What do you do when the bottom falls out?
You build another floor.
So many times, even I am guilty of it, when things get hard it is pity party time. “Oh woe is me that life has hit a rough patch.” The car has a flat tire. I am broke until payday. I just had an argument with my other half. Whatever. There is always bad days. There will always be bad days. It is how we get though those bad days that count.
For one, life can always get worse. Yes I know that no one wants to hear this but it is the truth. Do not ever think it can’t get worse because it can and it will if you let it. Not all, but a lot of the time luck and perspective can be changed with your outlook on life. If you are down then you will look at the bad and more bad will happen. It is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken. Break it now!
Build a new floor so you will stop going down. Once you stop your downward spiral only then will you see progress. It is as easy as changing your thoughts. Instead of looking at the negative, look at the positive. If can’t seem to find any positive, make some. Your car has a flat tire. Be thankful you have a car. You are broke until payday. Be joyous that you have a job. You just had an argument with your better half. Either fix your relationship or get out of it. It can be as simple as simple or complex as you make it. I have walked away from unhealthy relationships both easily and the hard way.
If you see yourself only looking at the bad start a gratitude journal. Write down 5 things every time you feel there is no good in your life. They can be as trivial as you are thankful that your favorite show is on tonight to as humbling as I am thankful that I have a great child. You choose what you are grateful for. Acknowledge what you are grateful for and it will open yourself too much more happy in life. Some days I am grateful I had not done a face plant while walking.
Just remember it can be done. You just have to do it. There will always be bad days. There will always be good days. You got this!
Julie Jordan Scott (@juliejordanscot) says
You are so right. I have never heard it put in this way… but yeah. Build a new floor, built out of solid gratitude. Its a win win win all the way around.
I do a gratitude journal….really helps! nice to meet you via SITS!
Awesome posts!!!!! Life is so much better when you look at it half full!!
Yeah, it can take some effort to get out of a funk. Hi from Sharefest
Laina Turner says
So true. The mind is a powerful thing. We can focus on the right things and it will get better.
That is a wonderful idea. Everyone should count there blessings many times we only remember the bad things about our days!
KG Style Designs (@kgstyleinc) says
This blog post touched me.
Glad I found it.
Especially this part : Just remember it can be done. You just have to do it. There will always be bad days. There will always be good days. You got this!”
Sometimes its so easy to get caught up on the non-trivial things and everything bad that happens. I always say I have a black cloud hanging over me. I will try and not think that anymore.
Keep it Touched,
Great post! I think it only gets worse when we feel like we are powerless. But we are never powerless. We always have options, even if it is just changing our attitude about our circumstances. I keep a gratitude journal and it really helps !! Great inspiration on a Saturday morning! 🙂
“You got this!” Those are lovely words of encouragement!
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
Courtney Conover says
LOVE this post, and I love your positivity. Gratitude really is the name of the game. I am trying to teach my children to be thankful of what you have…just because. Not because you hope to get something better, but because of what you have right now. In this very moment. Because, trust me, everything can be fleeting. Stopping by from SITS.
Mary Ruff says
Great post! I am determined to start a gratitude journal!
A gratitude journal is a great idea. And I love the “you build another floor”. Practical and doable.
Found this via SITS!
Heidi's Wanderings says
Your right the quicker you begin to look at the positives the quicker things seem to be a little less overwhelming. Even if it’s a minor positive thing it helps you put things in perspective.
I find for me, once I come up with a game plan, things start to come into better perspective. As long as I know there is something I can do to improve the situation, that helps a lot. It’s that hopeless – can’t do anything about it feeling that makes it so much worse. #SITSSharefest
Kristin Filut says
So true! When I lost my 1st husband a million years ago, people would always ask how I was making it through. I would frequently have to remind myself that no matter how ugly it was, there was someone out there who had it worse. Now that my kids are teens, I’m trying desperately to teach them this!