Let me share with you a strategy I use to avoid being flooded with feelings of gloom, depression and fear.
Every day is a good day. But when I'm experiencing a day full of frustrations, I don't call it a bad day, I call it an "interesting" day. This habit keeps me from being overwhelmed with negative emotions.
Why does this work?
Repetitive thoughts and words create feelings.
Those feelings create a positive or negative behavior pattern.
If I tell myself it's a bad day, I began to feel defeated and exhausted. If my day has one issue after another and if I tell myself it's an "interesting" day, this keeps my open to gratitude, hope, solutions, resiliency,and sometimes even a sense of humor.
I try to monitor my words when I'm feeling in a slump so I can avoid those "knot in your stomach" - stressful - anxious - sickening - I'm losing it" feelings.
I had one of those "interesting" days recently and reminded myself to stop, do some deep breathing and re-group.
If you're having an "interesting" day, let these words minister to you.
Sometimes the children are screaming,
The boss is irritating,
The traffic is slow and
The bill collectors won't go.
Sometimes you feel strong and confident.
Sometimes you're full of regrets and wonder where all the time went.
Sometimes you feel like you want to give up.
Sometimes you're too tired to move 'cause you have so much to do.
Sometimes you're lonely and wonder if love will ever come.
Sometimes you're glad to be alone to think your own thoughts.
Sometimes life is easy and sometimes hard.
Today be grateful that you've come this far. Breathe in peace, faith and hope.
All the answers...I do not know.
But I'm here to say,
Count your Blessings.
Don't Give Up.
You can make it.
Little miracles happen each day.
Don't miss them because you're focusing on your pain, frustrations and fears.