What do you say to yourself when times feel tough? You’ll note I didn’t say times GET tough, because I think that when times FEEL tough that’s just as important, but sometimes harder to admit.
I say (and often write on my hand) ‘I am totally in control of my life’. In a wider sense perhaps that isn’t entirely true, but in a micro-life sense I think it is. Mostly it reminds me that I am in control of my reactions. In times of high anxiety this was such a comfort for me. If I were the tattooing type I would ink this in tiny writing somewhere. But then I realise that I saw on TV that tiny words in tattoos don’t last very well and if I just wanted a tiny tattoo maybe it’s because I don’t really want one, so I’ll just keep writing it on my hand when I need to.
The front page of my bullet journal looks like this:
Excuse Pip’s excellent helpful writing, and it says:
You only have control over three things in your life:
- The thoughts you think
- The images you visualise
- The actions you take
I pretty much take this to mean ‘You can control yourself. So do it, aiiiight?’
Mothership (my mother) sent me an email last week after my Friendship post, with these quotes. She too is all about the quotes (about the quotes, no treble).
“Friendship is born at the moment
when one person says to another,
‘’What?! You too!
Thought I was the only one.’”
“There is an exquisite melody in every heart.
If we listen closely, we can hear each other’s song.
A friend knows the song in your heart and responds with beautiful harmony.”
She also informed me that she has a folder full of inspirational quotes, I’m assuming BP. Before Pinterest.
Sarah and I have a lovely Pinterest board of motivational quotes that we’d love to check out. I love being positive, I’m always disappointed in myself about how MUCH I love positivity. I love when days seem bouncy and shiny because I’ve been finding the happy in everything. It’s so easy to get caught up in the less-than-stellar things that are happening. Sometimes I think the best thing about the social media overload in response to every natural disaster or the like is the Mr Rogers quote that pops up without fail:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
My favourite Roald Dahl quote is this:
Like it? Of course you do, it’s GORGEOUS. And I made it into a printable just for you. Click on the image to download the PDF, or click this link here.
Tell me your favourite quotes. Send links. I LOVE a good quote collection!