Sweating over the small stuff

I wonder why I sometimes sweat over the small things, whether it is feeling apprehensive about a problematic work meeting or worrying whether I am doing a good enough job. Today was one of those days, making me feel a little uneasy, as I lied awake in bed mulling over the day ahead of me.

This cycle of wandering outside of my comfort zone never seems to end. As much as I tell others that it is good to be outside your comfort zone, it somehow never feels the same when you're the one on the outside.

I should know better. I have a life of experiences that tell me that I shouldn't worry about these things. Most times, I just need to find a little bit of perspective. Reminding myself that I have been here before is an excellent way to know that it won't be as bad as I think. Doing some mindfulness also helps to reduce the noisy mind.

My resilience seems to go missing every now and then, and I need to keep rediscovering the blue sky. I spend far too much time focusing on the clouds, forgetting that the blue sky is still there, just beyond the clouds and it won't be long until we see the blue sky again.

I find the mind needs a constant reminder. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
2021-01-25 15:45:39
Thanks for sharing. Wonder if this mulling is more apt to take over when you don't spend enough deliberate time away from the work. Like if you don't go for a walk one day or it's been too long since you've taken a drive.
2021-01-26 10:40:32