Saturday, 22 July 2017

Day 21

I live courageous and embrace new opportunities

I know I've told you what one of my biggest fears are. But if you don't know, it's waking up one day to find I didn't take any new opportunities and lived in my comfort zone. Most of the times, when I'm faced with new opportunities - things that I would like to do - I tell myself why I can't do it. 'I'm too young...I have limited experience...I don't know anybody."

Fair enough, these may be reasons why I can't do something, but there will plenty more reasons for why I can, if I tell myself them. I have heard about or met lots of people who had huge limits on them which should have held them back, but they didn't let these things stop them. One of this week's blogs had the quote, 'feel the fear and do it anyway'. We can push through the fear - but we have to also tell ourselves statements of confidence instead of statements of fear.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Day 20

I will intentionally invest in my personal growth

What do you want to be when you? I must have heard it a thousand times! From a young age we are told (indirectly) we must know what we want to do when we're older but are we told the importance of investing in our development. Many of us goals but we won't achieve them if we are not investing in our skills. My husband is a guitarist and one thing (of many things) that inspires me, is that he will consistently in his skills. Even now, I can hear him pulling on some strings! But he is purposeful in his investment. We can't invest into things that don't give a good return (well you can, but you wouldn't) and we know a lot of things we invest our time or efforts into that do not produce anything. Yet I will happily have my phone in my hand and waste time. It's intentional because we have to CHOOSE to make the right investments. What do you invest in? 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Day 19

I will take responsibility for what I can control

I looked up the definition of stress and found it quite interesting. It said that it is to feel anxious about actual or potential problems. It was the word potential that interested me. We can feel troubled about things that may not even happen and this can affect our physical health as well as our mental health. But not only do we worry about potentials but  about things beyond my control.

I have a fear of flying. I had to admit it but part of the title says take responsibility! So I have a fear of flying but I've learnt to curve my fear by telling myself that this is beyond my control. I can't take responsibility for the flight as it's not in my control, but I can take responsibility for my emotions.

If I can control it, I'm responsible for it. If I cause a car accident, I'm responsible because I'm the one in control of the car. As well as letting go what we can't control, we need to take responsibility for what we can. Once we are responsible for things, we can make the positive changes we want to make.

Day 18

I can overcome my fears and achieve new things

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Day 17

I persevere through difficulties and don't give up

I read an instagram comment the other day that really encouraged me. It said that the person had made a mistake but instead of beating themself up about it, they kept moving forward. If it had been me, I probably would have done a 180 degree turn and moved in that direction. It's so easy for us to face challenging situations and let that stop us from moving forward. Some of us are so close to overcoming things but give up so soon. We need to push forward to move forward!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Day 16

I am able to build great relationships with the people around me

Have you heard the saying that no man is an island? Or that life is better together? Relationships, whether we know it or not, are important. Scholars argue that relationships are even good for our health! But our view of relationships can cause us to be in hesitant to build relationships with the people around us. We fail to see sometimes that we can have a possible impact on others and see the contributions we make to our relationships as insignificant. In order for us to get the most out of life, it's important that we invest in the positive relationships we have around us. It's also important that we don't see our contributions to our relationships as insignificant. We have a lot to offer and we are more than able to build great relationships.

Day 15

         I am able to see the good in every situation

We don't know why many things happen. There are many good things in the world as well as many bad things  but I believe everything happens for a reason. 

A couple of years ago, my husband and I went to buy a house. The initial process seemed easy enough but soon after strange obstacles kept cropping up until we were no longer able to purchase the house. 6 months we pursued the purchase of the house and it had flopped! I was devastated. This house was everything we wanted and needed and it had gone. I would love to say I was positive throughout the process but I was upset. This house was for us to live in when we got married. Everything seemed to have failed in June, we were getting married in July. At that moment for me, there was no good in situation. Then, a week after finding out that we could no longer buy the house, we discovered another house. A month later (a few days after the wedding) we moved into our new home. I don't know why we had so many obstacles when trying to buy the first house, but I know that there was good. Firstly, the second house was a lot better. Secondly, it saved us paying a mortgage for a house we weren't going to live in until after we got married. 

There was good in that situation but I didnt see it. Seeing the good isn't just about positive thinking but it motivates to get through to the other side of our struggles.

What do you see?