Last week for Music Mondays I discussed how it is imperative to keep going in life no matter what is going on for you. This is a topic that I will be focusing on for the rest of this month, primarily because it is a topic that is so dear to my heart.
Have you ever stopped yourself for a moment to really think about all of the stuff that you hold on to in a course of a day? I am not talking about things that happened years and years ago(that’s another post!); I am talking about the problems, negative events, and other happenings that go on for you on a day-to-day basis.
Your day starts off on the wrong foot. Someone says something to you that unnerves you and you’re in a situation where you cannot really respond the way you would like to. A crazy driver in traffic cuts you off or otherwise almost causes an accident. Your agenda for the day doesn’t go as planned. You receive bad news. Your family’s acting crazy. An opportunity that you expected to receive does not come through for you. A bill comes in the mail or a charge shows up on your account that was unexpected. I could go on and on.
What I am getting to is that stuff like this is going to happen. Every day. All of the time. And it’s natural to subconsciously hold on to the weight and emotions of the challenges of our day for a while—sometimes even longer than just a while. But even so, that does not mean that it is a healthy thing to do.
No matter what comes our way throughout the course of a day, we have to remember that life keeps moving and it is not empathetic. In other words, the world is not going to stop spinning or time stand still just for the sole purpose of giving us time to dwell in emotion—no matter what that emotion may be. Whenever we allow things that happen in our day to get the best of us, we do nothing but lose precious time.
So why continue to do it???
I know that it can be hard—sometimes REALLY hard to do, but we have to always remind ourselves that regardless of what is happening for us, life is continuing to go on. And if we waste out time focusing on our anger or frustration or hurt, it means nothing but that life is going on without us.
Life is fast-paced, and so therefore we have to be the same. When challenges come our way, we need to do all that we can to get the focus and emotion of it in our system and right back out of it. Brush it off, let it go and move on to the next.
When we do, we will find that we will live better and healthier lives both emotionally and spiritually.
Enjoy this week’s Music Mondays selection, “Life Goes On” by A Cappella group Naturally 7.
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