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How to give yourself a mental makeover

”Be pure, bright, white, light”

You can take your life in a new direction at any time.

Every now and then it’s good to change things up, to keep things (thoughts) fresh, in order to stay motivated and inspired. It’s easy to become under-stimulated if you keep on doing the same things over and over again. In a sense it’s like driving on autopilot, where you just keep on moving forward, and still, you haven’t got the slightest idea what you’re doing, cause you’re not the one in control.

Then it’s about time.

Time to open up for fresh, new perspectives to enter. 

If you’re looking for a mini life-makeover, then, first things first, you need to start from within. In other words, start with your mental state, since most often it’s the root to all problems. If you don’t change what’s going on inside your mind – with your thoughts, and the way you think about certain things – then it’s going to be very hard to find a new sense of happiness, contentment and inspiration.

”You should always try to seek that fluidity, that flowing movement, in order not to become stagnant.”

As humans we’re constantly evolving, constantly growing and learning. To work on yourself, and who you’re becoming, is an ongoing process. You should always try to seek that fluidity, that flowing movement, in order not to become stagnant. Sometimes we only require a mini makeover, while there might be occasions when we need to start completely over. Whatever it might be, it’s important that you make clear why you want, or need, this life change. It can be anything from changing your diet and health & fitness routine, moving country, finding a new job to taking that giant, bold leap to start a new project. However, always figure out the why first; the reasons behind why you’re doing this makeover. Search for that internal motivation, your inner spark. You might think that  ”Oh no, I don’t have an inner spark. I lost it years ago, and I haven’t seen it since.”

But guess what, you do have it! We all have it – some of us just have to dig a little deeper in order to find it.

With that said, while you figure your life out, and all that, I’ve written a list of 5 life perspectives to live by that hopefully can assist you on your journey.

Five life perspectives to live by;

Look for it on the inside

Don’t look for it in another person, in your job or your expensive toys. Happiness is found within. You might say it’s such a cliché, but it’s simple facts. While all these things are wonderful, they aren’t the root to our happiness.

And for once, can we please stop comparing ourselves to one another? We are unique individuals, (however, we are all one and the same) with different traits, personalities, life experiences and up-bringings. Instead we should be inspired and motivated by one another, and not solely compare our lives with the lives of others. Look for all the wonderful things that you have, and no, you don’t have to look far. Look within. Showing gratitude is the simplest step towards a happier life. If you want more happiness in your life; be happy. If you want more love; show love, show kindness. If you want more success; act as if, work hard and take action.

Know that you’re an amazing human, and the world wouldn’t be the same place without you. Your contribution is unique ❤

Be free (and wild) as a child

In The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz writes; ”The resurrection is to be like a child – to be wild and free, but with a difference. The difference is that we have freedom with wisdom instead of innocence.”  The goal is to become free, and to be ourselves again. Not to feel the pressure to act and be a certain way just because society (or our family) tells us to. Don’t hide your true self, don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. To be wild and free is not the same as being immature and not taking responsibility for your actions; to be wild and free is to have the courage to be yourself, to be brave and courageous to speak up and to be responsible for the decisions you make. To be wild and free is to follow your dreams, and to be bold enough to believe that anything is possible if one has enough nerve.

Take control over your emotions

Emotions can be tricky, and at times it can be burdensome to not let them take over your entire being. You should never suppress your emotions, however, you shouldn’t let the emotions gain power over you. Emotions are something you’re experiencing, not something you are. Try to be the witness, the observer behind the emotion, and look at it with acceptance. This can help you detach from the emotion, and see it for what it is – feelings passing through your body. Journal, paint, go for a walk in nature, dance to your favorite song, sit in silence. Do whatever you feel the need to do.

You see, you’re the one deciding if you want to live in peace or with hatred, with excitement or fear, happiness or sadness. The power is all yours. Get rid of the victim mindset – know that you’re responsible of your own happiness, and therefore you can’t expect another person to bombard you with love and happiness 24/7. You have to cultivate it yourself. Other people can, by all means, bring you love and happiness, but what I’m trying to say is that you can’t rely on other people to make you happy. You make you happy.

Stay open-minded

Be open to new experiences. Sometimes life doesn’t happen the way you expected, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t working out for you. Stay open-minded to new beginnings, to new adventures, to meeting new people and learning about different cultures. The more we know about one another, the more we learn to respect one another. In the end, despite our differences, we are all human beings experiencing this thing called life. We are all trying to do our best (or at least we should..) I think it’s really important to listen to various people, their stories and different outlooks on life, and to learn to respect one another, even though we have opposing views. There’s much to learn from each another – listen not only to respond, but to understand.

Stay true to yourself

Stay true to your feelings, your dreams and your unique voice. Don’t be afraid that people will judge you; there will always be those who will. However, decide not to care. Be yourself, no matter what. Do your thing; the things that make you sparkle, the things that lit you up. If you are bold enough to be you, people too will be bold enough to be themselves. If you feel like you’re playing the supporting role in the movie of your life, if you’re neglecting your own happiness for the sake of other people, then it’s about time that you start playing the leading role. It’s your life, it’s your creation.

You decide who you’re going to be. It’s all up to you.

Linda

3 Comments

  1. Human life is all about evolution..
    If we won’t evolve further then we are going to stagnate soon…
    Nice article…
    Keep it up.. 😊

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