Making it Through the Little Hurdles

Every morning you wake up, God has blessed you with a new day – an opportunity to exercise your potential. Our days are borrowed, not owned, so it is our responsibility to use them well, in a manner that serves love and peace to others.

You might be waking up with disappointment in your mind from yesterday’s mistakes or pain, or you may be waking with an anxiety that hinders your vision of what the coming day might bring. Feeling heavy in the morning is something that happens from time to time, but there must be a way to resolve these feelings so they don’t impact our day, right?

Truthfully, there is, but it first requires acceptance. Acceptance that you do in fact feel heavy, and acceptance that this feeling is the result of the way you are choosing to perceive or think about past events or future events. The meaning we attached to past/future events plays a significant role in how we feel about them.

The meaning we attached to past/future events plays a significant role in how we feel about them.

For example, you have a big presentation to make at work the next day and it causes you to be anxious when you wake up. Why is this so? Of course, it’s normal to feel nervous for this presentation – that’s a mechanism telling you that you value the presentation and place high importance on it. But, when anxiety comes in, this feeling is based on worry. A worry that things may not go to plan, or may not be received well by presentation attendees.

The honest truth? You can’t control either of these. So what do you do? You wake up, recognise your anxiety and focus on the things you can control. Like, getting yourself in the best state to present, whether that be through exercise, mediation, reading, rehearsal or some specific meal. Choose something that works for you.

You wake up, recognise your anxiety and focus on the things you can control

But, most importantly relinquish the need to control the things you can’t, and move forward with a confidence that you prepared the best you could. How the presentation will be received, is how the presentation will be received – and often it will be received well, it’s just your imagination that tells you otherwise.

And, worst case scenario, if it doesn’t go to plan, there is nothing to worry about. It’s merely a presentation, you are LIVING, and you a BREATHING and that is a MIRACLE my friend.

Always,

Adam, 2021

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