🌟 A life filled with purpose and meaning is what drives a person forward. 🌟
What gets you out of bed every morning? Do you PUSH yourself out of bed? Or are you PULLED to something greater than the present moment? Why does any person wake up each morning: to live…or to maintain? 🤔
I believe these are very important questions we need to ask in a world where mental health continues to be a grave concern. 🧠
⚠️ According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of mental illness with an estimate 300 MILLION people affected. ⚠️
A few years ago I would’ve also been a part of that list. But I don’t consider myself anymore. 😲
“How did you change that?” 💬
One thing I’ll tell you for certain was it wasn’t a quick fix. It’s a process, one which will take time, patience, and lots of focus. 👀
But I can tell you it’s worth it! ❤️
📍 DO MORE THINGS THAT LIGHT UP YOUR HEART & SOUL. Even if others say it’s not “realistic” or “worth it”, if it’s worth it to you that’s what matters. You do it for you, not for other people.
📍 START CHOOSING TO SEE YOUR PROBLEMS AS “GIFTS”. No matter how bad the problem is, ask yourself how this problem can work in your favor.
📍 START CHALLENGING YOUR BAD HABITS & BUILD NEW ONES. It’s easier to break an old habit than it is to build a new one. Remind yourself the changes you’re making are for your Future Self.
📍 DEVELOP MORE SELF-AWARENESS. Whether it’s meditating, journaling, or creating goals, the better you understand yourself (the good and the bad) the faster you can make adjustments in your life.
📍 DO MORE GOOD FOR OTHERS. The fastest way out of suffering? Do good for the next person you see. It can even be as simple as a smile. It’s when we’re stuck in our heads where we suffer.
Shoutout to my friend Rapahel and the work his non-profit The Hero Foundation Napa is doing for his community! It’s how I got this awesome shirt! 👕
I hope it inspires you to spread good too! Because THAT is a life worth living! ❤️