Friday, May 22, 2015
Turn It Around
I have a very type A personality and I have to confess: I get stressed about nearly everything. Daniel **very** often hears me say something along these lines, I feel so stressed and overwhelmed. I am trying to do well at things in my life but I feel like I am failing at everything.
Does that sound familiar to you? Or does it sound crazy to you? Honestly, it sounds a little crazy to me. I am 23 years old with no real worries. When I think about people who have real struggles, I feel ashamed for being stressed about the things in my own life. But that doesn't make the feelings go away. So what can be done? Maybe I can turn my attitude around. Instead of trying so hard to measure up, maybe I can start thinking about how thankful I am for what I have in my life.
Instead of focusing on how hard life can be, I can thank God for the life He has given me that is truly full of good things (even including challenges).
Instead of being stressed about how hard school is, I can be thankful to have a challenge to work towards.
Instead of being stressed about being the perfect wife, I can be thankful for my amazing husband who loves me even though I'm not even close to the perfect wife.
Instead of being stressed about the chores I need to do, I can be thankful that I have such a wonderful place to live in.
Instead of being stressed about not getting to spending enough time with my family, I can be thankful that I live with my family and get to see them every day.
Instead of being stressed about my grandparent's health, I can be thankful that I still have all four grandparents, when many people don't get this blessing.
Instead of being stressed about not having time to write a blog post, I can be thankful that I have this hobby that I love and can pursue when I feel like it.
As you can see, I sure have a lot of things to be thankful for! What on earth am I worried about?
Ever feel this way? I encourage you to try to turn it around!