Happy August1 Hello Happy People! I read a quote that said August is the Sunday of Summer. I took that to mean that it’s the last full month of Summer before we head into Fall! #SADZ ☹ But I love Fall too, so I guess it’s also a good thing! 😊
For the past few months, I have picked a word of the month. In June it was Focus, in July it was Growth and for August, I chose eliminate.(kiss goodbye!) During the month of July, I grew in several areas of my life and now it’s time to really allow those things to mature and continue to grow. In order for that to happen I have to eliminate some things from my life. I came up with a personal list. I'm planning to eliminate, eating out, fear, uncertainty, doubt, and some weight. I also wanted to share some general stuff to be constantly eliminating in order to live a happy and blissful life.
Negativity in any form. Whether it’s from other people or coming straight from you. Cut it off and cut it out.
Constant Criticism. While it’s ok to accept constructive criticism from yourself or others, if someone never has anything good to say to you or about you, it’s time to eliminate that from you life
Time Killers. This is the one I need to really work on. Social media, television, staring off into space for hours, and anything or anyone that is wasting your time. Sure we all need down time, but if you find yourself not getting things done, check to see how your time is being used and make adjustments.
Jealousy. We all know how this can affect us but how do we stop? I started by eliminating the phrase ‘I wish I had his/her/their…’ from my vocabulary. I replaced it with ‘I’m going to get…’ Try it!
Playing victim. If this is you….PLEASE STOP! We all have had L’s and tragedy in our lives. Stop using that as an excuse to not succeed or even try! And if you are around someone that does this tell them to STOP! WE HATE IT!
Unconcerned. People that don’t care whether you live or stop breathing have no business in your life. That’s all that needs to be said about that!
Self-Centered. I have seen this combined with unconcerned. People that only care about themselves should be eliminated ASAPTUALLY! They will drain you and never help fill you up.
Neediness. Are you needy? If so, figure out why and learn to be more independent. You are draining your friends!! And if you find yourself drained around certain people, they may be too needy and it’s time to reduce or eliminate time spent with them.
Now, I’m not telling you to cut people out. Don’t go telling your friends, ‘well Bliss said I need to cut you out of my life because you are too needy’ I’m just saying to make sure that you are not allowing anyone(even yourself) to drag you down with negativity and their issues all the time. Learn to manage when you can spend time with them, discuss it with them and then if that doesn’t work, it may be time to reevaluate things.