Downward Spiral In Life

Do you sometimes feel like you are on a downward spiral in your life?  When you look at what decisions you are making and where your life is going do you see something like this photo?

We have all been in a place like this.  There are times when life throws you a curve ball and you see it whiz by you and are helpless to field it.  It feels like someone else is calling all the shots and you are just tumbling down and down.

There are things that you can do to start to climb back up and out of this spiral and every step takes a new type of mindset and fortitude to climb up and out and on with your life.

I have always wondered why it is that it seems so effortless to get into a pit and so very hard to climb back out?  Do you ever think about that?

It’s like loosing weight….it is easy to keep picking up the fork and swallowing, but oh so much more work to lift those dumb bells and lift the weight over your head in order to keep off those calories you just ate.

Here’s on thing you can do today to not take another step down that spiral staircase:

Today ask yourself, what is the “temptation” that I might just want to say “YES” to ….. think about it.   If you go out with friends after work let’s say and you know you will drink to much or over eat snack foods, decide that just for today, you will choose not to go out after work and that you will go home and have a cup of flavorful tea and a piece of fruit and take that little piece of heaven outside of your home to  enjoy it and unwind from the day.

Let me know how you feel after you do this simple decision.

If you have family, then just boil a pot of water and give everyone a cup, a teabag and a piece of fruit and sit outside and just “be” for even 15 minutes.  Try just listening to what is around you instead of talking.  You may just be amazed.