My Sim­ple but Timely Words to You

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By Mel­lissa Harte

Some­times in life things may seem dif­fi­cult and you may feel like ev­ery­thing around you is crum­bling. You may feel unin­spired and de­pressed. You are not alone, life hap­pens. Through pain and suf­fer­ing or hap­pi­ness and joy, it is all part of the ex­pe­ri­ence of life that is ut­ter beauty made from many im­per­fec­tions.

I’m here to present a view of em­brac­ing it all, let­ting your­self feel pain, as that is fleet­ing, and then let­ting the joy come in. In­dulge in it over and over and ex­pe­ri­ence the eu­pho­ria that is life. The way we look at things has a di­rect im­pact on how we feel and how we re­act to events and sit­u­a­tions. Chang­ing your per­spec­tive on a neg­a­tive sit­u­a­tion, for ex­am­ple, can clear room for a pos­i­tive turn out.

How­ever, chang­ing one’s mind­set can prove dif­fi­cult; it takes time, con­sis­tency and faith. A tip: start with the lit­tle things like your en­vi­ron­ment, health and then ex­tend to the outer - the peo­ple you sur­round your­self with. Redec­o­rat­ing your room and deep clean­ing can make a world of a dif­fer­ence for cre­at­ing a clear and pos­i­tive space. Reg­u­lar clean­ing and keep­ing or­gan­ised may im­prove your mood and also make it en­joy­able for you to be in that space, bring­ing in­ner peace.

Health is very im­por­tant be­cause how we take care of our body helps take care of our mind. If you nour­ish your body with the proper nu­tri­ents and also en­gage in a phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity that you en­joy, it fu­els and feeds your mind. The mind, af­ter all, is the most im­por­tant tool in chang­ing per­spec­tive and be­ing more pos­i­tive.

When you have reached a com­fort­able point in your jour­ney, and the fo­cus is now not only on the in­ner (your self-care), con­sider the outer - who you al­low to come into your space and what they do. If a per­son does not ful­fil your spirit and brings con­stant un­pleas­ant­ness, drama, neg­a­tive en­ergy and un­hap­pi­ness then you do not need them in your life. De­struc­tive re­la­tion­ships do noth­ing but da­m­age the mind, body and soul. You have the choice whether to deal with it or not.

Ul­ti­mately this all boils down to self-love and self­worth. Do what is best for you and what you feel is right. Only you have the power over your­self. A more pos­i­tive out­look will en­rich you rather than keep you down!

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