So you guys know my new series where I feature guest bloggers every other week is fully up and running! This week I have the lovely Bethany giving us some amazing tips about putting things into perspective! I love this post and will be put her social media links at the end of this blog, so go give her a follow!
“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.” – Regina Brett
We all have good days. We all have bad days. We all have days in between. And sadly, we all have those days where it feels like the end of the world; those days where all you want to do is curl up in a ball, cut yourself off from everything and simply give up. Here are four questions to ask yourself when you feel like you’ve hit rock bottom.
- In five years’ time, will it matter?
This is a good one to live by. Whenever something bad happens, ask yourself this question and you’ll usually find that the answer is no. This question reminds you to put things in perspective. It’s easy to get swept up with the stresses of every day and feel like things are just too much. But if it won’t matter a few years down the line, it’s not worth stressing about and sacrificing your mental wellness.
- Is this the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?
Again, the probability of the answer to this question being anything but ‘no’ is pretty slim. So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days and you’re going to survive this too. You’ve probably felt like this before and you’ve probably been through worse, but you’ve come out at the other side and you will do it again. Remember the key word: perspective.
- Is it anything a good night’s sleep won’t solve?
Sleep is the most underrated thing in the world: fact. There are not many problems I have found in life that a good night’s sleep can’t fix. Sure, sometimes it’s going to take more than that. But facing a problem refreshed and with a clear head is always the way to do it. Often, when we are feeling negative emotions, we will react impulsively and without really thinking it through. A good night’s sleep will provide clarity and time to reflect. I have heard it said that if nothing goes right, go to sleep!
- What would I advise somebody else?
It’s so much easier to advise others than to take your own advice. But this question is important to really get a hold on a situation. Imagine your friend came to you with the problem that you’re facing, what would you advise? By taking a step back from a situation and looking at it in a different light, we can see a truer image of reality and what steps can be taken to make things better.
Of course, there will be times in life where things really are tough and the answers to these questions might not offer much positivity. But often, we are guilty of giving ourselves way too many things to worry about when half of those things shouldn’t matter at all. By taking a step back and looking at our perceived problems on a bigger scale, it can help to realise the things that really do matter.
By Bethany Smith @ http://bethanysmithwriter.wordpress.com
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