I couldn’t keep count on how many storms passed my life and I’m pretty sure I have yet to face more in the coming days.
Whether it’s a heartbreak, a financial problem, a sick family member, a deadline, things not going as planned and obstacles, difficult situations come in our lives. And sometimes, they come in full swing. Where before you can even move on from your current problem, you find yourself in yet another painful situation.
That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling for the past days. It is hard to strip myself and write how I feel but I thought, how about those people that are in the same situation as me? Those who feel hopeless and alone?
I want to remind you that there is always hope and we are never alone.
I’ve been reading Bill Gothard’s The Power of Crying Out and I learned so much about how to pray.
Praying – is to address a solemn request or expression of thanks to a deity or other object of worship.
You can practice Gratitude through praying, meditating and journaling and I find that it really helps keeping my thoughts and feelings in control.
“You can’t calm the storm so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself and the storm will pass.” ~Timber Hawkeye
Start a Journal (Track Things)
Starting a journal has helped me keep track of my days, my feelings, my requests, my prayers, things I’m grateful for and even my grocery list.
And this is way beyond just having a fancy journal. You can keep a journal in your laptop or your smartphone. Whatever suit your lifestyle and preference.
The best thing about today is, there are many tools you can use to keep track of things. I love Grid Diary which I’ve downloaded from the App Store. All you have to do is fill up each boxes with your answers. You can review, look back and read through what happened in your week.
Right now, I’m keeping a journal for my prayers, the problems I’m facing, the requests I have and other stuff that bothers me or I want to happen. I love writing these things because when they get answered or they happen in real life, it makes me even more grateful. Along with it are scriptures that address to my current feelings or situation. It’s like quotes.. but better 😉
Do Fun/Relaxing Things
There are things that are out of our control and all we can really do is accept it or wait for it to change. But if you’re like me, you worry. And keep worrying until you find yourself bawling your eyes out and feel very miserable.
I still have my days but whenever these feelings come, I just let them and I slowly do things that makes me feel better. I go for a walk while listening to my favourite track (current fave is Joseph Vincent’s Location), watch my favourite gamers on Youtube (Hat Films and Funhaus) or any funny shows, series and movies.
It helps when I let myself cry and unload then slowly move on and get on with my daily tasks. Allow yourself to feel so you can move on.
Change Your Environment
I work from “home” (basically means everywhere where there’s internet) and lately, I’ve just been working a lot inside our hotel room and it gets really depressing as the one we’re in don’t have any windows.
According to journalistsresource, “In one widely cited 1992 study, Swedish researchers compared students in classrooms with windows and students studying under only florescent lights. They found that students without daylight produced less of a hormone that helps the body deal with stress and infection.”
Since there are no cafes or co-working spaces I can go to work, I make use of the hotel lobby and restaurant for a “change in environment”.
I’m excited to be moving in to our new place when it’s done as there are big windows and natural light can come in. Yay!
This is one of the reasons why I miss my home office because I have really big windows in my room and when you look outside, all you can see are trees and plants. *grin*
I started this article feeling a bit low, still, but right now I’m feeling better despite the storms I’m currently facing.
Are you in a difficult situation? Do you feel hurt, alone and confused? Leave a message and I would love to connect with you.