Here’s a thought.
We can completely avoid being “blindsided” by problems. Problems leave clues way before they become dilemmas.
Problems present themselves first as small annoyances. The things that are bugging you that are tiny enough to just brush off and not big enough to make you care.
There are so many clues right in front of our eyes but we may not want to look at them because, well, they can lead to an even more frightening thought. The future.
I hate it when I notice a minuscule pesky problem and I say “oh, it will be okay.” Yeah, no it won’t. Grab it by the ass.
Sure I, on occasion, have just wanted to things to be okay, even if they weren’t. I even said to myself, as shit was going down, it’s okay. Sometimes I surrounded myself with people who loved to stay in the bubble of “okayness” rather than face the problem head-on. I don’t anymore.
It’s called living in denial.
We have immense power to cause both positive and negative outcomes in our lives. It starts by waking up to the truth. Small problems today grow into sucky stressful tomorrows. Address the problems now and save yourself the stress.
Surreal images by Eugenia Loli