I am writing this to inspire you and to help me. My head feels very much like a loft full of boxes. Some boxes contain junk that I need to clear out, whilst others may contain fascinating relics of usefulness. I am using this outlet to help get my thoughts on to (digital) paper, because to be quite frank I have no room for any more boxes. My emotion in its current state seems to be defaulted to glum which is far too close to sad for my liking. I want to go on a journey of change allowing my mind to reset itself and desensitise. My sub-conscience mind was created as a child, my parent's mindset was unknowingly passed on to me. My conscious mind hadn't developed enough to filter out the negativity that has now embedded itself into my being. My parents struggled through life and thought money didn't grow on trees blah blah blah.
We often associate happiness with people, success, money, the food we eat, or the stuff we buy. We often find an idol or check our favourite lifestyle bloggers to find the advice to stay motivated and focused. But, in reality, happiness doesn’t come with things, money, or some persons around you. Most of the time we feel alone and empty inside and disappear in the delusions of seclusion despite being around humans, things, money, and stuff. So, what is the exact definition of happiness??
Is there a bigger satire in life than spending your entire life working hard to acquire and own everything in the world, only to die alone, unhappy, and, quite literally, penniless? Definitely not! In that case, why are you so worried about tomorrow, most probably at the expense of today’s happiness?
I’m on a journey. It’s been amazing so far and it will be so in the future too. By amazing I don’t mean that it’s felt good or great all the way, because it really hasn’t at all. It’s been amazing because it’s taken me to where I am today and I’m so grateful for that. I’ve learned a lot on the way.
You have been in the same situation for a while now, and it's time to get your groove back. All of your motivation is drying up, and you're losing focus on what's in front of you. You aren't the same you anymore, and it's time for an intervention. This sounds all too familiar, right? Keep reading for some key pointers to letting your inner light shine through.
These days it seems so many more people are more down than they are up. They are just not happy in their lives and have no clue what to do to change things.
Keeping your attitude positive can be a challenging task at times, and some people may find it more difficult than others, specially if different factors in their lives are affecting their mental health.
When was the last time you took a look at your garden and stared at the beautiful flowers and butterflies flying around them? When was the last time you stared at your children's faces while they were sleeping and realized how beautiful they are? When was the last time you took a trip and looked at the beauty of nature without being so concerned with taking pictures? When was the last time you went out for a meal with your family without checking your social media, playing video games, or looking at your phone? When was the last time you gave flowers to your wife? When was the last time you cooked food for your husband? These are the questions that I want to ask you before you start to read my article.
It’s true. I really do believe in clover. And love. And myself. If I didn’t believe in myself, you wouldn’t be reading these words right now, that’s for sure. Just half a year ago, things were very different. I didn’t know that I believed in clover. It’s not that I didn’t, I had just never thought consciously about if I did or not. But I do. Especially after last weekend I know that I really do.
The other day I read some words in a post that truly resonated: “I’m not afraid of the truth. I’m not afraid of being honest and raw and downright brutal with how I choose to hammer words out of my mouth without any coat of sugary bullshit."
If you switch on the news today, all you are bound to see is negativity. If the news were to be believed, it could be easily perceived that our world is about to end. The unfortunate reality is that it isn’t only the news that breeds negativity, but people and social media as well. All of this negativity leads to a destructive mindset and affects the quality of our life.