When you really start thinking about your goals, dreams, and future plans it can be stimulating but also stressful. There have been a few times in my life when my “plan for the future” has gotten out of whack.
On a recent note, I have found myself in a state of limbo, wondering what the future will hold. The last couple of years have been the most amazing years of my life but have also come with a few trials and unknowns when it comes to my husband’s line of work. With football, each year has been interesting to say the least. Not knowing where we will be in a week, month or a year is a little cray cray.
I wanted to share a few things with you that have helped me in times of stress, uncertainty, or doubt about the future. It’s taken some real experience with trials and errors to come up with these words of advice!
If there is nothing you can change about the situation, ONLY think about the positive possibilities. No looking back or being negative about the past. What can we make of the next curveball? What will the next adventure be?
GET THE WORK DONE FIRST:
Work hard on your next plan, and have a secondary plan if the first doesn’t work out. Do everything you can to make sure you set yourself up for the next best thing.
Write down the things in your life for which you are thankful. Thinking about the happy things in your life can really put your problems into perspective. Pray if you pray!
NO ADDED STRESS:
Try not to cause drama or create any extra stress to the people around you. I try to let the little things go and not to pick insignificant battles when there’s a bigger picture stressful situation. It helps the mood for everyone. Chill out on the small stuff.
EMBRACE THE LOVE:
Give your supporters quality time and hear them out. If someone wants to cheer you up or give you encouragement, listen. Don’t hide from it. Take any free time that you have to see your supporters and spend time with people you value. You might as well see your friends and have fun time if you can.
LOVE YOUR LOVER:
Give the people going through the stress with you love. Hug and smooch and give each other compliments. There’s no better time than a stressful one to be vocal to your lover about how much you love them. Confidence is a sacred thing. Keep each other confident and feeling goooooood!
CARE FOR YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH:
Get a good night’s sleep, sweat, and eat nutritious food. Working out reduces anxiety and stress.
If things in your life are getting crazy, make the most of it and do something equally crazy. Get done whatever you need to get done and then go on an adventure. Travel and see something exciting! …
See you this weekend NYC!
“DO not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”
-Ida Scott Taylor