There are so many beautiful things for us to enjoy -- the colors of a sunrise or sunset, the sound of the ocean as the waves come onto the beach, the sound of a child's laugh, the smell of blooming flowers, the birds singing in the trees.
I didn't used to be a "stop & smell the roses" kind of girl -- I was too busy. After having cancer, my perspective on life really changed. Life was good before, but it's so much better now that I've learned to stop & enjoy the beauty of God's creation.
Let go of stress -- it's so bad for you anyway!!
Today's challenge: Look for the beauty around you today.
Sometimes staying positive is difficult when it seems like the world is falling down around your ears. In the midst of difficulties, it's important to find the silver linings in those dark clouds. There are always silver linings -- sometimes you have to search diligently for them.
One of the first things you can do is to smile.
I know that sounds crazy, but there is something so satisfying about smiling even if you don't feel like it. It really helps.
Always look for the light. It is there!!
Give thanks & take nothing for granted.
Living a grateful life is monumental in staying positive.
Live, love, laugh! Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
We're all going to have some good days & some bad days. That's when it's important to focus on your big WHY (why you want to reach your goal). If you don't have a big WHY, find one today! Don't wait. It's very important for your success. Your big WHY is your light at the end of the tunnel that you want to work towards every day, choice by choice, step by step, workout by workout.
This body is the only one we have & I feel bad that I didn't take better care of it before now. No time to beat myself up though. It's time to learn from my mistakes & move forward to a healthier & better lifestyle.
Try not to look at the big, big picture of how much weight you need to lose or how much training you need to do for your race, etc. Just work your plan in small chunks. That way it isn't so overwhelming. Set those smaller goals along the way toward your big goal to help you get there.