Monday, March 5, 2018

Change Your Attitude.

Oh you guys, I am about to get deep today. No outfit post. No outfit for you to praise (or not). No shopping post or anything like that. Just plain, old, dear every day life and my thoughts, rants or random things I want to write today. So here it goes...

Today was Monday and I hate to pretty much sum up what everyone thinks and says every time about Monday, but Mondays are rough. Right?! Well see, I don't usually hate Mondays per se (though it is one of my busiest work days and it comes after Sunday which is always my only real full day off and a day I spend with/dedicate to Vivian all day). That in itself - coming after a day off like Sundays which I love - makes Mondays difficult, for me. But today, today was tough. It is like things weren't going my way in both my professional and personal life. I woke up very early, 6ish. I always wake up early cause I get myself ready, do a little bit of blogging/linking up if time allows me for it, then I wake up Vivian, get her ready for and take her to school. Well today started just like that except I knew what expected me at work and the piles of projects and assignments I had to do. So much so that I had to take my work computer with me. And I was so late for an appointment that I totally lost my keys and couldn't find them for like 20 minutes straight. Then, lo and behold, they were in my laptop bag where clearly I threw them without thinking. Anyway, ran to my appointment to which I was late (but I called and everything was fine). And then my day improved and then it got bad again. 

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw snippets of my day today from Insta stories. But it all lead me into thinking about what I am going to write... and please stay with me a few minutes longer because it is a little deep and raw, but so close to the truth. Everyone in this world is seeking for one thing and one thing only: HAPPINESS. And there is only one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness does not depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions. It isn't what you have, how much you have, who you are, where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. For example, two people may have the same amount of money and prestige and yet one of them can be totally happy and the other can be totally miserable, because their mental attitude is different. 

This quote above, so true you guys, so true!!


I was in a funk pretty much all day today and I realized something I already know but have to remind myself of. I realized that I need to get myself out of this funk, I have to get myself out of this negativity and out of my bad mood by controlling my thoughts. It really is all mental. How we feel, what we do about our feelings, how we control or don't control our feelings, how we react to situations, how we let stress and negativity get the best of us or not. Even how we see each morning and how we look at the sun in the morning and how we are thankful or not for the day we woke up for, etc, etc. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies and I myself am very guilty of this. I get in my own head more often than I would like to. My brain is always running a thousand miles a minute it seems. That causes for the brain to be scattered at times. There are always thoughts floating in my head and some of them are not the best, most productive or most positive thoughts. What we do in life is up to us and us only. We own and should own our own happiness. Life is what you make of it. You are in control, no one else but YOU! By changing my mental attitude I can turn a bad day into a good one and vice versa. By changing my mental attitude I can create challenges and hardships or smooth sailing for myself. By changing my attitude I can block events, people and things that have a negative impact on me and focus on the positive ones. By changing my attitude, I can move mountains... really I can do so much! I suggest you do the same. So, if you too are having a bad day today or any day you are reading this post, CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE. Turn that frown upside down and try to look at the brighter side of things. I know it isn't easy but nothing truly worth it in life, is ever that easy!

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at·ti·tude
ˈadəˌt(y)o͞od/

noun
  1. a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior.

    "she took a tough attitude toward other people's indulgences"

    synonyms:viewviewpointoutlookperspectivestancestandpointpositioninclinationtemper,orientationapproachreactionMore
    • a position of the body proper to or implying an action or mental state.

      "the boy was standing in an attitude of despair, his chin sunk on his chest"

      synonyms:positionpostureposestancebearing
      "an attitude of prayer"
    • NORTH AMERICANinformal
      truculent or uncooperative behavior; a resentful or antagonistic manner.

      "I asked the waiter for a clean fork, and all I got was attitude"