In these difficult times, we worry about money, career paths and choices, the perfect house, the perfect spouse. Our children. Have we raised them right? Or, have we spoiled them? For those of you who don’t know, two year olds grow up and teenagers grow out of it.
All of the above are legitimate concerns. But at some point we need to remember to worry only about the things we can control.
Stop focusing so much time and energy on the things you cannot control. All that gets us, at the end of the day, is a headache. Once we have learned to give that up, life seems a tiny bit easier.
The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things ~ Veronique Vienne
There is a famous saying: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” How very true. You can fixate on all the frustrations, promise yourself that you’ll do this and that, or feel better once you get to wherever… but it doesn’t necessarily work that way. Because it’s easier to think about what you’d rather do, than to just go out and do it.
So, what has worked for me in the past is the following:
- Count your blessings. Realize that there are others with problems much worse than yours.
- Try a new hobby. Do something that makes you feel good. I really enjoy helping others.
- Make a list of things I would like to accomplish and take small steps each day to get closer to getting those things accomplished.
- Exercise. I joined a gym. In reality, it made me feel worse seeing all those skinny, dedicated and super fit people. But, I learned a lot of great exercises that I could do at home. And, it didn’t cost me anything. So, in the end, I was all the better for the experience.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love ~ Henry Drummond
Another way to combat these feelings is to stop thinking and start doing. Hard as that may seem. I’m not claiming to be an expert in that department. But, the one thing I have learned is this – emotions are energies. When we give off negative emotions they are released into the atmosphere around us. They magnetize, and thus, attract the same types of negative emotions right back to us.
I still have to fight those urges to give in to life’s stresses. You never stop fighting and never give up, because the point you do is when you truly do start just existing and stop actually living.
About The Author: Dawn Star is a Master Tarot reader, relationship specialist, numerology and palm reading expert from Nebraska who rose to her full psychic potential after coming back from a near death experience. Powerful mentors on the other side gave her a crash course on her abilities, and then brought her back with a powerful mission to benefit mankind through her psychic talents. In her twenty year practice, she has solved murders, found missing children and watched traumatic events unfold, ahead of time. A seeker of Truth, Dawn Star's stunning Truths can be made available to you with a reading at PsychicAccess.com.
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