28 Sunflowers Photography: Blog https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog en-us (C) 28 Sunflowers Photography info@28sunflowersphotography.com (28 Sunflowers Photography) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 21:45:00 GMT Wed, 25 Aug 2021 21:45:00 GMT https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u202959943-o450181899-50.jpg 28 Sunflowers Photography: Blog https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog 80 120 Affirmations For Self Care | Learning to Love and Value Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/8/affirmations-for-self-care-learning-to-love-and-value-yourself I've been there, and I know you have too....putting caring for your body last (or simply, not at all).

Eating garbage, drinking away our stress, or not exercising are all ways we don't treat our bodies well. You, and especially your body, deserve better.

Use these powerful affirmations to begin changing your mindset. You deserve it....

 

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Body love affirmations.

 

I treat my body like a king treats his castle. It is my prized possession. My body deserves to be taken care of. Since my body drives every activity I do, I give it my full attention.

 

My body gets me out of bed each morning. It is important that it functions well so I can meet my physical obligations.

 

I take time to exercise my body, which keeps it from breaking down.

 

What I put into my mouth determines how well my inner body functions. I avoid giving into cravings for unhealthy foods because they dull my mind and put pressure on my organs.

 

I follow a balanced eating regimen to ensure I get the necessary nutrients. A healthy diet ensures my mind is sharp and able to take on the day's challenges.

 

I take good care of my mind by monitoring my thoughts. I watch appropriate programming on television to encourage positive living. I also engage in healthy conversations with friends and co-workers.

 

I also exercise my mind every chance I get. When I play games or do puzzles, I get a good mental workout.

 

Today, I am committed to living a good life. I know that it starts by having a healthy body inside and out. My life's mission is to keep my body as happy and healthy as possible.

 

Self-Reflection Questions:

 

  1. How do I get back on track when I fall off the healthy wagon?
  2. When have outside commitments interfered with my goal of a healthy lifestyle?
  3. In what ways do I cope with changing responsibilities?

How can I help you in your journey to self love and self care? What other topics would you like me to cover in this series?

xoxox-Pamela

 

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

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Surviving the Untimely Death of a Loved One https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/8/surviving-the-untimely-death-of-a-loved-one This blog post has been on the back burner for a while. Not knowing how to fit it in to my weekly self love series. That was, until a dear friend just passed away. Today is her celebration of life, and I'm filled with tremendous emotions....sadness doesn't even begin to explain it. Hopefully this helps someone else on their journey to healing.

 

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Have you lost someone you love dearly? Many times, these deaths come as the result of long illnesses, but sometimes the deaths are sudden and unexpected. In either case, grief can be overwhelming.

Losing a loved one can feel like a piece of you has been taken away. Normal day-to-day activities require much more energy when you're grieving. Dealing with the pain effectively can help you pick up the pieces that are left and continue to live.

 

Try these methods to help with your grief and move forward:

 

1-Surround yourself with support. Initially, you may want to be left alone with your thoughts or you may be afraid to love anyone else again. Those feelings are completely normal and even expected. Eventually, though, isolating yourself can be unhelpful to your recovery.

 

2-Accept the support of others. *this is the hardest one for me* Sure, people may sometimes say the wrong thing, but most of them sincerely want to help. Seek companionship and be open about your feelings. When people offer to bring you a meal or spend an evening with you, accept it. Everyone needs support through difficult times.

 

3-Keep it real. Be honest with yourself about how you feel and accept your feelings. There's no right or wrong way to feel when you're mourning. Part of the healing process involves you allowing your emotions, however intense, to come out freely.

 

4-Express yourself. Feel free to talk about your loss with your support network. If you're not ready to discuss your feelings face to face, start a journal or join an online community of people with similar experiences.

 

5-Take care of yourself. Stay as true to your daily routine as you can. Regular exercise and good nutrition contribute to your overall emotional health. Go above and beyond your normal nurturing routine and treat yourself to a relaxing massage, a walk in nature, or some time to listen to soft music.

