Help Yourself By Following Christy’s Great Self Help Advice

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Help Yourself By Following Christy’s Great Self Help Advice


  It is a giant step to just admit that you should to get some help. The following are a few good self-help tips to try that will give you a good idea about what you might want to attempt.

Pinpoint what is getting in the way of your success. Figuring this out is daunting for most people. In order to change problems you are having, you must identify what they are. If you succeed in removing some obstacles, you might find that the path to the future is much clearer.
Write out a little pep talk for yourself. Take some time to write down a few of the good things that you love about yourself and keep it on a exotic postcard. You can take this with you wherever you go, and review it when you want motivation. Better yet, videotape yourself reading it aloud and view the video frequently. How will this help?

Every morning when you wake up, tell yourself that you are going to make today better than yesterday. Set a goal of continuous improvement through steady efforts. Encourage yourself to top yesterday’s accomplishments and set the stage for tomorrow’s successes.

Try talking to the pastor at your church, or a therapist; it can help. These people have lots of training and experience with this sort of thing. You will find that they are eager to hear what you have to say and assess your situation in such a way that will further your personal growth. Speaking with a professional is a great step toward personal development.

If you are battling depression, it may be helpful to adjust your diet by increasing your intake of complex carbohydrates. A lack of complex carbs can lead to a shortage of serotonin, a significant factor in depression. Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables along with nuts, legumes and whole grains can boost the amount of these carbohydrates that you take in.
Regardless of what your needs are and how you decide to pursue them, there is one thing that is absolutely crucial.

Make the choice to be active in life and avoid being a spectator. Watching life go by, without participating, cuts you off from the world, and humans were meant to get out there and live life.

Don’t waste your energy on the small things. Many peoples’ focus tends to wander to negative things and worries. Check in with yourself and focus on the things that are positive. The result will be much greater inner calm and peace.

Do you turn to shopping for comfort? Instead of spending money, find a hobby. Doing something more productive will help keep money in your pocket and help your stress level.
To live life fully, you must be willing to take some risks. It can be scary to go out of your comfort zone because of a fear of failing or rejection, though never taking risks will leave you unfulfilled. It takes bravery to take risks, and bravery can be vital in building yourself the kind of life you really want.

To grow over the years, you have to have a great attitude. Being a pessimistic sourpuss will hinder your efforts to get ahead and could even make your situation worse. Your goals will be more attainable, and your life happier, with a positive approach to your everyday world.

Do not give any situation more thought, or attention than it deserves. Think about the situation, and try to find constructive ways to deal with it. If you make a mistake, you can always fix it or deal with it. Instead of focusing on the things you’ve lost, remind yourself of everything you have.

Try new things. Challenging yourself opens up a whole world of possibilities. Think about learning something or acquiring new skills. You may even want to achieve something that has never been done before. Try to think of innovative accomplishments, rather than following in everyone else’s tracks.

Be nice to your body to better your personal development. Get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet. If you feel sick, see your doctor to find out what the problem is so it can be corrected. Listen to what your body has to say. You need a healthy body to serve you for years to come. If you ignore your body, it may ignore you in the future.

Give these tips a try and make note of any change in your feelings or thoughts. Go ahead, relax, and take a break.

Seek out other like-minded individuals. When you have others around you who think and feel as you do, then you can avoid the negativity that can emerge from those who do not support your endeavors.

When dealing with personal development, not making a decision means forgoing an opportunity. Do not fear decisions that need to be made, even if you do not have all of the information that you need to be sure of the decision. A proven track record of responsible, successful decision-making can grow into improved instincts. Bad decisions have value because they are experiences that teach lessons. When you make the wrong choices, you know what better choices to make in the future.

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1. What 3 things can you practice doing to prevent memory loss?

