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I had quite a tough day yesterday. I received some unexpected and not very positive news.

For most of today, my thoughts have been dominated by thinking about yesterday to the point where I’ve missed out on doing a number of things that I would normally enjoy.

Why do we put so much effort into thinking about yesterday?

Yes, we can learn and take benefit from the experience but very often all it translates into is worry.

Later in the afternoon my brain switched gear, I reminded myself of a previous post (Nothing Ever Lasts Forever) and I started to think about one of the questions I posed in that post.

“Will this matter a year from now?”

Whilst the issue may be important now, I doubt I’ll even remember it in 3 months, never mind a year, so why am I worrying about it?

The other question that I posed to myself is, “How could this be worse?”

Reflecting on how things could be worse helped me bring some perspective to the issue and move my thinking on.

Yesterday, my troubles seemed so far away….and now I know that they AREN’T here to stay!

This blog is part of my 60 day blog challenge.