Why do we do things that cause us such heartache? Why do we listen to that song when we know it makes us cry? Or watch that movie when we know it turns us in to a gibbering wreck? Why do watch repeats of our favourite finished shows knowing full well we’re going to have a breakdown and go in to grieving for about a week when it’s ended?
Basically it’s because we can. We’re human and we are inundated with emotions all day every day. We love to have a good laugh, a cry and some of us like to be scared out of our wits. In these situations though we’re in control, we can put the book down, turn off the TV or simply look away. We know the big scary monsters are made up, our racing hearts will slow down, the feeling of dread will dissipate.
What do we do when we don’t have control over the situation? What about when the situation is so far out of your control you feel like the world around you has sped off and left you crawling behind? You had a grasp on everything and then ‘poof’ it was gone.
When this happens the easy thing to do is give up, stop crawling, lay down and let the world fly off without you, leaving you curled up in a ball not able to make sense of up, down, right, wrong, left, right. The easy thing is not really easy though is it? It seems like it at first. You think ‘ahhh’ this is great, I can just ignore the crumbling world around me and I don’t have to move a muscle. There will come a time though when you’re going to have to move and the longer you leave it the harder it gets.
Get up, get a shower, get dressed, and dress like you own the goddamn world!
Hold your head up high even if that voice inside you is screaming at you to hide under the duvet.
You tell it to shut the hell up!
This is not the time for that voice, it is never the time for that voice. Nobody is looking at you and judging you, they’re too busy being awesome in their own world. As you should be in yours. Get out there and show the world who you are because you are amazing.
Use the ability that we have within us to control the emotions. Watch the scary film, read the sad book, listen to the song that makes your heart ache. Then you have control back. You can put it away, turn it off, turn it down. You control your thoughts, you control your actions.
‘You cannot control what happens to you but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you and in that you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you’ – Brian Tracy
Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.
Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,
next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂
Be happy and keep smiling 🙂