Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Exorcise Your Life

Why do people so strongly resist giving up that which we know is bad for us? The thing that is doing the most harm to our body, minds, and emotional well being is what we tend to fight the hardest to keep. Maybe it’s even our fight to keep it that is making it detrimental to us.

=Sitting around reflecting on my life I’ve come to the realization that all of the things that I’m sure are worth fighting for, I’ve never actually had to fight for. I know it sounds so cliche, but it’s definitely the truth. No matter what the vice, if it’s something that is good for you and benefitting your life it shouldn’t be difficult to maintain.

Now, I’m not necessarily talking about romantic relationships. Although, we all know that the cancerous relationships that are eating away at our sanity are the ones we find every excuse to nurse [sidebar: let it GO!]. I’m talking all of the things we encounter in life - our eating habits, deceitful friends, boring jobs, and painful shoes (lol we all have at least one pair!). It may not be the easiest thing you’ve ever done, but I guarantee you that it will be easier than holding on and dealing with the consequences! Why are we playing tug-o-war in our minds when we already know the answers. If I’m not happy I’m moving on! We need to make a pact with ourselves to try our hardest to be an asset to our own lives.

Every day we do the things we think will make someone else satisfied. And you know what? No one is ever going to be 100% satisfied with what you’re doing... it doesn’t mean they’ll love you any less for being yourself. And if being you and making yourself what you feel is a better you makes someone you care about try to make you feel like you are wrong for taking care of yourself, then you might want to evaluate your relationship with said person. Maybe they are just one more thing that you need to stop clinging to.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying quit your job and starve your children because you aren’t happy with your profession. BUT I am saying, make a PLAN and outline where you want your life to go and stick with it! Make a plan for your day, then your week, your month, year and 5 years. Set goals and reach for them! If you want to lose weight set an exercise regimen and a meal schedule, visit the YMCA, get a workout buddy! If you hate your lazy boyfriend, and your tired of washing his smelly socks that he throws around the house (whew, flashback!), then kick him and his nasty laundry to the curb! If your gold-digging girlfriend is sucking you dry (and not in the good way ::wink wink::) then refill that chick’s Russel Simmons Rush card one more time and tell her to get some luggage with it so she can get up off your wallet! LMAO! Tired of your job? Follow your dream, go back to school, and tell your boss to kick rocks!

All I’m saying is live healthy... but most importantly live the life that YOU want for yourself!

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