When life lets you down…

When life lets you down…

Some days I am tired. I feel like I have worked and served and stepped up and tried…for nothing. Not one stinkin’ thing has worked out. I did what I was supposed to do. I thought I gave enough, I thought I did the right thing and still, what I get back is a slap in the face.

Makes me wonder if there is a dark cloud with my name on it.  And then the pity party proceeds. I eat chips and binge watch Scandal. Take a nap. Now what…

Well, first I wouldn’t recommend anything in the pity party part above! Nothing good comes from that either. Here may be a better recipe for success:

  1.  Take stock of what is working. The law of absolutes would say that nothing is absolutely all bad or absolutely all good. Make a list of the top 5 things you have going right now. Be real, you have 5 good things….family, friends, a pet, someone you can depend on, a group you can meet with, a church you can go to, a book to read or the newspaper, a park near by. Now, plan tomorrow how you can get all 5 of those into your day.

  2. Clear the head. The best way to get your mind off yourself is to help someone else. Think of your options…maybe an elderly neighbor needs her flowerbed weeded, or just wants someone to chat with for a few minutes, a cup of coffee or even a ride to the grocery store.

  3. Identify one goal that will make the most difference if you achieve it.  Resolve an argument with a family member, get a job, buy a car, find a place to live, clean your clothes.  What ever it is, write down the steps you need to reach that goal. Now, put your first step on the list with the other 5 things you are going to do tomorrow.

Sure, this is a simple approach to making the day go better but it really doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that. Got things to do, take care of them.  Don’t clutter your head with self-defeating thoughts or negative images that will just overtake the productive things you can do.

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Cheers!

-Lee

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