Tag Archives: Stress

Long Way Around

22 Jan

Everyone has their own plans for moving forward, and their own ideas about how things should go. If we have control over a situation, we can make all the decisions necessary to ensure it goes our way. It’s great when we can drive the train and choose the destination, but that won’t always be the case. We share the world with a lot of other people and it’s unlikely any of them will see everything exactly as we do. There will probably be times when although we’re sure we know exactly what needs to happen and how we should proceed, we have no control and must do what someone else has decided. It’s frustrating when our input is minimized, and we’re expected to follow a plan we don’t agree with. All our goals are possible, but there may be periods when we’ll have to take the long way around to reach them. Stepping further and further away from the road we want to travel is maddening. We may find it hard to interact with those making decisions that are diametrically opposed to our plans, but we have the patience and wisdom needed to manage whatever we must. Our viewpoints are valuable, and we can express them calmly and graciously. It’s important to hear all options possible and by voicing our personal opinions, we may open new doors that will take us closer to where we want to be. Some may listen to what we have to say, or they may disregard us, but speaking up allows us to at least be heard. If we can’t change the situation, we can manage it for now. Nothing stays the same forever, and in time, we’ll be able to adjust our course and get back to the roads we want to travel. By trusting ourselves, and watching for the opening we need, we can make every dream reality and reach all the destinations we desire.

Some people are very powerful and influential. They may make demands and requests we don’t understand or agree with, but if they have authority over us, we may have to acquiesce. We can do what is necessary to go along for now, but change is constant, and there will come a time when we have the chance to move on to something else. By keeping our options open and watching carefully, we will find opportunities to change course and move closer to the path we prefer.

There is no way to control our lives to prevent difficulties or hardship from coming our way. Life is full of unexpected complications and when they arise, we’ll have to deal with them. They may cause us serious discomfort and take us off track while we manage them, but they won’t last indefinitely. We know what we want, and even if we must take the long way around to get it, we can still succeed. Every opportunity is there for us, and with determination and focus, we will prevail.

Today if you must step away from your plans to do something you don’t want to do, keep your eyes focused ahead. Detours don’t mean your journey is ending. You know what you want, and nothing can keep you from your goals. Be patient and wise, and the doors ahead will open. You will reach every destination you desire and find great success. There is great happiness ahead, and you will achieve it.

Shelter

18 Jan

When we’re outside and the weather suddenly turns, a hard wind begins to blow and rain starts pelting us, we may quickly look for shelter. We may rush to find cover so we can be shielded from the storm. We want to find somewhere to be protected from the onslaught until things settle down. Physical storms can happen unexpectedly, and we may be caught unaware and unprepared. The same is true in our personal lives. Everything can change in a second and we may find ourselves suddenly exposed and vulnerable to situations that threaten to destroy our progress or personal well-being. Instead of seeking a roof to protect us, we may need the shelter of someone else’s advice and counsel. We’re all in different places in life and what we’re going through that’s new and unexpected may be something someone close to us has already overcome. We can ask for help when things fall apart and lean into the understanding of others until we find our footing. Nobody knows everything, and we don’t have to face hard challenges alone. There will always be help there for us, and by reaching out and seeking it, we will find the comfort and guidance we need to get through. Storms will come and trouble will follow, but every answer will always be there for us. We know how to get help and we will find our way. The shelter of those who care about us will help shield us from the torrent until we are able to stand on our own. We’ve already faced many difficult times and overcome, and we will again. We can trust in our ability to get the help we need and find our way through. Every destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from reaching them all.

There are billions of people on earth and they’re all making choices and decisions. Each choice brings a result and when those results affect the road we’re on we’ll have to find a way around it. Screaming and complaining because there’s something in the way will never move us forward. There will always be way around any obstacle we must face. We can find another road in another direction and still achieve our goal. A detour is not the end of our journey. Nothing can hold us in place forever, and we will find our way.

When our lives are going well and we’re reaching success, someone near us may suffer a hardship. If they need help, we can extend ourselves and offer assistance. We’re all more connected than we realize, and by being the shelter for someone else in times of stress and discomfort, our compassion will increase, and our understanding of others will deepen. We are wise and capable and can lend our strength to help others through. Our kindness and consideration will enrich those in need, and bring light to us and the world around us.

Today if there’s a storm raging and you don’t know how to proceed, ask for help and let those who care about you give you shelter until you find your way. You are strong and capable, and will find all the answers you need. Be confident and trust yourself. All your dreams and goals are possible. Step forward and the road will open. Nothing can keep you from success, and all your dreams can be yours.

Full Stop

18 Mar

Life is filled with unexpected developments and unforeseen complications. We can’t read the future, and each day there’s a chance something will stop us in our tracks. Maybe it’ll be something personal, or maybe it’ll be something huge, like a world-wide virus that is beyond our control and prevents us from moving ahead. Things happen and sometimes they get in the way. We have complete control over our own lives and the decisions we make, but everything else is out of reach. People make choices that affect us, illness strikes, disasters come, and we may find ourselves standing still, unable to move. When we’re facing a full stop and there is no way to move, we can take the time we need to see everything clearly and decide what we want to do. If we can’t move, we can still use our time effectively. We can evaluate all the possible options and prepare ourselves for when things change, and we can begin again. Nothing ever stays the same indefinitely, and soon our situation will change and we’ll be able to start forward again. Life is uncertain, nothing is written in stone, and we never know where the road will take us. But with confidence and clarity, no matter what happens or what problems we must face, we can always find our way. We have all the patience and wisdom we need to manage whatever comes. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need, and be ready when the door opens again.

