How to Ride the Waves of Life without Getting Sea Sick
Posted September 2, 2013on:
Life is full of ups and downs and it is easy to get caught in the trap of letting your feelings and self worth rise and fall as things happen to you.
I remember once applying for a job and everything was going great until they gave me a test. I aced the personality questions, basic math, and word comprehension. And then, I came to a section on algebra. Now, algebra was never one of my strengths and it had been decades since I had even seen it. I was pretty sure it didn’t have anything to do with the job I was applying for.
But, it brought me to my knees.
I left that day feeling stupid. There was a dark cloud of toxic energy following me everywhere I went. Instead of surfing the wave of a small setback, my emotions were reacting and turning it into a catastrophe. I was making myself sea sick.
There are still moments in my life when I react to what happens outside of me instead of being grounded in the truth of who I am. When this happens, I ask myself these questions:
- Will it matter one month or one year from now?
- What is the truth in this situation?
- Does this define me?
- What is my soul telling me?
- What does God want me to know?
- What action can I take to move on?
- What am I grateful for?
Go ahead, try them. They might work for you, too.