A couple of weeks ago I was flicking through instagram and one of the pictures had the caption “Everything is a choice” (I have searched and cannot for the life of me find whose post it was, if you know, or it was you, please let me know so I can give credit). This phrase stuck with me for the rest of the day and really struck a chord with me. I wrote it on the noticeboard in our kitchen to act as a daily reminder and it really helped whenever I was feeling a bit low, or was about to shout at the kids; I would read the quote and choose to feel happier, to lighten up, to speak at a lower volume etc.
Last week hubby decided it was time for some new words of wisdom and replaced them with “stop to smile”. Having this on the board has also helped whenever I have needed a little lift or change of perspective. He then suggested we change the quote/saying/words of wisdom every week and I really like the idea. Once something has been up on the wall for too long you stop noticing it and it begins to lose its power, by changing it every week we always have something fresh to lift our moods or give us a little boost.
It got me thinking that if this helps us, maybe it will help others too, and the idea for this new series was born. Each Monday we will be changing the ‘Words To Live By’ on our board and I will also post about it on here. Some weeks may focus on lifting our mood, others may be about motivation or attitude to life, but all will be directly applicable somewhere in your life.
So, as you have probably guessed from the graphic, this weeks Words To Live By are:
Yes you can
I don’t know how many times a day I say to myself that I can’t do something, whether it be workout a technical problem I’m having on the blog, getting through a certain exercise, coping with kids who are having one of those day (if you’re a parent you know what I mean), starting a new blog series, or a myriad other things. But the truth of the matter is, I can do those things. I just need to have a little more self-confidence, turn off that negative voice in my head and keep moving forward. When I first had the idea to start this series my initial reaction was, ‘I can’t do that’. So this is me putting this weeks words to good use already.
How about you? Do you use quotes or sayings to get you through difficult times? Do you think this series could be useful to you? I’d love to hear any feedback.