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Hiiii everyone, hope you’ve had the best weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new week.

I’ve recently made quite a massive decision in my life that is going to make a huge impact on my future. I’ve had many people question it, some just curious and others maaaaybe a little judgey, but I’m cool with it, HOWEVER, it did get me to thinking. I’m trying real hard to follow these few steps in my life to help me remember that ultimately, my happiness is really important and I should have the mindset to be able to achieve whatever I want to in life, in whatever timeframe.

Step number one) Write a list of everything you want to achieve in your life, lists are magic for the brain I promise. Don’t give yourself a timeframe, that’s just waiting for pressure to fall on your shoulders. No matter how far-fetched or how silly the goals may seem, add them all to your list. This will be your life passport. How many times have you heard people say oh I’ve always wanted to do that but I can’t because of this. I’ve said it probably far too many times and I’m really trying my best to change that. The only opportunities we miss are the ones we decide not to take.

Step number two) throw out negativity, ain’t nobody got time for that. For reals though, positive vibes are what you need. Someone raining on your parade? Either dump their ass orrrr help them see your side. Sometimes negativity comes from others but a lot of the time the negativity comes from ourselves. When did it become the norm to beat ourselves up so damn much? Time to start saying yes more. Time to think that our cup is half full and not half empty.

Step number three) The only people whose opinions matter are those who love and care for you and you love them. Want to be a full-time mom/housewife/dad/house husband? Do it. Want to work yourself up the career ladder AND be a mom/dad? Do it? Want to own your own business and boss being a parent? Do it. You’re catching my drift, right? YOU and only you are in control of your life, don’t let anyone else have that power over you. You know what your heart wants, no one else. Go get it.

Step number four) Always remember that failure is good. Failure is the pathway to a learning curve. You may only slip and graze your knee or you may fall hard and break your leg. Don’t let that make you quit. Failure and hard times will come I promise you that. Life isn’t easy but it’s not meant to be. Work, learn and move on. Don’t dwell on things you can’t change. Look forward but never forget and you will be so so much happier for it.

And finally, step number five) Enjoy the journey. Every day I try and remember all the many blessings I have in my life. When I’m out for a walk I listen to the birds chirping and smile, not only because I love that sound but because how lucky I am to hear them. I can be as grumpy as the next person (hangry is a real thing) but I’m trying to implement this positive attitude into my life. I’ve had trials, I have difficulties in day to day life that I’m battling as I’m sure everyone does but that doesn’t mean I have a bad life. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life. Take each day as it comes and throw yourself completely into every opportunity, you’ll regret it if you don’t and regret is a terrible feeling.

Eat that cake and then double up on your fruit and veg, balance is everything. Buy yourself those shoes but put extra in your savings next time, you deserve a treat. Life can be as good as we make it. Bad times come, have your loved ones close and they’ll help you get through it. Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should live your life, everyone is different. What is the norm for me will be unusual to someone else and that’s okay. Embrace your differences, that’s what makes you, you. And YOU are pretty dang amazing.

Have the best week ♡

-S

xo

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