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difference-between-depression-and-sadness… it’s about your state of mind.

So change it.

Reducing your stress level (about your schedule) is about controlling your mind, NOT your schedule.

Understandably so, most of us become stressed due to the schedules we work under. We’re time-impoverished and that creates a source of stress in our lives.

But believe it or not, stress is a choice. It’s a choice in perception.

You can either allow your schedule to “stress you out” or you can change your perception of your schedule. In other words, your schedule doesn’t have to be a source of stress, but the way you mentally label it will be.

You may not always be able to control your schedule, but you can always control HOW YOU REACT TO IT. So, know that you can change the way you are viewing your schedule. For instance, you can either see your schedule as “full and fulfilling” or it can be seen as “busy and overwhelming.”

A schedule is just that, a schedule; the mental perception we attach to it is the way we will experience it. The same holds for anything in life – an event/situation/person is just that, but the perception we attach to it, is how we will experience it.

Do you want to feel more in control of your life? Do you want to have less stress? Learn to redefine what you’re looking at. When you redefine your situation, you will experience it very differently. You are always in control of how you see things. Just know that stress is never about your schedule, it’s about your state of mind as you make your way through it. 

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trapped… you’re ONLY trapped by the choices you make.

All we have in our lives are our choices. They are our ticket to happiness, freedom and the life we want to live.

Believe it or not, you are NEVER bound by the circumstances of your life, you are ONLY bound by the choices you have made thus far.

In other words, if life isn’t working out the way you want it to, you always get to make another choice and put it on a better track. But most of us don’t realize that we can do that.

As humans, we tend to fear change. We tend to stay with what we know even if it makes us unhappy. Many of us get stuck in very dark places because that’s what we’ve come to know and we’re unsure as to how to change it, so we never do.

But here’s the deal, you are never meant to be unhappy. An unhappy life is an unfulfilled one.

You’re never trapped by your life, but you can be trapped by the choices you make. So if your choices are making you feel trapped, make a choice to free yourself. And realize that a choice to stay trapped (for whatever reason – obligation, responsibility, or uncertainty/fear) is still a choice.

Are you living the life you want to live? If you’re not, MAKE ANOTHER CHOICE. Remember you’re not trapped by your life, you are only trapped by the choices you make. You can never run out of choices, you can never run out of options, if you’re stuck in your life, you can always choose again. It’s your life, choose wisely.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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Life is Messy

overworked-man-mauro-fermariello…it’s meant to be.

That’s how you know it’s well lived.

You’re only here to have experiences and there are NO BAD EXPERIENCES, just DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES.

You can’t make a mistake, you can’t make a mess of your life. It isn’t possible. There are no messes and nobody gets a perfectly ordered life. That would be boring.

The more you explore, the more you know, the more you experience, the more you grow. It’s all about the experience, NOT the outcome.

The outcome NEVER MATTERS, what matters is that you took a chance and rolled the dice to see what would happen. It’s called “having an experience” and life is filled with them.

Never judge your experiences as good or bad. Just keep having them. Experiences season you. They expand you. They help you get to know who you are and what you like, and what you don’t like. Experiences are critical to your personal growth.

Without experiences, you never live, and you are only on this planet to live. Never worry about “making a mistake and making a mess out of your life.” Live it. Do it all. Make it as messy as you possibly can, it shows you’ve lived it. Leave your mark on the world and by doing so, you’ll learn about yourself, you’ll grow/evolve and you’ll NEVER have any regrets. That’s a life well lived.

Life is messy, but you always have a choice, you can spend your time cleaning it up or you can spend your time living every experience it brings you. What will you decide?

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Getoutoftheway… helps life to flow MUCH EASIER.

But somehow we’re always getting in the way of ourselves. We make things harder then they need to be.

You’ll know that you’re in your own way because you’re trying to FORCE AN OUTCOME which is currently unavailable to you. In other words, there’s something in your life that you are trying hard to secure (a relationship, job, housing situation, etc… ) but unfortunately it’s NOT materializing with ease.

