Changing

We're always evolving as people, but have you ever looked in the mirror and just not recognised the person staring back at you?

{Via}

I've been wondering about this lately, ever since I re-discovered God really. I don't feel like I know who I am. I always thought I was a good person and I am, but I could also be so much better.

I can be opinionated, lazy, selfish, and I can say/do things that will hurt people. I don't stick to things even when I know it will do me good (that's the laziness). I don't always put other people before myself, and I'm always looking for something in return.

This isn't going to turn into a pity party, its more like me asking for some advice.

Have you ever felt like this?
How have you made positive steps to change the way you think/act?

I know what I strive to be, I'm just having a hard time getting there. I know its not going to happen over night and I know that its mostly down to self-confidence (getting a job would help for a start), but I'm determined to try.

Me feeling like this is probably down to the time of year, new starts and all that.

I've always thought that I appreciated the little things, but I don't know if I really do. So my life's not perfect, who's is?! I need to take this time to make it perfect for me. Surround myself by people who make me want to be a better person, and be that person for someone else.

{Via}

I look around at all yours blogs and I'm inspired. Inspired to change the way I think and act. Inspired to fight for a world where things are changing for the better. Inspired to be truly who I am.

That's what I'm working on this December. I want to go into 2013 with a more positive outlook and a 'nicer' me.


3 comments

Ally said...

You inspired me with this post. There's nothing more beautiful than being able to be so self aware and strive to be a better you.

I have felt this way and in my opinion taking baby steps to be a better person is the way to go. I have a GIANT list of all the things I want to change in my life and about myself, but just as people say with dieting for example - it's about making a lifestyle change. It's so true. I try to be aware all of the time of what I do, say, think and how I act.

It's also about being kind with yourself and being aware of the fact that you are human after all. Think of the little things that you can change and incorporate them into your new outlook. If you do however go down the usual path, don't be harsh on yourself. Stop, turn around so to speak and remind yourself it's a process to get to where you want to be.

Hope this helps,

Ally xx

Erin said...

This is so inspiring and amazing!! Thanks for sharing this.

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

This is such a deep and insightful post. Awareness and acknowledgement of what we wish to improve is a great first step. Aiming to be better will not only lead to self transformation but will also open doors to many things we never thought possible. Surrounding ourselves with encouraging people who will support us through highs and lows and as Ally well put it-being kind to ourselves when we are not able to meet our expectations. For me, I would like to focus on overcoming anger and being able to forgive. I'd like to go beyond the vacuum of the past and be able to let go. For now, I surrender that part to God and time.

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