The only way negativity can come into your mind is if you let it in. You have choice whether to let it occupy your mind or not. Do not allow it to cloud your mind.
When someone says something negative to you, it is easy to let it seep into your mind. As soon as you realize what is happening find something else to focus on; read a book, take a walk, talk to a friend… find something else to occupy that private sanctuary.
When we keep banging our head against the wall over something, we have made a decision to keep banging our head!
It is only when we decide to change things (and quit banging our head) that show that we have made a decision to do something different. We all repeat mistakes but it seems to me that the sooner we make a decision to change that mistake the better off we will be.
Make a decision. It doesn’t have to be perfect but at least it is a change!
We all make choices. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they aren’t but whatever choices we make they come with consequences. Consequences are a result of an action or set of conditions.
In this time of contentiousness, we need to pay attention to the consequences of our choices. We need to own up to them, pay attention to them and do something about them.
Blaming others for choices you have made doesn’t cut it. We have to be adults and own up to the choices we have made.
I happen to be one of those people who likes change because doing the same thing all the time can be boring to me. I generally do not feel grief at what is lost but can understand that this happens.
I do see change as an opportunity. A new way to do or look at something and to me this is a gift. I love seeing what the change will teach me.
What do you feel about change? I know it can be hard but I do think there is always something to learn when a change happens.
I love to dance whether I have a partner or not…. But this quote by Jack Canfield, to me, isn’t really about physical dancing but more about moving, leaping, skipping, and bobbing to life.
If you don’t keep ‘dancing’ to life, whether you have a partner or not, then you can become stagnate, lonely, depressed or just out of sorts. The goal of life is to keep ‘dancing’ until your last breath.
What does this quote mean to you?
Everything you do in your life is a choice. From the time you get up in the morning, what you do with your day to the time you go to sleep. Choice, in my opinion, is a gift.
The definition of choice is: the act of choosing; the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities; the opportunity or power to choose between two or more possibilities; the opportunity or power to make a decision.
I like the definition referring choice to power because we do have the power when it comes to making a choice. I agree with the quote… Choose well!!!!
I think it is very important to spend time alone every day, if possible, even if it is for 5 minutes. We all need time to regroup and refocus.
Spending time alone gives you:
- time to do what you want/like,
- to recharge,
- get your thoughts together,
- takes pressure off of you to perform,
- understand yourself more,
- get more done,
- and helps you to not be defined by someone else
There are plenty more things spending time alone does. Take some time and see what it does for you!