“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom” – Jim Rohn
Do your ever feel out of your depths occasionally, maybe much worse, most of the time.
The thoughts of repeating another day like today just seems to knock the living daylight out of your enthusiasm.
To compound it, your current circumstance doesn’t offer a sense of respite and it appears the odds are not exactly in your favour.
You have had your fair share of success in the past that you can look back on and should get you smiling but right now, gossh, you are simply tired of the journey.
I can fully empathize with that because i experience such blue days and i want to share a few ideas for surviving through them
1. Understand that this too shall pass
Life is in ebbs and flows.No nation experience unperturbed economic success without some challenges to deal with. Every recession has been identified to be a cycle. It won’t last forever. Truth is we are easily fooled by a life of ease. When life returns us to the crest, the resilience we develop in the troughs makes us wiser, more patient and better equipped to overcome the next low.
2. Cut yourself some slack
It is okay not to have it all figured out. A healthy dose of ambiguity, positive dissatisfaction is healthy but don’t let yourself cross into the zone of despair over what is not happening in your life yet.
While we want it to be better, imagine if it were worse and be thankful for today. As long as you don’t give up on yourself or life, someday soon it’s going to be ok.
3. Tend your own garden
This might be a good time to take a break from social media or any medium that breeds unhealthy self-comparison. This is a time to concentrate on your own reality rather than the collage of edited happiness in someone else’s life.
Everyone has got a burden of their own. Some just manage it better than others. So ignore the greener grass even if it is disguised as “the future” and begin to make the best of the current circumstances.
4. Focus on the present
Jesus said that “sufficient for the day is its own troubles”(Matt6:34). He teaches us a lesson that you can never worry your way into a brighter tomorrow. We shouldn’t let today’s cloud obscure our view of the possible odds being stacked up for us tomorrow.
The only tomorrow you can shape is today because today is the tomorrow you wished for yesterday. Don’t wish it away. Why not make today count?
5. Do whatever is therapeutic for you
This is the time to stay away from negative energy or habits. Do the things that renew your sense of hope and enthusiasm about the future. Read the bible or any great book, watch an inspirational movie, meditate, pray, talk to a friend, take a stroll, encourage someone etc. Do anything that feeds your positive energy. More importantly, expect good things to happen to you.
I fondly recall the lyrics of Mary Mary’s song and I hope it serves as a tonic for a weary soul.
“There will be mountains that I will have to climb
And there will be battles that I will have to fight
But victory or defeat, it’s up to me to decide
But how can I expect to win If I never try.
I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
And I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me”