Lately, I’ve been dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress. No matter how much mental energy I focus on finding solutions to my problems it feels like there are none. I find myself overthinking and spending countless hours ruminating about all the ways that things could go wrong, when in reality, I have no control of what will actually happen.
It can be exhausting and can sap away any motivation or enthusiasm for life. There are times where I feel like giving up because there doesn’t seem to be a way out, yet deep down I know that is not the answer. So instead of succumbing to this state of mind, I work hard at deciphering between what thoughts are helpful and which ones only serve to keep me stuck in this cycle of worry and fear.
This takes some creativity and a lot of patience but ultimately that’s the only way out of this whirlwind of mental stress — by being mindful, compassionate with myself and understanding that life is never completely without bumps in the road. It’s okay if things don’t go according to plan so long as we take steps towards making our lives better each day.