There are a few people who I admire for their character and style as they progress on their journeys, and whose blogs I follow regularly. They inspire me to become a better version of myself, to have more confidence in myself, and to trust my intuition more.
I believe our lives are a journey, and the goal is to always grow and develop, to become more, each day.
Part of that journey is knowing who we are, knowing ourselves.
But back to the people whose posts I enjoy reading.
When they share something personal about their journey, a glimpse into their lives (not just teaching or sharing what they know), it helps me to understand better, and to relate better.
I see the learning in action.
So I thought I’d share a bit of my personal journey with you, in the hopes that maybe you’ll relate or maybe be inspired.
Something I’ve known forever but never really practiced completely is to surround myself only with things that bring me happiness.
This is anything from the clothes I wear, the décor in my home, the food I eat, to the people and the experiences in my life.
Now this only pertains to the things I have control over.
I can’t control the weather unfortunately. (But I can choose to dance in the rain, right?) 😊
There will always be things in our lives that bring sadness and pain, but for the things or times that we can choose or control, I’m only choosing what I truly enjoy now.
My goal is to enjoy every article of clothing in my closet. If I don’t love wearing it, then why keep it? Why not replace it with an item I do love? You know that feeling you have when you’re wearing something that makes you feel soooo good? Yeah, that feeling! I want to experience that with everything I wear, from my stay-at-home-all-day yoga pants and t-shirt, to my best-dressed outfits.
In a recent post, I mentioned I was going to give the keto lifestyle a try and see how I feel. After a month of following the meal plans, I’ve learned what I like and what I don’t. Now I can adapt the meals to make it work based on the foods I like. I’ve learned to really enjoy what I’m eating, and not eat it just because it’s there, as I’ve done in the past. I’m being mindful of and enjoying what I’m feeding my body.
I no longer spend my time with people who make me feel less-than, or those who seem to enjoy putting others down to build themselves up. This isn’t always a choice in work situations, but if it’s my free time, time that I control, I’m choosing to spend it with people who make me feel good. It isn’t about hanging out with people who only build me up, it’s choosing to be around people who make me laugh, people who inspire me, people who challenge me to be better but in a good way, people who believe in me – people I enjoy. That’s who I want to spend my time with!
Think about the things and the people in your life. The clothes in your closet, the food you eat, the activities you do.
Do they make you smile?
Do they make you feel soooo good?
If not, how can you change it so that they do?
I have an easy and do-able challenge for you this week – start with your closet. Keep only the items that make you feel soooo good, from your lounge-at-home clothes to your best-dressed outfits. And don’t add anything to your closet that doesn’t give you that beautiful feeling.
Let me know how it goes, I’d love to hear about the good you’re surrounding yourself with!