Jan - Feb 2017

Let Some Sunshine into Your Life

By Pamela Shenk, CHt

 

 

Have you ever felt completely obsessed by your problems? Where you can’t eat, sleep, or eat properly because you dwell on all the negative things in your life? Where you spend most of your day trying to figure out what went wrong or why something fell apart?

 

You may be very familiar with that sense of dread in your stomach—some of you may feel it over and over again. Like you’re just living off the crumbs that life gives you.

 

 

It doesn’t have to be like that; just because you’re busy or things may not go your way for short periods, doesn’t mean you have to give up on all of your goals and dreams. In fact, it’s just the opposite. We can keep our problems in check by reducing their importance in our lives. It just takes a step-by-step approach, and you have to know the steps.

1. Stop centering your life around your problems.

2. Bring something else IMPORTANT into your life and put the focus back on taking care of YOU.

 

These 2 steps sound easy and they are if you’re willing to do them. It is important to accept that before you can make any change, YOU have to want to.

 

If you’re feeling frustrated right now that your life isn’t moving forward the way you wished it would, don’t worry. As soon as you stop focusing on your problems, you’ll see two things happen:

1. You’ll realize that things aren’t so bad

2. You’ll notice that it’s much easier to accept what you have than wondering and caring about what you could have had.

 

Do yourself a favor this year and take 10 to 15 minutes a day for you. Perhaps use part of your lunch hour to go out and breathe some nice fresh air. Allow your thoughts to drift to the future, with your days the way you would like them to be. And it will be such a relief to feel satisfied with yourself. You’ll feel like a kid in a toy store and you’re the best toy.

 

Remember…Live, Laugh, Love