Thursday, December 22, 2016

Think Write Thursday: The Going Wrong Edition

The topic for this week is the ways you stay positive when it feels like everything is going wrong. It seems like this is a timely topic for me. This has been quite a year, I think so many of us are feeling this way. I try to remember that the things I am going through are not really that bad in the grand scheme of things. We are healthy, have a roof over our heads and enough food to eat. But there have definitely been some stressors that have made this time of year difficult, both financially and with relationships with extended family members.

One thing I try to do is remember that I cannot control everything. I also cannot make everyone happy. I focus only on my little family. As long as the three of us are good and God knows that I am doing what I think is best I am ok if not everyone is happy with me.
I also look at my son and have gratitude that he is happy and healthy. Yes he has asthma and yes he has ASD but he has a great group of people supporting him and have come so far in the past year since his diagnosis. He is smart, kind and funny and we are so lucky to have him.

I also try to change the things I do have control over. If my health is suffering I will work out, try to eat healthier and take car of myself. Self care is very important during these times. I tend to become a hermit so I force myself to go out with my friends and do the things I enjoy like read or knit. I will also try to get enough sleep.

Basically I try to take things as easy as possible and be kind to yourself. 

1 comment:

Juliann in WA said...

Being kind to yourself is very important!