positive life advice

Living mindfully is not about forcing positivity all the time. It is instead seeing the picture as a whole, acknowledging it, and remembering to keep on open mind towards all aspects of it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
It took me twenty-one years to learn that happiness is never given, it is built and it is never about the situation you are in but always your mindset toward it and that if you are ever unhappy in a situation you better run.
—  m. a.

you’re allowed to turn off the news if it becomes too negative for you to deal with. you’re allowed to tune out of current events if hearing about them are negatively impacting your mental health.

very often there’s a sense of guilt and shame attached to not wanting to watch the news—like we’re doing something wrong by not staying up to date every second of the day—but the thing is this: you turning off the news is not going to have a big impact on the wider world. you are not causing anything horrible to happen if you turn it off. the news will still happen even if you’re not seeing it.

and while it’s GOOD to stay informed and know about what’s happening in the world if you take a few days off from it the world is not going to end because of that. the bad things that happen in the world are not going to be your fault just because you weren’t staying updated on them as they happened. you not watching the news won’t have an impact on the news but it may have an impact on your mental health and you should not feel guilty for tuning out for the betterment of that health.

you got dealt shitty cards, there’s nothing you can do besides keep playing them until your hand is full of good ones again. bad cards are always going to be dealt, that’s inevitable. but that doesn’t mean the game is bogus or unfair, it simply means you need to keep playing through the bad so you can get to the good and eventually win the game.
—  something i constantly remind myself
Regardless if the consequences are in one day, one year, or one decade from now; if an action is bringing negativity your way, then you must try your very best to avoid continuing it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin