We live in a stressful time, more than ever we are anxious about our world. In this environment, we may be tempted to believe that the only way to find true peace is to escape. One way of escaping is to go somewhere temporarily and another way is to escape reality by distractions that take our attention away from the chaos we are living in.
To be truly at peace while we’re in the middle of all this confusion we need to find the courage to move forward with an open mind and heart. As you begin to transform yourself into a person who is more appreciative for what’s right with your life, you will see kindness and compassion as important parts of your life.
Making small changes is the most effective and productive way to change your life for the better. It helps if you can keep in mind the reality that you control your own thoughts and nothing else. I encourage you to start paying attention to the thoughts that are taking up space in your mind.
Perhaps the person we are the hardest on and show the least amount of love is ourselves. Be kinder to yourself by avoiding negativity and self-defeating statements. Ask yourself the question, “AM I being kind to myself?” and change your priorities. When it comes to kindness, it all starts with you.
Far too many of us dread the idea of change. We like things just the way they are. However, whether we like it or not, things are going to change. Knowing that life can and does change at the drop of a hat is a powerful tool. With this knowledge, you can participate in making changes in your life rather than simply waiting for life to happen.
This awareness allows you to respond to what comes at you with more flexibly and with an open heart. Repeat: “I get to choose what kind of day I will have. I create my day.”
Hope is one of the most powerful forces in life. Hope keeps the human spirit alive and keeps us inspired and optimistic. Hope is that invisible force that makes all things possible. You need to maintain the hope that things will be better in time, the world will be safe again and hugs await you when self-isolation is over with.