“I made some adjustments and I’m feeling better. I’m getting back on track.”
~ Aaron Boone
Do you have days where it feels like nothing is going well? I know I do. Many times there are more days than I want to admit this is the norm. It seems over the top, “you just can’t make this up.”
Saying “you just can’t make this up” feels good, even humorous, yet how many days do you feel “I can’t stand it”, “I don’t need this right now”? No answer needed but I am sure there are more days you wished turned out differently.
Some things we can control but, many things are out of our control. We want to be able to manage it all. Don’t you agree?
How do you feel when you can’t stop the ball from rolling down the hill? What do you do?
Do you go along with the flow?
Do you pause and take a moment before reacting?
Do you react with a knee-jerk response that may or may not be the best decision to have done so?
Do you beat yourself up afterwards for poorly handling and ultimately did nothing to resolve the situation but contributed to the drama?
Do you throw your hands up in the air and say, “this sucks” and walk away?
Regardless of where you are, it doesn’t matter. There is always a way to feel better.
Some suggestions for you to consider are below. Each are simplistic. We get caught up in thinking a solution to any problem must be well thought out with concrete steps to make it better. It doesn’t.
The best way to feel better takes very little effort without a grand gesture.
Some things to ponder:
• Get back to basics – First and foremost, take care of you. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you making good food choices? If the answer is “no”, start there. Today, stop, take a deep breath and make one small change. Just for today, be conscious about doing something different. Drinking water helps. If you are not someone who drinks lots of water, today, drink one glass of water and see what happens. Tomorrow, do it again.
• Go out of your way to be kind and respectful to someone else – I am not suggesting you ignore what is going on in your life, but there are others who have it better than we do and others who have it worse. We see it all. Take your thoughts off you and express your kindness to someone else who might not be feeling good. You will feel better having done so.
• Think about something positive – It doesn’t matter what is going on, there is always something to be positive and grateful for. You are stronger than you think you are. You step up and deal with everything on your plate. It deserves acknowledgment We take for granted how strong we are because we just do. It is what we know. Sometimes, the best way to feel better is to focus on all that is right with the situation versus all that is or can go wrong.
I could go on and on with more suggestions but, less is more. These few suggestions will help anyone begin to feel better.
The question remains, “Will you try?
I hope you will. If nothing else, consider a new approach. Sometimes relief comes faster and more consistently with changes that are simple.
To you and the best ways you can feel better at any moment.