So, I try to stick to themes when I blog but lately I've been missing my blog days... I suppose that's what happens when I don't make it a habit to blog.
The recurring theme throughout my blog is that I'm trying to get my life together. It comes to me sporadically; exactly how I can get my life together, but I definitely see it taking shape.
I can feel it.
Work has improved significantly. Mostly because I've changed my thinking and my approach. At one time, I LOVED that job and somehow, I lost my zeal for it... But I think it's safe to say that I've gotten it back now. My vision for the future is a lot clearer than it was even just a few weeks ago. I'm addressing issues about myself that make external issues easier to deal with. And that makes life a lot simpler.
I'm focusing now on simplifying my relationships in my life. All of them. As much as I try not to let people get to me; a lot of things not only scratch the surface; but they dig in deep. Simple things. Like, this old dude nearly smashed into me in the parking lot at Wal-Mart then HE flipped ME off. That one almost ruined my Friday.
But. The more I delve into myself, the more I see and understand the way that I work, it becomes easier for me to control my reaction to things. Because I am hardly ever in control of the things that happen, it is a must that I control my reaction to said things. By doing that; my blood pressure stays down and the events that follow any negative event are not stained because of my negative reaction to said negative event.
The Bible says that the Joy of the Lord is our strength. Agreed. However, being joyful does not always mean being happy. I heard a man of God say once that joy is not the absence of pain; it is the presence of the Lord.
By taking this approach and applying it to every aspect of my life; not only is my stress (and blood pressure) down; but my joy (and most times) happiness is way up.
I'm working out again. I'm eating better... All around; I'm doing the exact opposite of what I feel inclined to do. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten." That is the definition of insanity; continuing to do the same things and expecting different results.
I have to admit; it can be downright scary, doing the opposite of what you've become used to doing. Even when you know it's the right or better thing to do. But it's roller coaster scary; not suspenseful movie scary.
I love roller coasters and I've always hated horror movies.
So that's my approach these days. So far, so good. Either way; I'll keep you posted.