Sometimes we need a swift kick in the butt. It could come in the form of a health scare. It could be the loss of our job. It could be the death of a loved one. It could be the 20 pounds gained in the last year.
That definitive "It" is a wake-up call.
We all need them. We get complacent and lazy.
But sometimes we let things go far too long and that wake up call shatters the reverie we've been in.
And that's exactly what we need. What happens after that is up to us.
Are we going to heed the call and do something about it or pitch our tent in hope-a, hope-a land and keep our fingers crossed that it all works out?
I don't know about you, but I would rather get my act together and do something about it instead of hoping and wishing. We get overwhelmed though sometimes and that's what leads to our inactivity. Rather than just doing something, we don't do anything at all, because we don't know where to start.
First, breathe. Just take a deep breath. And now another. Simply sit without any distractions and breathe.
Now tell yourself these words, "It will be okay." Because you know what? It will. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but eventually it will be okay. Keep telling yourself this, especially when the times get tough and you want to shut down.
Nothing is easy, especially those things in life that are really worth it. They take time and sustained effort.
You're breathing deeply and slowly and telling yourself it will be okay, now what?
What is your priority? Don't think about it. The first thing that popped into your head is it. Write it down. Now. Get a piece of paper or a journal, write your priority at the top, and write down everything that has to do with that priority. Just get the words out. Write until you've got nothing left.
That's enough for today. Rome wasn't built in a day, remember?
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.