Lets talk about wasting energy. I don’t mean electricity or power, I mean your energy. I’m talking about holding on to things that don’t need to matter anymore and wasting energy that you could be using to enjoy life. Holding grudges, seeking revenge, hating people – these are all things that suck the energy right out of us. Why keep hating someone who made a mistake over a year ago? People make mistakes. People mess up, they get confused. But people also grow up, and change, and learn from their mistakes. The person you’re hating is probably not the same person today.
Let go of unnecessary anger. Stop talking bad about people you no longer really know. Give someone a second chance. Wouldn’t you want one if you made a mistake? The world would be such a better place if we could just forgive a little more. And you don’t necessarily need to keep that person in your life, and you don’t need to love them…but you certainly don’t need to waste your time and energy disliking them. So next time you find yourself judging someone on something they’ve done in the past, take a deep breath and let it go. Be the bigger person. It’s not worth your time.
Well it’s Monday night, so I know I’m a little late with today’s post, but here it is.
It’s a new year readers! That means new adventures, new chances, and new perspectives. Take a moment to think of a goal you want to achieve this year (a reasonable one), and feel the excitement as you picture yourself reaching it. Now think: it’s only January. You have an entire year to make some new dreams come true. So think positive and get productive! :)
This week, I want to focus our dose of motivation around believing in yourself and not giving up. This is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. And I think that a lot of others do as well. I feel like if we all just gave ourselves more credit and had more faith in ourselves, the things that seem so difficult might not be as hard as we’re making them out to be. The truth is that we can handle whatever we set our minds and our hearts to. We may not be able to handle everything in the traditional or expected ways, but if we have confidence and use our creativity, we can do a whole lot more with what we have.
So this week as you’re going about your lives, don’t doubt yourself. Don’t give up. Don’t belittle your strength. Have faith in yourself.
This week has been so hectic for me! I feel like I’ve been running on a treadmill that just won’t stop or slow down. But life is just that – one crazy ride. Hopefully you all had a good week. Here are a few of my favorite things from this past week that I thought I’d share with you.
Favorite Fashion Statement: Nude Pumps
Favorite Laugh: The Official Song of the NHL Lockout
(Parody of Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together)
My boyfriend is a big hockey fan, and he knows I love, love, love Taylor Swift. So when he saw this hilarious video while reading the Yahoo news highlights, he knew he had to send it to me. It totally cracked me up.
“I think love is one of those things that it’s only really bad because it was once good. You can’t miss something that was never amazing. So I think what I’ve learned is that even if it ends badly, it’s worth it if it made you feel something – if it taught you something.”
– Taylor Swift
I’m not rich. My family is by no means wealthy. But we aren’t poor either. I went to public school, I’ve had to work hard, and so has my family. But we’ve also had a lot of opportunities. Some because of luck, some because of fate, and some because we’ve worked our asses off to get them. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that life has offered me, even if I didn’t realize them at first, or take advantage of them when I should have. I am very blessed to have the life I have today, and to have a shot at the kind of future that I have a shot at. Sometimes, you just need to take a step back, breathe, and look at what life has given you over the years. Sure, things may not have been easy, but within all of the craziness, there were lessons, amazing memories, and great opportunities.
So I failed again. I’m very sorry for being two days late on this week’s posts, but I had a horrible Monday, a busy Tuesday, and now it’s 12:40am on Wednesday and I’m finally making time to blog. Anyway, without further adieu, here is your “Monday” motivation.
Hello everyone! I’m this week’s Friday Favorites are a little late, but I’m doing them none the less. Hope you’ve all had a great week and are enjoying your weekend! Here are some of my favorite things this week.