I hope you all have been doing well! Man, you know what they say about summer? The hotter the sun, the more the heat. And heat is exactly what I've been dealing with and feeling lately. From disagreements in my professional life to apprehension in my personal life, things around me seem to be fiery! Here's how I'm combating both of those and putting out this misgiving flame.
1) Let it go. If you know me then you know I'm a Aries, which is a fire sign, which means I naturally have tendencies and characteristics of being sarcastic, saucy, and backhanded. Although those characteristics rarely come out, when someone pushes the right buttons, they are bound to see this fiery dragon spit back at you 10x's what you gave to me...and often times your ego, soul and spirit are left burnt to a crisp. This is a great quality to have every now and then, because let's face it sometimes you just have to CLAP BACK at someone, but most of the time it's not. Sometimes it's just honestly best to walk away and let it go. Really, let it go. Don't bring it up again, don't think about day and night, don't think about what you coulda, woulda, shoulda, said, but just let it go. I know it's easier said than done, but I can tell you without a doubt that had I not taken my own advice when I was younger that I wouldn't be sitting here today(I was quite a rebel growing up).
When it comes to my relationships both personal and professional, I've learned to just walk away when I'm done with the conversation. Not physically walk away, but mentally. Tell the person your disagreeing with that you feel like this conversation is going around in circles so let's just figure out a resolution, or in more heated cases, tell the person that you would prefer to come to a resolution when your in a clearer head space. In both cases its best to always end with an agreement because you never want to leave troubling feelings in the atmosphere. The latter to both of those is just to let it go. If it's something that you don't feel really needs a resolution or a touch base, then YOU have got to let it go. Like Buddha said, "Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die". YOU, just like ME have to mentally say to yourself, "We're done" and really mean it. Meditate, workout, write, paint, listen to music, etc...just, be done with it. At the end of the day, it's actually quite liberating to know that YOU are in control of your own emotions and reactions!
2) Get it done. If you work in the social media world, do you ever feel like you give it 100% and your only getting back 70%? Well, if you do, then I can guarantee you your not giving it 100% . I am a natural go-getter. Always have been, always will be. But my biggest vice is actually getting it done. I can have 50 ideas for a blog post, videos, social media posts, etc...and accomplish about 10. All due to the fact that I just don't put in the time and effort to get it done, which is why I'm making a concerted plan to change that. Yes, a plan. Not just effort, but an actual plan. A plan that's written down, stored through mobile, per-recorded or posted, scheduled out type plan.
Gone are the days of coming up with a great idea and not implementing it. If I think my idea is great then I'm going for it and I'm sticking to it. If I'm off then I need to schedule out time to do what I love. Really schedule it out, like waking up by 8am and putting in work until at least 3pm. Whether that's answering emails, filming videos, creating blog posts, (or even doing research for posts), or editing videos and photos, I'll be putting in work! So yeah, little Brittney is gettin shit done around here lol!
I know this post was a little out of left field, but if you've been reading my post lately, then you know gone are the days of just talking about what clothing I'm wearing or what sale someone is having. I talk about real life and real emotions, because, well, this is real life and we exude real emotions. So with all that being said I hope this post gives you all some inspiration and motivation to go out and live your best life, let things go, and accomplish whatever idea/dream you've been holding back!