Hello, friends! Thank you to those who expressed your thoughts about my previous post. Seattle is a wonderful community and has come together to recognize the courageous hero in this event. It truly is amazing that there are so many wonderful people here to show each other support.
I hope you had a great weekend! Today’s post will be a little different (and more lengthy) than usual. I always like to promote positivity and healthy living so please read on if you’re intrigued, otherwise you can scroll down and read about my new recipe creation!
It’s definitely true when they say that you learn from your experiences. It makes you much stronger and more confident and I am who I am today because of everything I have faced. The way I became a stronger person was learning how to remove the toxins in my life. I wish I could say I had a book or go-to guide to help get rid of all the negative aspects of my life but one day a little voice inside me told me that I had to make changes to make myself healthier and happier.
If I were to make a simple go-to guide, here’s what I would’ve told myself:
1. Write down your goals.
This may sound silly, especially since nowadays most people don’t handwrite anything anymore. However, if you write down your goals you will have a constant visual reminder of what you’re working towards. Jot down your goals and post them somewhere that you can clearly see, like on a piece of paper that you can stick on your fridge.
2. Let it go.
People who usually pour out negative energy to others are usually lacking confidence in themselves. Do not take things personally and do not feel the need to lash back at them. That will only let the other person know that they are accomplishing their goal, which is to let you down. Even though some comments may bother me, I try to flip the conversation and make it positive with a kind remark.
3. Don’t let little bumps in the road discourage you.
Of course, with everything in life, you will always come across some bumpy roads. There is not always going to be a smooth paved road for every journey in your life. You will face many ups and downs that may discourage you from reaching your goal. However, it’s true when they say, “If it doesn’t kill you, it only makes you stronger.” Keep your head up and keep on going and you will get to where you want to be. The most successful people are the ones that faced many bumpy roads or got turned down several times and kept on fighting to reach their destination.
4. If you tell yourself that you can’t do something, you’re probably right.
I know it may be hard to remove negative thoughts when people are feeding you with negative energy but you must teach yourself to see the other side of things. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to go towards it.
5. Remove negative people from your life.
This can be more difficult than it sounds. If you are associated with people that are constantly bringing you down and showering you with negativity, then you really have to take a step back and think about whether these individuals are a valuable asset in your life or if they are toxic towards your happiness and well being. Cutting toxic individuals from my life was a very hard thing but it led me to more happiness and clarity and those are two things that I highly value.
These are a just a few of my ideas and thoughts I live by. Of course, I can probably sit here all day and write a whole book about how to remove negativity from your life and how to motivate yourself to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
I apologize for the long novel if you primarily came here for the baked salmon with garlic and cilantro recipe. I figured this would be a great post to begin the week. Sometimes we need a little reminder that we all deserve to be happy. Now let’s move onto the new recipe! Hope you enjoy this dish!
Baked Salmon With Garlic and Cilantro
1 cup cilantro
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 six-ounce salmon filets
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine cilantro, garlic cloves, butter, extra virgin olive oil, and soy sauce in food processor. Blend until all ingredients are smooth and thoroughly mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Evenly pour mixed ingredients onto each salmon filet. When the oven is preheated, bake salmon for approximately 13-15 minutes. Oven temperatures may vary.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
How do you remove negativity from your life? How has it helped you succeed?
What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!