By Angélica Fuentes
I can’t believe how fast time goes by. We’re in the middle of 2018 already. For me, these months have been an opportunity to create and develop projects I’m really passionate about. I’m also happy for being able to spend some days away from the routine and have fun with my daughters. I love to watch them laugh, and enjoy life in its simplest form.
I’m not going to lie to you. There have been times that I’ve felt desperate because of a problem or a difficult time. But I know that it’s at that moment, that I need to connect with my inner power and find the strength to continue my journey. You must accept the challenges that life gives you with an open heart and your head held high. Don’t ask “Why?” but “What for?” and trust the learning process. The things that happen to you are to encourage your own development. They are opportunities to learn, and it’s up to you to internalize the lesson and move forward.
Accept your life, your relationships, your successes, but also your failures. Even more important, accept yourselves and receive what happens to you with the best attitude. Don’t waste your time on regrets. Use the tools at your disposal to overcome any obstacles. Acceptance also implies being aware of your own power.
I could tell you a lot of things, but I prefer to focus on eight specific pieces of advice to always see the positive side of life:
First of all, face the challenges that life brings you with an open heart and remember that everything happens for a reason. Take each experience as an opportunity to learn.
Two, move away from negative people in your life. Don’t stay with someone who hurts you. Remember, you deserve a dignified life, surrounded by true love. Love does not destroy.
Three, live each moment intensely. Be thankful and enjoy even the simplest things in life.
Four, remember that you have the power to change what you don’t like in your life. Don’t give up your power to anyone.
Five, remove the barriers that stop you from living fully. Fears do two things: they lie and they paralyze. Don’t allow them to fill up the direction of your life.
Six, believe in yourself! Value and trust your internal wisdom.
Seven, don’t waste your time trying to change the past, and always look forward.
And eight, the key to happiness is in your attitude. You have the capability to turn any situation around and make it positive.
I recommend that you say an affirmation every morning before you start your day. I have a few different affirmations, but I would like to share this one with you:
I am freedom. I am power. I am loved, guided, and supported by the Divine. I am connected to my Higher Self, a Vessel for Love. I have everything I need within me to be successful. I am peace. I am LOVE.
You can make up your own affirmation and repeat it every morning or however many times you need to during the day. This will help you revitalize and fill yourself with positive energy.
Remember something very important: every person turns into what they think of themselves. So stay positive, and always choose love over fear.