Quote Overload

InspirationalMsgI swear I’m not bitter.

I just get tired of seeing so many “inspirational” quotes and messages on social media that sometimes I just have to stop logging on and take a break.

Don’t get me wrong, I love waking up to see a motivational message on my Twitter feed or Facebook page.  They can be from the Dalai Lama, Winton Churchill, Beyonce or the old friend you haven’t seen in 20 years.   But at some point, because they’re used so frequently and by so many people, these “inspirational” quotes  just become diluted blurs on a page. And all that keeps streaming in my head is: blah, blah-blah-blah, blah-blah.

And then, out of nowhere, one will stand out.  The one you needed to read – it hits you like a ton of bricks, makes you smile a bit and brightens your day!  All of a sudden things are put in perspective perfectly!

I love when that happens.

I love social media.

It’s why I keep coming back, eventually.

So, keep sharing.  Keep writing, Tweeting, Blogging, “Facebooking”, “Tumblr-ing”  or whatever it is you do!

Keep on keepin’ on.  Someone.  Is.  Reading!

And you never know how your words may change someone else’s day.  And that should be enough to keep you sharing!

Peace, love and all that good stuff!

Carm.

Three Things. . . TCML

*in case you don’t want to watch the video, here’s a sorta transcript:

Three things…That Changed My Life (TCML):

Okay, that sounds a little over-dramatic, but honestly, baby steps.  These are three baby steps I took to get where I am right now in my life and I can honestly tell you, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been!  I’m not even exaggerating.  I tracked every step for the past year to monitor what worked and what didn’t work and now, I want to share those things that did…so here goes three of them:

1)     When you wake up in the morning, DON’T grab your cell phone.  Everyone does it and I’m telling you – if you can break this habit, it will change the way your morning begins.  At the very least I was shocked at how hard a habit it  was to break.  Now, I don’t even look at my cell phone for the first hour after I wake and sometimes I don’t even look at it till after I write.  Try it. You’ll be shocked at how hard it is to do — but once you do it, you’ll start your morning off so differently!

2)    Instead of using your cell in your car, try listening to music!  Besides the idea that it really is dangerous to drive and talk/text and all that which I won’t rehash here, the truth is, if you can just listen to music while you’re in your car instead of taking business calls and such, you will have a wonderful place to distress!  Everyone is always talking about how they have no time for themselves, well this is the easiest way to enjoy what I like to call “ME” time!   And it’s so old school — when was the last time you just sang your heart out to some old song on the radio?  I’m telling you — this is the easiest, cheapest and most fun way to distress — and you don’t need to FIND the time — you just have to turn the music on and enjoy!

3)    You’ve all heard this one before, but I actually did it,  and it  does works.  I didn’t believe it would, but, it did and it does.    Everyday look into the mirror and tell yourself that you are beautiful, remarkable and here for a purpose.  I never really believed that talking to myself in the mirror could change something about me, but I’ve done it, I still do it and it helps me start my day in a positive way. It empowers me.  It reminds me.  This one you’ll just have to trust me on.  Try it every day for two weeks till you really believe it — I’m telling you…trust me.

Again, it’s all baby steps.  But now that I’m finally where I want to be in my life (and loving it!)  – I’m positive that some things that I changed in my life in the past year worked brilliantly  – now it may not work for you, but it JUST might!   At the very least, it can’t hurt!

Until next week my peeps!

Cheers and one love.

Carmen