One Of Those Da
Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane. For those of you that nervously laughed at the above, this post is for you. For those of you that cannot relate what so ever then sweet baby Jesus please tell me your secret.
Our twenties are full of trials and tribulations and with that a complete nervous breakdown(s) may occur. Want to know the kicker? Life doesn’t care how old you are. Whether there are 23 candles on your cake or 43, life will still present us with difficult moments and it will always be up to us how we react to them.
Here are 5 important things to remember when dealing with one of those days:
1. Set backs are temporary
When faced with financial hardships, having a door closed in our face or navigating through a personal misfortune we tend to convince ourselves that there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Why do that to ourselves? I have no idea but I do know that should be the exact moment where we stop and realize that most setbacks are only temporary. In the words of Dory, just keep swimming.
2. You’re killing ‘em
The only person you should compare yourself to is …. no one. In a world where it is so easy to get a glimpse into someone else’s closet, relationship or career keep your blinders on and connect the dots your own way. At the end of the day, your success will be that much sweeter.
3. Way up I feel blessed
I get it, our days are jam packed with juggling a million and one things and there are days where counting our blessings, unfortunately, gets over looked. I once read “expressing gratitude, like faith, is a muscle.” How cool is that? Even though some days are harder than others we shouldn’t curse the shortcomings. Expressing gratitude is the most powerful attitude to adopt for there are truly blessings in everything.
4. Tick Tock
As Buddha so wisely said, “the trouble is, you think you have time.” Whether you view time as your best friend or worst enemy do not take it for granted. Let it set a fire under your ass or let it heal wounds the way that only time can.
5. You are not alone
During those moments of self destruction reach out to those people in your life who will be there to lend a listening ear and a helping hand. Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have go through them alone. Never underestimate the supoort of a friend (or family member, or stranger at the bar, or a dog) support.
What are some reminders that you would add to the list? Comment below!
To a fresh new week,