HAPPY THURSDAY BEAUTIES!
These are a few things I've been thinking about the past week or so . . . they are always on my mind and at the forefront of my thoughts, because it's how I live my life every. single. day. But putting them into words will hopefully help those around me, and allow myself to take a deeper look into my own self, as I'm constantly growing, learning and expanding. Bettering oneself is a daily task that we are privileged to have, and one I will never take for granted. No one is perfect, or will ever be.
Brew a green tea//organic coffee , get out a notebook , journal , breathe , dream , expand . . .
There's a difference between pursuing your goals and being in a constant state of chase. You’ve been doing this most of your life and it causes nothing but anxiety and insecurity. You know this. Stop fighting or forcing the current. Instead, let it take you. Simply - LET GO. Things will happen when they’re meant to. Do the best you can each day and be OK with it, knowing that as long as you're moving, your path will unfold (my theme for the rest of the year...unfolding)
Don’t be concerned with what others think.
Care versus concern. Big difference. You’re going to care. You’re human. Not everyone will like you. Some will even say it to your face or behind your back, it's just the reality of life. It can hurt, but you will heal. If you hold on to it, you'll make other people’s opinion of you a concern. By doing this, you'll be allowing other people to write your story. Don’t be consumed with what other people think. Remember, it’s only their version of your story.
Dream big, often, and awake.
The more, the better. What you dream is where you'll go. Don’t be afraid to dream, no matter how big or ridiculous you may think your aspirations are. You're painting your life. Never do it by numbers. Splash. Color outside the lines. Remember elementary art class? Do that! Color. paint. dream, and do it all outside the lines.
Know you're a unique and beautiful creation.
Everything that’s happened to you is what makes you rare and unique and no one can take that away. Except you. You are a gift. Know the value of yourself. Your story makes you RARE. Stop trying to rip out chapters. Just focus on writing new ones.
Simple, yet we all forget to do it. When you're in a stressful + emotional situation, step away and just breathe.
Life is too short to be ANYTHING but kind. Treat everyone as if they are your brother or sister. If you don’t like someone, always look inward first. Hate is wasted energy that will only poison you. Banish it from your life.
Practice forgiveness and gratitude.
These are two big words many people overuse but rarely practice. Make a conscious effort to forgive all the people who have hurt you. Do it in pieces if you have to. People think forgiving is one act, but it’s an ongoing process, like the choice to love. Forgiveness and gratitude, both muscles. Exercise them. Every. Single. Day.
Love hard or not at all.
There’s no other way. Do it with passion, respect, and with every tool you’ve ever earned.
It's the birthplace of the best version of you.
Nourish your body.
We only get ONE body, so why wouldn't you nurture yourself on a cellular level? All of the above won't matter if you don't have your health. Health is wealth. Simple as that. You are not invincible because of your age + genetics. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.
love & light