Calm, at long last.

Posted: May 22, 2013 in A Step in the Journey
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I can’t believe this, but today is fine. I am calm, I am relaxed, and while I’m not ecstatic – I am ok. This is the first day in a while where some obscure image, sound, or thought didn’t send me into barely held back tears.

I don’t know why, but I’m not about to question it. Never look a gift horse in the mouth and such. I hope all of you are having as pleasant a day as I am. ūüôā

If not, I’m always here via the contact form for you to talk to privately.

Until tomorrow, smile, because you look gorgeous with happiness written on your face.

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1) Smile, big and wide.¬† Soon you won’t even have to pretend to smile, you’ll actually be smiling.

2) Make plans for a close future date.  Give yourself something to look forward to.

3) Let the things that are bothering you today go find somewhere else to live, at least for one day.  Let go of what you are stressing about and just enjoy the quiet.

4) Hum a song.¬† If you’re like me you can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but sing along or even hum with a song.¬† It sounds too good to be true, but if I’m down in the dumps, just jamming out will brighten my day.¬† ūüôā

5) Breathe in and breathe out.¬† Nothing that is happening right now is worth losing it all for.¬† THIS IS ALL TEMPORARY.¬† And yes, temporary may mean that it lasts for a little while, but it won’t last forever.¬† So, enjoy the good, banish the bad, and breathe.

6) Shake your stress out.  Literally.  Stand up, shake your arms, wiggle out all that self-doubt.

7) Take a step back, appreciate what you’ve checked off, and if necessary – rinse and repeat!

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That’s the question I keep asking myself. ¬†Along with questions like… Am I ever going to stop emotionally¬†torturing¬†myself? ¬†When will I decide that enough is enough? ¬†What do I even stick around and make myself miserable? ¬†I’m sure I’m not the only one asking myself these questions, well at least I¬†hope I’m not the only one asking these questions, lol.

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