Not only am I super honored Krysten has written us a guest post—she’s spending her *birthday* with us on top of it all. Join me in thanking her for her musings and wishing her a happy and HEALTHY year to come.
A little while ago Carla wrote a post titled “the way you do one thing is the way you do EVERYTHING”.
I thought it was it was an interesting idea, but the notion didn’t really resonate with me.
Sometimes I have to make sacrifices in one area of my life to give more energy and greater focus to another. Like some days I sacrifice my workout to be able to have more family time. Sometimes I have to sacrifice family time for a work project. And sometimes the dishes don’t get done, because I would rather go for a run.
Most of us, myself included, are looking to strike that elusive balance in our busy, priority-laden world. And sometimes to prioritize what really matters, something else has to give.
But then I came across this quote…
“There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path”
This did resonate with me.
And I found myself wondering if this was just a different way of saying “the way you do one thing is the way you do all things“
And when looked at from this perspective I whole heartedly agreed.
I think the intention and integrity that you use to govern your life can be recognized in all of your actions and decisions.
There are plenty of instances where anger, disappointment, and anxiety are perfectly reasonable reactions, but they don’t have to be your final reactions.
And as much as we try to strive for perfection, mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Those mistakes and challenges are often lessons if you consider it an opportunity to grow.
Instead of dwelling on how things have gone wrong, you can chose to focus your energy on the future and making your time more meaningful.
Happiness is a choice.
When you stay positive and think about the things you can accomplish, you’re able to find peace with the things that you cannot control.
And if that is the path your chose, it will resonate in all areas of your life. So maybe the way your chose to do one things, really is the way you chose to do everything.