Good morning all and I hope life is treating you well on this wonderful Monday Morning! We’ve made it to the last week of January so congratulations! It wasn’t that bad was it?! February is a short month too so before we know it it will be March (that’s 1/4 of the way through the year aargh!!). Signs of Spring are popping up all around us although right now I’m looking out on a very wet and miserable Northampton day. Last week was pretty good for me. My first week working full time from home and I am looking forward to the next! I think I was expecting to automatically love being at home but at first I found being on my own all day a little more isolating than I was expecting. However, I found that setting myself tasks to do in small bitesize chunks with regular breaks helped keep the cabin fever at bay.
This week’s Monday Motivation quote likens life to photography and I can definitely relate to this one.
I’m sure we can all look back on our lives and remember some really tough times and ones that we would rather forget. I know I can! But how do you use those memories to move forward and develop in life? I have learnt so much about myself and about others from some of my worst times and these have definitely made me the person I am today. I am a stronger, braver and much wiser person purely down to the negatives in my life.
I have always told myself that we have to experience bad years to really enable us to appreciate the good ones. I take great comfort in knowing that things will get better and that the tough times are there to teach us a lesson and help us move forward and most importantly are always temporary. If we keep dwelling on the bad our lives will remain in that negative space. Accepting those crappy times, learning from them and moving on gives our lives clarity, fulfilment and happiness.
I’m a huge believer in fate and that everything happens for a reason. I believe that every decision I make is the one I was supposed to make and that if that decision doesn’t result in a positive then there is a reason for that and it’s just the way it’s meant to be. I had a chat before Christmas with someone about this who turned to me and said “surely you don’t truly believe that do you?” and “that’s just a load of b**llocks!”. I just smiled and changed the subject because I don’t need negativity like that in my life! Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and this is mine. It gives me a constant feeling of hope for the future and it helps me when I’m making decisions. Being a Libran I don’t find it easy making decisions but if in the back of my mind I know that whatever decision I make will be the right one then…phew! It’s a weight off my mind.
So never worry about the crap that comes you’re way. It’s there to help us, to make us grow and appreciate those good times that are just around the corner. Don’t wast it wishing life was better. Accept it and keep looking forward. After all…wouldn’t life be dull if everything was wonderful all the time?
Until next time…
P.S Did you check out my home office reorganisation video? I am so happy with the result!