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Instagrammin’, jammin’, and yes ma’amin’

To those of you who don’t speak good English, I probably just confused the heck outta you. None of those are real words, so don’t bother looking them up in a dictionary. They won’t be there. But, all English lessons aside, there are three things that I want to talk about. Gee, I bet you can’t guess what they are! Not like the title gave it away or anything…I have put together a short list of things that are GOOD for your mental health. They will make you happier, and keep you sane. And given the world that we live in, I’m not about to keep it to myself.

1. Instagrammin’

All for making “Instagrammin'” an actual word say ‘I’. Ok but seriously. LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS (Mulan, anybody?). Ok, but for real this time…nah. With a title like ‘Instagrammin’, jammin, and yes ma’amin’, I don’t think there’s much hope for turning this into a serious post. But yo, follow me 😎🤙

This might sound like a weird one to some people. It’s not. This really helps me, and if you’re willing to give it a shot, it can help you too! Take a GOOD picture of yourself. Get dressed up, go somewhere with a nice scenery, and let your friend play photographer! Take as many pics as you need to until you’re satisfied with one! Put that picture out there for everybody to see. Hearing positive responses from others will lift your spirits up even more! Look at that picture whenever you’re not on your A game. Whenever you feel like you’re not good enough. Everybody has times when they don’t feel pretty! Let it remind you that you’re gorgeous and have better days!

2. Jammin’

One can appreciate the art of music, am I right? There’s not a single person I know that doesn’t like music (I mean, is music hatred even a thing?). I don’t feel like I even have to say that MUSIC INFLUENCES ATTITUDE. Music is to humans as good lightning is to a picture (ya dig?). You gotta have it! Make yourself a playlist! I have multiple playlists for every one of my moods…and GURLLLL, I’ve got a lot of moods. I have a slow one, an upbeat one (actually like 5, but who’s counting?), a Christian one for when I feel like praising the Lord, a Bluegrass playlist, (my guilty pleasure) and SO many more. Spotify premium is the shiz. Put together a bunch of songs that make YOU happy. Nobody has to know what songs you choose. It’s for you! Listen to it when you’re driving. When you’re cleaning your house. When you’re laying in bed. Consider it a healthy distraction. 😊

3. Yes ma’amin’

You know that feeling that you get when you’ve done something right? When you’ve helped somebody else? When you’ve held the door for a mom who is pushing a stroller and has another kid on her hip? Do you see where I’m going with this? Be NICE. And to clear up any confusion, you have to be nice to men, as well. ‘Yes sir’ just didn’t work with the title. Something as little as donating a dollar to St. Jude’s will give you that same old warm feeling. How would it make you feel if it was raining and somebody offered to let you borrow their umbrella? How would you feel if you were broke, you see a really yummy looking burrito, and your friend offers to buy it for you? Freaking AWESOME, right? Let me tell you, they feel the same way knowing that they were the ones that made you happy. Try THAT out for size. Helping others helps YOU! Don’t believe me? Try it. You’ll thank me later.

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