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Do I need a break?

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  This post contains affiliate links. Please see the disclaimer. All across the Internet, you'll see self-care quotes, memes, and videos. More people are realizing that self-care isn't an option but a priority. Diet, skincare, exercise,  proper rest, and mental health. The message is being preached loud and clear.  Throughout your life, there isn't anything that you’ll use as much as you use your body. Whether it's for physical labor or brainpower.  Like anything else that isn't given proper care and maintenance. The body will break down from exhaustion if you're not giving yourself a break. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, an entrepreneur, an employee, or the CEO of a large corporation. You need a break! Today, I'll share with you 5 reasons why you must take a break,  even if you don't feel like it. 1. Work is never over. Those of us who live in busy households know this all too well. Housework is never finished. There is always something left to

6 ways to be kinder to the disability community.

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How do you show respect to a person with a disability?  Since childhood, our mother instilled in us that we should never make fun of anyone with a disability or any form of illness. It's something that she's super sensitive about. She would always say, "no one knows what will happen to them in life." I greatly admire members of the disability community. They’re one of my biggest sources of inspiration.  If you watch series like Born Different and Shake My Beauty on Facebook, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. When you watch these programs you don’t see their disabilities you see their superpower. Today, I’d like to share with you 6 ways through which you can be kinder and more respectful to members of the disability community. 1. Don’t mimic their disability. I see this happening quite often on social media, just to rack up views and shares.  It’s offensive to imitate a person's disability. It's also offensive to pretend that you have a disability when

7 Things that make you feel stressed, unhappy & drained.

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What if everyone else that you think is making you stressed isn't? What if the person who brings you the most stress is you? Yes, all this time you have been stressing yourself out! Today, I want to share with you 7 things that are making you more stressed, unhappy and drained.  1. Influencer lifestyle.  Expensive trips, perfect figures, nice houses, and cars all the glitz and glam of the world. They bombard your feeds every day. You're probably thinking I want this lifestyle. You feel so sad, knowing that it may not happen 😞 Most of what you see on social media is fake. Do you think that influencers are all happy people that wake up every day in an awesome mood, wearing top brands, sipping champagne, and smiling at a camera? We all wished that life was this great, but it isn’t.  The majority of what you see in your feeds are highlight reels. What you don’t see are the real moments that happen when the cameras are off.  There isn’t anyone in the world who doesn’t experience th

Signs someone's getting tired of you.

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  They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but many of us are better able to deal with people at a distance. We tend to get along much better! All hell breaks loose the moment we have to live with them every day.  There are instances where we have to move in with a partner, friend, or relative. Sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control.  While many are open and warm at first. There are times when we can tell that the royal treatment is coming to an end and we have overstayed our welcome.  Below I'll share with you some signs that someone is getting a bit tired of you.  1. There's a change of attitude.  There are visible changes in their attitude. Their tone is harsher and their body language is unwelcoming. They get mad for reasons you sometimes don't know about.  Most often, a passive-aggressive type of behavior. They'll slam the doors. Bang the pots and pans. Sulk for hours, without ever saying a word to you.  2. You seem to be a burden to them. Everythin

11 signs your friendship is coming to an end

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  How do you know when to end a friendship? It's good to have people with who you can be yourself around. No facade. No pretense. No imitation. Just the real- raw you. Real friends are priceless and we know all too well that they are few and when we do find them; they are to be treasured. However, we don't always know what people's true intentions are, and sometimes the people we call our friends aren't who we think they are. As time goes on we'll notice some disconnect in the friendship that we either need to fix or break off permanently.  Today, I want to share with you 11 signs that your friendship is coming to an end and you may need to break it off soon. What would cause you to end a friendship? 1. They act like they're your spokesperson. Nothing is wrong if you allow your friend to put in a word or two now and then,  but it's a serious cause for concern when this behavior becomes a pattern and they act as if you're not intellectual to speak up for

Signs you're giving too much for nothing.

