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!


  1. Love this! We had an exhortation on attitude yesterday, and it just reminded me how much you can control the way you feel. I sometimes can be a worrier too, but I've noticed in the past few years that things usually end up working out alright, no matter how much you worry. And that feeling like you're failing at everything? Yep, I'm familiar with that too! But when you think about it, you're usually just fine and others don't think that way about you at all. It's all about perspective! I love the idea of turning stressing into remembering blessings. I'm going to be an anti-worrier warrior and a blessing counter! Thanks for this inspiration!

    1. You have an awesome attitude! I wish I could hang out with you so that it could rub off on me (:(: Thanks for the great ideas