Simplicity

Simplicity

We take so much for granted. Is life really that bad? Are you homeless? Do you have a terminal illness? There’s no excuse if you don’t fall into such categories. Even at those points I see humans being grateful for everything. We’re blessed with so much. It’s time to appreciate what you do have because you never know when your last breath will be.

React With No Reaction

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The way you react determines everything. Life is filled with many obstacles, selfish people, and unfair disadvantages. How do some people stay happy through everything — even when it’s so bad? Their reaction. It’s your own choice to react the way you do. Sometimes it’s better to react with no reaction. It’s just not worth the effort. Just let it go and move on. How are you going to enjoy life when your reaction is negative? Change your thoughts and you’ll change your life. Don’t fret about the small things — it’s a waste of a worry. If you start to react in a positive way, you will start to see a positive change in your life. I believe everything happens for a reason. If something doesn’t go according to plan, something better is out there for us. Be patient. Find the good in every situation — because it’s always there, no matter what.

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Love the Life You Live

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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.

Your Reaction is Everything

Your Reaction is Everything

You have no say over what other people think of you. In reality, there’s no pleasing every single person — it’s just impossible. If someone doesn’t agree with what you’re doing, or if someone treats you unkindly, it’s up to you to react. Your reaction says everything about you. Instead of having a negative reaction towards those people, try turning it around and staying positive. Because remember, it’s your life, not theirs. Your happiness comes first.

Don’t You Worry, Child

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain

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We tend to worry more about what could happen rather than just living in the moment. Worrying will get you nowhere. I can bet approximately 90% of your worries won’t come true. So why do we worry? Why do we expect the worst to happen to us? Bad things do happen, but they aren’t the only things to happen to us. We expect the worst to happen because when they do, it isn’t so bad. But is that really better than living happily and positively? If we worry less, we can focus on the present moment. It’s important to focus on what’s happening right now to put your mind at ease instead of being depressed about the past or anxious about the future. It’s a difficult task to block out the past and future — but you can’t totally block it all out and you shouldn’t block it all out. It helps you grow into a better person. Cutting out the major worry in our lives can help with so much — sleep, stress, weight control, happiness, anxiety, depression.

Practice putting your mind into the present moment. Everything happens for a reason, so why worry about it? If it’s going to happen, it happens. But more likely than anything, you’re worrying for absolutely nothing. So just breathe, because everything is going to be okay. 🙂

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