LiveWithOptimism

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Live by Faith

Was there any instance in your life that you found yourself tired of worrying, sick of thinking what tomorrow holds?  And no matter what you do events around you go haywire?

What do you exactly do when you are in that very situation?  How do you manage it without losing control of your emotions?  Admittedly it is one tough act to take because in its natural course, it is the emotions that will dictate our next steps – either fell bitter, sulk in the corner, blame the world or worst yourself.

I have my share of life’s rough roads.  Who doesn’t have?  Is anyone spared?  I don’t think so.

But when faced with one and I am at my most vulnerable point, I always find myself clinging on to faith. One may think how easy it is for me to shift gear.  It’s not.  I go through the same process but I don’t have the patience to embrace the difficulties longer than usual.  It zaps my energy.  It keeps me out of focus.  It dampens my spirit.  And it makes me look terribly miserable.

Think of this.

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You think you did your part, exert all the effort, still it does not solve the problem.  Then try letting go and let God do the work.

You sought advises from family members, closest friends and support group, and you still feel half empty.  Why not stop talking about it.  Kneel down and pray for it.

For you things have not changed. Everything is as they are.  Consider changing mindset.  Divert your attention.  Be thankful. There are reasons to only if you will allow yourself to.

If you can relate, share this journey with me and allow me to learn from your own experience.

 

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My Simple Stress Busters

Any amount or kind of “stress” can dampen anyone’s spirit.  I am a testament to that.  My last two-weeks were one hell of a stress.

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I knew if I am bordering my stress level when it gives me sleepless nights, I lost my time management skills, lost my focus and often heave a sigh (I do not normally do this), and beginning to lose my sense of relationship.  Then I told myself THIS HAS TO STOP.

How did I do it?

Talk through myself and pray aloud.  In times like this I appreciate me-time.  I detached myself from causes of stress – may it be people, events, situations, or things.  Good 30 minutes will do.  I speak to God from the heart, share my feelings, my thoughts and seek comfort.  Then I commit to myself to put an end to the stress.

Change mindset.  In reality no one can take you out of the stress except yourself.  Teach yourself to speak less of stress causes and deal on how you can rise above it.  Next direct your mind and heart to it.

Seek for others prayers.  I have solid support group who happily and willingly share fellowship with me when I call for help.  These are the people who help me pop out the stress balloon. They listen.  They give advice.  Then they pray with me.

Now looking at the bright side of it, I thank God I have the consciousness to snap out of it than prolong it.

Remember to live stress-free is a choice.

… And how have you handled stress so far?  I may be able to use your techniques too. 🙂

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How have you live your LIFE so far?

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What exactly does it mean when you say “live a life?”  In reality it can vary depending on how you want to look at it.

For me living a life is reinventing myself — stripping myself of my comfort zone and learning to face up to it one day at a time.  I’m telling you it isn’t easy, but doable.

My reinvention started when I decided to embrace a career shift, I was so focused on the goal … DO WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.  There is that inner voice in me that say, “You are all set for this. Go get it!”  Head up, all dressed for the part, I knew I can pull it through.  I am tough, I am super woman!

And so I thought … the smooth ride I prepared myself for turned out a rough one.  I got myself ready for all the humps that go with it, but what I got where potholes and series of challenges – from adjusting to the new set up, managing co-freelancers, and even hunting for new projects (with slight mode of panic, I must admit) in between breaks. I was already in the verge of giving up.  Is this the life I want?

After taking that long deep breathe (the longest I ever had in my life), and calmed myself down, it dawned on me, YES this is the LIFE I want to LIVE!  And the way to stay alive is to CHANGE ME.

I am learning to live by the day and make it a habit to focus on treasures than pressure. Come to think of it it’s all around me – all that I needed, then little by little work on things that I wanted.

I love myself more than I used to with full acceptance that I remain a work in progress, the strong want to learn new tricks, and more importantly reach out to give help and seek one when needed.

I cannot control people and things around me.  But as I continue to live a life of optimism I have to start from me.

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