Friday, April 22, 2016

How to Get You Off Your Mind

How to Get You Off Your Mind

I have a tendency to overthink things. Especially when my world seems like it's turning upside down. I think this has a lot to do with my personality. I'm a worrier. I want to fix everything. I want to control situations that I can't control. Most of my thoughts are... what can I do to fix this situation... and then when I can't think of a way... I beat myself up mentally. The negative thoughts start pouring in. Then here comes the pity party.

I have found that the best way for me to get myself off my mind is to help others and stay busy.

Maybe you can help others financially... that's great! But, when you can physically help someone it gives you a sense of accomplishment... joy... and you stop thinking about yourself and what is going on in your life for the moment. It doesn't have to be anything big. It can be picking up a couple of things from the grocery store for someone, mowing a neighbor's yard, taking care of a loved ones pet for them, bringing in the trash can for your neighbor, helping someone get something off the top shelf at the grocery store or just sitting and talking with a person who needs a shoulder to cry on.

If you are not around may people during the day, help those close to you.

Think about this for a moment...

Washing the dishes, taking care of the laundry, sweeping, vacuuming, making beds, etc. will not only keep you busy and keep you from thinking about what you are going through... it will also help those that are close to you. You will feel like you have accomplished something. When my husband and kids come home, it makes them happy to walk into a clean... fresh smelling home and it makes me happy because I've made them happy. By taking care of these things, I've helped them because they don't have to take care of those things when they come home and I've helped myself because I was too busy to think about the issues we are dealing with.

Turn on some music... light a candle and get to cleaning and/or get out and help someone today!

 How to Get You Off Your Mind

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