Today, because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about advice, I’m going to share 3 pieces of advice. They are simple and to the point, as the best advice should be, but I think when taken to heart they can be really powerful.
- Everything is temporary. This is something I’ve focused on over and over again while meditating and it’s very true and very powerful to remember. You’re in pain? It’s temporary. You’re sad? It’s temporary. You’re joyful? Tired? Hungry? Stressed? It’s ALL temporary. Sure, some moods and situations last longer than others (I’m looking at you, grief) but every emotion, thought, situation, circumstance, will eventually change.
- Solve the problem. This is advice my therapist gave me once and it’s stuck with me ever since. It can be applied to just about everything. A very literal interpretation of this right now: my laptop docking station isn’t working right at the moment and I’m working to solve the problem. But it’s also useful when it comes to relationships and plans and so much more. When things feel overwhelming I tell myself, solve the problem. It really simplifies most situations.
- Be kind, especially to yourself. I think I’m pretty good at being kind to other people. I send flowers, I tip generously, I text when someone is on my mind, I let people know I care. When it comes to myself, however, kindness tends to be harder to manifest. That voice in my head? She’s a bitch, people, and she knows just what to say to cut me down all.the.time. I’m working on it and trying to get her to be more kind to me.
That’s my advice for you this Thursday. Do you have simple advice and mantras you say to yourself regularly? I’d love to hear them in the comments!
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