I’m making this post out from the bottom of my heart. This is genuinely how I feel and how I am going to respond to all of the stress that has struck my life. When life throws you down, you pick yourself back up. I mean it. Take your moment of sadness or pity but then find ways to overcome and conquer those obstacles. Do not fall victim to life’s stresses, be the badass you are and crush them like bugs.
So why am I saying this?
If you do not follow me on instagram, I posted a picture of my car accident. It was devastating to me to see my dream car the way it was. I was totally at fault and I will admit to that. Because of the accident, I have been severely stressing so much that I broke out into hives. I constantly am struck with anxiety attacks behind the wheel of a vehicle now and to be honest the accident was not that bad, everyone was okay. I am the type of person who does not handle stress very well and becomes consumed by it as if it is the plague. It is the worst feeling and I know I am not alone on this. So how do we pick ourselves back up?
How should we handle stress?
I’m going to say the cliche that having a positive mindset will change your mood, well sorry folks, the cliche is right. The more and more I thought about the future and the possible inevitable outcomes that could happen from my situation, I noticed my mood started to become worse. I figured out there are plenty of ways to distract ourselves from the negative and focus more on the positive. For instance, I love taking baths and those are the moments where I can relax and not worry about something. Focus on the current moment, the now for example and let yourself just be. Tackle things one by one so you’re not overwhelmed with fear or anxiety. Remember to pick yourself back up, don’t let a little stress get you down. And make time for some relaxation, because everyone deserves a little break every now and then, even if it’s a nap.
Things will get better
I’ve been here plenty of times before where I feel like I’m trapped in a corner with no where to turn. The walls feel like they’re caving in on me and stress is pushing me further and further into this collapsing corner. It sounds like hell right, but guess what, punch stress in the face and get yourself out of that corner. We all learned about the flight or fight mechanism when faced with an issue, choose to fight. When stress knocks you down, you pick yourself back up and fight back with everything you have. I’m not condoning violence here, I’m just using this as a metaphor. Things will become better once you learn to fight back. Again bringing in the positive vibes will also fuel that fire inside you that won’t take stress any longer. You can do this!
This is where I get real
Everything I have stated has been from my passionate heart, I’ve been wanting to let it out for the world to see. Now for the part that the world doesn’t see. I struggle everyday to overcome the pressures of life on a continuous basis and yes I break down and ugly cry, a lot. There have been some dark times and moments where I thought I couldn’t go on, but those were the days I would tell myself, “tomorrow is a new day, and a better day at that.” So why am I being so real with you? Some of you have more life pressures than the ones that I do and sometimes it is hard to see that light at the end of the tunnel. Trust me, you may not see it, but its there. We just have to overcome some of the obstacles blocking our view of the beautiful sunshine ahead. Life does go on and seeing the positive in things helps a ton. Live for today, plan for tomorrow, and have a good future. Remember to pick yourself up when life knocks you down, but don’t go down without a fight.
So with all that ooey gooey storytelling, lets wrap this up on a positive note. Tomorrow will be a better day than yesterday. Stay positive and do the things that make you happy to help cope with life’s stresses. Things will always get better, and remember don’t go down without a fight. I love you guys and I hope this has reached and helped you out on the things that are stressing you out.
Tomorrow is a brand new day to be alive. Life is beautiful.