Wake up & think positive
` There is always something to do in life. Too little and you may find boredom. Too much and you may find stress. Pace yourself accordingly and you find balance.' NosaJ
We wake up every day and we rush and keep on rushing. Life becomes a rush. Through the rush we tend to be forgetful and find frustration along the way. Life is exhausting because there is so much to do and sometimes I find it baffling that there is such a thing as boredom. Only children may have any excuses to be bored.
There is always something to be done or to do. It finds you or you find it. The ones that find you tend to be the troublesome ones because they usually require some urgent resolution, while the ones that you find or the things that you find to do should be the ones that bring you some fulfillment. You have to pace yourself with both in order to find balance. If you are overwhelmed with debt for instance, your creditors will be the troublesome ones and to avoid stress, you have to pace yourself financially and or make some arrangements.If you find some good shows to watch, you should watch them but also pace yourself or they distract you from the real world and creatively moving forward in life.
Pace yourself and you will not exhaust yourself in a hurry. Pace yourself and you will find some balance to life. You have to remember that creation did not take place in one day, a tree does not grow in one day and neither was Rome built in a day.
Think of yourself in any capacity and think of the responsibilities attached to those responsibilities. Think of the variety of roles that you play in life and there is your Rome building itself. In the capacity of self, you have yourself to take care of, things that you need to do or want to do. In the capacity of partner, you have responsibility for someone else or shared responsibilities with them. As a parent, you have the responsibility to provide for your family.As a friend you have the responsibility to support and be there for your friends and of course for your daily bread, you have to work for someone or be creatively responsible for your own enterprise.
Wake up and attend to what requires your immediate attention. Do what you know needs to be done now
rather than tomorrow. Do not leave until tomorrow, what you can do today, but if it cannot be done today, then put it on the tomorrow list. This is where time and organization become very important in helping you pace yourself accordingly and preserving your sanity.Pace yourself accordingly and have a stress free blessed day.
` A decisive mind will always lead you on the path to success" Nosaj
Once you have made up your mind to do something and you do it, only then will you find true satisfaction. Another way of looking at it is as fulfilling your goals or the combination of intention and action materializing the results that you seek. The result of not being able to make up your mind is
conflict, a lot of unfinished business and a series of dissatisfaction.
What do you want to do? Where do you want to be? Who do you want to be? Who do you want to be with? These are some of the primary key questions that we struggle with as we journey through life and not even realize it. Alternatively we do realize them or have to ignore them too often due to the distractions of what we do now and where we are in order to comply with the primary directive and imperative called survival.
There are also other human directives and imperatives called peace of mind, fulfillment and happiness, that we tend to override according to the wrong answers that we attach to these questions and the wrong direction that we follow. We sometimes have time to ask the universe for guidance and directions are provided but alas, we fail to see the signs or fail to follow them.
I have always believed and still hold that life is a journey. It is not a straight forward journey and it is not meant to be so, or there would be nothing to learn from the journey and from life. I also believe like Souza that happiness is a journey but it is also a destination.
Happiness is a destination , because we are always at a destination and even more importantly we are the destination. You are the destination. Think about it?. Being in the womb or a test tube is the beginning of the destination but for nine months or thereabouts that was your destination. Childhood was a destination as was being a teenager, until you left it to become an adult. Marriage is a destination where not everyone stays but is final for some. Being is a parent is a destination, where there is no going back, even after your children are gone or at their own destinations ,unless of course your children divorce you .
Were you happy as a child or a teenager? If you were that was of course a good start to the happiness journey and to all other destinations that have followed. The happiness journey can also of course be interrupted along the way and unhappiness can become the rest of the journey, if you allow it to be so or allow anyone or any place to make it so. This is the junction at which you have to make up your mind.
You have to ask yourself what makes you happy because if you do not know what makes you happy, you will not recognize happiness when you see it as part of the journey or as the destination. That brings us back to the original question of
`What do you want to do as a part of your journey? Where do you want to be? Who do you want to be? Who do you want to be with you as part of your journey or the destination? '
Let there be no fantasies to these questions or answers, let there be no illusions and be true to yourself and own reality in making up your own mind about your future happiness. I say let there be no fantasies or illusions because it's not about a windfall happening. It is about how you think, about using the resources available to you and ultimately about the choices you make.
The distractions are never going to go away unless you make them go away time and time again. Focus
on the journey and the destination in mind. be persistent with the questions and answers and the distractions diminish. Make up your mind and make it happen. The negativity is not going to go away unless you make up your mind for it to go away or override it again and again with positivity.
The journey that is happiness requires you to make up your mind to be happy and get to your destination that is also called happiness. The best example that I can give to this paradox is parenthood. This is a journey and a destination. It is a journey with children that holds so much of life, many distractions and frustrations but also much fulfillment and happiness, until you journey on and to another destination called `Grandparent'.
Think of what makes you happy and do it. Think of the people that make you safe, happy or smile and keep them in mind as you continue the greatest journey of all....Life.
Jason.U @ MondayMorningPositivity
" Appreciate the everyday things and not just big happy moments,for each moment is a composition of life to be appreciated in its entirety." NosaJ
I have eyes to see and l able to open them up this morning to see the sun rise, to see the faces of those dear to me and close to my heart, the option to see the birds flutter their wings, to see the sky above, to see mother nature all around me and the majesty of life.
I have ears to hear and I am able to wake up to hear the voices of loved ones, to hear life around me.
I have ears to hear the birds sing their early morning songs and I know it is another day to rise and shine and to utilize the day as best as possible. It is another day full of opportunities. I am able to hear the voices of my children as they scramble to get ready for school and sometimes argue with each other.
I have a voice to speak to them, to say good morning, to express my love to them, to ask my daughter to put the kettle on for me and I have a voice to say good bye to them and tell them to have a wonderful day today.
I have my own hands and all ten fingers to wash myself, to wash my face, to brush my teeth, to touch my face or to feel the face of another, to feed myself, to do things, to be creative and to drive myself in any direction, I choose to go today. I have taste buds for that wonderful morning cup of coffee to get me started.
I have a car to get me to work or anywhere that I need to be today. Not the best car in the world but a car nonetheless that has taken me places and will still take me places. I have feet to walk and to hold up my body. How far they will take me in an emergency, I have no idea but I do know that I can walk or run, as far as they will take me, until I can walk or run no more and must rest my weary feet.
I can think and therefore I am alive. Sometimes there is clutter in my mind but I am of my own mind and my faculties appear to be still intact. My mind hopes that it is not to be ravaged by time and age and is full of other hopes. I can think and I am able to think freely of beauty, of love and a more beautiful world. I can think beautiful thoughts even in the darkest or gloomy moments of life.
I have known pressure, stress, pain, sadness and suffering but I also know that I have not known pain and suffering as much or as well as others. I have also come to realize that they are an occasional part of the package that is life. Sometimes we think we know what pain and suffering are but we are not all as well as acquainted with either as much as we think and more acquainted with love than we realize.
"Appreciate the ones you love and those who love you with each passing day, love being the greatest gift of all and an antidote to pain and suffering."
I have faith. I have hope and above all I have love. I am thankful for all the support that I have in my life. I appreciate friendship, the friends that I have and can count on. I appreciate family and all the wonderful people who love me, for they are family. I am thankful for and appreciate all my children
for their love and for who they are, because they also makes me a better me. We guide them, but they also guide and teach us. Above all, I am thankful for the beauty and energy of love and love that transcends us all.
What will be cannot be more beautiful than what is, if we do not know how to appreciate what already is.How can I not be appreciate? And so I wake up with appreciation.
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