I feel exhausted. Lyme symptoms are flaring. My son is depressed. My mini fridge is empty except for a few eggs.
I could go on and on. But…BUT! Thanks to the skills I learned and implement here’s where I go with all this so I don’t create more suffering:
I feel exhausted. Well, I stayed up late on a Youtube crochet tutorial! It was fun and I’ll set an alarm to stop next time. Also, I’ll gauge my activity today and not beat myself up over it.
Lyme symptoms are flaring. I’ve experienced some really good days so there’s evidence of recovery. Also, I can and will keep implementing the program I got that has helped a lot over time.
My son is depressed. I don’t have to climb into the ditch with him. I can continue to not allow my emotions to be dictated by what’s happening with others, even my own kids.
I don’t have much food except a few eggs. Well, I’ll ask my daughter to bring me something when she gets back. And, hey, maybe I’ll lose weight!
It really gets easier and easier to learn NOT to create our own suffering. That doesn’t mean everything is roses and butterflies, but it does mean we don’t have to make things worse!
Do you have an example of how you shifted focus away from your suffering? Share in the comments if you’d like to.