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    Tuesday
    Aug262014

    How To Be Happy (+ Get Your Mind Blown)

    I have been in high pursuit of happiness for most of my life.

    To wake up happy, go to bed happy, and to experience a blow-your-mind kind of happiness in between, is the ultimate form of bliss for me.

    That’s what I strive for.

    Is my mind blown daily? Honestly, no. But, when I experience a day filled with the kind of happiness that does blow my mind, it’s not by accident.

    I hear everyone wants to be happy. And, for the most part, that is true. 

    The trouble is: wanting happiness is not enough to make you happy.

    To be happy, you must be in pursuit of it.

    Your choices, your day, your effort- your life must be pointed in the direction of happiness.

    You must choose happiness above all else.

     

    5 CHOICES THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY & BLOW YOUR MIND

    1. Choose happiness over complacency. Don’t miss the opportunity to be blown away. To be content or satisfied with your level of bliss is one thing.  But, to be complacent or voluntarily unaware of the potential for mind blowing happiness is another. Let life blow your mind.

    2. Choose happiness over fear. Sure, pursuing a new relationship, a new career, or a new goal, can present fear. Getting a new hair cut can be scary (at least that’s how I felt just before cutting my hair in May.) But, on the other side of that fear is the happiness you’ve always wanted.  That happiness is worth stepping up to your fears and telling them to get out of your way.

    3. Choose your happiness over the happiness of others.  This is a big one. Believe me- I know.  But, as a former people pleaser, I’m telling you it will change your entire life. You need to be happy to be at your best.  Not everyone is going to be happy with the choices you NEED to make to be happy.  But, your life is your responsibility. Period.  Do what makes you happy.  If the people in your life care anything about you, they will learn to be okay with that.

    4. Choose happiness over unhappiness. It’s simple. It makes sense. It works every time.

    5. Choose happiness over typical. The typical house, the typical job, the typical car, the typical family, or the typical goal may not be for you. I, for one, have never been a fan of typical. Pursue what makes you happy, what fires you up, what makes you feel awesome- and don’t think twice about.

     

     

    Until next time, Love...


    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And, the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."

     

    Monday
    Aug112014

    10 Ways To Get Stuff Done

    Late-night studio session with my favorite, cup, candle, and headphones.

     

    1. Start with what matters. Some things need your immediate attention. Other things are keeping you busy- but NOT productive. Start with what matters and work your way out.

    2. Get plenty of rest. You're useless without sleep. When you're tired, go to bed- then get back up and make it happen.

    3. Set realistic goals. Because who wants to keep failing at something they were never meant to do.

    4. Do something everyday. This just makes sense. Want to get stuff? Do stuff. Everyday.

    5. Write it down + keep a schedule. Don’t expect to receive something you haven’t prepared for. Set yourself up for success. Try it my way.

    6. Enlist the help of others. Stop limiting yourself by trying to do it all. Learn to ask for help.

    7. Identify your distractions. Figure out what keeps you from getting stuff done. And, stop doing it.

    8. Keep your phone on the charger. Because you can't talk on the phone, check emails, and update your status', all day, if you want to get stuff done.

    9. Start a social media fast. You're probably on social media way too much as it is. Stay away from it for a few days and watch magic happen.

    10. Measure your progress. Don’t waste your time doing things that don’t work. Do more of what works and less of what doesn't.

     

     

    Until next time, Love...


    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And, the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."

    Tuesday
    Jul222014

    10 Things About Love

    1. Heals. It penetrates the layers of brokenness, pain, rejection, disappointment, scars, and all of the other mess you’ve endured, and makes you better.

    2. Forgives. It takes everything you’ve ever done wrong, and tucks it away so you can move forward.

    3. Provides. It supplies a safe place for you to place all of your doubts, fears, and insecurities.

    4. Protects. It shields you from anything that’s not like it.

    5. Carries. It lifts you up, places you on its back, and carries you to the next place.

    6. Nourishes. It feeds your dreams, waters your hopes, and nurtures you hidden desires.

    7. Moves. It moves you forward from one lovely thing to the next.

    8. Speaks. It makes its presence known. You will never have to wonder about love.

    9. Engages. It participates in creation of your happiness.

    10. Remains. When all is said and done, love will be the last thing standing in your life.

     

    Love is everything.

     

     

    Until next time, Love...


    "Pursue something you freaking love

    so that the process that it will take you to get it will be worth it."