“Uplift Yourself”

Today as I’m sipping on my favorite brand of tea “Yogi tea”, I read the message that comes with the tea and it reads “Uplift others and uplift yourself”. The part that caught my attention was the “uplift yourself”. With so much that is going on in my life, it can be quite a challenge to uplift myself as I am sure that it is the same for others as well and so I thought of this importance after I read this.

There will be times in your life where others may not necessarily be there to uplift you and this is why it is very necessary to learn to uplift yourself. In the same way that you would encourage others, you need that same encouragement from yourself. “But how can I uplift myself when I have so much going on?” you may ask and what I can share is what I do on a daily basis to uplift myself.

I am aware that everyone’s belief may be different and I respect everyone’s belief and outlook in life so you can take the following advise in a way that suits you. I believe that prayer is one of the greatest ways to uplift yourself. There is something that I can not explain but that truly helps when you need encouragement.

Have faith or the belief that things will change and be better. That belief or faith helps you feel and think differently. It helps change your outlook on the situation. Without the belief or faith that things will be better, you will feel a heavy burden in you that just feels as if it’s dragging you down. This places weight on you that reflects everywhere you go.

Don’t forget to do things that make you happy. For everyone this will be different. For some it is reading, for others it is yoga, or perhaps going for a walk. It is crucial for you to do something that cheers you up because this helps you to relax. It is in a relaxed state that we can accomplish more and endure more.

Remember that you are loved. I think it is easy when one is going through so much or feeling sad or overwhelmed to think that they are lonely. Thinking in this manner just creates negative emotions within you that just doesn’t help. Remember that there are those who love you, who are influenced by you and who also depend on you. Knowing this will help you gain some strength since love is an empowering feeling.

These are just some of the many things that you can do to uplift yourself whenever you need encouragement. We sometimes tend to be so good at being there for others that we forget that we also need to be there for ourselves. This is part of taking care of yourself in order to ensure your well-being.

11 thoughts on ““Uplift Yourself”

  1. Thanks a lot madam for sharing wonderful thoughts.

    Uplifting ourselves is the only course in life for we’re engulfed with one challenge after another. But this upliftment has to be done by individual concerned; better still, if somebody confidant is there to provide us succor. You are absolutely right, prayer is one of the panacea of all remedies. The upliftment that we get through prayers is eternal in nature

    Happiness is sought after thing in our life but to obtain it one has to have self realization. Otherwise this happiness would be a passing phase only.

    One thing should never be forgotten, love transforms even a brute. If we’ve to live in the society and contribute for its upliftment, if possible, and bestow love on those who need it then real upliftment comes with graces of Lord.

    • I just love your comments and all you have to say! I just love this input that you made here and love what you said that to “….obtain happiness one has to have self-realization otherwise that happiness would be a passing phase only” because it’s true! Thank you so much for your input and for commenting!

      • Aura mad: My sincere thanks for your invaluable comments. I too thoroughly like your write ups and the comments just spring after going through the topics.

        Thanks again.



    • Harbans, how can I comment on your blog? There is a post that I love called “Sincerity in Our Actions” but I can’t seem to comment. 😦 I love that post because it is so true that we need to have sincerity in what we do.

      • Aura mam,: First of all thanks a million for your most inspiring comment. I get motivation to write simply by experiencing new things besides gain from the writings of writers like you. In your write ups, there is both sincerity
        and originality.



  2. Nobody is responsible for our happiness, only ourselves and more often it is a choice.. As we get older our perspective of what makes us happy changes… for me it is hearing my husband still laugh at something I have said even after 35 years… or a piece of music that brings back memories of my teen years. It is also looking forward rather than back all the time.. so much more to come.. lovely post thank you and best wishes Sally

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