I wanted to throw up a quick update and talk about something that’s been on my mind more recently… what with the state of the media. And this is definitely relevant. Sometimes you have to learn where to draw the line and put things to bed. Whether it’s political standing, social issues, generation issues or commentary, the past, the future, finances, or that one really annoying thing your crush/significant other/spouse does… sometimes ignorance is bliss.
And I don’t mean to say you should lie down and stop caring about what’s important to you, no way Jose, but taking time for your mental health is just as important. Taking that break can give you a chance to gain some new clarity on a troubling subject; political or romantic(or not…). Using myself as the ever handy example, I allow myself to get caught up. I get engrossed and entangled in the opposing political opinions flying around. I also let myself get dragged down by the loftiness of my financial goals(starting with getting outta debt.). I find myself researching generation trends and opinions on things I don’t particularly give a shit about just because that’s where the negative current drew me. But that’s not for me. Not really. I’m a lover not a fighter, and I prefer my eyes perpetually clouded by the rosiness of love and good will.
And I am here to suggest you stop allowing the negativity, in whatever form it takes for you, have any grip on your mental frame. I am taking on the advice I always give my husband when he is panicking and loses clarity. Stop. Take three deep purposeful breaths. Then evaluate scientific method style. What’s the problem? What might work to solve it? Then try that. If it doesn’t work try again with another possibility. Great advice for love, great advice for life.
Now I can get back to listening to the rain tap against my window pane as it changes over from rain to sleet to snow. First legit snowfall of the season, and I am looking forward to feeling quiet and cozy. And not worrying so damn much about what brings me down. This eye-opening moment is my time to refocus on what is most important to me; love is everything.
As per use, comments? Questions? Sharp-tongued criticism? Leave it for me. Thanks for listening. ❤