“Take a deep breath,” she said as she tried to calm me. I was on the verge of tears and so not willing to take a deep breath in that moment. You see life hasn’t been very fair to us the last few months, well more like 6 months. Throwing curveball after curveball and I reached my breaking point. As amazing friends do, she was right there helping me anyway she could. I was so unwilling to take that deep breath. I wanted to rant and rave and scream my head off. No deep breath is going to help me right now. *Inhale……exhale*
I’m tired. I’m cranky. I’m hormonal. I have a headache. I have too many things to get done and not enough time. I’m exhausted. I had every excuse as to why I didn’t have time for that deep breathing nonsense. I was over it. I just wanted to be mad. To yell at the world for the newest curveball thrown at us. I was over the curveballs and I just wanted things to get back to normal. I wanted life to just be another day with something new, not another day of something going wrong or breaking. She’s a persistent one though and I begrudgingly took that deep breath. And then another one….
You know what happened? I felt better. Of course I felt better. I let go of what was bothering me to an extent and started focusing on what I can control in this moment. Life is funny like that. It throws you curveballs and you have to deal with them the best you can. You though, are the only person that is in charge of how your day goes. You can either dwell on the negative and let it control you or you can find a positive and take control of the situation. It’s easier said than done, trust me, but finding the good or positive in any situation is always the best way to go.
Some days are going to be harder than others. Somedays the curveballs are always going to feel like they’re coming one after the other. You get to make the choice of finding the positive and having a good day despite life trying to bring you down or dwelling on the situation. Try not to be a dweller, it’s exhausting and not worth it. Take a deep breath and remember what you can and can’t control. Take care of what you can control and breath out what you can’t control. Staying as happy as you can despite the curveballs is the only way we can stay sane and keep our mental health at the top of it’s game. Just take a deep breath mama, tomorrow will be better.