Please excuse my blogging hiatus. I wish I could tell you that I’ve been up to new and exciting things. Truthfully, though, I’ve just been working, getting ready to start up classes again, and feeling sorry for myself. Yes, you read that last part correctly–feeling sorry for myself. For some reason, over the past week or so, I’ve been in somewhat of a slump. Much to my dismay, I’ve been feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been dwelling on the fact that I’m 24 years old, single, and still living in my parents’ home.
I’ve been finding every reason possible to feel miserable. I’ve been focusing solely on the negative things in my life with no real reason why I should.
I have been doing the exact opposite of what I’d recommend each of you to do. I have been focusing on what I don’t have as opposed to what I do have.
If I’m being honest here, and this post is all about honesty (it’s not meant to be an opportunity for me to complain), I have a lot going for me in my life.
I’m young. I’m intelligent. I have a great job (I wish it would pay just a bit more sometimes, but I honestly love what I do). I’m currently attending graduate school, and I only have a year left until I will have my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I’m a hardworker. I am a thinker. I’m caring. I am passionate. I’m friendly. I am talented. I’m successful.
When it’s all typed out in front of me in black and white, it’s easy to see my strengths, focus on the positive, and remind myself that I am at a good place in my life. I don’t need others to determine my happiness. I am responsible for my own happiness. I can choose to dwell in the what could be or the what should be, but frankly that gets me no where.
Use this as a reminder today to take the time and remember all of your strengths. Don’t become stuck in the realm of negative thinking as it’s so easy to do.
Tell me: How do you get out of “a slump”? What are your strengths?–Share something you are good at!