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All of us have days when we’re out of sorts. You just wish you were in a better mood.
You’ve had days like that, haven’t you?
Being a mom is tough, You’re pulled in so many different directions and you have so many jobs other than just being a Mommy.
- Head of the Household
- The Maid
- The Problem solver
- The Cook
- The Homework Helper
- The Put Them To Bed/The Waker Upper
- The Middle of the Night Nurse
And these are just the ones inside of the house.
Despite it all, we put on a brave face and try as hard as we can to find peace in the little time to ourselves we have, but it’s difficult to find that space in our heads when you’re overwhelmed with so many jobs.
With everything and everyone depending on you, perhaps you tried to get yourself into a better state of mind but struggled to achieve it.
Sometimes we get stuck in our own emotional dumps and forget how easy it is to feel happier, so here are seven simple ways to lift your mood. Many people have found them useful. Some of them may surprise you!
1. Go for a walk.
Most people know that going for a short daily walk is one of the best forms of exercise. When you are feeling down it is even more beneficial. If you can, go into a natural environment with plants and birds. Can you think of such a setting not? What do you notice first? The different shades of greenery, the fresh smell of country air, the sounds of birds, or the sunlight shining through the trees? Make it real by taking a short stroll.
If you live in the urban area like I do, find a public track by a school, get a walking stick or if you have a dog, take them..
2. Listen to quality music.
Music can shift a listener’s state within moments. It’s effect can be nearly magical. Dig out that CD you haven’t listened to in ages or tune in your radio to something you’ve never listened to before.
3. Open yourself to discovering something new.
Read something (printed, not on line) different than what you would normally watch. There are a ton of different types of magazines can you get these days. Visit your local library or browse through a magazine rack. Pick up or buy a magazine you wouldn’t normally buy. You may discover something wonderful.
4. Find something to laugh at.
Laughter is one of the best ways to lift your spirits. Find a humorous book, or watch a comedy. Even better, try to learn a few new jokes and tell them to others.
5. Simple breathing meditation.
Breathing meditation is a great exercise that you can do anywhere. Simply allow yourself to sit comfortably with your back straight. Now close your eyes and become aware of the flow of air into and out of your nostrils. That’s all there is to it. Do this for 10-15 minutes. Notice how pleasantly surprised you can be at how you feel afterward.
6. Doodling for the fun of it.
Most people can remember when they were young and used to doodle for hours. Kids love drawing silly little pictures. Drawing is not just for kids or artists. Whoever you are get some pens, pencils, crayons or whatever you have and just draw for the fun of it. Notice how your state of mind shifts.
7. Think of others less fortunate.
The fact that you are reading this article suggests that you are probably much better off than most people on this planet. At times this may be hard to believe, but if you can read and have access to the internet, just those two things alone means you are better off than most people in the world. There are many human beings that barely have access to the basics of survival. There are people in lots of pain. Allow your compassion for them to grow.
These are all pretty simple. There’s nothing profound or life changing, but when all you need is a quick pick me up these may be just the thing you need.
Putting simple ideas, methods, tools and techniques into action will help you achieve change more quick and easily–surprisingly so at time– than you imagine.
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Help for Renters
Question: How many renters are victims of illegal evictions or slumlord activity in Detroit?
Currently, there are no known methods or statistics, that track illegal evictions within the city of Detroit. By law, Landlords cannot evict a tenant in Michigan without a court order. Any efforts to hasten the process by changing the locks or shutting off utilities are illegal, and could result in tenants successfully suing the landlord for damages.
Three DPD officers removed me from my home because the landlord told them I was a squatter! I had been in my home for over a year, and there was never any paperwork filed with the courts prior to or even after this incident. In other words, the Landlord took matters into his own hands because he wanted me gone, which is illegal. As a result, I ended up in a homeless shelter for almost a year. I lost everything I owned, including memorabilia that can never be replaced. I am still in the process of getting back on my feet, while this landlord continues to operate business as usual.
In a city like Detroit, where there are more renters than homeowners, and the poverty rate is 40%, illegal evictions or other slumlord activity are likely to occur. Because there are no methods or statistics available, one can only guess how many seniors, disabled, veterans, or other indigent persons have been victimized by such predatory activity.
Recently, I spoke before the Mayor of Detroit concerning these issues. I’ve also reach out to:
Senator Debbie Stabenow office,
Senator Adam Hollier’s office,
Board of Police Commissioners
Cheif Craig’s Office
and a press release was sent to the media- please click on attachment below.
Despite my difficulties, potential embarrassment and long suffering hardships, I will continue to speak out regarding this issue. My hope is that someone will respond with a solution that will prevent this from happening to someone else. If there is no accountability, then this illegal behavior will never stop. Next time it will be you, or someone you know and love.
What Can You Do To Help?
SPEAK UP: If you are a renter, or know of a renter who has been victimized, I’d love to hear from you! If more of us speak up, perhaps we can ignite a change?
PAY IT FORWARD: Please forward this message to others. A lot of people won’t speak up out of fear, intimidation, or because they do not know they are being taken advantage of. Remember that landlords MUST use the courts to evict a tenant, regardless of the reason. Intimation, threats and lockouts are illegal.
Lakeshore Legal Aid
2727 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Write to your local elected officials
Residential Rental Compliance
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue Suite 402
Detroit, MI 48226
313 628 2451
Phone: 586 422 3604
Thank You for your time!
Rosey D. White, Founder & Owner