Take A Step Back

Would you believe I just wrote a whole post on this and I pressed the wrong key during formatting and everything vanished. ūüôĀ¬† Why me Lord!¬† I thought¬†to myself as¬†I tried feverishly to recover my work.¬† Very upsetting as efforts proved futile!

I was¬†so angry at myself for¬†not making sure my work¬†was saving as I went along.¬† I was so caught up in what I was doing that I neglected to pay attention.¬† I felt like giving up and then¬†I remember what this post was all about and decided to try again. ūüôā

Roda over at Growing Self actually inspired me to write this after reading her post called A Journey.

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No matter what the flood waters of life throw at you – don’t give up!¬† Stop looking at your problem through those tired eyes and stressed brain.¬† Try these tips.

  1. Take a step back to get a better view.
  2. Clear your mind by listening to some music or doing something fun to relax.
  3. Get creative.
  4. Get resourceful.
  5. Don’t listen to the negativity of others.¬† They are still caught up in their own mess and couldn’t help you even if they wanted to.
  6. Most important of all, don’t allow the frustration of it all¬†to prevent YOU from unearthing a better outcome¬†for YOURSELF.
  7. Change your position.¬† You’ll be surprised just how different or simple a problem can appear based on where you stand and how you choose to look at it.
  8. Monitor your attitude.¬† It’s hard to find the solution or breakthrough you’re looking for if your attitude is constantly negative.¬† Believe that you CAN and WILL overcome the challenge and work towards it.
  9. Believe in yourself.

 

Have a good night and thanks for stopping by. ūüôā

 

Falling

Falling is easy.  We ALL stumble at various stages in our lives.  However, it is what we do after we fall that makes the real difference.

Stand up, dust yourself off, tend to your wound (be it physical or psychological) and move forward. Never let falling or missing your mark stop you from trying, finishing or pursuing your dreams.

Although falling can slow us down we are the ones who can choose to either stop or keep moving.¬† I hope you choose to keep moving. ūüôā

Make the upcoming week a wonderful one! Thanks for stopping by. ūüôā

Voices

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People can be harsh at times but it is what we believe and tell ourselves that does the MOST damage or gives us the most STRENGTH.  

Whenever you find yourself listening and believing the negativity around you just remember.

Be the LOUDER voice in your head

When all the NOISE around you is pushing you out of bed

It’s the thought of your HAPPINESS¬†that they truly dread

Let the LIGHT within you IGNITE

Silencing your FEARS with a light so BRIGHT

REMOVING the obstacles with all your MIGHT

It’s clear you’re NOT giving up without a FIGHT.

 

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day.

Dig Deeper

So what, if they don’t like you!

So what, if they don’t think you fit in!

So what, if they have negative things to say!

SHAKE IT OFF!!!!!!!! SHAKE IT OFF!!!!!

Reality check, the likelihood of every single person you meet liking you is slim.

‘Fitting in’ to any group if it is where you’re meant to be should happen naturally and should not require you to become someone you’re not.¬† It’s nice to be liked by others but it’s more important that we love who we are first.

We all have our preferences and that’s okay.¬†¬† Why should we change who we are, what we’re all about for people to think we’re cool and worth knowing.¬† The truth is, they are the ones losing out.

As for any negativity that may come don’t pay it any attention.¬† You are none of those things so don’t even give it a second thought.¬† ¬† The fact that they are making time to sit down and talk about you means you have more going on for you than they do, clearly.¬† The haters are going to hate, that’s what they do!

Don’t allow anyone to steal your joy.¬†Keep your head up, stay positive and make each day about you doing something good for you and someone else.¬† Share the love. ūüôā

You are who you need to be.¬† Embrace it, explore it, develop it and love it! ūüôā

If you ever feel the need to make improvements to any aspect of your being – (physical, spiritual or psychological) do it because you want to not because you want to please or satisfy anyone else.

Sometimes we just need to hear that we are good enough just the way we are.

Have a great weekend!

Failure is a choice!

Of all the words that we could use to describe ourselves why would we choose “failure”.

Failure is a word that is given meaning as a result of something that has happened or perhaps did not happen the way it was intended.   It is sometimes used to describe an event, a thing and even people.

Are you a failure?  You are what YOU believe and how you behave!

You are only a “failure” when and if YOU accept that title.¬† For a failure is someone who has accepted defeat.¬† They refuse to fight for what they want.¬† They lack perseverance and a burning desire to overcome their obstacles.¬†

Failure as it relates to people,  is a type of attitude and a behaviour.  It is a choice.

So why not, choose differently?¬† Let’s choose to persevere!¬† No matter how tough things get, no matter what negative talk they throw at us, even when we’re standing alone.¬† It is the will to persevere that would bring us through anything.

There is no shame in failing at something especially if you have given it your best. 

Failure is just a word never let it define YOU.  You define who you are by your actions and behaviour.

Failure should NEVER be allowed to stop us from trying for that is when we truly fail.

The struggle within

 

Daily Prompt: Detonate

It is building up more and more each day

Those unspoken words you refuse to say

Hoping silence would make those feelings go away

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The pain is more than you can bear

But you sit there refusing to share

Your heart is so dear

You’re afraid it would tear

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Don’t be controlled by your fear

There are still people out there who care

Denial will only help your spiral

As the pressure builds, it will slowly spill

Into your life causing strife

Even forcing you to question your life

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Whatever is consuming you inside

You can no longer run from or hide

Because like a grenade you will detonate

Leaving your surroundings desolate

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You can prevent this

This explosion or possible implosion

By healing the corrosion

The corrosion of the mind, body and spirit

You know the one you’re struggling with

It’s time to stand up and face it

Because running you will never shake it.

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

We have two choices

Daily Prompt: Radiate

Radiate such a powerful word full of meaning

To love? or To hate? They both can make you feel like screaming

Emotions so pure and real

Even if we didn’t want to

We can’t help but feel

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Being apart of this world can sometimes be surreal

What do you do when the world sucks all your energy inside

And the only thing carrying you is your pride

Dig deep and steady your feet

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Battling hate with hate will only depreciate

What people have grown to appreciate

Make no mistake

Allowing yourself to become overrun by hate

Is not like eating cake or finding your soul mate

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There is no real joy or pleasure

Just coldness and bitterness beyond measure

So when you feel yourself filling up

I suggest a deep breath

And ask that you not give up

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Don’t let go of the love you have

Don’t let go of what might be your last chance

Not everyone gets a second chance

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Let the love you have radiate like the light that it is

So much so that you can’t help but give

Let love radiate from you core

So the world can see

YOU are so much more.

Thank you for stopping by.