Monday, July 12, 2010

If life were easy...Where would all the adventures be?

We've all been there at some time or another. Whether it's every day life, deployments, kids, the car....the list goes on. That time when we feel like everything is going wrong.

How do we cope when we feel this way?

Some people through themselves "pity parties" and stay that way for a long time. Others have a small "pity party" for a day or two and then get in gear. Focus on the positives or figure a way to make the things that are going wrong, right.

As some of you may know, Google is my friend. I love Google. This is what I've found and hopefully it will help some who read my blog.

When everything goes wrong:

1. Laugh. ~ Laugh hard and laugh often. Laugh like there's
no tomorrow. Laughter will put you in a much better frame of mind to deal with life's interruptions without losing your sanity. Read some funny jokes, watch a funny movie, spend time with a friend who keeps the laughs coming.

2. Breathe. ~ If laughter isn't possible, and sometimes it just
isn't, then focus on your breathing. Breathe in and out, in and out as deeply as possible until your pulse stops racing or you let go of the throat that somehow found its way into your grasp.

3. Regroup. ~ When the walls are caving in around you, take five minutes and figure out what you can do to keep at least one thing moving forward.

4. Give thanks. ~ "What? Give thanks? Are you insane?" Grab a piece of paper and make a list of everything that you are thankful for - chances are, you have it better than millions of others.

5. Get out. ~ Get out of the house and out of the office. Whether you choose to go for a walk, have lunch with friends, go window shopping (leave credit cards at home) or browse the shelves at your local library, get out and enjoy yourself for a
bit. You'll return in a much refreshed frame of mind and ready to tackle whatever life throws your way.

Something I found to be true...

Murphy’s Law(“Whatever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time.”) manifests itself in a multitude of ways in our lives. In fact, there are times when it seems that EVERYTHING is going wrong. How we react to those situations says a lot about our character.



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