Quotes by Lidiya K, Part 2 221

inspirational thoughts about life

1.Who are we? and ‘Why are we here?‘ will always be the 2 questions that interest people the most.
But what fascinates me even more is how much time they spend focusing on the question, while the answer itself doesn’t need to be found, guessed, told or even known.
All the answers you’ll ever need are already here – inside of you and in the present moment. And when you let go of the struggle and anxiety caused by the questions, you may find yourself having all the answers.

2. One of the best things I taught myself is never to wish to be at someone else’s place.
I know that we can never know what the others person is going through, whether he’s happy or not, even if he looks like he is.
I’ve understood it so deeply that I don’t even think ‘wish I was like that‘ when I see someone win the lottery, become successful, a person with great manners, with a sense of humour, or whatever else it is that makes most people jealous.

3. It’s interesting how something we don’t care about can make someone else’s world collapse in a second.

4. Freedom lies not in wanting to impress anyone, but in just doing what you think is right and not having any expectations about it.

5. After every moment, comes the next one. And that’s comforting.
But one day there may be no next one. Keep that in mind.

6. The best therapy in the world is quite cheap – you just need to sit quietly in your room, ignore everything else, breathe deeply, and be brutally honest with yourself about how you feel, what makes you do the things you do, what you want and what to do to get it.
And even if you take no action after that, you’ll be a changed man.

7. If I was to give advice, I’d encourage everyone to become self-employed.

8. Being easily impressed is a trait of the happy people who live simply and peacefully, have found contentment and appreciation.
Even though they may look naive and foolish.

9. We’re all writers in our heads.

10. Some time ago I realized it’s too time- and energy-consuming to wait for others to be proud of you.
It requires expectations, waiting, looking for approval, living by someone else’s standards, doing things you don’t really wanna do.
That’s why, some time ago, I started doing what I like and what I think is right, and became proud of myself. That’s more than enough and makes me happier.

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9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic] 3

9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic]

When a big change happens in your life, it doesn’t have to be a negative change to have a huge impact on you.

Change causes uncertainty and our brains and bodies react to uncertainty by trying to protect us with the release of fight or flight chemicals and hormones.

The downside to this is that living with these for an extended time results in elevated heart rate and affects your digestion, immune systems and blood flow.

But there are ways you can regain control over your life even in the midst of big changes.

The first is to take a step back and reflect on what’s actually happening and what your involvement is, which will help you to understand and find perspective on the situation. Hopefully, this will enable you to find the opportunities that every change in your life brings, rather than obsessing over any short-term negative impacts.

It may also help you to allow yourself a transition period where you adjust to the changes. But with a firm deadline by which you expect to have moved on and settled into the new routine. Even if it doesn’t quite work out that way, it will still push you towards visualizing the end of the uncertainty, which will prepare you to make it happen sooner rather than later.

On a more basic level, you need to remember to look after yourself during this time of change and the related stresses.

It can be too easy to fall into bad habits like neglecting your own simple needs, like a good night’s sleep and staying active and eating right when you are going through something like this. Having a day in your pajamas eating ice cream out of the tub is fine. But your body needs sleep, exercise and nutrition to keep you healthy.

Routine can be a comfort when it feels like everything in your life is changing.

So try and stick to some simple ones like walking your dog every morning or going to a regular gym class to give your life some stability and consistency.

You also need the help and support of those around you. And having a strong support network is crucial when it comes to coping with big changes in your life. This means family and friends, but you could also seek out people going through similar experiences by looking online. There may well be communities who you can talk to and get helpful tips from.

Most importantly of all, you need to be aware of when you need more than just the love and support of other people to help you cope with stress and uncertainty. If you start to feel like your mental health is really suffering, or you have been feeling the symptoms of stress for more than a couple of months, you need to go and talk to a health professional to get the help you need to bounce back.

You can read more practical tips about dealing with change and the symptoms it causes in this infographic from Pounds to Pocket.