What are your 10 things?
July 13, 2022 by zzz_Kaylee
You know those weeks where you just can’t help but feel stuck? Those weeks where it feels as though the entire world is out to get you? Yeah, we’ve all been there and unfortunately, that was me this past week. It started with a bug. Yes, a bug, and it just kind of created this snowball effect. I suddenly became super unmotivated and didn’t really feel like doing anything, not even the work that I love. I was ignoring calls, barely making deadlines, and I honestly didn’t even wash my hair for a few days (Okay almost a week, but hey dry shampoo, right?). Then my mom called me, and she asked what was wrong. Let’s be honest with each other, whenever our parents (especially our moms) ask us what’s wrong, it’s a lot harder to hide it. So, I began going down this whole list, and she was quiet for a couple of seconds and then said, “You’re allowed to feel those things, but I feel like you are being really negative about everything, and that’s just not who you are.” I stopped instantly. She was right, I was so busy looking at everything that was wrong with my life, that I forgot my problems are so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Then she asked me for a favor, and I responded, "of course what is it?" She proceeds to ask me, before I go to bed, to think of 10 things that I am grateful for and do the same thing when I wake up in the morning. At first, I thought 10 things?? That seems like a lot but, okay. After we got off the phone and I got ready for bed, I did what she asked, the first couple things were a little difficult, but as I got going, it became easier. Then, I did the same thing when I woke up. It really did help change my mindset. Sometimes we need to have those conversations that stop us and allow us to realize that the things that we are going through at this moment, truly are not the end of the world. So, I challenge you, to do the same thing. Before you go to bed, and when you wake up, think of 10 things you are grateful for. Maybe you want to form it as a prayer, maybe you just list them out loud. This tiny step could help you create a new routine and allow you to start your days a little bit brighter. I can say it definitely got me out of my rut, so what are you waiting for? What are your 10 things?