Inspiring and Empowering Positive People
Hi Michelle. I'd consider eliminating unnecessary tasks and obligations. Often much of what we do is really not vital in our life. If being happy is your #1 priority in your mind, you may need to examine what you are actually prioritizing in your day to day life?
I've had to do this myself, as I had a tendency to take on too much.
That's just my two cents, all the best to you Michelle :)
Hey Michelle. I must admit, I often feel like you do, more often than not honestly. In my life, I try to embrace it all, the good and the bad (which can be easily shifted with a slight change of perspective, either way). It's not always easy, but seeing goodness in drudgery has been one of the most helpful things in my life. In a lot of cases, having a lot on your plate is okay, so long as you are willing to take it on. There are probably details that would help us give better advice, but I'll leave you with a couple quotes...
"One's willingness to do far outweighs one's ability to do." -(not sure who said that)
"Not forever can one enjoy stillness and peace. But misfortune and destruction are not final. When the grass has been burnt by the fire of the steppe, it will grow anew in summer." -wisdom from the Mongolian Steppe
I just shared a post on my facebook page that is perfect for you....it said "laugh for no reason". You should try it....you will probably end up laughing at yourself! That will get those endorphins moving in the right direction :)
My therapist also gave me two good phrases to ask myself on a regular basis:
What's the big freakin deal??
Just enjoy the moment!!!
Really..it is so true...each second, is a new second..
I get like this too sometimes! Try to change your mood by changing your location for a lil while!
I can really relate to this, I am having a hard time myself. No job for 4 years and went to school and just graduated. Got a job right away and a week after I started they said that they didn't think it was working out. My self confidence is at an all time low right now. I say all the time that all I want is to be happy, but you just need to keep going on. If there wasn't so much on your plate you wouldn't gain the strength to deal with it. You will be a stronger person and when the time is right, everything will come together. Try to stay positive no matter what, you are alive. That is hard for me to see that too sometimes. Hugs to you!!
I read a post somewhere that simply said, "If you want to be happy, nothing can stop you". I took that as food for thought. And it has been working for me .. slowly but working. Hoping that somehow you find peace and happiness.
Greetings Michelle, sounds like you need to get rid of the "plate" and downsize to a saucer. You can't do it all, even though you may think you can, at least not all at one time. We are "superwomen" but even superwomen take it one day at a time. Start with the items you can do without, then work your way to what matters most. Also, get rid of the negativity in your life even if it means the people who you think are closest to you, sometimes they are not. Make sure your environment is condusive, get rid of the clutter in your household and your mind, start fresh. A positive attitude is not only condusive to your mind, body and soul, but for your overall health and well being. I surround myself with positive energy, meaning the only people I allow in my life are those who make a tremendous difference and who have nothing but positive energy flowing. Also, keeping a smile on my face, a song in my heart and being grateful, counting my blessings and having faith helps obtain a positive lifestyle. Get that confidence back Michelle while you're at it and become the strong woman you are meant to be! Enjoy the process, love yourself and stand tall. You are every woman!