I try not to dwell on things that will upset the rhythm of my day – instead I try to focus on the positive. There are times, however, when my thoughts circle around the same occurance. Over and over and over again.
When my thoughts get stuck in a never-ending replay of a moment in time, I speak about it. My husband listens and says the same thing everytime: “Don’t let it upset you. It is not worth it.” He does not realise that I do not need him to fix the situation – all I need is for him to listen while I vent. I have come to appreciate my daughters for their listening ears. Now that they are teenagers, they realise that mommy also needs to express what upsets her.
I try not to dwell on things too much as I have learned that it can lead to feeling depressed. I have learned, instead, to reflect on all the good that is in my life. Thinking of the positive has certainly led to a certain contentment in my life.
What do you do to prevent yourself from dwelling on the negative?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: dwell)