Have you ever had a thought going around and around in your head to the point of feeling completely out of control…to the point you are going to explode…or perhaps implode? I find myself doing this way to often in the middle of the night! There is a way out…a way to soothe and gain control…it’s called YOU! Our perception of something is just that…OUR perception. Our reaction to how someone is being is just that…OUR reaction. Those times when we allow something or someone to take our control becomes a challenge to grow and be better…and happier! Embracing conflict, differences, and overload allows us to have choice in life..for each of us to be the individual we are here to be. We are all on our own life path and have the choice to struggle or be sane…and all the wonderful places in between!
Why do some of us choose to struggle while others choose to be sane?Perhaps our past creates a crevice we fall back into from time to time. I know hormones can intensify my perception…AND how I react! Being AWARE of what you DO know is key. Of course there are things that influence our choices…however…how we choose to think and feel both mentally and physically is right inside each and everyone of us. Making a conscious effort to stop…pause…and talk it out with yourself, with someone else, or both…diffuses the intensity and gives perspective. Venting is the best medicine ever! Ask yourself…”How can I feel better about this?”…”How can I be the best me!?” Start by telling yourself…”I CAN make a difference with the way I am feeling by ___.” Your answer must be something YOU can do…not an expectation of what something else or someone else could be or do!
Find that place within yourself where you can balance the anxiety with the elation you desire…and decide to be there! If we didn’t have bad times, we wouldn’t know what good times are! Light your candle and don’t allow anything or anyone to blow it out. Everyone has something that they enjoy…if you say you don’t…you have simply chosen to forget. And if you are adamant about not enjoying anything…well hallelujah! You now have no excuse because YOU can change that right this second. Nothing or no one controls your peace of mind…only YOU! Without interjecting anything or anyone into the question…ask yourself…”What would make me smile and feel better right now?” Don’t expect the situation or person to be different…YOU be different…and amazing moments will begin to happen! Taking control of YOU is a choice…saying you “can’t” is deciding you “won’t.” Therefore, if you are unhappy, you are choosing to be unhappy! You have the control to choose exactly where you want to be!