You can dwell on where you are. You can dwell on who you are with. Or you can focus your energy on what lies within.

Your reality lies within you. Not within the walls that surround you, not within the people you see. The circumstances that surround you have the ability to impact you, but you have the choice whether or not you allow them to. Rather than focusing on what is happening around you, try focusing on what is happening within you, and see how that might change the world around you.

Lately, I have found myself romanticizing the past. Blaming unhappiness or stress on a place, money, or people. But the truth is, no matter where you are or what you are doing, there will always be stress. You can always find a reason to complain or be unhappy.

So, make a choice. You can choose to live in stress, to allow what is happening around you to consume you. Or, you can choose to stop. To stop seeking happiness somewhere else. To stop trying to be what or how someone else wants you to be. And to stop listening to the nagging voice in my head that says there is not enough. Choose to stop worrying about the outside. Choose to focus on the inside.

Because you know that you can do it. Deep down, you know what you are meant to do. You know that you are strong. You know that the reality you wish to create lies within you. You have done it before. And you will do it again. And again. And again. Life will always have stress. You cannot control that. All you can do is be the very best, you.

So stop complaining. Stop doubting. Admit when it is hard. But keep going. For this too, shall pass.

Live your truth. The answers lie within you.

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