Is This Working?

Sometimes life gets off track and we don’t know how it happened. Maybe you find yourself arguing with a loved one or being chronically late for work. Asking yourself, “Is this working?” can quickly help you identify that there is a problem and what it is, and then you’re on the road to fixing it! If something is “working” for you it means it’s moving towards your goals and you’re able to feel generally hopeful. If you find yourself frustrated, anxious, angry, or depressed, it’s likely that something is not working for you, and you need to make a change. It may be a big thing, like ending an unhealthy relationship, or a small thing, like laying out your clothes the night before so you’re not late to work. It may be a mindset, like accepting your partner’s quirks, or a behavior, like changing your morning routine. Try asking yourself this question next time you’re not feeling great emotionally. You might find you have a lot more control over your life and your mood than you thought you did.