 

6-Educate yourself. Research the topic of grief to learn the signs and strategies for coping with it. Educating yourself on the subject can be essential to the healing process. As you do your research, you'll begin to understand your feelings. You'll discover that others who have lost someone they love also feel your feelings and you'll learn about what others have done to work through grief.

 

7-Take it one day at a time. When you're faced with death, all you may see is a blank wall in front of you. Looking beyond the event and imagining life without your loved one may feel extremely challenging. Your feelings may be so overwhelming that they cloud your view.

  • Certainly, life will never be the same, and you must learn to adjust to living with the absence. However, there's a brighter picture hiding behind that wall, which you'll eventually be able to see.

 

Have realistic expectations regarding your progress. Grieving takes time and energy. Pace yourself: set small goals and celebrate milestones. Expect challenges when special holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays roll around. But be ready to continue on your journey to recovery.

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Life After the Death of a Loved one

 

It's common for people who survive a loved one to feel guilty about having fun. You may ask yourself, "How dare I enjoy life without my loved one present?" But in reality, you're not betraying your loved done by having fun. In fact, the best way we can honor those who have passed away is by living our lives to the fullest.

 

Love to all.....xoxo Pamela

 

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28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

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I'd Just Like To Remind You | Learning To Love And Value Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/8/id-just-like-to-remind-you-learning-to-love-and-valur-yourself If you’re shaming yourself
for your looks
or your body
I’d just like to remind you
that any vessel that houses
a beautiful soul
is perfect...

 

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You are perfect....xoxo Pamela

 

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28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

 

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5 Steps to an Authentic and Effective Self-Image | Learning To Love And Value Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/7/5-steps-to-an-authentic-and-effective-self-image-learning-to-love-and-value-yourself The other day I watched a video, and it was eye opening to say the least. A person was told that they would receive $50,000, but only on the condition that the person they hated the most was to also receive $100,000. Without hesitation, the answer was YES! The question was then why they would want the person that they hated the most in life to have $100,000?

 

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The answer was that they would then have all $150,000, because he hated himself the most. 

 

And that is exactly why I am continuing this series on learning to love and value yourself. This week we talk about five steps to an authentic and effective self image.

 

Your self-image is the way you view yourself. You might view yourself as a parent, construction worker, friend, blonde, sports fan, intelligent, impatient, and middle-aged. But you’re more than your career, gender, and age. You’re more than other's opinion of you too.

Self Love

You’re a unique person with nuances that are unique to you!

 

When who you are aligns with what you do, you’re living authentically. But most of us view ourselves as one way and live another. Authentic people act honestly and congruently.

 

The benefits of this congruency are enormous: success, self-esteem, respect from others, and inner peace.

 

Those that live lives misaligned with their values, beliefs, and attitudes suffer from more anxiety, guilt, and shame. It might seem easier to live up to the expectations of others in the short-term, but the long-term costs are significant.

 

Follow these steps to determine your true self and live life on your terms:

 

1-Identify your core values. An authentic self-image is one that is aligned with your values. By knowing your values, you’ll gain an understanding of what is important to you. Once you’re aware of your values, you can build a self-image and life that are more meaningful and enjoyable.

Core values Core ValuesAn authentic self-image is one that is aligned with your values. By knowing your values, you’ll gain an understanding of what is important to you.

  • Make a list of your values. Create a long list and include everything that you think applies to you. Then, reduce your list to the ten values that are most important to you. You might struggle to narrow your list to just ten, but ten values are plenty.

 

2-Determine if you have any conflicts. For example, you might say that adventure and freedom are two of your most important values, but what if you also strongly favor responsibility and security? Those values could be in conflict.

