Yesterday, I was kind of off. Do you ever had days when you feel like you’re being tossed around in a huge wave of emotion, kicking and fighting to get to the surface for a breath, for feelings of normalcy?
Well I don’t know about you, but feeling that way is simply exhausting.
I spent too much time alone in my head, and when that happens, I overwhelm myself with “what-if” scenarios and planning for uncertainties – which, in case you didn’t know, is absolutely impossible.
I get to the point of being so wrapped up in what ifs, that I inhibit productivity.
I know it’s stupid to say that Pintrest could put something as huge as, um, my life into perspective – but in the attempt to quiet my mind, I popped over to the time-suck of a website and was smacked in the face with the first two pins on the page.
There are certain things in my life that I cannot change. Certain unavoidable truths and complications. But if I spend my time dwelling on the facts that I cannot change, I rob myself of time and energy that could be spent on making the most of what I can do.
You guys know that I’m not a Holy Roller, but when I looked up each of these verses a sense of calm overcame me.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight”
I don’t mean for this post to be whiny or weepy – because that’s not how I’m feeling. I’m actually feeling 100% back to normal today, which is why I was able to write this post with a clear head. I just know that chances are if I’m experiencing something, someone else out there is, too.
And who doesn’t like to trick themselves into feeling normal? 😉
I hope you have a fantastic day, my friends! Try not to get wrapped up in what-ifs and try to appreciate what is real, what is right in front of you.