Sometimes I forget things. Really important things. I’m not talking about forgetting to put pants on, or forgetting (
choosing not to) wash my hands after I pee…I’m talking, like, DEEP.
Just in case you’re like me and you need a little reminder I have decided to establish five VERY IMPORTANT THINGS that everyone should remember in case you ever happen to forget! I know– you’re welcome. Thank me later.
5 THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1. Every day when you wake up you have a fresh start. You know how there are some video games that give you “lives” where you get a certain number of chances to beat the level? It’s like that–only way more intense. You have WAY more than 3 lives. You have every day until the day you die. Every day is a new chance. Did you go to sleep in a bad mood? Maybe you cried yourself to sleep. Maybe you were mad at your significant other. Whatever the case is–you can change that now! Congratulations! Set your intention for the day EVERY DAY. Remind yourself that the day is yours, and you shape how you want your day to go. Take it one day at a time.
2. Other people matter. Further– you are not better than anyone else. Sometimes when I get super frustrated with someone for acting incompetent, or being “stupid,” or doing something that bothers me…I start to look down on them as a person. I judge them based on that very moment in time. I have NO idea what that person is going through. Their child could have just died, and that’s why they’re struggling to find the code to ring up my avocados at the checkout. YOU. DON’T. KNOW. You don’t know their story. Sorry for those non-religious people out there, but I’m about to preach real quick. When I start to feel like this toward someone, lately I have been reminding myself of something. Every single one of us is a child of God and every single one of us are equal in His eyes. I am not better than anyone else in His eyes. I can’t judge someone else or belittle someone else. They are your brother or sister through Christ, and reminding yourself of that makes it a lot easier to be patient and accepting of others.
3. You matter. Is someone else making you feel small? Maybe they aren’t listening to you when you spill your soul out to them–they’re too busy on their phone or caught up in trivial matters to really listen to you. That is not a reflection of you whatsoever. You matter, and your problems matter. Any negative “vibes” that are put on you from someone else is solely a reflection of that person in that moment. Do not let someone feel like what you are going through, saying, or doing is unimportant if it is important to you. You matter so much.
4. Balance is more important than perfection. If you feel super stressed out in one area of your life, I am going to venture to say that you are too focused on that particular area. Don’t get me wrong–a little stress can be good and healthy. But if you’re making yourself sick because your diet plan is failing, you’re not getting the most sales at work, or you feel like you’re in a one-sided relationship…try focusing less on the stressful situation. Seek balance in your life. If you’re stressed about your weight, call a friend and hang out. See your family. Do some homework. If you’re drowning in work, bake some cookies and go for a walk. Balance is key to a healthy body and mind.
5. Don’t be so uptight. Sometimes we can take everything SO seriously. Sometimes, and by sometimes I mean often times, it is important to just take things with a grain of salt, laugh things off, and be silly. Does your boss intimidate you so you talk to them like they’re the President of the United States? Well refer back to #2–they’re equal to you. Sure, they’re your boss–but they’re also a human. Imagine that! Tell a joke and breathe. Be happy. Be someone that people want to be around. Be someone that people know they can go to if they need a little break from the real world.
I hope these little reminders will come in handy on those days that you have a memory lapse and forget them. I almost want to print this out and put it on my wall, because I definitely struggle to remember at least 3 of these on the daily. I’ll get there! And so will you.
Talk to me:
Which tip resonates closest with you?
What do you struggle with the most when it comes to balance?