2. Have you tried any of these before? If so, which one/s?

3. If yes to #2, can you give an example of your results?

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My accident happened on February 5th, 2012 after my bartending shift at the Blue Martini in Orlando, FL late one night. I was driving on my way to a friend’s house in Tampa, FL who I was temporarily staying with at the time. I was told that my car veered off the interstate and flipped five times, my body was found 50 feet from it. I’ve tried very hard to discover how my body made it that distance from the car, and who found me, but I still don’t know. The accident report didn’t say much. I received a phone call from a sergeant eventually who told me I was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center unconscious when my trach and feeding tube were implanted, but they didn’t expect me to make it. I was in a coma for five to six weeks after my car accident. I woke up with a traumatic brain injury, liver laceration, lung confusion, subluxation to my neck, amnesia, epilepsy, a fractured lumbar spine, and a fractured pelvis with pins implanted. The pins were removed a few months later. Talk about a painful surgery. Healing is an ongoing process, but for me there are some specific things that have helped along the way: Keeping track of everything to care for my daily hygiene. Listing these things with a dry erase marker on my bathroom mirror used to help. Recognizing what I’m not supposed to say. Deciding what TO SAY, what NOT TO SAY, and WHEN to say WHAT. Isn’t easy to do and I still haven’t mastered it. There are things I’m supposed to talk only to certain people about, and some things I should keep to myself. When I’m being upfront and honest with someone, I can’t assume whatever I’m saying or doing is right, just because in my head, being truthful is “the way I’m supposed to be”. Believe it or not, oddly enough, that isn’t always the case! Learning how to RECOGNIZE which is which is vital. Don’t believe what everyone says. Do your own research. Discover your own truth. Know who I can talk to with the confidence that I'll be given honest feedback from them. What prescriptions must I take daily, how many times a day, how many pills in each dosage, and how to stay on a schedule with my doctors so I don’t run out of my medications. How to keep myself on track. I try and find simple ways to include all things I need to do, my appointments, yoga classes, homework, social life, fitness, etc. Figuring out the most effective ways that can progressively help manage my pain. A therapist is a must have. Someone I can tell everything to and have it kept confidential. I must constantly fight hard to make each of my days better. That’s the way it is. Accept it, don’t give up, and keep going. YouTube and the Word synonym tool are necessities I can’t live without. Keep the alcohol to a MINIMUM. If any, but not drinking AT ALL is the best-case scenario-by a long shot. I’ve been working on how to stop talking out loud as much while being overwhelmingly passionate about things. For me, moving forward is about resilience. Why? I’ve learned that being resilient to words people say about, to, and against me have subconsciously built up an ulterior strength within me. This strength is like a shield that gives me the power to just keep going. To be resilient means to keep moving forward despite having the odds stacked against me. Just to keep it moving and continue giving my all every single day, gripping onto the hope it’ll all make perfect sense at some point. How the next day and the day after that aren’t going to feel the same. Resilience has aided me in finding somewhere I can fit in, and enjoy what I’m doing. Also, being resilient in my situation has created the ability for me to have a positive impact on others. I'm not depressed anymore. I’m quite happy with myself at this point. Now don’t get me wrong, I still have a long list of goals I’m going to achieve, or die trying. Haha, that’s the fight in me talking out loud. Resilience has abetted me in accepting the new Christy you could say. Vinyasa yoga has helped improve my pain and flexibility a lot. I’m sure my sanity too. I haven’t tried much meditation yet, but I plan to, although I tried a breathing exercise on Kevin’s Instagram last night and loved it! I want to get good at it. I don’t know why, but when I start feeling fatigued or when I just want to write my mind on paper, sitting by the ocean really helps calm me. I think I’m a bit hyperactive, but I’ve noticed when I wake up and go straight to the gym, get on the treadmill at 3.4 speed and just go for an hour. It really helps motivate me about my day and somehow makes it easier for me to fall asleep when I hop into bed. I also take part in Vinyasa yoga, instructed by Di, only 2 times a week hosted at Suncoast Fitness in St. Petersburg, FL. It has helped build my strength, improve my flexibility, and ease my thoughts to a noticeable degree. As I move forward in this journey and look to the future, I’m planning on one day starting a YouTube channel and raising money to develop an app for TBI survivors. Like a life coach in a sense, and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to teach survivors how to use it, or make it very simple and self-explanatory. It would also be nice to make hospitals aware of the app one day so they'll be able to reference it and help others who have been affected by brain injury. Lots of love, Christy Toledo Donate To My GoFundMe Project! https://www.gofundme.com/giving-her-all #SharingIsCaring

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