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Sunday, November 17, 2013

If you don't like your life, change it.


"If you don't like your life, change it."

I know that can be a controversial statement.  I know there are some things in life that just can't be changed.  But I also know there are some that can.

Life is too short to be miserable.  And if you wake up every morning complaining and dreading the day, that's a pretty good preview of how your day is going to go.  While "don't complain" would be the easiest (and also maybe the hardest) step to take, take it a little bit further.  What is it that you're complaining about?  Whatever it is, change it. 

You're bored?  Do something.  Don't like your job?  If you can afford to take the plunge into finding a job you love, do it.  If not, change some other things.  If you don't like your job because you don't get to shine in an area you're good at, find another place in your life to shine in that area.  If you don't like your job because you don't get to be creative, be creative somewhere else.  Start an etsy shop.  It cost me a whopping six dollars to start my etsy shop, and it has provided a really great creative outlet in otherwise very uncreative day-to-day work.  If you don't get to interact with people as much as you'd like with your job, make an effort to do so outside of work.  Write letters.  Set up coffee dates.

Most of the things we complain about in life could be changed if we tried even just a little.  I have friends who complain about never getting to spend time with their family, yet the first thing they do when they get a break is catch up on instagram or meet up with their friends.

Everyone has free time, it's just sometimes hidden in the form of time spent on social media or those extra hours spent in bed.  It's there in your life, and how you spend it is completely up to you.  But if you're unhappy with your life, use that free time to do something about it.

If at the end of the day, you honestly feel like there is absolutely nothing you can change in your life, then you just have to find a way to be thankful for the things that are already there.  Being thankful is a huge step in the direction of being happy.

Be happy this week.

13 comments:

  1. I love this and really try to live by it. I say if you're not happy: if you can't change it, then learn to accept it, and if you can change it, then go change it!!!

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  2. That chart really says it all. It's as simple as just changing something to be happy. I think everyone deserves to be happy and everyone has the ability to be happy if they just do it. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great post, Chelsea! I do think that it's usually our own doing if we are not happy in our lives. We can always change something, no matter how small!

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  4. So true, I need to be better at remembering to change the things that I can and just be happy.

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  5. such a good post! thanks for writing this, friend. have a happy week yourself! :)

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  6. Very inspirational post. I would like to remember this the next time I'm complaining.

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  7. Completely true! I bugs a lot when people say, 'I don't have enough time', you do, it's just we have the tendency to waste it. :)
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  8. Love your perspective on this! I used to be a daily complainer about my life and how busy I always am. I've been taking steps over the past year to stop, assess my surroundings, and find gratitude in my day to day. That's made the biggest change in my life. Sometimes you really just have to be willing to bend :)

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  9. So true - thanks for the inspiration today :) xoxo honey!

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  10. you always have such wonderful, inspiring posts :)

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  11. I just stumbled upon your blog, and am a new subscriber, and this post right here is a big reason why! We are definitely on the same page. I can not tell you how many times I have found myself saying this exact thing to myself or those around me!

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