Updated: Jul 7
I'm home from vacation! I enjoy going on a vacation, but I love being home more. Do you?
Do you live a life you love or one you want to escape from?
I hope it's the first. I hope you answered "Yes!" that you love your life. If you did, I'm happy for you.
However, for many people- they don't. They don't wake up every day feeling excited about a new day. For many (many) years, I didn't enjoy mine. I dreaded going to work. I dreaded driving in traffic. I dreaded coming home to have to cook and clean and do #allthethings. I even dreaded grocery shopping (as a single momma- I didn't have much money).
I came to a point where I knew I couldn't keep living in such a down state— hating my life— feeling like a victim of my circumstances. My life was what it was. Painful things had happened. I wanted something different. I wanted to enjoy my life.
I started on a journey of healing so I could enjoy life.
I'd love to share that I embraced the pain of change and tada everything was wonderful in a short time. But it wasn't.
Even though I wanted things to change- I thought it was the people or circumstances around me that needed to change first. I spent years blaming, complaining, and not accepting my responsibility. I realized I was getting nowhere and needed to stop being a victim and start embracing and living my life.
So back to you. Do you love your life? Of course, we might not like all of it- that's a part of living.
But mostly, do you wake excited about a new day? Enjoy your job or family? Content with what you have.
"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
- Philippians 4:11-13
If you're not content with your life, below are some steps you can take right now that can help.
Decide. Decide that starting right now, you're going to make a few changes in what you think, say, and do. Starting by focusing on what's right and good in your life.
Change what you can. Accept what you can't.
Set and maintain boundaries where needed.
Just because we've gone through painful experiences doesn't mean we have to stay defeated, broken, and bitter.
But it will take doing things differently to get different results. Check out the resources below for extra support, and as always, reach out for my help.
Carpe Diem (make the most of the present time)
Here are some steps you can do -- right now.
Grab Joyce Meyer's Book, Enjoying Where You Are on the Way to Where You Are Going.
Listen to uplifting, positive, and motivational podcasts like this one, Stay Positive Toward Yourself.
Never Give Up! Keep trying. Keep moving forward so you can live your best life.
To help you get started…
If you've tried on your own or not sure where to start, reach out for help. Schedule a free 30-minute strategy session, and let's see how I can help you enjoy the life you live.
Here’s to your health!
Stress Less SOS Action Guide: Quick & Easy Tools for Relieving and Preventing Stress (available on Kindle and paperback)