Down in the Dumps

Have you noticed yourself being down lately, feeling like nothing ever goes right for you. Asking yourself why is it always me? What did I do to deserve this fate?

Stop. Quit all the negative self-talk. You are not to blame. Things happen no matter what we do, no matter how hard we try to avoid them. It isn’t going to change anything or make anything easier on yourself by blaming yourself. Shit happens, most of the time there is nothing we can do about it. For whatever reason unknown to us, life doesn’t go the way we want it. Sometimes it feels as if the weight on your shoulders is too much to bare. The sayings it is always something, or it never fails, I can’t win for losing, all these are right. Truth is we can not control the things that happen to us.There is nothing we can do to stop these things from happening so we need to face the fact that life isn’t fair but we have to make the best of the time we are given here.

Feeling guilty? Are you replaying the past over and over in your head? Wishing there was something more that could have been done or if one more word would have been said, maybe things would be better and this wouldn’t have happened. You can’t go back and change the past, understand what happened, and learn from your mistakes and let the regret go. Every moment has happened to us for a reason, no matter how small or how big, every second we have been alive we have to take something from it. Do not take your life for granted, appreciate the good and bad memories. They have made you who you are today and you should be thankful because you have been able to experience those times and have gained so much more wisdom and knowledge from life.

Feeling anxious, are you thinking about the future? Give it time, slow down, relax. Enjoy the present moment because if you don’t you aren’t really living. Isn’t that what life is for? This is a huge struggle for many because we always thieve to be better and to improve ourselves and our lives. But we can not forget about the present because tomorrow is not promised, we never know what could happen. One day we are here and the next we could be gone. Take the time to really look into the present, and break it apart. You will see things that you never even knew where there. For example, say you have work in the morning and it is a block or so from your house. Maybe you always sleep in for this reason, well what if you took the time to wake up just a few more minutes earlier. Then, walked to work without being in a rush this time. You’re probably thinking okay so? What’s the point?

You could actually enjoy the walk, you could look at your surroundings, look up at the sky and realize just how lucky you are to be alive, we are so small compared to the rest of the world and even smaller compared to the rest of the universe. So breath in the fresh air, start dancing, sing, do whatever you what to do on your way to work, be free and let it all the worry go.

Next time you feel yourself getting down in the dumps, remember these things and that life is what you make it. Do not cheat yourself by being upset. Of course pain is just apart of life and sometimes we have to cry, and be sad just remember to pick yourself up and realize what really matters at the end of the day. It is not what happened last week. It is not what is happening tomorrow. It is the here and now.

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