We live in a very hectic and chaotic world where we are all going 100 miles/hour all the time. Often we are so used to our mundane routine that we take it for granted. Many of my patients express unhappiness with their situation and what is going on with their lives so I decided I needed to write a blog on how to get through whatever phase you’re in, as it is all short term. Take a few minutes to reflect on these things and give it a try and let me know how it is working out for you.
1.Give gratitude everyday
Wake up every morning and be grateful for being alive, as well as the things and people you have in your life. I am grateful for the simple things in life like clean water, heat/AC, a roof over my head and food on the table. I have been to countries on mission trips where these essentials we have many don’t and it’s such a privilege. These experiences make me humble and so I always give gratitude daily for many things because it keeps me grounded. Practice gratitude every morning upon waking is a great way to start your day.
2. This is just a phase
You are exactly where you are meant to be. Patience truly is a virtue; this is a hard one for me personally. I am an inpatient person. When I was in high school, I couldn’t wait to get to college. When I was in college, couldn’t wait to start medical school. When I was in medical school, couldn’t wait to start residency and now that I’m done and working I look back and realize I never really appreciated every step of the way because I was anticipating the next. Every step has it’s purpose and you have to go through certain things so you can nurture, grow and reach your true potential. So while you’re in that phase, enjoy it; It will pass by fast.
3. Set a realistic goal; write it down, review it
Writing is crucial for me. I write down everything! Every year I write my year’s goal plans and every few months, I review them to see how far I have come. It’s one thing to think about it and say it, but another thing writing and reading your future plans. You’re more likely to make it happen when you write it down, see it and reflect on it.
4. Envision your dream, project your destination
I have been doing this for as long as I can remember without realizing what I was doing. Always plant positive seeds, thoughts and your actions will follow. You will reap the benefits beautifully. It’s wonderful to watch your goals come to life.
5. Surround yourself with positive people who not only uplift you but help you
I am blessed to have an amazing support system in my parents, husband, family and friends. I know there’s always someone there who is looking out for me when I’m not looking out for myself. Trust your intuition and allow your loved ones to be supportive and help you out when you don’t realize you need it.
Lots of Love & Light–Dr. B