Breathe; A Gentle Reminder

This is a gentle reminder to pause whatever you may be thinking this minute, whatever you are currently over analyzing…and take a deep breath.

This is a gentle reminder to give yourself some credit. You have worked so hard to come this far. It may seem as though things are not going as they should or the exact way you want them to, but in time, they will fall into place perfectly. In time.

This is a gentle reminder to be patient; it will all be worth it. The sleepless nights, excruciating moments, sacrifices, efforts, resources, “wasted” time, the rewards not gotten. In time, they will all be worth it. Do not stop trying. Do not give up. Though you may not get any “recognition” now, but in time, you will. Remember that seemingly mighty dreams/goals are accomplished by first taking a few baby steps in faith towards them.

This is a gentle reminder to keep believing in yourself. Your belief in yourself may have dwindled over time, but remember that your belief in yourself and your capabilities can either create an amazing life for you or destroy one full of potential. All you need to accomplish all you desire lies within you. You are not limited by your circumstances, no matter what they may be unless you allow them hold you back. Remember that if you push hard enough, the universe will give it to you.

This is a gentle reminder to, at least once, today, take a look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself “I am proud of you (insert name)” because you are doing a great job, even when you do not feel like it. Stop being so hard on yourself. Stop bashing yourself. Stop talking down on yourself. You are way more than you think you are.

This is a gentle reminder to take it all one step at a time; because that is all you can really do. Attempting otherwise might cause you to get overwhelmed or worse, fall flat on your face. You want it all and you want it all now but there are steps that must be taken; steps in the right direction. Some of those steps may be full of uncertainty, doubt, fear, failures, anxiety, panic attacks and mistakes, but you must learn to trust the process and treasure the journey.

This is a gentle reminder that each person has his/her own race to run. Resist from engaging in subconscious unhealthy comparisons. Stay away from mediums and people that fuel unhealthy comparisons and self-pity. You believe that you are not growing or making any progress in life because you compare your journey with only the highlights and accomplishments of others while managing to lose focus of yours. Do not get fooled by the seeming perfections of social media. Focus on your journey and feed your focus. You are doing great, no matter how small you think.

This is a gentle reminder to forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Do not become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Do not remind yourself what you should have, could have or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on. It is okay to fail, it is okay to learn, it is okay to live.

This is a gentle reminder to accept yourself; to love yourself as you are. Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing comes when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you love and accept yourself.

This is a gentle reminder to take some time out today to appreciate yourself, praise yourself and compliment yourself . You are special, loved and needed in this world because you have a vital role to play, no matter what role it may be. There is something within you so special, unique and that no other person possesses. Find it. And if you are yet to find it, do not worry, it will come.

This is a gentle reminder that your thoughts play a vital role in how you live your life. You can train your thoughts to be positive and hopeful or you can just allow them to be negative and upset you. You can chose to think good thoughts and feel good or you can choose to think bad thoughts and feel lousy. It is totally up to you. You can learn how to change your thoughts and you can learn to change the way you feel about any situation. Change your thoughts, change your world.

This is a gentle reminder that life holds a potential meaning under any condition, even the most miserable ones. Because you are having a bad day, a bad week, a bad month or a bad year does not mean you have a bad life. Your life can turn around for the better in the twinkle of an eye. Life can turn around in the snap of fingers for the better.

This is a gentle reminder that you are enough. You are all you need to complete you. You are a catch. You are more than enough and you are capable of doing whatever you set your mind to. You can accomplish great things, you will accomplish great things.

This is a gentle reminder to retain your sanity. No one can rush you through any phase of life without your permission. The right moments will come and when they happen, they will be magical. Do not rush, do not feel rushed, do not allow yourself to feel rush. Aspire, but enjoy the journey.

This is a gentle reminder that you matter. Your life matters no matter how tiny, insignificant or unnecessary you feel. You may not know this but your life, your mere existence, is an inspiration to at least one other human being. Your being gives them life as they try to navigate the tenets of this crazy world. They look at you and might not tell you but are inspired.

This is a gentle reminder to be grateful during the highs and graceful during the lows. To be grateful and appreciate life for what it is; because life, with its seasons and phases, its ups and downs, its promises and disappointments, its highs and lows, its explainables and unexplainables is beautiful.

This is a gentle reminder to pause and just breathe.

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