Instead of asking ourselves, “Why is this happening TO me?” we could instead ask, “Why is this happening FOR me?” Wow – there’s a world of difference in those two questions.
Honoring our feelings isn’t about being self absorbed, arrogant, or better than anyone – it’s really about being true to ourselves, honest with how we feel and what we want, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people – even, and especially, when we don’t feel or want the same things that they do.
Now that the world has come to an economic standstill, stressing about finances just adds to our pre-existing worries. It’s important to understand our own mind and console ourselves. Worrying and overthinking is not the lifestyle we’re wired for.