We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…And yet, every one of these struggles is self-created. They are real, but they are only real because we have created them in our minds. We have attached ourselves to certain ideals and fantasies about how life has to be in order to be good enough for us. In all the struggle we learn the tough truth of life and that’s what helps.
We worry because things might not turn out how we expect. We procrastinate because we fear discomfort and failure. We feel overwhelmed because we think we should be further along than we are. We feel angry because life should not be this way. And so it goes.
But it’s all in our heads.
And it doesn’t have to be this way. At least not for YOU.
You can think better… you can live better. This is a choice you can make.
Take a deep breath, and let all that thinking and ruminating go. Just bring your attention to the present moment. Focus on what’s here with you now just accept what they actually are. Because once you accept reality, you can improve it.
But before you do, now would also be an opportune time to remind yourself of some truths we tend to deny when we’re stuck too deep in our own heads…
- There’s a lot about our lives we absolutely can’t control.
Tough truth is You cannot control everything that happens in life, but you can control how you respond. In your response is your greatest power.
- Our expectations often make us utterly unhappy.
Happiness is letting go of what you assume your life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is.
- We will always be incredibly imperfect.
If you wait until you’re “perfect” before you share your stories, ideas, talents, and gifts with the world, tough truth is no one will ever hear from you.
- A moment spent worrying is a moment wasted.
Worrying will never change the outcome. Do more, worry less. Train your mind to see the lesson in every situation, and then make the best of it.