I’m sharing this because I bet this happens to many people so I feel the need to share this. I found myself for a couple of days in a funk. Don’t ask me why. All I know is that I found myself feeling down and I was wondering why. Then I found myself feeling physically tired. Then I found myself thinking about “oh how I don’t have this yet”, “oh how this hasn’t happened yet”. I had to come to a point where I had to stop and ask myself why. Then I came to the conclusion that I always knew all along…your mindset is EVERYTHING!
Sure life will sometimes throw things along the way that are not pleasant. Sometimes the things that happen to you can be disappointing and can throw you off but at the end of the day, it is your mindset that truly determines your response and view of the situation. When you focus on what you don’t have or what hasn’t occurred yet, of course you are going to feel bad. And it will just keep going down hill from there. It is to your benefit to get out of that mental state as fast as you can.
Too much thinking and over analyzing what has happened, what didn’t happened, if something will happen, can get you into so much trouble mentally, emotionally and physically. I include the physical because the mind, body and soul are all connected. Although it may be normal to be concerned about certain things but too much worrying about things and being overly concern can get you into a train of thought that will take you to the city of destruction.
What does your mindset have to do with your well-being and with life in general? Everything! Without the proper mindset, you can’t move ahead in life the way you want to move ahead. Without the proper mindset, you can’t be armed with the proper tools to face an unpleasant situation or even a pleasant one for that matter. Without the right mindset, you can’t make the right decisions. You reflect who you are and what you think.
I would like to clarify that it is normal and only human to have your down days. We are after all emotional beings. The key is to not remain for so long in that funk that you are in and realize that your mindset is everything.
When you are in a funk, it is the perfect time to make a list of all the things that you have that are good in your life. Think about all the things you have for which to be grateful. It’s also very important to know that you still have so much good to look forward to. I think many of us forget that at times.
Your mindset is a critical element to your well-being and to having the life that you want. For this reason, it is important to check-in with yourself from time to time and know where you are mentally. And if you are in a funk, now is perfect time to think of all your blessings.