EMBRACE LIFE’S HIGHS AND LOWS
Ups and downs, highs and lows, good times and bad times, it’s all part of life. Nature has always displayed this duality in terms of cycles — the winder and spring, planting and harvesting, the high and low ties, day and night, it’s everywhere you look.
All occurrences in life are passing moments — both the great moments we want to cling to and savor and all the dull moments we try to get through and forget. Sometimes this realization carries with it a great sadness, which can leave us feeling trapped and helpless.
Accept the lows:- Fighting against the lows is only strengthening their influence over you, delaying a point in the future when they resurface and overwhelm you. The solution? Learn to embrace the highs and lows of life. Learn to be more willing to feel the whole spectrum of human emotions.
Enjoy the highs:- When you’re experiencing the high moments in life, that’s the time to learn even more, to work even harder to take advantage of the momentum that’s by your side, to become even more humble.
It happens for a reason:- We need the fluctuation. It helps prepare us to weather and learn from the future highs and lows that we will inevitably experience so we can understand how to get back to our equilibrium quicker.
Still your mind:- One of the hardest things to do when in the midst of struggle is to calm yourself to a place of peace. Your mind goes into overdrive trying to locate solutions to remove feelings of self-doubt, worthlessness, anger, fear and shame around whatever is causing you pain. One way to calm this is to stop whatever you are doing and practice taking some slow, deep breaths for 30 seconds.
Focus and express:- It is important to focus on all that we have to be thankful for. When you’re being pulled in multiple directions at once, take time to remember what you value most. Focus on what’s important to you and you’ll naturally direct your greatest energy to the right source.
Note:- Life is filled with either problems or possibilities. What you see is what you choose to see. On the surface life can seem tumultuous and perplexing, yet deep inside, where it truly matters, life is what you make of it. Choose to see beyond the problems to the possibilities that await your attention.