Keeping it Real with AMA

Hello my Beautiful Friends! This post is going to be personal and something different than my usual posts. This time it will not be design related but don't you worry - I have something special planned for you on Sunday!

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Has life ever knocked you down? Have you ever had one of those days when everything that could go wrong, does go wrong? I used to have those days. In fact, someone may classify the day I just had as one of "those days" but I will tell you why it wasn't!!

My perspective on life has completely changed. People ask me, "Amanda, why are you so positive? How can you not be mad? Why do you seem so unaffected...etc." The reason being is that I will not allow myself to hold onto any feeling that harms me.

I have to admit though, I am not super human. Sometimes I do get upset. Sometimes I do cry. However, I will not hold onto that energy for too long. Never let anything or anyone steal your inner peace. Release any negative thoughts in your mind and do not focus on it. Redirect your way of thinking instead. If something is stressing you out, think about 5 things that can make it better.

Holding on to negativity is absolutely toxic to your health, both mentally and physically. Have you ever been through a bad break up ? Everything you see reminds you of that person and saddens you. Your whole world feels like it got flipped upside down. Soon you stop socializing and you become so upset you can't eat or sleep anymore. You think that there is no one else that can even come close to that person. You're an emotional roller coaster.  Yet, there are billions of people in this world and you are destined to meet one person who can change your entire life! I might have experienced a minor set back in my life but I met someone who makes me so much happier and I could not be anymore thankful right now!

I believe that when life pulls you back, it will only launch you into something better! It sounds cliche but I truly feel that everything happens for a reason. You may not understand that reason right away but you have to trust that something is in store for you that is so much greater than anything you could have imagined. For me, I trust that every challenge I have faced was never too much for me to handle. Every experience in life is a chance to learn and grow.

As soon as you change your perspective of how you view and react to certain situations, you will be indestructible! Almost indestructible because I know life happens and we aren't super human although, I'd like to think so! ;)

Overlook the negative and look for the positive. It is a concept that has been instilled in me since I was growing up. Let go of everything that is holding you back and let faith be bigger than your fear. Trust that the universe has something amazing planned for you that you haven't discovered yet.

Yours truly,

Amanda M. Amato

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