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6 Important Lessons From Rachel Hollis On How To Put Life Back Together

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As the old saying goes, “You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it.” You can’t control life, but you can control your own life. Live your life. Do not destroy yourself just to make other people happy.

If you are not happy, it is because you are not brave enough to face your life. No matter what is going on out there, it is your responsibility to make yourself happy. If you can’t do it for you, who do you think is going to do it for you. If you are honest with yourself, the answer is you.

If you want to put your life together, here are some strategies, according to Rachel Hollis.

She says, “Don’t fear your weakness, fear drowning in despair for the rest of your time on earth because you were too afraid to confront your pain.” No matter what you are going through in your life, if you want to put your life together, do not “cover your pain to make other people more comfortable.”

She says, “If you want to move forward, be honest about what’s going on even if it’s only to yourself.” If you have the courage to be honest with yourself, that is good enough.

She says, “Stop trying to cover up your emotions, or, frankly, anything you don’t like about yourself or your feelings, with a new coat of paint. … But in order to do that, you’ve got to be real. You have to allow yourself to truly feel what you feel before you can feel what you’d like.” Allow yourself to be you, to express yourself. If you don’t express your God-given self, then what are you doing with it?

She says, “Have the courage to admit who you are, even if it’s only to yourself at first.” Have the courage to admit who you are to yourself, to your mnd, to your body, and to your soul. Why is that? To know others, you must first know yourself. If not, you are faking it. Do not fake your way through life. Live your way through life. Grow your way through life. Do not be scared to set boundaries for yourself. They work.

She says, “When one thing changes, everything changes, even if it takes you a bit to admit it and adjust.” When something changes in your life, you are no longer the same person. Change is important. See it as a blessing, not as a curse.

She says, “You are going to have to love yourself enough to seek help. You are going to have to love yourself enough to forgive yourself. You are going to have to love yourself enough to believe that you can be better, that you will be better, next time. You are also going to have to love yourself enough to walk away from anyone who weaponizes your guilt and uses it against you.” You have the power to do whatever you want. But to do that, you have got to be real with yourself.

Remember, according to Rachel Hollis, “You are an ever-evolving being who will continue to change over time.”

How To Find Joy In Your Everyday Life

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“We all need joy, and we can all receive joy in only one way, by adding to the joy of others.”- Eknath Easwaran, Indian author

Stop waiting for joy to come to you. You are going to wait forever. Stop trying to get it by force. It won’t happen. Stop searching. Searching brings no joy to your life. The only way to receive joy is to give joy to other people. They need it. They need it more than you do. You can get whatever you are looking for if you can help other people get what they are looking for. Give out what you are looking for. Don’t search for joy, give joy to other people. Because you have enough joy within you. Just allow your joy to live, to expand, to exist. Everything you are looking for is already within you. You have it within you. Just allow yourself to live your life. Just allow yourself to give joy to other people. Joy is not what you search for; it is what you give. Just live your life. When you focus on what you already have, joy will come to you. When you celebrate your life, joy will come to you. When you know who you are, joy will come to you. When you know you already have enough joy in your heart, joy will come to you. Remember, you won’t receive what you are not willing to give to other people. So if you want to receive joy from other people, you must first give joy to others.