Tired of reading headlines flashing red, and hearing the phrase "there uncertain times" ?
Us too. Let's skip all that and all feel just a little better.
We've compiled these short quotes to bring some relief from tension and give you the ability to decorate your space with them if you want to!
Quote: Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman
The meaning of this quote is simple, with such pretty imagery. Focusing on sunshine means focusing on the bright side, the good things, and on appreciation. And guess what! You can't be in gratitude AND fear at the same time. So when you're focusing on the good, the bad falls
away like a shadow that's behind you.
QUOTE: "If all you can do is crawl, start crawling." - Rumi
During trying times, it's helpful to re-evaluate your expectations of yourself. Remove the extra weight, and any unnecessary pressure. If the only thing you can do is crawl, then start crawling; meaning, do the things you can do. Be gentle about the rest.
QUOTE: An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
For the first time in a long time, the eyes of the world are united in concern about the same issue: Covid-19, aka Coronavirus. Yes, let's be informed, and YES, let's look after each other. But let's also limit the amount of sensationalized bits of news, retweets, and Instagram posts. Don't overexpose your mind to negativity and let the fear get inside .
Quote: Success is not a straight line
Success looks like a mountain: it has peaks and valleys. The person standing on stop of the mountain didn't fall there. Every day won't look the same. Some days you're wearing the cape and flying high, while others you're curled in a ball underneath it. Observe your trends, but expect it to be without highs and lows.
Quote: Grow through what you go through
Hard times visit us all, without exception. So, how about finding ways that it can serve you? In what ways can you expand into a fuller version of who you want to be? How can your perceptions and compassion grow, because of what you went through?
Quote: be pawsitive
This quote is simple reminder to be playful, and positive. Have you ever watched a kitten play? It can have the time of it's life with a piece of string or it's own shadow. Simplify, and find little things to feel good about no matter where you are.
Quote: Dream it until it's real
What does it mean to dream? It means having a vision, and giving it air time in your mind. It means feeling the feelings and living the moments in your imagination until the world helps you make it your reality. The most important word in this quote? "Until"...
Quote: Happy Mind, Happy Life
It's been said since the dawn of time that our thoughts create our world. If you think a good feeling thought, you feel good on the inside. Then, your perception changes to see good things, and your response changes. A happy mind might be the most important role in a happy life.
Quote: You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Buddha
Are you as kind, sweet and affection to yourself as you are to your best friend, your child, or your pet? Think of you love most in this world. How would you treat them if they were feeling low? Now, extend that same love to your own self.
Quote: Don't sweat the small stuff (and it's all small stuff).
I know...sometimes we have moments when things feel enormous. But, is everything that big? Here's one question to ask: "in one year, how much will this matter? How about in five years? How about in 6 months?". Scale things back down to bite-size pieces by remembering that, in the grand scheme of your universe and life, maybe it's not that big...
Quote: One day at a time
Here is the best news of all: the future comes one day, one minute at a time. So even if something "out there" feels big scary; you'll only have to take it one moment and day at a time. Focus on this day. The one that's here. And let tomorrow worry for itself.
Quote: Be Still
Why? Why be still? Because stillness clears away the clutter and fog. Stillness lets you see further than chaos. And when the fog is lifted, you make better decisions, you take better care of yourself and your loved ones. The whole world benefits; most of all, yourself.
Quote: Breathe in, Breathe out, Repeat
Simple instructions for complicated times. Do you ever find yourself holding your breath or clenching your jaw? This quote is a gentle reminder to release. Take it back to the basics and take a moment for yourself. Breathe in, Breathe out, Repeat.
Quote: Focus on this moment
Sometimes when we project too far into a future that feels uncertain, it can freak us out. We've all got enough to deal with; let's not bring in more than we need. Focus on this moment only. Respond to what you need to respond to, and let the rest fall away into pretty colors...
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