Let’s just start this off with, I’m not the poster boy of health. But I do realize the consequences of my actions and where they will lead if I don’t choose a different path. We’re going to start off with a healthy happy mind, here are a few thoughts I wanted to share.
The worst part about the way we live our lives is the fact that we are fully aware of negative aspects of our daily habits, and we do them anyway. Everyone has their vice, some have vices, and some just spiral into self-destruction. Having the strength to change the course of your life is what will determine your true happiness. To know you have the power to be the guiding force of your life will bring confidence, it will attract success (in any way you see success). When there’s a will, there’s a way. You just need to find the purpose, your goal, your dream, and work towards it.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” You’ve heard it before, either in a movie, series, or you might have even made fun of it, but nothing could be more true. The serenity prayer isn’t just for Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous, the prayer empowers, the prayer calms and soothes, in time of need, it is the 10 second calm down you just might need. By the end of this post, I need you to say the serenity prayer once. Come up with something that works for you, but everyone needs a mantra to live by. Repeated in the morning when you wake up, in the afternoon when you’re tired from work, before you sleep and fall into your dream world.
No it’s not, you just think it is. Everyone has their own problems, you just don’t see them. If you ever took a second to actually think about what the phrase means, you will understand that once you got to the other side, you will see the original side as greener. It is in fact an infinite loop of you hopping a fence to get to the greener side, but the second you hop, the side shifts. It might take a while for the shift, but it’s coming. What you need to do is make your side the only one you see, and work on it. Tend to your garden, take the time to whack out those weeds, mow the grass so it’s all even, you could even try growing a plant or two. Make your side the only green pasture you care about.
We’re all looking for our perfect partner, but we often forget to love ourselves. Being alone is not lonely, those are two separate feelings. When you are alone, there is no one around you and you have the time to breathe and reflect but still feel connected with the people in your life. When you are lonely, you could have a thousand people around you, but not feel a connection with a single person. Loving yourself is about being ok with being by yourself, entertaining yourself, and finding peace with it. You need to understand your value, and seek people that recognize and cherish it.