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I just love Citrine! Connected to the power of the sun you can feel the warmth and energy. A perfect stone for these strange times Citrine is considered a stone of manifestation and imagination. Stay tuned for some new creations this weekend.hope everyone is safe and making happiness. #selfwill #inspiration #citrine
Blue Bamboo Coral Stone with Citrine. Bamboo Coral is known to prevent negative energies, allowing you to release anxiety and fear and bravely step into your future, and when paired with the power of manifestation and imagination generated by the beautiful Citrine stone there will be no stopping you, wear as a triple wrap bracelet or a necklace. #citrine #bamboocoral #handmade #madeincanada #unique #treatyourself Message me for details re personalization, size and price. Stay turned for additional combinations of Jasper, Red Bamboo Coral, Tigers Eye and Labradorite
Natural Blue Agate with Aqua Quartz Leather Wrap Bracelet. Blue Agate is associated with encouragement, calming, and uplifting energy. Paired with the ability of Aqua Quartz to release stress and negativity this is a beautiful combination sure to keep you on track and feeling confident. #agate #aquaauraquartz #unique #handmadejewelry Can also be worn as a choker. Message me for additional information re price and personalization options.
Onyx has long been used in meditation to aid people in freeing themselves from everyday fears, allowing movement to a more meaningful existence. Black Onyx with faceted glass (for a bit of sparkle) double leather wrap. #onyx #hamsa #bracelets #handmadejewelry #youknowyouwantone

Smash The Dark Mirror

Part Three of Three

In his book Flourish, Martin Seligman recommends that each night we take ten minutes to reflect on the day and write down three things that went well, and WHY they went well.

They don’t have to be life-changing events, just three things that make you say ‘yeah, that was good’.

The premise is that we tend to focus and ruminate on things that didn’t go well, rehashing old events and stories in our heads and we don’t spend sufficient time acknowledging what went well. This lack of positive thought can lead to anxiety and depression.

Humans are hard on themselves and often self-criticize, “I could’ve done more today, been kinder, more patient, should’ve tried harder, ate less, called my mother, handled this, cleaned that, been better“.

When you spend too much time alone it’s even easier to start looking in a dark mirror, to start feeling helpless about your situation, and to slowly diminish your ability to choose appropriate emotional reactions.

If reflecting on what went well helps mitigate the effects of negative thoughts then we need to put ourselves in situations where things can go well. Situations where we feel purposeful, creative, smart, valued….

It’s not the same journey for everyone so whatever path you choose to follow make sure it fills your bucket, that you’re excited, proud and happy.

Smash that dark mirror; give yourself a break and acknowledge the ‘did wells’… because you did do well today.

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One comment on “Smash The Dark Mirror

  1. floatinggold says:

    “It’s not the same journey for everyone so whatever path you choose to follow make sure it fills your bucket, that you’re excited, proud and happy.” Well said.

    Liked by 1 person

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