After all that I have been through, I have developed a firm belief that everything happens for a reason. It is never easy to see in the moment, but there might be a really good reason that you are being put through the trials and tribulations that you are facing. How do you react when things aren’t going your way at all?
Feel free to learn from my mistakes. I’ve tried screaming and punching things when I was young. It never really fixed anything. In fact, besides a sore hand and a painful throat, I also felt much worse afterwards. As a young adult, I’ve tried to play the victim. I would rationalize it and make excuses about how it wasn’t my fault. I then looked for reasons why I should run away and start over. Of course, as they say, the grass was never greener on the other side.
Today I found myself in a similar situation. I was overwhelmed, burned out, and upset at the situation at hand. I noticed myself going into the same patterns, but this time instead of looking to run away, I refocused to find healthy ways to recover and get over my frustration. I isolated myself as much as possible and took some deep breaths. I wrote this post to get all of my feelings out in a more productive way than I would have. I am proud of how I reacted.
Now I will spend the rest of the night looking for meaning in this lesson by asking quality questions. What do I need to do differently going forward? What can I change in my life to make sure that I am put in situations like this as minimally as possible? And hopefully, more that I will continue to come up with.
Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