Categories: Gettin The Mind Right

Turn In to Turn Up

Happy Monday!

What’s not getting talked about nearly enough is mental health.

There’s been more uncertainty in recent months than many of us have experienced in our lifetimes…
There’s no shortage of fear and anger; online and in the news.

Everything is harder. Parents are now teachers in addition to their multitude of roles. Small businesses are constantly reinventing themselves to find a way to make it work; not to get back to normal, but simply to survive.

The global vibration is lower and everyone is feeling it.

When faced with stress and uncertainty there is only one direction in which we can turn for change–and that’s to turn inward. We need to turn in, look inside and tend to our emotional health

Spend a little time each morning or evening and turn in to consciously CHANGE YOUR MIND.

We tend to drink to numb ourselves from our emotions…yet the pain never does go away. Instead, the pain just deepens the more we suppress it.

We turn to social media for a distraction from the stressors of the world, yet end up down a rabbit hole of time-wasting searches, self-shaming comparisons & judging others. In our attempts to distract, we plunge ourselves into negativity.

There’s an old cliche: Wherever you go, there you are.

Turn In To Turn Up

YOU are the only variable that YOU can directly change.

Turn in. Look inside. Get to the root of whatever it is that is bothering you so you can free yourself of it.

Ask, “Who is feeling ________ [‘worried’ ‘jealous’ ‘angry’ ‘scared’ ‘unhappy’ etc.]?”

Your ego (your small self) gets tangled in emotions. But you are not your ego.

So when your higher Self identifies a negative emotion (the thing you were numbing or distracting yourself from) that emotion becomes a separate object–it’s not you. When you identify a negative emotion, you can free yourself from it.

From there, invite the opposite of whatever it is you are feeling.

If you are feeling negative or hatred, focus on something positive or someone you love.

When others are making you feel bad—online or offline—you should eliminate (or severely limit) your exposure to them.

If nothing else, consider the after effects–what will happen if you continue to feel this way?

We all have strong opinions on certain subjects. But if you regularly find yourself upset or angry you must stop and consider the long term consequences of that anger.

There is no person or thing that can make YOU happy right now. That is your own individual responsibility.

And be careful not to confuse happy with perfect! Perfect is impossible. In life you’ll periodically get upset, angry and annoyed. That’s normal and okay…but what’s not okay is wallowing endlessly in these emotions.

If you are seeking a life without conflict and struggle, you are in for a big disappointment. Nature is both chaotic and calm…but in its wild state it’s always free.

Our lives are that of both pain and pleasure. The quicker we can learn to let go, the happier and freer we will feel.


Joe Carabase is an Entrepreneur, Coach and Author. Check out his latest book here. You can follow @joecarabase on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiring content! 





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