Have you ever felt this way?
I learned it the hard way to not allow little things to bother me and say “no” to things I don’t want. That got me to work a little harder on letting go and not letting little things get to me.
Lessons I’ve learned:
• Don’t worry and let go of what’s outside of your control: in the past or in the future
• Accept reality and focus on what’s in your control
• Focus on the Big Picture. Don’t let a little thing ruin your entire day
• Learn to put things in perspective
• Remember that we all make mistakes
• Ask yourself if it will matter in 5 years
Despite the fact that you can’t always control the things that happen to you or the things others think and do, you can always control how you decide to respond. Letting something bother you causes stress and unhappiness for yourself. Instead, make the choice that brings you more happiness by focusing your energy somewhere else.
When something goes wrong, you have two choices. You can slip into a rage, or let it go. Making the choice to stop letting the little things bother you will bring you life-changing happiness, and you will be thankful for your own shift in perspective.
If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. 💕
13 Stundes vor
The fast paced society we live in often promotes the expectation of instant gratification.⚡️
In a world where we can order a book on the Internet and receive it the next day, it’s hard not to let this immediacy affect our view of relationships.
We often think we need to feel an instant connection with somebody when we meet. And when we don’t immediately click, oftentimes we don’t have the patience to either wait for a bond to develop over time or to put in the effort to cultivate one. But these types of relationships born of a quick spark are often short-lived, based on shallow compatibility. They represent temporary pleasures.
Good things take time.💛
Real relationships require investment. Those qualities that define a strong bond–trust, communication, respect, security, and comfort–take time to develop. Like plants, our relationships have to be tended to in order to flourish and blossom or bear fruit–their gifts grow richer over time. Real depth only comes from abiding patience and sustained investment in other people.
👫 Tag the person you've been friends with the longest!
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"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
Wow. I had to sit with this one for a minute when I came across it. It gives great perspective about our choices, and how we are where we are BECAUSE of our choices. We cannot point the finger at the end of the day; the choice is ours to change, grow, and accept responsibility for where we are.
But that is also a powerful thing, knowing we have the ability to change our circumstances by changing our thinking. Let's evolve our thinking in this way, and instead of sitting by and letting life happen to us, let's happen to LIFE.