Resting is part of the work. It’s a healthy habit. It’s essential. It brings clarity. It renews your strength. It gives you peace. It drives away fear. It creates space for GOD to do his mighty works through us.
Even if you’ve found yourself with more free time than usual, don’t force yourself too much. Taking a break is necessary. It plays a vital role in your purpose. So, slow down. Talk slowly. Relax. Give your self a break from feeling responsible for anyone else. It’s okay, don’t feel guilty for it. At uncertain times, it’s important to cut yourself some slack. Take a breath, and REST.
1. LIVE WITH PURPOSE: The first step to some major main character energy is to live with purpose. As the main character of your life, one of the worst possible things you can do is to let it pass you by. The goals, desires, and accomplishments you hope to see happen are up to you to work towards.
2. SET BOUNDARIES: While you’re learning to be main character in your life, you need to develop confidence and comfortability in setting boundaries with other people. You know what you want, and what’s important to you and you need to be okay with removing things and relationships that don’t allow you to maintain those.
No matter what is going on in your world, no matter what happens today, do everything with a joyful heart. During the highs and lows, choose a stance of celebration. Every day, choose to find something to be thankful for. Decide to find the gold, and resolve to look for the happy moments.
If you can’t find anything to be joyful about, remember this: you are alive with a beating heart and air flowing through your lungs. This means your work here is not finished, and you haven’t reached your story’s end. You have a purpose; you have a dream that needs you to bring it to life. That is something to be joyful about and celebrate. DO EVERYTHING WITH A JOYFUL HEART.
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When you feel like what you are experiencing is not enough, instead of allowing yourself to get frustrated, anxious, discourage, or disappointed, choose to channel in a spirit of thankfulness.
Find something to be thankful for and begin to express gratitude. Because, no matter what is going on in your world, there’s plenty to be grateful for.
You have blood pumping through your veins. You have air flowing through your lungs. You have a roof over your head and food on your table. You have creativity that cannot be taken away and an undeniable purpose.
I think sometimes people believe that worrying has some kind of productive purpose. Worry sucks all of your energy and joy out of whatever it is you’re doing. It’s human nature to worry, but when we do it constantly, we run into more problems. It may give you something to do, but you don’t get anywhere.
The next time you are worrying about something, try to remember that you aren’t always in control. Instead, do practical things like make a budget or create a schedule. Be proactive and let go of the stress. After all, it won’t change a thing. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
Become honest about personal struggles because the issues that we’ve dealt with are still taboo to talk about. Self-harm, eating disorders, addiction, and mood disorders are things people aren’t always open about. But it’s so important that someone starts talking about these issues, so that those who are struggling know that there is help out there. It is your job to be a beacon of hope.
Stand up for those who can’t yet. Give them support and strength. Every life has a purpose. Share your story and you may help someone find their own.
Don’t spend it scrolling through everyone else’s Don’t spend it wishing you had someone else’s Don’t spend it comparing it to someone else’s Don’t spend it competing with someone else’s Don’t spend it talking about someone else’s Don’t spend it recounting your mistakes Don’t spend it rehearsing your failures Don’t spend it focusing on your limitations Don’t spend it living in regret Don’t spend it paralyzed by fear Don’t spend it listening to the naysayers Don’t spend it living purposelessly.