It’s time to remind yourself that this is YOUR life and YOU are in control.

Life is full of choices. We are what we choose to be. We are in control of everything in our lives and it’s time to realize that and use it to our advantage. The sooner we embrace this the better.

I have to be honest. The past month or two I have been very out of sorts. I haven’t felt like myself. I haven’t been as happy as I normally would be. I haven’t been confident with how I look or feel. I haven’t been fueling my body with what it needs. I haven’t been keeping up with my daily routines and organization patterns. I haven’t been following good habits. I’ve questioned my place in certain friendships and relationships. I’ve just really struggled to embrace my purpose and live with intention like I want to be. Basically, I wasn’t practicing what I preach. No one is perfect and there’s going to be rough seasons in life and this was my hard time.

Recently, I’ve found myself paying more attention to my surroundings. I was noticing people in my life reach their goals and beam with happiness while I was over here feeling at my lowest. I was so excited for them, but so jealous because I was not there. It hit me like a brick wall… it’s MY choice. Nothing is going to change unless I make the choice to change my ways. It seems so silly, doesn’t it? It’s almost a duh moment. So many of us sulk in our unhappiness, but it’s our choice to take charge to live a better life. We can complain alllll day, but nothing will change. We’re not going to wake up one day to all of our problems solved and questions answered. It takes work. We get to choose how to live, how to feel, and who to be.

I know the person I want to be and I know the choices I make some days aren’t going to get me to that person. If I really want to be this person I aspire to be I have to take serious action of my choices to get me there. Everything is a choice. When we are struggling to be confident that is because we have made choices that go the opposite way, but why do we do that? Why don’t we choose what makes us feel our best? Why do we put ourselves in situations that we don’t want to be in? I know for me it’s a in the moment decision or a tomorrow I’ll start over attitude or even a that’s what I should do feeling. That is a load of crap!! We can say no to things we don’t want to do and we should be able to do that without feeling bad! And we can have off days, but consistency is key and if we aren’t watching our patterns then we are not going to reach our goals, EVER. We have to set habits and stick to them. We have to build our own daily routines that work for us and motivate us! We will not be happy with choices made with the whatever attitude. Our time is now. We have one life to live!! Why aren’t we living it at our very best every day? Why aren’t we choosing our own happiness?

I want everyone to embrace the truth that everything is a choice and it is YOUR choice. It’s that simple. Choose the good. Choose to live with intention to be better. Choose your highest self.

How you respond to your coworker who’s in a bad mood, how you react when it’s rainy and you wanted sunshine, how you feel when you get an invite to something you’re not too excited about, etc… Just remember that you get to choose how you respond to every situation you find yourself in. Shake things off. Life happens. Say no when you want to. Say yes when you need to. Focus on the positive. Keep it that simple.

Choose to wake up everyday and say to yourself “it’s a good day to have a good day!!” Choose to pass on something you don’t want to do. Choose to say no to the cake at the office. Choose to fuel your body with healthy food because you only have one body, so take care of it. Choose to smile. Choose to pass on what makes you feel crummy and not your best. Choose to let go of the people who don’t bring you joy and peace. Choose to go for a run because you know you won’t regret it. Choose to take a nap because you know it’s what your body needs. Who cares what everyone else thinks. This is YOUR life and you deserve to live the best life possible for YOU and no one else. The choice is yours all of the time.

REMEMBER: Choose what you want MOST over what you want NOW. “If the why is strong enough the how becomes easier.” – Laura Stack

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