BreatheBreathe. Breathe. Breathe.

I’m having to tell myself this over and over again in this very moment. Ever had an iPhone? Well if not, be grateful. Mine is giving me the blues right now. It hasn’t even been a year and I’m experiencing issues like never before with it… I mean, who has time for that? Ok… I’m breathing again… On top of that, I was looking at my tires this morning and saw that I reeeeaaaallllyyyy need to get some new tires before I’m sitting on the side of the road calling AAA. And who has time for that? In all seriousness, I had to write this post for myself today. I’m having the hardest time dealing with some of life’s distractions that have been whirling around me lately. I haven’t been writing (outside of this blog) and I know it’s because I’m allowing these very small distractions get to me. So again, I’m breathing… But of course, these haven’t been the only distractions that have been popping up lately. They aren’t because life is full of distractions. If it’s not these, it will be something else. I’ve still got to continue pursuing my passion though. I can’t allow life’s small distractions sway me from living passionately out loud. There will always be something or someone keeping your focus a bit off; that’s if you LET IT…

So today, I’m preaching a few things to myself and hopefully encouraging others: 

1) Don’t get bent out of shape over things you can’t control. I can’t control my iPhone’s retard functioning. I can’t prevent my tires from wearing down. I’ve got to get over it.

2) Continue to pursue your passion regardless of the distractions that arise. Even though I’m not sure how much longer my phone will hold up until I meet with the Apple representatives, I’ve still got to write. Heck, even writing this post, is helping me push through my distraction.

3) As the old proverb says in summary, “Learn to deal with the things you can’t change”. Yes, life will throw rocks and stones your way, trying to crack your windshield and make your driving view distorted. Get the windshield fixed and keep it moving.

4) BREATHE… Sounds simple and it’s an involuntary action we take all day, but when you feel yourself allowing your distractions to truly throw your focus off, stop, step back, and take a breath.

These are just a small list of suggestive ways to get past your distractions and continue living your passion. Think of other ways that you feel will best help you. Use them to maximize your life and continue LIVING YOUR PASSION OUT LOUD!

Oh yeah… I’m still breathing…