New year’s resolutions… I don’t believe in them. We are the masters of our own fate and our fate may change on a daily basis. Everyone faces obstacles in their lives some harder than others but we have to learn to overcome them in our own way. We have two paths in life we can either hide underneath our duvet cover and never come out of our room or we can try and make the best out of a bad situation. Inner strength and inner courage is vital to remain positive in life. We are responsible for our choice in lives, but our choices are ours, we shouldn’t let anyone influence them. At the end of the day, we have to live with those decisions whether we make them based on what we think others expect from us or not. Therefore we need to do what feels right for us and not everyone else.
So, if you are reading this and you find yourself in a rut or a difficult situation. Don’t worry. I know it easier said than done, but if you see the situation spiralling out of control and, or, see no way out… stop and take a step back. Take a deep breath and calm yourself before you do anything and then take a look at the situation or choice ahead of you. Try and look it from an outside point of view and see how you can make the situation easier, if only slightly. Then ease yourself back in and see if you can minimalise the parts that are problematic and see if the situation can be solved that way. If the situation or difficulties cannot be solved this way, seek help from friends and loved ones. Maybe a fresh pair of eyes will help you solve the issue.
If neither of these resolves the issue you are facing, you need to decide whether the problem you are facing is worth this level of stress and anxiety. Sometimes there are problems which you can’t solve despite your best efforts and you need to know when enough is enough. You need to know when to pick your battles.
Your life is only yours to live. Choices which affect your life, are yours to make. Be proud, be strong and know who are!
Happy 2019 everyone!