l have recently made a conscious effort to release all negatives in life to ensure to have an open space for inspiration and creativity. One of the majors being; social media. Instead of getting off it, I decided to delete any and all negatives from it. Who needs to see young supermodels posting selfies of themselves on Instagram when you, yourself are in the heart of your mid-life. Not me! So I scroll safely now knowing that I have safeguarded myself from young models, political jargon that doesn’t resonate with me, negative people, sad people or anything for that matter that does not make me smile.
Being in what I call the “safe zone” allows scrolling to be a more pleasurable experience. Goals: Creativity and Inspiration. I came across a couple of memes this morning while scrolling with my tea in hand that put a smile on. Goals accomplished!
The first: Don’t be afraid to grow, end bad habits, leave dead-end jobs, cut off unhealthy relationships and toxic friendships. Take initiative.
BOOM! Simple. Easy. Concise. Instagram is so much more uplifting now 🙂
Some thoughts around this: The truth that I have found is that we have power over our lives and that can be scary. Being complacent and comfortable is easy. Stretching and growing can be intimidating.
Sometimes we would much rather just go along for the ride. Playing the victim is easier and more comfortable than taking responsibility and getting our hands involved in our own reality.
The ego can take a huge hit once we start waking up to the fact that we are responsible for the thoughts and actions that make us unhappy. But we have to take responsibility. We have to wake up and realize that at any given moment we control our emotions and perceptions, regardless of what occurs in the external world.
Taking control of our life isn’t pretty at first. We have to acknowledge a lot of ugliness that we have done to contribute to the messiness and once this happens, we start to see it in others and even the collective society. But once we take that step, change begins to happen and the result is the knowledge of the freedom that we have had all along which brings peace.
The second one is by Brene’ Brown whom I adore.
‘‘I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
This one needs no elaboration.
Letting go of the negativity never felt so good. Happy Friday 🙂
Love and Light,