Happy Wednesday my beautiful people! I hope you all have had productive weeks and you’re ready to end this one on a very high note! I can’t tell you how much I needed this week’s PositiviTea quote of the day! Just know I really, really, really did! So I’m not going to waste any more time. Let me get into this and try to help us both this week!
Story time! Growing up, I was always a worrier. I would stress myself all the way with think about thinks that were happening later in the day, the next day, and even next month! I would stress so bad, that I had anxiety attacks that would impact my healthy on sometimes a bi weekly basis. I would worry about things that I couldn’t even control. It almost always had to do with how someone was going to react to what I did or said. Which as we all know, we can’t control that! But I did it any way, and I ruined a lot of relationships with friends and partners because of that. If I couldn’t see how a situation would turn out, I would stress about it, and then determine in my mind how it would turn out that way. That caused me to jump to conclusions in my head that were almost never true but ultimately ended up hurting myself or someone else in the end.
I don’t know if you have any experience with that, but let me tell you it’s not good. That energy that I was spending on worrying about things that might or might not happen could have been spent doing something that I could control. I could have spent that energy hanging out with friends and distracting myself. I could have spent that energy talking to someone (professional or not) that could help was my mind. I could have been doing literally anything else but worrying. So I decided to make a change.
This was not easy! Trying to not thinking of something when it’s all you can think about is the worst! I couldn’t do it on my own which is why I starting talking to someone. They helped me identify the real anxiety and made me start realizing that I can’t control everything or everyone. Not should i want to! When I very slowly started to realize this, I also saw my anxiety get smaller and smaller. Do I still get anxiety today? Hell yes! But do I spend all of my energy on things I have no control over? Hell no! I won’t allow myself to sink like that, and you shouldn’t either!
So my challenge to you today is to do just like the quote says! Be a warrior, not a worrier. If you have no control over it, don’t let it stress you out! My dad used to tell me when I was younger, “you’re too blessed to be stressed.” I didn’t understand it when I was younger but I definitely do now. So go out there, be a warrior, and don’t forget to spread a little PositiviTea!