You don’t want people to see the stain, so you decide to cover a lie with another lie. At some point, you start believing that the lies are the truth. Instead of the stain fading, it gets bigger and bigger.Don't let pride fool you into thinking those stains on the rug won't get bigger. Click To Tweet
Be (very) aware of the influence pride can have in your life.
Until next time,
I had a long-standing history of being unable to let go. I held onto grudges from high school. I kept people around who sucked all the positivity out of the air. I remained in situations that I was no longer happy in.
I got comfortable. The grudges, negative people, and unhappy situations had become my normal. It was my normal for so long that I didn’t realize that I was blocking my blessings.You cannot invite goodness into your life if negativity surrounds you. Click To Tweet
What’s the point of holding onto grudges, bad vibes, negative people, etc? Does it offer anything beneficial to your life?
Spend some time analyzing the people, situations, grudges, that are part of your life. Take inventory of your life and consider the following:
If it doesn’t make you happy, let go!
If it doesn’t invite positivity into your life, let go!
If it doesn’t challenge you, let go!
Don’t allow negativity to block your journey in life. You deserve better.
Until next time,
Recently on Twitter, someone shared a video of Jay Z doing a radio interview. Not only am I a fan of him as an artist, but I enjoy listening to him speak about life. The wisdom that comes from him inspires me. Recently, on Twitter, someone retweeted the following video:
In the video, he dropped a gem that I needed to hear.
I get in my own way.
I overthink things.
I get so wrapped up in planning that I never execute.
I use everyone else’s experiences as my blueprint…and fail.
I don’t tell myself how great I am.
I shouldn’t rely on others to recognize my greatness. As long as you believe in your greatness, that’s all that matters.
I needed this reminder from Hov.
Thank you sir.
Life has been hectic lately. Oftentimes, I get home too tired to do anything writing-related. After coming home and doing little to nothing besides go to sleep, I had to switch it up. I needed to create a plan for recovering from these bad days. Here are a few things that worked for me:
Here are a few things that worked for me:
Having a Decompression Period
I’m a huge fan of having a decompression period. I usually decompress during my 20-minute drive home from work. I play some good music, call a friend/family member and enjoy the ride. By the time I get home, I’m relaxed.
Writing It Out
There are some instances where I have to put my thoughts/feelings on paper. Doing this helps me work through my thoughts/feelings and removes the burden(s) from my mind. After a good writing session, I tend to feel better.
Being quiet for a set amount of time is soothing. I usually sit in my living room in silence for a few minutes to an hour. To get through this, I will be quiet for a few minutes to an hour. Once I finish a quiet session, my mood is way better.
Treat Yo Self!
My favorite way to recover from a bad day is to treat myself. My standard treats are a drink from Starbucks, a burrito bowl from Chipotle, or a cinnamon roll from a local bakery. Treating myself to one of these things after a rough day always puts a smile on my face.
Remind Yourself that Tomorrow is Coming
It’s easy to feel that a bad day won’t end at the end of that day. I have to remind myself of the following:One bad day doesn't need to become one bad week, one bad month, and so on. Tomorrow the slate is clean. Click To Tweet
Tell me, how do you recover from bad days? I would love to read about what works for you in the comments.
Until next time,