Recognition and Acceptance

Namaste lovebugs!

It has been a while since I sat down and wrote a blog post. Things have been so crazy in my life lately. Therefore, today I decided it would be the best time to reflect on the past couple of weeks.

Since I’ve been gone, I have devoted my entire life to genuinely being happy. I want to look in the mirror in the mornings and know that I am living as the person I want to be. I haven’t been and I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t happy. My spiritual connection was dead and my mental stability shaken.

These past 2 weeks have been really hard; everything seems to be falling apart in my life. So, I decided that I wanted to feel good again. As you know, from Bitch, you gotta go!  I fight anxiety and depression and it’s been an uphill battle over the years. I am prescribed medicine but I choose not to take it. With that being said, let me tell you this new found journey I have embarked on.

Recently, I deleted my Facebook app because let’s face it, there’s not much good on there these days. I hate seeing a bunch of negativity just accumulating in one place. It really tugs on your spirit. I started exercising more, drinking more water, eating healthier, cutting out beef, meditating, doing yoga, hanging with Mary Jane and just all around being happier. When I say it has changed my entire life, it has completely changed my outlook on life. I sleep better. I don’t get anxiety nearly as much. My life is just so much better now.

The first two steps I have taken so far on this journey are recognition and acceptance. I am slowing down long enough to recognize when I am anxious, upset, grateful, tired, etc. I am taking the time to recognize the wonders of the world instead of always focusing on the negative things that are happening in my life and the world around me. I recognize that there are so many things to be grateful for and it is important that I take the time to acknowledge those things and thank them for their existence.

Then there’s acceptance. Accepting that my life is not going the way I planned but allowing myself to keep pushing forward. I have adopted the phrase “such is life” because I am no longer allowing myself to get worked up over a situation I can’t change. I accept that there will be times and situations that I cannot change and if I can, I do so peacefully and gracefully as to not alter the good vibes the universe is giving me.

There is so much I have to learn about myself and the world. I am so excited to be embarking on this journey, especially having you guys with me. I am working on bettering my body, mind, and spirit. I want to completely alter my way of viewing other people and the world through spiritual practices and traveling.

With that being said, I encourage you to recognize and accept things that you can’t change. Recognize and accept the beautiful things life has to offer instead of dwelling on the bad. I am so grateful to have a family that supports me and the journey I am taking. This is going to be a long road but I encourage you guys to join me and together we can make this world a better place.

 

Good vibes and safe trips,

Bri

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