Happy Wednesday everyone. As for my absence, well, getting oral surgery will knock the productivity of you pretty quick (trust me). However, all that being said, I am back! Something I have been thinking a great deal about lately is how wrapped up we can become in one moment, we end up failing to see what is around us. I get so worked up over just one small thing when in reality I could be recognizing the problem and moving past it onto even better things. Easier said than done, I know. Living in the moment is what we are told is the best possible thing for us, but maybe looking back to the past or into the future can help us see the big picture. Learning that everything will be okay and as someone once told me, trusting the process. Each segment in your life is something to be valued and appreciated for what it is and if you get stuck on one thing, you could miss out. I decided to make a “game plan” for myself that I thought might help others who could be feeling the same way as myself.
The Game Plan:
- Reconize your situation. Personally, this is the hardest part for me. Being able to step aside and see what the issue is could be essential to figuring out the underlying factor in why you are stuck on this one thing in particular. I always get so stressed over something that I tend to freak out (a lot) until I have the situation resolved.
- Positivity. It is so easy to be negative. It is basically drilled into us when we look at our social media accounts, what is going on around the world today, and some of the TV/movies we enjoy. Even Disney movies for crying out loud has tragedies incorporated in it. Who remembers Mufasa getting killed by his own brother!? The secret to Disney however, is there will be a happy ending, unlike some other things we fall witness too. Being able to see the good in something can completely change your outlook on life let alone just a single situation. It isn’t easy, but its something I will try harder to recognize and work on.
- Take a breather. As the title of this post shows, this actually is as easy as it sounds. Whenever I am more frustrated than usual at a situation, I take a step back, evaluate and just breath (it actually works).
Realizing that you are not pleased with the situation you are in is the hardest part, the rest will come all on its own. There is always going to be little stumps in the road, the key is learning which road is worth the bumpy ride.
“You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life” -Steve Jobs