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Ashley -> Health Educator
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Great tip Bren! Thanks for the posting.

Sometimes it can be easy to get stuck in the negative when we are in stressed out mode. Sitting down and writing what you have accomplished and what you are grateful for is a great way to look to the positive and ground yourself.  
 

Ashley, Health Educator
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7 years ago 0 bren67 424 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
It is so true Ashley..we all get down,have bad days,there are times,i too find myself thinking all that...thats when i sit down and have a long talk with me,just me,then,i start doing my grateful and thankful list...look at how far i have come...all that i have accomplished in the last few months,,i start feeling much better by then!
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We all have had those times when everything just seemed wrong. You hate pretty much everything about yourself from your job to your personality. Your life is not going as it should and every aspect seems to need too much work to handle. You may even start to freak out – am I really this old and still haven’t figured things out? Is this what my life is all about? Is this what I am all about? Argh!
 
Sometimes this may signal the oncoming of depression and in this case get help ASAP. Other times it can be just a bad day and with a good sleep and fresh perspective these thoughts just fade away. Other times they can signal a need that something needs changing. During the period of misery it can be hard to see that you CAN take control. Our choices may get blurry. Our busy lives can push us to continue powering through despite all of our frustrations. But these times have a purpose – they are forcing us to notice something.
 
When you feel like this take a minute to lift your head… Try to turn away from the crappy feelings for a moment and look to find the root. Try to be objective and act as a spectator - What is making you feel this way? What has changed? Where does it hurt? Where do you need more fulfillment or connection? What are the thoughts running through your head?  What are you avoiding facing? If you pay careful attention sometimes you can find the area or areas that need work. Once found take positive action. Keep in mind sometimes when you feel down everything feels wrong - start with focusing on what you can change. It likely won’t change over night but don’t lose hope and get lost in the bad feelings… there is a way out. In most cases the way isn’t only a way out but a path to a more fulfilled future. Once found it’s amazing how quickly the feelings change with it! The clouds part and hallelujah you can see the light again! Your life takes on new meaning and your character gets an upgrade as well. These times, the times after the storm, are probably the greatest highs in life. When you fought through the pain and won!
 
So, next time you feel like garbage take a deep breath and know that you can handle it. It is happening for a reason even if right at this moment you can’t figure it out.
 
Ashley, Health Educator


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