 

  • When you’re faced with an inner conflict, you’re likely to shut down and do nothing. If you’ve ever been paralyzed while making a decision, it’s possible your values were in conflict. Think back to when you’ve struggled to make a decision and see if it’s true.
  • Do you have any values listed that aren’t really priorities for you? We often carry around perspectives instilled by our parents. Here’s a newsflash: they may have been wrong. Take the time to determine your values for yourself. Disregard what society says you should value. You’re an individual.

 

3-Create an action plan for each value. Imagine one of your values is frugality. You could create a budget and savings plan that incorporates that value. You might plan to start clipping coupons, visit less expensive stores, and search for free entertainment options available on the weekends.

 

4-Make a list of activities you enjoy that are in alignment with your values. For example, if generosity is a priority, you could find an enjoyable way to spend your time helping others. If health is a value you cherish, you could join a soccer team or a yoga class. Find your favorite sport and participate.

List Your Favorite ActivitiesMake a list of activities you enjoy that are in alignment with your values. For example, if generosity is a priority, you could find an enjoyable way to spend your time helping others.

5-Evaluate yourself at the end of each day. Think about the instances when you failed to live according to your values. Likewise, contemplate the times you were able to live according to your values and self-image, particularly when doing so was challenging.

 

Create a self-image that is in alignment with your values. First, it is necessary to identify and choose your values. Next, construct a life that allows you to live those values consistently and to thrive. Authenticity eliminates many of the common emotional ailments in life, but it’s not always the easiest choice.

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Be bold enough to choose the person you want to become and live accordingly. The benefits are enormous. What are your values?

I hope you're loving this weekly series as much I love creating it for you. Are there any other self love or self care topics you would like me to cover?

xoxo Pamela

Pamela LeonPamela Leon Owner 28 Sunflowers PhotographyPamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Empowering Morning Rituals For Your Mind And Body | Learning To Love And Value Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/7/empowering-morning-rituals-for-your-mind-and-body-learning-to-love-and-value-yourself 15 Empowering Morning Rituals

 

I'm continuing this series on learning to love yourself with small steps you can take every day to have the best day possible. What you do in the morning can set the tone for what happens until you go back to bed. Start your day with rituals that make you feel powerful and alive.

 

Empowering Rituals For You15 Empowering Morning Rituals What you do in the morning can set the tone for what happens until you go back to bed. Start your day with rituals that make you feel powerful and alive.

 

 

 

The specific habits you choose will depend on your values and goals. Start small and have fun experimenting. Consider these ideas for morning rituals designed to help you thrive.

 

Empowering Morning Rituals for Your Body:

 

  1. Skip the snooze button. Do you feel groggy even after 8 hours of sleep? The trouble could be your snooze button. It interrupts your body’s natural waking process. That can cause sleep inertia that lasts for hours.
  2. Drink water. You may want to postpone your first cup of coffee. Plain water will rehydrate your organs and make you feel more alert. You can add a little flavor with berries, herbs, or cucumber slices.
  3. Eat breakfast. You also need to refuel. Enjoy a balanced meal of traditional breakfast foods or heat up some leftovers. Smart choices include Greek yogurt with fruit or a fish taco.
  4. Work out. Complete your main exercise session or move around a little, especially if you’ll be sitting at a computer for hours. Choose an activity that you love, like yoga or swimming.
  5. Go outdoors. Morning light wakes up your body and starts a hormone cycle that prepares you for restful sleep at night. Sit on your patio or bike to work.

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Empowering Morning Rituals for Your Mind:

 

  1. Avoid technology. Resist the urge to lose yourself in social media. Turn off your phone or check for urgent messages only.
  2. Be prepared. Starting on tasks the night before can make your mornings more pleasant. Lay out your clothes and pack your briefcase.
  3. Meditate and pray. Nourish your spirituality. If you’re a beginner, start with a few minutes of meditation and build up your time gradually.
  4. Repeat affirmations. Give yourself loving and motivational messages. Speak in the present tense and keep your statements brief. Looking in the mirror can help you focus.
  5. Connect with loved ones. Enjoy family time. Play a word game with your kids while you’re helping them get dressed. Tell your partner that you love them.
  6. Cultivate gratitude. Count your blessings. Think of someone who you need to thank today.
     
