“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” – Bob Marley
It’s all in your attitude. What your mind thinks your heart feels. What your heart feels reflects in your speech, demeanor, and health.
These past few weeks have been tough. I allowed myself to be filled with negative thinking and overwhelmed with anxiety. Some problems I created in my mind- situations that really didn’t even exist, or wasn’t as bad as I made it out to be. I felt physically and emotionally drained, barely able to get on with my days. What I learned from this is the mind is very powerful, what we feed it will define what we get from it.
So to get over this slump I had to actively work at controlling my thoughts. Each time I was well up with anxious thoughts I prayed. I prayed for a calm heart and positive thoughts. Then I focused on something good, like the picture of my nephew being silly trying to eat his first cantaloupe 🍈. Other times I talked it out with a friend. Friends are blessings for sure. Exercising helps too, you release negative energy while taking care of your health. But I think what step must be taken is taking time to analyze the situation. Is it really as bad as you made it out to be? Oftentimes you’ll find the situation is workable. What can help you feel better is how you view it. If your thoughts are negative you’ll stress more and find you have little energy to make it through the situation. On the other hand if you put things in perspective you’ll find a bit of courage to carry on.
So don’t just get wet in the rain; feel it. Yes life is tough, but there are many blessings to be had if we appreciate the little things- like the rainbow that came out after the rain. Focusing only on bad things will rob you of joy. You can’t live fully without joy. Continue to count your blessings and make each day count.