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Quiet Reflection and Contemplation, That’s What’s Sexy This Week

Quiet reflection and contemplation, that’s what sexy this week.

For many of us, we’re moving at the speed of light into a brick wall or two, not giving ourselves a chance to slow down with time for ourselves. We’re wired to the world, attached to anything and everything hoping for that next big break. The “big break” we are conditioned to believe is just around the corner.

We are wired to social media, posting if not once, but several times a day exposing parts of our lives we wouldn’t share with our parents. Feeling guilty if we miss a beat and in the process letting down fans and followers. Better yet, as the influencers many of you are, showing and selling products you’ve never even used, let alone know much about.

Then there’s the cost of living! Inflation doesn’t stop, it only seems to go up and up and up creating a whole different type of stress when it comes to paying the bills. Work work work, all work and no play, most certainly doesn’t allow for a time out moment. Most of us are way too busy living to work, when we should be working to live, and enjoy life.

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Yes it gets stressful when the bills aren’t paid and you lag behind, I’m no stranger to that. However, a valuable lesson I learned in the recent past was making time for some self care.

Remember that, self care, is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated for one’s personal well-being and health?

Many of us don’t find, make, or set aside the time, but we sure can make enough excuses!

So……ENOUGH EXCUSES, find, make, and set aside the time for you, and only you!

Put on a robe, leave the glamour behind and have that extra coffee, enjoy the view, tune out, meditate, read that book, hit the gym, ride a bike, or do simply nothing at all and have some serious quiet time for some much needed self-reflection and contemplation.

Go ahead, do it, you deserve it!

Body Dysmorphia For This Week’s Tidbits

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Recently I was accused of having body dysmorphia “issues”. 

Wikipedia classifies Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder characterized by an obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one’s own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.[1] In BDD’s delusional variant, the flaw is imagined.[2] If the flaw is actual, its importance is severely exaggerated.[2] Either way, one’s thoughts about it are pervasive and intrusive, occupying up to several hours a day.

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and the definition goes on……..

Let’s just say that I thought the statement was somewhat humorous, and a completely stupid accusation!

For those that know me, and those that know me well that the statement is so far from the truth I just don’t know where to begin refuting it, so much so that I won’t. What strikes me is the need for these types of individuals to get in my face and declare they know me better than my own self. If we look at Wikipedia’s definition closely and that of other classifications, it would suggest that I spend hours a day occupying my time over what I construe as flaws, again I cannot begin to start where this is so wrong!

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