I write about the world I live in and the clothes I wear when I make my way through that world as a 50+, curvy, disabled woman. I'm very aware that these things alone make me very different, and it would be easy for me to descend into bitterness and resentment over the things I can't do and will never have (in fact, I sometimes do. I just do it privately). But there is always a bigger picture, an aspect of what I'm doing, that I try to impart in my posts, even if only through implication.
You have to make the best of what you have in life. None of us will ever have it all. Not the perfect body, not the perfect job, not the perfect relationship. But all of us have the ability to do better and be happier people by focusing on the one thing in life that we do have, and that is ourselves. It isn't easy, or consistent, and it will always be an ongoing process, but everything about your life has to start with you as an active participant.
That's why I want to share the bullet points from this Lifebuzz Article, 30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. I encourage you to click on the link and read the entire post but, even if you don't, you really should read these and ask yourself if you're affecting your own life in a positive, active manner.
- Start spending time with the right people.
- Start facing your problems head on.
- Start being honest with yourself about everything.
- Start making your own happiness a priority.
- Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly.
- Start noticing and living in the present.
- Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
- Start being more polite to yourself.
- Start enjoying the things you already have.
- Start creating your own happiness.
- Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance.
- Start believing that you’re ready for the next step.
- Start entering new relationships for the right reasons.
- Start giving new people you meet a chance.
- Start competing against an earlier version of yourself.
- Start cheering for other people’s victories.
- Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations.
- Start forgiving yourself and others.
- Start helping those around you.
- Start listening to your own inner voice.
- Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks.
- Start noticing the beauty of small moments.
- Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.
- Start working toward your goals every single day.
- Start being more open about how you feel.
- Start taking full accountability for your own life.
- Start actively nurturing your most important relationships.
- Start concentrating on the things you can control.
- Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes.
- Start noticing how wealthy you are right now.
I'm going to look at this list whenever I feel like I've lost my way, because I can always do better. What about you? Do any of these resonate with you?
Linking up with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. More fashions next time around!