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  "I give so much and get nothing in return." “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they'll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.” ―  Colleen Hoover "Can a car travel a mile on empty?" How then do you expect to go the extra mile for  others without filling your needs first? " Annette Kinglock-Murray  Do you feel like you're over-giving? There isn't anything wrong with giving and sharing with others. It's good when we're able to bless the lives of others through our various acts of giving. The flip side of this is we sometimes run ourselves dry for the sake of others.  Today,  I want to share with you some signs that you're giving too much for nothing in return and this is not to say you should always give with expectations. I'm ONLY making the point that in your giving you should always fill yourself first so you don't r

10 Hard truths I'd tell my younger self.

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“But one thing I’ve learned since becoming an adult is that failure is the best teacher of all. Try it. Try it all. If you’re not good at it… try some more. Being embarrassed is not the end of the world, but maybe being afraid is.” ―  Joanna Cannon,  “Advice to my younger self: 1 Start where you are with what you have 2 Try not to hurt other people 3 Take more chances 4 If you fail, keep trying” ―  Germany Kent At the time of this post, I'm young but not so young. I've been around long enough to know the ins and outs of life. I've had my fair struggles in life and who knows what else lies ahead. Today, I just want to give God thanks that I've made it this far.   I want to share with you some hard truths that I'd teach my younger self. Of course, I can't turn back the hands of time and I'm not whining about how my life has been. It's rather a moment of truth that will help someone navigate the journeys of life.  1. Not all dreams come true. Positivity doe

Lessons learned in life (Poem)

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  I've been foolish, But I've learned, There's just a thin line between Sanity and insanity, Good virtues and sin, There's a wild side, Sometimes too rebellious to tame, Temptation doesn't wear a sulking  face, It knows how well to bait the hook, Sweet to the mouth,  Bitter in the belly, Fire and desire, It will cost more than, You bargain for, At worst death! I used to be hung up on Everything I'd never dare to do. Out of class. Dirty.  Taboo. Yet, at my strongest,  I became weak, Compromising  values for Misty moments of pleasure, A slave to the flesh, Never wanting to be free, I've been foolish, But I've learned, Experiences teach wisdom, Time past doesn't change regret, The follies of the heart, Aren't that simple to forget, No matter how strong you think you are, Temptation is everywhere, May God lead you through an escape! Other Poems: Embody Go Beckon The Morning Haiku Poems Heartbroken Life and Death Poem About Beauty

Life is a journey (Poem)

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  This post contains affiliate links. Please see the  disclaimer . Oh, dear life, whatever's left of thee, A mountain's climb, A thousand miles, A wimpy breath, Must I lay thee on shattered dreams, Binging on thoughts of sheer disbelief,  Yesterday was never mine's to take, What more can I do today, Shall we be wasted for days on end, In the abyss of missed opportunities, Oh, the bridges we've burned, Losing the moon while counting the stars, Where do we go from here, Time's sinking sand,  Whatever's left of us, It's our mountain to climb, Our race to run, Our journey to trod, Our story to tell, Win or lose, Life is what we make it! ©2022 Annette Kinglock- Murray All Rights Reserved 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞 Life is a journey, not a destination(Poem) There are days when I can move a mountain, In the blink of an eye, Slay the dragons, Conquer the day, Mission. Possible, There are days when I'm downtrodden, Defeated and left for dead, Motivation is

What to do when others drag you down.

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  This post contains affiliate links. Please see the  disclaimer . “If people are hating on you it's often because they are: 1. Threatened by you, 2. Jealous of you or 3. Feel like you're above them so they put you down to feel better about themselves. The greatest people have haters for a reason, so take it as a compliment. Haters gonna hate.” ―  Jeanette Coron “One negative voice aimed at me has the incredible power to drown out a thousand positive ones. One of the greatest things I can achieve is to never let it.” ―  Dan Pearce “In all spheres of life, there are constraints. You have to develop your strategy to overcome each constraint.” ―  Lailah Gifty Akita There's hardly any escape from the harsh judgment of people. They're just about everywhere. Online, at work, at home, etc. Sometimes we try so hard to put our best foot forward, only to have those efforts snuff out by other people.  Some people take pleasure in putting down others. We can't always shut them

Life and Death (Poem)

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  This post contains affiliate links. Please see the  disclaimer . If life gave me one last minute, Let it erase, All those tears I cried,  On lonely nights when my heart pounded Like marching soldiers in a platoon. My hopeless days of anxiety and discontentment, My bitter regrets and sore disappointments, All my dreams that weren't to be, Not this time, Bid them far from me. If life gave me one last minute, I'll paint the sunshine on my rainy days,   Tiny doses of laughter in the moments bittersweet, The glimmer of hope that trickled through my fears, Every prayer that was right on time, I'll seal them forever in the realms of my mind. If this is my last, God, let me have this peace,  Life is filled with a million memories, Some are too painful to forget,   Take me home in cheerful colors, I pray my soul finds rest in thee, Life is meant to be celebrated.  Annette Kinglock-Murray All Rights Reserved  Other poems: Need real website traffic. Try Simple Traffic Embody Heartbr