Seven Ways to Kick this Week’s Ass.

Hopefully we’re back in business. Seven ways have been spare lately, but as I’m getting settled into my new studio, that should change. Let’s take this week to appreciate being alive. Appreciate those around you. Appreciate yourself.

  • Learn more about something you don’t agree with. Sometimes we dislike a particular person/place/thing/etc. because they clash with our morals or values. However, oftentimes this feeling of distaste comes from the fear of the unknown. If you don’t like something, learn more about it and see if your POV changes.
  • Practice empathy. Merriam-Webster defines empathy as “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.” See other people’s point of view. Ask yourself, “How would I feel if…?”
  • Make feeling good a priority. Our feelings can take us on unexpected adventures. You’ve probably realized by now that when you feel good, life is easier to bear. Check in with your emotions daily; Make sure you feel good, and if you don’t, readjust the path you’re on.
  • Don’t make things hard on yourself. I’ve found that we humans tend to make simple tasks an overwhelming chore. Take the shortest distance from point A to B. If the path is laid out in front on you, don’t veer off track.
  • Make your life a success story. Overcome fear. Tackle challenges. Kick bad habits.
  • Learn from everyone and everything. You can pull lessons from every situation. Every experience is a learning opportunity.
  • If you’re complaining about something that can be fixed instead of fixing it, fix it. Before you complain about anything, try to remedy the situation. Explore your options and sort things out before venting to Facebook.

Make this week beautiful.

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