Sometimes, we can get caught up in everything that’s wrong around us or in our lives, that we forget to look for the good.
I’m definitely the type of person that grew up always seeing the cup half empty instead of half full.
That’s a trait I’ve been working hard on reversing. Negativity is stressful, and it can impact your health even though you don’t necessarily see or feel the symptoms right away.
In my quest to stay in the positive and thankful zone, I found that sometimes what I need to remain sane… is space and alone time.
We are so super charged all the time. Whether it’s electronics or work deadlines, social activities or volunteer efforts. Someone is always sucking our time from us.
Even if it’s a good use of our time… we need to take a break.
For me, taking a break entailed going for a run every day on the lakefront. And it was amazing.
But, there came a few setbacks here and there. And just like that… I was feeling down about losing a few days of running.
I wanted to give up and go back to being a sedentary couch potato.
And then, I thought about it some more and told myself to stop with the negative talk and just get out there!
It was really rough because losing those few days, and made me feel like I was starting from scratch. My legs hurt, I was out of breath, my time for my run was way off, and it took me much longer to go the same distance I’d always gone.
At the end of the run though? The most amazing runners high. Plus, inspiration to write more material for my creative projects.
So, that’s kind of what I mean by powering through a storm. It can rain and pour and make you feel like you’re stuck indoors.
But, really what it means is to wait and be patient. When the storm is over, you might catch a beautiful rainbow.