I went and found 8 quotes that stood out to me today. I am determined to fall asleep with a smile and get ready to kick some butt tomorrow. Anyone else with me? Eh, maybe you will be after you read some of these quotes!
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it”
Today I had an okay day and it showed. I mean, I got everything done at work that I should have. I had all the laundry to fold, clean up the rooms, and a few other small things. It felt good for a while to stay busy; it helped keep my mind off things. But, I could tell in the back of my mind that I was still unhappy and anxious so I wasn’t able to be the best version of Kylie that I could have been. I decided to change my attitude right now… and here I am, able to write a blog post.
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong… the amount of work is the same”
Boy is this true. If you put even half the effort you put into talking down to yourself, and put that effort towards loving yourself… you would be surprised at how strong you really are. It is funny that I can write this because it is advice that I need to hear right now and here I am preaching to others and not taking my own advice. But, that is something that most people do. It is so easy to help others that sometimes we forget that we still matter and we also forget how to take care of ourselves; it’s kind of weird. Start taking your energy and put it towards making yourself HAPPY, you will be amazed at how easy it is to be happy.
“Clear your mind of can’t”
So I walked into the living room tonight and my mom said she had a video for me to watch. It was about 5 minutes long and I had no idea what it was going to be about. Long story short, it was about a girl who was born with no legs and her biological parents abandoned her, but luckily, a loving family adopted her. The family had one major rule… you do not use the word ‘can’t’. The girl wanted to become a gymnast and play various sports and you better bet that is exactly what she did. It was such an inspirational story and truly something that I needed to hear today… it’s so funny how inspiration comes around on the days you tend to need it the most!
“A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be”
Being able to see things for how they are is a good skill to have… and I for one do not have it. About a week ago now, I decided that I was going to stop overthinking because it wasn’t getting me anywhere. Until today, I have done SO WELL. I have blocked out all the negative thoughts that would randomly come about and I thought I was really getting the hang of it. Today (and a bit of yesterday) I had a little slip up and overthought. BUT I realized that it is a slip up. I am still able to let things be. This is a learning process. Not everything will go the way you want it to go or the way you think it will go…learning to come to terms with this fact will make life a lot easier (and more enjoyable!).
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow”
Learning to change a learned behavior is not an easy task to complete. It takes a ton of patience and will power. You are going to have good days and bad days. Fortunately, no matter which day you are having, it is exactly what you will need for days to come. The lessons you are learning now are for a reason. Tomorrow may or may not be the reason for that lesson… but it will be apparent soon enough.
“Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday, let it go”
So yesterday you had a bad day. Maybe you had a bad last week or even a bad last year. In one year, I lost 4 people in my family (2 of which I had hardly met, but nonetheless it took a toll on my family. 1 I was close to and the other was my best friend.). I lost sight of my health and struggled through coping with grief. It wasn’t easy, but I made it. Here I am today, 3 years later… Damn. It has really been 3 years already…
Don’t let me change topics. SO. Although, I had a tough year, I made it. I can’t let that year stop me from having better years to come. Things happen and everyone copes with things differently. You never really know how to handle a situation until you are put in the actual situation. Just know that there are better days to come, and when those days come, know you are allowed to be happy. You are allowed to feel ‘happy’ emotions.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become”
You past does not define you nor does it define the person who lives across the street from you. We all make mistakes; we all have done stupid things, and also said things that we didn’t mean. It is called being human. You have the power to become everything that you want to become. Don’t live in the past and think that you have ruined the chances to become what you want to become. Step back, take a deep breath, and try again. When I apply to Graduate schools within the next year, there is a chance that I will not get in… but it is a chance that I am going to take. If need be, I will re-take courses, bring up my GPA, and try again. You cannot give up on yourself because there is always time for another shot.
“You had the power all along, my dear”
Okay I’m not going to lie; not being able to talk to your significant other is pretty difficult. I mean, you go from telling that person everything about your day, having random deep conversations, and small talk… to nothing. It isn’t easy, but this is worth it…he is worth it. I had a tougher day today and I was texting my sissy about it and she said something that made me realize I am being way too hard on myself… “I remember those anxieties, but you’ll look back and laugh :).” She is right. When I am able to talk to Justin next week and I laugh to myself at how I let myself get so anxious. Hell, I will probably honestly laugh at myself tomorrow! Take a chill pill and believe in yourself. You have the power, you really do.
If anyone else was having an off day, an anxious day, or just a flat out bad day… I hope this helps you. I was able to come across some random motivation for today, and it helped me see things completely different, so I am hoping that is what this is for YOU. Tomorrow is a new day. Breathe and go to sleep with a smile tonight, I know I will be!