Quarantine Diaries #4: How To Stay Positive

Good Afternoon! Its been 2 months since my last post and I told myself that I wasn’t going to let that happen again especially since I have so much free time being at home but I fell into a rut of sorts again that I needed to deal with before I could come back on here and offer words of advice. I never want to act like everything is fine when its not but at the same time, I always want to be the best version of myself whether I am providing services for my clients or providing content on here for my readers. I have had good days and not so good days but after having a discussion with my boyfriend, I was able to realize that changing my mindset and approach even when I can’t change your surroundings or current circumstances is crucial to my mental well-being. It is easier said than done especially in today’s climate but it is necessary for me to stay positive and attract good energy into my life.

A couple of days after my birthday, I took a week off from social media because all of the sadness as a result of the murder of George Floyd hit me hard. I don’t normally post about current events or political news because its an area that I am not well versed in but I did share my sadness, anger and frustration on Instagram and Facebook before I took a break. Even though I was tempted to sign in so I could see the posts that my friends were talking about in our group chats, I realized that being away from the constant news cycle from my Instagram and Facebook feeds helped me to get my mind and spirit back on track. I started reading more and focusing on the goals that I want to accomplish which helped me not focus on what I was missing online so when I signed back on the following week, my spirit didn’t feel as heavy as it had prior to my break. I won’t lie and say that seeing the videos and images of the protests, riots and new cases hasn’t had an effect on me but I know that I am not controlled by my phone, iPad or any other devices and if it gets to be too much, I can turn them off and take that moment for myself to get back on track. I am not saying that you have to take an extended break from it all but it is good to take a break sometimes because seeing all of these things while being in quarantine can emotionally drain you so a break of any kind can help ease those feelings a bit.

The goal is not merely to survive but to thrive and it is okay to not be okay sometimes but know that you will get through whatever it is you are going through because your thoughts and actions can control your perspective on life. Even if you are working from home and your boss/coworkers/employees are driving you crazy, try to see that they are probably feeling the same way about their current situations and are lashing out in other ways which include making your life a bit harder. I am not saying to put up with the stress and drama but the way you approach situations will change the way people respond to you. Everything will not always be peachy keen but by not allowing yourself to get caught up in your emotions or playing victim and being able to see the role you play in everything that happens will allow you to be free of the stress and frustration that is holding you back and have a brighter outlook on life. I am currently working on this as it relates to dealing with my mother who stresses me out to no end but I am finally starting to realize that I don’t have to let any negativity she is dealing with seep into my consciousness and to not take everything she says or does so personally. As I previously stated, everyone is dealing with their issues in their own way and you cannot change their actions but you can change the way you react to them.

In addition to working on my mental/emotional well-being. I want to improve my physical health. While most people have gained weight during quarantine, I’ve lost 15 pounds and while I am happy that I am at my goal weight, I didn’t lose the weight in a healthy way. Anxiety and stress caused me to lose my appetite so I only ate once a day and when I did eat, I consumed junk that’s loaded with empty calories. I told myself that quarantine was going to be the time where I started eating healthy and I did eat healthy for about two days before I went back to my old habits. I want to tone up and eat healthier to maintain my current weight and the only way this will happen is if I stop making excuses and focus on what I want for myself in the future instead of focusing on the present. I have a bad habit of quitting when things don’t come easy to me but nothing that is easy is ever truly worth it whether its dieting, going after professional goals, dating, whatever! Everything and everyone that is truly worth having requires work and instead of being lazy and unmotivated, I gotta get off my ass and do the work. I know exactly what I want and what it takes to get it and pushing myself to be the best version of myself will add value and purpose to my life. Most importantly, I will be able to lead by example which is one of the main reasons why I started Amore Luxe in the first place. As much as I appreciate your support, I want you to call me out when I am bsing so make sure you comment on here or on my IG/FB page and tell me to get my fish together if you see me slipping. I may be angry in the moment but I will love you for it in the end!

So now I am getting back to business not only in my personal life but in my professional one! While I don’t plan on changing much as far as Amore Luxe outside of providing more written/visual content on a consistent basis, Amore Luxe Media will focus solely on providing content writing, copywriting and writing composition services for clients.Although I will no longer provide social media management services, I will provide captions for social media posts that you can use for your product/service along with any other written content you need to promote your business. Email me at angelacherai@gmail.com for a full list of services and pricing information. Thank you for always supporting me and I am determined to make the second half of 2020 better than the first and I want you all to do the same. New post coming either Friday or Monday so stay tuned! Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

 

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