Motivation Monday with Aimee Sinclair; 'Honesty, kindness, compassion & sometimes complete silence.'
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Aimee Sinclair Fitness
Health & Fitness – Mind, Body & Soul
“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down”
“A lot of walking away will do your life good. Walk away from arguments that lead you to anger and nowhere. Walk away from people who deliberately put you down. Walk away from the practice of pleasing people who choose to never see your worth. Walk away from any thought that undermines your peace of mind. Walk away from judgmental people, they do not know the struggle you are facing and what you have been through. Walk away from your mistakes and fears, they do not determine your fate. The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the healthier your life will be.” – Dodinsky
I came upon this reading by Dodinsky and I wanted to share because these practices changed my life many years ago. We are coming to the end of yet another year and right around the corner is 2020 so let's go into the new year less stressed. Lets drop our shoulders as we are the makers and creators of most of our stresses. We allow or tolerate things in our lives that we have the choice to walk away from. I made several of the above changes many years ago and I have stuck to it through and through. It is the day I became a happier person; the day I became less stressed, less angry, less overwhelmed. We are made to problem solve as people and it is something we have done our entire lives. People often ask me how I can make the change needed if something is poisonous in my life? This is a great question especially since they know I love people and I want to help the world. My answer is: if you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down. I control my life and all that I allow in it. My method: honesty, kindness, compassion and sometimes complete silence.
The first thing to understand is you do not have to live a life where people or circumstance make you this frustrated, stressed or angry. Just start removing yourself from it completely. If you are invited somewhere you don’t want to go, kindly say no thank you. Don’t go because you feel obligated. If you are invited out with someone you don’t care to be around, kindly say no thank you. If they don’t make you feel good and only put you down, why give them your time? Do you not deserve better? HELL YES YOU DO!! If you do not like your job and dread going everyday start looking for a new job by searching for something new, asking around, go to the unemployment office and check ads. If someone is gossiping simply say nothing or it’s not my story to get involved in and remove yourself completely from it. If its about you be honest and reach out to the person or decide to just walk away.
If you are a people pleaser, which most of us are, you can still be good to people and help many but do it when you are feeling good and have time. Do not do it when you are already stressed and overwhelmed. If you are the type of person that gets extremely stressed when you take on too much - simply say to the person or people asking for help that you do not have the time right now. When some time opens up in your schedule you can call them to see how you can help them. This way they know you would love to help, but you simply cannot at the moment. Walk away from your passed mistakes and your fears. In my mind this one is the hardest but still very possible. See a counsellor, journal your feelings and come to terms with that everyone makes mistakes. You are human and every mistake we make defines who we are and makes us stronger. With each fall we get smarter and have the ability to learn from it but don’t allow that to define you. Walk away from it and just fail forward.
Walk away for your mental health. As you make these changes you will feel your life changing. You will feel brighter and happier all around. You will feel lighter but remember to always be true to you. When you do this with kindness, compassion and honesty it can happen and you deserve the very best you can have.
“.. and it was in that moment she lifted her glass to the person she once was and would never be again.
TO YOU” SHE SAID” – @realrebelpodcast
Aimee Sinclair Fitness
SweetCheeks (Resistance Bands)
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