On Being Proactive.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Proactive: (Adjective) Creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened; tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events.
This is me from now on. Proactive Allyssa.
I have struggled with depression for most of my life. I know it's really easy to give up when things are tough. To convince yourself that your life will never get better. To resist making decisions out of fear.
I want to stay far, far away from that mindset.
We are paralyzed by fear. It makes us inert. It sucks out our energy, our determination, and our clarity.
I have come a looooong way. I am happier than ever, but I still have those periods of time when I feel scared of the future. I wonder if I will be able to do everything I want in life. I feel insecure and I feel like giving up.
And then I remember that *I* have control. It's thrilling and terrifying at the same time. But if I want something, the only way to get it is by chasing after it. By taking steps every day to reach my goals. And if my goals change, then so be it. At least I'm in motion. At least I'm walking down some path rather than lingering around, not knowing what to do, looking at the clouds, procrastinating because I can't make a decision (or I'm too afraid to).
This proactive attitude has to spill over into every area of my life.
Actively making an effort to read one book per week.
Actively seeking out opportunities to make money, save money, and pay off debts.
Actively eating foods that are healthy for me, and eating just enough to be satiated.
Actively integrating at least one hour of daily exercise into my life, and changing it up often.
Actively building friendships with new people.
Actively maintaining friendships with people far away from me.
Actively seeking out opportunities that I will find fulfilling and that will move me toward my goals.
Actively tapping into my creative self in some way, each and every day.
Actively believing that all of these things are possible, within my reach, and that they are well deserved.
I've been adopting this thinking for the past few days, and I can already see the changes. I quit buying bread because I've been over-eating it, and I started buying a lot more fruits and veggies. I started exercising more than I had been in the past few weeks, and I feel better physically and emotionally. I have also found a few money-making opportunities, and I believe more are on their way.
When you intentionally send your desires out into the universe, and you actively pursue your goals, the universe conspires to bring you what you desire.
This is a fact to me.
Time to start living it. Every day.
To creating the lives & bodies we desire,