Heart 2 Heart//Changing Your Attitude

Kicking off the Heart 2 Heart series with a lesson of love for yourself…change your attitude.

This speaks to me in such a huge way.  I have been somewhat stuck in a cycle of negativity.   I know…how awful!

I started to be short with loved ones, and I had no idea what was happening.  I of course was the last to realize that I was “stuck”.  When I woke up, I made it a point to do something different.  I wanted to change my attitude…in fact, I needed to do this.  I was only torturing myself, and this was beginning to weigh on my soul!

I know that I have been taking many of the things in my life for granted, and that is not how I want to live my life. I

I want to be happy, so why not make this happen?

I want to be successful with my goals, so why not take those first steps to change the direction I want to go?

I don’t want to complain all of the time, about things that I am not willing to change, so why not work on resolutions instead?

This is how I spent my day yesterday.  Yes, this is something that I have done in the past, but I allowed myself to get caught up again.  I wasn’t taking the time to replenish myself, and prioritize my own self-care. To be honest, this was an extremely refreshing day.  I realized that I was sabotaging my own happiness. What I needed was to check my own attitude.

*Sidebar* I always hear people saying that they will treat others how they are treated by those same people…I don’t even want to do this.  I really want to take charge of my own life, and not have anyone dictate my attitude.  Saying you want to be happy, and actually chosing to be are completely different….again, I’m realizing this now.  For such a long time, I knew what it would take for me to be happy, and alter my mood, but have been inconsistent with making this happen.

So simple, but yet I was making this much harder than it needed to be.

I really took the time to count my blessings, and appreciate where I was in my life.  As a result, my day was brighter.  I was less cranky and annoyed, and kept on smiling for just the thought of being in control of my own happiness.

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I am Thankful for…

  • My health
  • My boyfriend returning home safely after traveling for work for the last five weeks (for my own selfish reasons)
  • My family and my friends (for their love and continuous support. Thanks for sharing my blog with others, and encouraging me to be great!!)
  • My career which allows me to pursue my dream of helping mend relationships

What are you Thankful for?

~FreeBryd

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Image Credit#2: Found on google images

Heart 2 Heart//Updating Your Self-Care

Hey Blog Family!

be-LOVE-I’m going to start this Tuesday Heart 2 Heart series, with a plan on taking back control of my promise to improve my health.  I don’t know about you, but when I work out, I feel better about myself. I prefer starting the day out with either making my way to the gym, or watching a fitness video at home.  My favorite trainer by far has been Jillian Michael’s! She’s cocky, but rightfully so. She will definitely kick your butt into overdrive!

This past weekend, my two best friends came to visit me.  During our time together, we made a promise to keep one another motivated throughout the week.   We’ ve each downloaded an app called Group Me.  What is this, right?

Group Me is also something I’ve had to learn more about.  It’s basically a way for you to send instant text messages, calendar invites, and much more into a group that you create. This app works for us, because we do not all carry the same phone service providers.  So, the three of us can all share messages at the same time, and each participate in the conversation without missing out.

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I’m really appreciate of the fact that I have such amazing friends, who are willing to encourage me to live a healthier lifestyle. Our plan is to update one another when we go to the gym, and check in with one another several times throughout the week. If we have any workout tips, training programs, or meal plans, we will update one another as necessary.

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Normally, I start off strong and make it about two weeks before I somehow fall off track. This time around will be different. I have more people holding me accountable for achieving my fitness goals. So far it appears to be working, because the three of us have already prepped our meals for the next day, and have worked out…well one of us has worked out at least :-).

Working out will help me increase those fuzzy feelings about myself, both inside and out!

What normally works for you to helps promote those warm and cozy feelings about yourself?

Love & Happiness to you all!

More to come on Be Free 2 Love…

Stay tuned for Wednesday’s #TeachMe series.  I’m sticking to the overall theme of my blog: improving the self and our relationships.  With that being said, this day I’ll be dishing out some cool facts, book reviews, and more. I’ll be providing you with some knowledge that will hopefully keep you well-informed. I want each of you to leave here with a new perspective on how to change your relationships for the better!

~FreeBryd

Photo Credit#1: http://www.hercampus.com/school/illinois/love-yourself-documentary

Photo credit#2: http://maggyliu.com/2015/02/18/i-am-selfish-2/

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Keep On Guessing//What’s New on Be Free 2 Love?

What’s new on Be Free 2 Love you ask?  Ok…I’ll share!  I wanted to make some changes to my blog. Stepping out of my comfort zone, and channeling my inner creativity!  I’ve also changed my domain to (befree2love.com).  I wanted others to have an idea of what my blog is about, before deciding to visit my page.  You’ll still be able to find me with the old domain (freebryd.wordpress.com), but you’ll be re-directed here!

This new schedule will also help me plan in advance on what I’d like to share with all of you.  I’ve recently purchased a desk size calendar to help me keep track of my posts for the week…if I’m super energized, maybe even for the month!  Here’s a peek a what you’ll find on my blog:

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Sunday: Connect with Me! #Friendships

  • Today is dedicated to meeting new people! You never know who will cross your path, and what purpose they will serve in your live.  In my experience so far with life in general, so many others continue to encourage and inspire me, and many have no idea how much they are appreciated.  Let’s take a moment to say hi to someone new, and possibly gain a long-term friend. Be sure to pingback this post, and tag #Friendships so I will be able to find your posts easier.  Happy Friending!

Tuesday: Heart 2 Heart #Heart2Heart

  • On this day, we will be focusing on ourselves. That’s right! You can be selfish…I won’t tell. I want to help improve relationships across the board.  But, how can we exert so much of our energy into maintaining healthy relationships with others, if we aren’t feeling up to par ourselves?  Well, today is all about you.  Stick around to learn some cool Tricks, Tips, and Treats! Inspiration, recipes, self-care and more! I encourage all of you to join me with finding new ways to spoil ourselves.  Be sure to pingback this post, and tag #Heart2Heart so I will be able to find your posts.

Wednesday: Learn Something New! #TeachMe

  • Today will be dedicated to increasing our knowledge! There will be fun facts, book reviews, articles and more! Have something you want to share? Yes! Please join me with increasing awareness on topics that are most important to you. Be sure to pingback this post, and tag #TeachMe to shed some light!

Friday: Fix My Relationship! #Fixit

  • Need help figuring out if your relationship has what it takes to survive? Not sure how to speak up about a topic close to your heart? Just need someone to talk to with a fresh pair of eyes?  Yeah…I can help with that! You’re welcome to email me by clicking here or leave me a comment on the Fix My Relationship page to answer your questions. Want to remain anonymous? Sure thing! Just let me know how I can help! 🙂 This discussion will be open to the public, so all are welcome to help shed some insight into these issues.  Be sure to pingback this post, and tag #Fixit so I will be able to find you.

I’ll occasionally throw in a few treats along the way, in addition to this new schedule. So, don’t get too comfortable!

You will also be able to find these updates under the “About” section on my blog.  I’m excited to share with all of you!

~XOXO

FreeBryd

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