The “Could Haves” and “Should Haves”

I feel like this blog has been mostly about life lately than running.  I usually try to mention running and what’s going on in my running. But, in all honesty, my relationship with running has been somewhat rocky these past few weeks.

I was talking to Aaron last night as we were getting ready for bed and told him I just haven’t been into my running mentally. And it’s been so HARD to just get myself to get out and go run an easy 3 miler. And I know it’s because I just feel mentally exhausted!

I find that this often happens when I feel a little depressed or anxious about where I’m at in my life (ie. we just moved, Aaron has a new job with a new schedule, I’m not at my job anymore, I don’t have my usual running routes, AND applying for jobs is mentally exhausting!). I also just tend to be a very anxious person and I need reassurance from other people ALL. THE. TIME.


Unfortunately with this season of transition in life I often struggle with thoughts about the “could have’s and “should haves.” Have you struggled with these thoughts? If you have, you’re definitely NOT alone. I feel ya!

It can be so hard to not think about…oh “I should have stayed”at my job or “I could have or should have majored in something else.”  It can just plague your mind and make you feel negative about EVERYTHING. But, the fact is that where you are at in your life in the here and now is what you chose.  And there is a reason you made that choice. Don’t dwell too much in the past.  Think about the present and what you can do now to be happy and stay positive.

Let’s try to  make it a point stay positive and look at things in a glass half full kind of way and just be present. Because life is too short to dwell on the “could have’s” and “should have’s.”

Kapeesh? Kapeesh!


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