  7. Continue learning. You could use your mornings to complete your degree online or study more informally. Listen to history and economics podcasts. Read high quality fiction or nonfiction.
  8. Have a project. Do you struggle to find time for yourself? The early hours may be an opportunity to engage your personal passions or expand your side gig.
  9. Listen to music. Research shows that listening to music reduces anxiety and enhances mental alertness and memory. Put together a personal playlist or turn on your favorite radio station.
  10. Plan your day. Set goals and block out your time. Otherwise, external events can keep you from focusing on your true priorities. Remember to leave yourself adequate downtime for refreshing breaks.

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Kick off your day with a morning routine that will make you feel more productive and fulfilled. Adopt positive habits and jump out of bed with a smile.

 

I hope you're loving this weekly series as much I love creating it for you. Are there any other self love or self care topics you would like me to cover?

xoxo Pamela

 

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

 
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Back 2 School SessionsBack 2 School 2021It's time for Back 2 School and our most popular Limited Edition Session! Join us July 22-24 for Back 2 School sessions. These sessions sell out every year, and are a wonderful tradition for kids of ANY age. Sessions start at $150, and all packages include a full digital collection! Bookings/inquiries: 702-807-7166 or hello@28SunflowersPhotography.com

Join us July 22-24 for Back 2 School sessions. These sessions sell out every year, and are a wonderful tradition for kids of ANY age. Sessions start at $150, and all packages include a full digital collection!

We will have a wide variety of amazing products for you to commemorate the growth of your child. Including custom mugs, ornaments, metal prints, memory collages, and more!



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Stop Caring What Everyone Thinks About You | Learning to Love and Value Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/7/stop-caring-what-everyone-thinks-about-you-learning-to-love-and-value-yourself One thing I've realized over the years is that we need constant reminders on how to love and value ourselves more. Learning to love and value yourself will now be a weekly series where I talk about self love, and how to achieve it.

This week we talk about our self conscious mind, and how to STOP caring what other people think about you.....pro tip: most people are so worried about themselves, they don't have time to worry about you.

Self love is your super power, learning to love yourself. Self love is your super powerYou don’t need many people in your circle to thrive in today’s world. Those who matter are on your side. The rest are irrelevant. Stop being overly concerned about what others think and you’ll feel a new freedom to live the life you want.

Here are seven ideas to help you stop caring what everyone thinks:

 

Are you worried about what everyone thinks? You’re certainly not alone. This is a common concern that faces people in every society.

 

Scientists believe this concern is rooted in evolution. There was a time that being ostracized from the group meant certain death. You simply couldn’t survive on your own 30,000 years ago. You needed help. It was useful to be concerned about how you appeared to others.

 

However, you don’t have to rely on a village of people to feed you or to keep you safe these days. You have a car. You can buy food at the store. You don’t need to fight off the savages in the next village. Those days are over.

 

Keeping these ideas in mind will help you to let go of outdated programming and live life on your own terms:

 

  1. Almost no one actually cares. From the time we enter school until the day we say goodbye to life, it seems that we believe that others care about what we’re doing, how well we’re doing, and why we’re doing it. In reality, most people have other concerns that take priority.
  2. The smoke clears quickly. Even if you get everyone’s tongues wagging about your divorce, affair, job loss, or nose job, everyone will move on quickly. It won’t be a week before people go back to their own priorities.
  3. Regardless of what you do, some people will approve, and some others won't.
    • You’ll receive compliments on your $100k car from some folks, while others will look down on you for making what they consider to be a frivolous purchase.
    • Lose 50 pounds and you’ll receive compliments from some, while others will tell you that you look unhealthy and should see a doctor.
    • You could adopt a family of third-world orphaned toddlers and someone will be upset that you brought foreigners into the country.
    • You adopted a cat? You should’ve gotten a dog.
    • You saw the Rolling Stones? Their music stinks.
    • You can’t please everyone. Ever.
  4. They don’t know you. No one knows what is best for you. You can’t even figure that out for yourself half of the time, but you have a better idea than your cubicle mate at work. Others don’t know you well enough to have a valid opinion.
  5. The end results are yours to deal with, good or bad. The results of your choices are your responsibility. The bad choices you make are yours to clean up. The good results you receive in life are yours to enjoy. Make your own decisions, because you’re alone in dealing with the consequences.
  6. Life is short. The years fly by, especially as you get older. One day just melts into the next. It only makes sense to live your life your way.
  7. It gets easier. Once you stop basing your choices on the opinions of others, you quickly learn that it doesn’t matter what others think. It gets easier to care even less the next time.

