Some of the greatest pleasures in life are simple. There is nothing that brings me more peace than being in beautiful locations and enjoying the scenery. These simple pleasures bring much joy and relaxation to my life, and a reminder that the world is gorgeous, despite all the negativity spewed daily. Stop reading the negativity on Facebook or news feeds and enjoy your surroundings. Turn it off and get outside. Some of the most beautiful scenery is right in our own backyard.
To truly change your life, you have to get out of your comfort zone. You have to do the one thing you're terrified to do...CHANGE. That is the only way to grow and transform your life. To live the life you want to live, you must get out of your comfort zone and take some risks. What you give to the world comes back to you tenfold. If your life has been all wrong up until this moment, then do the opposite. If all your decisions have been wrong then doing the opposite must be right.
If you are compelled to write, paint, build, climb a mountain, swim with sharks, start a business or anything else that will positively affect your life and the lives of others, then please act on your compulsions. These intrinsic desires are those evolutionary compulsions of transformation.
I'm not declaring you shouldn't be fearful of people, things, situations, or circumstances. That fear may be rationalized by hard evidence to support such an emotional response. Fear is present to protect you from that particular person, thing, or situation. I'm referring to fear that cannot be rationalized by hard evidence; unjustified fear based on irrational logic.
Every day on this planet is an opportunity to enjoy life. Each day is an opportunity you will never, ever get back. I'll do it tomorrow turns into I'll do it next week. I'll do it next week turns into I'll do it next month and so on. You are not guaranteed the rest of the day, much less hoping for tomorrow, next month, or next year.
We get so caught up in other aspects of our lives we forget about or push aside those things we absolutely love to do. I'm just too tired is the common excuse given when the thought of those activities comes to mind. If you were on your death bed and were guaranteed one week to do whatever you wanted to do...What would YOU do?
Something so ridiculous as reading comments on Bigfoot videos made me realize that my happiness is a choice, not something that comes to me in the future. Its little things like spending quality time with your loved ones. That was an example of living in the moment that I will never, ever forget.
We all need help from time to time, some more than others. That doesn’t make you crazy. You are just a lost soul needing guidance to get your life back on track. I didn’t truly understand my personality type or deal with those issues from my past. I am hoping this elucidation will make things better for me as I proceed forward. I am hoping my story will help others face their depression or whatever it is that is holding them back from living a happy, fulfilled life.