I started overthinking again and comparing my life to others a couple of weeks ago and while I was in that funk, i decided to go back to my old blog posts and re-read them just for fun. I want to share with you what I realized.
I discovered that sometimes we need to be reminded of things we already know but have forgotten to live out or practice.
I have written quite a number of blog posts on a wide range of topics and you would think that surely I possess the answers to life’s most pressing issues and that my life is somewhat picture-perfect because there’s a lot of useful information right here on my blog but that is not the case.
I’m quite certain that I am the antagonist in someone else’s story and this feeling stems from my constant indecisiveness which often leads to making certain decisions that affect those I love.
Truth is, there are aspects of my life where I’m very vulnerable and I struggle to take my own advice because most times I don’t even remember some of the things I know to be true.
It’s important to search your heart, review and reflect on the things you’ve once learnt about an issue before you make a decision or allow a particular emotion consume you.
Here’s a list of three things i would recommend you try:
1) Pause: Thankfully, we are all currently on some form of quarantine or self isolation due to COVID-19 so this is the perfect time to pause and take deep breaths. Go for a walk if it’s allowed where you live and practice conscious breathing. Remind yourself of who you are and who you’re trying to be. Try and ground yourself and be aware of your body’s movements and your surroundings.
2) Review and Reflect : Allow your mind wander back to things you have once read that inspired you and align with your beliefs, remind yourself of what you want. Seek out some of those articles or quotes you know and reread them till you begin to feel uplifted. Personally, I usually come back to read my own blog posts or I go into the scriptures to take God’s own advice.
3) Remind: Remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be and let your decisions be a reflection of that.
Its not the easiest thing to remember every time but I hope it helps you when you find yourself in a sticky situation.
Please don’t forget to Stay Safe in these tough times, pray for those affected around the world and remember to keep your head afloat.