“One who has loved truly can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral and transitory. It comes when it pleases and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.”--Napoleon Hill
My mind is as tenacious and stubborn as a bulldog's jaw. Whenever I see a problem, I obsess about finding a solution. At do-over.me, I'm known for my laser-like focus and attention to detail. This way of thinking permeates through every corner of my life and while it can be amazing with things like work and other problem-solving scenarios in my day-to-day life, it does not bode well with my anxiety.
As I've gotten older and my responsibilities have grown, I've been exposed to new ways of thinking. Perhaps the most profound influence for this positive change has been the office culture at do-over.me.
Positivity is one of the main pillars of do-over.me. Cynthia fosters such a welcoming atmosphere (and so does Bella) that whatever dejected feelings anyone might be feeling is immediately assuaged. What I love the most about working for do-over.me is the culture of acceptance and the daily practice of gratitude, because no matter how dire things might be, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
In the end, I've learned not to give my anxiety any more power than it needs. I practice mindfulness now and rather than giving into and being swept away by my emotions, I let them pass over me. I feel like it's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy to imagine and give power to negative emotions--negative emotions beget negative situations. The most you can do for yourself is practice positive thinking.