It's Getting Easier... I Think...

I woke this morning thinking the usual: "Great, it's morning again..."  However, I didn't dwell on my misery for long.  I quickly snapped out of the negative thinking and began to think about what today has in store for me.  Granted, there is something really personal on my mind and for a good half an hour, I did sucumb to the anxiety that surrounded it.  During this time I kept reminding myself that I should be stronger, braver and not let this control my day or my mood.  So I literally pushed it out of my mind, wished myself "Good Morning", got out of bed and took the pup for our morning walk. 


Today is a lot cloudier and gloomier than the previous days, but I told myself that I shouldn't let that affect me.  I am my own person and I control what will and won't make me happy!  I started thinking about what I wanted to do today... and surprisingly, it wasn't as hard as it was yesterday!  I caught myself  ruminating over the personal matter on my mind... again, I stopped myself.  Then I remembered an old quote that I use to live by a couple of years ago.  Something striked a match and lit a fire in me, and I truly began to believe in the quote!  



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By the end of the walk, I was so wrapped up in the quote!  I was at ease... when I thought about my personal matter again, it didn't seem so scary and daunting... I was actually able to approach it with a reasonable mindset and things didn't seem so scary after all.  I knew and know that everything is going to work out just fine!  :D  I'm hoping this feeling will last... and if it doesn't, I know what I need to do to get back on track again! 



Today is going to be a good day :D 

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rcurtis1010
rcurtis1010

I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing. Brightened my day. You're doing awesome <3
Rubydoobydoo
Rubydoobydoo

So pleased for you that your having a good day, puppies can certainly cheer you up and make you smile, I have a staffy and even on my !lowest days she makes me smile, she teaches me to live in the moment and appreciate the present the here and now , what kind of puppy do you have
Carolin57
Carolin57

Glad your day is going not too badly, walking is usually good therapy for both mind and body.
bornconfused
bornconfused

@rcurtis1010: Im glad it added a little sunshine to your day! You are doing just as well too! Keep up the good work :D

@Rubydoobydoo: They really do! Some days I catch myself thinking about getting another one :P Aww a staffy, how adorableee! I agree with you about how they teach you to live in the moment... when im playing with my pup or giving her undivided attention, the world and my troubles seem to melt away! I have a Chorkie, a Chihuahua/ Yorkshire terrier mix!

@Carlin57: I am beginning to realize that! Before I had the mindset "I HAVE to take her out on her walk because she needs it" but by rephrasing my thinking to "I WANT to take her out on a long walk" really helped realized it that it benefits BOTH of us!
rosecandy
rosecandy

You know, I had a pretty bad day yesterday as far as thinking too much about what has gone on in my life lately (been going through some dark times) and I found myself crying a few times over it all. I took a few moments to center myself and tried to focus on the good things that were happening, but sometimes it's hard.

It's so great that you were able to direct your focus and energy elsewhere. That's a sign that you know how to cope when things get overwhelming.

We all have hard days, so just try to remember that they won't last. Tomorrow is a new day, always.

You're doing so well. Just keep it up and some day soon, you'll wake up and look forward to your mornings.
bornconfused
bornconfused

@rosecandy: It really is hard... and the only reason (or so it seems) that i am able to direct my focus and energy elsewhere is because my anxiety level is pretty mild at the moment... I havent experienced a high anxiety level yet with my new found motivation to cope with things, but reading that the hard days wont last is really encouraging! Thank you for that!

Im sorry you had a pretty bad day yesterday and are going through dark times :( it unfortunately happens to the best of us.... and your right, its hard, but even the slightest effort or the slightest light in the darkness is helpful in the long run! You are strong!!! We both can overcome this :D
Ghostwolf04
Ghostwolf04

Cheers for Winnie the Pooh! Thanks for posting this. I woke up to sunshine and warmer temps finally. I'm trying to have a good day too. Fear is a bad thing so push it away!
CoDeGirl
CoDeGirl

Thanks for this. We all are braver than we think. I know you are. Hope it's a great day!
robotnik
robotnik

Good Lord, it's morning! vs Good morning, Lord!
KandL
KandL

Good afternoon my friend. I love how you used several strategies to have a positive day! Well done! I'm using some of the strategies you shared & it helps.
I really like this quote. Thank you for sharing. XO XO
SomeDepressedGuy
SomeDepressedGuy

That's all good to hear