I have a little trick up my sleeve when I find my mind racing. I literally stop what I’m doing at the time, look around at the beautiful world, clear my head and think, “do I need to be thinking about that?” I then focus on something positive, and this brings me control over my thought pattern. I put myself in a happy memory, such as a beautiful morning on the lake, or skiing that crystal water when the sun is coming up. When I really sense the feeling and allow it to flow through me, it generally brightens the moment instantly. If I tap into the memory and really feel that sense of pure happiness, it flips the negative thoughts on their head. That’s what it’s about, enjoying the good times, to get me through the bad.
I’m really passionate about giving, and in particular, giving my most valuable thing; my time. Helping others is really important to me, it gives me satisfaction and growth. I’ve found giving help and advice to people to be nothing but positive. I give without seeking a reward but I inevitably get one. It could be as simple as learning something from that person. I’ve also got to be willing to receive help too. It’s the whole give and receive idea; it’s important to remember to receive. I find it’s often easy to be selfless and don’t think I need help or advice, but I find there’s always an opportunity to grow myself and my own knowledge of life.
I think back to where I’ve come from, I got through that, I am unstoppable. I’ve got pure passion, I’m here, alive and the world is so beautiful. Life is exciting. Life is what I make it. Life is what I create.
If it was possible to send a note back to yourself when you needed the most help, what would it look like?