There’s always something that doesn’t go exactly the way we want it to. While someone not taking out the trash when they should and hearing a difficult medical diagnosis are on different ends of an invisible ruler of difficult events, how we react to each is important to our emotional mental health that affects our body.
Finding a healthy way to cope with issues that don’t go our way is important.
As an advocate of journaling, that’s always what I suggest to people. It gets to thoughts and feelings we don’t even consciously know is bothering us.
What healthy “tools” work for you when things don’t happen exactly the way you want them to?
There is always something to be grateful for regardless of circumstances. Someone’s not taking out the trash? Why do you keep that person around? Is there something about that person you are grateful for? Living with physical pain? A disease? Sometimes you have to dig for what you’re grateful for. I promise – there is always something to be grateful for!