Do we hate our lives?

Are you miserable? Do you hate your life?

Figure out why. Start thinking right now WHY are you miserable? What is it making you hate your life? 

I don’t hate my life at all, I actually LOVE it. I make my life what it is … awesome! I can let things get me down but I don’t! I can say I hate my life because of this and this but I don’t. I CHANGE IT!! 

If I don’t like how my life is going then I change the direction it is going. I fix what the problem is that is making me unhappy. If my job is making me so miserable that I am depressed and everyone around me can’t stand to be near me then I would start looking for another job and figuring out what to do next. If my marriage is making me unhappy I need to figure out why I am unhappy then fix it and so forth with everything in my life. I may have to make some adjustments and changes but I am fixing why I am miserable.

Some of us just have bad outlooks on life. I can ask you why you hate your life and you say may not can name why or you may name all these reasons and not see any good in any of it. You may say my job and my spouse suck. So you have  2 things in your life that are getting you down. Okay what do you hate about your job? The actually job, coworkers, your boss, pay? If it is co-workers stick to yourself and be quiet – put headphones in and ignore them for the most part. If your boss stinks maybe look for a new job or if the pay is bad and you can make more elsewhere try a new place. What is it that you hate about your marriage or spouse? If you say my partner is selfish, greedy, mean, or whatever. Have they always been this way and you are just now seeing it? Have they changed and become mean because you changed and haven’t paid them any attention? Maybe if you changed your attitude towards them they might change. Talk it out and tell them what is going on. They may be in a bad mood because you come home everyday hating your job and your life. That kind of attitude starts affecting people around you. It could be what is affecting your marriage! 

You make your life what you want it to be. So make changes to have a better life and see the good in all of it! Don’t think so negative about it. God gave us this beautiful life and we should enjoy every moment possible!

Don’t waste your life away by doing stupid stuff…..

I know in every town in every place there is a person you look at and wonder why in the hell did you do what you did. One of the people in the area I live was a major hottie back in the day – was in a band, played sports, had it all going for him but he let drugs take over his life. He rides around on bike in la-la land almost getting hit about 5/6 times a day. 

Why do we do things that are bad for us? 

We know that Crystal Meth is made with rat poison and so forth but yet people use it. We know that just one hit of a drug can stop your heart but some of us try it anyway!  Some of us continue to party night after night stay up late get little sleep. Others of us smoke, eat too much, don’t exercise, pop pills like candy and so forth. 

WHY?

I think a lot of times we are searching. Searching for something in our lives. We want to be high so we can be happy. We want to eat that entire cake because it makes us happy. Have you noticed that the high from a pill, eating an entire cake, or buying a new Chanel person only last for a short period of time? Then you need another high, so you turn around and do it again.

Why can’t I make my life happy without abusing other things?

I have never done drugs because I make myself happy. I don’t need a drug to make me happy. I MAKE my happiness. I don’t look for a new pair of Jimmy Choo’s to make me happy or an entire package of chips. I don’t hop from party to party looking for happiness. I find happiness in myself and let it be. 

I wake up have my coffee, go to work, try to squeeze in a little prayer and meditation when possible, I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep, I try to eat as clean and healthy as possible/drink as much water and less crap, and hit the gym daily. I take time for myself to read and enjoy quite moments when they are available. I enjoy laughing with my mom, husband, friends, and family. I enjoy sharing a good meal with my hubby or quite time in the bed cuddling. Russell doesn’t have to buy me a BMW to show me his love. My parents didn’t have to give me cool clothes to show me they loved me. My friends don’t have to have money or be “cool” and get me in all the “hip” places.  I try to do good to my body. Do I get the perfect amount of sleep every night? Hell no! Do I not drink a little too much sometimes with the girls? Yes I do! Do I grab a fast food burger instead of eating a salad? YEP! Do I forget to mediate, pray, exercise, drink more water? YES SIR REE! Do I sometimes forget to live in the moment and love the screaming and yelling of my two sons? OF COURSE! BECAUSE I AM HUMAN! But I bring myself back. I tell myself to get back in order and treat my body good so that it last and last without major issues (hopefully) I tell myself to enjoy every moment! I never know when my last moment could be – I don’t want to waste it being high or ignoring  a my sweet boys asking me to play batman!

We focus on too much stuff that doesn’t matter. We need to focus on the real things – the simple things. We should look at the beautiful sky, green grass and trees, the beautiful cold waters and tall mountains. We should be thankful and relax when we hear giggling and laughing. We should take time to enjoy playing a card game with a friend or family. Why do we have to go out and get shit faced to the point we can’t remember what we did to have “fun”?

Stop leaning on these things to create your happiness. All these things will not make you truly happy! Don’t waste your life away on things that aren’t giving you a truly good life. Don’t waste your life start today! Create a new life of happiness for yourself!

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LET IT GO – Frozen Soundtrack

Let It Go From the Frozen Soundtrack is one of the best songs! Beck is even obsessed with singing it! It has such power to it!

Let it go gives me so much confidence and strength. It tells me let it all go! Be free! Do what you want! Who cares what others think just be yourself! Go after it and do what you want! It makes me want to stand tall and let others see what I can do! No stopping me!!!

When you are feeling small and weak play this song to remind you that YOU ARE A POWERFUL person! You CAN do anything you want! You can be who you want to be and do what you want to do! BE STRONG and forget the rest!!

 

image from hypable.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU

“Let It Go” 

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried!

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know!

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door!

I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all!

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me I’m free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry!

Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on!

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back,
The past is in the past!

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone!

Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/idinamenzel/letitgo.html

lyrics from azlyrics.com

The dogs days are over — thanks Florence!

