MASTER TIME TO MASTER YOUR LIFE

MASTER TIME TO MASTER YOUR LIFE

At times, our hearts are hindered by hopes of past dreams: those moments of broken will and lost light.

We mustn’t let darkness deter the chance for a future of change and truth.

With whatever failure you face, always remember to keep your head high and look forward.

HERE’S HOW:

THE MISTAKES YOU MIGHT BE MAKING…WHAT COULD THEY BE?

BUCKLE DOWN AND SHAPE UP! KICK OFF A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A NEW YOU! START TODAY! THE TIME IS NOW!

MASTER TIME AND MASTER YOUR LIFE! MAKE EVERY MOMENT MATTER!

 

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HOW WILL YOU FACE TODAY?

BE PROUD, STAY PRODUCTIVE, AND SEE TRUE SELF!

 

Watching The Bridge

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

Watching The Bridge

WATCH: The documentary The Bridge .

Take note of the following:

  • Characters: If you were to commit suicide, would a public bridge be your first choice? Do you believe suicidal people have a subconscious draw into one mode of suicide, over another?
  • Situation: Do you think you could detect whether or not someone is about to kill themselves? Do you feel, if you were in the same area as the person, you would suspect his/her intentions?
  • Reaction: Upon encountering a suicidal individual, would you try and interfere, get someone else to help, or observe from a distance? If the person goes through with the suicide, how would his/her death affect you? Would you feel blameless, guilty, sad, haunted, angry…?
  • Mood: If you saw someone kill themselves, would you feel better or worse about your current circumstances? Would you be grateful or hateful, regarding your own life?
  • Setting: People kill themselves in many places: jumping off buildings, throwing themselves into traffic or train tracks, hanging in a closet…sadly, the list goes on. What difference do you think it makes, that those in The Bridge, chose this location for their ultimate escape?
  • Society: Do you feel the people around you have the power to make a difference? If you were suicidal, would you go to a public place, with the hope that someone will reach out and help you? Would you commit the act in private, protecting others from having to deal with you?
  • The Aftermath: Depending on how and where someone commits suicide, there will be something left behind. If you came across a dead body, of someone you love, how would that make you feel? If you decided to commit suicide, would you want people to find you or would you do it in a place, where you’ll be washed away, like The Bridge? What do you think this line of thinking says about you, as a person?

The Bridge

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Suicide is an epidemic. We must be conscious and try to make a difference.

When we acknowledge others, and make an effort to be kind, we can help create connections. Little by little, we can help strengthen the unity and wellness of humanity.

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The Ones Left Behind

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

The Ones Left Behind

For those who are suicidal, there’s always the question: “If I died today, who would be affected?”

In deciding to commit suicide, these are the common responses:

  1. No one will notice
  2. No one will care
  3. Everyone would be better off

People who contemplate suicide may acknowledge their close relationships, affirming who their death will impact, yet to follow through with the suicide, they resort to the aforementioned rationalizations. Living to benefit the lives of others, simply prolongs the suicidal person from their ultimate escape.

Suicide's Effect on Loved Ones

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After someone kills themselves,  the death will have to be dealt with it. The ones who have to address the suicide, range from loved ones, the authorities, or the government; if an individual’s life is taken, someone has to respond to it.

The suicide survivors  are left wondering why the person killed themselves, along with what could’ve been done to prevent it.

After an individual commits suicide, the ones left behind  have a difficult time comprehending the situation. The reactions to death by suicide differ, but what’s important is learning how to deal with the loss, along with managing the inevitable grief .

No matter what, after an act of suicide, there will always be someone left to pick up the pieces. We must stay strong. While there’s no cure for suicidal thoughts, there is strength in numbers; we must remember how our actions will affect those around us. If we can, it is our obligation to reach out and support one another.

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Watching The Virgin Suicides

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

Watching The Virgin Suicides

WATCH: The movie The Virgin Suicides

Take note of the following:

  • Characters: Who do you identify with? Who do you feel is highly susceptible to suicide?
  • Mood: Are there any points, in time and essence, you feel you can relate to? When do you feel sudden rushes of emotion?
  • Setting: Do you feel trapped by your circumstances? How much do your immediate surroundings affect you?
  • Personal Response: If you knew the Lisbon sisters, how would you react to them? Would you befriend them or ostracize them?
  • Role Play: If you lost a sibling or parent to suicide, what would you do?
  • Emotions: If someone kills themselves, is it wrong to make it known? With suicide being a sensitive subject, should you address those affected by the aftermath or is it best to let them come to you?
  • Society: What part do the townspeople play in what happens to the Lisbon sisters?

