You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.
~Stewart O’Nan

There is always a certain degree of struggle we go through every day, some are avoidable, some come from bad decisions that come from choosing to ignore what’s staring you in the face. There will always be things you don’t want to hear but must be said, some of these things may come from grandparents, parents, friends, even lovers. Sometimes we listen, sometimes they may in one ear and out the next. But the fragments that remains re what we need to take note because nothing ever gets completely sifted away, the know what the mind needs.

Just as life gives you tough decisions, it gives you tough lessons, some of which you need to hear but refused to accept!! 

There are lessons in life that challenges us. If you remove the blinders, there’s always an opportunity to learn more about yourselves from the challenges you face. The lessons may be tough but they’re necessary, they’re necessary because they will help you grown as an individual.

Self-inflicting stress. The majority of the stress you will experience in your life is self-inflicted. The long hours at work, worrying over circumstances you can’t control, the list worry list can be endless. The best way to combat stress is by managing how you deal with it and learning to control your thoughts. Manage the stress in your life before it manages you. 

Your mind will run away with you.  Negative thoughts are like weeds, the longer you leave them sitting the deeper the roots become. Like a weed, they are impossible to get rid of but not impossible to manage. Change how you respond to situations and weed those negative thoughts out regularly. Do the math subtract the negative and keep the positive.

Procrastination is a choice. Practised long enough, procrastination becomes a habit. People come up with all kinds of reasons why they can’t do something, why they can’t achieve that goal, why they haven’t finished that book. That reason is called a choice! Whatever you choose to put off, is not important to you at this point and time, if they were, you would’ve done them already.

Pinned Message:  Practicing acceptance is acknowledging what’s happening and making the right decisions to deal with what’s happening. Acceptance is profound, it requires you to see the truth about what is and what could be.


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