I think that you need to take a day. Relax. Go easy. Laugh at yourself, because I am.
Today, just live your life. Go easy on yourself.
That doesn’t mean that you have to give up on hard things. Push yourself to achieve, but don’t be hard on yourself if the results take time.
Ice cream takes time to make and it doesn’t become upset when it runs. Or when it is eaten. Even in one sitting, when no one is looking.
Live your life.
I know, this is probably something that Lulu Lemon says. Or Oprah.
So what? Do they have a patent on words? Or air?
Top that, Oprah…
Sometimes you just need to move. Today, get out of your comfort zone. Get outside. You burn more calories when you are outside. This is because you have to move to stay warm, avoid unfamiliar dogs and most children. Remember that if you see a clown, run. They are not always happy deep down inside. Nothing worse than a grumpy clown.
Well, one thing worse, a grumpy 14 year old daughter. I know from personal experience. Not the clown thing, but the 14 year old daughter thing. Not that I’ve been the daughter, just that I have one.
Don’t tell her. She will be nasty.
Easy means that you let go.
Letting go is acceptance. It is awareness. It is being open and realizing that you cannot do everything. Some things are within your control. Other things are outside of your control.
Focus on the things that are within your control.
Like how fast you drive on the highway. Maybe today is the day when you just need to relax and enjoy your commute. Drive like it is Sunday and cut your speed in half. Other drivers will honk to show their support.
And give you the finger.
Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Because we don’t take you seriously. Did I say that out loud?
This might feel personal, but you create most of your stress.
Your stress comes from how you react to situations, to people and to your thoughts.
You react and make assumptions when people look at you, how they look, how you look, whether you do everything right, whether your desk is neat or perfectly organized, how you smell, how they smell, whether they smell you, whether you smell them…
I could go on and on and on.
Wow, you have a lot of issues.
You may have baggage, but be at peace with it.
Acceptance is when you stop fighting with your baggage and allow it to be. You save your energy for living your life. You change your relationship with your baggage, rather than fixing all of your stuff.
You have a lot of issues.
More than me.
The adversity you have faced has given you many gifts.
Hopefully your adversity has left you with gift cards. They are easier to spend than character, persistence or determination.
I tried to pay for my last order of books on Amazon with my adversity-gifts. They told me to put in my credit card and I said that I was going to use my Adversity Advantage card.
They declined me.
I am declined, but not defeated.
Today is a new day.
So don’t screw it up.
Okay, that one sounded really negative.
I accept that I was negative. Sometimes you need a dose of reality. I know that I am okay, but you need help.
You needed that one too.
You are welcome.
Emotions are energy. Accept them and open yourself to the energy of your emotions.
This one is really good.
But the thing that pisses me off is that I can’t take my anger and pour it down into my gas tank. My car would run all month, because I have been really pissed off lately.
It’s not your fault, but don’t mess with me.
Sorry, didn’t mean to get nasty.
You have issues.
I’m not surprised.
Anyway, we all have issues. Well, maybe you have more issues than I do….
I hope you enjoyed this, because when you laugh you release positive energy.
This post is all in fun. You really don’t have more issues than I do. I probably have way more than you.
No, I’m not proud of it, but I wear my issues like a jacket.
A really long fur jacket that makes me look like a middle class pimp.
No, that’s not really a pretty picture.
But sometimes it gets really cold in Canada. We have to stay warm any way that we can.
May as well use my issues to keep me warm.
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This is where I am supposed to write some serious stuff about myself. But in reality, I just hope that you enjoy what I write. I hope it makes you smile, makes you feel a little lighter and enjoy your life a little more. Nope, it’s not therapy, but I am sharing the good stuff… the stuff that helps me.
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