Tips for living life on your own terms

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember that episode of Friends when the girls came across that book entitled Be Your Own Windkeeper? In my opinion, that's what we should all be doing. Keeping our own wind. Okay, maybe I should put it in a way that doesn't sound so..... '90s. Living life on your own terms. Yeah. There we go.

So many times I think the idea of having someone come save you and make everything better is a little too romanticized. Don't get me wrong, surrounding yourself with people who care about you is important, but baby, you're your own hero. It's just as important to live your life the way that you want and to make it better. Create some magic.

// Set intentions.
In yoga, it helps to create an intention of why you're on the mat. It can be anything that keeps you on the mat through the tough poses and sweat. We should set intentions for all aspects of life as well. It creates motivation and if you have an intention, you have an endgame. From there you can figure out how to get to the endgame.

// Don't take BS.
This has been hard for me over the years. I'm shy. I hate confrontation. I'm a people pleaser. That combination has led to me letting people take advantage of me too many times. Don't do that to yourself. If someone is giving you BS, call them out. ASAP. 

//Cut out the toxic people.
This kind of goes along with the BS thing, but it is so important to only have positive people in your life who support you. Don't ever feel bad for letting go of someone who is toxic to your mental health or your thinking. Take control of who you keep in your life.

//Let go.
Never let someone tell you how to live your life. You are the only one who gets to choose your beliefs, your friends, your fashion sense, your music preferences, your way of living.  Learn to be happy in that. Everything is so much easier and more beautiful when you live the way you want to and when you learn to be the hero of your own story.

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