Every day we are faced with decisions that affect our lives. We make decisions throughout the entire day that we don’t even notice are significant. For example, we make a decision about what to eat for breakfast. “Should I stop and pick something up on the way to work or should I wake up 30 minutes early to make something healthy to start my day off right?” The decision is yours and yours only. Different choices mean different outcomes. Maybe stopping at Starbucks every morning on the way to work benefits you for the moment and a few hours later, but think about the long run. How much money does that add up to? How much sugar is loaded into one of those? Sure, every once in a while a latte from Starbucks is a nice treat, but don’t make it a routine. Cut out what’s bad for you and what’s costing you so much money and you’ll start to see a change in the future. Will power. It’s all about your will power. Resist now, so you can enjoy later. Maybe saving up the money you could be spending on Starbucks and spend it on a nice vacation in the summer. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the vacation! Beats $5 lattes every morning.
So remember, we all make choices every day. If you choose to be in a great mood and stay positive, you’ll most likely have a good day. But if you decide that today’s not going to be so great, then that’s what you’ll receive. So keep your head up and expect to have a great day every day because life is too short to be negative all the time.
Why do we let others control us so much? What they say to us — it’s like we’re looking for their approval. That’s only the case for me when it relates to the closest people in my life. My family, my boyfriend, my close friends. We look for the support expecting to get it, especially from those people. But people have different opinions. They’re not always going to agree with you and that’s okay (at least that’s what I’m in the process of learning). We’re all doing our best. We’re trying to survive in this world and play this game of life. We make choices and sometimes they’re the right ones and it’s great, and other times they’re the wrong ones and that’s okay, too. We live and we learn from our mistakes. Except I wouldn’t call something like that a mistake. It’s a learning process. We’re not perfect, so who’s to judge? That’s completely wonderful if you’ve got a different opinion. Say it and be done with it. But the choice we make, the path we decide to ride down, is ours at the end of the day. I’m grateful for all the support I get in life, but it’s a life lesson when it bothers you if you’re not getting that support. It’s up to you and only you because it’s all about you. So my life lesson I’m in the midst of learning is listen to others’ advice, take it if it suits you and don’t let people drag you down if you truly believe in something.
Find your inner peace and let these stressors go. There’s absolutely no point in letting situations such as these bring you down. Work on yourself and make sure you are making the best decisions for yourself.
Find what makes you happy and follow that.