Seasonal regret is an idea/concept that I came up with a while ago. I am about to give you a snapshot into my mind and how it works so buckle up!
One of my number one pet peeves about myself is when I look back at a season of my life and think about how much I stressed and worried about whatever it is that was going on and borderline ruined that season of life because of it. I chose to focus on all the things I couldn’t control, let the anxiety of the situation/situations overcome me and I didn’t live that season of my life to the fullest because of it. I literally hate that I do this and have really made a conscious effort over the last year to stop this cycle.
A season has a start and an end so it is only there for a period of time. Our lives are filled with one season after another and throughout that season there will be serious highs and serious lows, its bound to happen that’s just how life is. Through this season perspective is everything. We can choose to focus on those lows, those things we can’t control, those things that keep us up at night, or focus on the highs and just know that the lows are inevitable and we all have them, its just how we choose to see them.
I swallowed the big pill of holy crap I’m scared I don’t know if I can do this a long time ago. I decided that if I was going to keep growing and challenging myself this is just where I was going to live and I had to become OK with it or I was going to spend the rest of my life living it a state of stress and feeling miserable. It really does always work out, everything always falls into place the way it should, so why spend that whole time a freaking hot mess.
I find myself struggling with more of this lately and really having to guard my mind and thoughts. I am keeping this idea of seasonal regret at the forefront of my mind because I have so many amazing things going on that I am choosing to not focus on the fairly large leaps of faith I have in front of me.
God has me and He’s got you, trust Him and join me in this combat of seasonal regret 🙂
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