I posted a little inspirational quote on my social media (@pamliuyoga) recently that says, “I am my problem, but also my solution.” I love this because it simply states that you have the power to control any problems in your life.
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately in my life on what is going well and what is not going so well, and once again came to the conclusion that everything in life is about energy and balance.
But everything is give and take. We won’t always have 100% amazingness in all aspects of our life. Maybe we are finally successful in our job and also making great money…but then perhaps our health and relationships suffer a little because of it. Or maybe we don’t have a job and are struggling financially, but have a loving and supportive family and great personal, motivational drive to do better and achieve more. Maybe we are living the perfect life according to what society dictates, but haven’t admitted to ourselves that this is not what we want.
So what can we do? How can we add more happiness and balance in our lives without losing the good that is already here?
My answer is: Redistribute. Redistribute energy from the good parts of our life into the ones we want to improve.
- Have great friends, but just lost your job? Ask them for help. Use some of your time with them to work on your resume or practice answering interview questions.
- Are financially successful, but feeling lonely? Get involved in recreational sports, volunteer organizations, or invest in membership to networking groups or clubs.
- Found your perfect job, but having a hard time fitting in fitness and healthy eating into your work hours? Try gathering a support network and health accountability group from your coworkers. Suggest group walks during lunch break or ordering healthier options for catered events.
There is always a solution to your problems. There is always a way to increase the “good” in your life. The answer is to use what is already good to propel goodness in those areas that need support!
Hey and if you have nothing to complain about, then share your happiness with others. Donate, volunteer, help. When you share your success with others, it will come back to you when you need it again. 🙂
Reflect on your life, and then Redistribute some energy.
“Responding” vs. “Reacting”. I want to differentiate between the two. What triggered this post was an article I read on NPR titled “When Teachers Take a Break, Students Can Bloom“.
The purpose of this post is no other but a tribute to hot sauce.
Anyone who has had a meal with me knows my serious love for the stuff. Growing up in North Carolina, Texas Pete has always been my favorite, but this year I’ve decided to explore and expand my daily, rotating collection (see most current photo below).
After all, variety is the spice of life right? 🙂 Continue reading
Practice gratitude. Be grateful. You have so much in life already. Thanking the Universe (or whatever you believe to be the “higher power”) for the people, experiences, and things in your life puts more positive energy out there..and that energy will radiate, reflect, and will come back to you in even greater abundance. Continue reading