So much of how we feel throughout a day has to do with how we view the world. This is a choice. I don’t mean to oversimplify, but it comes down to one of two things: The glass is half full or the glass is half empty. The world is a good place or the world is a bad place. I’m going to have a great day or why me? This day stinks!
My feelings throughout a day have gone from optimistic to much less-than on a dime and I have to ask myself, “What just changed?” And most of the time it has to do with what I’m focusing on. Both consciously and subconsciously. Yesterday I felt a wave of dread and anxiety come over my body while I was working at my desk. I didn’t change positions and I was doing the same task as I was earlier when I felt fine. I had to recount my mental steps and get clear with myself of what I was focusing on when those feelings of dread came over me. Most of it was subconscious. Which means, I wasn’t even thinking about it, but my mind took the path of least resistance and went to a dark place.
I had to deliberately go through a mental checklist of what is going on in my world and identify what was a “fact” and what was a “F.E.A.R. – false evidence appearing real.” Often times for me, this is what brings on the anxiety and if left alone too long without any sort of movement or maintenance – it can become depression.
For me, this is can be a very pedestrian way of walking ourselves through times when we feel anxious and uptight and how to get back on track or the path to the light.
Remember, even behind the clouds the sun is still shining. And also let’s remember, the world is always better when we come from a place of Love, even when treating ourselves.