed and you are operating on a limited budget. The food that is cheaper is unhealthy, but it is what the family can afford. This is when you need to go to other measures to make sure you’re eating right. Meaning, you can afford chicken, but don’t fry it, bake it. Use less sugar in teas and cool-aids. Don’t eat to get full, eat to fulfill what is necessary so you are not hungry.

remove yourself from the environment

In order for you to make your life better physically, you need to put yourself in a different environment than the one you are in. My immediate familial circle was always people who ate whatever we wanted to eat. Then there were a few people in my family who had no choice but to change their lives. But for the people who come from a family where people except their eating habits, you might have to remove yourself from them. Not because you don’t love them, you just have to love yourself.


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HURT AND PAIN: WHEN GOING THROUGH DEPRESSION

Red Amazon Danbo on Brown Wooden Surface

“It never last long.”


sunken place

Sometimes I find myself in place mentally that is hard to escape. And that place is know as depression. In my life, I have learned to cope with the feeling of depression, but for some reason it never goes away. I manage it better now, but it was much worse in the past. Where does it come from? How does one become depressed? And I don’t know, nor can I tell you how it came about. But I will say, that I am one of millions of Americans that battle with this issue. Luckily for me, I have a coping mechanism that aid me in getting over feeling down.

is it born or brought on

People say you can become depressed in life, but are there traits that you have that you are born with in life. Things that make you who you are, that never leave. Are we predisposed to being depressed? There are a lot of people who believe this to be true. Now me on the other hand, there are things in your family, but for me it was more so quality of life. I was depressed from childhood all the way through my 20’s. I am 31 years old and just now able to begin to have the happiness I wanted early on. And that is what depression does, it alters your entire existence and you have delayed progress.

running from the problem

Where is the problem you’re going through stemming from? many of us have unresolved issues in our lives that we never worked out. My issue was identity because a lack of male in my life, self-conscious about appearance, and growing up poor.How do you begin to work your problems? Sure there is ways to go about it by seeking medical treatment. But at times, you have to move past the treatment and be able to ask yourself questions when not able to seek treatment. So know why you have the issue, and that could potentially make treatment easier.


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FEAR OF LOSING IT ALL: WHY MENTAL LOSS FREAKS PEOPLE OUT

Photo of Head Bust Print Artwork

“I need my mind.”


when it goes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose your mind? Or better yet, what are your fears associated with losing the ability to rationalize in society? People have a lot of fears, dying is one of them. But a major fear that is ranked high would have to be losing the memory or logic. Lose of memory or the ability to function because of an incurable brain disease is tragic and scary. Especially if you are someone who operates in the space that is artistic like myself. Why are the fears so strong even though very few people will fall under the category of strong brain dysfunction?

the good times are gone

Growing up, we often go into this nostalgic space that makes us look at how far we have come thus far. And when you get to a certain stage in your life, sometimes that can vanish, and it leaves us often depressed. Imagine having a vibrant life that you don’t even remember because your thoughts are no longer available to you. This takes place with people who suffer form dementia and Alzheimer disease. We still have no clue what leads to someone attaining this sickness, but it eats the brain slowly. Eventually you lose total function of your body and pass away.

you become the kid

When raising children, they need and depend on you. But what happens when the kid is the parent and the parent is the child? This is where the elderly start to become enraged because they are used to being the leader. But when the mind goes, this take son a whole other dynamic. Because now the person need you to think for them. And humans are not monolithic creatures. What is good for you has been your decision. Now the person you chose life to be good for, is making your decisions for what is good for you.


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