I’ve been really bad about hitting my snooze lately, which is what caught my attention. I thought this was a nice reminder that we have control over our lives and it’s all about perspective. After all, life is 10% what actually happens to you and 90%how you react to it…
"You are not alone, of course. While no one excuses bad behavior like growling at a colleague at 3 p.m. for "not being an afternoon person," society has somehow accepted that it’s okay to grunt, stumble and bitch our way through the start of every day. And so we do. What we don’t realize is it’s not just our bodies but our souls as well that need sustenance for a long day ahead, and just like a good breakfast can start the day off right, a good outlook at 6:30 a.m. can shape the way you get through to 6:30 p.m.
Here are five things you probably already did wrong this morning — and five ways you can get every day off to a better start, including breaking up with your snooze button once and for all.”
It is conventional wisdom that we’re our own worst enemies and despite the cliche, the idea rings true. We often drive ourselves insane striving for perfection in our experiences, relationships and selves, and honestly it just becomes exhausting. So here at HuffPost Women we’re issuing a challenge to ourselves — and other women — to stop doing these 23 things. (Of course it’s all easier said than done, but to employ another cliche, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.)
Me on my 25th birthday.
I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…
One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place
But this is actually usually the story of my life…
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in all my life “drama” and have a tendency to make things into bigger deals than they really are.
"Ah Ha!" Moment
But life is so short. I have so many amazing people in my life. I have so many things to experience and learn. I have so many memories to create yet.
Why do I spend time/energy with that drama?
I’m bored? I let my emotions control me? Yes and I worry about other people and what they’re doing instead of just worrying about myself. Bad Danielle! Stop that!
My favorite quote: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
I need to remember to take a deep breath and CTFO (chill the fuck out). I’m typically pretty laid back, but I let my emotions rule me sometimes. I can’t control what other people do or say or think, but I can control what I do and say and think. And instead of being all hurt and upset I should be making the best of every situation (clarification: it’s okay to feel that way, but eventually you need to do something about it. ie find a solution, talk it out, move on, ect).
So I’m going to talk things out with my sister and find a compromise.
I’m not going to respond to an attempt to ruffle me.
I’m going to invest time and love in my friends and family.
I’m going to continue my love of life-long learning by adding to my bucket list and reading more.
I’m going to remember that I’m fucking awesome and act like it (goddammit!)