Survive or Thrive

There are many challenges in daily living. Often these situations and tasks make us feel like we’re on nonstop survival mode. It’s important to survive but imperative you get to a place of thriving in your life.

Complaints, problems and tasks leave us feeling as though we have little time to get to a place for ourselves. Even if your time is limited, consider putting the focus and effort back on you.

When you put energy into your life, you’ll begin to see a thrive mindset develop. When you thrive, you’re able to grow and expand as an individual. You’ll find space in your mind and your heart for new paths in life.

Make time for you. When daily challenges become too much, put them on hold. Find a quiet space and a bit of time where you can repair and rebuild yourself into a position of thriving not simply surviving.

Rediscover Your Blessings

It’s very easy to get caught up in the difficulties of life. Take time instead to rediscover and cultivate your blessings. Even if you have few, you have many.

Do you have running water? A safe place to rest your head? A few moments of quiet to yourself? A friend? Food to eat? Can you walk? See? Simple as they may seem, someone else doesn’t have these things or abilities and someone else may have lost their life so you have freedom and privileges.

In times of worry and anxiety, rediscover your blessings. When you still your mind and keep it on things you truly can be grateful for new things can break free and enter your world. If you try to build on a crumbling foundation of your struggles, it can be shaky. Instead build on a solid foundation filled with your blessings.

We all have so much to be grateful for and if this post allows for a few minutes of gratitude, you’ll have changed the day and a little bit of the world by changing your thinking. If you practice gratitude already, you know the benefits reach far greater than yourself.

Examine the Reflection

Look in the mirror and you’ll find your biggest competitor. Examine the reflection and aim to fix the inside not the outside.

The only thing permanent is you. Inside of you, that’s where the magic truly happens. Outside of your reflection is simply a big comparison screen with everyone else.

There is peace, hope and possibilities inside yourself. There are answers and opportunities waiting in this world for you.

Never give up. There is real promise in dreaming about those things truly worth having.

Core values are essentially inside of you. They’re at your core. Look within and fix that beautiful reflection so it matches the outside and is visible for all to see. When you put the abundance, ability and hope within you on display for this world, you will attract that which you seek.

Make Your Attitude Filled with Gratitude

On a day where life can go either way, why not fill it with gratitude. We forget to be thankful in times of prosperity. Make gratitude a habit and watch things improve in your mindset.

Be grateful for every little thing you have and soon you’ll be humbled as to how much you truly have in your life and how much you’ve been blessed.

Kindness is More Than a Word

Kindness isn’t just a word. It’s an action. It takes a mere moment to change a life with kindness. I’ve been the recipient of kindness and it truly stays with me. I remember the people who were kind for no reason. You can reshape someone’s mindset simply by lending a helping hand.

I’ve found that being kind makes me feel better. It’s almost a healing effect. I attempt to choose kindness because I have no idea what any person I cross paths with might be suffering. It’s not like we all wear a sign that lists our hurts. Besides kindness is absolutely free. In a world where everything inflates in prices, kindness is free but priceless.

I don’t throw the word kindness around lightly because I have found it’s an action I choose to take. Without an act, kindness is simply a word. Enjoy this beautiful day!

Explore or Expire

Never stop exploring, investigating and receiving from this amazing world we live in.

When you stop learning, you cease to grow. You find a rut. Always educate yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to go back to school. Instead, read the philosophies and teachings of men and women of history and achievement. Learn new hobbies and skills.

The true way to evolve includes acquired and continued learning. It’s never too late to educate.

Grounding Yourself with Gratitude

Mindfulness is an effective way to ground yourself in the moment. You can practice by using the five senses in your surroundings to ground yourself warding off anxiety or worry. How about using gratitude to ground yourself?

Instead of identifying things you can hear, smell, touch, taste or see, name five things you’re grateful to have in your life. Practicing gratitude sincerely with an open heart can reduce worry in your life.

The next time you need to take a deep breath, try naming a few things you’re grateful to have. It might pave the way for a new way of looking at life.

Are You Within or Without

In life, we can spend a lot of time focusing on what we’re lacking. It’s important to cultivate a grateful heart. It’s worth harnessing what’s abundant within ourselves rather than what we think we’re going without.

Start a gratitude list today of at least a few things. Learn to be grateful each day. Begin living from a viewpoint of within not without.

Become Your Own Best Friend

You only have to get along with one person in your life- yourself. Become really good friends with yourself. I did this and began to notice strengths, weaknesses and areas I could devote more time to improve.

Life is tough. It’s best to learn to be nice to yourself. In your own mind, you will discover a glorious and amazing find- you. It’s there you will enjoy the phenomenal view- your life.

It’s easy to get caught up in pleasing other people such as friends, family and coworkers. Once you get to know yourself, it’s easy to see which areas of your life are lacking attention.

It’s been said you can be your own worst enemy. It’s very true. We can build ourselves up or tear ourselves down within our own minds. Be positive, nice and caring to your permanent life long friend. Become supportive to you.