All Five Libson Sisters

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The Lisbon sisters are notorious, young and attractive; to the town, they are mysterious and intriguing. We can’t always judge people by how they appear to be…the secrets held within, determine our true identity.

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All Suicidal People Are the Same…Right?

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

All Suicidal People Are the Same…Right?

With suicide, the ambiguity of such an extreme act has caused people to form misconceptions as to who is suicidal.

Society claims suicidal people are:

  • Stupid
  • Lost
  • Selfish
  • Death‑Seeking
  • Cowards
  • Weak
  • Crazy
  • Lonely
  • Attention‑Seeking
  • Sinners

For suicidal people, certain stressors trigger an overflow of misery, causing a severe breach in one’s threshold for pain. At this point, they will do anything to rid themselves of suffering…the willingness to endure the pain is lost. Desperate for a solution, suicide becomes their only option.

Clearly, with such a harsh portrayal of those who have suicidal tendencies, it’s no wonder why some people feel restricted in talking through their issues. Naturally, we fear facing the judgment, embarrassment, contempt, or ridicule that rests within discussing suicide, it being one of the many taboo topics society feels are better left alone.


Escape the Pain

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Suicide isn’t an escape from life, it’s an escape from pain! If their pain could be lifted, allowing them to be healed, those who contemplate suicide would be able to deal with life. Sadly, this magical remedy isn’t easy to come by.

Anyone can be suicidal. We can’t predict who will reach the point of desired death, nor can we come up with a global understanding of why; with that being said, we must do our best not to criticize.

Instead, we should raise awareness and make an effort to show we care.

 

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Are You Suicidal?

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

Are You Suicidal?

The progression of suicidal tendencies varies.

When we’re going through a hard time, passing thoughts like, “I can’t take this anymore!” or extreme thoughts like, “I wish I were dead!” may have popped into our heads, once or twice. For those who are fairly content with life, these ideas are fleeting, declared in a moment of intense emotion.

What’s tricky is when we start to contemplate their validity…that’s when the warning signs pop up!

At this point, we must take note…

Suicide Risk Factors

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If you feel things are becoming too difficult, speak up! If you see someone is struggling, reach out! The longer we fester within the filth of our anguish, the more likely we are to put ourselves in harm’s way.

Suffering in Silence

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Understanding What Hurts Us: The Problems of Pain

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

Understanding What Hurts Us: The Problems of Pain

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LET’S THINK…

THE WORST THING YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY, HAPPENS TO YOU…

WHAT IS YOUR IMMEDIATE REACTION? HOW DO YOU CHOOSE TO COPE AND MOVE ON?

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A problem is defined as a question of life; when we feel uncertain or stuck, we’re experiencing a problem.

Pain is considered a consequential affliction; to some degree, it’s an induced punishment.

Regrettably, problems and pain can lead to self‑destructive and self‑defeating behaviors.

A loss of control, due to problems or pain, can make us feel helpless, sad, angry, or reckless. We may try to distract or numb the pain with drugs, alcohol, sex, violence or other risky vices.

In life, experiencing trauma, heartbreak, or loss is inevitable. While many may not go as far as suicide, in a way, when we implement harmful coping strategies, we commit mini‑acts of suicide and quicken Death’s arrival.

Flirting with Death

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Life is a blessing many take for granted. Do yourself a favor—skip the pity party! Temporary fixes are a waste of time and energy.

You deserve better than that!

Become aware of what hurts you. If something is bothering you, ask yourself, “Why do I feel this way? What are my reasons?” Find strength in identifying the source.

We either deal with our problems or we dwell in them

Prepare for future adversities by learning from your struggle.  Strive for a better life. Regardless of your past, present, or future, every new moment is a chance to make a change.

Seek self‑development. Once you recognize your progressive potential, anything is possible.

Ripping up the self

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