You don’t need many people in your circle to thrive in today’s world. Those who matter are on your side. The rest are irrelevant. Stop being overly concerned about what others think and you’ll feel a new freedom to live the life you want.

I hope you're loving this weekly series as much I love creating it for you. Are there any other self love or self care topics you would like me to cover?

xoxo Pamela

 

Pamela Leon Owner of 28 Sunflowers Photography28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations. The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, product photography, event coverage, social media marketing, and a schools/sports division. Call 702-807-7166 or email info@28SunflowersPhotography.com to schedule your session!

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

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Affirmations To Stop Negative Self Talk | Tips For Learning To Love Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/6/affirmations-to-stop-negative-self-talk-tips-for-learning-to-love-yourself Negative self talk can be terribly destructive. I've told countless clients and friends over the years that they are not allowed to talk bad about themselves in my presence. In fact, at our initial consultations for a portrait session, I always ask what do my clients LOVE about themselves.

Sometimes that takes a few minutes to sink in.

What do I love about myself? What a shift in mindset of the constant barrage of negativity that we throw upon ourselves. Instead of "I hate my stretch marks" or "Ugh, my thighs have cellulite" they say things like "I love my hair" or "You know, I think I have sexy arms."

Affirmations can be powerful tools to change our inner dialogue, freeing you from negative self talk. I recommend you write these down, or print them out so you cam say them to yourself:

 

I am free from negative self-talk.

 

My self-talk has a powerful effect on my life, so I pay attention to what I say to myself.

 

I maintain a high level of awareness of my self-talk. I know that negative self-talk can have derogatory effects on my mood, decisions, actions, and results. For this reason, I make it a priority to think kindly of myself and use encouraging self-talk to uplift my spirits.

 

I have the power to control my self-talk. When I catch myself saying negative things to myself, I purposely change the narrative to say positive things to myself instead.

 

I have the ability to use positive self-talk to my advantage. I choose to say things that support me and drive me toward my objectives.

 

I make myself a more powerful and capable person by utilizing positive self-talk.

 

I accept that it can be challenging to always be positive, but I do the best that I can. I am up for this challenge. Each day, I become better at avoiding negativity. Each day, I am more accepting of positive thoughts and ideas. My brain is rewiring itself to be more

optimistic.

 

Today, I only pay attention to my positive thoughts and self-talk that supports me. I avoid all negative thoughts and self-talk. I am very optimistic about today and about the rest of my life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

 

  1. What types of negative things do I say to myself? Give examples.
  2. Why do I say these things? Is there any benefit that I can gain from talking to myself this way? What is the negative impact of saying these things?
  3. What could I say to myself that is more positive? What would happen if I could eliminate all negative self-talk from my life?

 

What other topics on self love and self care would you like me to cover?

 

xoxo Pamela

 

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.Pamela LeonPamela Leon is a highly sought after award winning photographer that specializes in custom portrait photography, headshots and personal branding, and product photography. Her passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

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Tips for Dealing With Your Inner Critic | Learning to Love and Value Yourself https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2021/6/tips-for-dealing-with-your-inner-critic-learning-to-love-and-value-yourself For years I have showed women how beautiful they truly are though portrait sessions. Now we are going to talk about steps for deeper self love and understanding with seven tips for dealing with our inner critic.

