Let go.

I get down, you perhaps get down, we all get down.

Sometimes though, getting down can feel less traumatic than it might. In my case this is often the result of not getting down about being down.

(This is starting to feel like one of those halls of mirrors where you see reflections of reflections of reflections.)

It’s when you get down about being down that things can spiral, well, down.

There seems to be a lot of sense instead in doing your darndest to simply accept that you’re not feeling so great.

It happens.

We may not always remember it, but we generally do have a choice about how we’ll react to life’s wobbles. And there are no prizes for guessing what happens when we choose to see things bleakly.

Perhaps you’ll have a perfect day today. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

But in the more likely event that at least something doesn’t quite go your way, why not see if you can choose to simply accept it rather than letting it get to you?

Although when things do go right, you have every right to feel good about feeling good.

3 thoughts on “Let go.

  1. This is a powerful one for me Jon. The benefit of experience and a lifetime of depression I guess, but I’ve learnt that sometimes it’s best to accept and not fight a low mood. I just ‘hunker down’ and set my sights low for a day or four. I still go to work, I still carry on, but I’m kind to myself and let things go rather than wail and gnash my teeth! I allow myself to go home, get into bed and sleep it off. Or watch a film with one of the kids so that I don’t have to talk but I’m in company.
    Tomorrow (or the day after) is always another day and often for no apparent reason, it starts to lift. I suppose it’s called finally getting to know oneself.
    Sally S

  2. This struck a chord with me today as I do feel down with chronic sinusitis that I can’t get rid of. I like Sally’s comment also. I’m just going to accept I feel down and poorly and set my sights low today

  3. I agree – I used to get upset with myself for feeling down or anxious which only compounds the problem. Now I tell myself “this too shall pass” and carry on the best I can. I am slowly learning to care for myself. Thanks for this post!

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