So what do you do? Most of us naturally try HARDER, it’s human nature to do so and that’s an appropriate response, but to what end? If you find yourself in a situation where you’re continually trying and trying to force an outcome and it’s still eluding you, BACK OFF and recognize that there’s a reason why you are being held back from that outcome. Accept that in this moment, there’s a better outcome for you that hasn’t yet been discovered.

Continually pushing past resistance doesn’t bring you what you want faster, it just exhausts you. That resistance we run into is very purposeful. It’s in place to safeguard us from achieving a desired outcome that isn’t right for us.

Be careful what you wish for. If you push hard enough, you just might get it. And if it isn’t the right thing for you, you’ll soon realize that you didn’t really want it after all.

Get out of the way of yourself and let what’s right for you, find it’s way to you. Stop thinking you have all the answers. We seldom do. Stop fighting to make something happen and let life bring you what is meant to happen. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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stepping-backward… not backwards.

Bet you didn’t know that.

Setbacks are a necessary step along the path of life. They are your indication that the path you’ve been traveling is no longer working for you.

A setback literally STEPS YOU BACK from moving ahead in a given direction. It forces a timeout to get still within yourself and take stock of the direction you are going. A setback is never a punishment to who you are, it’s a recalibration of the path you’ve been traveling.

If you experience a setback, the universe is clearly telling you that it is NOT in your best interest to proceed in that direction. It helps to clarify that it is NEVER a SETBACK but a STEP BACK in order to take stock of where you are/where you are going. The STEP BACK puts your life momentarily on PAUSE. That pause is very purposeful because it demands that you re-chart a new path which is much better suited to your needs and desires.

The setback is NEVER SETTING YOU BACK. It’s only SETTING YOU UP for a much better path, if you can heed it. Setbacks move you forward, not back. Recognize that the setback is a protection against moving in the wrong direction, so allow it to guide you towards a new direction which will be more satisfying for you. You are never being SETBACK in your life, you are only being SET UP for the future that awaits you – you only need to allow yourself to be open to it. 

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How People Treat You

How people treat you… is about THEM and where they are in their life.

It’s NOT about you.

How you REACT is about YOU.

The way people treat you is more a reflection of who they are and where they are in their life at that moment, then it’s ever about you. But we tend to make it about us. 

You can never control how someone treats you, but you can always control how you react to them and that’s your only job.

As long as you are accepting responsibility for your life and your actions and you are consciously showing up as the best version of yourself everyday, then you’re being YOUR BEST YOU and no one can ask more of you.

How people treat you says more about where they are in their own level of consciousness and that is a playing field that you do not have to play in. Stay in your own field. Own your own behaviors, strive to be the best YOU everyday and if it isn’t good enough for someone else, realize that it’s most likely because they aren’t feeling good enough about themselves.

Stay in your own playing field. How people treat you is NEVER about you, it’s always about them. Let them learn to manage their own playing field and more importantly, keep them out of yours.

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If You Are Unhappy

12c23ceab2f35d940acde79fb1ac500f… CHANGE your thought.

Yes, it is just that simple. Your thoughts determine your reality. What you think, you create, whether you want it or not.

The only way towards pure happiness is to focus your intent on finding happiness in your life. If your life is filled with thoughts of sadness and despair, you will never find it.

You get what you focus on, so if you are focused on negative thoughts, those are the thoughts that become activated within you and then those are the thoughts that in turn create your reality. Because our lives always follow our thoughts, it’s important to steer them in the right direction.

Life never happens to you, it happens by you. You’re co-creating every moment with every thought you expend. If thoughts are troubling you, STOP THEM and replace them with happier thoughts. Your attention to your happier thoughts ultimately create a happier environment which magnify happier circumstances directly into your life.

Do you want be happy? Stop feeding thoughts that make you unhappy. Just focus your attention on thoughts that make you happy and that which makes you happy will be brought right to you. Focusing on better feeling thoughts always creates better feeling experiences. When you are ready to focus on happy thoughts, the universe is ready to send you those happier experiences.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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