“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.”
I love reading some wise words on a Sunday to start my week with a positive perspective on life and today has been no different. I saw a question pop up in an article I was reading and it instantly grabbed my attention, the question was, “Am I better today than I was yesterday?”
I truly believe that the universe wanted me to see that question today to remind me that every day is a result of past decisions made up until exactly this point. Tomorrow we are going to be the result of the decisions we make today which we have total control over. There is no point in dwelling in past decisions as we cannot rewind life and do it all over again so instead we need to grow from our challenges and move forward with every choice we make today.
Before you go to bed tonight reflect on on your day and ask yourself “Am I better today than I was yesterday?” What habits do you want to continue or what would you like to change? Review your goals to help you focus on improving tomorrow or if you don’t have goals, make some (here are my tips) to give you the motivation and drive to make the most of a new day.
If we are doing things today that will make us better tomorrow and we continue that habit day after day, we are always going to be in the process of becoming our best self.
Thank you so much for reading ☮
“When there are things to do, give it everything you’ve got. When there is nothing to do, do nothing.” – Ajahn Brahm
My anxiety can make taking a break impossible. Our family is constantly on the go and although it can be exhausting I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when I go to bed at night and being distracted from my thoughts. When I stop, even if it’s for a brief a moment I can feel my anxiety overwhelm me. I start thinking of things I should be doing or I feel consumed in guilt for not being busy and then I start worrying about things I normally don’t have time to even think about. It’s a mindset that has formed unhealthy habits over the years and I have noticed that even when I do have some “relax time” I often distract myself with my phone or the TV.
“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” – Charlie Chaplin
Today has been a really “off” day for myself and I couldn’t really put my finger on what was bothering me. I sat down with the intention of writing a list of the things that are causing me anxiety and after 30 minutes my blank piece of paper was still blank. I did have a bit of a giggle to myself, here I am having heart palpitations and trying to control my breathing because I was worked up about, well…….nothing! As ridiculous as it sounds it’s a common reality for people who live with anxiety so I thought instead of sitting and dwelling in my current state I would make light of the situation and write a list of 10 daily struggles of an anxious person with a bit of humour added in.