Keep it Simple

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Keep it Simple

Lately I have been given the chance to have some good talks with my padre. Being that I still do not have my car he drives into the city to pick me up and we have a good 20 minutes to catch-up.
He noticed a difference in me, and my attitude and I was not so quick to anger, I would not be negative or crude. I was just down right jolly and I don’t think he knew how to handle it.
One day he finally just was like, “ What is this whole Mae Movement, Tone it up thing doing to you?!” I explained that I realized something about life that I had never thought of before. He was always asking me questions and than having some sort of realization, where I just wanted to smack him on the head and be like “DUH!” Or sometimes I would listen to him and think about how many dreams he has but always puts a negative block on them.
If you know me in person, than you know I suffer from anxiety and to be honest I could be pretty darn negative too. I would let that nasty self-talk paralyze me and I could get real snappy, really fast. You know what though… it is not worth it. Life is way to short to sweat the small stuff and try and over analyze everything. We think way to much. You just have to go with the flow, dive in and be terrified. The greatest things in life happen when you’re terrified. Right now for me, I am extremely terrified and it’s awesome. I love the free fall.  I am really trying to take each day and make the absolute best of it. When I can’t workout, I use to become an anxious mess. Now I feel more relaxed than Bob Marley… btw his birthday was yesterday… you should all know that ;)
There are many possible life lessons’ I could touch on but one thing that was very present in my Dad’s conversations were these excuses that he had and I just wanted to scream, “do something about it!” “Your alive, dude, stop waiting!” Saying you do not go out, see friends or try something you say you have wanted to do for a long time. Whatever it is your complicating it. I Promise. I had to break through this myself and this is what I had to repeatedly try and get through my often-thick head.

      So Why Complicate Life?

Missing somebody?                                                    ....Call
Wanna to meet up?                                                  …Invite
Wanna be understood?                                            …Explain
Have Questions?                                                        …Ask
Don’t Like Something?                                              …Say it
Like something?                                                        …State it
Want something?                                                      …Ask for it
Love someone?                                                          …Tell it

We just have one life. Keep it simple.

                       Haley <3 


  1. I suffer from anxiety, stemming from a fear of feeling ill (due to an extended period of time where I felt sick and being terrified of feeling that way again) and its refreshing to hear others claim their anxiety- aside from working out and eating right how do you combat your anxiety when its so unexpected? or does doing the previous things help prevent it from happening in the first place? I've improved miles from where I was in the past, but it still feels debilitating sometimes :/

    sincerely, trying hard to change.

    1. I do have a strong faith in God but I know everyone has differences when it come to religion. I have to start my day with a devotional, something positive, even a self help book ( I can recommend some ) I practice deep breathing especially when the anxiety starts. Also, as hard as it sounds, pushing my self or having an accountability partner push me to step out of my comfort zone. Seriously this has been HUGE for me. I had a lot of anxiety with time. I felt like I never had enough so when my friends wanted to hang out, i would give an excuse on why I couldn't because for some reason it stressed me out. The more I said YES to things the less prevalent the anxiety became. Self talk is huge when anxiety strikes our reactions is usually negative and paralyzing find a quote, verse something you know that when it strikes you say it over and over until you are calm. If you want to talk further email me at :)

  2. Hi! I'm Virginia from Ginny's Choice. I like your blog and I nominated you for the Liebster Award :)