 


Were you ever about to do something - and then suddenly, that voice inside your head starts talking?

Why did you do that? You’re a bad person. No one wants to talk to you. You will never achieve anything in life.

That negative voice inside your head that judges, criticizes, or demeans you is your inner critic. Your inner critic plays a critical role in how you see yourself and your self-esteem.

When you don’t know how to deal with your inner critic, you can feel ashamed, worthless, or low on self-esteem.

Your inner critic might undermine your every accomplishment. Or it might show up as you enter a room of people you’ve never met before. That harsh inner critic can lead to self-doubt or lack of confidence.

When you let your inner critic control too many of your actions, it could hold you back from things like growth, connection, and your full potential.

Even though the way we think influences how we behave, those thoughts we have are not always true! If someone feels insecure and believes no one wants to talk to them, how charismatic do you think they will be in social settings?

Follow these strategies to deal with your inner critic and take control of your life:

1. Acknowledge and understand. When negative thoughts come up, acknowledge your thoughts. Try to understand the source of where your thoughts are coming from.

● How old do I feel right now?

● Why do I feel this way?

● What are some patterns I recognize?

● Where do these thoughts come from?

● How do these thoughts affect my behavior?

2. What advice would you give a friend? If a friend came to you in the same situation as you feel, what advice would you give to them? Many times, we are harder on ourselves than we are with others.

3. Separate facts from feelings. Your brain might be hardwired to think that no one wants to talk to you or that you’re a bad person. But is that actually a fact? Practice sorting through facts and your feelings.
 
● What is another, more positive way you could look at the situation?

4. Practice self-acceptance and self-compassion. Replace negative or critical thoughts with accepting and compassionate ones. Have a selection of empowering, compassionate beliefs that you can tell yourself instead of succumbing to negative ones.

5. Write down positive thoughts. When your inner critic comes out, what is it saying? How can you challenge your inner critic?

● Write down times in your life that people have said positive things about you.

● Focus on your strengths and what you are good at.

6. Distract yourself when you start replaying mistakes in your head. Have you ever made a mistake and replayed those moments over and over again? That doesn’t resolve the issue. If you find you’re ruminating instead of actively problem-solving, distract yourself from those thoughts.

● Take a walk.

● Read a book.

● Listen to a podcast.

● Play a game.

● Cuddle your pet.

7. Remind yourself that everyone has an inner critic. Having an inner critic is a human function. It comes from the parts of our brain that evolved to protect ourselves. If you find yourself in a loop of critical thoughts, remind yourself that every human experiences self-doubt at one point or another.

Your inner critic does not have to control your life! Taking these steps to silence your inner critic and nurture a more empowering inner dialogue can help you grow and expand your horizons.

There’s a difference between that harmful voice telling you that you are not good enough and wanting to improve yourself. Use the tips above to silence your inner critic so you can reach your full potential.

Hey, we are all a work in progress. Are there any other self love or self care topics you would like me to cover?

 

xo Pamela

 

Pamela Leon | Owner Photographer28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations. The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division. Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves. Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166 info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

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Summer pool sessions are BACK! These are one of our client's favorites year after year. Come get pampered with professional makeup, wardrobe styling, and a fantasy session where you will feel like the goddess that you are!!!!!!
 
These are one of our client's favorites year after year. Come get pampered with professional makeup, wardrobe styling, and a fantasy session where you will feel like the goddess that you are!!!!!!Fantasy Pool SessionsSummer pool sessions are BACK! These are one of our client's favorites year after year. Come get pampered with professional makeup, wardrobe styling, and a fantasy session where you will feel like the goddess that you are!!!!!!
 
