Let’s Dip Those Down Days In Chocolate!

LetsDipThoseDownDaysInChocolate-PStarr

Hey Y’all! I hope the month of August has been off to an amazing start for you. The burn is almost over in North Texas which is worth celebrating…ha ha! Today, I want to talk about something that affects us all – even the best of us and unless you’re a direct descendant of Tony Robbins; you are not immune to the feelings that govern the rest of mankind.

Sometimes, life throws curve balls at the same time and in quick succession that we sometimes can’t seem to catch a break. We tend to store up the emotions associated with those events and keep it moving. We oftentimes never have the time to go back and really experience those events and we forget that our bodies deal with so much on a daily basis already; coupled with all the fun things we experience by just being adults .

There’s no denying that there are somethings that happened early on in our lives that some of us haven’t gotten over – things we had no control over, loss of loved ones or friends, failed relationships, being misunderstood or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. As time goes by, those events remain well hidden under layers and layers of walls. It’s no wonder meltdowns are considered the norm these days; more than they have ever been because we keep layering and layering occurrences until the breakdown happens.Β The end result: premature ageing, ulcers, weight gain, high blood pressure and more.

Money, success, sophistication coupled with all the serums in the world will not heal a wounded soul. Facing things one baby step at a time… eventually will. πŸ™‚ At some point, we have to get tired of wearing that same raggedy mask – year in year out – and start dealing with the real underlying root cause so we can truly live our lives from the inside out and not vice versa.

Down Days …Be Gone!

On those days I feel somewhat down, scheduling a quiet moment to think about what I’m feeling and why is a step in the right direction. A tissue box, my favorite facial mask and some nail polish while I’m at it Β work wonders – ALWAYS. There’s nothing wrong with killing a couple of birds with one stone πŸ˜€ . But take time to actually relive the experience, soak it in, acknowledge it and …be done with it. Journaling or video vlogging – where you actually articulate what you felt then and now and how you intend to grow from it going forward – are great outlets. Call a family member or persons connected to that event and let them know how you really felt and if they’ve passed; talk to someone trustworthy. The end goal is to just let it out and find a way to let it go.

When you’re done, take a nap. Go for a run. Swim. Trust me, the sun will shine brighter when you get up. You will feel lighter and you’ll have more room for positivity in your life because you’ve let go of baggage you’ve held unto and logged around for years. And always reward yourself afterwards. An easy reach is one of my favorites – Ben and Jerry’s ‘Everything But The’…chocolate ice cream. Trust me, it does wonders for the bravest of souls. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Until next time, like, share and follow for more from…

 

Periwinkle Starr

 

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6 thoughts on “Let’s Dip Those Down Days In Chocolate!

  1. What a great note. Life is truly a catalog of fluctuating fortunes. Most times we are so emotionally invested in the bad experiences that it makes the good ones so far in between and very fleeting as if the good never happens. I like the idea on “vlogging”

    FYI: I got a text while reading your note from a friend on few events that had ruined his weekend. I didn’t hesitate to throw a line from your curve ball phrase in the note.

    Thanks for an excellent piece!!!

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  2. This was a great reminder to address challenges but not remain in the challenge. I think it’s OK to have baggage, everybody has it. What’s not OK is letting said baggage dictate the life you will live.
    It’s time for me to take up swimming.

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