How To Find Yourself In 5 Steps…Again (Article)

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How to find yourself in 5 steps….again

by: The Street Blogger
(Click here to see our upcoming open mic Poetry & Hip Hop NYC events)
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Peace Powerful Peace,
We don’t lose ourselves we stop building on who we are due to experiences, and it saddens us as it should.  It leaves us saying things like “I’m not sure…anymore”, but you are sure, you just need reassurance at times and that is completely normal. We are more than entrepreneurs, employees, soundcloud plays and likes on our instagram page. We are people and have real emotions that we will acknowledge in our actions or the lack there of. So let me remind you that we create ourselves. We are in our 20’s and a bit unruly when it comes to limits of any kind. we recognize that every deep breath is a inch of canvas and we’ve neglected our brushes. I’ve come up with 5 steps that are easier said than done that are guaranteed to get you back on track, back in the studio, back to writing, back to them sit-ups you were talking about, and just back to YOU! Peep. – The Street Blogger
1. Be present in the moments (Be Here Now): Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are fully present for life regardless if we know it or not, we are alive and breathing. Embrace who you are right now! Regardless of your situation, or circumstance. In order to make a change, you have to know what you are changing, and what is looks like so you deal with it! Be grateful that you have the ability to change it, and you can afford this luxury called life but you still have breath in your lungs!
2. Spend Quiet Time Alone In Nature: The noise in our mind for many of us living in the city is because of the fast pace standard. Although we can tune out the sounds of the dogs rumbling through trash, sirens, and the couple who would rather argue in front of their apartment rather inside of it. We need to remove ourselves from time to time. This way we can quiet our minds with less resistance to the peace quiet ultimately brings. 
3. Do things that make you laugh: Lighten your load. Right now you may not know what makes you happy, but we all different things that make us laugh! It distracts our mind from whatever wants to trouble it right in time when options don’t seem as direct.  Laughter is good for the soul!
“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” – Sean O’ Casey
“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” ― Maya Angelou
“It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.”  ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot
 4. Carry a pen or pad (or make your QuickNotes useful): Keep track of what makes you feel good. If they do not require consuming food, drugs, or marijuana, do more of those things. In a separate area, write down what doesn’t make you feel good at all, when it happens. If you can be PRESENT enough to do it while it’s happening, do it.
5. Remember who is in control: We don’t find ourselves, we create ourselves. We are not our experiences, we have them to learn from and or to enjoy. 
“You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Let me repeat that. You are as amazing as you let yourself be.” – Elizabeth Alraune
“You get older and you learn there is one sentence, just four words long, and if you can say it to yourself it offers more comfort than almost any other. It goes like this: At least I tried.” –Ann Brashares
“I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all.” – Brian Tracey
Cheers. 
(Click here to see our upcoming open mic hip hop & Poetry NYC events.)

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