I think I get so caught up in the moment, especially while I am running on the adrenaline rush of an anxious moment (fight or flight), I sometimes forget to stop and realize that although I have moments where I feel like nothing is right, everything is wrong, and things are falling apart, in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t all that bad.
(Can you tell by that run-on sentence I still have residual anxiety from the weekend?)
Here are a few of my “It ain’t all bad” thoughts, in no particular order:
- I have a job I love with people I love working with.
- My clients may have bad days, or bad moments, but they are humans too, just like me. I have bad days. I have bad moments. I am making a difference in their lives. But life, as we know, can have its share of hiccups.
- My thesis is hard work right now, and I may feel like I don’t have much of a social life because of it, but in the future, I will be looking back, not remembering the negative feelings of it all, but just the satisfaction of getting my master’s degree that I worked so hard to get.
- I don’t feel guilty about eating that chocolate chip cookie because it was delicious.
- I get to hear birds singing out of my window every morning. Nature is beautiful.
- Money can be earned and saved in the future. Seeing the world and traveling with my best friend has greater value than the cost of the trip.
- My car gets me to and from the places I want and need to go.
- My friend group talks every single day in a group chat and I think that it’s wonderful that even though we are growing up and don’t get to see each other all the time that we still make time to send funny pictures or share things about our lives each day.
- I love having friends who know that even though we don’t talk every day, love and support is just a text or call away no matter what.
- The same is true for my family members.
- I’m learning to accept a lot of different things in my life. I am stronger than I ever was.
- I have access to delicious food each day.
- Soon it will be summer and I will likely be complaining that it is too hot rather than it being too cold like it is now.
- My boyfriend makes me feel loved, respected, and beautiful. I have never felt so comfortable being myself with someone. I wish everyone had the chance to feel the way I feel just by hearing his voice.
- I am 25 years old and I still call my mom for help with things like making gravy. She also knows how to pick my clothes out for me better than I can. My mom is my favourite person in the whole world.