You live and you learn, that’s how the saying goes, and I am sure that you can somehow attest to the truth of that statement. It’s simple, and indeed true! I truly believe that sometimes life happens to us to help us become better people.
Life has “happened” to me a couple times, and I have grown in unimaginable ways because of these “happenings”.
My mom always referred to them as “muscles”. She’d tell me that the challenges I faced were helping me to build mental muscles, and that I would in turn become stronger.
She was right, I am currently kicking ass! *Shoutout to moms!
Over the next couple of posts, I would like to share some lessons from past experiences- lessons that have positively impacted my current life, and have allowed me to now live a carefree, joyous, and more meaningful life.
The life that I currently live isn’t perfect, but it feels a bit surreal- like a dream, but I KNOW that it’s happening, and REALLY HAPPENNG!
It’s filled with good vibes, love, great new friends and new experiences. Challenges that I find solutions to with a positive mindset, and goals that I am diligently seeking to accomplish.
It’s all happening *Penny Lane voice.
So what has life taught this 30 year old lady thus far!? As much as a 30 year old can experience I guess- and then some more…
life has taught me to:
Relax and Reevaluate
When life gets a bit too overwhelming, sometimes it’s best to just to take a breather and reevaluate you current life situation.
As a child I would get very flustered when I attempted to do my homework while tired. Flustered to the point where I’d just start crying, then my mom would yell at me and tell me to go take a nap. I guess I had no choice but to listen to her HAHA. But that nap helped every single time! I’d wake up from my nap and successfully finish my assignments in no time!
I still take naps as an adult, but have also kept that lesson in mind when it comes to my life on a whole.
I truly believe that sometimes it’s ok to take a break, and just sit on your ass and work on yourself. I’m not saying, be a bum forever, but I’m saying that’s ok to take a time out and not be productive.
I’m saying that maybe sometimes we need to look at ourselves beyond what we have- our jobs, material possessions, and qualifications, and just look inwards.
I’ve taken a couple timeouts over the past few years, and have used those phases of confusion to work on myself.
I take breaks mostly, when I just feel lost- and it happens a lot, literally as well!
The longest break that I’ve taken has actually been the break that I took from working on my brand BagLady Basics. Let’s just say that I had a vision for my brand, and for myself, as BLB is surely a part of me, and the life that I live.
Then I changed, and felt a bit lost, also with the direction that I wanted to take BagLady Basics. We were lost together, my baby and I, for a very. long.time. But I’ll leave that story for another post.
I didn’t know exactly what I wanted in life during that particular break, but I knew that I wanted to become a better person, and be comfortable and confident with my improved persona. I used that period to focus on that, and eventually the Universe brought the rest to me when I was ready (and I believe that it will continue to do so).
During my past breaks, I took the time to stop thinking about life and really started thinking about life, and what was important. It allowed me to silence my whirlwind of thoughts and gave me just enough peace to listen to my heart.
I took note of what truly made me happy, made a conscious decision to do more of those things, and figured out a way in which I could have actually made it happen.
I reiterated some priorities, and opened up my mind to new possibilities, and by doing this I completed the parts of me that weren’t quite whole.
Maybe you don’t have the time or money to go to a relaxing yoga retreat or meditation class, but you can also simply just take the headphones out of your ears and listen to your heart. If you silence your mind enough, you will hear what your heart needs.
Maybe you don’t have the luxury of taking two months off of life & responsibilities, but you may have an hour during your day. I urge you to find the time to just take a break, and relax- relax and reevaluate, and remember, it’s ok to feel and be lost sometimes; eventually you will find yourself again!
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