Things. Not material things, emotional things. We all have our things. Our baggage we carry. There are different degrees. Some people suffer severe trauma, childhood abuse, neglect. Some people just have a hard time dealing with the day to day routine. Whatever it is, it has an impact and makes us who we are today.

At a certain point you have to look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself ‘You know what, I have my baggage and I can’t ignore it any more. If its making me unhappy, effecting me and the people around me, the people who love me and care about me, then its time to change.’

I don’t mean that you have to rush off to a therapist, though for some that’s extremely helpful. What I’m saying is if something makes you unhappy then you have to change it. It’s just that simple. And I know many of you are going to say its not that simple but it is. It is that simple. At some point you have to take that first step, and it needs to be now. You can’t keep blaming the past and making excuses. You can’t keep putting it off because you think that you will have time later to deal with it. Time goes by fast and before you know it you’ll be in the middle of your life looking back at all the time you wasted and all the opportunities you missed because you were too wrapped up in all your ‘things.’

Of course it’s important to make sure the steps you’re taking are healthy ones. You don’t want to try and get over one issue by creating others. Yes, a healthier diet and exercise are fantastic ways to make yourself feel better, stronger and more confident, but it’s important to not let it control your life. You need to make choices that will give you balance in your life and allow you to move forward in a positive way.

So get up and go to the mirror and look yourself in the face and say ‘It’s time! I am going to go out and face my issues and create a happy and fulfilling life for myself!’

Take your first step today!