This quote, by Karen Salmansohn, reminds us to know our self-worth. With that knowledge, we’re less likely to give others discounts, i.e. be taken advantage of or be taken for granted. Knowing your self-worth means knowing your value goes beyond any accomplishment. That it’s not what you do. Being worthy is just who you are as a unique one-of-a kind individual in this world. And once you know this, you start prioritizing your health, happiness, wellbeing, and time–as you should.
It’s easy to take each day for granted and forget life is fragile. This quote, by Tim Cook, reminds us to do our best each day–to give it everything we got. Yes, some days we just don’t have the energy to give it everything we got on everything we do. But we can still live life to the fullest. Rest to the fullest. Practice self-care, mental health, and physical health to the fullest. Work hard to the fullest. Play to the fullest. Enjoy each moment to the fullest.
Society tends to give someone who spends most of their day busy more respect than someone spending most of it relaxing. We tend to perceive busyness as a good thing, while productivity takes a backseat. This quote by The Four Hour Work-Week author, Timothy Ferriss, reminds us to refocus our attention on productivity. Life is short. So we should try to use the time we are busy to be as productive as possible. That way we can have more time to smell the roses.
“Be Kind To Yourself” Written by: Andrew Peterson Released: October 7, 2015 Andrew Peterson wrote this song for his daughter who was 13 at the time. The title says it all. It’s a song about being kind to yourself. It’s about silencing negative self-talk and not harboring self-hatred. The lyrics carry a message we all need to hear from time to time no matter our age. Select PositLive Music: Lyrical Playlist to view all playlist songs as they’re being added.Select Exploring New Ways to PositLive to read about the inspiration for PositLive Music. “Be Kind to Yourself” Sung by Andrew Peterson Be Kind to Yourself: Lyrics You got all that…
Sometimes, we have so much going on that it feels like we have no time at all to relax. This quote, from the book Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig, is about what we should do in those moments we don’t seem to have time to relax. It’s at those very moments we should, by all means, make time to relax. Because if we have no time to rest, it means we haven’t been getting much of it. Therefore, that is when we need it most. It’s usually when we feel like we have no time to relax that our energy is most depleted.
A poison is anything that can cause illness or death to a living thing. This quote, by Swami Vivekananda, helps us recognize that toxic people, environments, and situations are poisonous. They make us weak physically, intellectually, and spiritually. We would undoubtably reject poison in its tangible form. However, we don’t always reject it in the other ways it can appear in our lives. So, let us remember to reject the things that cause similar harm–The things that ill or deaden our body, mind, and soul.
Sometimes we tend to have a much greater compassion for others than we do for ourselves. We understand when others make an unintended mistake and we’re prepared to help them in times of need. Meanwhile, we may be quick to dismiss our own hurt and pain and be less forgiving of our own mistakes. This quote, by Jack Kornfield, reminds us to not be so hard on ourselves–to also offer ourselves grace and compassion. Otherwise, our compassion is not whole but rather incomplete.
When pursuing a goal leads to fatigue or burnout, it’s tempting to give up on it all-together before it’s accomplished. It’s natural to want to quit when we’ve become fatigued. But this Bansky quote reminds us that there is another option at our disposal besides quitting. Sometimes all we need is a good rest–a bit of time to reboot, re-energize, and gain a fresh perspective. Rest is always another card in our deck that we can play before forfeiting the game.
Overcoming challenges is a great accomplishment, especially the ones that bring us to a breaking point. But after some time has passed, we tend to forget or minimize the challenges we’ve overcome and the effect they had on us. Even worse, we put on rose-colored glasses and look back on a difficult situation we’ve been through and see only the good parts. As a result, we actually look back at these experiences with fond memories. This quote, by Frank Ocean, is about not forgetting the things that broke us–the people, environments, situations, etc. Once we’ve overcome and learned from them, why go backwards to relive them again ? Why be…
Sometimes our days can be so laid out and scripted that they leave no room for us to just be. This quote, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, reminds us that some days don’t need to follow a strict plan or schedule. Some days need “no exact recipe.” We can use what we already have in our pantry–the ingredients our lives have been blessed with–and create something delicious. Therefore, we need such unplanned days. Without them, we eventually lose steam. We may, eventually, begin to ask ourselves, “what’s the point?” But days without exact recipes keep us grounded, re-energized, and focused on the essential. So once in a while, put down those measuring…