Personal Growth…A Few Tidbit’s From Someone Who Has Lived Sadness & Rose Above It

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
―E.E. Cummings

The unfortunate thing about growth is that it rarely happens unless you’re really compelled to do it. What I mean is, unless shit hits the fan, you’ll continue to sit pretty. But as soon as things get so bad that you can’t ignore them anymore, you suddenly have no other choice but to dig deep and rise to the occasion. In this way, crisis becomes both a blessing and a curse.
First of all, whatever has taken you to the deep depths of sadness & misery there definitely is a mourning period where you have to swim in murky waters. You have to give yourself a time limit to be “as low as a snakes belly” may it be a year, 2 years, 6 months etc. Then you must start your swim up to sunny skies.

There are a few key things that I have used to help me along the road to better days. This takes a lot of work & I definitely am not on the Honor Roll for how long it took me to see the light of day but I know I feel better about myself & know I will be working on me until my days end …

1.Clear out the clutter in your heart and head…no happiness can start until you flush the schmegg out, only then can you start to create beautiful things. Write down everything that gets you down so they don’t have time to fester and poison your head. Explore your dreams and deepest desires, and find ways to make them part of your day-to-day activities. Dream big.

2.Knowing what’s really important to you and doing the things that make you happy are part of the journey of loving yourself. It’s less about simply trying to please other people, and more about uncovering what makes your blood sing and bubble with exuberance. You know you’re taking better care of yourself when your values, not other people’s actions, guide your lifestyle and decision-making.

3.Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. Complaining won’t change the outcome, but a positive attitude will. Life is too short to spend at war with yourself. Practice acceptance and forgiveness. Don’t let dumb little things break your happiness. Stop your own needless negativity!

4.The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don’t want. Let go of the past, is your first step towards happiness. You are not your past failures. You are not your past habits. You are not how others have at one time treated you. You are only who you think you are right now in this moment. You are only what you do right now in this moment.
Stop being a prisoner of your past. Learn from your regrets, but do not punish yourself with them. Live beyond your petty, fleeting fears and focus on the profound possibilities that await your immediate attention.

5.Needless tolerations can bleed you dry and make it impossible for you to function effectively. You can’t live a happy, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated. It’s time to put your foot down.

Life is change, but growth is optional. So choose wisely starting now. Let today be the first day of the rest of your new life…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 01:35:02

    Good for you!!!


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