How to Stop Letting Things Eat You Alive

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How to Stop Letting Things Eat You Alive

“Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there” -Unknown Author

Here’s a quote that I love: “All the water in the world cannot drown you unless it gets inside of you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt. I know that we all have things that if we let them they can get under your skin and will disrupt your peace of mind. And, they often do.

These things can range from big to small, mildly irritating to earth shattering. There are things that bother you that someone said, or didn’t say. A boss that no one likes or respects but all you can do is put up and shut up.

Relationship issues from kids, partners, friends and neighbors. Money related stuff, worries, fears and a whole lot of other garbage that needs to be disposed of on trash day.

But what we do instead of tossing it out is we allow it to creep inside our thoughts and minds and then let it wreak havoc on what could be a really nice day.

What You Think Matters!

The reality is that no matter what you are going through you can either let it in or keep it out and it all boils down to one thing; what you think. Every time I want to go down that road and start to worry about or fret over something, I have to remind myself of two major factors which always do the trick.

Although they are fairly basic principles and ones that we are all familiar with, we have a tendency to forget to tap into them because we’re too busy being mad or feeling hurt or angry or disappointed or whatever it is you’re feeling.

These two things can be used together or apart but you have to at least do your best to tune into one of them and when you change the way you look at things the things you look at will change.

And these two things are… drum roll please… “Faith and Gratitude”. Oh I know it sounds so cliche but guess what? They work.

If you actually believe in God (or whatever you call your version of God) then where’s your faith? Truly trusting that God is guiding you in ALL that you do, and I mean really believing it, then all the fear, fretting and other stuff that goes along with worrying will be replaced with the peace of knowing that everything is going to work out in the end.

If you really are a believer then you will KNOW that God is guiding you to the right place. And, to take it one step further, you are actually in the right place right now along your journey through life.

When you have faith even through the tough times, especially through the painful times, then you’re talking serious faith. So do you believe? Or, do you just kinda believe?

The other major-mind-changing-exercise is to think of all of the things that you still have in your life to be grateful for regardless of whatever it is you’re going through.

Oh I know, once again, so cliche! But let me tell you this; I’d rather be corny and cliche than suffer and be a victim of my circumstances any day of the week.

Plus there is nothing like putting the real deal about life into perspective. When you put your faith in what you say you believe in then there really is no need to worry, fret and be fearful.

So when things are bothering you and you’re drowning in your own emotional turmoil turn to the best thing you have in life; your faith and being grateful. When you do that, no matter what’s going on, you can still be happy in spite of it.

How to Stop Letting Things Eat You Alive

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