Have you ever thought of trying something new?
Never let your history dictate your future. If you’ve had corporate jobs all your life, but want to explore working in a creative field, try it. If you’re a homebody who wonders about other countries, travel. Does an article on going vegan interest you? Take a stab at it.
Often, a desire for something new means your soul is pulling you to a more fulfilling life.
Trying something new can open you up to a myriad of life’s possibilities. One new step will lead to another. It’s such fun to see where you end up!
When I become anxious, it’s usually because I’m thinking of the past or the future. I’ve either allowed my mind to review past unpleasant events or worry about future possibilities.
We can’t change the past and the future is only imagined.
When you are caught in a loop of negative thoughts, bring your mind to the present. In this moment, are you comfortable, clothed, fed? You are probably seated in a comfy chair, using your phone or device, maybe sipping your coffee. You are taking a moment for yourself. You are safe.
In this moment, all is well. Living in the present will calm you.
I was speaking to an acquaintance who seemed to have the perfect life. I’d often thought, “I wished I was as together as she was.” From the outside, she seemed to have an intriguing profession, a fun social life and financial security.
As I got to know her, she revealed she was lonely, and had huge financial and physical issues. I had judged her on her bubbly personality and her appearance.
Once I got her real story, I realized how blessed I was. We never know what someone’s real life is like. We only know what they show us.
The next time you wish you had someone else’s life, stop and count your own blessings.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Have you ever wondered why an annoying person is in your life?
When someone in your life is getting on your nerves or causing you misery, he or she is there for a reason. One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn is that the people in my life are reflection of me.
The next time someone rubs you the wrong way, ask yourself why. Does this person remind you of how you used to be? Can you remember a time in your life when you behaved like them?
Often, when we grow and change, we want to discard our old parts and forget they existed. When we remember that we once acted like that annoying person, we can be more tolerant.
This does not mean we have to keep them in our lives, but we can be more forgiving by remembering we were once like them. After all, if we can change, so can they.
I used to judge myself by what others were doing with their lives. Because I compared myself to the best – the educated, the professional, the talented – I was left feeling worthless.
I have learned to value my unique skills and traits.
We were put on this earth to do different things. Stop comparing yourself to others. Pay attention to the praise and respect you receive from others. Remember, the same way you admire others, there are people who envy you.
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