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Life is easy

Life is easy

Let’s be honest here, life is full of twists and turns. Things don’t always go to plan. Situations happen, things change and the unexpected crops up out of nowhere. So why am I saying that life is easy?

I went through a difficult time a few years ago, which resulted in me quitting my job and losing all my confidence. I was feeling pretty low at this point in my life and all I kept asking myself was why is life so hard? Why did this have to happen to me? What had I done to deserve this? Why is life so unfair?

Things hadn’t worked out as I had planned. I became so upset and angry that my life wasn’t heading in the direction I had thought it would and that I had no idea if things would ever be the same again. What if I couldn’t get my confidence back? Ever? What if I couldn’t go back to working again? My worries and fears escalated and spiralled and I truly felt as if my whole world had come crashing down around me and that there was no way out.

But this is what happens with negativity and worry. They do nothing to help our lives. In fact, they do the opposite, creating yet more worry and negative thoughts and fear. It can quickly turn into a downwards spiral.

What I learnt during this difficult time was that negativity and worry are not the way forward. I couldn’t let myself live this way anymore; change had to happen, or else things would continue to worsen. Change can be hard, but sometimes it is a necessity. I realised that changing the way I was thinking was something that had to be done, for my sake and for the sake of my family and everyone around me too. I’d had enough of feeling so low and completely worthless every day.

It was time to turn things around.

I came to realise that positivity needed to be my new way of thinking. I had had enough of worrying, of feeling anxious about anything and everything, and about being fearful of the future. I have always struggled to be a positive person, thinking that positivity doesn’t get you anywhere. However, I slowly began to realise that actually the opposite is true.

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Being positive and thinking the best of situations, rather than the worst, which is what I had previously got into the habit of doing, really can have a huge impact on your life. By looking at things in a new light, finding the joy in everything and making the conscious decision that you will be happy, life truly can be transformed.

You will start to attract more positive people around you, new opportunities will open up, life will seem more exciting and the future will develop a bright warm glow; a big full-on glittery sparkle, even! By letting go of the worry, the fear, the negativity, a huge burden will feel like it has been lifted from your shoulders.

If you tell yourself every day that life is hard, money is tight, things aren’t working for you and so on, things probably aren’t going to change. Telling yourselfΒ that life is easy can seem like a difficult statement to believe; a complete lie perhaps. I’ve struggled to believe it myself. But I’ve come to learn that the more I do believe it, the easier and happier life can be.

There may be times of struggle, but we always come out the other side, so why stress and worry over the small things? Why not tell ourselves that it will soon be over, as we know it will be, and look forward to the future? Sometimes things happen that, at the time, may feel like the end of the world. Yet more often than not, they actually lead to bigger and better things that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. There are always going to be twists and turns in life, but with a positive mindset, we can glide through any more difficult phases and take great pleasure in the amazing phases.

Life can be easy, if youΒ decide it will be.

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20 Comments

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    Francesca
    9th October 2016 at 16:40

    I couldn’t agree anymore!!! I’m all for positive thinking and having a good attitude, I think its really important. The news is full of depressing stories all the time, you need to definitely take control of your attitude and become a happier positive person by choice!! I’m sorry you had such a rough time recently, but glad to hear you are noticing a change, I’m a firm believer that having a positive attitude will bring you great opportunities. I have to admit I’m a natural pessimist so choosing positivity had to be done! I’ve actually got a fe posts on my blog about having a positive mind, letting go of negativity etc check them out! xox

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      LuxeStyle
      10th October 2016 at 17:23

      Yes I’ve stopped watching the news so much because it’s all just so depressing! Good to be informed but not too much! Yes I have always been terrible for being a pessimist too and I’ve found that having a positive outlook makes such a difference πŸ™‚ I used to really underestimate just how much of an impact changing the way you see things can change your life.

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    Corinne
    14th October 2016 at 20:55

    I love this post. It took me a long time to realise that my happiness was my choice to an extent and it really changed the way I view the world and deal with problems!

    Corinne x

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      LuxeStyle
      15th October 2016 at 14:29

      Thank you! Yes, I struggled with this too and it makes such a difference when we see it this way! x

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    Shireen L. Platt
    14th October 2016 at 23:57

    Reading this reminds me of what my husband said to me when we first met. I was a worrywart and my mind is filled with ‘what if?’ And he pretty much said the same thing as what you said here. There’s no point filling our head with negativity, it also holds us back from moving forward with life. He has a patience of a saint though, it was not easy to change me into a positive person but almost 6 years down the road, I’m a completely different person.

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      LuxeStyle
      15th October 2016 at 14:32

      Aarghh I’ve been bad for asking ‘what if?’ all the time! I totally agree with your husband, and I’m so glad he’s helped you to be more positive πŸ™‚ He sounds fab! It’s not an easy road to go from being a worrier constantly to seeing things in a much more positive light, but it’s oh so worth it.

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    Amie Cadwallader
    10th November 2016 at 18:29

    This is such a beautiful post! This totally reminds me not to constantly think what if? What if this? What if that, things are going to happen, I just need to let life come at me and have my game face ready because it’s going to be the most fabulous ride!

    Love, Amie ❀
    The Curvaceous Vegan | BlogLovin | Twitter | Facebook

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      LuxeStyle
      11th November 2016 at 16:24

      Thank you! Yes, no more what ifs, just enjoy every moment πŸ™‚

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    HayleyLoves
    14th November 2016 at 20:31

    I needed to hear this right now! I am trying to improve my PMA every day xo

    http://www.hayleyloves.uk

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      LuxeStyle
      15th November 2016 at 15:29

      It’s so worth it πŸ™‚ Good luck! x

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    Giulia
    9th January 2017 at 20:27

    I couldn’t agree more! Fantastic post! x

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      LuxeStyle
      10th January 2017 at 17:19

      That’s so nice of you to say, thank you! πŸ™‚ x

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    Victoria
    9th January 2017 at 20:30

    I know this is an old post, but I stumbled across your blog today! This is such an important and beautiful post, I love your writing style! I’m guilty of many of the negative things you mentioned! I must remember to have a positive outlook! XD x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

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      LuxeStyle
      10th January 2017 at 17:33

      Thank you for such a lovely comment! Having a positive outlook really does make such a difference πŸ™‚ x

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    Iesha Jackson
    6th February 2017 at 18:40

    Just what I needed. Thanks for this (: really loved this read.

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      LuxeStyle
      6th February 2017 at 19:16

      Oh thank you lovely, that’s so nice of you πŸ™‚ x

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    TheOriginalPhoenix
    13th February 2017 at 16:57

    Thought provoking! I like this!

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    Madara
    4th April 2017 at 11:54

    Really nice and inspiring post. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your experience and positive outlook! I sometimes too stick into the negative patterns even when I am saying myself that I am positive. Posts like these remind me to be truly positive and expect the best not the worst. Such a game changer!
    Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚
    Madara
    http://lookforsmile.com

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      LuxeStyle
      9th April 2017 at 11:39

      That’s so nice of you to say – thank you! It really can be life-changing and I’ve found it’s had a huge impact on how happy I am πŸ™‚ Thank you for a lovely comment x

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