It’s frustrating when we have a lot we want to do but because of circumstances cannot move forward. It’s hard to wait when we have a goal in mind and are eager to get to it, and it feels almost impossible to stand still when all we want to do is move. If we’ve evaluated all the possibilities before us and we still can’t progress, we can choose to do something else. If we have to remain in place, we can spend the time working on personal goals that don’t require us to move. Everything always changes, and soon we’ll be able to take control again. Until then, we can find satisfaction in doing what we can, and prepare for the future.

During times of stress and uncertainty, it’s hard to feel comfortable and safe. We don’t know what will happen next or where we’ll end up. But there is never any way to know those things, even when our lives are going well. No matter how bleak things look right now or how unsure we are, we can trust that everything will eventually settle and we’ll be able to stand strong again. No storm can last forever. The rain will stop, the skies will clear, and the sun will break through. We are resilient and capable, and nothing can stop us. We are more powerful than we imagine and in time, we will prevail.

Today if you’re unsure of the road ahead, and are worried you won’t find your way, trust yourself. You are stronger than you think you are and nothing can overcome you. Be confident and courageous. Every blessing is still there for you and with patience and determination you will reach every goal. Success is yours, and nothing will keep you from it.

In the Balance

19 Nov

Life is filled with all kinds of activity. We’re often busy and as we rush from one task to the next, our days fly by and before we know it another week has passed. It’s great to be engaged and contributing to the world around us, but as we move along focusing on what must be done, it’s easy to get caught up and lose touch with what’s most important. To accomplish all the responsibilities before us and manage everything expected of us, we sometimes have to juggle to find any sort of balance. We move one thing aside to allow for something more important to enter the picture. Finding ways to balance everything can get complicated and stressful. If we want to reach success and hold onto our personal happiness, we must find balance in our lives. Personal balance helps us stay connected to what matters most, and stand strong when the wind begins to blow and things get complicated. But finding a way to maintain it when there are things pressing on us and pushing us one way and another isn’t always easy. The world and those around us may make demands on us, and we always have pressing responsibilities that need our attention. No matter how much is in the way, or how much we have to do, we can take the time we need to center our thoughts and plan the way ahead to confidently manage whatever we must and still have time for ourselves. We are the most important person in our lives. If we fall down, nothing will be accomplished. Taking care of ourselves is the best gift we can offer. When we’re strong and focused, we can find harmony between our needs and responsibilities, and reach any destination. We are powerful and strong, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage. We can keep our eyes trained on the goal ahead and balance our efforts to reach success.

When we feel unsure about the road ahead, we may lean on someone else’s understanding and knowledge. It’s good to reach out when we need help, but when we lean on others, it’s impossible to stand on our own. Leaning on someone else may help for a time, but eventually we’ll need to move forward. We can take any advice that helps us and then trust ourselves to find the way ahead. We already know what we want to do, and have everything we need to accomplish it.

When we’re in stressful situations and there are a lot of factors in play, it can be hard to find stability and balance. When there’s a lot of noise, and many people and ideas involved, finding clarity can be difficult. We can step back and take time to see everything objectively, and then with determination and confidence, decide on the best way forward. We are intelligent and capable, and nothing is too complex for us to unravel. We can be confident and positive we will find all the answers we need, and step forward with certainty that we will succeed.

Today if you’re confused about a situation before you and aren’t sure how to proceed, take the time you need to see everything clearly. You know what you want and where you want to go. Look at all the options before you and choose the best road ahead. Every answer you need is there, and nothing can keep you from success.

Magic Lamp

7 Sep

We go through countless experiences as we move forward and each one teaches us something and changes us in some way. Despite the constant adjustments, we may find ourselves in a routine that is predictable and uninspiring. It’s easy to do the same things every day. There is comfort in knowing what to expect and over time we may become lazy and instead of looking for new opportunities, simply go through the motions of what we already know. But if we decide we want more or something different we can have it. We can think about achieving what we really want but thinking and dreaming will not make the change come to us. If we want something different, we actually have to do things differently. We can do anything we choose but it’s unlikely what we want most will simply come because we desire it. There is no magic lamp that will make it appear. If we want a change in our lives we must do things differently and move in a new direction. We are brave enough to let go of what we know and reach for something new. The whole world belongs to us and there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can decide what we really want and then do what is needed to achieve it. Our lives can be fulfilling, exciting, and joyful as we stretch beyond where we are to where we want to go. Nothing is out of reach.

Some people bemoan their lot in life. There may be a relationship that doesn’t work, a job that is unsatisfying, a family situation that is difficult or a thousand other issues that are stressful or bothersome. We can complain all we want about where we are but complaining will never change the situation. If we’re unhappy we can do what is needed to create a better plan going forward. We deserve to be happy and joyful in our lives. Every day is a blessing and we don’t need to waste time in situations that don’t embellish us. We can change our circumstance and create the lives we want the most. Everything is available to us and we can have it.

Change can be daunting and we may hesitate even if we really want something new. Nobody knows what the future will bring and it can be unnerving to step into the unknown. But unknown territory is just someplace we haven’t been. We have enough courage to open a new door and see what’s behind it. No matter what we face we are smart enough to find our way through. Every road is open to us and there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can start with one step, and then take another. As we push forward our lives will change, our experiences will grow, and we’ll become the person we most want to be. We can have the lives we dream about. There is nothing standing in our way.

Today if you want a change but aren’t sure, take the first step. You can have the life you dream of. There isn’t anything you can’t do and no place too far to reach. Take one step and then take another. Design the future you want the most. It’s all there for you and nothing will keep you from it.