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4 Ways to Fall in Love….With Your Life

What thoughts come to mind when reflecting on your life? Do you experience feelings of bliss and peace or resentment, regret and guilt? Are you grateful for what you have or focused on what you lost? Do you dwell on the now moments or your shoulda, woulda, coulda? Life gives you a mixture of things. It gives you good and bad, positive and negative or (in my Frankie Beverly voice) "Joy and Pain! I like Sunshine and Rain." Your job is to acknowledge both and be aware when you are feeling them. However, if you want to live a life in which you receive the very best in life, you must learn to focus your thoughts on the positive things. Falling in love with your life requires work. Because we are taught so often that love is outside of us and it is only validated when someone else affirms it for us. We are also told that we are unlovable. So although love is in our very nature and essence, for many it is a fight to get there. Enjoy your life and love it no matter the current circumstances. Not when you get a bunch of money, not when you get into a relationship, not when you lose weight, not when you get a promotion. But now. Please understand, your views on your current circumstances dictate the direction of your life. So how does one begin to fall in love with their life? Well first one must understand that it is a continuous process. You can't say "I love my life," and just leave it at that. I believe you must adopt certain practices that continue to affirm that. Here is what works for me: 1. Adopt a spiritual practice-My daily practice consists of prayer, meditation, saying positive affirmations and writing in my gratitude journal. All of this opens me up and places me in a space of positivity. These practices help me to be present and understanding that all I have is the here and now. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here yet. And trust me, when I do not do these things, it is evident in my day. I will be snappy lol. (Items needed: Bible, headphones, computer, youtube-guided meditations, gratitude journal and 20 minutes every morning.) 2. Make a commitment to do or try something new every week. I don't care if it is to try a different milkshake flavor from Dairy Queen, it is something different. It is opening you up to different experiences. Be open to receiving it. (Groupon gives you deep discounts on trying new things like yoga, pole dancing etc) 3. Express yourself creatively and find your passion. This makes life extra juicy. Nothing more appealing than someone who is purposeful and knows what their passion in life is. So many go through this life not knowing what they are passionate about or they know and fail to act on it. Take the time to listen to your inside voice and pay attention to the things that you like. Also, look at your pain. Many times your purpose is found in your pain. But don't dwell on the pain for too long! 4. Being of service to others is an absolutely wonderful thing. It puts things in perspective in your life and you are helping others that need it! How much of a blessing is that. You can volunteer at a Womens Shelter or a homeless shelter. Or even volunteering at your local children's hospital you will find that those you help are grateful for you. What ways have you found that helps you fall in love with your life?

Hey Monday: Just a Thought

Decisions Dreams don't work until you do, boo! It's enough to want something and then sit around and do nothing to accomplish it.  Then we have the nerve to get mad when nothing comes from our "nothingness."  Starting that business or that organization takes work and not just wishful thinking.  And while positive thinking is a key ingredient, the work you put in is just as important. Everyone has dreams and goals for their lives but only a few actually take the steps to realize those dreams. There are many things that can get in the way of accomplishing a dream such as fears or waiting for the right moment. Those are hindrances as the time to do anything is now.  Accomplishing dreams aren't for "certain types of people."  They are for the people who work to get there.  Believe it or not we are all good at something. There is something that you can do that no one else can do as well as you.  But at the same time, you are replaceable.  This is because if you do not do the work you need to in order to get to where you want to be, someone else will.  It is not always the people who are the most talented that are in the higher ups and on the scene.  It is the one whose hustle is greatest. To be amongst the great, you have to begin to do great work.  Take pride in all that you do. Muah!

I Am Grateful…..For The Ish That I Got

I am grateful Behold, the power of gratitude...So important, yet sooo overlooked. We have so much to be grateful for. However, we often focus on those things in which we don't have. I don't have the latest Gucci Bag-->I need it now! No, wait...I needed it yesterday! I'm not married yet. All my friends are boo'd up. Jesus must not like me today. I haven't updated my wardrobe in years. I can't afford to cuz I got kids and bills...not dollar bills tho.... Often, the ungrateful s*** list is endless. We fail to realize all that we are blessed with. Woe is me. When you practice gratitude, you invite more of those things you wish for into your life. Being grateful or in a state of gratitude opens your heart up for more blessings. You know how when you were young and you wanted a new pair of shoes, purse etc and your parents told you "no" and to be grateful for what you already have. And you would be like "oh stfu" in your mind. Well its truthful. The things we want are not always a necessity. And as economics teaches us, humans have an almost endless list of wants. We want and want and want and keep wanting. And then we want the things we don't really want. We just want it to make us feel better. We acquire things and then those things get old. And they get old really quick. Then we are on to the next. Don't believe me. Look in your closet at threads 2 seasons ago....You don't want to be bothered *sips tea*. So how does SHE practice gratitude? Is it religion? Do I have to convert? Hell Naw! All you have to do is wake up with intention. What works for me is to write down at least one thing that I am grateful for and to meditate on it for a minute or two. Feel the gratitude in your loins lol...breathe it, be one with it. It can be as simple as being grateful for the sunshine or that your ass didn't roll off the bed in the night. The point is to be aligned. Be grateful and watch your blessings magnify. Muah!      

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I am not a role model… just a messenger. Since I can remember, I have been in love with helping myself to do better and helping others.

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