If you read yesterday’s blog post, you’ll know that i’ve been feeling a bit low lately and i’m sure that many people who read what I wrote thought:
What problems do you have?
What have you got to complain about?
And they’d be right to think that because my problems are a lot less significant when I think about what problems other people are facing. I know that and there will always be someone who has it worse than you. I hate feeling down and stuck in a rut (who doesn’t?!) I don’t choose to feel this way and I’m not usually one for feeling sorry for myself, in fact I’m usually the person who everyone comes to with their problems but I’m only human myself and I just think things had got a bit much for me.
Since then I’ve had some time to think about things and I’ve realised that although I can’t necessarily help how I think and feel, if I want to change my mindset and how I feel then I’m going to have to actually do something about it. Sitting around and feeling sorry for yourself has never helped anyone. Life has a habit of trying to bring you down and it can keep you down too – if you let it.
I read a quote that said ‘Remember when you used to wish for everything that you have now’ and it really resonated with me. I used to dream of having a family of my own, a son, a daughter, a partner, a car, a nice home and to be happy and I have all of that. I am so lucky and I realise that but when you feel like I do, you could have everything in the world and you would still feel sad and that made me feel so guilty because what a waste. I have everything I could ever possibly want and I’m not going to enjoy it because I’m going to let my negative thoughts and feelings get in the way of that? I knew I needed to make a change.
I have already started to make changes. I read back to myself my blog post from yesterday and it was clear for me to see what the problem was/is. The problem lies with how I think.
So here is what I think I need to do to help with how I’ve been feeling:
- I need to train my brain to think differently.
- I need to remind myself that small inconveniences don’t have to be such a big deal.
- And I need to think more positively.
Yes the knob on my oven has snapped clean off but at least the rest of the oven still works and the knob can be replaced.
Yes the headlight and side panel on my car are broken but at least I have a car that runs and these things can be repaired.
My phone screen has smashed but my phone still works and I can always get a new screen.
I feel lonely because people don’t spend much time with me and/or my kids? Then that’s their loss. I have my kids and they have me.
I am not a person who sits around and feels sorry for themselves, that’s just not who I am, it never has been and I’m actually quite embarrassed by how low I’ve let myself get. I thought about quitting but then I remembered who is watching… My kids.
So watch this space because I’m about to find Kirsti again…