Sometimes even a big cliché can help us, when told at the right moment. There are often things we know, but we don´t know how to use them and it´s good to have them reminded.
Few days ago my friend told me:
„If you don´t like something, start the change yourself, don´t want it from others.“
How obvious right? Of course we all kind of know this. It´s like when I want the best for our planet. I should start with myself before I ask others to stop using plastic bags.
And that´s how I got here. Recently there have been few things I didn´t like around me and I tent to blame others for it. I thought that the world around affects me in a way I can´t change, but here is the problem.
It is always up to us how we get affected and how we react to situations around. But it´s hard. This is the part where emotions work a lot.
I will give you an example. Me and my boyfriend, we don´t have to wake up early for work. I work home and he goes to work late and also comes late in the evening. We are naturally good sleepers and definitely not an early birds. So for all these reasons it´s hard for us to get up from bed, when we don´t really need to.
But I started noticing that it doesn´t work so well for me, when I wake up this late during the week and I wanted to start my day earlier. I wanted this for both of us though. Every morning my alarm rings, I feel tired and see Raja sleeping like a baby, so I give up and keep sleeping.
I used to blame him for coming home late, which causes me to sleep less and being tired in the morning. And then I thought that it´s me who wants to get up early, not him, he does´t care, so how could I expect it from him.
So here it is. I realized that I need to make my own schedule. The other day I woke up early and went for a run to the park. I felt like I need a reason to get up and leave the house. It was amazing, sun was shining and I felt like this is a new beginning. It was for few days until it started raining.
Then I got lazy again. Other subject to blame. The rain. I can´t go, it´s raining too much. Well some days recently it´s really pouring rain, but you know, not always.
And so this morning I thought that if I wait for the rain to stop, I might not do anything in my life. So I woke up early and went for the run in the rain. This simple it was.
And there is so many other examples like this:
What is your excuse? It´s always easier to think that we can´t do things because of someone else, or that we are just not good enough for it.
I will tell you one more example. If I waited for someone else or blamed the world around, I would not be living with the love of my life right now. Don´t let other people to decide about your life. If you want more inspiration download my eBook to know more about my journey.
Try it. Believe me. Beginnings are hard, but once you start you will see that change is only up to you.