Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Here is a list of some of the mindfulness reminders I came up with in my "Positive Living" posts. Some I came up with on my own, and some I got from other places.
If I worry about the future I will not enjoy today.
I am feeling the way I am because I do not feel grounded. I have uncertainty right now, but I can work through it.
These feelings feel icky now, but they will not always be this way. I won't always feel the same.
This won't last forever. Things will change.
I will not die alone.
If I worry about what may or may not be then I won't enjoy the present.
One day at a time.
Let it Be.
If I focus on tomorrow I won't enjoy today.
Tomorrow is a new day.
Don't dwell. People stumble, it's okay not to be perfect.
Life is hard, but with the hard comes the amazing. I can't experience life if I cut it short.
Not everyone is meant to stay in my life.
It won't always be the same. Change can be amazing.
Sometimes burning bridges is the best thing you can do.
Don't let the bastards get ya down.
The only thing certain in life is that life is uncertain.
Be fully present.
Feel with your heart.
Engage the next moment without agenda.
Don't repress thoughts, but also don't chase them away. Accept them and then let go.
Start each day with a clean slate. Yesterday is no more, and today you are a new person.
Emotions are a part of life. Embrace them, but don't cling to them.
Ask yourself, "is there anything I can do about my situation right now?" If the answer is no, then just let it be. Because all that you can do is worry and dwell, and that will cause anxiety.
If something is distressing ask yourself if there is anything you can do in that moment. If the only thing you can do is worry, then let it be for now and know you will eventually be able to tend to the problem.
It's okay to not be okay
Don't repress negative emotions. Accept them as they are.
Do you have an agenda? So does nature. Guess who's agenda wins?
Asking for help doesn't make you weak. In fact, it shows you are strong and brave enough to do what a lot of people won't or can't.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is radical acceptance.
Don't judge someone based on how far you've walked with them. Chances are they have been traveling much longer before they met you.
"The world ain't gonna change for me."
Lonely and alone are two different things.
Without the "negative" emotions we cannot appreciate the positive ones.
"Try not to get worried, try not to turn onto problems that upset you. Don't you know that everything's alright, yes everything's fine."
Time heals all wounds. Some wounds just take longer, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you.
Radical acceptance, while hard, is sometimes necessary
No amount of regret can change the past and no amount of worry can predict the future. Live for today.
Sadness is necessary. Without sadness we would not know the joy of memories, or what coming out of the darkness feels like.
Learn to let go. The less you care, the happier you will be.
Don't have a life plan. Chances are that plan will change. Have life intentions, but know that those intentions could change, and it may not always be by choice.