The past few weeks I have been feeling so restless and anxious. Trying my darndest not to give up on my current circumstances that leave me feeling pretty hopeless at times. I am such a optimistic person by nature, so this feeling of hopelessness really hurts me. It brings me to a place of giving up... and I don't want too. So, while laying in bed on my day off. I decided to give in instead. It is something I have learned to do in times of deep worry or fret. It is the opposite of Giving up. I relinquish to God my need to control the situation with forced positivity. I sit real and raw. Allow the vulnerability of my current existence wash over me. I reflect on the situations that are making me feel afraid, hopeless and tired. I then ask God for help. Lastly with a calm Give In attitude, I make a sort of white flag wave to doing the things I can control with gratitude not fight.
This Giving In exercise over the years have served me well. It usually is the beginning to the end of some sort of struggle and I find myself understanding the purpose of this trial more clearly. Sometimes it's sole reason is as simple as getting off the sidelines of some funk and being more proactive with the everyday things I can control or making a positive shift in my attitude. Whatever it might be Giving In always helps.
Is there area in your life that you need to not Give up, but Give in to? I hope this little idea can help you and remember:
"Be Happy where you are, and use that energy to Create something Amazing" -Brooke Castillo