Like everyone I am absolutely guilty of reverting to behaviors that keep me from being my best. Oh you know, things like eating foods that I know will make me feel awful but I still eat because they are yummy, not getting enough sleep because I want to binge watch Jack Ryan or forgetting to plan ahead for a sitter when I know we need a night out soon. Like I’ve shared before I am absolutely a work in progress, aren’t we all?
So in a bit of a change from prior posts I’ve decided to devote this week to something light and fun by sharing a few of my favorite quotes. Why? Simply because life is way, way to short to be bored, uninspired, uncomfortable, unorganized, unmotivated or in any way not the best version of ourselves. Quotes are an easy (and free) way to surround yourself with words and images that inspire. These are just a few of my current favorites:
“Keep your goals and heels high”
Truthfully, I do not wear heals nearly as much as I used to but the quote is just as meaningful still today. A killer pair of heels perfectly aligns with how I feel when I am at my best. Composed and on point!
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
Isn’t that the truth. Need I say more? I love this one for self and family to remind us all that the view from the top is worth the climb.
“Surround yourself with people who push you to be your best self”
We all have friends that we love dearly but they take us down the wrong path. I am not even talking about scary things but rather the wrong path in any way that keeps us off course from being our best self. If those around you are unhappy, unhealthy, disorganized or uninspired how do you expect to be the best you can be? Be aware of those around you and how they impact you. (Or maybe how you are impacting them?)
“If you have to force it. Leave it.”
Amen! Let all that stuff go. This applies to more than relationships and pony tails. Physical and mental clutter are both equally bad news but for some reason only the physical clutter seems to get all of the press. What’s up with that?
One of the best gifts I ever gave to myself was the decision to have less in general. Less stuff in my closet, less stuff in storage, less stuff on my calendar, less junk on my grocery list, less commitments for the kids, less commitments for me, less of saying yes to things I wanted to say no to, less feeling guilty for saying no, less, less, less…… It was so worth it.
What are some of your favorite quotes? For you or family or both? I’d love to know!
Drop them in the comments below or via FB or IG with #joyfulbrix.