Sessions start at $699 and include your design consultation, makeup, portrait session and 2 matted 8x10 prints with matching digital file, or a $400 credit towards a custom collection.
Inquiries/bookings : 702-807-7166 or info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

 

 

 

 

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations. The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division. Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves. Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166 info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

 

28 Sunflowers Photography was created by Pamela Leon with one objective in mind....creating beautiful imagery that will be cherished for generations.
 
The studio offers a full range of photography services to the Southern Nevada area that include custom portraits, business headshots, event coverage, and a schools/sports division.
 
Pamela’s passion truly lies in showing women their inner and outer beauty through gorgeous modern portraits of themselves.
 
Bookings & Inquiries 702-807-7166
info@28SunflowersPhotography.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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valentines day, mini session, love, kidsLOVE Valentine's Day 2021Now booking Valentine Limited Edition Sessions! These are short and sweet in studio sessions that are packed FULL of LOVE. Packages start at $200. Digital images are included in all packages, and we have a wonderful selection of sweet gifts perfect for your Valentine. Call/text 702-807-7166 or email info@28SunflowersPhotography.com for availability.

 

 

These are short and sweet in studio sessions that are packed FULL of LOVE. Packages start at $200. Digital images are included in all packages, and we have a wonderful selection of sweet gifts perfect for your Valentine.

Due to covid, we are staggering these sessions from now until February 6th. Call/text 702-807-7166 or email info@28SunflowersPhotography.com for availability.

 

xoxo~ Pamela

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How Do YOU Want To Be Photographed | Fantasy Portrait Session https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2018/9/how-do-you-want-to-be-photographed How do you want to be photographed? 

Spend a day being pampered, and turned into a super model. 

Let's make your fantasy a reality! 

 

 

Fantasy summer pool session.


 You are worth it...


 

 

 

Let me show you how beautiful you are.... xo Pamela

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What Is Hidden Behind The Smile | A Tribute To Mental Health https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2020/9/what-is-hidden-behind-smile-tribute-to  

What's hidden behind the smile......
 

Depression, sadness, anger, grief, mourning, loss, loneliness, despair, empty, uncomfortableness, isolation....
 

 
Many suffer....few actually talk about it....even less let it out for the world to see.
It was an honor to be a part of bringing one of my dearest friend's vision to life. Being a part of her healing journey is a gift I will NEVER take for granted.
 
Lastly, if you are suffering with depression/anxiety/grief, you are not alone....
 
❤ Pamela
Model: Aimee
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Iwinski
 
Enjoy this video we created. 
 
 

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A Few Kind Words Made My Day | Boulder City Headshot Photographer https://www.28sunflowersphotography.com/blog/2018/11/a-few-kind-words-made-my-day-boulder "Professional, fun experience recommended for all

I would like to share my wonderful experience with two talented and delightful business owners in Boulder City. As one of the live auction winners during the 2018 Heart of the Community Gala, an annual fundraiser presented by the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, I recently collected on my auction package.

In need of new business cards for my company, BC Real Estate, I turned to the “Glamour Portrait Experience with Pamela Leon,” portrait artist and owner of 28 Sunflowers Photography in Boulder City, Additionally, the auction package included hair and makeup by Sarah Iwinski, owner of Serenity Salon and Spa, also in Boulder City.
 

These amazing women provided me with an absolutely amazing experience, combining professionalism and fun. I highly recommend them.

Cokie Booth"

It's not often that I am left speechless....

Sarah and I had the honor of creating a set of headshots for a local Realtor in Boulder City back in September, and Cokie blew us away when she wrote our local paper to tell them how happy she was with her session. Did I mention that she left me speechless? It's an honor to work with a talented hair and makeup artist that I trust. It is a dream come true on a daily basis to do something that I LOVE, and to know that my clients enjoy their time at the studio makes my heart swell!

Thank YOU Cokie!

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https://www.facebook.com/Bc-Real-Estate-1824556701155438/


 
 
 
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Hair and makeup: Sarah Iwinski
Photography: Pamela Hyde Leon
 
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