You have to find that place that brings out the human in you, the soul in you, the love in you. – r.m. drake
We live in a world where people are ashamed to face and confront themselves, their past, their hurts and their wounds. We pretend to be happy when we’re not, painting the outside in bright and shiny colours when the inside is in ruins. We care more about what other people think of us than we do about how we feel. Why do we do this?
There is so much we try and keep hidden from ourselves and from those around us, things that have caused us so much pain and suffering. All those dark, ugly and painful memories and thoughts. A lot that we would rather forget happened. In the past I have always been one to keep it all buried deep down inside than it bring back to the surface. But the truth is that until we come to terms with what has happened and we cleanse ourselves, we cannot heal all our past wounds nor can we truly move forward with new goals, new friendships and new loves. And those painful experiences will continue to have power over us and we’ll continue to be their victims. It all begins and ends with your mind. What you give power to, has the power over you, if you allow it.
One day it just clicks; you realise what’s important and what isn’t anymore. You learn to care less what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You will realise how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life” – Akshay Dubey
“Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out, pick yourself up and then refocus on where you are headed. Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it!” – Elbert Hubbard
And remember to live everyday with intention. Daily life can be busy, hectic and sometimes overwhelming. It may sometimes feel like finding some inner peace and calmness is hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Small and smart changes over time can bring great rewards.
Nic’s Habits to START TODAY.
- Think positive
- Drink more water
- Wake up early – enjoy the whole day, you will be surprises what you will accomplish and the time you have for you.
- Go to bed early – get those 8-9 hours
- Eat wholesome foods
- Exercise regularly
- Get outdoors, enjoy nature
- Read more
- Do you to-do lists
- Face your fears
- Set goals; long & short term
- Do what makes you happy
- Put yourself first for a change
- Learn new things
- Don’t fear failure
- Its okay to say no
- Slow down
- Declutter your world, declutter your mind
- Journal and talk to someone (friend, family or therapist)
- Never give up on your dreams
- And start TODAY