Feel like you’re drowning? Here’s what helps me

At times we feel like we’re drowning. Our emails are piling up, we’ve made commitments to spouses, friends and families, things we want to do but can’t afford, trying to stay on top of our mental and physical health … it’s exhausting just writing!

The good thing about life is nothing stays the same forever. In life, we go through peaks and troughs.

Look at the big picture

When something is really troubling me, I try and take a step back and ask myself, “will I look back on this moment when I’m 70 and care about it?”

The answer is always no! Let’s say I messed up at work, am I really going to think about that when I’m 70? No. Maybe I over indulged, or drank too much. Again, not bothered!

Life is too short

At times we feel like we’re drowning! Emails are piling up, we’ve made commitments to friends and family and we just don’t feel like there’s enough time in the day! If it’s getting on top of you, here’s what to do.

I’ve seen myself worrying about eating too much chocolate, being pissed off for an entire day. What’s the point. Life is far too short for that. This is easy to say, difficult to do (I still worry about pointless shit).

If taking that perspective helps ease the feeling of drowning, even just a little, I think it’s got merit.

Take a step back, and look at the situation from a LONG TERM perspective … it might not seem as big now.

This photo was taken at Loch Morlich in Aviemore, Scotland.

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