Life is what you make of it

Life is as easy or as difficult as you make it.   One can wake up and thank the universe for a new day.  Or you can wake up grunting and upset that it’s morning and keep hitting the snooze button.

One can look at sleep as the caffeine he or she needs to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Or think that the day can not start until the caffeine kicks in from their morning coffee.

When it’s time to go to work one can dread it – complain about the commute and sulk.  Or put a smile on their face and be grateful to have a job to go to.

You see it’s all about perspective if you look at the glass as being half empty then you are most likely going to find things to complain about.  However if you are truly appreciative of life and you roll with the punches you will find yourself happy and successful.

Be good to yourself

Self care is not a luxury it’s a necessity. Most of us put ourselves last and everything else first. The needs of others are not more important than our own needs.

How is your relationship with yourself? 

Do you check in and ask yourself how you are feeling?  

What have you done for yourself to let your body know you are important?

It’s important that we do what makes us happy.  When we are happy and grounded we are healthier and stronger.  We can listen more and be more aware of our environment which makes us better people, partners, friends and parents.

What good are you to others if you are dehydrated- hungry – sick – stressed – depressed- unhealthy?  

You must check in everyday to make sure you are getting what you need in order to take care of those around you. Be good to yourself my friends. You deserve it!

Live for today 

Today I want you to try something new and that’s focusing on the now.  Not focusing on what happened yesterday or what’s coming tomorrow but being in the present.

Don’t put off anything you can do today, make the phone calls to your loved ones, take time to go outside and listen to the birds chirp.   And forgive anyone who has hurt you – let it all go. 

The only thing that matters is today.  If you are crying about yesterday or worrying about tomorrow you are robbing yourself of the present.

Life is a gift and waking up to a new day is not something we should take for granted. Today is what matters, make it count.  Live as though it’s your last day on earth.   Because tomorrow is not guaranteed.  

Find your way 

There has been a time in my life that I believed that nothing came easy and you had to struggle to reach your goals.  Then the light bulb went off and I started seeing things differently.

When I started college I choose psychology as my  major and was struggling to  keep my grades up.  I started to doubt myself and wondered if school was right for me.  Luckily I just received a “A” in my international business class and everything became clear.  I quickly changed my major and made Dean’s list.  It was that easy.

Dating was another struggle I found myself putting too much energy in the wrong men.  I recall my friend saying to me that love doesn’t hurt.   When I started to date my husband it was easy and I finally understood what my friend meant.  Love should not be a struggle and when it’s right it feels wonderful.

Be careful not to put your energy into something that doesn’t bring you happiness.  Negative emotions are good indicators that it’s time to re evaluate the situation and make a change.  Whether these emotions are towards a relationship, work or yourself pay attention to them.  But don’t over analysis your thoughts take note of what your mind is telling you, find a solution and move on.  Most importantly listen to your heart for it always holds the truth.

Life can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be.  Don’t live inside your own head of excuses.  When you find what’s right for you – you will achieve your goals effortlessly.  

 

Unfoldment of the soul

“Look at what is instead of what you thought it would be”.  Sounds so easy but yet it’s so difficult to do.

False pretenses of where we should be in life and our careers adds unnecessary stress and anxiety.

When we compare our life to others we miss out on what is good in our own life.

The truth is everything we need we already have.

Once we let go of false indentities and concepts we can grow spiritually.

Focus on what is good in your life so you can feed your spirit and others around you.

“You’re gonna be happy”, said life, “but first I’ll make you strong”.

We have all been knocked down in life.   In order to be strong you have to endure heartache, loss and failure.  Once you live through the pain and disappointment you realize you are a survivor.   The definition of survivor is a person who copes well with difficulty in their life.

I have had my fair share of difficulties and failures which I’m grateful for. It means I’m living life and taking risks.  Most of these failures became blessings.  Because the lessons I learned were extremely valuable.  I would not be a successful woman, wife or mother if I didn’t go through the heartaches and headaches of life.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself, be vulnerable and reach for the stars.  Even if things don’t work out it will shape you and make you stronger.   Stronger to love, and live life to its fullest.

Readers do you agree that life difficulties have made you a stronger person?  Please share your comments.  So those who are hurting right now will learn that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  And nothing worth having comes easy.