#MyMomAlwaysSays: "You don't have to take the elevator all the way to the basement..."
It’s hard for me to say this publicly because I think most people don’t know that I’ve battled with anxiety most of my life. And you know what I’m learning? Anxiety is nothing more than the habit of worrying...spiraled out of control. I learned that from Mel Robbins (author of ‘The 5-second Rule') that we’re not “worriers” but that we have “a habit of worrying.” That’s a big distinction!
So back to my mom’s wisdom, you really don’t have to make a bad situation worse, let an argument go on too long, feel crappy about a situation for longer than necessary. You can change course, say sorry, or change your attitude at any time. Oftentimes in life, the way we perceive a situation is directly related to our attitude towards it. So if you think your job sucks, your job will suck. If you’re always mad at your spouse, you’re going to be mad at your spouse. If you think you can’t lose the weight, you won’t.
So rather than jumping on that rabbit hole elevator straight to rock bottom, decide to pick a floor, get off and change things around, starting with your outlook.