So it has been quite an interesting 18 months. I was going to use the word challenging but then I erased it, as I like to keep a check on the language I use. Why be dramatic when I don’t need to be right? Anyway, it was all just life; life dishing up stuff, as it does. Sometimes it feels good, sometimes not so good, and then it passes.
After each event, in spite of the discomfort and grumbling, deep down I still believed that everything was as it was meant to be and it would all be OK in the end.
I knew that somehow, I would learn. Somewhere, there was a hidden diamond. That soon I would feel gratitude it happened and eventually, I would be saying, “thank you” that it happened.
Every time, all of the above eventuated for me, and every time I was able to say ‘thank you’ in a shorter period of time.
It can be so tempting to allow ourselves to indulge in continued suffering, especially when we feel it is justified. It doesn’t however serve us, it cannot change anything and it simply wastes our precious life by doing so.
So perhaps allow a bit of suffering, like only a bit! Then, use whatever strategies you have to snap yourself out of it, or minimize it….depending on what is going on.
Thankfully I have been gifted with a husband who doesn’t allow me wallow for too long and has his funny ways of snapping me out of it!
Some other things you can do are: write down what you are feeling; call a friend, move your body, stroke your cat, keep looking at the positives, watch funny movies, read mind numbing magazines keep telling yourself that in time, this will pass. You my friend have the power over how much time it takes.
In short, no matter what, do not allow anything to interfere with your peace of mind.