One of my favorite songs is by Florence and the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”

I love running to this song it gets me energized and feeling powerful! I think we can get different meanings from this song but I use this song to push me further. The DOG DAYS ARE OVER  to me means the suck day if over now run that shit out! RUN FAST FOR YOUR MOTHER, FATHER,  SISTER, BROTHER, CHILDREN, HUSBAND, FRIENDS. This song makes me think of all my loved ones out there and how I want to do my best for them! It motivates me to run harder and faster. I am not only running or exercising for myself but for these people. I push myself not only for me but for others around me! I want to show people it can be done. I want to show them you can be healthy. I want to show them it isn’t just about running faster or harder for exercise but running harder and  faster for ANY goal you want to reach! I want to inspire happiness, love, a healthy lifestyle, and setting/reaching goals.

Also I think this song connects with us because at some point in all of our lives we find ourselves a little depressed. We may be having a suck day, suck month, or suck year. We cover those feelings and pretend there is happiness when there really may not be. Figure out why you are unhappy. Figure out what you need to do to make your life what you want. Are you looking at others longing for their life? First off don’t! You have no idea what their life is truly like, you are just seeing the outside of it. Yes someone may have millions of dollars but you don’t know what truly happens behind the scenes. They could be just as unhappy as you are. We tend to want what we don’t have. We want this or that and once we get it we are over it. WHY? because it is material items! These things cannot make you happy. Sure if you are a happy person it can make your life a little better but you can’t rely on the material things in life. Be happy with YOUR LIFE and don’t look at others in envy! If you envy someone because of their bodies – solve it by simply eating healthier and exercising. If you envy someone because of their work schedule find a job that suits you better. BUT don’t try to copy someone else’s life. YOU ARE NOT THEM! YOU ARE  YOU!!!! BE YOU!!! BE THE BEST YOU!!!  You can work out and eat healthy but you may have a different body type than say Cindy Crawford so don’t try to be Cindy try to be YOU – the best YOU! Keep it real! Once you come to terms with loving yourself and your life then you can make your life what you want it to be. HAPPY! 

I also think this song can help when getting rid of baggage in your life. You went from these suck days to having better days and sometimes you may have to run….run far, run hard, run fast from what it is bringing you down. It could be your Father bringing you down and when I say bring your down I MEAN bring you down. Being a teacher I see a lot of students with baggage. Sometimes I see students that honestly need to RUN. They need to get the hell out of there as fast as possible. Their lives of drug dealing family members, no love, and an insane lifestyle is hard for a person to survive in and become a better person. SO the best thing they can do it RUN. RUN FAST AND RUN FAR as soon as they can!!

Listen to this song and see how it hits home for you. Like I said I use it as a push! I run and achieve for not only me but for those loved ones of mine!! Use it to push you! Push you to get our of your slump, change your lifestyle and just be a better you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWOyfLBYtuU

youtube link above for the dog days are over!

“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine

Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You can’t carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
‘Cause here they come

And I never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had and what was left after that too, oh
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
‘Cause here they come

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You can’t carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
‘Cause here they come

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

lyrics from azlyrics

Do we only think of ourselves?

I want you to truthfully answer this DO YOU ONLY THINK OF YOURSELF?

Think. Is it always about what YOU want? What is it going to get YOU? Or how it will help YOU? Is it always about what YOU need??

Some of us live our lives thinking only about our needs and wants. We don’t think of others and what all they may need and want as well. Something that is trash to us may just be that thing one person has been needing. So why not give it to someone else who really needs it?

I think to myself a lot, Man I really do not want to do this and then I think about how I am thinking of only myself. Yes, I would rather spend an hour on the couch watching a movie instead of helping someone I don’t know but I don’t. I stop and think of how selfish I am being. I need to give my time, kindness, love, energy to others as well. I do set a limit because I can lose all of me if I don’t say no some. BUT I try to give and do for others as much as possible. Sometimes money stops that. I may want to purchase dinner and send it to a loved one or friends house to help out for the night but can’t necessarily afford to do it. I may want to do something but don’t have the time. Take those can’ts and help in other ways if you can. Ask if you can keep their kids for an hour to help them out if you don’t have the money to help or order them dinner if you don’t have the time but have the money. Think of things you can do for others and not only what will you get you ahead in life. Don’t we want others to have a better life as well? I want everyone to enjoy their lives and if I can just a little then  I will try. NO I don’t always get to because I am being pulled in 50 different ways but I try. I find little happies and try to offer my support as much as I can! Not only to strangers by handing them a dollar but for my husband and kids they are first and I am last. I put them first. I buy them clothes or things a lot of times over my wants. I want them to have what they need and I can get later. Russell thinks the same as me – he gives to me and the kids first and puts himself last. 

Only thinking of yourself hurts you in the long run. So really try and be a little more giving of your love, time, money, etc.. work on it for a few weeks. When you do something for long enough it sticks!

What goes around comes around and remember if you are a selfish mean person it will come back to haunt you.

GIVE GIVE GIVE so that others can experience the joy you have as well!

Quit putting it off!! There are only so many tomorrows!

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We always say OH I will do this tomorrow and start this next week. Why? Why can’t I start eating healthy at that exact moment? Why do I have to start eat healthy on a Monday or make it my New Years Resolution? When I decide to do something I do it. I don’t wait for the next day, week, month or year. WHY? Because if you keep putting it off you will never reach that goal.You are postponing good things for yourself. What if you wait so long you missed that good opportunity? There are only so many tomorrows and honestly how do you know that next week won’t be your last. Get up, set those goals, and start achieving them. RIGHT NOW! TODAY! THIS VERY MINUTE! NO MORE POSTPONING! START TODAY! YOU CAN DO THIS!