Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

February 12, 2009

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Have you ever found yourself in this situation?

You’re going on living your life, things seem perfect.

You feel as if you’re on top of the world but there’s this nagging thought that won’t leave you alone.

At the back of your mind you just keep waiting for the shit to hit the fan??

I call it the waiting for the other shoe to drop syndrome and it can affect every aspect of your life. Sometimes, you don’t even need a real reason for this feeling but somehow it haunts you at different times.

Mostly, I’ve felt this is way in relationships with guys but I know other people who have felt that way in their friendships, relationships with their parents, work situations.

It’s almost as if you can’t believe that things will be continue to be great for the long run and as a result you’re constantly on the look-out for when things start to go sour.

This is a terrible way to view life.  Since I’m such a strong believer in the idea that your thoughts create your reality; I’ve had to do a lot of soul-searching and reprogramming the way I view things so that I’m not caught in a pessimistic web of thoughts.

Of course, life isn’t always going to be sugary sweet and perfect but it doesn’t mean that we have to expect the worst.

The most important thing to remember is to be grateful and thankful for what you have and to enjoy all the moments that are strung together to make up your life.

Worrying about something will never change the outcome, all you’ve succeeded in doing is wasting precious time wrapped up in the thought of something bad happening. Instead use that energy for doing something positive.

What do you guys think?

the alchemist

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