A few months back I was listening to a podcast when I heard, “there are always options.” I’m not sure what the podcast was about or for, or even which one I was listening to, all I remember are those words.
In fact, as soon as I heard them, I was drawn so strongly to them, I grabbed a sticky note, wrote it down and stuck it to my external monitor; to a place that I would see it every single day, and could glance at it at any moment when I found myself overwhelmed, lost, or just needing a little reminder.
As I have felt so many aspects of my life improving lately, rediscovering my motivation and focus, I saw that sticky note the other day, took it down, and stuck it in my planner because I no longer felt like I needed to see it everyday, but that instead, I needed to share it with those around me; with all of you.
Whatever you are facing in your life; whatever decisions or stress or anxiety; whatever excitement or joy, remember there are always options. Life is always presenting us with multiple roads and paths, and we choose the ones that seem most fitting with where we ultimately want to end up.
I challenge you today to save this image (whether you PIN it to Pinterest, save it to your phone, or make it the new background on your computer) and look at it everyday for a week, month, or maybe longer, and notice how the words start to provide a whole other level of comfort; the anxiety starts to lessen; the stress starts to dissipate; the joy and excitement starts to grow.
It worked for me; it will work for you too.
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Where are you looking for options in your life?
This reminds me of what one of my favorite yoga teachers once said “You are never stuck. You can always adjust. In yoga & in life.” I think it so important to realize that there are so many possibilities out there and it is up to us to get out there and find them! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Man, don’t you just love yoga!? <3
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I love this and it’s super powerful. I’ve saved the image to my desktop <3
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Oh yay!! 🙂
this is such a simple statement but deep in every level. i need to remember this more often.
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I’m glad it resonated with you!
I will be saving this and looking at it every day. I am hoping this is what I need. Thank you!
I hope it helps you too!
You have no idea how much i needed to hear this today–thank you!
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I got you, girl! 🙂
This is very true. During our fertility struggles this became my motto!
It’s so powerful!
I love this thought! It’s so true, and pretty much applies to everything that I can think of! Sounds like it was probably a good podcast, too bad you can’t remember the details, I hate it when that happens!
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Love the phrase! There are always options is very true. It may be hard to see at first especially if things are not going the right way. This is always great to remember!!!
That phrase is very encouraging! There are always options, sometimes it just takes a little while to think through them.
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There are always options. Don’t rush ahead or try to worry to much. Take deep breath and weigh the options.
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It is so easy to think that it is one way or the highway. But the beautiful thing about t life is that there are infinite possibilities! You just have to be open to them!
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I have a bathroom mirror lined with post it notes of uplifting, motivational things just like this…it is amazing what seeing, thinking, feeling these words can do for you..truly life changing!
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