No Ragrets, Not Even a Single Letter

Do me a favor and every once in a while, put yourself beside yourself. Take a constructive look at that person. You do not know anyone better than that person.

Flaws and personal satisfaction alike. Accept them.

Put yourself beside yourself and never lose sight of yourself. Be your own critic and be real with yourself. Accept your change and accept the things that you can not change. Revel in your own wonders.

Fall down with every intention of always standing back up. No option there.

Like yourself, love yourself, hate yourself but understand its all temporary. Once you have chosen happiness – do all you can to maintain that, to destruct all of the worlds destructions.

You only have one thing in this life, that’s your very own life. Your very own trust. Refuel your fire by closing your eyes and letting your soul meet your brain to fill it with perspective.

#NoRagrets

Micro-read: Plug it in, Plug it in

If you haven’t caught on by now, it seems my current obsessive niche is mental health. The predecessor, gut health. The correlation between the two and how they work in conjunction, is not to be debated.

Maintaining gut health, is maintaining mental health (chicken – egg, egg – chicken). Probiotics reek of benefits. The strains are endless and immensely interesting. The special strain of the day is Bifidobacterium Infantis. This type of bacteria is found in babies (infantis) and is beneficial for the way the acids work with digestion by halting the production of surrounding bad bacteria. It is also considered to be the therapeutic probiotic, suggesting a very particular relationship with the central nervous system “through GABA receptors in the Vagus nerve”. GABA receptors are responsible for calming nervous activity in the brain. There is a blatant interdependence on how healthy gut flora can positively influence neural circuitry. Which mood is dependent on.

The Vagus nerve is the extension cord between your gut and your brain and probiotics are what keeps the power on. Plug it in, plug it in.

 

Inspired by:

Inflammation, the Gut and Mood Disorders

Micro-read: The Game of Pool

Perhaps some of the best advice I have recently and accidentally stumbled upon, goes a little something like this. “Your next shot should be one to set you up for the following shot, always worry about the next move.” In regards to the game of pool.

The game of pool is strategy. Sometimes there is no way for there to be a shot made, so instead, set yourself up for the next shot. This simple complexity works for any life event. You should always be working toward something. Nothing is worth it unless you work for it. Set yourself up for success. It’s funny how you can be floating along in your leisure and it still teach you some of the most important aspects of life.

Live your life simply, enjoy the little things, and take the advice from the person you never thought you would.

Happy Sunday.

Micro-read: Emotions

Fulfilled, content, dejected, resentful, anxious, aroused. Emotions are the adjectives of the conscious state that you stand in. Whether or not you think you have a particular emotion floating in your mental, you do. Being able to express and process your emotions is what makes you human.

A little insight from the way I express mine:

Emotions: positive, happy, tender, smitten

I tend to be very expressive in the way that I speak. I bring even the smallest of details to life. I make you feel as if you were there. As if there were a large projector screen before your eyes as you read through whatever miscellaneous text or verbiage I spit at you. The fact that I exert such energy to explain a minuscule event of the day, means so much more than you would expect.

In other words, I am not going to be blatant until necessary. This is how I personally express my emotions. I had not known this about myself until one day I found myself multitasking, one person got the expressiveness and the other not so much.

The lesson here is, never stop learning about yourself. As long as you can commit to a constant in relaying your message and admitting defeat to your own emotions, you can remain whole.