People spend a lot of time worrying about things that they can’t control. They also perceive things in a way that often makes their lives harder (as in the above cartoon). Both Charlie Brown and Snoopy are telling the truth but which one of them lives a happier life?
I’m not saying that stress doesn’t exist (far from it) or that if we deny our difficulties our lives will be better….. no, what I’m suggesting is that we acknowledge our problems, feel the feelings, if necessary cry, journal, punch a pillow (or whatever safely works best) and then either find some sort of solution or look for the positive or blessings in the situation and focus on those.
There are always positives in a situation even though it may not seem like it at the time. If you can’t find any, ask a friend, family member or coach that you trust to point them out to you.
What you think about is where you are. Choose where you want to be and be there. It requires you to change your thinking though which may take time. Be gentle on yourself.
You’ve got this
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