First-Steps

Sometimes we may stumble, but that does not mean that you don’t have anyone in your life to catch you before you fall. We all go through moments in life where it may feel as though you are constantly at a standstill. It is at times frustrating, but it could also mean that there are great things that are right around the corner — waiting just for you. At times we may not be able to turn to anyone because we cannot articulate our own thoughts and feelings.

Here are a few tips to help you when you feel like you need to re-group and find your way back to your own center:

1. Start a journal.

When we cannot fully express our own thoughts and feelings we tend to look at the situation far worse than it really is. We are all human and this likely happens more often than not. This can be as simple as a piece of paper and a pen of your choice. This does not have to be an elaborate process, but just start writing out all of your own thoughts and emotions. If you are not one to use pen and paper, then use your computer. All you have to do is start with the day and time and start writing. Don’t look back at it but continue adding to your journal. This is a great way to heal, learn, and more importantly, it allows you to look forward.

2. Talk to yourself.

It may sound like an unusual request, but there is nothing wrong in talking to yourself. What I mean by this is waking up every morning and using positive affirmations to start the day. Why not wake up and embrace all the great surroundings? Don’t use this in a negative context but utilize this as an opportunity to bring your energy levels to an optimum and it will make you feel better about you. If you can see yourself through loving eyes then the world will start seeing that too!

3. Read A Book.

This is one of my most favorite hobbies, because it allows me to focus my mind on the subject at hand. Reading allows you to learn, and takes you to another place. If you like reading magazines, then go to a book store and sit down with one. You would be surprised as to how much you can grow from reading a single chapter in any book. You may be able to share insight with others and take them by surprise.

While these may sound like very simple methods in taking the first steps to putting your best foot forward I can assure you that these methods work. Sometimes the simplest of tasks can give you great results. What are some of things that you do to gain a positive and fresh perspective? Share with me!

I believe that we all go through period in time where we can be an inspiration to others, but find it so challenging to do the same when it applies to yourself. As of late, finding direction has been a challenge for me. When we start to see things falling into place, it is our tendency to want to have it all. We are only human.

Lately I too have felt a loss in my own sense of direction. While I am grateful for all of the amazing people that I am fortunate to have around me, at times it becomes foggy. I have accomplished much but sometimes I feel that I can do so much more. The dilemma is finding your way through the fog. Life gives us many challenges and we can handle it to the best of our own abilities.

I have found that people will always give you advice that may not be what your looking for, but we must learn to look inwards. I have been in this situation more than often, and at times others words hurt more than we even realize. I learned that I cannot feel guilty for how others make me feel, especially when we share with those we feel closest. It is a lesson that we must all learn but an important one that allows us to gather enough courage and strength to move forward. It takes time and it may even mean that you have to focus on you, but that does not mean that you are doing anything out of the ordinary.

So when you do feel like life is overwhelming take the time to write out your thoughts. It is great to share with your closest friends and family, however, it is human nature to provide guidance as well. It is your choice to absorb their words or know that your inner voice will guide you to what is right. After all, you are the one that is living your life and you know what is best for you.

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