Everyday is amazing. Even if it’s awful. Because everything is for a reason. Because I know that this horrible thing that happens today will bring me something amazing tomorrow. Sandra Bullock
Have you ever had those times in your life that you just don’t understand? Those situations where you have no real answer to the question “Why?”
Why is this happening?
Why did I have to go through that?
Why me — Why now?
I think a lot of us have had those times where things don’t make much sense and we don’t understand why we are going through a certain situation. I know I had my fair share of times where I felt like so much was going awry and there was no way I could even begin to think of any reasons why.
All I knew was that things were very off and I was having a hard time getting them back on.
I was tired of feeling the way I did and I wondered if and when things would ever feel “normal” again. I used to go through those situations trying to make sense of all that was happening. I spent way too much time wondering and questioning “Why?”. I thought if I could just make some sense of things, it would somehow make the situation easier.
It’s Okay If You Don’t Know Why
But, after making that mistake too many times to count, I finally figured out there was a much better way through.
I realized that we don’t have to ever be able to answer any of the “Why” questions in order to manage through a situation. If you can’t make sense of things, then that’s not something that should bother or upset you. It’s not something you should let weigh on your mind or feel that you have to figure out.
Oftentimes when you can’t answer “Why”, it’s because you are being pointed in the direction of “Yes” and that’s all you need to carry you through.
Yes, I believe.
Yes, I trust the process and the way things unfold.
Yes, I know that this situation that feels so heavy today is somehow helping me, strengthening me and setting me up to be in a better place tomorrow.
Life throws curve balls. Unexpected challenges arise for all of us. There’s no denying any of that. But, we can allow situations to get the best of us and pull us down. We can decide things are unfair and get frustrated because we can’t explain them. Or, we can choose to do things differently.
And, what I realized is that differently is better. Focusing on “Yes” and reminding ourselves of what we know deep down to be true is what we really are meant to do. It relieves a lot of the heaviness of the situation and allows us to push through whatever comes our way.
The best thing we can do is learn to live from that side of ourselves that just knows it’s okay. The side of us that absolutely knows we will get through. The side of us that always says Yes, I’ve got this.
That’s always the best way through anything.
The Possibility of Today:
1. Recharge your Extraordinary Side. Charge your Extraordinary Side every single morning before you jump into the day. Read things that inspire you and remind you how strong you really are. It’s easy to fall into the trap of letting a challenge weigh you down, but if you awaken your Extraordinary Side, it will be ready and willing to carry you through the day. It will pull you up and get that good energy flowing again.
2. Spend time doing things you enjoy. Do whatever you love – yoga, walking, reading, relaxing or anything else you love. Take your “You” time. It keeps you connected to your Extraordinary Side.
3. Remind Yourself of What You Know. Anytime a negative thought comes into your mind or you get upset because you can’t answer “Why”, remind yourself of what you know deep down – everything will be okay. Do this over and over again until you drown out the voice of the Chief Negativity Officer in your mind.
Live Today Better than Yesterday.
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