I would venture to say that this feeling (defeated) is something we all experience from time to time. After all, life is not always perfect for anyone. Life is a constant struggle. Some days we are up, other days we are down. Right now, I am experiencing a little bit of a dip in my mental stability. No, it is not due to anything catastrophic and to be honest, I have a great life. But every once in awhile life becomes heavy and feels like it comes crashing down on me all at once. And even though nothing seriously BIG has happened, it is all of the little things that have piled into one. A series of let downs.
Some days it is just hard to be positive, although I know that I need to keep on trying for my family and for myself. So, on days like this, I like to remember a few simple thoughts about life.
This is a big one for me. In the work that I do, I tend to constantly compare myself to others to justify my own successes. This can be detrimental. After all, I am not the same person as others, I don’t write about the same things as other bloggers and therefore I should not be comparing myself to them. Since I am an original, I can’t justify comparing myself (an apple) to someone else (a pear) and expect us to taste the same. It just doesn’t work that way. Besides, I like being an apple when everyone else is a pear.
I Don’t Have to Do it All
As much as I would like it to, not every opportunity is meant for me and I am not meant for every opportunity. There is a voice inside me that says if I am not doing something than I am missing out. I don’t like to miss out. I am the type of person who wants to be everywhere and do everything. However, sometimes it just doesn’t work out and I can’t let that get me down. I just need to let it go and keep moving forward. After all, there may be something else even better for me just around the corner (I know quite possibly that’s a lie, but hey, whatever get’s me through it).
Tomorrow is a New Day
So maybe today wasn’t a GREAT day, but it wasn’t necessarily a BAD day either. And guess what? Tomorrow is another new day. So even though today I might be feeling down or lacking anything to write about (Because my life is so freakin’ boring right now), that doesn’t mean that every day will be the same. In fact, the only thing that remains constant in life is change.
I am Blessed
Yep, I am blessed. There are so many wonderful things in my life that I am so very thankful for. I need to remember to focus on those things and allow everything else to fade into the background.
So even though right now I am feeling sick, tired, un-interesting and like a failure for forgetting that my son was supposed to wear pajamas to school today, I am going to try to make the best of things because that’s what happy people do. Happiness is not about the lack of troubles or defeats, it is about the mindset to not dwell on these things and to move forward.
To sum up this post. . . agh, winter.