I talk about Joy all the time …
I do so because I had my “aha” moment 6 years ago.
At that time I was going through personal struggles and just starting the journey to shift my circumstances and mindset.
Everything felt like a challenge and stress was a daily occurrence. No matter how much I planned and tried to control the outcomes, life just was so very hard and it seemed unfair. Unfair because I felt I was a good person essentially and didn’t understand why things weren’t getting any easier?
Have you ever felt this in your own life?
I felt …
I felt something was missing;
What was I supposed to do here?
It wasn’t until I threw my arms up in the air off the literal steering wheel of my car and said “I am ready!”
I was ready to …
Go out of my comfort zone
Stop doing everything for everyone else.
How could I continue to do everything for everyone else? It wasn’t making me happy, it was actually draining me.
When I STOPPED doing this, got quiet and truly made myself the priority…things finally began to shift.
This isn’t a quick one day fix but it is important to know that one “aha” moment of clarity can set the stage for the change to begin.
Not everyday is going to be filled with joy and happiness. You will be presented with difficulties and trials but it’s all in how we REACT to these moments. You can still find peace during tough times but it’s a choice to utilize your tools, resources and then pour self care inside.
I know this sounds much easier to say than to actually put into practice, right?
Why not just open yourself up to a different way to react towards life…
We are here to learn and the only way we learn is through our mistakes… so try, learn from the mistakes, and try again.
Each day is a new reboot … isn’t that wonderful?
If you have no other gratitudes but to be thankful for a new day to try…it can be a powerful shift!