Kick butt in life and not get kicked by life
Sounds simple enough. Yet, it isn’t. That is, unless we have a plan. Positive thinking is great. In fact, it’s tremendously powerful. That alone is simply not enough. We can get pulled and tugged in multiple directions and can become tired, frustrated and overwhelmed in no time. Being intentional and focused will be a game changer when it comes to being able to kick butt in life and not getting kicked by life.
Take ownership of your emotions.
No one can change you nor can you change anyone else. The ball is in your court. Whether it be someone you work with, a spouse or friend you choose how their words and actions do or do not impact you. This may mean having a discussion when you feel you may be spoken to or treated in a way that is unfair or demeaning. It may mean distancing yourself from someone who is toxic or maintains victim status.
When someone or something is pushing your buttons it’s ok (and healthy) to ask where it’s coming from? What’s triggering it and are you willing to reel it in? Certain situations and people in life can make taking ownership of our emotions really tough. It can be a challenge, but in order to maintain momentum in being healthy and disallowing life to simply deflate our emotions it’s important. It will take time, but it’s worth it.
Take care of yourself.
Self care. We hear it a heck of a lot lately, but it cannot and should not be overlooked. When we value ourselves enough to KNOW we are worth maintaining our body and our minds it is a game changer. If we refrain from bringing our car to the shop for an oil change and tire rotation what happens? Our car’s performance is effected. It’s the same with our bodies and minds. We need and require maintenance it is not optional.
Self care should be tailored to your likes and interests. Do not allow someone else’s vision of what is self care to define what you need to do. That may look like going for a run, taking a writing course, learning how to maintain your car, meeting a friend for coffee or a million other things. Get excited about taking care of yourself. When we make taking care of ourself a part of our daily focus it will refill our cup it will make the likelihood of having life kick our butt decrease exponentially.
If we allow ourselves to flounder and go through life without direction or intention the likelihood of feeling defeated is pretty great. Don’t just set goals, write them down. Don’t just write them down, place a time line for realistic and doable goals that will make your life better.
Goals can drive us and motivate us. When we have a drive and motivation it provides purpose and a sense of fulfillment. Both of these decrease the sense that life will kick our butt.
Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. Do not allow yourself to become dull and complacent. Is this an easy feat? No. Is it imperative to maintain a life of direction and purpose? Yes. You are worth it. If you have yet to believe this, begin to pursue this mindset. You are epic. You are awesome.
Get hungry for living. When we do it’s amazing how it deflects that which is lacking importance. When we seek to tend to our mind, body, emotional and spiritual needs it’s a journey we will be on for the rest of our lives. There is only ONE you! Now go rock it out!
Today is a new day. There will never be another today ever again. Scoop up your present and begin to purse actual, intentional living where life will not kick your butt. Rather, you will kick butt (big time) in life!
Wishing you a heap of peace, love & goodness!