If I am perfectly honest with myself, there are some days where I just don’t feel as happy as I should. I am a very critical person, mostly to myself. One of my goals for my 25th year was to reduce the amount of self created stress in my life. I would say that generally, most of the stress in my life is not from outside sources, but rather something I have built up in my mind and have let run wild. This year is time for a change, but this will prove to to be my most difficult goal, as I have been a worrier/stressed out/anxious/ most of my life.
I am not entirely sure where this stress stems from, but it is my goal to find out and attack it head on. One main culprit could be that I am very frightened of failure. Failure of really everything, being a good daughter, friend, girlfriend, chef, nutritionist. I guess that boils to down to failure at life. I want to show something for my life, make a difference in others life and be an irreplaceable part of other’s lives.
I am sure there is more to my problem, and during this year I will try many different ways to get to the root of anxiety and stress. One way I have decided to start my day on the right foot is to start each day with a positive thought. My first thought every day is usually something like “I don’t want to get up,” or “It’s so early…” or “What did I get myself into with culinary school, am I cut out for this?” Today’s positive thought is simple, yet powerful:
I AM ALIVE.
I am here, on Earth, a living and breathing human being. I have life and the ability to enjoy and live it. I theoretically only get to live once, so it’s incredibly lucky that I am living and alive. The sun is shining, birds a chirping, I am about to go for a run. Sounds pretty great to me!
Happy day to you!