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Just a small post today to address the craziness that is going on lately. 

Life is uncertain. Nothing is guaranteed and things don’t always go to plan. It’s an anxious time. 

What has helped me …

However, one thing that has helped me throughout my life is trying to live by these words:

“I can’t control the things that happen, but I can control how I react” 

Of course to an extent we have control over what happens … but for the most part we just have to have hope and trust in our paths. Trying to control our thoughts or the way we feel is tough, I won’t deny it. I 100% struggle with it at times.

But we do have the power to make a choice. 

Sometimes it helps to recognise and acknowledge that some thoughts, moods and actions no longer serve us well. 

Then instead replace them with more helpful, loving and productive thoughts and actions which can really help how we feel through these uncertain times. 

Another thing that has helped me…

Since the start of the year I have been journalling again. Everyday I write down a minimum of 3 good things, any 3 things! This can be: something good I did, achieved or am grateful for that day.  So that even on the worst days I find the good in life. 

Some days I can write down 8 things and some days I struggle to find 3 things to think of but I always have to do at least 3 – that is my rule to myself.

I hope that you’re staying safe and well through all this mayhem. I know things are tough. But we will get through this together. Lots of love ❤️

And if you have any suggestions of things that help you during stressful/uncertain times – PLEASE leave a comment below and share it with us all!

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  • Mica

    Such good advice and important to remember right now as the rules and behaviours we are expected to follow are always changing!

    Hope that your week is going okay with everything happening right now!

    • sadminray

      Thanks Mica! I hope you’re keeping well xxx

  • Geniussr

    such a wonderful post… loved reading it and all that positive energy…. stay safe and healthy … Thanks for sharing hon…❤️

    • sadminray

      Sending love and positive vibes your way 🙂

  • Caz / InvisiblyMe

    3 good things a day, that seems very doable (even on the harder days when we may have to think a little harder). At times like this, negativity, fear, uncertainty, can all become pervasive, and it’s certainty a worrying time throughout the world. Love this post, Susie. It’s definitely needed.
    Stay safe & well.
    Caz xx

    • sadminray

      Yeh I think so too! Having 3 makes it feel less overwhelming and tricky on the tough days. Thank you for your kind words xx

  • Naya

    Beautiful article here, Susie! We all need to calm down and reflect a bit. I guess now is a perfect to start journalling, where is my pen? xx

    Hope you are doing well 🙂

  • Amy Aed

    This quote is so so true! It’s all about how we react to this news and treat one another during this time – staying calm and being kind are the two main things for sure.

    I hope that you’re staying safe during this coronavirus outbreak, and are feeling well.

    Have a good weekend!

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

    • sadminray

      I’m glad you’re with me! I hope you are going okay Amy xx

  • Emily

    Ahhh this is such a needed post right now. Everything feels a bit crazy right now and your words are really great to read. Thank you! Hope you’re are keeping well!

    Musings & More

    • sadminray

      I happy to hear it came to you at the right time, I know everything is a bit crazy and uncertain at the moment. I hope you are keeping well xx

  • Nancy

    This quote is everything!! You can control yourself and your reaction – don’t let others dictate how you should react. We have the power to choose to be nice or etc. It is great that you’ve been finding some good. Thanks for sharing these positive vibes!

    Nancy ♥

    • sadminray

      Aw I glad you think so <3 Yes we definitely do have some control over how we react! I hope you are keeping well Nancy xx

  • Georgia

    I love that quote so much – it really helps me put in perspective how much I worry about things, and how little control I have over things like this. Really useful and positive guidance too – looking at the good side of things is so important! I hope you’re well lovely.

    // xx

    • sadminray

      I’m glad it helps you <3 I hope you are keeping well too xx

  • Makeup Muddle

    Great post! I am so worried about everything right now, I need all the help I can get xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • sadminray

      Thanks so much! I know everything is a bit stressful at the moment, I hope you’re ok x

  • Ellis James Designs

    Writing down at least 3 good things is such a great idea and puts things in a certain light that you have control of. Thanks for this post!

    • sadminray

      Yeh I find it super helpful! 🙂 Thanks for checking it out!

  • Avalon

    That’s a great thing to do. I also journal, but I like to do highs and lows (and limit myself to 3 lows). I hope you stay safe and healthy during this time!

    – Avalon from

    • sadminray

      That is a good idea to have a limit on the lows! I hope you are keeping safe and well too x

  • Rena

    Oh, this is so true and we all should follow this rule. Thanks a lot for sharing, dear Susie! I hope you are safe!
    Take care <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • sadminray

      I hope you are going okay Rena xx

  • Lauren Victoria

    Such lovely ideas and thoughts! Writing 3 things good from that day is such a fab idea. Love the sound of doing that xx

    Lauren |

    • sadminray

      Thank you! I like doing it and find it easy to do so makes it easier to be consistent that way ahah 😛

  • Kathryn

    This is a great reminder, thanks for sharing! We have power to make a choice…and our thoughts/self talk really impact us so much. It’s especially relevant in this uncertain time! Hope you are doing well.

    Kathryn •

    • sadminray

      Yes we do! Thank you for stopping by to read it 🙂

  • Diana

    I love the idea of writing down at least 3 good things a day! You’re right about how we can only control how we react to what happens in our lives, which I’ve really been focusing on lately. Such an uplifting post 🙂

    • sadminray

      I’m glad you like it 🙂 Hope you are doing well Diana!

  • Radi

    So true…we make a decision every day on the way we react to things happening around us.
    Very inspiring!

    • sadminray

      Yes we do! Lots of love x

  • Kara

    You always give the best advice and this is something I needed to hear! That quote is something I’m going to be repeating in my head for the next few weeks. I hope you’re doing well Susie, and stay safe! x

    • sadminray

      Thank you Kara! You are always too kind <3 I hope you are going okay xx

  • Jessica

    This is such a beautiful read dear. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Indeed, uncertainty is quite scary. Hope things get better soon. Stay safe!

    Jessica |

    • sadminray

      Thank you Jessica! I hope you are keeping safe and well xx

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