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Idaho Catholic Podcast

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What to do when you feel like you are losing control in your life!

We all know what we feel like and look like when our lives are going well, don't we?

Do you know what it feels like when your life is getting off track; when the control, discipline, and structure is not there like it had been in the past.
So how do you regain what you had experienced in the past, the peace, control, and the feeling of being able to do what we know keeps us healthy.

Well, if you really think about it, you can probably identify things that help you feel good about yourself, help you feel healthy, happy, and loved.

These thinks that I just mentioned (Things that help me keep balanced) I call my tools that are in my toolbox.
For me, getting up in the morning and working out in my garage is one of my tools.
Another is going to Mass in the morning.
Some others are:
Praying my liturgy of the hours each morning and night,

Having meaningful conversations with my wife and children,

Building things out of wood ,
Spending quality time with my spouse,

just to mention a few.

I also know that when I find myself not using my tools, I feel as if my life is slowly slipping away, I begin to feel unbalanced, and uncomfortable.

So what do I need to do?
I need to remind myself how important it is to use my tools to regain my peace.
We all have toolboxes, theoretically.
Do you know what your tools are that keep you happy, healthy, feeling loved, appreciated, motivated, stimulated, rested, etc........

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