A couple days ago I had an interesting conversation that sparked my thoughts for today’s Wednesday Wisdom post. The story first ~ I was at a café in Pozzuoli (near Naples, Italy) getting an espresso and asking about how payment for the parking lot worked. The signs that explained the regulations were confusing as to what the costs were depending on the day and time.
Category: Wednesday Wisdom
Everyone experiences stress. Be it your job or a loved one leaving, or something happening that makes you worried. The list is endless of stressful situations. How you cope with stress can help you or increase your stress levels. So how can you cope with stress in a way that helps you in that moment and in future moments of stress? Well, mindset and what you focus on most in those stressful times are key.
If you think back to when you were a kid was there something you felt drawn to or was there a recurring feeling within you to do something specific even though you couldn’t put it into words? I believe every one of us, has had a feeling like that at some point growing up. Then life kind of took over and societal expectations or events happened that brought you to do things. For some, those things led them to that feeling they had within them as children; while others not so much.
I wrote a couple blogs on making decisions a while back (like plus five years ago) and how one of the biggest dilemmas we face is knowing if we are making the ‘best’ decision ever or not. Today I want to expand on making decisions, but with a focus on your belief; particularly, when others have something different to say about what you believe in and the decisions you’re looking to make based on those beliefs. It is a struggle I think everyone faces at some point or another in their life.
The beauty and dilemma of life is the unknown. From the very beginning of when we start thinking, we start dreaming of what our life will be like and as we get older, we learn ways that we can go about to make those dreams a reality. The challenge is waiting and overcoming what seem like obstacles to achieve those dreams. Waiting for things to turn out the way we envision is what makes patience so hard to deal with, but if we look at the entirety of our journey, piece by piece, we find that all that waiting holds a lot of amazing moments and life learning experiences.
Frustration gets the best of you if you let it. When you’re frustrated it feels good to vent and let it out, but what happens if that frustration isn’t dealt with? It just sits there and the feeling isn’t pretty. It’s a vicious cycle to just let your frustration repeat itself over and over again. Even though the situation may pass and you won’t get frustrated for some time, the same situation could present itself again; and then what? You get upset again, and start all over. If on the other hand, you take that frustration and try to deal with it; you will not only learn something about yourself, but…
When it comes to fears, we all have them. Some people seem to easily overcome them, others think they have overcome them and still others have a hard time overcoming them. When you’re looking to find yourself, and follow your heart, your fears have a bit of a hold on you and this can be frustrating. So, why is it that even though you’re on a path towards self-completion it’s so hard to get past those fears or why is it that when you think you’ve overcome them, they come back…
There’s that saying about how you don’t pick your family, but you pick your friends, or something along those lines; and friendship is one of those amazing gifts that life gives us. What’s so special about friendship is the unconditional love you have for one another when that friendship is meaningful and like family. Friends can help you when you’re down and they can lift you up even more on those beautiful days. What is friendship? Where to start…
Getting unstuck is something I’m sure we’ve all heard about and experienced; but before we can talk about getting unstuck, we should look at what it really means to get stuck. As is with most things, our mind plays a huge role in this entire stuck/unstuck ordeal. Are there situations in life where we feel like we can’t move forward or maybe that we can’t control and so we feel stuck, sure there are. But since life is always in motion and transforming are we really stuck or is it that we feel stuck?
You know how they say that when you know something is true, you don’t feel the need to prove it. You don’t have to prove it because in your heart you know it’s true; this truth brings peace to you, which is why you don’t feel the need to “fight” to prove it. If on the other hand you’re battling to prove something, then you are also battling to prove that something to yourself.