Positive change brings about positive results. This is not a gimmick. This is 100% true. The problem that people have with applying this fact to their own lives, is that they lack patience and accountability. It is so easy to just make an excuse or put blame on others when you don’t want to do something hard or when something goes wrong. But we are quick to take credit when we accomplish the easy tasks or when something turns out right. Why is that? I would think that achieving the hard goals would feel so much better. At least, it does for me.
I’ve made some changes in the last few weeks, that were really simple steps, that I kept making excuses for why I wasn’t successful before. I began getting up earlier before work so I could work out and meditate. Yes, I began to meditate before work; after my workout. I also began posting (almost) daily Instagram stories to my wellness account for accountability.
I’ve also taken my time with thinking a situation through rather than being quick to react with anger. I am choosing happiness–as I said I would. I’ve been praying a lot more. I’ve been letting go of control. I’ve been praising myself for the little accomplishments, rather than allowing myself to get overwhelmed because everything has to go my way or I have to be perfect. I remind myself that there was only one person who ever existed who was perfect: Jesus. I was not meant to be perfect, but I was meant to strive to be a better person.
I think there is a good balance between being good to yourself, and sacrificing yourself for others. It may take a lifetime to find this balance, but it is possible. But, you must find the balance for yourself; and not because of what others think you should do.
I am telling you, when you have relationship with God, everything else is just…confetti.
Not everything is perfect in my life. And, I am not sure if I am feeling extra positive because things are falling into place for me; or, things are falling into place because I am choosing to be positive.
The universe is so funny. I love every minute of it.
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