We all know people who think they’re always the victim. Everything is about them. Everything bad that happens is targeted towards them. The world is just out to get them … or is it?
A sure sign of someone who is mentally healthy is their ability to handle adversity aka when shit goes wrong. Do they constantly complain about every little thing? Do they blame others for their misfortunes, when their own actions are usually what caused their problems? Do all conversations turn to them and their problems?
Are you one of those people? I used to be.
I know … I know. Ouch !
You’re probably thinking, “Now wait just a damn minute here Gina, life really has been hard for me”.
I get that. I really do. Life, at times, has been really hard for me too, but you know what … life is hard for everyone at some point.
In the past few weeks, we’ve had our dryer die (like things fell out of it and it got so hot you couldn’t even touch it kind of die), a family member was scammed out of a significant amount of money for them, we had a water leak and the city shut off our water, and someone I’m working with on trying to stand up for themselves and get their life back on track got screwed over yet again.
I’ll admit that I’ve had a few mornings in the past few weeks when I didn’t even want to get out of bed. But guess what … I did. Because complaining about it never changes it. Because worrying about it never changes it. Because wishing it were different never changes it.
Only action changes it.
I remembered my own advice about Situational Depression and I took steps to work on each of the problems. I changed the situations. What are you doing to change yours?
The world isn’t out to get me. It isn’t out to get you either.
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