By: Allison Annala, Guest Blogger
Monday morning following the Thanksgiving break, I found myself lagging behind, running late for work, and dreading the day in general. I knew I had a pile of work to catch up on, dozens of emails to respond to, and lessons to plan for the week. And honestly, I was not in any rush to get the day started (or the week for that matter). I made a cup of green tea as a pick me up and as I got ready to drop the tea bag into my travel mug, I read the quote printed on the tab: “Your life is based on the capacity of energy in you, not outside of you.”
The words hit me like a brick wall. You know, that clarity you need in a moment of weakness. The whisper in your ear that reminds you that no person, event, or circumstance can determine your happiness unless you allow it to. My life is hectic, my days are long and my to-do list seems never ending, but I can choose to get up each day and be present. I can choose to work and live as my best self. I can choose to not allow circumstances to effect my spirit or cloud the view I have of the world. Those are all choices I can make, even though they can be difficult to make when the world seems to be closing in.
In this world, where the evening news is tragic, loved ones are lost, and heartbreak is frequent- we must persevere. The constant grind of the day to day can be exhausting but we cannot let the energy outside of us hold us down. We need to channel the energy inside of ourselves, harness the fire that burns deep within our hearts, and share our light with others.
Your energy is your own, and that is a great gift! Don’t allow this world to change you or your energy. Remember, no matter what, that no person, event, or circumstance has the power to affect your happiness as long as you decide it doesn’t.
We have the power to do anything we can dream of, and there is nothing this world can do to break our spirit as long as we make a conscious decision to rise above the negative energy. It may be an uphill battle, but the fight my darling, will most definitely be worth it.
Think of one way you can shift or change your energy to lift your perspective to the positive. Try and it tell us about your discoveries here!
Allison began gymnastics at the age of 4 and continued her career through college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Now, she uses the life lessons learned through the sport to help young women discover their greatness! She is a huge advocate for girls and women, particularly when it comes to body image and self-worth! Along with teaching, Allison now coaches gymnastics at her Alma matter, where she earned her BSE in Health and Human Performance and her MSE in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Physical Education. She loves sharing her passion for gymnastics with women of all ages and her passion for life and love on her blog www.allison-lifeisbeautiful.blogspot.com. She is so thrilled to be an advocate for IATG and can’t wait to help inspire women all over the world! Allison tweets at @annalamountain