Manufacture Your Day by GETTING A GRASP ON THE POWER OF EMOTIONS
Happy Monday! We all go through “stuff” on a daily basis. Some days can be really bad and this can and will affect our emotional state if we don’t have a mental strategy in place.
Let me tell you a story about mud.
This past weekend I ran my first trail race. We had to run 2 loops and there were areas that were really muddy.
I started to observe how people ran through the mud.
- just went right through it and the mud didn’t seem to bother them at all.
- approached the muddy areas very cautiously and they started to slow down.
- totally stopped and it seemed that they didn’t know what to do.
I noticed about myself that I didn’t care too much about the mud but I always tried to determine quickly if there was a best practice to cross.
I enjoyed my trail running insights and I immediately compared them to life.
Isn’t it true that there is no “one way fits all” rule?
How deep is your mud?
This could be related to financial challenges, relationship problems, mental or physical health issues, work-related stressors or family concerns.
Most people think that they have no control over outside circumstances, which is simply not true.
Here is what you can do when you have to deal with life’s challenges:
1. Pause, Think and Reflect
Evaluate the situation (you get what you attract) to gain control over your emotions: What do I give my attention to? Am I in a “complaining mindset” lately or am I focusing on positivity?
2. Welcome Adversity
A difficult circumstance can and will help to become mentally stronger: What can I learn from this situation? How will this help me to grow as a person?
3. Tell Yourself a New Story
There is something good in every negative situation: What is good about this situation? If I master this challenge, what else is possible?
We all go through difficult times. It’s just a matter how fast we bounce back to get to where we want to be.
I have learned to enjoy “the mud” in my life. It has helped me to become a better person.
I encourage you to do the same.
Now go through the mud as fast as you can and rock your challenges!
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