Discouragement happens when you listen to the mind. The mind loves to develop scenarios and build them as large and long as you’re willing to ride along.
Since the stories are fictional the mind can “paint” them as extreme and outrageous as you’re willing to accept. As long as you “buy in,” it will continue to build.
Remember, all of these stories pertain to the future or the past.
The future really doesn’t exist. Yes, there is a future, but at this present time, the future is just fantasy. It’s impossible to predict everything that might happen tomorrow or next week or a year from now. But the mind would like to convince you otherwise.
The past is over. Nothing can be changed. The mind wants to get your attention and do its “woulda, coulda, shoulda” dance with you.
The beautiful way to overcome discouragement is to find reality…one more time.
There is nothing to be discouraged about right now. Your heart is beating, your lungs are working. You are able to read and learn!
Chances are, you can see sights and hear sounds!
Take a deep breath. You can be grateful that you’re alive.
Present time is all we have now and all we will ever have. Reset and be grateful.