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Change Your Outlook, Change Your Life

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Some of the best days are those that are unplanned.

This year, I want to be less anxious about the future and instead, to focus on what feels right in the moment. I am choosing to be more spontaneous and to say yes to exciting things; to not turn them down due to the fear that something bad might happen.

On Wednesday, I agreed to go to on a two hour trip to Palm Beach with some friends and managed to get to work in the afternoon without feeling incredibly tired. I was originally a bit apprehensive, but forced myself to go out. It would’ve been easier to politely decline, but then I would’ve missed out on a great time!

Saying yes can be difficult, but after reading Tuesdays with Morrie and noting down some thought-provoking quotes, I have felt the need to live existentially. For me, that means:

  • Being the boss of my life and refusing to let anyone dull my sparkle – take the reins
  • Choosing to be happy
  • Doing things that enrich my life
  • Learning from all the people I meet and hoping a bit of their wisdom rubs off
  • Also, seeing work as a meaningful learning experience that will help me with my future career(s)
  • Accepting love
  • Always being true to myself
  • Being optimistic and seeing the good in what appears to be a negative situation (I’ve definitely improved over the years!)

For me, each year gets better and I know that 2016 is going to be an interesting, challenging and rewarding year.

I hope you feel the same way!

Lauren

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