I’ll be the first to raise their hand when someone asks “Who hates Mondays?” but I’d like to try and make them less of my adversary and more of my friend and/or teacher. After all, it’s a great time to set a new intention, try implementing a new (positive) habit to form, start a new regimen at the gym or in the kitchen, or as a fresh starting point for your own mental evaluation of yourself and your environment.
This particular rule (first photo) has been my mantra this past week, really coming in handy when the self-doubt and self-loathing creep in a little too much. Having myself try to apply wisdom and advice I would impart on anyone else that I actually care about to my own being has been a rough, but therapeutic and developmental challenge. It’s easier to hate yourself than to love yourself, but in doing that, it makes everything around you and everything you are yet to experience that much more difficult. Give yourself a break. Strive to be better than yesterday, whatever the hell your own personal yesterday was like. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. Doing whatever you can to make each of those forward footsteps a little easier to take. Be nice to yourself, the rest of the world is harsh enough to you as it is, in some form or another. I know that I am my my own harshest critic, and sometimes my own biggest enemy.
My recent implementations of better habits, that require more forward thinking than immediate satisfaction, have been incredibly beneficial in helping me battle my inner tyrant. I give it some more order and more control of my own life and it seems to be calming down the world around me. On my good days. But I’m only human, and we don’t have only good days, far from it. We can always have better days, we can always do something to make them better than our past days. Little by little, that’s what I’m trying to do. It’s no small task, and it has no small consequences. It’s really quite empowering when you get down to it! And scary as hell. 😅 Good luck to all of you on your own Monday, and I hope that you make the most of it! 🙏🏼🕉 #Rule4#antidotetochaos#selfgovern#selfinventory#selfrule#selfmastery#sortyourselfout